My co-worker Adam brought
these masks depicting the plagues that hit Egypt as a reprisal for the
Pharoah’s refusal to free the Jewish slaves. Never before has God’s
wrath looked so cute!
Click the photo to see the slideshow.
My favourites are the “lice” mask with the googly-eyed bugs, the
“firstborn” mask with X’s for eyes, and the flaming “hail” mask, which
for some reason reminds me of the “Hot Hail” that Ming the Merciless
rained on the Earth in the 1980 Flash Gordon movie.
(Yes, I know that there were ten plagues and that there are only nine
masks in the shot. Those are all the masks Adam brought. Adam, what
happened to “darkness”?)
Happy Pesach to all my Jewish readers and future relatives!