See anything mildly ridiculous? No, your eyes aren't playing tricks with you. That really is the head of Darth Vader on Washington DC's National Cathedral. Slashfilm reported on this early this morning and the temptation to repost was too great. At first, I thought this was some sort of weird vandalism, but this gigantic church, located in Washington, D.C., put the visage of Anakin Skywalker up there themselves, a few decades ago.
In the 1980s, while the west towers were under construction, Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children. Word of the competition was spread nationwide through National Geographic WorldMagazine. The third-place winner was Christopher Rader, with his drawing of that fearful villain, Darth Vader. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett, and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral.
It's pretty small though and the National Cathedral's website actually has a printable brochure to help visitors find the Vader-head on the church.
That being said, what other national monuments or famous buildings should be "nerded up?" My vote goes to the Washington Monument, which should be one of the legs of Stilt-Man.