Monday Madness — Kitsch Krank Edition

As we post this video, the last battle of the Saintly Sixteen is under way. Which can only mean one thing: tomorrow begins the Elate Eight. With this round, as Tim and Scott remind us, we move from basic biography (Round of 32), quirks and quotes (Saintly Sixteen) into the nether realms of saintly kitsch.

If experience is any guide, this means we will soon meet the inevitable Kitsch Kranks — people who (for some reason!) do not appreciate this round of Lent Madness. The good news is this week’s episode of Monday Madness has all the answers as we once again recall the Great Commandments of Lent Madness.

As a bonus, you’ll get to see a bit of Tim’s personal killer kitsch kollection. Speaking of kitsch, it’s not too early to pre-order your 2020 Golden Halo Winner Lent Madness mug or other items from the Lentorium. Even though the Lentorium is closed to in-person shopping, operators are (safely!) standing by to take your order.

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Monday Madness screen grab

13 Comments to "Monday Madness — Kitsch Krank Edition"

  1. Karen's Gravatar Karen
    March 30, 2020 - 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Yay! I love the saintly kitsch.

  2. Rosemary from lovely San Diego's Gravatar Rosemary from lovely San Diego
    March 30, 2020 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I too am devoted to all phases of Lent Madness….especially the Kitch…where do people find these “collectables”? Keep on producing this Lent Devotion.

  3. March 30, 2020 - 5:14 pm | Permalink

    It’s the week I look forward to the most!

  4. Donna's Gravatar Donna
    March 30, 2020 - 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Bring it on!!

  5. Verdery Kassebaum's Gravatar Verdery Kassebaum
    March 30, 2020 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    I just LOVE Monday Madness! This week, I didn’t have sound, so I turned on the subtitles. I don’t know who does them, but whoever it was took liberties–to put it mildly–with some of the words. For Example, Tim’s last name came out “skank”, and this is the “saintly kissed” round.
    You guys are always funny, but these subtitles are a scream! My computer-expert husband asserts that the “mistakes” were done before the recording. Is your sound engineer by any chance a Kitch Krank? Thanks for bringing humor to this particularly sombre Lent.
    Happy Lent!

    • Donna's Gravatar Donna
      March 30, 2020 - 6:39 pm | Permalink

      around here we have several places and people spelled Schanck, or Schenck, and those not in the know are constantly mispronouncing those words as Shank. I’m glad to read that the captions writer got Tim’s name correct. Except for the “e”.

  6. March 30, 2020 - 6:34 pm | Permalink

    This is such a hoot for a badly needed hoot-time. Love you guys!

  7. Mercy Hobbs's Gravatar Mercy Hobbs
    March 30, 2020 - 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Scott and Tim, Always looking forward to seeing you on Mondays during Lent Madness. Kan’t believe that we are already at the Elate Eight stage of the smackdown already! Impatiently waiting for the Kitsch to make their appearance! I am deeply curious (and nosy) so, Tim, were you struck by lightning?

  8. St. Celia's Gravatar St. Celia
    March 30, 2020 - 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know how it’s possible to top the “Crucified Jesus” lamp. You are setting a high bar for the bloggers.

  9. Mark +'s Gravatar Mark +
    March 30, 2020 - 7:53 pm | Permalink

    KITSCH! Oy Veh.

  10. Malcolm's Gravatar Malcolm
    March 30, 2020 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    We end up with kvetching kitsch kranks.

  11. March 31, 2020 - 8:42 am | Permalink

    Watching belatedly after posting Morning Prayer video. Sorry guys – when I can be within 6 feet of another priest, I will go to confession. You are both hysterical and I love the kitsch. Happy Lent!

  12. Deborah A DeManno's Gravatar Deborah A DeManno
    April 3, 2020 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Hey Tim and Scott –
    Sending this question in prep for the Final Four: How does this year’s Lent Madness compare to past seasons? It feels different (aside from the global pandemic). While I have voted in every match-up, it seems to me a more mellow contest with fewer number of votes and less fervent (dare I say rabid) comments? And I think the closest thing to a nail-biter was Brother Lawrence v. Hildegard? I’m wondering if that is just my perception or if it is the case – and if the latter, perhaps because we are all focused on Staying Home and Staying Safe?

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