A Serbian village erecting a statue to reggae superstar Bob Marley
? Sure, why not? A Bosnian town with a statue of kung-fu legend Bruce Lee
? Hell, yeah! And how 'bout, say, a Serbian monument to Rocky
? Er, well.. ok. But the British Museum displaying what they say is the largest gold statue built since ancient Egypt, of... Kate Moss
? Um... I dunno. I prefer the Russian monument to the enema
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 28, 2008 -
He is the world's tallest cast iron statue. He has a long and sometimes troubled history. His enormous bare buttocks
have offended local prudes and religious leaders for decades. He was disassembled
in 1999 for refurbishing, but now once again, from atop his lofty mountain
perch, this pagan colossus reigns
over Birmingham, Alabama, the virtual buckle of the Bible Belt. Behold
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Sep 2, 2006 -
The Memory Hole: doctored photo?
'On 9 April 2003, the front page of the London Evening Standard (circulation: 400,000) contained a blurry image supposedly showing a throng of Iraqis in Baghdad celebrating the toppling of Saddam Hussein. What we are really looking at is an incredibly ham-fisted attempt at photo manipulation. ' Opinions?
posted by plep
on May 5, 2003 -
Man Beheads (statue of) Margaret Thatcher. His "sense of 'satirical humour' left him no choice but to carry out the attack" on the £150,000 Maggie as 'artistic expression and [his] right to interact with this broken world.' Jury fails to convict
and a retrial is scheduled. Perhaps there is a creative solution
to replacing the head?
posted by Shane
on Dec 18, 2002 -
Tumbling Woman A statue of a falling woman designed as a memorial to those who jumped or fell to their death from the World Trade Center was abruptly draped in cloth and curtained off Wednesday because of complaints that it was too disturbing.
It's all right if you don't want to discuss it here and now. I was also in NYC and saw the towers on that day.
posted by neu
on Sep 18, 2002 -
Speaking of religion causing nightmares,
these just don't feel 'right'. Maybe it's the idea of 'reinforcing' the idea that Jesus is your friend, in all activities. Last i checked, forced friendships don't work well. And sandals aren't conductive to track and field.
posted by jcterminal
on Mar 16, 2002 -
Talk About Your Graven Images!
Look out, Golden Calf - you've got competition! Now up for sale on eBay, a two-foot-tall, 100+ pound solid gold statue of Mickey Mouse.
"The manufacturer of 'Celebration Mickey', The Great Western Mint, adds 'Never in the history of art has a work of such enormous size been cast in pure gold. We are proud to be able to present this piece with expectations that art lovers and cultural historians yet unborn will look back upon this 1,500 troy ounce casting of pure gold and marvel at the technical prowess that it exhibits.'"
Wow. I thought I heard all the theories, but it never dawned on me that Mickey Mouse was the Antichrist.
posted by tpoh.org
on Sep 1, 2001 -
Gee, stupid me. I thought it was a pretty good statue, myself.
Seems someone with a laser beam and time on his hands has worked out that the statue of David squints. Wow. Thanks a lot, mister! I can rest a lot easier knowing that.
Why, I might have been misled into believing it was some kind of masterpiece or something.
What, he couldn't find anything more
useless to do with his sabbatical?
posted by Ezrael
on Jun 9, 2000 -