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Friday, March 30, 2007

OH, SWEET JESUS


Artist Cosimo Cavallaro, who covered a Manhattan hotel room in mozzarella cheese in 1999, has cooked up another scheme to get his name out there.

This time he's made a 6-foot anatomically correct sculpture of Jesus ... out of 200 pounds of milk chocolate.

The 485,460-calorie Messiah has Esquire magazine listings all the nutritional facts of the chocolate Jesus that is scheduled to be unveiled to the public April 1.

The magazines claims you could live off this piece of junk food for more than eight months. It must be solid. But I'm wondering, why didn't Cavallaro use white chocolate? And, because the ears were always the first to go on my chocolate Easter bunnies, I'm wondering what part of this would you eat first?
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Man cannot live by bread alone.



P.S. Obviously, for this blog the front view of the AP photo of the chocolate Jesus was cropped. And the bread shot was all I had to offer that was somewhat relevant from my photo archives.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

You know how different children's charity groups/homes are often recipients of the huge chocolate Easter rabbits?...it'd be kind of funny if a nun's convent received this as a gift..(funnier yet, a monastery full of men)..love to see the secret midnight snacking and the post-nibbling confessions..forgive me Father , for I have "bitten off more than I can chew"...but then again, this might be the first sexual experience for many of them..will it be deemed a miracle if it starts shedding "tears" or will it just be the melting from the stage lights? If it's anatomically correct, was He risen?

Fri Mar 30, 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous sophia murano said...

The artist is sacrilegious. This is disgusting. He should have gone to a children's ward in a hospital and made a gigantic Easter bunny for the children to enjoy. Then his 15 minutes of fame would be worth it.

Fri Mar 30, 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous soapbox annie said...

Wonder where the artist is going to store it after showing it? Hopefully in the attic during the summer. Maybe the Virgin Mary will be made out of white chocolate next, along with a huge bonbon made to look like the Pope, or a box shaped like a cross, full of chocolate religious figures for Valentine's Day!

Fri Mar 30, 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, a confectionary Christ. Just what the doctor ordered. They'll have to serve it with Madonna french toast.

Fri Mar 30, 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Calories for Christ,eh? Like the old adage,"One man's art is another man's junk". So be it with the ChristChocolate.
Was J.C. black? Is that what the artist is intimating?
Just a rather creepy piece of rubbish.
So perhaps,"On the Third Day...He melted",instead of rising,eh? LOL

Fri Mar 30, 10:12:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

I have a sense of humor like anyone else, but this is sacreligious. Whatever this artist's reasoning, and whether or not he was Christian, he did the Christian community a huge disservice.

Christ is naked, edible, and this is an absolute mockery, right in the middle of Lent.

Sat Mar 31, 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Job said...

Aha, so God is not dead. He has morphed into a candy bar.

Have ye no decency left?

I'm giving up blogging for Lent.

Sat Mar 31, 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I guess all those who gave up chocoate for Lent have to wait another week to taste it!

Sat Mar 31, 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous PETE said...

UPDATE!!!!!! 3/31/07

THE PLANNED SHOW OF THIS ALLEGED WORK OF ART HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO PUBLIC OUTCRY!!!



DECENCY PREVAILS YET AGAIN!

Sat Mar 31, 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

The artist insists he didn't mean anything wrong,and that he's a Christian. A reporter asked if he would make a chocolate stature of Mohammad or Buddha, and he said no because that was not his religion. The guy just wasn't thinking, I think.

When you look at this "work of art", it looks pretty decent, but naked and made of chocolate makes it so indecent. Chocolate bunnies, chocolate Jesus. Palm Sunday is today. I'll be praying that the artist not be deterred in utilizing his talent, but that he put it to more thoughtful use, at least, when it comes to the depiction of Jesus Christ.

Sun Apr 01, 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous wwjd? said...

Gee, are all the so-called masterpieces of Michelangelo/DaVinci with their life-size anatomically-correct nudes of Christ also sacreligious? Who determines what is art? God?

Sun Apr 01, 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous pms said...

is chocolate God? God, I hope so!

Sun Apr 01, 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

I saw the masterpieces of DaVinci and Michelangelo as a child, and thought they were beautiful. This rendition could be seen that way... the chocolate aspect is what's making a lot of people upset. During Lent. Chocolate Easter Bunnies and Chocolate Easter Jesus? Is seems sacreligious at worst and poorly thought out at best.

Sun Apr 01, 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I guess it would be tasteless if a visitor was wandering around wearing a "Bite Me" tee-shirt at the chocolate Jesus exhibit...

Tue Apr 03, 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

has anyone seen the "other" chocolate Jesue ? It's a papier mache Barack Obama dressed as the Messiah by some new artist...

Wed Apr 04, 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of you people watched Jesus' crucifiction? He didn't use white chocolate because Jesus was black. He was black and naked when he died, deal with it. All of us men have dicks, and jesus was a man. If it is sacreligious to have a penis, I guess the existence of Christ himself is a sacreligious concept.

Wed Nov 14, 11:21:00 AM  

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