web analytics

And then this lady

This is Cecilia Gimenez. You know her as the elderly Spanish cleaning lady who effed up that mural of Jesus last year. I know, she looks so normal. I pictured her as a tiny hunched up old thing, dressed in a big black sack and shuffling around with a besom. I guess my national mental stereotypes need a little touching up.

Well, she’s rich. Well, not rich rich, but her art has made about $66,000 for her little town, which has gone to a local charity. They charged admission to the church to peep at it. Behold, the power of the internet.

Now Cecilia’s going to get a little. She’s penning an agreement that gives her 49% of the profits of the merchandizing. T-shirts, coffee mugs, that sort of thing.

I suspect Cecilia’s about to learn something else remarkable about the internet: it has the attention span of a fruit fly. Monkey Jesus was, like, a whole year ago.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 14, 2013, 10:50 pm

I did like the Monkey Jesus Hallowe’en costume, though.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: August 14, 2013, 10:52 pm

Esto no soy un bebé con abogados para tocino, señor. Por favor un perro naranja petarda los al kohl.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: August 14, 2013, 10:54 pm

Don’t even try putting that through goggle transmute.

Comment from marymary
Time: August 15, 2013, 12:14 am

I am absolutely terrified of those wrinkly ear lobes.

Comment from Nina
Time: August 15, 2013, 12:28 am

Who? What?

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: August 15, 2013, 2:03 am

Here’s a totally unrelated-to-Monkey-Jesus question they’re asking over at PJMedia tonight: “Can living with chickens protect against face-eating bacteria?”

Well? Can it?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 15, 2013, 2:13 am

Meanwhile, archaeologists celebrate Uncle Badger’s recent sojourn in Germany. Well dug, Uncle B.!

Or was it ScottTheB?

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: August 15, 2013, 7:02 am

Nope, not me, I have never been to Germany. The photo is of a European Badger, like Uncle Badger. I hope Uncle B is doing better. I have got a summer sinus cold, and feel absolutly miserable.

Comment from ermine
Time: August 15, 2013, 12:55 pm

My co-worker and myself are laughing our asses off at the costume! Starting the day off good, thanks Weas.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 15, 2013, 2:51 pm

I can’t imagine why anyone aside from a professional restorer would even attempt such a thing. Was it ego or serious over-confidence?

We haven’t seen any Ecco-Mono inspired work from Weas yet have we?


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 15, 2013, 5:03 pm

Bad luck cousin Scott. And thanks for asking – I’m still having balance ‘issues’ but slowly climbing back. Damn bugs!

Looks like our Germany cousins have been up to their industrious best!

Comment from GregO
Time: August 16, 2013, 12:14 am

She seriously resembles my step-mother.

Nice to see an artist get some $$$$ for their work.

Did the Church ever fix the Jesus picture or is it still Monkey-fied? Just wonderin’

Comment from BigBluBug
Time: August 17, 2013, 8:42 pm

Please Stoaty, make a mug with Zombie Cecilia Gimenez on it. It should be pretty quick, she’s looks about 90% there.

And happy almost a week after VJ day. Oops, it’s now Remembrance of the Victory over japan day.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 17, 2013, 8:51 pm

I always loved that Rhode Island held out on VJ Day. Sad to hear they’ve waffled even that much, BBB.

I don’t think a zombie Gimenez mug would fly, though. She’s not enough of a public figure that I could get away with selling stuff with her picture on. And she’s claimed copyright on Monkey Jesus now.

Comment from BigBluBug
Time: August 18, 2013, 1:27 am

It’s still a holiday for gubment workers. Just a more solemn name. A solemn asskicking with the power of atomy goodness, I guess.

I once was fired because I said to my boss, “Butch up Nancy, it’s only a raccoon!”.

No tact has me.


Comment from BigBluBug
Time: August 18, 2013, 1:29 am

Hows about making a “Monkey Jesus Is My Co-Pilot” mug?


Write a comment

(as if I cared)

(yeah. I'm going to write)

(oooo! you have a website?)

Beware: more than one link in a comment is apt to earn you a trip to the spam filter, where you will remain -- cold, frightened and alone -- until I remember to clean the trap. But, hey, without Akismet, we'd be up to our asses in...well, ass porn, mostly.

<< carry me back to ol' virginny