get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, as uid, if(\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

Jesus Truck

Submitted by Mark Blackwell July 30th, 2010
slug=='certifikitsch-winners') { $is_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='classique-d-camembert-winners') { $is_gold_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='love-is-in-the-hair-award-winners') { $is_hair=1; } } // true added because this table will now always exist - jealous button if ($is_award || $is_gold_award || $is_hair || true) { $admin_email_pop_coa=$admin_email_pop_cdc=$admin_email_pop_liith=""; if ( current_user_can('level_10') ) { $now=gmdate("Y-m-d H:i:s"); $key=sha1("A".$now."B"); $the_title=single_post_title("", false); ?> Send Certifikitsch Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_cdc="
Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
(You must be logged in to be Jealous.)"; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { $str="You are Jealous of this Kitsch!"; } else { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!"; } if (empty($uid)) { echo 'Jealous'; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { echo 'Jealous'; } else { echo 'Jealous'; } if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { echo "(".count($jealous_rs).")"; } */ echo "
\n\n"; } ?>

I was in the kitschy desert town of Baker eating at the kitschy Mad Greek restaurant just up the street from the world’s largest (and kitschiest) thermometer when this big rig beauty thundered up and pulled into the parking lot. The driver was very pleased when I darted away from my gyro in order to take photos, as he said he had just finished washing the truck.

Later when I visited the “Ship With Sam” website at , however, I was somewhat disappointed that I didn’t get to see the “Hollywood” version of the truck, as pictured here on the site:

8 Responses to “Jesus Truck”

  1. Allee Willis

    That Jesus sure gets around! Though I hate when business is mixed with religion, assuming some product is in the truck. Then again, maybe it’s a traveling revival show. Or maybe just a traveler with a message to get out. Whatever the case, he/she gets an A for effort and production value.

    I love the Jesus truck disparaging Hollywood. I have a feeling many of those folks are the biggest TMZ/ Access Hollywood fans of all.

    I’d kill to know what’s in the truck.

  2. Mark Blackwell

    from the criteria on their website it seems they will ship anything non-devil-related, dry or refrigerated…

    “ship with sam” also has a great fiery logo and a nifty “shop with sam” gift shop, feauring t-shirts and coffee mugs and whatnot:

    you can also get a glimpse of their travel plaza on this “employment oppurtunities” page (one vacant post at the moment, evidently, is that of spell-checker):

    and if you have the patience to let the slide show slowly play out on the following home page, you’ll see a number of different versions of the truck, as well as the travel plaza:

  3. Mark Milligan

    I love it.

    Now I can visualize an 18-wheeler that big with a sign on the side that says:


    with smaller font below saying