Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

One of our favorite (okay, our only favorite) things about Xmas in QRO is the delightfully cheesy Navaity scene in the Jardín Zenea.  An epic, sprawling tour through Ye Olde Testament, from the Garden of Eden to Noah's Ark, from the pits of Hell to the manger in Bethlehem.  It all looked like it was built by a precocious third grader: the figures range from three to nine feet tall, rabbits and pigs were the same size, and the deserts of Palestine were full of creatures never actually seen there, like flamingoes, crocodiles, giraffes... and Mexicans.  Because, without a doubt, the best part of this thing was the way everyday Mexicans were inserted into Biblical scenes without a word of explanation, like this carnitas guy standing just outside the manger where Jesus is born:

But while we were away (and proving that we really can't leave this place unattended for more than 48 hours), someone went and replaced Nativity Plaza with a new, improved, boring-as-fuck version, that's considerably more realistic and therefore considerably less imaginative.


Okay, it's possible this guy is Mexican. But that's about it.

The thoroughly awesome fire-and-brimstone display, featuring a Satan that looked just like Cee-Lo Green, has been replaced with this staid representation of the underworld. We have to admit, the hippie drum circle is a nice touch, since when we think of Hell, that's exactly what it looks like.

They've even replaced Adam and Eve, making her more modest and him more hunky. Intricately groomed facial hair was apparently a thing back in the Garden, presumably before they ate from the Tree of Wisdom.

In all, a devastating blow in the War on Christmas, though it's hard to tell which side suffered greater casualties here.


La prima de la amiga de L. said...

Triple uyyyy!!! I'll take the carnitas.

C.M. Mayo said...

Hmm, a cheemonger with intrincately groomed facial hair! That is what was missing!! Not sure I can make it to Q City to hijack that off the plaza. Anyway, pats to Sr Pug and good wishes for 2014.