It is like I am twelve years old as I erupt in giggle fits every time I look at this. That lady in Spain meant well, but there are a lot of things you shouldn't do unless you are an expert.
Pretty much this will be a post that contains a lot of links to other sites. Oh well, it is my third post of the day. Yeah, third post. This helps make up for my posting laziness right? I think with the rain of Isaac I may even get in a few terrible films this weekend!
Back to the fresco...
I am sure that after this crime against art there was going to be a stiff punishment, but I am betting now it wont be as bad since this has become a tourist destination. "Tourists Flock to Furry Beast Jesus Fresco" - this just makes me giggle more. Not just because now people want to see this in person, but because it now makes me think like Rush Limbaugh. He has come up with some pretty crazy conspiracies, like the latest that "Obama manipulated Isaac's storm track to delay GOP convention" -yeah, he really said something along these lines. I am sure Obama also changed the storm track to ruin my weekend. Seriously though, am I crazy to say that maybe this was on purpose to get more tourists? Like a "Tee hee, let's get Cecelia to do it. This will get us so much news coverage!"
Fresco Jesus is on Twitter and you can even submit your own rendering! Seriously, you can scribble and submit your own fresco via Twitter. The collection of submitted images are on Pinterest. Some are not that great but there are a few chuckles in the bunch.
Here is what my submission would be if I ever did anything with my Twitter account. It was kind of hard to paint with their program. Now that I look at it, I really didn't need their program since I didn't leave any of the original fresco at all. Oh well. I guess it is some sort of Memeception as it is a meme within a meme...
There are tons of other references out there to this botched image...can you imagine people dressing like this for Halloween? Imagine it. Someone will do it. Here are a few images from http://www.cheezburger.com/
Do an image search for "Jesus fresco" and see what pops up. Do it.
There is a lesson to be learned from this. Don't try and do something you don't know how to do if it is really old or really important.