Like a virgin, whee!
December 9, 2004 10:45 PM   Subscribe

Sold, for 28,000! Remember that Virgin Mary in the Grilled Cheese? Well, an online casino bought the famed sandwich on e-bay for $28,000 and now you too, can put a face on a grilled cheese sandwich. Blessed Virgin Elmo, perhaps?
posted by erratic frog (20 comments total)
Golden Palace has an annoying reputation for pulling publicity stunts... Mostly at someone else's expense (as with the streakers that show up periodically at sports events).

I would hate to validate this obnoxious behavior by giving them any extra attention... Ugh.

Doesn't someone have a new website with animated images of dancing monkeys or something? What happened to the web I knew and loved?
posted by chasing at 10:52 PM on December 9, 2004

Their tutorial replaces the Virgin Mary's face with Osama Bin Laden's. Whee!
posted by unsupervised at 11:09 PM on December 9, 2004

Last week they also bought the ghost of man on eBay (along with his walking cane), so that he would stop haunting his son. I believe they paid $65k for it.

I wonder if the IRS has a couple people employed just to handle these windfalls.
posted by dobbs at 11:26 PM on December 9, 2004

Ah, chasing, you're absolutely right. Your comment reminded me how the guy who played Greg Brady had "Golden" written on his back when he did that Celebrity Boxing match on FOX.
posted by Plinko at 11:28 PM on December 9, 2004

Now wait just a minute, this is, this is cutting edge internets technology. Holy crap, I put a picture of a fence on a cheese sandwich, that is freaking insane. No way.

Did they but the sandwich for the express right to do this? I think they got ripped off.
posted by fenriq at 11:28 PM on December 9, 2004

Plinko, and the guy at the diving event during the Olympics.
posted by fenriq at 11:30 PM on December 9, 2004

DId it really sell for $28K?
posted by Gyan at 11:36 PM on December 9, 2004

Oh bah. Streakers are funny. Where the hell were you in college? Gulag?
posted by erratic frog at 11:42 PM on December 9, 2004

No, streaking is funny, streaking for profit is lame.
posted by fenriq at 11:54 PM on December 9, 2004

Streaking's cool when it's done to monkey with the squares, not when it's used to advertise some online casino.
posted by chasing at 11:54 PM on December 9, 2004

SARC on Golden Palace Adware

If you don't have AdAware, get it now. Online casino enthusiasts, please take your business elsewhere.
posted by swell at 12:55 AM on December 10, 2004

[this is bad]
posted by Cryptical Envelopment at 1:45 AM on December 10, 2004

Let's not forget that Golden Palace still plans to become the first online casino in space, X-Prize or no.

They sure have money to throw around and a disturbingly keen sense of how to get the whole intarweb clicking through to them...
posted by flaneur at 3:08 AM on December 10, 2004

A few days ago I was thinking about how you could manufacture any arbitrary picture on a grilled cheese sandwich. I have too much time on my hand, heh.

Any way, I figured it could be done with an embosed negative of the image you want to burn. The image would probably have to be two tone, I don't think gradients would work... Just set the grilled cheese on your embosed image, air will not flow to the parts that are in direct contact with the metal. The rest will golden nicely. I should try it sometime, make a killing on ebay when I 'discover' George W. Bush burned into my grilled cheese...
posted by pemdasi at 3:12 AM on December 10, 2004

Dear Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese,
I never really found you all that amusing. It's me, you see, it's not you, others thought you were hilarious. I think your 15 minutes are about up, but don't worry, I'm sure you'll be back in some Trivial Pursuit "Wacky interweb" edition someday.
See you around,
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 4:00 AM on December 10, 2004

Why would one buy a Virgin Mary Cheese Sammich when they could get a Great Old One made of chocolate?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:03 AM on December 10, 2004

Wait, Elmo's a virgin?
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 6:49 AM on December 10, 2004

Seriously, did we need to waste any more time a grilled cheese sandwich? I don't think Fark had this many posts about it.
posted by jpoulos at 7:06 AM on December 10, 2004

Well, I for one enjoyed placing an image of hello.jpg on a grilled cheese sandwich, so nyah!
posted by shepd at 4:27 PM on December 10, 2004

There's always Hello Kitty.
posted by SisterHavana at 10:33 PM on December 10, 2004

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