Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Goodbye, Touchdown Jesus

Something for Pat Robertson to chew on: apparently lightning struck Ohio’s infamous “Touchdown Jesus” statue last night, burning it the ground.

Here it was, in its glory days:

Apparently it was visible from the Interstate. Now all that remains is the wire mesh frame. And I have a big sad. People had a lot of fun with “Touchdown Jesus,” turning him into “High-Five Jesus” and other shenanigans. Thanks for the memories, Touchdown Jesus!

High-Five Jesus

Touchdown Jesus With Football

Ah well, the fun is over, for now. But hey, if God is striking down ugly art, may I suggest Nashville's ode to the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest?

Hey God, You Might Want To Stop By I-65 South Of Nashville & Take Out This Monstrosity