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Cheeses Priced

Dan Bell of Preston Hollow, Texas, and his wife Sara were heading out of town on a trip last week when they decided to stop in a gas station for road snacks. Sara had eaten most of the Cheetos when she noticed the one left in her hand looked like a praying Jesus. A quick fried to a crackly crunch Jesus with a missing right arm. They’ve nicknamed it “Cheesus” and are keeping it in a plastic box while they decide its fate.

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Trial By Fire(place)

It was Easter Sunday and Connie Lopez of Refugio, Texas, was crying and praying in her dining room. When she looked up she thought she saw an image of the Virgin Mary in a stone above the gas fireplace. “It wasn’t there in December when we were decorating it,” she says. She was called inside and forgot about the image until April 19 when fellow parishioners came over for a spaghetti dinner and one of them saw it. Since then more than 200 people from at least 26 Texas cities have dropped by to see the stone. Some see Jesus, other angels, Our Lady of Guadalupe, or the pope. Viewing hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, at 406 Ymbacion St., Refugio, Texas.

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No Bologna. Salami.

For 20 years Nancy Simoes of South Florida has been frying salami for her family’s breakfast. Until now it’s just been, well, fried salami. But recently when cooking three pieces, she flipped the first one over to see a perfect letter “G” burned into it. When she flipped the second piece it had an “O on it. The third a “D,” though it looks a lot like the “O.” “Never before has there been anything on it,” she said. “It’s just been fried salami.” Now she’s trying to decide how best to preserve the G-O-D salami—glass case or Zip-Loc bag. No word on what brand it was, but since she’s Catholic it’s a safe bet it wasn’t Hebrew National.

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Gimme A Break, Gimme A Break…

On Good Friday, a reader of the Dutch website NU.nl was on the way to work when he took a bite of his KitKat bar. As he was about to take another, he looked down and noticed the image of Jesus Christ in the layers of wafer and chocolate. He stopped and took it to work, where he showed two colleagues who agreed that it indeed looked like Jesus. No word on whether he finished eating the candy bar or not.

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Hot Off The Griddle

While cleaning a griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant in Calexico, California, last week, a chef looked down to see what appeared to be an image of the Virgin Mary on the metal. The next day the Rev. Gerardo Fernandez of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church confirmed that the image was indeed a likeness of the Virgin. The griddle has been taken out of the kitchen and put on display in a storage room which the restaurant’s manager says will be renovated so people can continue to check out the griddle for free. So far more than 100 people have dropped by to view the ghostly griddle, including Renegado and Mr. Tempest, two Mexican wrestlers who were in town for an appearance at the local swap meet.

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Lets Give God A Big Hand

When some rocks fell in Paul Grayhek’s backyard in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, during Lent, it left a 9′ x 4′ hand-like rock formation that he calls the “Hand of God Rock Wall.” Not being selfish, he’s decided to share it. With the highest bidder on eBay, of course. (Current bid, $1,575.) The posting says “some disassembly required” and shipping isn’t included, but the winner will be “buying the rights, complete and exclusive rights” to the rock, including literary and movie rights. Hopefully once word gets, uh, upstairs that Grayhek is selling the rocks more of them won’t fall leaving only one finger on the hand extended.

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