happy easter from the arc welding children of toledo

No time to blog tonight (I’m finishing up a comic for the Ann Arbor Paper, and my taxes), but I did want to share these images that I snapped yesterday while hanging around the jungle gym at the Toledo Zoo. I believe the little girl pictured is Japanese. Every time I saw her, she was – like you see her here – wearing her visor like a welder’s mask. It looks as though it was made to be worn like that (there are small, plastic hinges on either side), but, as I’ve never seen anything like it before, I’m guessing that maybe it’s a Japanese thing that just hasn’t made its way into American mass culture yet. At any rate, I thought some of you might find it of interest. (Linette thought that maybe she had some kind of facial deformity, and that’s why she was running around like this, but, as her little brother had a blue version of the same visor, only in the “up” position, I’m guessing that it’s not some kind of special device for the extremely self-conscious.)

And, as today’s a religious holiday, I thought that I’d take the opportunity to direct you to the The Church of Brunch, a cool, little “church without religion” project recently started-up by Dan Gillotte, an MM.com reader in Austin, Texas, and his significant other, Rosie. (An article on the project from their local paper can be found here.) No word yet as to what they have in store for Easter services, but, as the congregation has recently grown to the size necessary to support a choir, my guess is that there’s music involved.

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4 Comments

  1. Ted Glass
    Posted April 17, 2006 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I could be wrong about this, but my guess is that she’s from the future.

    She didn’t hand anything to Clementine, did she?

  2. mark
    Posted April 17, 2006 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    She just handed her a cryptic note about being the messiah.

  3. danandkitty
    Posted April 19, 2006 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the plug on COB Mark.
    We had a nice gathering this week. We had an egg hunt. The eggs had treats inside and little snippets of Spring poems. We then got together and assembled the words into our own paeans to spring! It was fun. We ate coconut cake and tofu pups, too. Oh and we had matzoh. Pretty cool all in all.
    Dan
    Church of Brunch adMinister

  4. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted April 19, 2006 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Was there tantric sex?

    What kinds of animals were sacrificed?

    Did you burn Bibles?

    Why do you hate America?

    So many questions.

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