January 11th, 2005

2020 lack of vision

the great call centre in the sky

This billboard's been up on Cowley Road since before Christmas, and I'm really rather fond of it. I'm not sure if that's because the featured soul looks like Simon Pegg's creepy christian brother, or if it's the slightly disturbing implication that heaven is some vast call centre where you toil endlessly answering prayers from clueless mortals, and (just like in the shops) christmas is the busy season ... and of course, because it is heaven, you will like it. No holiday time -- what would an immortal and endlessly joyful soul need with that? The saints presumably fit into some sort of middle management role. Yea verily, 'tis a heaven for our times. Cute robin, too.