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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.


12th Jan, 2005 16:29 (UTC)
Angels != dead people.

Angels are the celestial civil service: they've been there all along, they nominally work for God, they run the show - and they man the call centres. The souls of the dead are the celestial general public, although since, AIUI, they don't have jobs, they're technically celestial chavs.

And no, as a dead person, you can't get a job in the celestial civil service. Nor do you get to vote.

-- tom
13th Jan, 2005 01:57 (UTC)
... so,
what you're saying is; Simon Pegg's creepy christian brother is an angel.

Well, that's Good News for someone, I'm sure.