There is such a thing as too pure a mind

This is a religious icon. I kid you not.

It’s produced by Atlantis, a Portuguese factory that makes crystal figurines. This one, which is 24 centimeters high (9.5 inches), is called “Nossa Senhora,” or Our Lady.

Clearly, not a single person working in this factory has a sufficiently dirty mind to make the obvious mental leap. There is such a thing as too much purity.

Not being burdened with this particular limitation, my first thought is that the factory could have an international bestseller on its hands with a little creative marketing. A toy that not only does not need to be hidden, but can be actively displayed? Ingenious.

About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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11 Responses to There is such a thing as too pure a mind

  1. Astrid says:

    Honestly, my first thought at seeing the picture was “wow, a glass dildo – I wonder what she’s going to say about this one”
    Hillarious 🙂

  2. OMG! I have a netbook. I scroll down, down..blink..scroll down, and laughed out loud.
    oh, I went there, and then stared and saw the muted Virgin Mary image, but my God, no pun intended..they could make billions with the proper marketing.
    It IS ingenious.

    how hard did you laugh when you found this?

  3. Tori says:

    I agree especially if you market as well for the older people, with the slogan “ O God, how great though art” Take a look at this scene. Since it’s in Flemish, the conversation is as follows: The older woman in the red jacket asks” Do anyone of you know what is a butt crusher. The other older woman responds with: “That’s just such a coincidence, I have one with me, let me show you”.

    The scene is from a TV-station in Belgium which a couple of weeks ago just launched a new program called “Benidorm Bastards”, kind of candid camera program, in which old people pull a leg on the younger ones.

  4. oregon expat says:

    Tori — LOL!!!

    The look on the young woman’s face was priceless. Total shock and disbelief, and then she couldn’t help but laugh. Perhaps now she’ll know that it’s always the respectable-looking, quiet ones…

  5. Tori says:

    Yeah, and maybe when she will be older she’ll understand why all girls just wanna have fun!

  6. Ana_ñ says:

    I have to admit that I am not as sure about the pure minds as you all seem to be…
    It is truly hilarious, as well as Tori’s video and comment. I can’t stop laughing.

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  8. Karyn says:

    This is hilarious! It’s like a 3-d image. Now you see the Virgin Mary, now you see a dildo (or in my case, now you see a dildo…still a dildo…no way…dildo…there! the Virgin Mary!). LOL. I’m wondering if we have an explanation for immaculate conception?
    I’m impressed, also, by the size representation of this phallic symbol. I recall reading that portrayals of the amount of food in the Last Supper showed enlargement of the portions during the past 1000 years. Might we have a similar phenomenon occurring here? Main dish size increased by 69%, although the loaf of bread size only increased by 23% I’m uncertain which would be a better comparison, but I personally hesitate to equate a phallis with the main course. Still, 9.5 inches is prodigious!

  9. I thought it was called “Our Lady” because it was for our lady’s pleasure. But then, what do I know.

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