Tuesday, 15 June 2010

You Got Smote! Irony Edition

The 62-foot tall roadside statue of Jesus (also known as "Touchdown Jesus" and "Big Butter Jesus") has been a fixture along I-75 north of Cincinnati for several years now; I've actually driven past it a couple of times while passing through Ohio, and was delighted by the colossal absurdity of the thing. Last night, when severe thunderstorms ripped through the region, the statue was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving behind only its metal framework. An act of God? More likely an act of climate change, which is the prime suspect in the uber-weird weather patterns we're seeing. It is even more ironic to note that the statue was constructed of polystyrene--that is, Styrofoam, a petroleum-based plastic; maybe Mother Nature is pissed off at the bazillions of gallons of oil still spewing into her ocean and decided to put the smackdown on a recognizable symbol? :D

Hope that church had good insurance. I wonder if He'll be back in three days?

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