Miss Piggy, Miss Piggy, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Art, Effluvia

An Italian museum has defied the Vatican's request that it take down the art shown above.

Maybe my Googe-fu is weak, but I'm not sure why you can even leap to the conclusion that the frog is a Christ figure. Jesus is certainly the most commonly represented crucified figure, and the crucifixion is a central symbol — THE central symbol — of Christianity. But lots of folks got crucified. The frog could be one of the thieves. Or just an undistinguished amphibian who fell afoul of the Romans.

Last 5 posts by Ken White



  1. Bob  •  Sep 3, 2008 @10:33 am

    Wonder what he's got in the cup.

  2. Michael  •  Sep 3, 2008 @2:58 pm

    This still has nothing on Sad Kermit singing "Hurt." ;-)