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Holy Spatula
A spatula used to flip a pancake that supposedly had the image of Jesus on it is now up for sale on ebay. The pancake itself was eaten. The seller says: ”Look closely at the middle photo, and you can see that it bears some mysterious symbols, possibly some kind of sacred message. I'm no religious scholar, but I'm sure this had some kind of spiritual significance.”

Art as Prank
A ‘Your Ad Here’ illuminated sign on the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles proved to be the work of L.A. graphic artist James Cui.

Man Fakes Robbery to Get Back to Prison
Danny Robert Villegas enjoyed prison so much that he staged a robbery in order to get sent back.

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Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2007


Just what I need, a spatula that makes everyone's favorite bible characters show up on my food.
Posted by Bob The Fish  on  Tue Jan 16, 2007  at  11:35 AM
I loved the story about the James Cui projection art work becaue it makes a public, political statement but does no damage. Pity that I couldnb't find a photo of the work on the net. If anyone finds one, post the URL here.
Posted by Don  on  Tue Jan 16, 2007  at  12:54 PM
It doesn't surprise me that someone staged a robbery to get back into prison. One of my sisters' friends spent some time in the minimum security prison near where I live after being charged with reckless driving after he crashed his motorbike into a tree. He enjoyed his time there very much. He could either spend his time watching movies all day, go to the gym, hit the library, study any course he wanted or learn a new trade and then at the end of the day all his meals were cooked for him. He loved it.

Obviously a maximum security prison would be a bit different, but I can see why some people are attracted to a life where they can just follow along, do what they are told and not have to make those little decisions that make up day to day life.
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue Jan 16, 2007  at  03:12 PM
I just looked at the ebay listing for the spatula and three people have bid on it! There are days I wonder about the human race and days I know. This is one of those days.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Tue Jan 16, 2007  at  07:36 PM
you are so correct Nettie... ...
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Tue Jan 16, 2007  at  09:52 PM
I love the guy's expression in the eBay photo.
Posted by CallMeLarry  on  Wed Jan 17, 2007  at  02:36 AM
I'm holding out for the factory die that stamped out the spatula that was used to flip the pancake with an image of Jesus on it.
Posted by JoeDaJuggler  in  St. Louis, MO  on  Wed Jan 17, 2007  at  11:41 AM
The story is on the LA times site at this address
You need to be a member to see the photos, it's free but the addresses are
<a >http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-01/27352045.jpg</a>
<a >http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-01/27351891.jpg</a>
<a >http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-01/27351857.jpg</a>

I hope html works on here, I haven't tried it before...
Posted by Owen  on  Thu Jan 18, 2007  at  07:05 AM
Ok, those picture links don't work so well, hope you can use them anyway
Posted by Owen  on  Thu Jan 18, 2007  at  07:07 AM
If he really wanted to go to prison, why didn't he just commit an actual robbery? And, aren't those newscasters pictured above that particular story pretty scary looking?
Posted by Lina  on  Thu Jan 18, 2007  at  06:38 PM
Only a matter of time for a Holy Speculum to turn up.
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  in  Earth  on  Fri Jan 19, 2007  at  09:09 AM
OK, the spatula went for $11.50. Clearly not the end of the world, that was last Tuesday, but good grief! At least it wasn't some huge amount.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Fri Jan 19, 2007  at  08:16 PM
Hey... I registered onto MoH but I still haven't gotten the activation e-mail? Whats going on?
Posted by Tingaling  on  Tue Jan 23, 2007  at  07:50 AM
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