Sunday, October 4, 2009

Creative Church Advertising

Preface to the cartoon below (given to me by a church member this morning): The University of Central Missouri have as their mascot a mule.

A Roman Catholic student group sponsored the advertisment you see below in the University newspaper.
Pretty creative...

8 comments:

Rick Calohan said...

Makes sense since the Mass is so mulebackwards when it comes to Biblical Christianity.

Woody Woodward said...

Hey Malcolm, you want to explain this one to me?

Zach said...

Good one, Rick.

I confess that I don't get the ad at all, but my sense of humor is a little slow sometimes. Is it a play on Ur of the Chaldeans or something?

Reepicheep said...

Zach, seriously? You don't get? You're far purer than I...

The dude is pulling his "mule" (think of another name for donkey)..

The ad says get your ... to mass.

I admit to being seriously junior high, but I think it's ingenius.

Zach said...

Not pure . . . just slow! I think if they'd have written "Get Yer" instead of "Ur", I'd have gotten it. Maybe. Sometimes I'm dumber than a box of rocks!

Plus, I'm used to my fellow Catholics just comin' out 'n cussin'! What's with all the complicated word games? :)

Brother Titus said...

I have to admit, I didn't get the poster at first, either. But, I did figure it out by the end of the first time I'd finished looking at it. HOWEVER, the funny thing is that I thought the guy was trying to get a Catholic who is as stubborn as a "donkey" to start going to mass again. Really. I NEVER realized until now that there is a relationship between the words, "mass," and, "***." It never occurred to me that Catholics would use that word in relation to their worship experience. Thanks for clearing that up for me, Pastor Tony.

Woody Woodward said...

Looks like Zach and I don't need Malcolm. Zach you must be an Okie too? Pastor, thanks for the questionable interpretation of this poor attempt at Catholic humor. Guess I am just a bit na├»ve but ingenious is not the adjective that I would come up with. How about “get your priorities straight and don’t be late, go to mass and do it fast.”

Zach said...

Woody, I'm a Georgia boy, but I have enjoyed my recent trips to Okie country -- especially due to the ubiquity of that most glorious of libations, sweet tea. Growing up in the heart of Dixie, I never, ever though of Oklahoma as being part of "the South", but I have to say that, having spent some time there over the last couple of years, it feels like home.

Despite my initial inability to grasp the ad, I agree with Tony that it's funny and clever. Everyone knows somebody (often several somebodies) who needs prodding to get to church. Sometimes these somebodies need a good kick in the, ahem, mule (verbal or otherwise) to meet their obligation to worship the Lord on the weekly celebration of His resurrection.