Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Our pal Wendy sent over the following story with the comment “try claiming this on insurance.”

“If you've ever driven between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, on I-75 then you probably saw the six-story King of Kings statue featuring Jesus coming out of a lake with hands raised in front of the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio. Monday night the statue was destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning. Monroe fire chief Mark Neu told the CNN Belief Blog he's never seen anything like the fire in his 32 years as chief. He said the 62-foot statue had a steel frame and was wrapped in Styrofoam and covered with a fiberglass coating to protect it. At 11:16 last night, the fire department got the call the statue had been hit by lighting and was on fire. "It spread from the statue to the amphitheater," he said. "There was heavy damage to the amphitheater where the stature backed up to. It was a fast-moving fire. We’re looking at $700,000 worth of damage." (Click here for more and a video)

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Peromyscus said...

He's been a fire chief for thirty-two years? 32 years a fire chief?

Mick said...

Maybe he was a fire fighting child prodigy?

Alex said...

Smolk on the water?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful track by Blind Willie Johnson. Thanks for posting it.
O/T I know but did anyone here this yet?
Gil Scott-Heron's latest. You can hear the whole of the album here:


It's brill.