15 June 2010

Say it Ain't So

Touchdown Jesus is gone - burned to the ground after being struck by lightning.
Read the story
Heywood Banks' tribute here.


Sarah said...


Sarah said...

(though I liked to refer to him as "Big Butter Jesus")

Iris Took said...

I was JUST about to blog about this.

TP - I also call him BBJ.

B. said...

So sad

Ky • twopretzels.com said...


wrestling kitties said...

It is so sad about Big Butter Jesus :( Did you see what he was made out of though?! Damn, it is not a surprise someone walking by with a cig. didn't light that sucker on fire.

I just hope people don't think the end of the world is near because BBJ is gone....we still have 2 1/2 years before that.

Wendy said...

Dear God! (literally!) Let me just tell you, from someone that lives near Touchdown Jesus (which is what we call him) THIS WHOLE THING IS REALLY ANNOYING! The statue itself was really annoying and now all of this national media attention is really annoying and the traffic is really annoying as people are slowing down to look at him - or what's left of him!

Now there's all sorts of debate about if and when and what color and what shape and what model would be used to remake him. Gah! ANNOYING! How about the church use the money for something less showy?