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March 10, 2003

What a friend we have in cheeses
Posted by Teresa at 09:29 PM *

Some while back, I remarked on the availability of Bible stories reenacted by Legos, Pokemon critters, 3-D pictures, excessively cute stuffies, fish puppets, about a zillion different felt-board figures, dancing born-agains, amusing comics, creepy comics, two dozen full-length videos featuring animated vegetables, and Bart Simpson.

To these I must now add The Bible According to Cheese; or, A Brie History of Time, wherein Bible stories are reenacted by cheeses. The puns are wretched: Edam and Eve, David and Asiagoliath, Parmesan the Baptist. They’re currently soliciting further puns and threatening to bring it back for another season, if only so they can work in the Book of Cheeziekiel. (via Barbara Nielsen, who got it from Debi Crandall)

Comments on What a friend we have in cheeses:
#1 ::: Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: March 10, 2003, 11:08 PM:

I'm assuming the have the line about Cheeses of Nazareth...

MKK--it's all Amy Thomson's fault

#2 ::: Lois Fundis ::: (view all by) ::: March 11, 2003, 12:07 AM:

And I thought I'd seen cheesy Bible commentary before!

#3 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 11, 2003, 12:57 AM:

Mary Kay, I'm afraid they don't. That one's yours.

#4 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: March 11, 2003, 01:04 AM:

I dunno. Making fun of the Gouda Book in such a Krafty way. Sacriligious, any way you slice it. Made me feel kind of blue.

#5 ::: Robert L ::: (view all by) ::: March 11, 2003, 01:38 AM:

Well, Monty Python already taught us in "Life of Brian" that "Blessed are the cheesemakers..."

#6 ::: Peg ::: (view all by) ::: March 11, 2003, 03:52 PM:

*sings* "I once was lost, but now am fond-ue. . ."

#7 ::: CHip ::: (view all by) ::: March 11, 2003, 04:23 PM:

I think it was Thorstein Veblen who wrote about "the harried leisure class". He might rethink his ideas if he saw what the unharried came up with.... (And a nit to pick: shouldn't the first pictures of Edam and Eve be without figleaves?)

"We're bigger than cheeses!" (Imp y Celyn, Soul Music)

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