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December 13, 2004

HOLIDAY MIRACLE

As you recall, the miracle Virgin Mary grilled-cheese sandwich that was sold on eBay for $28,000 wound up being transported from Miami to Las Vegas by Herald columnist Jim DeFede. who chronicled the journey in his excellent blog, Follow the Cheese.

Well, on Saturday night the Miami Herald newsroom held its annual Holiday Party and Bad Dancing Festival, and Jim was there, and one of the hors d'oeuvres -- a grilled-cheese sandwich, as it happened -- had this strange pattern on it that could not be explained by the known laws of sandwich physics. See for yourself:

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(Photo by Matthew Pinzur)

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Holy poop! Call the pope!

All matters of fromage must go thru Paris!

well, shoot. First not to mention the Pope or Paris.

first

The beer, on the other hand, is entirely explicable. And its glass is certainly evocative of DeFede's girlish figure.

Is that a cheap plastic plate I see??...those Miami Herald people are some cheap bastards!...

Woohoo--I'm back!

At least, I'll be back once my laptop is repaired (remember all that talk about Dell craptops, and how I defended them? Well, last week my hard drive broke. Should have a new one today or tomorrow.)

Love you guys!

wow. is that guy loonier than you, dave? or is that just the cheese talking? Did you get to see the holy sandwich???

Now that I've anti-firsted, who has grilled cheese for hors d'oeuvres?!

Here's another miracle item up for grabs

julietine, the plate was originally cheap white Herald-grade styrofoam, but it was readily turned to precious gold by the mere apparition of Dave's likeness on the face of that sandwich.

Or maybe the suspended grease molecules inside the office microwave made it so. Could be.

Dave - what kind of beer are you guys serving down there? It's obviously not your average Sludgeweiser....

I wanna work for the Herald...

I am happy for Jim, and hope that his miracle sandwich brings him minutes of unbridled joy (and even some bridled joy, what they hey).

However, somebody please tell Jim how to hold a beer.

I'm guessing that within 30 seconds of this photo, he was wearing it.

I hate to nit-pick, (ok, I like to nit-pick. Whatever.) but the sandwhich doesn't even look grilled.

So if I'm getting this... Bob Saget is God, Dave is the Divine Spirit and Jim is a prophet and/or a mediator between Dave and Bob being chanelled by the sandwich.

Sigh.... I'm becoming an agnostic.

And Matthew Pinzur = Zen twit hum rap, for the Zen rap fans in the crowd.

You know who you are - there's at least one of you at every cocktail party I attend this time of year. Never fails.

Then there's the Joseph and Mary collectible pieces of popcorn

D'Artagnan: That's not Dave on the sandwich, it's the image of the guy who's holding the sandwich, who chased the story for the Herald. But nice attempt to kiss ass.

Peeking under that lovely glass of frosty beer, I see that Jim's dance card is full.

Jim looks like the kinda guy I would like to hang with; cuddly, smiley, & cute.

talk about burning an image onto a grilled cheese!Just dont let kinkos catch on! you look very saintly a monk and his ale.kathleen.

talk about burning an image onto a grilled cheese!Just dont let kinkos catch on! you look very saintly a monk and his ale.kathleen.

GDogg: Kissing ass is not generally part of my blog posting repertoire (Christobol, elle, Doug and Federal Duck notwithstanding), but I'll be darned if that's not an image of his holiness Dave in that half-nuked contraption on the plate.

D'Art: you are darned

There is always the fact that when MKJ speaks, D'Art listens.

That is all.

D'Art, the original 3 musketeers movies came out when I was but a youngster. Michael York who played D'Artagnan was so deliciously hot! He was my very first ever crush. To this day, I flush, just thinking about his sword. That is all.

See, just thinking about him my hands started trembling on the keyboard, causing me to post extra commas everywhere.

You know what? I don't believe that is a miracle sandwich at all.

I think Jim killed his identical except tiny twin, severed his head, and put it on a sandwich for fun.

I agree with Christobol. Just look at the still-live twin. His eyes are so cold and dead. As opposed to the severed-head-twin, who appears rather flippant (considering his situation).

How come the severed-head twin has straight hair, like Dave, whereas the live twin has curls?

Because the live twin had his hair done for the party!!!!!!!!

Jeff, LOL, I'm flushing AGAIN!!!!!!

EVERYTHING HAS AN END BUT A CHEESE SANDWICH: IT HAS FOUR ENDS!

Holy Cow! That's Jim? I thought it was a close shaven Michael Moore look alike.

"I think you were confused because the severed-head twin was wearing his contacts, not glasses."

No, there's glasses all right. You just have to be a non-geezer (or just have good eyesight) to see them.

The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that this picture has been doctored.

Ever thrown a holiday party, only to discover the next day you forgot to invite someone, and now they're talking to everyone about it, using over-emphasized arm movements?

I think the sandwiches with Jim's likeness were at the party - they were a major theme, as was the beer, but nobody invited Jim.

So Dave, thinking quickly, asked Judi to make sure he didn't get beat up. Presto, she doctors a photo of Jim with the Jim sandwich, and tells Jim he's probably too hungover to remember what a party animal he was.

Yeah.

C'bol,

Works for me. Worked for me ... too many times ...

Klynn: "Original?" 3 musketeers ... ??? Oh, well.

Besides which already, I've got 2 or 3 of those "tigger in stone" items on my desk @ home as paperweights ...
(it's all how you look at it ...)

MKJ: Where do you find these? Or the time to look for them?

OPEN THE BAG. JOE AND MARY CAN'T BREATHE!

So, how long did it take for the sandwich to fall off the plate into the murky abyss below this guy's waist?

Also, what does a grilled-cheese sandwich with the face of a man on it have to do with the Virgin Mary? I don't recall hearing that Mary even liked cheese.

Not much to say, but thoroughly enjoyed the read, thank you all!!!

I would like to mention that I read Dave every Tuesday here in Cape Town, South Africa, and it is the high light of my week. Yeah I know. I should get a life.

Let the bidding begin!

You know, I came here thinking that sandwich would gratuitously feature a hot babe... just goes to show...

There are now pop-up adds on some web pages advertising a kit for applying your own image to grilled cheese sandwiches.

I believe this signals the fact that we've come full circle on this phenomenon. Either that or it's a failed attempt by Wisconsin to conquer the rest of the continental U.S.

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WHERE'S PUNKY?!? IS SHE DEAD?!?

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