Not long ago I received some parodies via email from one of my readers. After reading them I asked him if he had a blog and if not suggested he should start one. Well he took my advice and did start a blog. Yesterday I linked to the hilarious Ash-O-Matic 5000 and today he has produced The ten step Marty Haugen song writing program.
I do wish the parish I went to today had used his AW777 pen to impose the ashes. Each year I hope for a shape that actually looks like a cross on my forehead only to be disappointed by yet another amorphous smudge. Though I wonder what I would do if this ever happened. Maybe I would spray it with some High Gloss Clearcoat Enamel Spray Paint to preserve it throughout the day.
Yeah, Rick and I were having ash-cross envy today. After Mass, Rick commented on how one older man got a really cool looking cross on his forehead, and his was only an ugly smudge. I was afraid mine looked like a swastika, just like Charles Manson and his “family” has.
Maybe you could hold a cross-shaped stencil onto your head first.
Hey you’ve got some stiff competition here Jeff! Is there room for two “parodista” at St Blog’s??!!
I laughed so much I (almost) cried, which of course helped wash out all that liberally-applied ash that had fallen off my forehead.
As for the ashes, I had a fine cross on my forehead yesterday. The priest who did it has a “double-dipping” process. He does the vertical line, then dips into the ashes again for the horizontal line. Smudge-free crosses until someone puts her head in her hands before thinking. 🙂
I was told that mine looked like an inukshuk
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