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    The husband and I saw this while walking this morning. Yes, there is a church nearby (via car).





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    For some reason, this stuff fascinates me. I mean, who made the conscious decision while driving that they just couldn't stand to have that calendar in their vehicle any longer? Now, if only I could decipher the meaning of all of those mate-less shoes that I see so often at stop lights...
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Don't you think that would hurt the new Pope's feelings to see the old pope on a 2008 calendar?
    Sure the new Pope is an ass compared to JP2 but he still has feelings.

    I love religious paraphernalia. My friends dad was a total Christian Born again nut job who would hand out these little comics on Halloween instead of Canady about how the Pope runs the mafia with giant computers in the Vatican basement. I got him to get me the whole set. The absolute best though was my friends weed connection in Regina was a strange old cowboy guy and he had a huge black velvet painting of Elvis being crucified. It was young Elvis with a crown of thorns and roses. The guy did not see it as ironic or funny at all either.
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    Canady

    Canady, huh? Is that like Sean Hannity from Canada?

    Sorry. I couldn't resist.

    I tried googling "crucified Elvis" but I couldn't find anything to satisfy my curiousity. I really want to see that picture.
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    @Mike Wolfer - maybe they were mad the old pope was on the calendar and not the new one, as unsub said, and they threw it out the window. It's the oddest piece of litter I've seen on the road so far.
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      CommentAuthorAlexis
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
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    Now, if only I could decipher the meaning of all of those mate-less shoes that I see so often at stop lights...


    Where I live the shoes mark gang territories. Do you live in a city?
    Last week at work someone left a box of envelopes for donating money to the church on the table instead of a tip.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
     (456.7)
    A few years back, an aunt and uncle and I were walking down a road bordering a hayfield. Tossed on the side of the road was a framed abstract art painting called (via the label on the back) "Alien Encounter."

    Either it blew off the back of a pile of possessions heaped in a pickup truck, or someone hated it so much they threw it out of their car window.

    I eventually donated it to FOUND magazine.
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    For me, nothing beats the day I was walking down the beach and found a dead fish inside a condom.

    Creepiest vision of my life.
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    When I graduated from college, a lot of my fellow art students had too much artjunk to even give away, so we threw it away or left it in odd places.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
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    Now, if only I could decipher the meaning of all of those mate-less shoes that I see so often at stop lights...


    I was under the impression they represented convenient places to score drugs.

    As for weird finds, the weirdest I can think of comes from the time me and some friends were strolling along the beach. A bunch of the plastic inserts from Kinder eggs (or more likely the some cheaper generic version) had washed up on the shore, and I jokingly said they were probably mermaid eggs. I grabbed one at random and opened it up, and what should be inside but a tiny plastic mermaid. She now sits atop my monitor as a good luck charm.
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    I was under the impression they represented convenient places to score drugs.


    I've heard that as well, but I'm not sure if I believe it.
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    I once found a dead vicar outside on the landing....
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
     (456.13)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Canady is our hyper nationalistic Canadian candy. Canada uber alles!
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
     (456.14)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    "I once found a dead vicar outside on the landing...."

    <i>What's it's Diocese?</i>
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    He probably won't last the month. The grass shredders are in the area.
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    The church probably ordered these from a printer in Asia the better part of a year ago and when they arrived decided it'd be in poor taste to distribute them.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Heaven forfend the catholic church do something in poor taste!
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    @Kosmopolit - no, they threw it out the window because they were too lazy to wait until they got home to trash it.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2008
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    StefanJ

    A few years back, an aunt and uncle and I were walking down a road bordering a hayfield. Tossed on the side of the road was a framed abstract art painting called (via the label on the back) "Alien Encounter."

    Either it blew off the back of a pile of possessions heaped in a pickup truck, or someone hated it so much they threw it out of their car window.

    I eventually donated it to FOUND magazine.


    Maybe you should have taken the painting literally, and it really was an alien encounter. (Or the artist left it on purpose, to make people think about what exactly alien encounters are.)
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008 edited
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    When you meet the Pope on the road, kill the pope.

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