Wednesday, January 17, 2007

St. Francis of Broadway.

(UPDATE: commenter bro. hughes says this is in fact Saint Lazarus. And he is right. 'Hello Hell? Reservation for one please.')
Sorry, but I'm just not ready to dive back into the backed-up cesspool of shitty advertising. Instead, let's start this week with the final chapter of the story of St. Francis of Assisi. In 1219, Francis tried to make peace with the Muslims of Egypt and their leader sultan Melek-el-Kamel. Francis challenged him to walk through fire, made a few inroads, blah blah blah, nothing major. When he crossed back into Damietta, he was declared a heretic for even talking to those evil scummy Muslims, and the Crusaders literally wanted his head. But they were talked into sheathing their swords by the sultan, and Francis went on to do some miracles with birds and wolves, got Stigmata-ed and died. Finally here, on the hard streets of Manhattan in a pile of refuse, a truly devout Catholic has given Mr. Poverty his comeuppance. (UPDATE: kicker line if I'd known this was Lazarus: Let's see you rise from the dead now, Bitch!)
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST: now another commenter says it's St. Fucking Roch. And she appears to maybe be right.
(found and photographed by the eagle-eyed and lithe archeress)
previously in Streets of NYC:
1. HOO-AH!!!
2. The Great Wall of New York.
3. NYC window displays: Zamir furs.
4. Tribeca Horror Film Festival.
5. The "Target" Bus.


Blogger Maulleigh said...

He was asking for it. I was getting sick of his "poor me" attitude.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me be clear: Those Muslims were different from today's Muslims.

Make no mistake: If we had decent Muslims like that around today, I'd talk to them too.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Copyranter. Did you hear this on NPR? Your new career insight is right outside the door.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not St. Francis, you heathen.

That's Lazarus, with the feral dogs licking his wounds.

I would like that statue, whatever the cost.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's two catholic school girls bested by bro. hughes! sorry CR, karen and i gave you the wrong info. should have realized, francis wore his robe around, and he helped the animals, they didn't lick him.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, do another "whoops, I got it wrong" posting. The saint is not Lazurus; it is St. Roch. I can't believe this sister knows more than the brother!

Do I win the statue?! lol

11:05 PM  
Blogger dancing at gunpoint said...

Archeress is awesome.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

What's mit all the dogs?!!! Where are the parrots? The Hamsters?

I agree: Archeress IS awesome!

7:05 AM  
Blogger beautykilledbeast said...

Yeah, 'Ranter, I concur that it's Saint Lazarus. But please confuse Saint Lazarus with otherwise non-canonized Lazarus, sister of Martha and Mary, who Jesus raises from the dead.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's St. Roch! Did you not go to

to see for yourself?!

Once again, the sister knows more than the mister...

9:45 PM  
Blogger beautykilledbeast said...

I am getting the last friggin' word on this. I don't know who Anonymous is, but I do know my saintly accessories. Saint Roch is always depicted fully clothed, accompanied by only one dog, and otherwise healthful except for a single concealed plague sore. Compare the two images linked below and count the dogs.

7:21 PM  
Blogger beautykilledbeast said...

Although Anonymous poster disparaged me for not thinking this statue was of Saint Roch -- or Sant' a'Rocc' as we guineas are inclined to say. The statue was most assuredly Saint Lazarus.

I don't know who the hell the Anonymous poster was, but I do know my saintly accessories, known officially as Attributes and informally as symbols. Saint Roch is always depicted fully clothed, accompanied by only one dog, and otherwise healthful except for a single concealed plague sore.

7:33 PM  

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