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Pat K

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Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« on: April 13, 2010, 08:32:06 AM »
I couldn't find if this had already been discussed elsewhere on the board.  My non-NJ-resident self had never heard of this thing before:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/04/05/the_world_s_ugliest_statues?page=0,4

9/11 was obviously a tragedy and everything. But man, that thing is ugly. And, uh, suggestive.  Will we get to see it in the Bayonne travelogue, I wonder?
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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 09:49:00 AM »
I can imagine Mike seeing that for the first time and saying "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like!" before cackling and then shotgunning the can of beer he was carrying around with him. This would happen at an 8am unveiling ceremony for the monument.

I don't know, my apologies if I'm doing Mike a disservice by picturing him as someone who is down with canned beer in this scenario.
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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 10:49:41 AM »
I considered visiting the monument for my Bayonne travelogue and making some sort of crack about it being "strangely erotic," but nixed the idea when I realized that some of the more sensitive sorts at my uncle's bar would probably give me shit about it.
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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 10:52:25 AM »
Also, I've got no beef with canned beer. Actually, in an informal survey at a liquor store I worked at many years ago, it was determined that Bud cans was the best beer that we sold.
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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 12:46:20 PM »
Also, I've got no beef with canned beer. Actually, in an informal survey at a liquor store I worked at many years ago, it was determined that Bud cans was the best beer that we sold.

I'm sure Mickey Dee's is voted best food on the go, their burgers still taste like masking tape.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 02:58:04 PM »
Hahaha, spoken like a true beer snob, Smelodies!
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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 05:12:55 PM »
I considered visiting the monument for my Bayonne travelogue and making some sort of crack about it being "strangely erotic," but nixed the idea when I realized that some of the more sensitive sorts at my uncle's bar would probably give me shit about it.

Dear Mike,
Can we do a FOT gathering at your uncle's bar? I imagine we could provide enough material for the regulars to give you shit for years. 

(I was going to suggest a listening party but I'm thinking they might not turn down the Yankees game to listen to a talk radio show.)

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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 02:32:13 AM »
Detached from the context, the teardrop isn't that bad a sculpture, really.

It's far better than the Pat Tillman statue.  Tillman deserved far better than this:



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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 02:45:36 AM »
ok, rediscovered an old thread on the ilxor forum (disclosure: i posted on that thread) about ugly statues.  The Bayonne tear crack is like the pyramids compared to the Mr. Rogers statue in Pittsburgh. So is the Pat Tillman statue:



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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 07:36:35 AM »
ok, rediscovered an old thread on the ilxor forum (disclosure: i posted on that thread) about ugly statues.  The Bayonne tear crack is like the pyramids compared to the Mr. Rogers statue in Pittsburgh. So is the Pat Tillman statue:



Poor guy looks like he's been The Thing-ed.
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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010, 08:11:04 AM »
Detached from the context, the teardrop isn't that bad a sculpture, really.

It's far better than the Pat Tillman statue.  Tillman deserved far better than this:



Not sure what he's carrying. A rice cooker and a couple of $20s?

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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2010, 09:17:14 AM »
Not sure what he's carrying. A rice cooker and a couple of $20s?

Or a tiny wrench? Is it a statue of him running off the field to go put a bookshelf together?
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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 12:03:21 AM »
ok, rediscovered an old thread on the ilxor forum (disclosure: i posted on that thread) about ugly statues.  The Bayonne tear crack is like the pyramids compared to the Mr. Rogers statue in Pittsburgh. So is the Pat Tillman statue:



Oh man. Now I'm gonna have nightmares.

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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010, 12:07:30 AM »
Detached from the context, the teardrop isn't that bad a sculpture, really.

It's far better than the Pat Tillman statue.  Tillman deserved far better than this:



Was the list of Pat Tillman facial expressions really that short?

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Re: Bayonne monument makes list of world's ugliest statues
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 09:11:24 AM »
I really want to see a photo of a little kid fitting his whole fist in that mouth.
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