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April 21, 2011

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Blog Guy, every year at Easter time I see lots of photos of “penitents” from different places, which I gather has to do with repenting for sins and stuff like that. I was hoping you could elaborate a bit for your readers.

penitents robes 300Not without doing actual research, which takes too much effort.

But I was hoping you could just make up stuff, as usual.

Okay. It appears some penitents have to wear hooded outfits which are VERY unfortunate in design, if you catch my meaning.

I do indeed. Those folks must have done something pretty bad. But what’s the very, very WORST they can make you do if you’re a penitent?

Well, from what I can see, you could have to make chit-chat with Melanie Griffith.

penitents melanie 300No way! The actress from that “Working Girl” movie?

Yep, but with her big old shoulder tattoo showing, and everything.

I can’t believe that. Couldn’t I hang out with Sigourney Weaver? She was in the same movie.

Of course not. You don’t get to choose your own actress. Whatever it is you did to deserve this, they don’t want you ever to do it again.

Don’t worry, I won’t!

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Top and right: Actress Melanie Griffith talks to penitents as she takes part in the procession of “El Cautivo” brotherhood after the governing body of the brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets due to rain, during Holy Week in the Andalusian city of Malaga, southern Spain, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Left: Penitents wait before taking part in the procession of “La Paz” (The Peace) brotherhood during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 17, 2011. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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So where is Antonio? Has he nothing to repent?

A Haiku:

Melanie Griffith
Shares time with those who have sinned.
Antonio too?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

The rain is God’s way of cleansing sins, the brotherhood knows that. What the real reason is behind them holding penance inside is because Melanie Griffith was afraid of melting. If you look at her face in the top pic you can see she has already begun to do so.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

And here was me thinking that the penny-tents were the things they are wearing on their heads.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

She doesnt look like she is talking to the penitent…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Please be nice to Miss Griffith. I still have fond memories of her in “Body Double”. 😉

Oh, BG? I saw on the news that Kate went shopping yesterday. Where are the pictures?

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

BG – While we’re on the subject of Kate, what about the Royal Brews – Particularly Royal Virility Performance and Kiss Me Kate?

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive

Has Melanie got something going with that hunky penitent in the first picture? Maybe that’s why Antonio was grimacing or whatever in today’s other OE.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive

Yeah, that’s one interesting approach, Slick. Hit on somebody who’s already feeling really guilty about something, and just push him over the edge….

Posted by rbasler | Report as abusive

I knew a guy in the military who liked to make passes at women as they exited the ladies room. He showed a lot of style.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

You can only be penitent during periods of clement weather? That’s brilliant. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@Nosmo: I like the penny-tents.

Make no sense
They haunt me
Tease me
Still they won’t release me
From my sins!
But they should have kept the rain off!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive