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Old 09-24-12, 12:53 PM
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

I so want to make this into a Halloween costume. Hmm....
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

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And I doubt she did anything under a Work-for-Hire agreement.

Whatever. She should get a cut.
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

Originally Posted by foofighters7 View Post
does anyone else see the Jeff Goldblum fly below that dogs Jesusus hole?
I didn't really take enough time to look at the dog's butthole. I'll take your word for it, however.
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

it's below the hole not part of the hole. Mostly I see it in the fur! I'm not staring at the dog's hole! Hole!!
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After living with the knowledge of this painting for a month, I've decided that this is the single greatest thing to happen in my lifetime.
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

^

The woman who painted this deserves a HUGE CUT of the Church profits.....
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

Obvious terrorism against Christians. This wouldn't happen to Atenists.
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

Nice bump.
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Obvious terrorism against Christians. This wouldn't happen to Atenists.
I missed this thread when it was first posted, but it is hilarious. I thought of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Why wouldn't it happen to Atenists? Are they a new terrorist group like ISIL?
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Aten is an ancient Egyptian god.
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Aten is an ancient Egyptian god.
The Atenists need to hire a new publicist.
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They have one, but they should probably consider publishing their press releases in a language other than Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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Link to article and images.

Pay up! Woman who turned botched Spanish fresco of Jesus into worldwide sensation wants her cut from admission charges

Octogenarian Cecilia Giménez wants to copyright the image of her ‘Behold the Monkey’ craftsmanship.

BY Erik Ortiz /

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS /

Gimenez of Spain said that the priest was aware of her restoration attempt.
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Cecilia Gimenez of Spain insists the priest knew about her art restoration attempt.

The Spanish octogenarian who made a laughingstock out of a 19th-century fresco of Jesus when she bungled its restoration ended up creating a tourist attraction for her local church.

Now, Cecilia Giménez wants a cut of the profits, Spanish newspaper El Correo reported Wednesday.

Giménez has lawyered up and seeks to copyright the image after the picture of her shoddy handiwork became an Internet sensation in August and inspired countless memes.

The 20th century Ecce Homo-style fresco of Christ before (left) and after (right) an elderly amateur artist Cecilia Gimenez, 80, took it upon herself to restore it in the church of the northern Spanish agricultural town of Borja.

Giménez, in her 80s, took on the do-it-yourself project to restore Elias Garcia Martinez’s painting, known as “Ecce Homo,” or “Behold the Man.” The amateur artist claimed a priest at The Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Borja, which is home to the painting, gave her the go-ahead.

“Everybody who entered the church could see me as I was painting,” she told RTVE after the story went viral.

But the portrait of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns morphed into what one BBC correspondent called “a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic.”

People take pictures of the deteriorated version of "Ecce Homo" by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, at the Borja Church in Zaragoza on August 28, 2012.

While people were split over the outcome, with some mocking her version as “Behold the Monkey,” the church saw an uptick in visitors — so many that the fresco had to be roped off and attended to by a security guard.

But donations didn’t match up, and the church decided to charge admission of 1-Euro per person, according to Spain’s La Vanguardia newspaper.

In four days, the sanctuary raked in about $2,600.

While Giménez looks to collect royalties, the nonprofit foundation responsible for the sanctuary is preparing for the possible legal showdown with its own lawyers, according to La Vanguardia.

Reports last month said Borja officials were considering suing Giménez for the botched job, although they acknowledged it wasn’t done as an act of vandalism. It wasn’t immediately clear if they were planning their own lawsuit.

In the meantime, the faithful — or at least the curious — are expected to continue flocking to the infamous artwork.

El Correo said the Irish airline Ryanair even announced a special to the nearest Spanish airport in Zaragoza, offering discounted seats for those wanting to see the “creative restoration.”
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http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/eas...ng#xtor=CS1-10

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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

Did he eat a piece of the painting?
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

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http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/eas...ng#xtor=CS1-10

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He died.


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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

"It said the exhibition organizer, Sun Chi-hsuan, said the boy was very nervous but should not be blamed and the painting, part of a private collection, was insured."

He shouldn't be blamed for paying more attention to his Big Gulp than to the artwork?
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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

I've rewatched that a few times and can't figure out how he 'tripped'. They appeared to be no obstacles causing the trip and no sense of lost balance leading up to the stumble. The whole thing actually reminds me of this:

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Re: Old lady doesn't ask permission to restore painting, resulting in hilarity

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I've rewatched that a few times and can't figure out how he 'tripped'. They appeared to be no obstacles causing the trip and no sense of lost balance leading up to the stumble.
He was looking the other way, and thought that the short railing to his right was something taller that he could lean on. He reached out to do that, but realized too late that there was nothing there.

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