January 22, 2011
The Godchecker Technical Kludge Department is pleased to announce the relaunch of our official Twitter feed.
Our boffins have been working hard behind the scenes without the benefit of sleep, cake or any formal training in health and safety to bring your your daily Godfix. Head over to http://twitter.com/Godchecker.
Also in the pipeline is a Facebook feed. If you are interested in such a thing, let us know!
October 18, 2010
Just a quick update for everyone who has been poking us with pointy sticks. Team Godchecker have been extraordinarily busy lately. Here’s a quick update:
Our new book is OUT NOW from all good outlets. Details here: http://wp.me/PU6Cw-5C. Feedback so far has been brilliant. If you can’t find the book on the shelves of your local store, please ASK!
If you’d like to help promote the book, we’ll be offering some very special posters and other goodies shortly. Requests for review copies, interviews or book signing sessions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The London Fortean Times Unconvention looms. If you are going, let us know. We will be there to promote the book dressed as Aztec Gods. Or perhaps not. Do you know how hard it is to obtain flayed skin costumes nowadays?
Gods aside, Chas Saunders is also working on new project involving dinosaurs, while Peter A is secretly writing a historical comedy about potatoes.
That’s all for now. Thanks for your support and may the Gods smile upon you.
October 3, 2010
These days we have the X Factor Competition between the Omnipotence of POPE IDOL and the HAWKING & DAWKINS BIG BANG SHOW.
The Good Old Gods tried and tested from time immemorial suffer sadly from neglect.
The Christian and Atheist Cultures have ignored or are disinclined to believe in two of the fundamentals of Human Faith : a sense of humour and a right to choose.
Beliefs should come in a wide variety and you should be able to pick what suits you rather than having opinions forced upon you. When selecting from the God Market you should be able to exchange or get refunds on faulty deities or worships that don’t work. Think of our modest volume as a catalogue. You should also go for special offers. Try one and get one Free – or Three for the Price of One.
Finally we have it on good authority that many of our Gods do not believe the the existence of Richard Dawkins, Scientology or humans unable to notice sunsets.
As for a God who thinks he is the One and Only – how is he ever going to cope with democracy?
September 17, 2010
Shock news from our publisher! “Last month there was a collision at the entrance to Bombay harbour. Happily, none of our books were on either ship but it did block access to the shipping terminal for quite some time and hold up one of our shipments.”
Oops. Non-fiction hardbacks overboard Captain!
No, it wasn’t a cheap publicity stunt. The good news is that the books are now on course. The Book of the Gods will be in the warehouse soon.
Meanwhile, we are trying to think of suitable blurbs. How about:THE BOOK THEY TRIED TO DROWN!
August 22, 2010
It is all systems go at Godchecker HQ for the launch of our new book.
Yes, there will be a launch party. Glamorous Gods and gorgeous Goddesses will be invited. Bacchus himself will hopefully assist with the refreshments, while Hercules and Thor will be on door security. Nymphs will flitter and float, Chinese dragons will twirl, and a number of anti-Christs will be in attendance.
All we need now is a venue and a date. Ideas welcome!
Meanwhile we hope to attend this year’s Fortean Times Unconvention in London. We are currently making our pleas to the deities concerned. More news when we have it.
June 24, 2010
Jesus may not have died nailed to the cross because there is no evidence that the Romans crucified prisoners two thousand years ago, a scholar has claimed.
The legend of his execution is based on the traditions of the Christian church and artistic illustrations rather than antique texts, according to theologian Gunnar Samuelsson.
He claims the Bible has been misinterpreted as there are no explicit references the use of nails or to crucifixion – only that Jesus bore a ‘staurus’ towards Calvary which is not necessarily a cross but can also mean a ‘pole’. Full story at the Telegraph.
Us Godcheckers are left wondering. Jesus never went near a cross – it was a pole. So how did he die then? Hit over the head with it? Impaled? A terrible pole-vaulting accident?
In case you’re wondering, the scholar in question is a devout Christian. We urge him to complete his research and track down the missing murder weapon before anyone else gets injured.
June 21, 2010
Today, on the very pinnacle of the Summer Solstice, we unleash the brand new Godchecker site on an unsuspecting interweb.
This is the third major version of Godchecker since we began back in 1999. The first version was embarrassingly primitive, but the second was quite clever for its time, even sporting pseudo Web 2.0 features – before Web 2.0 was even invented.
It’s been our aim to revamp the site for a while. A lot has changed since the last upgrade. Gone are the days of browser wars and incompatibility hell; now there are such things as widescreen monitors, iPads and CSS3. What a wonderful thing is technology. We thank all the Gods for inventing it.
Please let us know what you think of the new look site. We will be adding more bits and pieces over the next few weeks, so your feedback will really help us. If there’s anything you love or hate, let us know!