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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, especially when it’s Jesus on a toilet

Praying to the porcelain god was never a more appropriate term:

Cue toilet and bathroom jokes…with Jesus!

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]

18 replies on “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, especially when it’s Jesus on a toilet”

As Richard Swinburne would be quick to point out, this event only adds to the probability of God’s existence if and only if we have considerable background evidence to think than this face would appear on this toilet.

Since no such background evidence is forthcoming, and since the appearance has little explanatory value otherwise, I am not especially impressed with this story.


As far as these appearances go, this is pretty lame. You really need to use imagination to see even a vague face there.

If I was a deity, this is the way I would reveal myself to the world.

I once heard someone refer to going to the bathroom as “doing God’s work”. Well…..

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