In case you had any doubts JC the First is still a bankable concept for moving product.
- In New York, The Proposition gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood will present “Chocolate Saints … Sweet Jesus” featuring The Dude and several saints sculpted in the sweet stuff. An earlier show was canceled due to protests. That chocolate version was to feature a naked and “anatomically correct” representation. In the new one He is clothed so the Catholics are cool. (BTW: Great headline: Naked chocolate Jesus rises again. NYT was also inspired: A Guide to Recognizing Your Chocolate Saints.)
- Wal-Mart has begun stocking the Talking Jesus Messenger of Faith doll. I want one with that old Barbie voice chip in it that says “Math is hard.” While this has been covered in much media, I could not find it at Walmart.com. I did, however, find it at Target.com which I usually think of as more heathen than Wal-Mart. They have a special: JC and his mom for $39.98. Puts new meaning in the phrase “super saver” doesn’t it? Personally, I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus …
- Kid Rock, who apparently is famous for something other than his taste in ex-wives, has also found Jesus. Or at least found Jesus to be a good marketing move. His CD “Rock N Roll Jesus” has become #1 on the charts. Given how few people actually still buy CDs, how many do you have to sell to be #1?
- Kid Rock is not the only one combining the devil’s music and JC successfully. A Catholic priest in Italy who moonlights as an impersonator of that other king says “he believes Elvis is an appropriate inspiration for Christian worship because he sang of ‘love in general.‘” And there are more than a few of us who believe he (and maybe He) will rise again.