A comic strip published in issue 107 of Viz
"Jesus Christ was the luckiest messiah in all bible times. For his father, a brilliant carpenter, had built him a fantastic wooden bicycle for Christmas."
, his pet Holy Lamb of God
by his side, he impressed the people of Jerusalem
such as pulling a wheelie
all the way down main street.
The bike angered Pontius Pilate, for all he had was a stupid girl's bike with no crossbar and, having heard stories of his rival's 4-speed Sturmey Archer gears and how he gives backies to lepers and fallen women, he orders the crucifixion of Jesus.
Arrested by the Praetorian Guard for reckless cycling and riding through the flowerbeds of Gethsemane, Jesus is taken to the place of crucifixion and nailed to the cross while Pilate looks on ("How do you like this kind of crossbar, Mr Jesus 'Fancy Bicycle' Christ?"). Suddenly, Mintsauce comes down the hill atop the bike and pulls it round in a skid, temporarily blinding the guards with gravel and allowing Jesus to escape with the standard kid's comic weak pun punchline: "Truly, it looks like Pilate is the one who is cross now - eh, Mintsauce?".
"See how the Master rides no-hands!"
"Truly he is the son of God."