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Can't believe it's not Jesus!
July 29, 2007 10:01 AM   Subscribe

The giant Jesus statue previously discussed here has been immortalized in song by the legendary Heywood Banks.
posted by EarBucket (17 comments total)

 
People who wear their wristwatches on the inside part of the wrist are not to be trusted.
posted by carsonb at 10:09 AM on July 29, 2007


He is so right about the reaction. It happens every time.

We never call it "Butter Jesus", though. It's "Volleyball Jesus," thank you very much.
posted by tizzie at 10:11 AM on July 29, 2007


Now we just need a song for giant cross-bearing lady liberty!
posted by Firas at 10:11 AM on July 29, 2007


It's quicksand Jesus! Quicksand!
posted by brett at 10:14 AM on July 29, 2007


My parents call it Butter Jesus or Melting Butter Jesus. It's a local legend!
posted by rikschell at 10:17 AM on July 29, 2007


Our Saviour Of The Milk Carton
posted by sourwookie at 10:18 AM on July 29, 2007


I've heard it called Melting Jesus and Touchdown Jesus. My brother drove by it once, before they put the hands on, so he sometimes calls it No Hands Jesus. But I, like brett, have always called it Quicksand Jesus.
posted by paulus andronicus at 10:27 AM on July 29, 2007


Church leaders believe it is the World's Largest Christ (or at least the W.L. half-buried Messiah) and have submitted it for consideration for a Guinness World Record.

Wow, talk about a lack of research. World's largest half-buried Jesus statue, maybe, but there's not a great deal of competition there, I should think.
posted by musicinmybrain at 10:28 AM on July 29, 2007


We never call it "Butter Jesus", though. It's "Volleyball Jesus," thank you very much.

I always liked the term "Touchdown Jesus." "volleyball Jesus" works well, I suppose.

/Drove by it on my way to/from Dayton yesterday. I still find it quite odd.
//And creepy.
posted by MrGuilt at 1:30 PM on July 29, 2007


And a late-breaking update: It's fun to stay at the Big Butter Jesus!
posted by EarBucket at 2:01 PM on July 29, 2007


While I'm not particularly interested in the jesus statute (or the Jesus, in general) - I'm diggin' this RoadSideAmerica site.

I've long wondered about the details behind the "Giant Baby with Tractor" I see every time I leave Phoenix to come back home to LA.

Now I have an answer.

So, ya know.. thanx for that.
posted by revmitcz at 2:53 PM on July 29, 2007


I'd call it Flight Deck Jesus.

Flash Earth lets you zoom in pretty close.
posted by dhartung at 4:49 PM on July 29, 2007


I call it Drowning Jesus (or Jesus going down for the third time), since he's chest deep in a lake. Seriously, at night, you can almost hear him crying out "Why have you forsaken me?". The thing is incredibly creepy.
posted by figment of my conation at 4:52 PM on July 29, 2007


Make Mine Buddy!
posted by ZachsMind at 5:40 PM on July 29, 2007


People who wear their wristwatches on the inside part of the wrist are not to be trusted.

And it's on the right hand at that.
posted by obvious at 8:27 PM on July 29, 2007


More oversized dieties (all self links: I guess I like big God)
posted by rhymer at 6:01 AM on July 30, 2007


Amazing -- nobody linked to this Solid Rock Jeebus fansite, here or in that other post. Hope you like photoshops.
posted by britain at 10:47 AM on July 30, 2007


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