Ego trip

Monday, June 3rd, 2002 - 6:16 pm PDT

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith embarks today on a two week tour of the United States with the sole purpose of boosting his already over-inflated sense of self-worth. At each stop of his journey, Smith will be greeted by throngs of ardent supporters and crowds of screaming fans, eager to sing his praises, and willing to completely overlook his shortcomings. When Smith’s personal doctor warned that such a trip could lead to a potentially fatal case of megalomania, Smith replied, “I could crush you with a flick of my pinky.”