The glitter Jesus

By Amy Brozio-Andrews

glitter JesusDo you think it will multiply my money like loaves and fishes?

I have a pretty relaxed view of what's tacky, I'll admit. If it makes you happy, I'm cool with it. Mostly.

But I was stunned when I came up the escalator at Borders (Crossgates) earlier this week and saw this prominently displayed on a table.

Yes, it is a Glitter Jesus Christ Bank. A bargain at only $7.99.

Seriously, there are no words. Although I did walk past it feeling guilty, good Catholic that I am.

And so He doesn't get lonely, there are also pretty flocked reindeer dressed up with glitter and faux marabou feathers ($9.99).

glitter reindeer 1

glitter reindeer 2

And just so you can get the full experience:

glitter Jesus big

Comments

It's hard to tell, but how tall is this Jesus?

I wonder if Jesus gets a royalty on Bible sales? If he does, I bet he puts it in the bank, because I read somewhere that Jesus Saves.

I'd say it's about ten inches tall or so.

Dilemma: Get the maribou-feathered glitter reindeer, a steal at only $9.99 apiece, or put the $9.99 in the must-have Jesus bank.

Well didn't Jesus say, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moths and rust destroy - store it in a glittery effigy of me instead."?

Could this be what Depeche Mode had in mind for your own personal Jesus?
Reach out and touch faith with a shiny new quarter!

Because if Jesus stood for anything, it was the importance of aesthetic bling.

That reminds me, I gotta go throw some bibles at poor people. Palin 2012!

What religious whorehouse did Borders steal that s**t from?

There's a glitter Virgin Mary bank too- and available in magenta which somehow makes it more attracvtive and awful at the same time.

pret-ty pret-ty shi-ny shi-ny

Borders may have got Glitter Jesus from these guys...

http://www.jesusdressup.com/

I received a red deer as a gift today, and let me tell you, no picture could do it justice. Its unbridled fabulosity pulls a room together better than any rug ever could. What a great find!

If anyone is feeling generous feel free to send a glitter Jesus or sparkly deer my way...it will make quite the talking point at the Holiday party. I already have that part of the tour planned out..."and over here is our Glitter Jesus and his heard of glitter reindeer. Feel free to drop your offering in the slot at the back of his head."
Plus if I had a glittery Jesus bank I might actually save money because I'd feel really guilty taking a hammer to him as has been the fate of many a piggy bank. And my grandmother would probably like it better than my "Jesus is my Homeboy" t-shirt.

Apparently your local Borders was out of stock on the purple glitter Virgin Mary bank.


I was also fond of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Bath gels....

Sacrilicious!!!

Does anyone still have the glitter mary in pink and jesus? I would really like them for a project, but i can't find them. :(

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past (short) week on AOA: + Anonymous asked about finding a contractor to build a patio. + We... (more)

Today's moment of bird

We spotted this bird chilling along a residential street in uptown Albany this week. At first it was on lawn, and then flew into a... (more)

Speed bumps for Washington Park?

Alison emails with a question that's not exactly an Ask AOA question so much as an idea: Should there be speed bumps in Washington Park?... (more)

"First of all, nobody eats lunch anymore..."

NY Mag's Chris Smith talks with an unnamed lobbyist who works here in Albany about the lobbying life -- the seemingly endless lineup of fundraisers... (more)

UAlbany's Lyle Thompson wins college lacrosse's top trophy. Again.

UAlbany lacrosse star Lyle Thompson won the Tewaaraton Trophy Thursday night for the second year in a row. (The trophy is like the Heisman for... (more)

Recent Comments

... I think for me and many in the community, there is a desire to go back to this point in time, were neighborhoods were rounder, more complete and effervescent, and not so square that they can't take any unique pegs coming its way. There is a lot of energy in this neighborhood, and potential, not unlike other industrial zones in other cities, that have scene remarkable change towards diverse economies. Some do it well, others not so much, so I think it will be important to take those lessons learned from our peers to make sure it is done right. ...

Today's moment of bird

...has 1 comment, most recently from Nancy

Speed bumps for Washington Park?

...has 10 comments, most recently from Jim M.

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jessica R W

UAlbany's Lyle Thompson wins college lacrosse's top trophy. Again.

...has 1 comment, most recently from Amelia

The Capital Region's theater district

...has 5 comments, most recently from Mary