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Jesus Corkscrew and Bottle Opener

Jesus Corkscrew and Bottle Opener
Jesus Corkscrew and Bottle Opener
purchased from ShopCoolGifts.com in February 2012

The Jesus Corkscrew and Bottle Opener is a tacky treasure in the same way the Popener is a tacky treasure.  About the Popener, I said, “It is the perfect blend of a figure of eminence with a mundane item of everyday utility.”  It’s that ironic juxtaposition which made it a tacky treasure.  Well, who could be more eminent than Jesus Christ?

Make no mistake, this is a quality product.  As a corkscrew and a bottle opener, it works perfectly.  And this is a well-made product that I expect to last a long time.  I can’t say the same for the Popener.  The first one I bought broke on the second use.  I bought some replacement Popeners, but they are for show only.  I woudn’t risk using them to open a bottle.

I bought the Jesus Corkscrew and Bottle Opener directly from the manufacturer, and it arrived with a personal note.  Apparently, the person who sent it was concerned when he saw my email address, which ends with tackytreasures.com.  Maybe he even checked out my website.  The sender insisted that the corkscrew and bottle opener is not tacky, and pointed out the clever slogans on the packaging.  “Best when enjoyed with twelve close friends.”  “Please drink responsibly as there’s a fine line between witnessing miracles and just being plain drunk.”  Well, for me that was just the icing on the cake.  There are more catchy phrases on the packaging, but I’d rather not spoil it for someone looking for a well-made corkscrew and bottle opener, who wants something different, perhaps even more ironic, than usual.  If that’s the case, the Jesus Corkscrew and Bottle Opener is for you!

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