Thursday, April 5, 2007
A Good Friday, Indeed
Aaron Fraser roasted some peppers recently at Cowboy Coffee in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Turns out the face of Jesus awaited him beneath the parchment paper he used to line the pan. And because of it, the CBC's The Current interviewed me about Madonna of the Toast and the human tendency to "etch meaning into the meaningless" as the show's host Avi Lewis put it (as borrowed from Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn).
Fraser's story is interesting because he saw the form and immediately, and with complete forthrightness about his motive, tried to make a buck off the greasy splatter. You'll have to listen to hear the rest of that story. I don't want to spoil it, but I will tell you that on the same day he roasted those peppers, Fraser found 10 (presumably Canadian) dollars.