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August 25, 2002
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Why should Christianity have the corner market on religious imagery in food and vegetation? God sends his message to all. [via Fark, last link takes a minute. First post, hope it's okay]
posted by oflinkey (23 comments total)

 
i saw jesus in a bloody band-aid. now you can too.
posted by quonsar at 10:45 AM on August 25, 2002


Feh. Infidels. All kneel before the Nun Bun.
posted by ChrisTN at 10:46 AM on August 25, 2002


How come in the old days, the lord would make himself known by big events --floods, locusts, smiting, burning bushes, etc?

Now it is trees, tomatoes, Band-Aids and stains on windows.
posted by birdherder at 10:54 AM on August 25, 2002


great stuff, oflinkey and others! I love these things!

oh, the face on that band-aid: definitely Grizzly Adams!

has anyone ever found a jewish incident like these? I feel left out...

and I think we're overloading the tomato server
posted by amberglow at 10:56 AM on August 25, 2002


The bloody band-aid of Kris Kristofferson! Only second to the Shroud of Turin!

If ever there was an appropriate occassion for this expression this must be it: O M G !
posted by cx at 10:56 AM on August 25, 2002


Cthulhu once appeared to me on a plate of calamari. He was delicious.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:57 AM on August 25, 2002


Jesus potatoes rock!
posted by tunde at 11:24 AM on August 25, 2002


Amberglow- no, I looked. This phenomenon seems to be localized to Christianity, and now Islam. I was sort of hoping to find Vishnu in a melon or something.
Crash- *snort! tea spills everywhere*
posted by oflinkey at 11:51 AM on August 25, 2002


Crash- maybe I'll find Tethys in a teacup AHAHHA! I am sooo funny...
posted by oflinkey at 11:59 AM on August 25, 2002


i think maybe because we don't have a visual library of images to draw on...(although maybe I'll start a trend--"Hey, that wall looks just like the wailing wall!"--nope, too lame)

*whining* other religions have all the fun! */whining*
posted by amberglow at 12:04 PM on August 25, 2002


I was sort of hoping to find Vishnu in a melon or something

I once cut open a watermelon and found it totally empty. Does that count as a Buddhist miracle?
posted by hob at 12:08 PM on August 25, 2002


"I once cut open a watermelon and found it totally empty. Does that count as a Buddhist miracle?"

It was foreshadowing.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:12 PM on August 25, 2002


Ahh... the joys of simulacra. The Fortean Times has been having fun with this for a few years now (their printed mag, at least). The Skeptic Journal has a nice little online page on this "phenom."

Growing up, this thing twernt no big thing - we could do this ourselves on a partially cloudy summer day by sitting back on a hillside and playing a game of CloudCarving - stare at a cloud long enough and you can make it form shapes with your mind. Amazing! A miracle! And no, drugs weren't involved.

"Wanna see God? Look up over there at that puffy number floating by... see him? Heh. Pretty good, eh?"
posted by dakotadusk at 12:15 PM on August 25, 2002


In other news: Several arabic writing tomatoes were arrested at a local DC grocer on Friday. John Ashcroft, in a special interview with the press, denoted these tomatoes as possible "enemy combatants" and stated that they are under questioning at an undisclosed location in Ashcroft's fridge.

When questioned about the visible bruising on the fruit, Ashcroft stated it was "purely coincidental."
posted by fatbobsmith at 12:19 PM on August 25, 2002


dakota: funny you should mention that... sinfest
posted by djeo at 12:47 PM on August 25, 2002


Well, as for jewish phenomenon, my parents said that after my bris, the foreskin sort of looked like George Burns.
posted by John Smallberries at 5:13 PM on August 25, 2002


We took the lawyer's advice and quickly adopted and even trademarked two names: NunBun and Immaculate Confection. We continued to print the image of the bun with these new slogans and felt perfectly fine legally and morally about our actions.


Heh. Immaculate Confection. Mmmm... yummmy miracle.
posted by Neale at 5:20 PM on August 25, 2002


Laugh, stupid! That's GOD, dude.

Brilliant. Good link djeo.
posted by slipperywhenwet at 5:33 PM on August 25, 2002


I can't find the link anywhere, but I swear I heard that someone saw Jesus in the crusted goo beneath a Pepsi machine in Mexico City.
posted by PrinceValium at 6:25 PM on August 25, 2002


If someone posted a Fark link here during the week, they'd be..

..crucified.
posted by SiW at 10:17 PM on August 25, 2002


I love how these images of someone who lived 2,000 years ago in the Middle East all look like Kris Kristofferson.
posted by gottabefunky at 6:38 AM on August 26, 2002


Several arabic writing tomatoes were arrested at a local DC grocer on Friday. John Ashcroft... denoted these tomatoes as possible "enemy combatants"...

A baby tomato, following its mother, is lagging behind its siblings.

Mother stomps on it:

"Ketchup!"

(Congratulations to offlinkey on a first post with minimal whinging from the gallery!)
posted by Shane at 8:35 AM on August 26, 2002


Hey Smallberries, did you save it? I see t-shirts, maybe a tv movie, the works! We can call it the Mohel Miracle!
posted by amberglow at 3:39 PM on August 26, 2002


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