Tuesday, May 3, 2011

LAVENDER AND YELLOW THING FOR SALE

Possibly a Rothko.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just hurled acrossed the room.

Fr. Yousuf said...

And for our opening hymn please turn in your hymnals to number 45637485757, "Rubber Ducky, You're the One"...

Richmonde said...

Come back, William Morris, all is forgiven.

FrKnowsBest said...

I'll gladly take a Rothko over that. Blech.

X said...

Just an FYI - That is blue and white, not lavender and yellow. The foreground is lit by camera flash and the background is lit by incandescent light bulbs. The camera's white balance system did it's best and went in the middle, giving the flash a cooler hue than normal to compensate for the yellow from the incandescent bulbs. What you are looking at is water on the shore...probably to make you think of baptism. It's still a fail, but it's not as bad as you first thought.

Anonymous said...

Drugs are NOT the answer. Please tell the architects.

Gail F said...

Anonymous: That is some kind of quilt or piece of "textile art," the architect is probably not to blame.

Anonymous said...

leftover weaving project from the 70's?

Kelso said...

Bet you a dollar to a doughnut this parish has people in the procession waving those fishing poles with streamers on them.

Nickie Goomba said...

I feel all spiritual-like.

The Underground Pewster said...

The pulpit looks like it has sprung a leak.

wannabeanglican said...

I'm dizzy now.

Anonymous said...

Rothko paintings are boring and highly over-rated, but there is no point in insulting him further by associating this stuff with this waste of wool.

Anonymous said...

I just read several pages of this blog. I rolled my eyes at ugly vestments.
But it is your nasty (or maybe assholish would be better word) attitude that leaves me more dismayed and disgusted than any batik, neon colored chasuble ever could. Blech.

Jesse said...

What's really weird is that the altar looks like it's been arranged for ad orientem celebration. I can't imagine that the person who selected the frontal was responsible for that! There's evidently a civil war going on in the sacristy...

priest's wife said...

bath towel?

priest's wife said...

I know they aren't vestments- but where do we post photos of tacky desert scenes that find themselves in the sanctuary during Lent?

Cunjo said...

@jesse
Yeah. Ad orientem.

I was like - WTH?

Therese Z said...

I don't think that's Catholic or Piskie. Isn't it Lutheran? The arrangement of book and basket and really big ewer makes me think ELCA, or LCMS with an Altar Society with bad taste and a quilting setting on their machines.

antoncontra said...

Bounty paper towels and napkins.........the quicker picker upper....now new and improved for altars!

Anonymous said...

It's not a Rothko, it's an Edvard Munch -It's the water from "The Scream"

Marjorie

pelerin said...

Great comment from The Underground Pewster.

romishgraffiti said...

But it is your nasty (or maybe assholish would be better word) attitude that leaves me more dismayed and disgusted than any batik, neon colored chasuble ever could. Blech.

You are mistaken. You see, what these vestments deserve is that the priest be stripped down on the spot, the vestmensts shredded, fed to wild dogs, and the dog's poop burned.

Making fun of them IS the charitable response.

Anonymous said...

This is why you don't leave some things in a car parked in the sun; they melt.

JL said...

No kidding, Fr. Yousuf--I did once have to sing "Rubber Duckie" during a church service--on Easter morning, no less. To protect the innocent, though, I'm not saying where.

FrKnowsBest said...

That, uh, dribbly thing on the pulpit--that blue and white thing trying to pass itself off as a parament--wouldn't look half bad if it were attached correctly. The upper left-hand corner from the viewer's vantage point seems to be slipping a little.

Or maybe it's just trying to fall to the ground in shame.

Denita said...

Maybe this is in Texas in the summer with no air in the church?

romishgraffiti said...

But it is your nasty (or maybe assholish would be better word) attitude that leaves me more dismayed and disgusted than any batik, neon colored chasuble ever could. Blech.

You are mistaken. See, bad vestments deserve to be stripped off the pastor on sight, be ripped to shreds, the shreds fed to wild dogs, and the dog's poop burned.

In other words, making fun of them IS the charitable response.

Christine Falk Dalessio said...

I've been on facebook long enough to have been looking for the "like" button immediately after nearly (forgive me) spewing my ice tea on this one... the Rothko comment... thank you for sharing. No wonder the people of God are confused :)