A Cheap Shot
Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 19 years ago, in 2004, on the World Wide Web.
(I owe the links to feministe)
Mel Gibson’s film distribution company is suing a US cinema chain for more than $40m (@@ef;bf;½21m) in a dispute over revenues for The Passion of the Christ.
Gibson’s Icon Distribution says Regal Entertainment Group – the country’s biggest cinema chain – owes it the amount in unpaid box office receipts.
… only $12.99 from the official merchandising website!
Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is being called a lot of things — brilliant, anti-Semitic, sacrilegious. And some Christian leaders are now criticizing the production for trying to turn a profit out of the story of Christ’s death. They point to the merchandising– a hardcover book, a soundtrack C.D., lapel pins, witness cards, nail necklaces and inscribed nail pendants.
- Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
- But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. …
- No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
A cheap shot? Sure, I’ll cop to that. Just let me add that interpretive charity is not always the top item on my list when it comes to creepy Holocaust-denying weasels.
Nail necklaces?! WTF? That’s even worse than the “WWJD?” bracelets.