Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WHERE A KID CAN BE A KID.

My correspondent informs me that the wearer of this is Catholic.  Leaving aside from the tie-dyeing and the horrible color combination, the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this was Chuck E. Cheese and how if you roll the ball into that top hole, you win 50 tickets.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the joker got hit with giant paint balls.

Anita Moore said...

I can't think what liturgical color that's supposed to be.

Diego said...

It look 70s and eerie... Where's Scooby Doo?

Paul Woodrum said...

It's Fr. Rielly Withit at the Church of St. Now about to celebrate mass for the cast of "Hair." c. 1972. If this is a more recent picture, it must be for the revival.

Paul Woodrum

Anonymous said...

Well, good ideas can go bad in a hurry! This one sure did. One wonders what was in the designer's thoughts as this plan was mapped out. Too bad. Now, what I'm really looking for here is what folks consider "good" vestments. I'd love to see an expanded version on this site: maybe "good vestment - bad vestment". I've got to start a new green set, and I don't want to run the risk of starring on Bad Vestment.com.

Paul Woodrum said...

Dear Anonymous,

Good vestments should be creative, modern and historically respectful.

Only Rome has canonically required colors so with other denominations there is a lot of leeway.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Woodrum, Am very aware of your work. Thanx for the help. Am Epicopalian over 30 yrs. I will try to hit the mark between modern and historic. Pretty scary, though. Do love this site for all the different takes on vestments and individual creativity.

Anonymous said...

Actually, when I see this, I think of suction cups that you find of the tentacles and arms of squids.
What could that be symbolic of IXΘYC? Or maybe embracing as many as you can with all your extra tentacles... endless possibilities...

Anonymous said...

Having viewed the photo, I feel entitled to a request:

Define "Catholic".

I know that us Papists is everywhere, but there is not enough World to bridge the distance between THAT and my brand of church, thankyewverymuch.

Pompous Ass

Jen G. said...

Anonymous -

I'm biased, of course, because I like my clergy to look like this:

http://kwvestments.com/
http://www.istok.net/church-supplies/clergy-vestments/
http://www.liturgix.com/biz/index.html?loadfile=catalog2_0.html

and so on. Personally, I think the main thing that seperates good from bad is that with good vestments you notice them, think 'that's nice' and then are able to disregard them and focus on worshipping God. Bad vestments cause you to pay attention to them and the person wearing them, not what you are really there for.

Andy said...

Lenten array I know; I suppose we could classify this as Skee Ball array.

The Lakeland Two said...

IMO, Anon, the vestmest is as Chris says, not about you. The idea is to draw your eyes and mind to God. It should draw your attention into the service - blending, but not draw your attention away. Some are obviously using it as a statement, so please don't. It can be personal without being a billboard.

Anonymous said...

I would like to point out that the center of one of the tie-dye circles looks like a Satanic pentagram...Crappy liturgy is the Devil.