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Lightning Destroys Touchdown Jesus

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The congregation of the Solid Rock megachurch in Monroe, Ohio, will have difficulty explaining it: a lightning bolt from heaven — favorite weapon of a wrathful god — has destroyed the church’s “Touchdown Jesus.” (Though if it is a “sign” of some sort… sorry atheists!) The giant Jesus was built in 2004, appearing to erupt […]

God Fingers: Claw Inspiring

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

City council members in the Southern California town of Bellflower are hoping that the “fingers of God” will attract foot traffic to their downtown district this summer. They recently approved the temporary installation of Invitation/Decalogue, a 26-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture by Romanian artist Liviu Mucan, which is intended to represent God’s hands and The Ten […]

A Knitting Tribute

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Handmade scarves began appearing around the necks of Rapid City, South Dakota’s downtown display of life-size bronze presidential statues. This cowl play was perpetrated by a mother/daughter duo of renegade knitters who elected to strike the “City of Presidents” with a form of cheerful transitory graffiti known as “yarn bombing.”

Roadside News: Dec. 11, 2009

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Shoot Out Your Eye for Christmas: – OH | Junior the Barbarian – PA | Junk Towers – Skateboarder Turf? – CA | When Words Fail – MD

Roadside News: August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Motorcycles to Hell – OH | The Real First US President – MD | Not Quite Nirvana Monument – WA | Dungeon Master Immortal – WI

Roadside News: July 25, 2009

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Kids! Learn About Rocks – NH | Boulder Border Dispute – OH – KY | Shopping with the Gods – CA | Burnt Castle – FL

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