Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Holy Pierogi!!

The Lord's Face Found Fried into Surface of Polish Delicacy! On Palm Sunday 2005, Donna Lee of Toledo was cooking a few pierogis for the Easter holiday. When she flipped one over, reality took a bit of a flip, too. She and her husband saw the face of their savior pan-fried into the surface of the Polish delicacy.
"They're usually browned one side and browned on the other but this one was the only one that didn't brown on both sides," said Donna. "It's very special and they've made a joke of me since April, so I don't know, it just means a lot to me."
So, what did she do with it:
  • Set up a makeshift shrine in her front yard?
  • Bring it to her local chaplain?
  • Send it to the Vatican as a gift for newly elected Pope Benedict XVI?
Nope, nope, and nope. Mrs. Lee stuffed the holy pierogi into a plastic bag, froze it, and then auctioned it off on eBay! I'll bet you can guess who bought it. Can you? Yup! Golden Palace Casino won the blessed dough pouch with a winning bid of $1775!! Man, is there anything that an online casino won't buy? Golden Palace already purchased the grilled cheese sandwich that had an image of the Virgin Mary. And they even bought ad space on a pregnant woman's belly. Anyway... So one more modern "relic" is relegated to Golden Palace's traveling road show of oddities (wouldn't the folks who see these "visions" be better qualified as oddities?). Well, at least the Lee family will be showered with blessings -- er, cold hard cash -- for their pious discovery. Here is a photo of the pierogi (click for story).
Holy Pierogi! Photo Courtesy of WTOL 11 News
Here is the eBay listing (it will probably only be available for about a month). Update [08/16/2005 3:21pm EST]: I've been looking at the image seared into the pierogi, and I've gotta say ... I think it looks much more like Frank Zappa than Jesus Christ. And I think ol' Frank would have dug that.

"Some take the Bible for what it’s worth, when it says that the meek shall inherit the earth; well I heard that some sheik bought New Jersey last week, and you . . . ain’t gettin’ nothing!" -- Frank Zappa (song: "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" album: You Are What You Is)

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