It's always heartening to see a local boy make the national headlines.
Earlier this week teh Internet was buzzing with a story about how some kid in Florida had gone to a Catholic church and taken the Eucharist "hostage." Sad story.
Then Paul Zachary Myers, who teaches at the University of Minnesota Morris, chimed in on his blog:
“Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers?. If any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I’ll show you sacrilege, gladly, and with much fanfare. I won’t be tempted to hold it hostage (no, not even if I have a choice between returning the Eucharist and watching Bill Donohue kick the pope in the balls, which would apparently be a more humane act than desecrating a goddamned cracker), but will instead treat it with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse, all photographed and presented here on the web.”
Dear Professor Myers:
1. Yuk yuk yuk. You're a riot. No, seriously, all those years of reading National Lampoon clearly paid off.
2. No can do about sending you the Body of Christ. But how about a Koran? I bet you could think of a ton of zany gags to play with a Koran!
3. Can I bring a camera?
4. Can I post the pics on the Web?
5. Can you say "It was a joke!" to the folks you'd have to deal with then?