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"Holy" Funyun sells for $609; said to be shaped like Virgin Mary and baby Jesus
Associated Press via Charlotte Observer ^ | December 6, 2005

Posted on 12/06/2005 3:38:10 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina

CRAWLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A Greenbrier County man believes some recent good luck came from a higher power -- and that it revealed itself in the form of a Funyun.

John Mize -- a law clerk from Crawley -- says he recently found a Funyun under his car seat that was shaped like the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus.

Now an anonymous online bidder has committed to pay $609 for the onion-flavored snack food parcel.

Mize -- who offered the Funyun on e-Bay for 99 cents last month -- says they it may have helped him graduate from law school, pass the bar exam and land his dream job.

Now he hopes the Funyun will bring someone else good fortune.

Mize's Funyun find isn't the first edible artifact resembling a religious figure that has attracted Internet auction shoppers.

Internet casino www.goldenpalace.com has paid big bucks for several food items, including $28,000 for a grilled cheese sandwich bearing the image of the Virgin Mary and $1,200 for a Doritos chip that resembled the pope's hat.


TOPICS: Food; Religion
KEYWORDS: virginmary

Seems to be a lot of this going around. You'd think this was from The Onion, but it's not.

1 posted on 12/06/2005 3:38:11 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina
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To: southernnorthcarolina; cyborg; onyx; fortunecookie

A Creche made of Funyan?


2 posted on 12/06/2005 3:39:47 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

No disrespect intended, but that funyun looks like a piece of crustified dog doo, not the holy virgin.


3 posted on 12/06/2005 3:40:30 PM PST by Bird Jenkins
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To: southernnorthcarolina

??...jeeezzzz....ya know how many potato chips I have that look like Teddy "the swimmer" Kennedy from the side view?

WOOHOO.....I'm rich!!!!!


Doogle


4 posted on 12/06/2005 3:42:09 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...7thAF ..4077th TFW...408th MMS..Ubon Thailand.."69",,Night Line Delivery..AMMO)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
"You'd think this was from The Onion, but it's not."

Actually...
Funyuns Still Outselling Responsibilityuns

5 posted on 12/06/2005 3:43:05 PM PST by fzx12345 (Three lefts don't make a right; they invent one.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
**rolling eyes** GREAT! Just what we here in Greenbrier County, WV need...

I can already hear all of the WV jokes.

6 posted on 12/06/2005 3:44:42 PM PST by N8VTXNinWV (Merry CHRISTmas y'all!)
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To: shezza

Western end (Gbr. Co.) ping...


7 posted on 12/06/2005 3:45:28 PM PST by N8VTXNinWV (Merry CHRISTmas y'all!)
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To: N8VTXNinWV

You must be 'mah 'neibor dude.......eastern Nicholas County......windsail.......


8 posted on 12/06/2005 3:53:24 PM PST by windsail (Montani Semper Liberi-----West "By God" Virginia)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Yummy!


9 posted on 12/06/2005 3:53:57 PM PST by Hoodlum91
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To: windsail
Howdy neighbor!
10 posted on 12/06/2005 3:58:55 PM PST by N8VTXNinWV (Merry CHRISTmas y'all!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

I have a peanut that is an exact replica of John Kerry's brain. Before I put in up for auction on ebay, I am offering it to any Freeper who appreciates an excellent value for 29.95. (I have more than one so don't worry about being left out.)


11 posted on 12/06/2005 3:59:38 PM PST by RTINSC (Being Offended is the Natural Consequence of Leaving Your Home...)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Looks like Kenny holding a large severed index finger that has been fried in peanut oil to a delicious crispness...


12 posted on 12/06/2005 4:12:42 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Ebay currently offers a fur coat that looks like the shroud of Turin:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5449120175

an image of Jesus on white bread:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5644067245

and one of Mary in a water stain on sheetrock:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5642369787


13 posted on 12/06/2005 4:13:22 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: southernnorthcarolina
The gullibility is staggering.

If you have a good imagination, it's not so difficult to see the resemblance of the Funyon(s) to a woman holding a child. But why Mary holding baby Jesus? Are we quite sure it isn't really Mrs. McDowell of Dublin holding baby Sean, or Mrs. Patel of Bombay holding baby Dinesh, or Mrs. Hernandez of Monterrey holding baby Federico?

Anyway, in the unlikely event God decides to manifest Himself in snack food, I can't help but think He'd go a little more upscale than Funyuns. Foie gras, perhaps, or at the least, smoked salmon.

14 posted on 12/06/2005 4:15:55 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I've upped my standards! Up yours!)
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To: Tom D.

Check this out. You might want to get Fr. Jim's opinion as well.


15 posted on 12/06/2005 4:19:21 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I've upped my standards! Up yours!)
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To: RTINSC
I have a peanut that is an exact replica of John Kerry's brain.

Actual size, too, I assume.

16 posted on 12/06/2005 4:21:02 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I've upped my standards! Up yours!)
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To: Graymatter

That toast really does look like Jesus, if we knew what jesus really looked like anyways.


17 posted on 12/06/2005 4:21:15 PM PST by aft_lizard (What does G-d look like then if we evolved from nothing?See Genisis Ch 1:26-27)
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To: N8VTXNinWV

If you squint really hard, you can see it. Really, really hard.


18 posted on 12/06/2005 6:03:11 PM PST by shezza (65 days!)
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To: Petronski; southernnorthcarolina; cyborg; onyx

The basic Madonna-Child shape, the line, is there, I suppose, but it just makes me hungry for some salty, crunchy snack food. ;-)

19 posted on 12/06/2005 6:03:32 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: fortunecookie

Why can't I think of these things?


20 posted on 12/06/2005 6:05:55 PM PST by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

He found it under his car seat?! dang I need to not only check my funyons more often, but dig through the couch cushions!!


21 posted on 12/06/2005 6:20:27 PM PST by ccwoman (I wish you all a Merry CHRISTMAS)
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To: cyborg
You wanna split a bag of funyuns? :-)

And don't worry, we all have days that are easy and some that are not.

22 posted on 12/06/2005 6:44:09 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: southernnorthcarolina

I got an outline of JFK on my wall a side view shows the outline of his head all the way down to his chest.

Wonder how much that could be worth?

personally myself I would have eaten it that way my whole body would have been blessed going in my mouth and well making a deposit later on in the bathroom ( nicely put) I hope...lol


23 posted on 12/25/2005 7:47:57 AM PST by Tonysgirl (By the light of the silvery moon)
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