So many Virgins in bathtubs, so little time

In which a Somerville resident attempts to chronicle every last Mary on the Half Shell in Somerville.



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      Ah, Slummerville

      City of White Trash, concrete lawns, a city government run by the mafia, and the only intelligent people are Livejournal whiners too caught up in drama to care.

      "So many Virgins in bathtubs,

      "So many Virgins in bathtubs, so little time"

      @adamg, apparently nothing is sacred. How is this suggestive title for your post not offensive? This is a weak attempt at humor at the expense of Christians.

      Did the referenced website's moniker ("Bathtub Marys...") somehow encourage you to take things further ("...virgins in bathtubs..." together with " little time")?

      Please explain.

      devout anon and NotWhitey

      devout banon, seriously? deal with it? maybe you should reread my post. it's the 2 terms together in adam's headline i object to, nothing else. And NotWhitey, I get free speech. Do you get being offended at anything?

      They're also often called

      They're also often called "bathtub Virgins." Because she's the Virgin Mary, in an upended bathtub. (Though a number of the ones on that site are neither the Virgin Mary nor in a bathtub, for whatever that's worth.) Please calm yourself.

      Success in Somerville

      Success in Somerville:

      • Vinyl siding
      • Paved front yard
      • Short chain link fence around front yard

      Gettin' fancy:

      • Concrete lawn ornaments
      • Religious concrete lawn ornaments
      • Decorative caps on short chainlink fenceposts

      Bonus points:

      • Holiday lights (up 365 days)
      • Dead plant hanging from porch
      • Ceramic cat affixed to outside all of house, somewhere up high

      Bathtubs are bathtubs

      I can understand why some people might wish to display religious iconography on their property, but I never quite understood the widespread inclusion of the half bathtub, and I have been seeing these items since the 1960s. Is it supposed to create a domed effect of some sort? No matter what, painted blue or otherwise, they simply look like bathtubs.

      Yes, someone did get about

      Yes, someone did get about 230, but the goal for this project is to walk down every street in the city and photograph every one discovered. Over 260 have been found in just three months, and only about half of the city has been covered.