They Burned This Giant Judas and Almost Caught a Bunch of People on Fire

Unlike the other Judases they burned for Easter, this one looked a lot like Ira Glass….

in clown shoes

Before the burning, the community did a lot of Christian things, like listen to bands, watch a clown do magic tricks, and play an epic game of tug-o-war amongst the kids.

My friend and I couldn’t just sit by and watch as these sad sacks lose, so we gave’em a hand.

Of course we won because we’re awesome. This is our victory face.

After all the fun and games, though, it came time to burn some shit. This is a 2 minute video about what happened. (By the way, this would never happen in the United States).

Here’s the link:

(p.s – this was all shot with my iphone, so pardon the lack of fancy camera work)

(Valparaiso, Chile)

4 Comments Add yours

  1. towardbeginnersmind says:

    Um. Melanie…Burning Man? Zozobra? This totally DOES happen in the United States.

    1. melaniehamlett says:

      Ha, true. But by “this” I meant burning something in the town square around thousands of civilians on a windy day with no fire trucks within miles and lots of small children standing by who are about to run into the fire and grab hot coins and burn their hands. At least burning man is contained and there isn’t a whole city full trees and wooden, super old building that could go up in flames in a heartbeat. Too many lawsuits woud be filed. We’re far too safe in the USA

      1. towardbeginnersmind says:

        Well that is true. But we definitely love burning effigies around these parts as well:)

  2. Lydia says:

    what? there were no coins!

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