Monday, January 28, 2008


...Long as I got me one of these:

Plastic Jesus
Found Art, of the Sacred Variety, from a north Georgia truckstop.

One of the risks inherent in having a Corporeal Deity is that he may show up in the (you should excuse the expression) damndest forms and places. We saw the above piece of Low-Rent Religious Art - a Resinous Rood - at a North Georgia truckstop. Inspiring, no?

The fiber-optic illumination system adds a certain je ne sais quoi. The cross sparkles with color, the clouds below it glow with internal fire.

There’s a story - probably apocryphal - of a piece of kitschy Hong Kong artwork, consisting of the Seven Dwarfs (of Snow White fame) surrounding the manger in which lies the Baby Jesus. I’ve never seen it, but it would make perfect sense coming from an Asian culture in which the Seven Dwarfs and the Baby Jesus share a similar status as Alien Pop Culture Icons.

But none of that is as perversely chuckleworthy as this...

Switched-On Jesus
Hey, Junior - quit playing with that light switch!

File this under “Lofty Sentiments Gone Wrong.” As Houston Steve notes, it gives new meaning to the term “Res-Erection.”

[Tip o’ th’ Elisson fedora to Jimbo, who found this little gem here.]

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