Updated!Michelle Malkin and others are all carping about the media coverage afforded a fruitcake artist's sculpture of Jesus made of chocolate. The same media that wouldn't print Mohammed cartoons for fear of offending Mohammedans.
I wonder who will cover next week's showing at Joslyn Art Museum here in Omaha of the sculpture pictured above. The deep relief depicts the Prophet Mohammed, and is crafted entirely from lard. The title is "Lard Mohammed", and the sculptor prefers to remain anonymous, but is widely believed to be a Nebraska blogger.
Update - April 2, 2007: OK, it was the old feeder's idea of an April Fool joke. Hee-hee. It may surprise some of you to know that lard sculptures are not all that unusual in Nebraska. Here is an example from the 1940's, done by artist Gladys Lux. Gladys worked during the Golden Age of Nebraska lard sculpture. Today, lard has almost disappeared from US kitchens, but not for religious reasons. The popular, and as yet not totally discredited, medical notion that lard will stick to your arteries and kill you has given this most versatile shortening a bad rap.
best internet April Fool I have heard about so far this year. I heard about it from Michelle Malkin: Land of the lost: Left-wing blogs get punked.