Monday Madness -- February 15, 2016

February 16, 2016
Scott Gunn

Francis at GCIn today's episode of Monday Madness, Tim and Scott report that the 2016 Lent Madness season is off to a good start. They also announce big news. Big as in you can get your own life-sized St. Francis of Assisi cutout. Wow! Watch the video to learn the details and see the actual St. Francis cutout who might come to your home or church. On an unrelated note, to add even more value to this already priceless video, for those who can't remember the Ten Commandments of Lent Madness, the SEC also shares the first and greatest command of Lent Madness, whilst Scott has discovered the audio effects menu in iMovie. You're welcome.

KJS with mugYep, that's right. Post your very own mug shot -- that is, a photo of yourself with a Lent Madness mug -- and we'll pick a lucky winner who will receive the Lent Madness 2015 Golden Halo winning St. Francis of Assisi, the very same cutout that was at the Episcopal Church's General Convention last summer and was photographed with countless church luminaries. To participate post your photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and double hashtag it with #LentMadness and #MugShot. We'll pick the photo that best exemplifies the spirit of Lent Madness, and we'll probably share quite a few of the others. Your deadline is March 14, 2016. Enjoy!

If you don't have a mug, you can borrow one from a friend. Or you can visit the Lentorium or the Forward Movement website and buy your own mug. We have Francis mugs, Charles Wesley mugs (2014 winner), Frances Perkins mugs (2013 winner), or always-in-style purple Lent Madness mugs. You can also pre-order a 2016 Golden Halo winner mug, but it won't ship until Eastertide, so it's not helpful for the mug shot context. Anyway, buy the whole set! They're collectible!

Void where prohibited or really wherever this might be in bad taste. Must be 18 to win. People who work at Forward Movement or St. John's, Hingham are not eligible; nor are their families; nor are Celebrity Bloggers, Bracket Czars, Foodies in Residence, or their immediate families. The SEC reserves the right to arbitrarily change the rules, but we'll try to keep it fair. Remember to post your photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with hashtags #LentMadness #MugShot by March 14, 2016. By entering, you're saying it's OK for us to share your photo on social media or post it here on Lent Madness or print it out for Tim's ferret to chew up. You can't win if you don't play, but playing only guarantees you the satisfaction of posting a fun photo. Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is classy and had nothing to do with this contest or Lent Madness, other than enjoying her coffee in a Mary Magdalene mug. No other warranty is provided, etc., etc. Yada, yada, yada.

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9 comments on “Monday Madness -- February 15, 2016”

  1. Just how big is that Francis of Assisi standup cutout? Here at the Home, there's not all that much room and they're a tad picky about big ole holy men (live or poster board) in a woman's apartment. If I can find somebody to do me a selfie, you'll get it sometime during the season..sooner or later.Buh-bye!

  2. Cool! Wish I'd known this was happening! St. Francis is my absolute favorite! But I just used my allowance to buy a lent madness T Shirt. Maybe next year. In the mean time, good luck to the mug shot winner. As soon as I know who you are, I will send you my address and you and St. Francis can come to my house for Sunday dinner. Not to worry, you can take Francis home but not until we get some shots of Francis at my house.

  3. Maybe a downloadable image of a Lent Madness mug could be added to the widgets page for those who lack mugs but are possessed of photo editing skills. (I am the opposite, mug rich, skill lacking, so my efforts will be strictly in-camera.)

  4. Next year please consider offering a long-sleeve purple Lenten Madness t-shirt! Baby it's cold outside; and sometimes inside!

  5. I noticed that the Apostle to the Apostles was once again left out of the Halo of the Halo Winners. I am not a believer in squander-your-precious-God-given-life-and-alienate-your-friends-and-relatives apps like Instagram, Twitter or FaceBook, but I might join one of those if only I could post with a NEW Mary Mags mug. Really, SEC, one would think that you would do more to maximize the monitizing of the Lent Madness brand, and allow new participants to own the entire LM beverage container collection ( and us oldtimers with broken mug handles, too.) I might even post myself with stigmata on my palm from sipping from the jaggedy but holy vessel, if you would please, please, please, do another production run of the very best mug in the whole collection, the Mary Mags Mug. Must I plead until seventy times seven?