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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Quirks of Our Dear State

I wrote a blog post yesterday called The Unfortunate Case of Frog Duck-Butt, talking about this colorful character on the Galleria Carousel:
And it got me thinking: there are so many quirks, oddities, and unusual things in our state.

For instance: Did you know that there are at least two statues of Jesus encased in glass boxes in our state? I blogged about the one in Birmingham last year, and then my good bloggy friend Lianne (who had been reading my blog for a while but had never read my Jesus in a Box post) ran across one near Tuscaloosa. She obviously saw this a bloggable item, and for pre-blog research, she googled the term "Jesus in a Box" and, of the whole entire world wide web, I was her first search result.

Seriously. What ARE the chances??

So, that being said, surely most of you have blogged about at least one odd item in our state at some point.

So, think hard - I KNOW you've got to have an Alabama quirk post in your archives somewhere. And if you don't, well, get to work! Write one about your favorite local quirk! Or, if you're feeling lazy, feel free to comment it in on this post.

Link your post in below. Or, if Mister Linky is still having issues and a link box doesn't show up below this line (he's been quite infirm of late - be sure to send him a "Get Well Soon" card), leave the link to your post in the comments.

10 comments:

Trina said...

I don't think I have blogged about anything weird in the great state of AL, although I know we've got to have some oddities out there. lol

I've never seen the JIB, but then again it's not on my side of town either.

Lianne said...

Yea! I am curious to know if there are in more JIBs in our state. If not, I'm sure someone has blogged about the boll weevil statue or the giant chair. What a weird state we live in! :)

The Wade's said...

I just googled "Jesus in a box" and am sad to inform you that you are now number 5 on the list. I hate to be the bearer of such bad news...

Lianne said...

*I meant "any more JIBs."

Note to self: Don't comment on blogs until after coffee.

Ashley said...

Speaking of religious replicas, I've never been but I've always thought this was odd -

Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2015

Cassie said...

I thought I had a post about the Boll Weevil statue in Enterprise somewhere in my archives but I couldn't find it. Aren't we the only state to have a statue dedicated to a bug?

Miss Jennifer said...

Never seen it, but how 'bout the biggest office chair in Anniston? It was on The Amazing Race!

jennifer said...

I did a post last summer about traveling on I-65. I will try to dig it up and post the link on your linky. Girl, I LOVE ALABAMA! I am very proud to live in this state.

Derek said...

I've seen the Jesus in a Box just north of Tuscaloosa. He has a sheep in the box with him too.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I've written about Vulcan, but he's not really that odd, unless you count the fact that his butt is bare. :)

And how about the big Peach Butt down in Clanton? that's a good topic of conversation, but I haven't posted about it.