Friday, April 14, 2006

Freaky Friday

This Jesus character continues to blog at a healthy pace. For someone so busy with humanity's salvation and such, he finds time to update fairly regularly. He seems to have a good thing going; he has a light touch on tough subjects, a sense of humor, and a talent for deflecting difficult questions. As long as people are aware enough to pick up on the joke, things should be fine. He also picked a great theme for a blog, because, in all honesty, the Jesus Christ of our pop culture is ripe for parody.
He is widely loved, even if some of his followers aren't, and instanstly recognizable. Jesus is a revered enough character that poking fun is still edgy, but he's also accesible enough (name another deity that regularly appears in coloring books) that it's okay to make fun of him. Others just don't work as well. Superman is accesible, but not edgy enough. With Muhammed it's the other way around. Jesus just fits perfectly in the middle, at least among this particular circle. An otherwise unremarkable comment can become screamingly funny if the author is "Jesus Christ," because it both puts Jesus into a contemporary setting with excellent fish-out-of-water potential and allows the author to play off of our expectations of what he would say or do as the ultimate "nice guy."

Despite this potential, so far only the Mustaches, jesusisthenewblack.blogspot, and South Park have done much at all with this idea. Maybe it's just too soon. Or maybe nobody should do it at all. Any thoughts?

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8 Comments:

At 8:07 PM, April 14, 2006, Blogger Tay said...

its still outright blasphemy. i don't mind charicatures, like that on south park, or even outright portrayals, like mel gibson's passion, but both have very real reasons. i don't know, i just think it is stupid and that the guy should not do it.

 
At 9:53 PM, April 14, 2006, Blogger The_Janitor said...

How can we be sure that it's not Jesus posting on our blog? The Manly Mustache Organization does have Andrew "Muslim Magic" Kubas and Sam "Anti-christ" Walker, maybe Jesus is trying to convert them.

 
At 10:48 PM, April 14, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

I thought Jesus was kid c.

On one of the posts, kid c answered a question and responded with all the "my child..." and "the lord has spoken" crap.

i wrote a note on there saying "so kid c is jesus?" and almost immediately after, the entire post and comments were deleted.

 
At 12:16 AM, April 15, 2006, Blogger Tay said...

i noticed that too kubas, but jason pointed out that in all of the other commments the person's name was followed by a dash and a response, whereas this one was followed by a comma. idk, it is superficial but i think erik might just be dumb enough and have enough time on his hands to do such a thing. let's face it, he goes to clc.

and when did sam walker's nickname become "anti-christ"?

 
At 1:35 AM, April 15, 2006, Blogger Kid C said...

Tay, you're a douche-bag. Seriously. Go F*** Yourself.

 
At 9:16 AM, April 15, 2006, Blogger royalewithcheese_ said...

lets just accept it for what it is, funny even though it pushes the boundrys of good taste. At least he doesn't make Jesus Vulgar or Racist. It's just funny and if you dont think it is you dont have to read it.

 
At 11:23 AM, April 15, 2006, Blogger Tay said...

honestly erik, where is the love. obviously this was in jest, but you knew what you were going to get when you went to clc. i mean, let's face it, a kid of your caliber doesn't belong at clc (and this isn't in the way of patronizing, i'm just saying you don't think a "term paper" is vocab list and you can write with polysylabic words strung together in coherent sentences). so i'm jsut saying we can be friends and still poke fun, let's just not take massive offense.

 
At 1:36 PM, April 16, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

tay, was that you who commented on jesus' blog and called him a blasphemer earlier?

 

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