Friday, January 2, 2009

Jesus Toast Alert

January 2, 2009 - 1:05PM

A New Zealander is auctioning off a piece of toasted pita bread which looks like Jesus Christ.

The TradeMe online auction shows a photo of the pita bread, which broke into pieces after being put in the oven. One piece, the seller says, resembled the face of Jesus.

"I was tempted to eat it but for some reason I didn't," the seller says in their auction listing.

"I guess what you all want to know is whether it's a coincidence or real apparition. I'm not really sure."

The pita bread piece which measures about 4cm x 3.5cm has no reserve price. The auction ends January 8.

At the time of publication, there were ten bids with leading bid now standing at $NZ21.

The seller turned down an offer from one interested party to swap the pita bread for "a sack of onions that looks like Madonna".

A stone with an image resembling the Virgin Mary was put up for auction on TradeMe last year.

TradeMe is owned by Fairfax Media, publisher of this website. and

And In Like a ...

... bomb pop. a fudgesicle. a chocolate-covered Twinkie. a frozen banana.

Photo sent in response to Eric's question, "Why no pic of your pie hole?" (or words to that effect, actually something quite ruder that I can't repeat here.)

Lies, embellishments, half-truths and overwrought explanations to follow. Later.

It took me a long time to figure out what Kathy Griffin meant when she said to Anderson Cooper last night (as reported in The Huffington Post and other sources): "Hey, I don't come to your job and knock the dicks out of your mouth!"

That may in fact be one of the rudest things I've ever heard.