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Recognize this monster? No? This is a statue of Lucille Ball in her birth town of Celoron, N.Y. A thing to frighten naughty children with.

See, this is what happens when you stop giving art students years of rigorous drawing instruction and then demand realism from them.

Easter is a major holiday here; four day weekend and everything. So it’s back to loafing for me!

Good weekend and happy Easter!


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 3, 2015, 8:37 pm

Wow! Who signed off on that?

If only the story had broken two days ago….

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 3, 2015, 8:41 pm

Oh. Happy Easter!

May I steal those Hillarys?

Comment from mojo
Time: April 3, 2015, 9:06 pm


Jeeze, don’t DO that!

If you’re passing through southern AZ: http://www.theshadydell.com/

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 3, 2015, 9:33 pm

Take anything you like, Bob. It’s Liberty Hall.

Comment from mojo
Time: April 3, 2015, 9:48 pm

“You can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard.”

But they’d prefer you didn’t.

Comment from mojo
Time: April 3, 2015, 9:50 pm

Somebody find that sculptor and break his thumbs. All 10.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 3, 2015, 10:20 pm

I’m back in the IOW for a bit and popped down the town today to get some bits and bobs. “Blimey,” thought I, “the idle toe-rag,” when the key-cutting place was closed. It wasn’t until I got to the ironmonger’s and found it also closed that I twigged it was nail-Jeebus-to-a-tree day. It’s even worse in Costa Rica, of course. The main thoroughfare in San José practically has tumbleweeds blowing down it during Semana Santa and everyone buggers off to the beach. It is bloody parky here as well. 11 °C? Brrr!

The unquiet revenant of Ms Ball there gives me the heebie-jeebies. She looks like she is in search of braaaaaaains.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 3, 2015, 11:13 pm

I wouldn’t put that statue in a dog park.

Comment from mojo
Time: April 4, 2015, 1:04 am

The eyes… They kind of follow you…

Very creepy. Bad Juju. Also: yuck.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 4, 2015, 2:06 am

That statue looks as much like Lucille Ball as a pile of dog turds looks like the President of the United States – a bit less, come to think on it.

If you squint a bit, the statue does look John F. Kennedy.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: April 4, 2015, 6:39 am

She’s having some VITAMEATAVEGAMIN. 28% alcohol, you know.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 4, 2015, 1:42 pm

Can we buy a couple of airline tickets for the assholes who sawed the head off Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid? I mean I’m not usually in favor of vandalism but….well… If they have to exist, where the Hell are they when you actually need them?

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 4, 2015, 3:36 pm

Somebody on the anti-current statue Facebook page wants to know if Celoron NY wants to trade for the University of Wisconsin statue –

I dunno; could be a toss up.

Come to think of it, they could get rid of this statue in 5 minutes if they could just find a way to make it anti-gay. The Outrage Goon Squads would have it torn down and eaten for breakfast.

Comment from Dorkstick Fücklick
Time: April 4, 2015, 10:41 pm

So, Garys Oldman & Busey had a kid, & someone made a statue of it?

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: April 5, 2015, 5:01 am


Man, some folks just don’t unnerstan’ when to quit! – they start out just bronzing baby shoes and four-leaf clovers, and the next thing ya know, it’s stuff like this!

They really, really should’ve bronzed whatever cretin actually went an’ did that atrocity – plus the assorted “Town Fathers/Mothers/Anarchists/Maroons” who approved its placement in “a prominent place” (of alleged “honor”) – before any of them were afforded the opportunity to offend in said “creation”.

Jeebus yeesh, peeps – and to think, I’d be willing to bet ol’ Lucy would’ve been entirely satisfied just to have ’em put up a simple plaque, or something…hope ol’ Desi never had the misfortune to view that…

Seriously, Celoron-folkses – could we, like, maybe interest you in melting that down into a nice cannon or six?…

(My initial thought was, “Hey, who put up that truly-fugly likeness of a chubby Michael Jackson?”)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 5, 2015, 10:10 am

Aww, that statue doesn’t look like a dick to me, dissent555. It looks like a crumbling Washington Monument full of footballs.

Comment from mojo
Time: April 6, 2015, 2:32 am

“The artist Dave Poulin has not responded to the media, including a request for comment by The Hollywood Reporter…”

I bet.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: April 6, 2015, 7:04 pm

The artist Dave Poulin

Ah! My cat is an artist as well. Check for some of her sculptures on ebay, fresh from the box.

Comment from As If I Cared (now with caps!)
Time: April 10, 2015, 7:35 am

Hulk smash!

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