Cause and effect (maybe?)


From March 2008. Although it’s overcast, the birds perch on the Butter Jesus’s right hand.

Lemme note that some motor around here sounds like a vuvuzela (typically B♭, WikiPee says, but my ears don’t know enough to determine if this droning noise—a saw perhaps?—also is).

Shocking news (via the Butter Jesus has melted. Lightning.

And they’re having an ongoing “aftershock sequence” in SoCal/NW Mex.

And this all means…?


  1. kayak woman says:

    Um, why do you guys call it the “butter” Jesus? Or should I read nn.c?

    Also, I read/heard somewhere once that alligators respond to b-flat. Some guy had some in his basement and his wife’s sewing machine ran at b-flat and that would get the alligators riled up or whatever.

  2. Sammy says:

    So, you’re saying that’s an alligator call out there? Hot enough to have ’gators around here! Oh, the butter part refers to the off-white color. Singer-songwriter Heywood Banks named a song “Big Butter Jesus” about this statue, which lead the name to go viral.

  3. kayak woman says:

    LOVE those power lines in the background!

  4. Robert & Mary Jo says:

    With all the power lines around, it’s interesting that Butter Jesus is what was hit by lightning!

  5. Leslie says:

    It’s called “butter Jesus” (or was) because of the annual butter sculptures at the Ohio State Fair, which are the same color (and there is some stylistic similarity…or was). 🙂