Friday, July 29, 2005

Is it just me?

I've noticed a trend here in Fake Cow County. There are more and more businesses that have religious names and/or churchy sayings on their marquees. Roto-rooters for Jeezus and things like that.

For years I have groused about the chicken joint that insists on displaying the teeth-grindingly inane Jeezus Luvs Y'all type of drivel on their sing. There is a pizza place down the street that has done largely the same thing with their marquee sign, but it wasn't quite as saccharine-y.

Recently the pizza folks have taken the focus off the Kingdom and shifted to more product-oriented slogans. I hate to admit it, but they should have stayed with the Jeezus stuff.

Their first non-religious slogan made me blink and look twice, but then I thought maybe my head was just in the gutter. The sign said "You turn our ovens on!" It made me think of the lyrics to the old jazz song "Slow Rollin' Mama":

'Cause I'm a slow rollin' mama
And I need a big long rollin' pin
To get it ready and just right
For my red hot oven.

(Don't tell me current music is any worse than the old stuff! Hip Hop may be less euphamistic, but its not any more blatant in its subject matter.)

This week they updated their sign: "You put the pep in our pepperoni."

Is it just me?


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh I cannot get that image out of my head. Nor do I think that I will ever look at pizza the same way.

Christmas Lights in June, Texas said...

We don't have places that have sayings like that here in Fake Horse County. Lol, We just have the usual Ch--ch what's missing? U R. You know nerdy things like that. Lol.

Quotidian Grace said...

When I first got married and moved to the Bayou City, there was a big sign saying "Jesus Saves" (sponsored by 1st Baptist Church) on the top of the First City National Bank downtown, making it look like the Savior was a bank customer!

reverendmother said...

All-time favorite marquee on a rural Texas church:

Practice Son Control, Not Gun Control.


Friday Mom said...

As much as I think they aren't doing themselves any favors with the change, I'd right pleased to see the Jeezuz sayings go. Not one of my favorite things in this part of the country.

I've debated declaring Thursday "Cheesy Church Sign" blog day. There are some churches near where I live that honestly provide enough material to post weekly.

SpookyRach said...

FM - great idea! Could I submit the semi-weekly chicken sign for consideration?

halloweenlover said...

Ha ha ha! Those crack me up! I'd much prefer them to the religious signs, though. Those would send me over the edge. Picture please pictures!

reverendmother said...

Hey Rach, today's top story on Salon is about how more and more businesses are identifying themselves as "Christian" on their signage.

Haven't read it yet, but thought it was timely!

PPB said...

I gotta visit Texas soon.