Monday, April 14, 2014

The Last Brunch

Father Guido Sarducci (actor Don Novello, click here) rose to fame in the '70s on American television shows like "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "Saturday Night Live."

FATHER GUIDO SARDUCCI.

While traveling in Mexico, Father Guido says he managed to obtain the check from the Last Supper. Except it wasn't actually a supper. It was a brunch.

According to the good Father, the check reveals that one guy only had a soft-boiled egg and tea. Everyone else stuffed themselves. But when the bill was paid, it was divided equally.

The moral (per Father Guido): "In groups, always order the most expensive thing."

Fuengirola's Last Brunch
Paul Blane, international sand sculptor extraordinaire, is in the process of completing his own Last Brunch on the beach here in Fuengirola. Well, he calls it "La Ultima Cena" (The Last Supper). So I guess he's not a believer in Father Guido Sarducci.

I was in awe of Paul's work on last year's Easter sculpture (Click here). This year's is an absolute marvel.

I WISH I HAD KNOWN CATS WERE INVITED.
(CLICK ANY IMAGE TO GET A GOOD LOOK.)
AND DOGS...
JUDAS ISCARIOT AND HIS SISTER SUE?
(I KNOW.  I KNOW.  NOT SUE...  IT'S A BROADWAY QUOTE.)
"MOI?"
LEFT TO RIGHT: BARTHOLOMEW; JAMES (SON OF ALPHAEUS); ANDREW;
JUDAS ISCARIOT; PETER; JOHN; JESUS; THOMAS; JAMES THE GREATER; AND PHILIP.

21 comments:

  1. I can't believe the artistry in his work! How long did it take for him to do this Mitchell?
    Simply incredible. When I was young I thought it was a real kick to have two apostles with my name!! My mother always hoped I would see 'the light'. I did but it wasn't the same light as hers.
    This sculpture must attract a lot of visitors.

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    1. Jim:
      Paul is amazing. Like I said, last year I was completely floored by his "Ultima Cena." It doesn't hold a candle to this year's!

      I'm glad you saw that different light. You inspire me.

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    1. Judy:
      I can't stop looking at my pictures. He hasn't even finished it yet. A library is still to be added and he's going to "pave" the floor. I am in complete awe.

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  3. What a spectacle! I've got to ask... is there a "tip" can or receptacle where the sculptor can be "rewarded" for all that work?

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    1. Sharon:
      Oh, yeah, a box with "gracias" in about a dozen languages. Plus a towel spread on the sand for those who like a coin toss. He seems to do well, but deserves much more.

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  4. I love sand sculptures, but this one takes the cake!

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    1. Marty:
      I always see other good ones along the beach, but no one compares to Paul Blane with his combination of artistic talent, technical skill, creativity, and intelligence. (And he's a pleasure to visit with!)

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    1. Stephen:
      I find myself at a loss for words (astonishing in itself) for his work.

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  6. When we have sand sculptures, we have to pay to see them. I guess the fee covers the cost of a guard when the artist is not there. Do the works there have some sort of security?

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    1. Andrew:
      The sculptors usually pay people to guard their works when they're not there. They also have to be approved by the city and then pay for a permit. If they're good, I'm sure the tips make it worthwhile.

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  7. Ah, the memories. Of course, I read the lines with Father Guido Sarducci's accent. "One-a guy only a-had a soft boiled egg and a-tea." A great morning chuckle!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I really wanted to included a video of Father Guido telling the story. But I couldn't find one.

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  8. Amazing work and a wonderful imagination. I'm so glad the dog and cat were included.

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    1. Kristi:
      I truly am in awe. So glad the mouse was included, too. The cat must have already swallowed the canary.

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  9. Mitchell , great scultuptures some of them strictlyconnected with Bible.

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    1. Gosia:
      Paul tends to do special sculptures for the different holidays. It's fun to see... and clearly takes a good amount of knowledge (in addition to talent) to produce.

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  10. Are you familiar with Monty Python's "Next to last Supper" sketch?

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    1. Spo:
      "I'm the bloody Pope! That's what I am!" Yep! "The Penultimate Supper." I think the sketch was known as "Why Michelangelo Didn't Paint The Last Supper." Now I'm off to YouTube. I haven't seen it in years!

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    2. It still makes me smile to think upon it.

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