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Ecce Ho! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Ecce Ho!

Manolo says, Mrs. Madonna Louise Ciccone Penn Richie of Detriot, Michigan, shown in a candid moment at home.

41 Responses to “Ecce Ho!”

  1. Leto May 23, 2006 at 7:26 pm #

    You know, when I read the pre-reviews about the mirrored cross, it sounded more glamourous, not like something that came out of a 70’s bathroom.

  2. Dani May 23, 2006 at 8:28 pm #

    Ecce Ho- excellent play on words, Manolo! For many decades (yes, Madonna is that old) I have thought she changed her first name in order to more thoroughly dishonor Our Lady- but now I see she’s just tormented at having to live up to the name.

  3. Gigi May 23, 2006 at 8:39 pm #

    Good God!

  4. Cecilia May 23, 2006 at 8:39 pm #

    The woman is a train wreck; I find her appalling.

  5. slavicblonde May 23, 2006 at 8:41 pm #

    I love Manolo. But, please, don’t subject your readers to Mrs Ritchie’s desperate attempts at controversy. She doesn’t deserve the publicity.

  6. Phyllis May 23, 2006 at 8:45 pm #

    Now that’s what I call dying for your art.

  7. Cecilia May 23, 2006 at 10:05 pm #


    If only.

  8. shiloh May 24, 2006 at 12:10 am #

    She’s like some sort of weed that keeps coming back no matter what. And she’s recycling her own material – same old s**t.

  9. Michael Andreyakovich May 24, 2006 at 12:15 am #

    She’s just jumping on the let’s-screw-with-people’s-perceptions-of-Jesus bandwagon (YET AGAIN), in the wake of The Da Vinci Choad.

    And, dear GOD – did she steal the designs for that cross from the guy who did Liberace’s piano?

  10. Cecilia May 24, 2006 at 1:30 am #

    All joking and digust and revulsion and comtempt aside….

    I’ve always felt kinda sorry for her.

  11. James May 24, 2006 at 3:58 am #

    I’m new to this site…and I wonder how in the world manolo finds out what shoe she is wearing? :)

  12. desertwind May 24, 2006 at 4:09 am #

    I pray no one rolls away the stone.

  13. Cristina May 24, 2006 at 8:00 am #

    I understand questioning the church–but hers is hardly the intellectual or moral questioning of a theology. It’s an insult to a ripped-off dance beat, and the whole time she’s thinking, “Doesn’t my ass look great for my age? My ass looks AWESOME.”

  14. Susanna May 24, 2006 at 8:11 am #

    My ass? Yes, it is so fine. But remember, I say “arse” now, since I have affected an English accent.

    Please look at my LEGS! Specifically look at my inner thighs? Can you not see them? Let me help you by spreading them very wide and throwing one of my legs over my shoulder… Can you see now? The other leg, you say? No, you didn’t say, but I shall anyway…

    Have I mentioned how spiritual I am?

  15. LizaBet May 24, 2006 at 8:29 am #

    Is it just this particular photo or is she holding a branch in her teeth?

  16. VeddyVeddyBadAng May 24, 2006 at 9:46 am #

    It’s a riding crop.

    Cecilia, I think pitying her is a GREAT idea. That will piss her off much more than if people were just outraged at her antics. Again.

  17. pamster May 24, 2006 at 9:47 am #

    She just needs to stop. Now.

  18. Cat May 24, 2006 at 9:52 am #

    This woman is batshit crazy.

  19. jenny May 24, 2006 at 10:02 am #

    You’re right: that cross does look like something out of a painfully misguided bathroom. Like a relic fresh from one of Lilek’s “Interior Desecrations” atrocities.

  20. jenny May 24, 2006 at 10:04 am #

    …either that, or a very devout spa’s diving board platform, complete with steps up the side.

  21. Texasexile May 24, 2006 at 10:41 am #

    What passed for controversy almost 20 years ago has evolved into redundancy. Yawn.

  22. The Charlotte Allen May 24, 2006 at 11:12 am #

    Ecce ho! Hee, hee–greatest pun ever, Manolo!

  23. Ice Scribe May 24, 2006 at 11:55 am #

    ‘Ecce ho!’ That is the *perfect* title for that photo!

  24. Manolo the Shoeblogger May 24, 2006 at 12:16 pm #

    Many thanks for the kind words.

    The Manolo he had briefly considered “Ecce Ho-Hum” but this, although amusing and accurate, it did not have the same impact.

  25. willowgerl May 24, 2006 at 12:17 pm #

    Ecce Ho-ho-hee-hee!!

    That was perfect.

  26. gidget bananas May 24, 2006 at 12:30 pm #

    The Madonna, she should have retired to English country soccer-momhood when she had the chance. The magazine of the W has a 58 — count’em folks, 58!!! — page spread (the pun, she is intended) of the Madonna in the costumes of the pony play. The Gidget, she would have preferred the 58 pages of shoe and handbag advertisements.

  27. gidget bananas May 24, 2006 at 12:35 pm #

    P.S. The horses, however, are lovely.

  28. MissV May 24, 2006 at 2:05 pm #

    Darling, don’t you mean “Mrs. Madonna Louise Madge Esther Ciccone Penn Richie”??

  29. Kraig May 24, 2006 at 3:39 pm #

    the whore’s you will always have with you, but you do not always have me. Paraphrase MT 26:11

  30. rubik May 24, 2006 at 4:11 pm #


  31. Annalucia May 24, 2006 at 4:48 pm #

    The Rubik has forgotten to finish the quote. After the melting away of the Pharisees (much abashed, no doubt, by the remark) Jesus turned to the adulterous woman and said “Go and sin no more.” He did not tell her to put her obnoxious behavior on public display, nor to demand the applause of the multitudes for such “courage” as it took to commit a severe transgression.

    As for the commenters who remarked upon the lady’s desperation to remain in the public eye, and to be new and shocking, the Annalucia can only agree with them.

  32. Anonymous May 24, 2006 at 6:43 pm #

    Your site is trying to download like 9 trojans per page to my computer, you should probally look into that.

  33. Broad May 25, 2006 at 12:42 am #

    And I’m going to see this trainwreck in Chicago on June 15th. This oughta be good. Sigh.

  34. Broad May 25, 2006 at 12:43 am #

    But at least it’s good to see that she’s not wearing that silly purple leotard with the nude, footless pantyhose. That would’ve given me nightmares for weeks.

  35. jenny May 25, 2006 at 2:31 am #

    Good for you, Broad! When life gives you lemons…try not to cry.

  36. Bridget May 25, 2006 at 1:50 pm #

    What I want to ask her is: “What’s with the disco Christian cross?” I thought she went Kabballah so why do the “Jesus Shock Mock” thing? Puh-leese. She just shredded the last reserve of pity I had for her.

  37. Cecilia May 25, 2006 at 2:49 pm #


    Your comment made me laugh the most. I applaud you and your clever, clever words.

  38. The Bargain Queen May 25, 2006 at 7:54 pm #

    For some reason I know that she actually has two middle names, so it’s actually Mrs. Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Penn Richie.

    And I swear I don’t even read those dreadful gossip mags that make you think knowing this stuff is important. Well, unless I’m in the doctor’s waiting room. Or at the hairdresser. Or visiting a friend who buys them. Or… OK, I guess I do read them.

    Is anyone safe?

  39. Zarba May 26, 2006 at 7:56 am #

    At least she’s kept her humility intact…

  40. beloml May 26, 2006 at 7:59 am #


    LOL!! You made my day.

  41. Ed the Roman June 4, 2006 at 2:24 pm #

    “P.S. The horses, however, are lovely. ”

    Omnia equi pulchrae sunt.

    Or something like that.