Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Touchdown Jesus (a.k.a. Big Butter Jesus)

That odd statue in Ohio known as Touchdown Jesus - because of the statue’s arms - will be rebuilt after it was struck by lightning and destroyed. Officially called the "king of kings statue" by the Solid Rock Church (a franchise?), burned to the ground after being struck by lightning - an act of god. Church officials announced a plan to resurrect Touchdown Jesus . The obnoxious Jesus statue was also called "Big Butter Jesus" by locals because of the creamy color of the decaying plastic coating. Following a second erection, touchdown jesus will be back.

There is another, older, touchdown jesus.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hellow? Another WAKE UP call?

Why was this statue, known as "touchdown jesus," destroyed by lightening?
*God, whether he goes by the name of Allah, Jehovah or Tinky Winky, hates ostentatious displays of faith. This 62-foot statue was an aesthetic abomination, an anathema to true spirituality. (The end-time abomination includes an idolatrous image at a new temple.)
*The Almighty was upset because Jesus was constructed out of styrofoam and fiberglass instead of marble or gold.
*The Supreme Being was furious that a million bucks was wasted on a styrofoam statue, instead of the money being used to feed the hungry and heal the sick (raise the dead, cast out republicans).
*The Heavenly Father doesn't do a good job protecting his children. He is incapable or unwilling to prevent earthquakes, floods and hurricanes that kill millions, he can't even prevent lightning from destroying a kitschy statue.
*There's no deity looking down on us, and the rain falls in equal parts on the just and the unjust. Lightning sometimes destroys orphanages and hospitals, and sometimes it destroys brothels and cheesy representations of Jesus. Bad things happen to good and bad people with the same random probability as good things happening to good and bad people. There is no coin; there is no finger to flip the coin.

These merchants of stagecraft weep not for their lost statue, but for their lost market share. (Ezekiel 27:36).

If anyone wuz 2 ask me, I'ld say: "I think the attic was empty."

Know what I mean?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stay in school. There is nothing else to do.

In October 2009, 70.1 percent of June 2009 high school graduates were enrolled in college. Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college were in the labor force (well, 70% of them).

Recent High School Dropouts

Between October 2008 and October 2009, 383,000 young people dropped out of high school. The jobless rate for recent high school dropouts is 55.1 percent, compared with 30 percent for high school graduates not enrolled in a college or trade school.

From the Bush crash of October 2008 to October 2009, the real unemployment rate rose from 11.9 to 15.6 percent. The convoluted numbers you hear on radio & TV [LOL] have happy spin on them and so those numbers are artificially low.

The unemployment rate for high school students, at 25.8 percent in October 2009, was about twice the rate for college students (12.2 percent). In other words, 87% of the college students that want to work can find employment.

"Graduating from college proves nothing!" (said one who would not know).

"Graduating from college proves you finished something that you started."

"Graduating from college proves a point about diligence, maturity, and the ability to complete what you start."

That follow through has value to a potential employer.