What with the recession and all, it's up to all of us to figure out how to make some money to make up for all the budget cuts every business seems to be implementing these days.
For myself, I've been inspired. It seems that it's pretty easy to find images of the Lord and other, well, icons, too, in snack food. I figure if I invest 99Â¢ a week in a bag of Cheetos I may well be able to not only find God, but make a little cash to supplement my income.
My inspiration comes from a Texas couple that recently found Jesus, or Cheesus as they are calling him, in a bag of Cheetos.
Sarah and Dan Bell said of their find, "I just looked over and wowâ€¦ it looks like a praying Jesus."
Luckily Sarah Bell has a pretty clear-eyed outlook on Cheesus, "It is a reminder of our blessings from God," she says in the video, "but primarily I think it's a funny Cheeto."
Their first reaction they say, was "let's put this on eBay."
They say if they don't get much money for it, they'll probably just eat it.
I checked for the Cheesus on eBay this afternoon, but to no avail. Maybe someone has already bought Cheesus to save him from being the snack food item He was destined to be.
I did find a Cheeto for sale (only seven hours left!) that miraculously resembles a penis and testicles. Hmm Penito? Penis and Cheeto just don't blend as well as Jesus and Cheeto.
And there was also an Elvis Presley head-on-a-Cheeto:
This latest cheesy sighting of the Lord is actually not the first. YouTube yields a lot of hits for the search term "Cheeto," leading me to another Cheeto Jesus.
This phenomenon in which people find significance in a random image is called pareidolia
One woman's pareidolia (or Jeus-Cheeto) is another woman's way of making some cash!
So go buy yourself some Cheetos and let's go make some money.