See the whole “Dante’s Inferno Food Truck” Facebook page here.
(Bought in a “local foods” store in Decorah, Iowa)
From what I can tell from this fuzzy image, the logo seems to be inspired by Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of a man in thought [Dante, to become the later sculpture “The Thinker”] on the top center of “The Gates of Hell” with his head replaced by a sheep.
“Made with 100% pure sheep milk and aged a minimum of six months, DANTE has a rich, nutty flavor with a firm and somewhat dry texture. DANTE complements pasta, and fruit as well as medium red wines and semi-sweet white wines.” —Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative
Contributed by Ruth Caldwell (Luther College)
“Religion has always been a central element of American political strife, with the excesses and calumnies of Christian fundamentalism providing a broad and sustained target for satire by believers and nonbelievers alike. Playwrights Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn flout the latest manias and offer up laughs with Blasphemy, their new ‘wicked trio of musical comedies that takes aim at creationists, George W. Bush, Rapture Christians, and intolerance of all stripes.’
Premiering at the Bartell Theatre on January 9, this production is the latest creation by the husband-and-wife team, whose previous musical Walmartopia broke theatrical box office records in Madison before hitting the national stage with an Off Broadway run last year. As they did with their send-up of the smiley-faced corporate behemoth, the pair goes for laughs in Blasphemy by taking on an American institution, in this case the tenets of faith-based politics.
In a nod to Dante’s Divine Comedy, the show is split into three tales, titled ‘Rapture,’ ‘Purgatory,’ and ‘Paradise.’ The anticipation of politicians like George W. Bush and Sarah Palin for the return of Jesus, a disco meditation on death, and a parable about the revelation of evolution to Adam and Eve together comprise a wicked triptych of sacrilege.” [. . .] –Kristian Knutsen, The Daily Page, December 23, 2008
Contributed by Patrick Molloy