Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Big Butter Jesus is toast
SPREAD the word, Big Butter Jesus is toast! Everywhere in the news you'll hear about how lightning struck the 60 foot Jesus looming over a highway in Ohio. Here's the song that made it famous. Thank God that there are folks with a sense of humour. Maybe He has taste, too. Grotesques like this appear all over the world, a kind of primitive folk art, funded by big bucks. In Queensland, giant pineapples, in Baghdad, Saddam's gigantic arch of swords, in England the angel over the M1 motorway that looks like Nazi insignia. The song's a scream. "Garth Brooks outta string cheese, Virgins outta olives" Acid social comment. There's hope in this world when people can laugh.