Call me Irreverent But..

When Bob Bernstein arrived at his coffeehouse to assess the scene of an early Christmas morning break-in, the one thing he noticed missing was the cinnamon bun that bears a striking likeness to Mother Teresa.

Bernstein said he believes that the culprit is someone angry over the shop displaying the world-famous pastry, which has been preserved with shellac. A jar of money next to the Nun Bun was not stolen.

“They went right for the bun,” he said. “Unfortunately I think it’s somebody who wanted to take it to destroy it.”

The Nun Bun gained worldwide attention in 1996 when a customer nearly took a bite of it before recognizing the revered nun in the folds of flaky pastry.

Stories like this are just begging to be made fun of. Is it just me or at least once a year do we read about someone discovering that their Fresh & Fruity Rootie tootie bears a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary.

A couple of telephone calls later and there is a line of people in front of the IHop waiting to see what normally would have been called “left overs” and the cook is explaining that when he saw the yolk on that last egg he knew there was something different about it.

The world is a funny place.

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  1. Jack's Shack December 27, 2005 at 6:42 am


    If he can make a buck off a stale pastry that some people think resembles someone famous I have a lot of work to do preparing my own Piltdown Pastry.

  2. Alan aka Avrum ben Avrum December 26, 2005 at 11:30 pm

    Hi again …

    In response to Ezzie, … if indeed you are correct that the success of this man’s business was dependent on a petrified pastry rather than the quality of his product or the affability of his customer service … then he really is going to be in bad shape. As I see it to help him out we can either weigh upon the Vatican to declare a genuine miracle here or kasher out his place so that we can buy by him!

    🙂 I am-in this instance-very irreverently yours,

    Alan D. Busch

  3. Alan aka Avrum ben Avrum December 26, 2005 at 8:43 pm

    Dear Jack,

    What I cannot figure is how it comes to be that a Reb Bernstein venerates a “nun bun”! Reasons of ‘Parnusah’ no doubt!? Or is it simply a case of avodah zara sweetened by coffee and donuts, unmitigated narishkeit … at the very least, can’t he balance it out by selling rabbonim collection cards? Oops! Too Late! I am,

    Very Sincerely yours,

    Alan D. Busch

  4. Ezzie December 26, 2005 at 8:07 pm

    Actually, I understand why this guy is really upset: His store’s special claim to fame was taken, which may cost him business – and clearly, the reason it was stolen was because of what it was.

  5. The Jewish Freak December 26, 2005 at 8:01 pm

    They also reported seeing maple syrup that bears a striking resemblance to the amniotic fluid of the baby jesus. – JF

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