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God is my Co-Pilot


Or at least the Virgin Mary is my co-passenger. As promised yesterday, here is a photo of the Virgin Mary on our flight back from Japan. We tried being sneaky – making it appear that Randy was taking a photo of me when in reality we were trying to capture the creepiness that is a man traveling with a statue and buying an entire seat for it/her. That explains why you can only see one-fourth of my blurry face.

Anyway, this should be the last blog entry referencing Japan (aren’t you glad?). But before I go, I did want to copy the text of a personals ad I saved from Tokyo. It was in a magazine called Japanzine, and the personals company is named “SeekJapan People!”. Here goes:

My appearance is rolled by long hair like a photograph, and is hair. A charming feature is an eye. My character is bright and it feels relieved. But lonely one is disagreeable. A hobby likes taking seeing a movie, listening to music, making cooking, shopping, and a bath. He also likes an animal and it is kept two cats and one dog. The men of my type are those who are gentle and always consider my thing. He likes a muscularity person. But past muscularity is not so good. Although a little English may not be able to be done, various talks consider as the man in the world, and it wants to receive and make friends.

So there you have it. Always consider “her thing” and enjoy her “hair like a photograph” and you will have a match made in Heaven (or at least in Japan).




  1. Comment by Jessie on December 14, 2006 11:04 am

    Karl, that is the funniest damn thing I have EVER seen. I sent it to everyone at work. That is like, late night with David Letterman funny. You should submit it!

    Welcome home! 🙂 Thanks for making me laugh until coffee came out my nose, I really needed it today.

  2. Comment by karyn on December 14, 2006 11:20 am

    Yeah, I sent this to people as well – hilarious.

    The Virgin Mary thing – effing creepy… I thought you meant a little statue like some people carry, amulet style or whatever. That is just weird as shit. Her friend there looks like a cheery sort too.

    How did you not bust up laughing?

  3. Comment by Lise on December 14, 2006 11:32 am

    I too like it when men consider my thing.

  4. Comment by Will on December 14, 2006 12:11 pm

    I absolutely agree that “a little English may not be able to be done.” I don’t think ANY English was done in point of fact.

    Having survived twelve years of Catholic school, I’m not really surprised by anything devout Catholics do to further their devotions. The question I have is, why pay all that much to transport a statue he could have bought in the States? That’s got to be the most expensive plaster virgin in history.

  5. Comment by J.P. on December 14, 2006 1:39 pm

    The passengers behind you in that photo are just creepy. I would been tempted to have scream that he’s some terrorist and had the plane grounded. Now that I think of it, how blasphemous is it to xray the Virgin Mary?

  6. Comment by Chris on December 14, 2006 3:22 pm

    Did she have her own carrying case?! OMG!

  7. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on December 14, 2006 4:33 pm

    Jesus Christ, that’s funny. Oh wait…..well, …you know what I mean.

    Her bearer doesn’t look too happy with the photo, does he?

  8. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on December 14, 2006 5:28 pm

    Wait, it all makes sense now. Were you flying Virgin Atlantic??


  9. Comment by thleen on December 14, 2006 11:42 pm

    LOL at Dave.
    Great shot of the virgin and her freak. I can see the concern in your one eye there, Karl.
    You are too funny.

  10. Comment by Steve on December 15, 2006 6:54 am

    That is creepy, but judging by the look on his face, it appears he’s on to you guys.

  11. Comment by Will on December 16, 2006 9:25 pm

    On closer inspection, it looks like she’s in her own mini-coffin.

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