My first reaction at the NormalBobSmith site was to chuckle at its cheekiness. But when I found out the bunny slippers would really stay on (as I imagine would the - shudder! - sports bra), I became increasingly offended. And I don't offend easily.
@@@@ I, too, have to admit that the bunny slippers made me cringe a bit. But then, I have a phobia about rodents clinging to the feet of moribund people. I blame my Granny for that.
If someone had put up a "Where's Wahib?" picture (find the bespectacled and stripe-doo-ragged wounded Palestinian teenager among heaps of "normal" wounded Pal teenagers) or anything whimsical involving Jewish deathcamp inmates, there would have been indignation all over the Net. But put the crucified Jesus in a dogcatcher's outfit and it's funny? Sorry - well beyond my limits.
@@@@ I suspect there is no limit to tastelessness on the 'net. But perhaps there is something about the way that a lot (not all, mind you, but a lot) of Christianity is practiced here in America, that begs for the Normal Bob Smiths of this world. I have to admit, though, I think a dress-up Pat Robertson would have been funnier. ;)
The "clonejesus" site, on the other hand, is a hoot. The premise is ludicrous: somewhere among the many holy relics purporting to be of Jesus are some with "authentic" DNA. So what are we gonna do? Clone 'em all, the Good, the bad, and the ugly? And are there really that many virgins left to implant?
@@@@ We Satanists have dibs on all the virgins left in this country. We're using the Harry Potter phenomenon to draw in young recruits. See for yourself:http://www.theonion.com/onion3625/harry_potter.html
Consider hundreds of juvenile JC types, real and wannabe. How do we recognize the real thing? Watch for a halo? Monitor their Wood Shop grades? Try to cajole them into turning water into Juicy Juice? Or just wait til they're 30?
@@@@ I say we start looking more closely at the daytime teevee talk shows. To bear the true J.C. stamp of authenticity, the kid will have to have been a runaway at some point in his childhood. All these kids that Sally Jessy Raphael keeps trying to straighten out by sending to Boot Camp, may simply be going about their Father's bizznizz. You know, Sally Jessy Raphael & Co. could be screwing up the world's Second Coming, with all their meddlesome do-gooding.
And what if we clone the "real" Jesus two or three times from different relics? Worse, what do we do with the rejects? (We don't need more fake Saviors. We've already got Benny Hinn.) Maybe a live tableau of the last 10 minutes of "Spartacus"?
@@@@ We'll open a theme park on a remote island somewhere and call it "Jesussic Park". It'll be especially entertaining when Chaos Theory catches up with the Jesus cloners, and all the cloned Jesuses get loose and go on a rampage, whacking people's heads off left and right with their crucifixes.
Is a puzzlement.
@@@@ Is potential box-office hit. Let's give the idea to the good folks at Troma.