Wedgie Award: Eugene Cho

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Eugene Cho, one of the world’s most honest bloggers, has earned a Wedgie Award. The Wedgie Award is given to those who make us feel … well… uncomfortable.
First, he preached with his zipper down (discrete picture).
But, second, Eugene preached at a place and he wanted to look all swank and cool, and then buttoned up his coat like this.
For this, brother Eugene, you get a Wedgie Award.
About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Ann F-R

    I think Eugene has plenty of company! I recall walking down an eastern city street with a friend who happened to be a Wall St Journal reporter, years ago. A couple of women approached us. I didn’t notice anything unusual, but as soon as we passed them, he laughed & said, “when women glance down and smirk, I know to check my zipper.” Sure enough…! I’m sure many folks — including women who’ve experienced something similar — appreciate Eugene’s wry honesty! :)

  • http://eugenecho.wordpress.com Eugene

    Scot, :)
    Hey, you need to share your most embarrassing story now.
    I felt really good about this talk where this photo was taken and have a feeling that the video will forever be archived amongst the TED talks with my jacket buttoned up like that.
    But I did feel better when one of my commenters shared this:
    “i feel your pain…im still traumatized and dumbfounded about why nobody chose to tell me that for a whole days field trip to the zoo a few years ago with lauren and her class, i had underwear tangled and hanging from my scarf! NOBODY told me!”

  • Scot McKnight

    Eugene, I preached one time with my zipper down — but I had the kinds of slacks that saved me.
    And I did that teaching one day but I was behind a big ol’ pulpit the whole time.
    And I don’t have cool enough coats — like yours — to have that sort of thing happen.

  • http://eugenecho.wordpress.com Eugene

    When you’re in Seattle, I’ll need to take you to my local Goodwill store. Got that jacket for $4.99. Bam!
    See you at CatWest.

  • AHH

    I don’t suppose misspelling “discreet” is a serious enough offense to qualify Scot for a Wedgie …

  • Kerry Grogan

    I was giving a trial sermon at a small rural church in KY as a seminary student. Afterwords as I stood shaking people out a man came through, pointed at my chest and said “yer padding is coming out…” I looked down and saw that the shoulder pad of my dress had come loose and was working its way out my v-neck dress. Needless to say they didn’t hire me.


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