Saturday, February 19, 2005

What would Jesus do with His dogs?

Dogs Deserve Better is an organization that aims to free dogs from life of being chained or penned. DDB runs various campaigns to educate dog owners and promote a better life for dogs. One of DDB's campaigns is an educational poster campaign. The poster campaign address five different aspects of dog chaining: physical needs, generational habits, legislation, humane treatment, and moral obligations. The poster for the moral obligation begs the questions "Would Jesus chain his dogs?" Further information about DDB and this poster are available at the DDB Website.

Behold the Power of Cheesus

Cheesus Industries, "International distributor of premium quality, religious-themed cheese sculptures," brings you Cheesus. Cheesus is a cheddar cheese replication of Jesus. Cheesus's website bares the slogan "I don't care if the whole word freezes, as long as I've got my Cheddar Cheesus." (TM) Cheesus is not available yet, but, according to the site, he will be "available soon at a select specialty store near you." Cheesus even has a celebrity spokesperson, Richard Cheese. Cheese is a parody lounge singer with such CD's as "I'd like a virgin" and "Tuxicity." Other forthcoming products include Swiss-Cheesus ("It's the hole-iest"), Port Wine Cheese, and Gouda Buddha. While there seems to be little reality to Cheesus, I couldn't ignore a cheese image of Jesus.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

Jesus isn't just fighting Satan anymore. He's fighting Vampires. These aren't just any vampires either. These are lesbian-flesh-stealing-vampires who wreak havoc in the Canadian city of Ottawa. Only Jesus can save the day.

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is a low-budget Canadian film put out by Odessa Filmworks. According to the various reviews I've read, this new breed of Vampires has become innovative. They figured out a way to appear in the day time. They have kidnapped the lesbians of Ottawa and begun grafting the Lesbian-human skin into their own other-worldly skin so the sun no longer poses a problem. Not only has this created a massive lesbian shortage but now the Vampires can hunt in daylight. They are no longer forced to only lurk at night.

The only answer is Jesus Christ. The movie's trailer touts "In the new millennium, vampires no longer fear the sun. Now they're going to learn it's time to fear the Son of God." Jesus even has sidekicks, El Santo, a Mexican wrestler, and Mary Magnum, a gun-toting femme fatal in red leather. During the course of the movie Jesus gets an "Extreme Makeover". He goes from the traditional robe and long, flowing hair to "holey" jeans from the thrift store and some earrings. (I guess it's too difficult to beat up lesbian vampires in a robe.)

This b-movie seems to be a horror/musical/comedy/cult-film from the sounds of the several reviews available online.

Just like the website says “This sure ain’t Sunday school.”

"Jesus Is My Homeboy"

I bring you the shirt that inspired this blog and this entire research project. The shirt that boldly states "Jesus is my Homeboy". This shirt isn't just prestigious because it bears the name and image of Jesus, but it has clung to such celebrity bodies as Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Pam Anderson, and Ashton Kutcher. Just to mention a few. The shirt is made by Teenage Millionaire.

An article in the Detroit News titled "What A Trend We Have In Jesus" said, "Los Angeles-based clothing company Teenage Millionaire introduced the design three years ago. 'We were looking at pop icons of the 21st century, and Jesus topped the list,' says Chris Hoy, a partner in Teenage Millionaire. '[The shirts] appeal to the religious people and the hipsters alike.'" ( 03/08/04)

Christians haven’t reached a consensus as to whether or not they like the shirt. Some love it. Some hate it. But the clothing, poster, bumper sticker, and accessory industries seem to love the craze.