Does the Price Include Fries, a Drink, and a Toy?

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The saga of the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese is over.

The miraculous final bid for the decade-old potentially divinely inspired sandwich? $28,000 from Goldenpalace.com:

"It's a part of pop culture that's immediately and widely recognizable," spokesman Monty Kerr told The Miami Herald. "We knew right away we wanted to have it."

Whole thing here. I can only imagine what a pre-conversion Saul pork riblet would fetch.

On the one hand, I suppose this is a story all about Reason's ethos of "Free Minds and Free Markets." On the other hand, this may be one of the reasons why the terrorists hate us. And on the third hand, this may be precisely the sort of freedom that we're fighting for. And on the fourth hand…

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  1. Goldenpalace.com, I suspect, thought the publicity would be worth more than $28,000. Somebody please tell me it’s the publicity.

  2. GoldenPalace.com deserves a place in Marketing textbooks for their stream of consciouness marketing style. They have the wierdest promotions, I wonder if it’s working.

  3. Mo,

    I’ve wondered about that too.

    You would think they would have a sportsbook, but last I looked, they didn’t have one. I thought that since I first heard about them from the advertisements on the backs of various boxers, they would have a sportsbook, but they don’t.

    It’s all casino. Go figure!

  4. A casino bought it? For the publicity? Weren’t they aware that Christians who are crazy enough to think that this is a legitimate “Virgin Mary” sighting (whatever that may be) also think that gambling is amoral?

  5. JJB

    “…also think that gambling is amoral?”(I think you mean immoral)

    What about Bingo?

  6. Christians only think gambling is immoral when someone threatens to build a casino near their house.

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