Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A "What If" re-post

A re-post from a couple of years back. Right on time...or a day early, depending on one's point of view... explained in the update following the graphic.

Meanwhile, I ask what I asked two years ago...what if you gave a dinner and no one showed?

We don't know, maybe Michelangelo got paid by the square inch. Or maybe he suffered from horror vacui, which in art is the fear of empty space. So he filled the painting with people and hidden symbolism.

THE UPDATE: One of the most famous meals in history is commemorated a day late, a new book by a Cambridge University physicist claims.

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, who was knighted last year for his contribution to science, argues that the last supper Jesus Christ shared with his disciples occurred on Wednesday, April 1, AD33, rather than on a Thursday as traditionally celebrated in most Christian churches.


Punch said...


Mr. Charleston said...

So this whole frigging thing, this thing that has influenced world events, that has created distrust and angst among mankind for over two millennium... is AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE?! WHAT THE FUCK!

jadedj said...

Punch---Your eloquence is a thing of beauty and admiration.

Mr. C---Very possible, dude...very possible.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So, the old two calendar switcheroo, eh? Nice.

jadedj said...

DSWS---Yassir...from the comedy team of Julian and Greg.

Chimp said...

I know you like Monty Python, JJ, so you might like this LAST SUPPER version:

Pope: Evening, Michelangelo. I want to have a word with you about this painting of yours, "The Last Supper."

Michelangelo: Oh, yeah?

Pope: I'm not happy about it.

Michelangelo: Oh, dear. It took me hours.

Pope: Not happy at all.

Michelangelo: Is it the jello you don't like?

Pope: No.

Michelangelo: Ah, no, I know, they do have a bit of colour, don't they? Oh, I know, you don't like the kangaroo?

Pope: What kangaroo?

Michelangelo: No problem, I'll paint him out.

Pope: I never saw a kangaroo!

Michelangelo: Uuh...he's right in the back. I'll paint him out! No sweat, I'll make him into a disciple.


Tom Harper said...

Caption for the picture:

"Sir, are you SURE you have twelve friends who will be joining you any minute? You said that 4 hours ago. You've been occupying that table all evening, on our busiest night, and we're closing in half an hour."

jadedj said...

Chimp---Har, one of my favorites.

Tom---Brings a tear to the eye.

intelliwench said...

Hey, JJ - I saw this over at Vole's place and thought you and the girls would enjoy --

jadedj said...

intell---Har! Thanks. This is apropos to my fight with my MiL who is guilt tripping my wife about going to church on Easter. WTF. She doesn't go any other time of the year. But the most infuriating part is the crap the MiL is laying (no pun please) on our 7 yr old, telling her that God is going to punish us for not going. FUUUUUUUUUUUCKWAD HPOCRITICAL BITCH!

Sorry, I get a little carried away with this fantasy crap.

intelliwench said...

Glad you got a (much-needed) laugh, my friend! I have ex-in-laws who surely fret over intellikid not being properly dogmatized, but they're free to pray for her as much as they want.

Now I need to show Scooter Pie the video so she understands why she can't share my Reese's egg.

Harlequin said...

the comments are great... and the post was a great stimulus, as per usual. i do wonder about the quest for precision regarding events that likely can not be nailed down that way ( no pun intended...)

jadedj said...

intell---Be careful with impressionable minds (Scooter Pie's, that is).

Harlequin---"can not be nailed down"...har har har har, I love it.

TRUTH 101 said...

While this may be true, Saturday is still my golf and fishing day. I won't be celebrating Easter till Sunday.

Then again, maybe this guy that figured this stuff out forgot the time change across the millenia.

Then again, why do I care? I don't pay much attention in Church anyway.

Chimp said...


CommerciaL break:
I created a blog home for my new CHIMPY cartoon series:

Back to our show.

Does the Easter Bunny have a pet chicken or does SHE lay her own eggs?

jadedj said...

Truth---"...forgot the time change across the millenia." Indeed he did...among other things.

Chimp---Actually one thought is the eggs are from Mrs. Easter Bunny. She and the EB give their only begotten eggs, and they are dyed for our sins and gluttony.

Of course one other theory is that they are the descendant eggs of the talking snake family. You see it wasn't an apple that started all the trouble, it was a flatulent producing boiled egg.

I tend to go with this one, since every time I eat one I am aware of my nakedness and hide my face in shame. Anyway, in order to not scare the children, the Easter Snake was changed to the cuddly Easter Bunny.

Again, this is but one of many theories.

Off to see the Chimp Cartoons, any minute now.

Stephen said...

This post gives me pause...

jadedj said...

Stephen---Is that good, or bad?

Chimp said...

Now we learn that the Chick-fil-A franchise works for God and you must eat their "Holy Jesus"chicken "To Glorify God".

I used to go to "Church" for my chicken but now I will go to Chick-fil-A so I may enter heaven.

Now I know why angels have wings. They are chickens!!!

jadedj said...

Chimp---and we are all plucked.

Chimp said...

You misspelled 'plucked'. It's not 'pl' or 'ph'. It's with an 'F'!

jadedj said...

Chimp---Actually, I prefer the German version Pfuck.

Murr Brewster said...

As a former Lutheran, I can only conclude that word got out Jesus was serving lutefisk.

jadedj said...

MB---My wife is a former Lutheran, as well. I believe stinky lutefish is what drove her away. That, or the lack of Sunday morning sleep ins.

Chimp said...

I'm a former Catholic living in a Lutheran building.

I like this definition:

Lutefisk is not food, it is a weapon of mass destruction.

It is currently the only exception for the man who ate everything.

Otherwise, I am fairly liberal, I gladly eat worms and insects, but I draw the line on lutefisk.

jadedj said...

Chimp---I always thought Lutefish looked and smelled like toe cheese.

Chimp said...


intelliwench said...

Real Norskies don't eat lutefisk.

I think it's a sort of penance the immigrants do when they realize if they'd stayed home they'd have guaranteed healthcare, pensions, clean air, good education, ... need I go on?

jadedj said...

intell---Rub it in, rub it in.