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Does this mean Sarah Palin is Jesus?

We’ve had Jesus, Mary, and a variety of others make their holy presence known on blessed pieces of toast. Now it looks as though we have a new sacred image:



That’s right, Sarah Palin has proven her most sacred presence by appearing on a piece of toast! What more evidence do you need that her being elected Vice President is ordained by God Himself and that God Himself will smite John McCain shortly after he takes office in order to usher in a Palin administration that will lead straight to The Rapture? And what did the owner of this most holy miracle do?

He’s auctioning it on E-bay, of course.

Most amusingly, apparently some rogues drove the bidding up to $12,000, but, sadly for the discoverer of this most holy sign of the impending Republican rapture, it was not to be:

Sadly, there were several rogue bidders for the toast who set up bogus eBay accounts, and after making every attempt to contact them with no response, I had to cancel their bids. Hopefully now the toast will go to a home that really wants and appreciates it.

This is a legitimate auction. Serious bidders only – future bidders with no feedback must contact me to show they truly intend to buy the toast, or those bids will be cancelled as well.

As of now, the current bid is $31.00, and you have less than three hours to get your bids in if you want this miracle for your very own. What are you waiting for?

I do so love a good bit of pareidolia, although this one looks more like something out of a Doctor Who story to me.


By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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