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October 22, 2007


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Distant blessing, floating on your blog, Loving words, is my most sincere greetings. A caring heart, greeting each other in a genuine concern, no more words, feeling warm wishes, blessing forever! Friends are healthy and happy!

Jordan Flipsyde

Chance to read your blog, I really like your blog, let me learn a lot! I will focus on your blog, refuels!


Caly, than fok your the info! I saw that the sculpture had burned down, which was very sad, because it obviously meant a lot to a lot of people. I just didnt care for its aesthetics, but thats me. Thanks again! -- Laurie


The Jesus statue burned down about a week ago. Most people called it Touchdown Jesus or Big Butter Jesus (from the Haywood Banks song about it.) There's a website with a bunch of photoshopped pics of it that calls it Jeeebus.

Since it burned down, people have been calling it Terminator Jesus because the only thing left are the giant steel arms rising from the pool. The church owner says he will rebuild. It's in Monroe, Ohio, about halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton.


1. Leave it. This Big Oil Man resembles when Tulsa sat atop the world's largest known pool of oil.
To celebrate this good fortune, a giant roustabout was built on the Tulsa Fairgrounds in 1953. Dubbed "The Golden Driller,"
The Penguine is part of a 2003 community fundraiser benefiting a Tulsa Zoo exhibit. Penguines were placed all over Tulsa at local businesses that sponsored the project. This one's name is "Roustabird", a filthy oil-drilling penguin in overalls and a hard hat.



#1. "Sorry about the Antarctic, Little Fella, But, Oh, Didn't We Love That Oil..."

#2. "Wheee!!! Typewriter Obsolete; Related Office Supplies Enjoying Early Retirement"
(For what it's worth, I've always thought the Oldenburg piece is great fun. I think it gives a nod to the ancient Colossus tradition, and calls attention to DC's bureaucracy, and, just maybe, hints at the risk of disinformation.)

#3. (Disclosure: I believe that Jesus was and is the Messiah, though neither eight stories tall nor badly sculpted of concrete.)
"...We Need A Bigger Cross, And - Hey, Knock It Off! We Did The Flood Thing Already..."

#4. "Ronald "Jacko" McDonald," Or, "I have spent my entire life helping millions of children across the world. I would never harm a child."

#5. "Sh! Hold Still - There's a Mosquito On You..."



I just happened to stumble on your website and I feel compelled to tell you:

That jesus one is also called "Sweet Butter Jesus", it's just north of cincinnati, I've seen it, and it's terrifying.


I just happened to stumble on your website and I feel compelled to tell you:

That jesus one is also called "Sweet Butter Jesus", it's just north of cincinnati, I've seen it, and it's terrifying.


Thanks Annie! It's difficult to render a personal opinion about art without sounding like I'm running down the spiritual meaning behind it -- I'm not. I just find the statue itself odd and frightening, especially with the inexplicable water feature.


Just thought you'd like to know that the Jesus in Ohio is referred to by locals as "touchdown Jesus." I am assuming that these are locals who do not actually attend the church, but you never know.

I just couldn't help myseff

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness.
For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.


Go ahead, Snorpht, but no promises, of course. And please be kind to my friends here (I know you will). I have so few readers I can't afford to run any off. MWAHH!

Snorpht to the Rescue

What do you this this is a freekin NASCAR race?
Don't need no shots. Merely a RU486 and a dab of K Y. I'll cover the drugs and alch.

PS, Ferrari won the F1 world driving champ AND constructors award. I win.

And LauFoo, Can I pick my own prize? Huh? Huh? Huh?


Excellent -- thanks Anthony! If only I had prizes to award . . . hmmmm . . . I've got lint, some paper clips, and . . . no, wait that's more lint. Thanks for playing, guys!


1. The Tulsa Deep Driller or how to make the penguin cry for mercy: suffer baby
2. The 60's: Not Bad art just good drugs
3. I love Jesus too but this is just disturbing
4. You Deserve a break today, among other things momma
5. Don't give the man the finger, give him 8 with 2 thumbs: suckers!


Run, Jane, RUN! Hi Snorpht. I'll tell Jane to get her shots before she says hello, ha ha.

Poots be OUT FER BIZ

An I'm-a gonna take dis Fatcha-Mongoo an-a I gonne go up-a stairs and den-a I gonna show dat cutsie red-a head joosta where dis Fatcha is-a gonna go.
Den I go up-a staris once-a more and I'm-a gonna axe-a Jeeezus Chirst hizseff for my shtain to be erase-a from my soul sewz when-A I goes up-a to da heaven I don't gotta be gettin-a nuttin from dat Gold-a Driller or-a heez pet a penguin.


EH? An-a whenz dat Juggs-a Janie (va va voom) der gonne say-a eello to da Snorpht-a GuiseppiPoots-a.

ciao bella!


Those are great, Jane! Had to think about the Merle Norman one for about three seconds, ha ha. "A Small Church" killed me. Thanks for playing!

Snorphty, that's the longest title I ever did see. More like a novella. But it's vintage Snorpht (although I admit I thought I knew all your accents, but this is the first time I've seen Sicilian). I'll never look at those hands the same way again, ha ha. Gracias, Senor Snorpht!

Juggernaut Jane

Oh I love this sort of stuff Swami. hahaha. This made me laugh. Ok I want to name em:
1. Tulsa Tulsa A Waste of Pulp-a (or the taming of the penguin)
2. Erase to the Finish
3. A Small Church
4. Rest for Merle Norman's Foolish Son
5. This Hand is Your Hand-This Hand is My Hand

Thanks for the chance to play Swami Dearest. I've never won anything. xo
Love ya,

Snorpht-a's Hung-a like a Manacotti

OK, the Hands:

"OK, I'm-a gonna tell you dis a-one-a more time... My Fatcha-Mongoo, shes-a dis-a big-a. All-a da girls in-a Sicily, theyz-a all crazy bout eet!"

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