Thursday, December 9, 2010

COCK-A-DOODLE-DON'T

There might be a liturgical reason for this but I'll be damned if I can figure out what it is.

42 comments:

Judy said...

Some of these should come with a warning -- I about hurt myself laughing at this!

Beneath the Firmament said...

Is this worshiping Jesus or Abraxas?

Zana said...

Ouch. What do you want to bet he's at Cursillo? (Don't they do the rooster thing?)

Father John Toles said...

"I say, son... that's about the dumbest thang I've ever seen." - Foghorn Leghorn

Nickie Goomba said...

This is not a vestment nor a church event.

This photo was taken at Aunt Mo's Chicken Shack out on Rte 22. The garment is known as the "Big Boy Bib" and it is worn by the individual attempting the task of eating10 pounds of fried chicken in 10 minutes.

A little research could have prevented this error.

Eric said...

He's a chicken!!! errr.... He is risen!!!

Theocentrica said...

Commemorating the most underrated character in the Easter Story?

Tim said...

Maybe he is French.

anonymous said...

Obviously, it's because the proper observance of Advent must commemorate the fact that the cock crowed between two and three times and Peter wept...reminding us not to follow the same path as we prepare for our Lord's second coming.

Zio Rico said...

I'm with Nick. That bib is a legend.

Anonymous said...

Reclaiming the lost voice of the cock whose crow Peter heard after denying Christ.

romishgraffiti said...

This photo was taken at Aunt Mo's Chicken Shack out on Rte 22. The garment is known as the "Big Boy Bib" and it is worn by the individual attempting the task of eating10 pounds of fried chicken in 10 minutes.

A little research could have prevented this error.


Can you provide a link? I can't seem to find this. If you are correct, then yeah, foul ball.

Anonymous said...

re: Can you provide a link? I can't seem to find this. If you are correct, then yeah, foul ball.

I can't help myself. ...fowl ball.

Anonymous said...

Cursillo without a doubt. I did hear recently that the Cursillo folks in the Dallas–Fort Worth area are trying to distance themselves from the rooster. -- Elle

Anonymous said...

I think it's a load of old cock, actually.

Paul Woodrum said...

In some uses, the Sarum for example, blue is the liturgical color for Advent. The cock, because it crows early in the morning, is a symbol of watchfulness and vigilance. Ergo, an Advent chasuble for a priest or pastor either with a great sense of humor or questionable taste.

sanabituranima said...

And tie-dye. Like it wasn't bad enough to start off with.

romishgraffiti said...

"I can't help myself. ...fowl ball."

Groan. Just for that I may have to tell my joke about the Mafia putting a hit on Johann Sebastian but calling it off because they decided it wasn't right to be Offenbach.

Anonymous said...

Ah, he's preparing for Christmas midnight mass, aka "Misso de Gallo" as it's called around here?

Didn't think so.
TxRed

Nârwen said...

I think the Cursillo thing is probably the most likely.
"A story from the early days of the movement in Spain tells of an occasion where a group of men were returning from a Cursillo weekend when their bus broke down. They began to sing De Colores, a traditional folk song. The use of the song in Cursillo took hold, and has held up as the movement has spread outside the Spanish-speaking world and to other denominations. The use of a multi-colored rooster as a symbol for the Cursillo movement is believed to have originated from one of the verses of that song. "
from Wikipedia...


That said, it's still tacky...
So's this : http://www.saintclarestudio.com/catalog/item/2273678/1756926.htm

Nârwen said...

Actually, even without the rooster, that chasuble is ugly...

Richard F Watson said...

just looks like a cock to me

Anonymous said...

well, you all know that since the Episcopalians started ordaining practicing homosexuals it was only a matter of time before cocks had a liturgical season devoted to them... FABULOUS!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's really an apron for making the breakfast special. Cock-a-doodle-do! Eggs sunny side up or over easy?

Would some enterprising soul please get started on the matching oven mitts?

BTW - is that a magenta shirt peeking out from under the apron? If so - who might it be?

monika

Georgette said...

I bet it's the feast of St Peter! ("before the cock crows three times, you will betray Me...")

Lawdy, that's too dang ugly

Anonymous said...

Cursillo. Definitely Cursillo. Probably a closing Eucharist where everyone is so punch-drunk that they don't even notice that the thing the priest is wearing is just awful!

Chris said...

Many chasubles look better* worn at an eastward-facing altar. With older vestments this is because the main decoration is on the back; with many modern examples it's because the main decoration is on the front.

*n.b. this is a relative term.

Cantor Nikolaos said...

This is not something worn at a chicken place.

http://www.conniesplace.com/altarcloths.php

These people seem to specialize in making vestments of bad taste!

It is true that in the Sarum usage of the Mass, Blue is a color for advent, but it is nothing like this!

Nârwen said...

From the link given above it seems to be verified that this is for Cursillo. Since some of the pictures with the rooster chasuble also have female clergy in them, I'd guess it's a non-Catholic version. (It's identified as "Nebraska Cursillo", and there is a "Nebraska Episopal Cursillo". Maybe that's it ? )

aelfheld said...

[...] before the cock crow twice [...]

Denita said...

Feast of Blessed Col. Sanders?

The Archer of the Forest said...

This is actually the Episcopal Bishop of Nebraska, Joe Burnett, and its actually something a Diocesan youth convention cooked up for him as a joke.

Anonymous said...

That, friends, is the Rt. Revd. Joe Burnett - former diocesan of Nebraska, now assisting in Maryland. And oh, my. Please take that picture down. My Anglican sensibilities have gone all Presbyterian.

Anonymous said...

It's Gallo del Cielo!

"Fr Carlos Saragosa left his home in Casas Grandes when the moon was full..."

Anonymous said...

This looks like The Rt. Rev. Joe Burnett of the Diocese of North Dakota...I remember when he was a simple parish priest.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the cock crowed trice and this guy just realized that he has denied Jesus thrice -- throwing up his hands and saying, "By golly, Jesus was right!"

Anonymous said...

Cantor Nikolaos nailed it.

Can't claim to know much about sewing, but most of the women in my family do. Isn't there a concept called "drape"? Shouldn't it hang well, rather than tuck under like that?

So: ugly materials, badly put together.

So Episcopalian....

gretchen said...

Gosh, I thought he was promoting Chianti as sacramental wine...

Anthony S. "Tony" Layne said...

I'm stunned and aghast that any fellow Nebraskan would wear that, purchase it or otherwise allow it to see the light of day. The most articulate thing I can say about it is "GA-AAA-AH!"

Anonymous said...

Shame on you all. This chausible was designed for the annual Mexican folk-feast, "the Blessing of the Game Cocks" It's pure "Poultry in Motion".

HappyFox said...

Is that the Kellogg's Corn Flakes rooster?

Anonymous said...

A rooster is a symbol in one of the great heresies: Gnosticism. (Also known as New Age)