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At the G8 summit, President Bush gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel an unsolicited back massage, which an obviously uncomfortable Merkel quickly shrugged off (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

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    Christian fundamentalist Tim LaHaye's series of "Left Behind" books has been made into a Grand Theft Auto-style video game. Preview: The main character says "Praise the Lord" after blowing away a heathen. (Talk2action has more.) Let's see: We've got a deputy undersecretary of defense who sees the war on terror as a fight between Judeo-Christians and Satan; a president who has called the war on terror a "crusade" and, now, video game makers encouraging preteens to kill heathens. If those are the people being saved, Leave Me Behind.

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