Sunday, May 28, 2006

Culinary Iconography - Jesus head in found in roots of asparagus plant

I found this at Godless Wonder's blog. This is so bullshit. It's too perfect of a face and had to have been "sculpted".

Divine vegetation in tutor’s garden

A GARDENER had a revelation when he dug up his asparagus plant and saw the face of Jesus.

Martin Gregory was enjoying his Sunday morning gardening when he noticed something quite different about one of his asparagus ferns he removed from a pot.

As the 52-year-old laid the 30-inch plant on the grass the sun shone down on the roots and revealed the face of Jesus to him.

The part-time mosaic tutor said: "I thought Good gracious! It's the face of Jesus.

"It's the most weird thing I have ever seen.

"The roots are fantastic. You can actually make out a thorn crown around his head, his eyes and nose.

"I've heard about Mother Theresa's face being seen in a bagel but I thought this was much better."


Anonymous said...

I think it looks more like Henry VIII, but that's just me.

Anonymous said...

This is so bullshit. It's too perfect of a face and had to have been "sculpted".

That was my immediate response also. But, you never know.

Anonymous said...

Sculpted or not, Jesus?? Gimme a break. That could just as easily be Jerry Garcia!!

Duane said...

Okay, here is my problem with all this (and it's probably been stated before). How in the hell do we even know what Jesus looked like? We're seeing iconography and popular images that were developed long after Jesus lived (assuming he did). As far as I know there are no extant images of Jesus from the period when he actually lived. Right or wrong?

Stardust said...

duane - one knows what Jeebus looked like (if he indeed did really exist.)
He could have been super ugly with a huge beak nose; he could have been short and fat and hairy; he could have been tall and lanky and bald...who knows! People imagine him whatever way they want. That's what you can do with an imaginary friend. You can give him any traits that you want.

concerned citizen said...

Obviously it molded itself as it grew in a head shaped planter. fake! fake!