The Electric Commentary

Monday, August 15, 2005

If it's not a stain on the freeway or an $18,000 grilled cheese sandwich, it's winking garbage.

I enjoy watching idiots flock to "miracles." Last year's grease stain was hilarious, unless you had to commute past it like Paul did. And the $18,000 grilled cheese is just about the definition of gullible. Here is a story of a statue of Jesus that allegedly opened one eye.

"I looked up, and saw the eye was open and light blue, like the sky," said Dones, 52, who is partially blind himself and goes by the nickname Sly.

"God wants the people to know he's present," the unemployed man said, adding that he found the statue in a Jersey City garbage bin a year ago."

Parting seas to winking garbage. Miracles just ain't what they used to be. I do like the image of a winking Jesus though.


  • "$18,000 grilled cheese is just about the definition of gullible."

    Really? bought that grilled cheese sandwhich and made the news in every city in the country, not to mention the cable shows and probably many countries world wide. How much you think advertising like that would cost? I think guerilla marketing or brilliant is a better description than gullible.

    By Blogger E.S.K., at 8:24 AM  

  • BUT...

    The reason that the sandwhich sold for 18K and the reason that it had advertising value are inseperable. Because people were gullible enough to pay attention and care about it.

    No gullible people = no 18K market = no advertising for the palace.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 8:52 AM  

  • I tried to word it so I wouldn't be saying that goldenpalace was gullible, but rather that people believing a GCS showed an image of The Vigin Mary to the point that it became valuable to goldenpalace were gullible. A generally agree with you E.S.K. There is nothing stupid or gullible about profitting from the idiocy of others. But the others in that case, that paid golden palace to see it, were certainly stupid and gullible.

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 9:04 AM  

  • Didn't you hear that story in the news about the family of six that went to go look at the sandwich and while they were gone their house blew up from a gas leak?

    just kidding.

    By Anonymous Phil, at 10:21 PM  

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