Imponderable #17: Monroe County Tennessee

16 Sep

September 16, 2011

How did a holy religious artifact end up stuck in a bag in the backwoods of Tennessee?

The Question is Imponderable.

But I’d love to know the story.

22 Responses to “Imponderable #17: Monroe County Tennessee”

  1. Thomas Stazyk September 16, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    My guess is that he got it under similar circumstances but was either too scared to sell it or forgot about it.

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    • bmj2k September 16, 2011 at 6:31 am #

      I’m not sure how’d you forget about soemthing like that! But I hve to guess that the guy had no idea wha he had. I can’t really believe he knew what ot was worth.

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  2. Daniel September 16, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    This sounds kind of like one of those stories that one reads in the National Inquirer. Pardon my skepticism, but I think The Monroe County Buzz was having a slow news day. Hey, they’re rural TN ! They need something to liven up their days occasionally !

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    • bmj2k September 16, 2011 at 6:31 am #

      I saw this story in several places (when I can I go for the local news to post) but I don;t know if they are all from the same single source.

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      • Daniel September 16, 2011 at 8:41 am #

        Don’t you think the Vatican would notice if it was missing a ( supposedly ) sacred relic ? I would think that they would have a list or register of all the holy ( supposedly ) items recovered by lay people & officials of the Church through the centuries, starting w / items that St. Helena – Mother of Constantine – found.

        Whether or not these items have any actual historical, spiritual value or anything like that, I’m not going to touch that w / a piece of the ” True Cross “.

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        • bmj2k September 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

          The Vatican has more “relics” stored below than the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Plus priceless works of art, plus literature they suppressed, plus stuff they simply didn’t want out for whatever reason, plus jewels, plus plus plus.

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  3. JRD Skinner September 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I’ve not much to add, beyond enjoying the term “stout bag”. I was going to suggest though, while I was thinking about it, that maybe the Addam’s Family cartoon would make a decent entry for some future Saturday Comics installment.

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    • bmj2k September 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

      I love that panel! Consider it done! I don’t even need to search online, I’ll walk across the room and scan in some from my own collection. But I’m going to make you wait. Next week is a sort of melange of Jack Benny strips from various sources, the week after is my all-time favorite comic book ad (care to guess?) and then you’ll get Gomez, et al. And I am going to have to give a shout out to and some youtube clips of John Astin. I can watch his Gomez forever. Watch his eyes- there is a manic energy behind them in every scene, and his grin really seems to be hiding some evil thoughts.

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  4. Mac of BIOnighT September 17, 2011 at 1:06 am #

    Apart from the fact that the writer in the article keeps using the word “artifact” instead of “relic,” which makes me think the guy with the painting in his bag wasn’t the only one who didn’t know what he was doing, don’t get me started on the Vatican. Nothing in the whole universe could be farther from what is preached in the Gospels. And I have them right here in my country. And you know what? Here in Italy they don’t pay taxes on their properties.

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    • bmj2k September 17, 2011 at 1:15 am #

      The Church doesn’t pay taxes here either. Never understood that.

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  5. The Hook September 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Who knows what else you’d find back there!

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    • bmj2k September 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      The crown jewels, a complete T-rex skeleton, and Rob Liefeld’s talent, though that probably never existed.

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      • Daniel September 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

        & the UFO’s that Area 51 had no room for, the unfinished comedy bits of Jimmy Hoffa, & the young GIRL who will be the next Dalai Lama to a new generation of Tibetan Buddhists. Oh, & Princess Anastasia of the Romanov Dynasty – Not dead, ju very old & she speaks Russian w / an East TN accent. 😉

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        • bmj2k September 17, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

          That is one crowded trailer home.

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          • Daniel September 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

            It’s probably bigger than the giant luxury RV that Ashton Kutcher had built for his space on ” Two and a Half Men “. Have you seen the photos of that thing ? You could house a tribe of Yanomamo natives from the Amazon rainforest in that thing !

            Yes, yes, I digress….. 😉

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            • bmj2k September 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

              I’ve heard about that. I saw the one Will Smith had while filming Men In Black 3. You could play a game of football on one floor and throw javelens in the other.

              And feel free to digress.

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              • Daniel September 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

                It must be good to be the king. Will Smith is a good actor, I guess he can get almost any perk he wants….. & he can neuralyze people afterwards !

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              • Daniel September 17, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

                As to Ashton Kutcher & his Gigantor trailer, I guess they’ll concede to his wishes so he doesn’t go all ” Charlie Sheen ” on them a few seasons down the road. 😉

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                • bmj2k September 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

                  I don’t watch the show but I wonder if it has a few seasons left. Jon Cryer and the kid must command bi gmoney too.

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                  • Daniel September 18, 2011 at 12:02 am #

                    I watch it when I’m absolutely bored out of my mind & I want to kill a few brain cells by watching low – brow locker – room humor stuff like that instead of PBS or the Discovery channel ( s ), or even ” House, M.D. ” ” NCIS ” or ” Bones “.

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                    • bmj2k September 18, 2011 at 12:06 am #

                      I know the feeling. Too well.

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  6. Daniel September 18, 2011 at 6:12 am #

    Most of the time, except for the shows that I mentioned earlier, or a local tv channel that shows good vintage & not – so vintage – movies, & re – runs of classic / not so classic tv shows, my tv just serves as a big screen digital HD extra light source in my apartment.
    Extra light with white noise extra. & feminine hair removal product ads. & pills / treatments for ED. & match – making services like eHarmony ( w / syrupy – sweet success stories that could cause diabetes. 😀 ).

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