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Lately I’ve run across some items not marketed with religious purposes in mind, which nevertheless seem full of possibilities.

Take this, for example:


That’s right: Glow-in-the-Dark Body Cream from American Science and Surplus.

They suggest using it as “the ultimate bike-safety item or Halloween costume,” or to “open up whole new worlds of entertainment.” I don’t know what they think when they think “entertainment,” but I know what I’m thinking. I’m thinking “Christmas Play.”

Forget the tinsel haloes. Make those angels glow. Great for use in medieval mystery plays, too.

In fact, I could also imagine a role for this:

Imagine how your next performance of the Chester Cycle of mystery plays — The Creation, presented by the Worshipful Companies of Drapers and Hosiers, or perhaps the Fall of Lucifer, by the Barkers and Tanners — could be enhanced by the presence of the Remarkably Loud Thunder Tube.

I haven’t tried either of these myself, so I can’t vouch for how well they actually work. Also, the Glow-in-the-Dark Body Cream is said to be non-toxic, but the catalog copy doesn’t specify by whose standards.

Still, at $2 a tube, it’s hard to see how you could lose by trying it out.

[Rating: 87/100]

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