80-Year-Old Woman Who Ruined That Jesus Fresco Just Sold a Painting on eBay
Back in August the Internet exploded with pictures of an attempt at restoring a Spanish fresco that depicted Jesus called Ecce Homo or Behold the Man. The attempted restoration was done by an 80-year-old woman named Celia Gimenez. She is now widely considered to be the worst, but it hasn't stopped her from painting, and now Celia Gimenez just sold a painting on eBay for $1,421. What are the chances she's really Banksy?Read on...
Jesus Christ + Pokémon Theme Song
YouTube user eikemz uploaded this--I don't know, parody?--of the Pokémon theme song, but with Jesus-centric lyrics. The YouTube video's description simply states, "This is our MTV project for our TREDTRI class in DLSU." If I may recite a choice excerpt of lyrics:
I wanna be like Jesus Christ,
Like no one ever does.
To live by Him is my real test.
To please Him is my cause.
After I finish not being able to tell if the lyrics are a parody or serious, I begin to wonder if the reused clip segments and unfortunate timing and rhythm are in the vein of public access parody overlords Tim and Eric, or just how these guys roll.
(via BuzzFeed)Read on...
Jesus Graces Cover of Playboy Portugal [NSFW] (Update)
The July issue of Playboy's Portuguese edition features an unexpected figure on the cover: None other than Jesus Christ, who frolics with three different nude women within the pages of the magazine.
The shock value of the cover and concept is undeniable: Believe it or not, though, it's in the service of an ostensibly higher -- even literary -- purpose. Last month, Nobel literature laureate José Saramago died: A national hero in Portugal, he was the only Portuguese-language writer to win the Nobel literature prize.
Saramago was an atheist, and one of his most famous novels was titled The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo), depicting a flawed and human Jesus: You can see the book's title engraved into the headboard of the bed on the Playboy cover. Because that's where you're looking, right? It's in Saramago's honor that this religiously and literarily laden (and unsurprisingly, rather controversial) Jesus-with-naked-ladies photoshoot took place.Read on...