Jesus in a tortilla, meet Satan in an oil spill

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Douglas Hand asking the questions others are afraid to ask, on the website for the stupendously fantastic radio program Coast to Coast AM.

Watching a live video of the leak I see streams of faces blowing upwards—screaming souls escaping from hell (...) this image is undeniable. Note the teeth, horns and claw hand, and could that spot on the coast be the 'splash' from a tossed object?
Undeniable.

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  1. That looks more like Oogie Boogie from “Nightmare Before Christmas” than it does Satan. Not that I know what Satan really looks like…

    1. Thank God someone else saw that before me! It looks like the Oogie is dancing and coming apart at the seems….where’s lock, shock, and barrel when you need them?

  2. This makes sense on so many levels.
    – Oil is sludge from decomposed dinosaurs.
    – Dinosaurs either lived 6k years ago or their fossils were planted by Satan to trick people into believing the “theory” of evolution
    – Either way, oil is a product of Satan.
    – Satan == oil FTW!

    1. Which is exactly why we need to move away from oil. Maybe we’ve been going about this in the wrong way…maybe it’s really an exorcism we need?

  3. A> That is so obviously the Oogie Boogie Man from “Nightmare before Christmas”.

    B> We _must_ get Mike Schermer on the case. Buh-bye, oil slick! You are just a figment of our imagination!

  4. car that runs on petroleum products == uncool
    car that runs on tortured souls == cool

    …but wait, wouldn’t this be an argument for creating more oil leaks/spills…helping tortured souls escape from hell?

    bonus points for the quaint notion that hell is an actual place underground and heaven is an actual place in the sky!!!

    @hassenpfeffer – then solar power must be from god right? ;-)

    1. Of course solar power is from God, Satan is the Prince of Darkness. Still no excuse for wearing such an unflattering nightgown in public though.

  5. It’s Cab Calloway dancing while singing “Minnie the Moocher”. It even shows the tails of the coat of his zoot suit.

  6. Please excuse the self-promotion:

    I recently helped produce an animated video about a similar occurrence involving Jesus and a doughnut.

  7. Satan? Give that some white ipod headphones and it’d be Dancing Slick. (please don’t threaten to sue me Mr. Jobs)

  8. the gesture is distinctly reminiscent of baphomet, god of the nightbreed.

    perhaps his famous alchemical dictum tat ‘solve et coagula’ is actually some handy advice for cleaning up the spill.

  9. They really need to start teaching pareidolia in schools…
    @ Edman: Ferngully reference FTW! :D

  10. Watching a live video of the leak I see streams of faces blowing upwards—screaming souls escaping from hell (…) this image is undeniable. Note the teeth, horns and claw hand, and could that spot on the coast be the ‘splash’ from a tossed object?

    You know, if a Fundie radio host had broadcast this, Xeni and Boing Boing would be first with the sneering.

    I move we rename the Gulf of Mexico the Gulf of the Great God Pan (it’s obviously him high-fiving the famous party town of New Orleans)

  11. Not to forget the demonic face on the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland.

    The evidence is piling up. All I know is that I’m not giving up smoking.

  12. Satan needs to read John Kricfalusi’s blog. Surely some of those animation tips could help, even when Ol’ Scratch is working in an unusual medium like oils.

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