Monthly Archives: April 2010
John Schembri, mayor of a town in Malta, called for the removal of a “phallic” sculpture from the Luqa roundabout, near the airport, before Pope Benedict XVI visits. On facebook Raphael Vassallo setup the group “Save The Zobb Monument” to counter this demand. There are over 5,000 fans. Raphael writes “Look: I don’t like having a massive erect penis slap bang outside our airport either… but everybody accepted it until the Pope decided to pay us a visit. Now, we are suddenly embarrassed of something most of us took for granted for years. Enough of this hypocritical bullshit. If it’s good enough for the LIDL roundabout then it’s good enough for Pope Benedict XVI.”. He has also reported that USA Today stated “The Pope is human like everyone else. He can handle it as well as any other observer….”
The monument is staying put.
Last Saturday the Heaven on Earth Church in Australia, staged a re-enactment of the crucifixion outside shops in Geelong. I’m proud to say that most of the people who passed by displayed their apathy openly before police brought the spectacle to an abrupt end. The nice folks at the church have placed a video of the crucifixion on YouTube so you can witness the fine display of apathy yourself. Enjoy!
Jesus made another food related appearance on Good Friday, to the Noden family of Plymouth, in Devon. When Nelly wanted to eat some crisps, she took the chewing gum from her mouth, as she usually does, and placed it on the mantelpiece. When she returned to reclaim the chewing gum, she immediately saw Jesus staring at her from the gum. The family was so excited by this discovery, on Good Friday of all days, that they jumped around the room. They have kept the piece of gum as a memento. How sweet!