(in reference to an oversized jesus made a couple years earlier) Bill Maher: “A church in Memphis has erected a five-story Statue of Liberty, but instead of holding her torch, she’s got a crucifix. That doesn’t make any sense, but if a five-story vampire comes at these people, they are so covered.”
lol. my friends and I in Cincy called that thing "Jesuszilla".
It's across the street from a huge porno bazaar, next door to the World's Biggest (and tackiest) Flea Market, and just up the way from the insanity that is Jungle Jim's (bizarre cheezy tourist-trap / overwhelmingly large and diverse multicultural grocery market / liquor store). And interspersed between are about eleven million chinese all-you-can-eat buffet / vietnamese pho / Indian AYCE buffet / Japanese grill/sushi places, bbq grills and greasy spoon 24 hour diners. The entire I-75 / US Rt 4 corridor thru that area is served by an endless expanse of strip malls that contain such diversity as tractor stores, bible shops, blue jeans outlets, tarot readers, yarn and hobby gigs, comic book stores, gaming (and gamer) hangouts, vegan natural food markets and laser tag emporiums.
tl;dr: Mason/Middletown Ohio is just this big, weird multicultural Midwestern clusterfuck.