Undertoad Tuesday Apr 19 12:50 PM
4/19/2005: Virgin Mary appears in salt in freeway underpass
wolf Tuesday Apr 19 12:57 PM
I think it looks more like Madonna, the singer, you know, "Like a Virgin," not actually one.
Beestie Tuesday Apr 19 01:30 PM
Since when do the Blessed Virgin's elbows touch the ground. Her arms would have to be around nine feet long to pull that off.
Happy Monkey Tuesday Apr 19 01:37 PM
Why would Mary be trying to lure people to their deaths?
mmmmbacon Tuesday Apr 19 01:47 PM
I think it's ridiculous when a potato that looks like the Virgin Mary sells on ebay for more than the what I payed for my car, but I have to say, that's a remarkable image. *Especially* because it's created by random road salt. Usually, I think it's absurd people give so much significance to these things, but this one is remarkably detailed and close to the actual image of a praying, veiled Mary. I can understand this one. The only problem I have is that it's a man, baby.
glatt Tuesday Apr 19 01:57 PM
I think it looks like a vagina.
LabRat Tuesday Apr 19 02:06 PM
whew, i'm not the only one who saw that before mary...
jaguar Tuesday Apr 19 02:36 PM
warch Tuesday Apr 19 02:43 PM
quadritto. So a more ancient form of female diety worship.
lookout123 Tuesday Apr 19 03:00 PM
ok, i cannot see mary in here anywhere. the vagina does jump right though.
Happy Monkey Tuesday Apr 19 03:14 PM
Maybe if you look close enough, you can tell it's the virgin
warch Tuesday Apr 19 03:15 PM
Troubleshooter Tuesday Apr 19 03:38 PM
Stoopid fucking lemmings...
Elspode Tuesday Apr 19 03:49 PM
What we really need is an IOTD category of images of things that form in window glass, trees, food, etc that *aren't* Mary, but look like, perhaps, Joe DiMaggio or Bette Davis.
Troubleshooter Tuesday Apr 19 03:51 PM
What we need is for peepul to get their heads out of their asses and look for meaning and pattern inside, instead of outside.
warch Tuesday Apr 19 03:52 PM
I remember (fuzzily) an old Cheers episode where Cliff has a potato that looks like Nixon. I think the punchline is something like "Big deal, find one that doesnt".
LabRat Tuesday Apr 19 04:27 PM
Bah. What would we make fun of then???
lookout123 Tuesday Apr 19 04:28 PM
people who live in Iowa. oh wait, i do that now.
LabRat Tuesday Apr 19 04:30 PM
The one and only time i tried tye dying, one of the shirts I rolled came out with a HUGE purple vagina going up the back. I couldn't have drawn one better, it was amazing. No, I don't still have it unfortunately. I wish I had taken a picture.
jaguar Tuesday Apr 19 04:41 PM
Now i look again it doesn't look very virginal either.
mrnoodle Tuesday Apr 19 05:40 PM
Good thing not many people saw you wearing it, they'd have erected a shrine on your ass. Wait. Are we talking about vaginas that look like Marys or vice versa?
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 19 06:42 PM
I see a penis with a fright wig. Does that mean I'm queer?
Happy Monkey Tuesday Apr 19 06:52 PM
You're the one who said I had a nice box.
capnhowdy Tuesday Apr 19 07:56 PM
.......definitely LABIA LAND.
dar512 Wednesday Apr 20 01:27 AM
I heard this story on the local radio. It's in Chicago on the Fullerton Avenue underpass for the Kennedy Expressway.
Kitsune Wednesday Apr 20 11:05 AM
Doesn't the bible outright say that anything that appears prior to God appearing in the sky is a false a vision and shouldn't be trusted?
mrnoodle Wednesday Apr 20 11:25 AM
it says to beware of people who give signs and say this n that, because there will be many false prophets, and when the time comes, the sign will be clear to everyone, etc. etc.
Vegeta Wednesday Apr 20 11:27 AM
"Kiss the vagina, Timmy."
pdaoust Wednesday Apr 20 11:27 AM
my gosh... sigh... I find these things so sad... is this why you guys think we Cath'licks are wackos? Seriously, I think it's just people whose pattern-recognition skills have gone a little haywire... sadly, that seems to happen a lot in our church... I guess it shows that we really are a church made out of human beings.
jaguar Wednesday Apr 20 11:44 AM
Re: the kid
wolf Wednesday Apr 20 12:14 PM
mmmmbacon Wednesday Apr 20 12:23 PM
mrnoodle Wednesday Apr 20 01:24 PM
I'm a Christian, and the Mary sightings are ludicrous to me. The more of them we have, the more marginalized real miracles become. I don't see God playing Where's Waldo with the same hands-folded image of Mary over and over again. Even if some of these images are supernatural in origin, that doesn't make them divine. If we're going the mystic route, I see just as much possibility that Satan uses the images to mislead as I do that God uses them to ..... whatever they're supposed to do.
Kitsune Wednesday Apr 20 01:36 PM
I think we need more image goodness!
Troubleshooter Wednesday Apr 20 01:37 PM
mrnoodle Wednesday Apr 20 02:28 PM
heh. nice try. Start a miracle thread if you like, this is the vagina picture thread.
Troubleshooter Wednesday Apr 20 02:58 PM
Sorry, the effort had to be made.
jaguar Wednesday Apr 20 03:08 PM
There is no way I can comment on that TS without it being as easy in interpret as minsinterpret.
Troubleshooter Wednesday Apr 20 03:22 PM
One does try.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Apr 20 08:39 PM
Good show Jag.
arrowtouch Saturday Apr 23 02:23 PM
seems kinda fishy to me...
arrowtouch Saturday Apr 23 02:41 PM
who wants to lick Lot's wife?
capnhowdy Saturday Apr 23 09:11 PM
Now that I think about it....It looks like HER vagina.........
Elspode Saturday Apr 23 09:54 PM
busterb Saturday Apr 23 11:49 PM
Hell I saw my x wife in Hardes's today. She should be a piss stain on a wall somewhere. !st sighing in 35 years.OMG
wolf Saturday Apr 23 11:53 PM
The sow was yours, right?
wolf Saturday Apr 23 11:54 PM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Apr 24 04:08 AM
You see Mike's what, in your brats?!?
busterb Sunday Apr 24 08:29 AM
OMG! The casting that I poster in DoDads has a Baby Jesus foot print on back side. See!
capnhowdy Sunday Apr 24 08:41 AM
Elspode Sunday Apr 24 10:18 AM
wolf Sunday Apr 24 11:42 AM
It's Ditka again.
BrianR Friday May 6 11:04 AM
Image of Mary defaced
Story from CNN.com here
Troubleshooter Friday May 6 11:19 AM
It's funny how he got arrested, but the monkeys creating the road hazard got left alone.
glatt Friday May 6 11:19 AM
Those damn athiests just couldn't leave us alone and let us have our miracle. Damn them to Hell for all eternity! They are just jealous. At least we have the pictures of the vagina to remember it.
wolf Friday May 6 11:37 AM
That's kind of what's supposed to happen.
The police hustling him off would also have saved him from being savaged by the crowd of loving Christians.
johne3819 Friday May 6 12:40 PM
here's a link from the chicago tribune, why is the girl in image #7 not arrested for the same thing as the other guy?
johne3819 Friday May 6 12:57 PM
oh and I forgot the second commandment:
Clodfobble Friday May 6 01:23 PM
Catholics don't have that commandment. They split another one into two (I forget which one) to keep the integrity of the "Ten" Commandments.
johne3819 Friday May 6 01:35 PM
Wow, here i was raised catholic and I *thought* I remember that one
Thanks for enlightening my (obviously going to hell) self!
wolf Friday May 6 01:53 PM
I coulda sworn they taught me the graven images thing too ... but graven images are big business for the Catholic Church ... I got my St. Dymphna medal and picture right here ... (Her feast day is May 15, don't miss it!!)
Trilby Friday May 6 01:59 PM
I thought being allowed to have graven images is what makes a Catholic a Catholic. It's fun to have idols!!
wolf Friday May 6 02:00 PM
Do I need to post the link to the Reverend Geno vs. the Virgin Mary again?
johne3819 Friday May 6 02:06 PM
Hello wolf, and thanks,
wolf Friday May 6 02:10 PM
There's a lot of Irish and Polish Catholics in Chicago. That may explain a lot of the ire toward the Godless defacer.
johne3819 Friday May 6 02:31 PM
One polish catholic (long since converted to my own spirituality) right here !
Queen of the Ryche Friday May 6 02:35 PM
So if I see a tree that looks like a tree, is that a graven image for our kind?
wolf Friday May 6 02:47 PM
For the most part, we put the graven in the graven image. Can't swing a cat by the tail in most pagan households without knocking over a dozen assorted goddess statues and annoying the cat.
Queen of the Ryche Friday May 6 03:19 PM
I'm not truly a "pagan" (yet? - still learning/investigating/considering), but definitely a poly, so I have my fair share of idols (Norse, Celtic, etc.), and a couple of cats for swinging. But none made from salt stains or grilled cheese. Mine were created intentionally, blatantly; not miraculously discovered under a stinky underpass.
Elspode Sunday May 8 12:49 AM
Wouldn't it be hysterical if the roadsalt Mary actually *was* a divine miracle? Boy, wouldn't that fanatic that painted it over feel dumb...
Queen of the Ryche Sunday May 8 05:21 PM
I don't know about your god, but mine wouldn't waste its time creating a stain for people to question whether it was a miracle - my gods would slap yo in the face with lightning bolt, or something equally obvious. Maybe my kind are a bit thicker headed and need a stronger "sign" than a questionable stain under a freeway, or a possible profile on a potato chip.
wolf Sunday May 8 05:27 PM
I dunno. These little indications of diety in everyday things may be a way of impressing upon us that everything has it's part in the dance of the sacred which we call "life."
Queen of the Ryche Sunday May 8 05:33 PM
You're right - I guess I just see them in things other than salt stains. (Flowers and sunsets come to mind.)
wolf Sunday May 8 05:52 PM
I'm a big fan of waking up in the morning, seeing stars at night, and a good chicken salad club sandwich ...
Troubleshooter Sunday May 8 06:31 PM
And thus is demonstrated the intrinsic, constantly capitalized upon and excuse-ridden, need of humans to see patterns or reasons where there are no indications of either.
johne3819 Monday May 9 02:55 PM
OH man this is crazier than ever,
hampor Monday May 9 04:21 PM
It's what we do.
It was always better to mistakenly think that you saw the saber-toothed tiger, than to mistakenly not think so.
capnhowdy Monday May 9 08:36 PM
It's just a salt stain.....for chrissake..............
xoxoxoBruce Monday May 9 08:51 PM