Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Christmas cheer

Looks like Madame Tussaud's, the famous waxworks museum, has got into the spirit of the Christmas season. The news is that they have re-created the Nativity scene (birth of Jesus) with some of their more famous waxwork models.

So, Joseph and Mary are "played" by David and Victoria Beckham (!) and Kylie Minogue is the Guardian Angel hovering above. The three shepherds are represented by Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Grant and Graham Norton (a very flamboyantly gay chat show presenter from Ireland). All absurd enough.

But when I got to Madame Tussaud's representation of the Three Wise Men, I cracked up... whoever thought up the idea either has a very lively sense of irony, or else is totally cuckoo. I prefer to think the former. Wanna know why? Because the Three Wise Men are - wait for it - Tony Blair (!), Prince Philip (!) and George W Bush (!!!)! Rolly 2

One other thing, I dont think the Baby Jesus is represented by a waxwork of anybody real, maybe because there isnt any wax model of a famous baby...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Shyam. I'd like to send the folks at Mme. Tussauds a bouquet in appreciation of their choice of the 'Three Wise Men'!! Wait a sec. Perhaps, you think, this is their way of being sarcastic? :) Ravi

Shyam said...

I really, REALLY hope it's their way of being sarcastic, Ravi. It's too nauseating to think that they meant it as a compliment to choose those three as the Wise Men :)

None said...

tell you what guys! mme tussades got a rollicking sense of humour!... bush proves it. and i hope it stays for like posterity. bout the infant, they dint think cherie's latest was a contender, eh?

None said...

o, btw shyam, that was me!

cheers!
ramya

Shyam said...

Rums, I guess the Blairs' latest little bundle of joy didnt make it to the wax museum. The kid doesnt have much to recommend him for getting waxwork made... I mean, merely being the offspring of Tony and Cherie doesnt REALLY count! :)

None said...

hmmmm... what abt becks junior then?

cheers
ramya

Shyam said...

Yeah, Rums... but which Beckham junior would be THE baby? Brooklyn, Romeo or the one-to-be-born? ;) (God, what ghastly names!)

Harish said...

lol!!

F e r r a r i said...

Che. Beckham has enough distractions. Let him better concentrate on making Real Madrid the Spanish league champions this time

Shyam said...

Hee hee. Prabhu, Beckham Jr Jr Jr is already on the way, just not out in the world yet :-) Also, Becks might just need to concentrate on his marriage if it isnt to go downhill the way his career is doing... ;-)

Sowmya said...

Shyam
:-)) Hilarious.. and whoever designed this obviously has his funny bone in the right place.

hari said...

Hi Shyam,
The Three Wise Men. Quite ironical to the faces there. Anyway Madame Tussauds works are just exemplery and too realistics. I had been there about 20 years back and also have a photograph with the great Sir Geoff Boycott out there and all my friends mistook it to be the real one.

Prabz said...

Really Ironical.. that they have featured Bush :) ...

Shyam said...

Hi Prabz! Yes I hope it was meant as irony! Imagine if the whole thing was done as a REAL tribute to Bush, Blair and Prince Philip!! :)