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Three Historical Tributes
May 6, 2003 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Three very different historical tributes, in, perhaps, descending order of seriousness: a nostalgic reprise of a Soviet-era car, a proposed monument to The Terminator in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian hometown, and the adventures of the Herbert Hoover action figure. (via The Situation Room)
posted by Artifice_Eternity (9 comments total)

 
Wow. Orange text on gray background is glaringly annoying.

I don't see how a Terminator statue showing the Terminator skeleton and not Arnold is a tribute.
posted by linux at 2:47 PM on May 6, 2003


A tribute to the Terminator (the character), I guess.

Why does Graz, Austria need an 80-foot high cyborg-skeleton Atlas statue? Your guess is as good as mine.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 2:54 PM on May 6, 2003


Wow. Orange text on gray background is glaringly annoying.
Yea, really. How can people not see that when they view their own site?

posted by Witty at 2:54 PM on May 6, 2003


The Soviet nostalgia reminds me of the cult that's grown up around lomography: photography by fans of a Soviet-made camera that produces peculiar artistic effects — blurring, saturated colors, a unique depth of focus, what do I know about photography? I have one, and have never gotten a roll to come out decently yet. The world archives of lomoism (32,000+ images online) are a treat, however.
posted by hairyeyeball at 4:25 PM on May 6, 2003


Artifice_Eternity: Why does Graz, Austria need an 80-foot high cyborg-skeleton Atlas statue?

Because having the only major European football (soccer) stadium named after a living person (yes, Arnie) just didn't seem like enough.

(Crap links from the first page of a google search, so sue me -- I'm drunk on irony [literal, not literary] Austrian white wine G'spritzers from the company Heurigen party earlier tonight.)
posted by syzygy at 5:13 PM on May 6, 2003


Why does Graz, Austria need an 80-foot high cyborg-skeleton Atlas statue?

Are you serious? What town does not need an 80-foot high cyborg-skeleton Atlas statue?
posted by eddydamascene at 5:43 PM on May 6, 2003


I dunno if any town needs an 80-foot high cyborg-skeleton Atlas statue, but even if you'd never heard of the movies, it looks impressive as hell.
posted by alumshubby at 6:09 PM on May 6, 2003


I find it vaguely fascistic myself. Or more precisely, Futurist, referring to the Italian art movement which inspired Italian fascism.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:40 PM on May 6, 2003


I'll be damned!

Thanks for the link, dude. I'm really amazed that people dig the Herbert Hoover thing that much.
posted by keef at 8:27 AM on May 8, 2003


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