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my new get rich quick scheme - apparently this is legit. i think i'm off to make 300 batches of french toast and look over them with an eye for the miraculous.
posted by christy (49 comments total)

 
The Mother Teresa Cinnamon Bun, or Nun Bun still kicks the ass of that. It's still pretty cool, though.
posted by psmealey at 3:33 PM on November 16, 2004


I think it looks more like Marlene Dietrich.
posted by smackfu at 3:39 PM on November 16, 2004


Current bid: US $50,000,100.00

Huh.
posted by interrobang at 3:41 PM on November 16, 2004


Its up to almost a hundred million now. Is there any universe where someone is dumb enough to pay a hundred million dollars for a coincidental image showing up in a sandwich?

Man, people are incredibly stupid.

And I love that shipping is extra. Nice touch!
posted by fenriq at 3:51 PM on November 16, 2004


Jesus H. F. Christ!

Looks like I need to spend a little quality time with my toaster...

So now instead of just despising the Evangelicals, I can take their money! Sweeeeeet!!
posted by Windopaene at 3:53 PM on November 16, 2004


I think it looks like Jessica Mitford as a child. (Damn those frames - click on 'photographs' and it's the top left.) Dunno if I'd pay good money for that!
posted by different at 3:58 PM on November 16, 2004


The dogs may bark, but the caravan passes on.
posted by rushmc at 4:03 PM on November 16, 2004


Foolishness.
posted by FormlessOne at 4:06 PM on November 16, 2004


I think it looks more like Marlene Dietrich.

I was just coming in to ask why the Madonna looked like Ms. Dietrich. It seems to me that a nice Jewish girl from the desert isn't much likely to be a blonde bombshell.
posted by dejah420 at 4:34 PM on November 16, 2004


>So now instead of just despising the Evangelicals...

Sorry, we don't do Mary. But try the Catholics.
posted by brownpau at 4:34 PM on November 16, 2004


I was just coming in to ask why the Madonna looked like
This is one of the few sightings that I clearly see the image right away. I've always wondered why too the images are linked to Mary? the sell factor?. This one has no head scarf though, so why her. I agree the image looks an early film star.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:40 PM on November 16, 2004


Current bid: US $99,999,999.00

Looks like god is smiling on this little sandwich maker...
posted by 327.ca at 4:41 PM on November 16, 2004


This does say something for this woman’s cooking if her sandwich has a shelf life past 10years, not good either. Maybe that is the miracle here.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:43 PM on November 16, 2004


*Droping on knees*

God bless America!

*Starting auto-flagellation*
posted by NewBornHippy at 4:45 PM on November 16, 2004


I'm going to build a little panini grill in my soul.
posted by scody at 4:46 PM on November 16, 2004


Did I read some years ago about a company that was making a toaster that would burn a picture on bread -- or maybe that was an hoax too.

Oh, I know, Pringles is going to print things on their chips too -- I read that somewhere. They''re going to make all of us rich! Man, talk about a new economy.
posted by NewBornHippy at 4:55 PM on November 16, 2004


I agree the image looks an early film star.
That was my thought, too, though I couldn't come up with a specific name.

I'd eat it.
posted by djwudi at 5:00 PM on November 16, 2004


Gee, does anyone think that this US $99,999,999.00 bid might perhaps not be genuine? :-)
posted by clevershark at 5:01 PM on November 16, 2004


Gee, does anyone think that this US $99,999,999.00 bid might perhaps not be genuine? :-)

O, ye of little faith...
posted by 327.ca at 5:02 PM on November 16, 2004


NewBornHippy, yeah, I saw an ad for Pringles doing that for The Incredibles.

Clevershark, but the auction says its totally legitimate and all bids are binding!

Is it me or does this thread remind anyone else of the episode of Futurama where Frye gets rich and buys the last can of sardines on earth?

No? Just me then. Okay.
posted by fenriq at 5:04 PM on November 16, 2004



Gee, does anyone think that this US $99,999,999.00 bid might perhaps not be genuine? :-)


Apparenly it's been retracted:


Retracted: US $99,999,999.00
Explanation: Entered wrong bid amount


The emotion I guess, or maybe a '9' key stuck because of a really dirty keyboard (I'm guessing bread crumbs or something.)
posted by NewBornHippy at 5:08 PM on November 16, 2004


"Duyser, 52, said she took a bite after making it 10 years ago and saw a face staring back at her from the bread."

Wow, that's an awful long time to wait before taking a bite.
posted by Witty at 5:10 PM on November 16, 2004


Did I read some years ago about a company that was making a toaster that would burn a picture on bread -- or maybe that was an hoax too.

Hello Kitty toaster.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:18 PM on November 16, 2004


Hello Kitty toaster.

Thanks mr_roboto. I'm soo buying one and hacking the firmware...
posted by NewBornHippy at 5:22 PM on November 16, 2004


Couldn't you um... engineer some good old time religion? If you kind of silk screened a jesus using water onto your bread prior to toasting would that work?
posted by substrate at 5:30 PM on November 16, 2004


I was just coming in to ask why the Madonna looked like Ms. Dietrich.

Ironically, instead of the Madonna, I think it actually looks like Madonna, aka Louise Veronica Ciccone, striking her Dietrich pose.
posted by pitchblende at 5:31 PM on November 16, 2004


Retracted: US $99,999,999.00
Explanation: Entered wrong bid amount


So does that mean it's back to $99,500,000.00?
posted by 327.ca at 5:53 PM on November 16, 2004


I was gonna say Lucille Ball, but silent movie star is better.
posted by abcde at 5:56 PM on November 16, 2004


I think it looks like Marilyn Monroe.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:27 PM on November 16, 2004


You people don't seriously believe for a moment that any of these bids are real do you? Or am I the person that anonymously posted on AskMe that I don't have a sense of humor anymore?

I just wonder some days what percentage of traffic on any given day that ebay gets from people who look at the outrageous and kitschy newsworthy items for sale. I think of this, the giant cheeto, the guy selling his wife's wedding dress with a picture of him wearing it.

I think the toast looks a little like the Girl With a Pearl Earring.
posted by graventy at 6:48 PM on November 16, 2004


Nah, anyone can see it's Clara Bow. See also Jesus in a bandaid. Not, as one might suppose, removed from a spear wound to the abdomen or a nail wound to the foot.
posted by George_Spiggott at 6:59 PM on November 16, 2004


sweet, and to think, all I did today was walk around the island of Manhattan.

Crazy, the stuff you miss when you are having fun.

Frankly, the lady looks more like BMD to me, but then, I'm kinda biased.
posted by wah at 7:21 PM on November 16, 2004


The Mona Lisa in Toast.
posted by loquacious at 7:49 PM on November 16, 2004


See also Jesus in a bandaid.

I bet the bandaid as a replacement to the cheese in that toast would fetch even higher prices, but eew...

What would Jesus eat?
posted by NewBornHippy at 8:14 PM on November 16, 2004


It's obviously Madeline Kahn.
posted by undecided at 8:27 PM on November 16, 2004


And I learned just this weekend, the word "acheiropoietoi" which is the category of images not made by human hand.
posted by donp17 at 8:37 PM on November 16, 2004


What's sad is that I remember seeing on Ripley's many years ago (back when Jack Pallance hosted it and it was cool) of a man that made images on toast by covering certain parts of them with aluminum foil and putting them in a toaster. I'm sure this will spawn a whole slew of copycats.

/me kicks himself in the butt and wonders: "Why didn't I think of that?"
posted by daHIFI at 9:46 PM on November 16, 2004


Toast as Art.
posted by shinybeast at 2:27 AM on November 17, 2004


It's Michael Jackson 'striking a pose'. And he's the one making the big bucks bids. It'll go right next to his Elephant Man Bones display.
posted by Cedric at 3:40 AM on November 17, 2004


> You people don't seriously believe for a moment that any of these bids are real do you?

Obviously the bids are false, but the sentiment is real. Every week or so my paper (and other papers) have an obligatory "man discovers Jesus on concrete stained floor" and people FLOCK TO IT. They say miracles happen when they look at an obvious water stain.

Then there's the debunked shroud of turin. Hell, even Rome doesnt buy it, but they hold a shroud of turin day for the credulous and they, of course, claim miracles.

When I was a kid, my local church had a "crying painting." Turn out to be a scam the greek orthodox were pulling. They even had vials of "tears." Collectively there must have been a pool's worth of these tears as they handed them out like "holy water," another scam.

Further proof religion is false. I'm sure you can find a buyer legwork than posting it to ebay.
posted by skallas at 4:26 AM on November 17, 2004


whoops, but it will require more legwork...
posted by skallas at 4:27 AM on November 17, 2004


I wonder if it was made using Miracle Whip
posted by ElvisJesus at 5:14 AM on November 17, 2004




I have won $70,000 (total) on different occasions at the casino near by my house

Oh well that seals it for me. Must be a gen-u-wine miracle
sandwich then. Everyone knows that God showers gold down on the heads of the faithful, while the non-believers starve in penury...

Oh, wait.

Guess Mother Theresa should have played Bingo more often.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:08 AM on November 17, 2004


Pareidolia.
posted by jammer at 9:28 AM on November 17, 2004


The epidemic is spreading!
(Geddit? Spreading? Geddit?)

Have a look at this:


*** OMG SARA ASTRUC ON A TORTILLA L@@K!!!! MIB!!! NO RESERVE!!! ***


Hurry! The bidding's at $3,000 already. This could be huge. Huge.
posted by chicobangs at 10:28 AM on November 17, 2004


Good lord.
posted by me3dia at 12:17 PM on November 17, 2004


Some better simulacra here.
posted by skallas at 6:56 PM on November 17, 2004


Cheese is Christ.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:25 AM on November 19, 2004


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