Sunday Facepalm

WESLACO – A Weslaco firefighter said an image of Jesus Christ appeared on one of the fire truck’s mats after being cleaned Friday.

“Considering the times that I’ve seen it before on TV or it’s posted because people have come across it, I always thought it was something nice something to believe in. I never imagined Imyself would have come across it and with my additional co-workers here, we honestly feel like its a blessing.”



  1. sqlrob says

    Well other than that seems to be a normal drying pattern, looks more like an owl to me.

  2. efogoto says

    Actually, that’s way more appropriate than a bagel -- Jesus was something of a doormat. Are the firefighters the Romans in this case?

  3. says

    Looks like a drying mat to me. Humans and their constant pattern seeking, which is harmless enough, but things like this show just how deep the infestation of religious thought runs.

  4. says



    The goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill? Good choice.

    Hail, Athena!

  5. DonDueed says

    Looks like a canopic jar to me.

    I suppose it could have Jebus’s heart in it or something.

  6. lorn says

    I can kind of see it. But it just looks like a stylized face with some sort of headgear. If you were coming from an Easter service, you might see Jesus. If you were coming from a lecture on extraterrestrial life … you might see a big headed alien. I think they call them ‘grays’. Funny how that works.

    Pareidolia is related to the Rorschach test. There seems to be a good part of the brain specializing in seeing faces in things that look vaguely like faces. This can be put to use. Some cultures suggest that putting faces, or figures, outside your doors keeps evil spirits out. What has been demonstrated is that pictures of eyes, even highly stylized eye shapes, increase feelings of being observed. Which might be enough to keep a thief contemplating breaking into your house, out.

    As kids we used to lay in the grass, look up at the clouds, and tell each other what we saw. Fun. Less fun if you take the images as a message from an all-powerful supernatural being telling you what to do.

  7. grumpyoldfart says

    Back in the good old days Jesus was walking on water, chasing money-lenders out of the temple, and raising people from the dead. Now he’s reduced to appearing as a dark smudge on a black mat.

  8. cicely says

    Looks like one of those nesting dolls, something-beginning-with-m…but painted with Cthulhu.
    I would totally buy something like that!

  9. Lofty says

    As a Jesus Is Coming Back poster, that is pretty piss weak. You’d think that a returning deity could afford a decent printer.

  10. kestrel says

    Um, that’s not the Virgin Mary? I could have sworn… oh well. Guess not.

    I need to take a closer look around the barn. Surely Jesus is appearing here somewhere, if I can just find him.

  11. cicely says

    Caine, that first set is particularly Awesome!
    Can it be…is it possible…that some place might exist that would be prepared to sell me a set of matryoshka blanks…?
    *Googling excitedly*
    Oh, frabjous day!!!
    They must be MINE!!!

  12. says

    Cicely, yep, you can get matryoshka blanks all over the place. I can’t wait to see yours!


    A Lord of the Rings fan might see something else.

    Orc? The vagina eye?

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