Some of you may not know this but the Loon also has a public art website (a very big public art website) . I do a lot of research finding interesting , bizarre and crazy facts about statues and sculptures. Anywho, I thought this was hilarious so I thought I would share it. While I was in Baltimore I discovered that the city is the proud owner of the world’s first ever monument dedicated to explorer Christopher Colombus, an obelisk erected in 1792. The funny thing is the monument has pretty much been ignored because everyone thought it was built in honor of a horse named Christopher Colombus. At one stage they built a Sears Roebucks carpark around it, now it stands amongst some trees in a little park.
Psst Seriously, shouldn’t it be in the Smithsonian?
No I don’t have Swine Flu, just a sniffle
Run everyone, a group of angry Malaysian Muslims are demanding a Jihad on the Cadbury company. Seems Cadbury Dairy Milk hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk roast almond contain traces of pig DNA. A spokesman for the group said “They have betrayed us Muslims by putting ‘haram’ elements through the foods we consume in our body, to weaken us Muslims,”. Ironic, considering the chocolate in question is made in their Malaysian factory. Sheez, if us Westerners declared a Jihad everytime a hoof was found in our …oh never mind
I knew it, I knew it, that so called “unbreakable glass” they use on skydecks, so you can step out from the ledge, can friggin break. A group of people on the 103rd floor Willis Tower’s Ledge can vouch for that. Dear god, the top layer of the half inch glass cracked when some poor unsuspecting tourist stood on it….hell no. A spokesman said it was all cool , only one layer of glass had broken and no one was in any danger. Hmm, hello the deck only has three layers!!!
I don’t know what really happened but I am guessing Christmas is going to be awkward. A woman, celebrating her 52nd birthday, had enough of her wheelchair bound mother so she tipped her to the curb…and by tipped, I mean pushed the wheelchair off the curb sending mommy head first into the concrete.When questioned the woman said she did it because of “52 years of shit”. The woman also struck her sister in the face with a camera.
Want sauce with that?
I had the pleasure of hearing Ms Angelou read poetry many moons ago when I was but a spring chicken visiting the States. I had been invited to an African American writers event at ( I think ) the Denver University (Danny Glover was also reading poetry). I don’t think I have met anyone before or since who had a more memorizing presence . Her words always slow and deliberate. The world will be so much darker without you.
The moral of the story is to always check diligently over any High School Yearbooks before they go to print. OK, check it a few times, get other people to check it, for crying out loud these are friggin teens and they will do anything to get attention….ANYTHING. Unfortunately, a British school did not heed this advice and are now currently recalling all their yearbooks. Seems a brave lad whipped out his willy during a group shot, which embarrassingly , for him, was not noticed until after the yearbook was printed and some of his mates tweeted the photo.
Remember Joe the Plumber, the dude who stood against Obama in the 2008 Presidential race? Yeah him. Well, he’s just penned a letter to the families of victims of this week’s shooting saying “As harsh as this sounds — your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights,” I know, I know, I said I was going to avoid the whole US gun law debate but that is just nuts! These people interpret the constitution the way some people interpret religious writings. My human rights trumps your Constitutional rights any day, sunshine!!!