As many of you know, I saw this "King of Kings" statue outside of a church on my last trip to Ohio last fall while driving back from a day at the casino with my Dad. I was told it was also known as "Big Butter Jesus" by some and, by most people, was just called "Touchdown Jesus", which I thought was hilarious.
I guess people have known about this ginormous statue for years and, oftentimes, have stopped their cars and posed with it for fun.
However, last week, it seems that Mother Nature had other plans...
Charred remnants remained this morning, June 15, of the large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 that was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm late Monday night.
The statue was constructed of wood and styrofoam over a steel framework that was anchored in concrete and covered with a fiberglass mat and resin exterior, according to the church. It was slated to undergo renovations this summer.
Hmmm...I'm certainly not a licensed contractor, but it seems to me that if you build a giant statue out of wood, styrofoam and line it with steel and then surround it by water...you're kinda taunting mother nature to "Bring It".
Of course, you always need to balance tragedy with a bit of humor. And, from my research, people didn't disappoint...
This one is a tribute to one of my favorite "Kids in the Hall" sketches "I'm crushing your head"...
And, of course, the Kittah's tribute...
What would Jesus say?
I think he's got a good sense of humor.
I mean, he did give us Kate Gosslin, Carrot Top and Sarah Palin didn't he?
He's knows funny.
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