Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 284

Thingamajig Church, Dixon, Illinois

So, there is a church in Dixon, Illinois, that many people have said is shaped like a you-know-what…..

See what they're saying....?! ;)

See what they’re saying….?! πŸ˜‰

The church was intentionally designed to curve around an oak tree in order to protect it, but has unintentionally taken on a rather phallic appearance when viewed from above.

Now, the Christian Science Church in Dixon, Illinois has promised to protect its modesty by telling Facebook followers a “giant fig leaf [is] coming soon”, after an aerial image of their building went viral.

The Church recently moved into their new premises, but failed to notice the phallic design until one resident looked at the building from an aerial position using Google Earth and posted a screen grab online.

The phallus shaped church also has the slogan “rising up” as its motto. Gawd bless them.


What is that? My words exactly upon hearing discussion of said thing!

It is this: Turducken is a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, which is in turn stuffed into a deboned turkey. The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken. The dish is a form of ‘engastration’, which is a recipe method in which one animal is stuffed inside the gastric passage of another.


It takes ages to prepare and those who have the time enjoy it at Thanksgiving (if they have time).

Bird in a bird in a bird...

Bird in a bird in a bird…

Baltimore’s bad rap

Sometimes I think Baltimore gets a bad rap. Sure, it has its bad areas and sure, there are places you don’t want to get lost in, but so do many places. Like most things that people haven’t experienced, they become fearful of something or simply hear the bad stuff and go along with that. Baltimore is, in truth, a pretty darn cool city (in places πŸ˜‰ ).

Mooching around Baltimore on an autumnal Saturday afternoon, I found the downtown of the city to be charming, interesting, welcoming, intriguing, fascinating and even beautiful.

Baltimore Inner Harbour/Habor

Baltimore Inner Harbour/Habor

The pier

The pier

How is that not a bit enchanting?!

How is that not a bit enchanting?!

With street theatre, buzzing restaurants and an electric vibe along the waterfront, I wanted to hug kooky Charm City. It’s charmed me, for sure.

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5 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 284

  1. Andy says:

    The phallic church would be even funnier if the town it is located in was spelled Dickson. πŸ™‚

  2. ThatOtherGuy says:

    two things: You can buy turducken online and just bake it. It’s a love it or hate it thing and I’m firmly in the love it camp. Second, take the time to climb Federal Hill next time. That is where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner. Wee bit of history there too.

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