Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UBUNTU IS A XHOSA WORD MEANING...

"Take that off, you look ridiculous!"

Thanks to Smurf Breath for the heads-up.

11 comments:

Katherine said...

It's the Great Pumpkin!

St. Blogwen said...

May we take the "kabola" joke as repeated?

Allen Lewis said...

What is amazing is the outrageous amount of money TET spent on these things for use during the General Convention. Maybe Madame Schori will use them again, but still....

Bad taste + bad stewardship!

Janine Schenone said...

I just got into New Haven last night and just found out that I probably won't be able to move into my place until the middle of orientation, but then I read the BTFO blog and clicked the link to this, and I have had a much needed laugh at bad vestments. But hey, Katharine Jefferts Schori's isn't so bad! (Did you see the miter she wore at her installation?)

Thanks for the laugh.

Reformation said...

Howling in eastern North Carolina. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Rather like the pumpkin comment ... but lest anyone be concerned about the cost, the vestments were designed and donated by CM Almy, so there was no cost involved.

As for this "Madame" Schori nonsense ... as they say in the classics, "Get a life!"

Anonymous said...

Too bad Almy couldn't come up with something with at least a smidgen of good taste.

FrZ+ said...

I was a paramedic, years before I was ordained. I know what it looks like when the carotid artery is ruptured. Given that she is still standing, she doesn't even have that for an excuse...

Anonymous said...

I speak Xhosa (anthropologist...) so am curious why this heading was chosen...

Anonymous said...

As bad as it is on the presiding bishop, it looked even worse on Jon Bruno. He looked like a circus tent at half staff.

Anonymous said...

Ubuntu means open source software.