Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Well, it’s a living…

From BBC News:

Michael Jackson fans have come up with a novel form of memorabilia to mark the singer's acquittal on child abuse charges - toast with his face on it.

Slices of toast with the star's likeness and slogans such as "not guilty" have appeared on internet auction site eBay.

Vendors claimed the slices were not faked - but popped out of their toasters before or during the verdicts.

Toast said to look like the Virgin Mary sold for $28,000 (£15,400) last year.

That appears to have sparked a craze for novelty toast on eBay.

Slices currently on sale carry pictures of people ranging from Elvis Presley to Yoda, with a sideline in toast depicting jars of air breathed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
(sic - I think that should be "a sideline in jars of air breathed by Brad Pitt and Anglelina Jolie". Toast depicting those jars would surely be a step too far even by these shoddy standards - ed.)

One Michael Jackson fan promised: "This is a wonderful memento of this historic day that you will cherish for years to come."

Another said:
"As I was watched the jury's verdict being announced on June 13, 2005, my toast popped up just as Michael was acquitted."

One vendor said a slice with "not guilty" written on it popped up just before the verdicts.

"I was shocked, so I saved it and waited, and then today at 4.30pm my time it came on the news, and there it was - Michael Jackson is found not guilty," they wrote.

I once had a crumpet that looked just like Bob Monkhouse. Ate it. Probably be worth a fortune now. Bloody typical.


Duck said...

I didn't realize that toasted bread had become such a focus for supernatural revelation. I guess that with the falling popularity of tea leaf reading and Tarot cards, the spirit world had to find a more direct method of communication.

Brit said...

Apparently so.

I stand corrected regarding me editorial correction above. They really are selling toast depicting jars of air breathed by Pitt and Jolie:


I'm taking this one as a rather good work of parody, however.