Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I'M GOING TO DATE MYSELF BUT...

Remember those McDonald's Hamburger commericials from the 1980's and all those delightful running characters they had?  There was Ronald McDonald, of course, the Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, Grimace, Officer Big Mac and all the rest.  But not too many people remember this rather obscure McDonaldland character.

The Hambishop.

47 comments:

TLF+ said...

Very bad pairing with a white set, IMO. That secret sauce guarantees a trip to the dry cleaner and a p.o.'d altar guild.

pchurcher87 said...

It's the old Joke about Mcdonalds going to the pope and asking to sponsor the church, all they have to do is serve hamburgers instead of bread. The pope says, "Not a chance, my child, we cannot violate the holy sacrament". "We'll double the price and supply all your communion wine for free" they replied. "Well, in that case" said the pope" I'll take the deal, but Hovis are going to be angry!"

Nickie Goomba said...

Who could ever forget the Venerable Archdeacon McArches? He was replaced in 1971 by the bland and non-threatening Mayor McCheese.

Denita said...

His Excellency, Bishop Q. Pounder.

cuaguy said...

I will give His Excellency this- as hideous as the chasuble is, at least he knows how to vest... Amice, proper amount of lace on the alb, stole and pectoral cross UNDER the chasuble, and a rather nice crosier...

Anonymous said...

At first glance, I thought it was a Moonpie. My southern upbringing, no doubt.

Chris said...

cuaguy - crozier in the correct hand, too. But what is that meant to be? The liturgical symbolism of the hamburger escapes me…

John Bassett said...

Is it a hamburger or a woopie pie?

Free Range Anglican said...

Bishop can haz cheezeburger.

Fr. Caleb said...

I suspect the artist meant to suggest the sun and the moon, perhaps in eclipse, or a giant political button the name to be added when he decides for whom to vote. I'm sure any resemblence to a hamburger is purely coincidental but then, manna and quail for the body are as necessary as food for the soul.

The Underground Pewster said...

The Communion Waferburglar

midwestnorwegian said...

Klatuu Barrada Nicto!

twsumrall said...

This photo is making me hungry for some fried eggs with Tabasco sauce ... mmmmmm.

Anthony S. Layne said...

@ cuaguy: Yep, he's got everything going on, and he's handsome to boot. Too bad he's WEARING A FREAKIN' EGG MCMUFFIN ON HIS CHEST! ... sorry, just had to let out my inner Sam Kinison ....

SherryTex said...

And on Friday, it's the Filet-o-Fish!

Bosco said...

This is Bishop Sample, one of the most orthodox mid-western bishops out there. This photo looks like he was visiting at a parish and was put at the mercy of their vestment selection. As he is in the UP of Michigan, it isn't like all the parishes can afford to purchase sets of new vestments from Granda.

Having said all that, the vestment does seem to be dated from a certain period in our recent history. Maybe he was playing a joke on one of his priests.

Joseph K @ Defend Us In Battle said...

I support what Bosco says. The set is poor, but the Bishop is hardcore!

Séamas Seosamh said...

If you all look carefully, you can see the Sacramentary is being propped up by a plexi-glas book stand thing, and I fairly certain that those green plants are fake.

That microphone ought to go out into the garbage on Tuesday as well. I imagine he has a big boy voice.

Fr. Deacon Daniel said...

Hold the crosier, toss the amice, holy orders without gauntlets all we ask is that your mitres worn on your head. Have it your way at bishop...have it your way, have it your way at bishopping!

Hidden One said...

It is difficult for me to see how this post promotes virtue and not sin.

Sibyl said...

It's a Shrove Tuesday (pancake supper) Chausable, of course.

Angry Jason said...

If I were a betting man, I'd bet at least one of the following is true:

- that he doesn't like the new, more faithful mass translation

- that people hold hands during the Our Father at his masses

- and gesture with their hands at "and also with you"

- has lots of "extraordinary" ministers

- has missing kneelers in his parishes

Pax et Bonum said...

Angry Jason, you'd be wrong on all counts. As had been said previously, Bishop Sample of Marquette, MI, is one of the most faithful, orthodox bishops out there. I have personally attended his celebration of the Novus Ordo in Latin. He is also a phenomenal Canon Lawyer and a good friend of Cardinal Burke, even serving on the Board of Directors of His Eminence's Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse. This has to be, as suggested above, some horrible situation at one of the parishes he was visiting in his diocese.
You shouldn't bet.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for great Bishops! I'm sure he has a sense of humor, too!

Anonymous said...

What a silly burger.
Damon Thomson

Anonymous said...

Angry Jason -

I think you would be surprised if you were to google Bishop Sample of Marquette. As Pax et Bonum and others have said, he is one of the most orthodox bishops we have in our state, and our country too.

Anonymous said...

What the hell. .
Is the Episcopal Church losing its preeminence? He's orthodox you say.
.. Well only a homophobic, heterosexist, speviesist ROMAN would put a depiction of a slain third gender (steer) bovine on a chasuble because among others it would offend our ecumenical partners the Hindus, Jains, Lady GaGa and the Rt. Rev. Sinead O'Connor.



Our's would be a BocaBurger on an artisanal hard role from Whole Foods.stus

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the typos
There's a new systemic sin in that last post I bet you haven't even heard of. Note that it was invented by a straight, white male.

Anthony S. Layne said...

@ Anonymous: Actually, I'd heard all three before. I wouldn't be surprised if any or all of them had been invented by a straight white male; no political culture can beat Western leftism for institutionalized self-hatred.

Anita Moore said...

I was afraid that was the faithful and highly orthodox Bishop Sample. But on further reflection, I must respect him now more than ever after seeing him in that get-up, which had to be somebody's idea of a joke on him. Instead of having a temper tantrum about it, he put it on with a smile on his face. Clearly he is a man of humility and penance.

Brad Miner said...

When you date yourself, how long do you wait before calling yourself back?

pelerin said...

My pictures have returned on the blog - seeing this I'm not sure it is a good thing after all!! But it is still compulsive viewing.

Anonymous said...

Really, does no one but me recognize a pix when he sees it?

Anonymous said...

BTW, Fr. Deacon Daniel - at least one of us remembers that tune from Burger King years and years ago!

Brian Delaney said...

I think some of the "anonymous" posters need to get over their anger issues :)

.....CLIFFORD said...

What? What? I missed the Feast of S'Mores again? I really need to update my Outlook.

acontra said...

any maple syrup to go with those pancakes?

Anonymous said...

It is a good thing people no longer have to fast before Mass, because otherwise the celebrant might be trampled in the rush to grab a burger.

Sounds like a case of great celebrant, baaaaad vestment.
TXRed

Dr. Mabuse said...

Reminds me of "MST3K - The Movie":

You're wondering who we are...what we're doing...and why I have a picture of a burger on my chest.

Mark in the Heartland said...

I'm not sure why my previous post didn't make it to the site, but, I'll try again.

This, to me, is a representation of a Pyx - to carry the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and infirmed. I really don't believe it has anything to do with a hamburger. One of the "anonymous" posters said the same thing on 10-13-11.

Anonymous said...

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2011/10/bishop-alexander-sample-on-liturgical.html

DN said...

Gosh I want a McDouble so bad right now.

Andy said...

+McCheese

Anonymous said...

The Bishop of Hamburger wishes to remind you that it's free fries when the snow flies, and come check out our new drive through window open late on feast days.

Archpriest John Morris said...

What is the meaning of the symbol on the front of his vestment? I cannot be what it looks like. No one would wear an image of a handburger on their vestments. What is it?

Fr. John W. Morris

Joshua Bovis said...

I have been laughing about this every day for about three weeks!

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