Jumping Jehosephats!

Friday, February 27, 2009

A body painting done on nude people that's an optical illusion that creates an image of Obama when viewed from a certain angle? Well, OK... I guess...

By the way, when typing the title of this thread I got interested in the origin of the expression 'jumping jehosephats'. From AnswerBag:

Jehosaphat was a wealthy king of Jerusalem. One day an army came from Koopastan to steal Jehosaphat's princess and his mountain of gold coins. Jehosaphat challenged the most feared fighter in the Koopastanian army to one-on-one combat. Right before battle, Jehosaphat ate powerful mushrooms from his kingdom. Legend has it that during the confrontation, Jeosaphat doubled in size and leaped onto the warrior, crushing him flat. Recent scientific studies show that the Basidocarpus todensae mushroom of the desert has certain chemotactic properties that increase hematocrit levels in the myofibrils of muscles, verifying the possible "doubling in size".

The people of Jerusalem created epic songs about "Jumping Jehosaphat". Don MaClean's ballad "American Pie" is a modern take on these traditional mandolin pieces. The saying quickly grew in popularity with the advent of the printing press and the translation of the bible, and the influx of Christianity throughout the world.

Hmmm... maybe it's the mushrooms that connect these two items.

Helloooo American Digest visitors. Weird picture, aint it?


chuck said...

Congratulations. American Digest picked up the photo.

ambisinistral said...


Thanks for the head's up on the linking.

Hehehehe... "no graven images" before me. Nice way to summarize the madness. Although, I suppose we could have a debate as to whether odd optical illusions painted on nekkid people qualify as a graven images, but I think I'll pass on that.