The Common Good
December 2006

Holy Packing Tape, Batman!

by James Ferguson | December 2006

If you want to be cool this Christmas, nothing is more “in” than irony and nothing is more ironic than sending gifts wrapped with Jesus packaging tape—printed with Andy ...

If you want to be cool this Christmas, nothing is more “in” than irony and nothing is more ironic than sending gifts wrapped with Jesus packaging tape—printed with Andy Warhol-esque prints of Jesus—to your secular friends. Well, there might be one thing more ironic: You could send them a Last Supper lunch box wrapped with Warhol-esque Jesus wrapping paper and sealed with the Jesus packaging tape. Your super-chic irony will have more layers than an onion. But being hip is always about wanting more, so when will we see packaging tape featuring lovable leaders like the Buddha, the Dalai Lama, or maybe even Muhammad? Who could doubt the chances for commercial success of such humorous representations of spiritual figures?

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