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Traveling Baby Jesus Prank
Last year a plastic baby Jesus was stolen from the nativity scene outside the home of the Leising family in Buffalo, New York. The Leisings were devestated, feeling that Jesus should have been off-limit from pranks. But recently Baby Jesus reappeared on their doorstep, along with a book titled "Baby Jesus Chronicles" that showed all the adventures he had been on during the past year. He had been camping, made brownies, went on a bike ride, had a few drinks, etc. Mrs. Leising commented, "They didn't go anywhere real expensive and spend a lot of money on Jesus, but they showed him a really good time." So now all is forgiven. This year Jesus is back in their nativity scene.

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Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 21, 2006


Heh...baby jesus on a bicycle.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Fri Dec 22, 2006  at  09:11 PM
reminds me of the old Dragnet episode "The Big Little Jesus".
Posted by dreibel  in  Toronto  on  Fri Dec 22, 2006  at  09:56 PM
...had a saying way back when I was in high school out in California "Christ on a bicycle!"... guess it wasn't just a saying after all... (FYI, it was a slang term that was used when something surprising or unbelievable occoured)
Posted by Christopher  in  Joplin, Missouri  on  Sat Dec 23, 2006  at  02:20 AM
Haha,this was hilarious...reminds me of the garden gnome pranks that you sometimes hear of.Funny.
Posted by Cecilia  in  sweden  on  Sat Dec 23, 2006  at  07:01 PM
I say "Christ on a bicycle!" all the time... that's why we took the picture of him on it.
Posted by annie  in  NY.  on  Sun Dec 24, 2006  at  12:43 AM
Look at all the trouble that movie Amelie has caused....
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Tue Dec 26, 2006  at  10:59 AM
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