Sunday, August 29, 2010

BACK TO THE FUTURE

I realize that I'm going to date myself but here goes:

(1) Nice to see Bishop Q*Bert back in town again.

(2) You won one of these if you made it through four levels of Pole Position.

(3) Bald Bull wore this in Punch-Out!!  If you hit him anywhere on it, he was knocked out instantly.  Saved me more than a few times, let me tell you.

(4) When you saw this in Xevious and destroyed the pink ghost, you automatically moved to the next level and receieved an extra life.

(5) Any time a frog crossed this in Frogger, he couldn't be harmed.

33 comments:

Andy said...

Six Words... You've got to be kidding me!

Bryan Owen said...

Wow! Just when you thought you've seen it all.

PHW said...

Nonononono..... I gotta raise a flag on this one....there's no way.

Dr. Alice said...

I just...
I call shenanigans. I can't quite bring myself to believe this is true.

Floridian said...

Which denomination claims this, er, priest?

Christopher Johnson said...

My correspondent says it's legit. And I believe that this person is a Methodist.

Elephantschild said...

So, is a ghost considered "in both kinds" or not?

anonymous said...

now that is one hideous stole!

John B said...

D-:

[shocked silence]

Nârwen said...

Good Lord !
If this preacher is old enough to recognize this stuff, he is certainly old enough to know better !

margaretkiaora said...

I think this post totally justifies this wonderful Blog.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's a part-time pastor and his day job is in pediatrics. This thing looks like some scrubs I've seen....

John J. O'Sullivan™ said...

Back in the day, if you got a really high score on a game released by Activision, you could get a patch. (I had three of my own, because I rock.) I never knew that if you did really well, they sent you a stole and an ordination.

Anonymous said...

You know, I'm never going to complain about Southern Baptist preachers wearing light blue suits in summer ever again, so help me G-d. Or about the rabbi's Miss Piggy necktie.
LittleRed1

Jennie said...

"the rabbi's Miss Piggy necktie"... I'm sorry, but that's just not kosher.

Bill said...

somebody gave that to the priest...most vestments are offerings...and are accepted with a courteous smile...it ain't the priest who has bad taste...

Christopher Johnson said...

Sorry. If we're talking about a necktie or even vestments little kids helped make, that's one thing. But this thing isn't either one of those. This thing has no business being worn during the worship of God and I hope, that if a parishioner ever gave such a garment to me, I'd like to think that I'd be honest enought to tell him or her, "Thanks for the thought but I can't wear this during the liturgy."

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Sean said...

I had sheets like this when I was young!

Vagabond Catholic said...

Off all the hideous things you've posted, this one, I believe, actually merits terms such as "profane" and perhaps "sacriligious"!

Anonymous said...

If anything shows that the mainline denominations are no longer about God but they are "All About Me," this stole comes really close.

Diego said...

LOL! I'd actually want of this... if only to show it in College. This is by far the weirdest item on this blog!

John J. O'Sullivan™ said...

@Sean: I know that I did! And if they made them Queen-size (and I wasn't married) I would have them once again!

midwestnorwegian said...

Just imagine the poor organist trying to perform this:

http://www.wavsource.com/snds_2010-08-29_3556550739210817/video_games/pacman/pacman_intro.wav

And how fast the acolytes will move during its use as an introit.

Rose said...

PAC-MAN?! This guy had a lot of nerve wearing that!

Anonymous said...

Does this mean he has his game face on?

Suburbanbanshee said...

I'm unfamiliar with the iconography tradition here. Is Jesus being portrayed as the Pac-Man of Sorrows? Or is this showing Him as the hero successfully navigating the labyrinth of the human world, filled with the monsters and ghosts of sin?

Maybe somebody just used that as a backing fabric, and the real stole is on the other side.

Anonymous said...

This is frighteningly close to your modest proposal that churches use the NASCAR technique of having clergy raise funds by wearing vestments with corporate promotions. Down the slippery slope they fall.....

Brook P.

Ana said...

And God saw it was good.

ReverendKathryn said...

While this shows the individual's quirky .. personality... um.. theologically it says.... um....

Cantor Nikolaos said...

If you are old enough to remember this, you are old enough to know better.

oknazevad said...

I can't believe no one else has made a ""Holy Ghost" reference yet!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Vagabond catholic.
This stole, the attitude that allows the wearer to think this is ok, is actually offensive