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DEAN RASMUSSEN
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#1 Posted on 10.1.02 1151.17
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We in Richmond had 300 fish statues all over the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area- each decorated and altered differently. I have a jillion pictures of my daughters dancing around them. Whatcha got in your town?

I know in Norfolk they had Mermaids and I think Toronto had Moose.

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In Springfield, they have a GIANT broze bear on the Southeast Missouri State Campus. It's the school's mascot. We also have The Wonders of Wildlife museum, owned by the National Fish and Wildlife Association and the museum is HUGE. Anyway, outside it is the GIGANTIC Bronze Deer. It was a donation from Bass Pro Shops, who have their world headquarters down here.

Sorry. I'm rambling.

Here's where my post gets interesting. I promise.

Where I went to college, in Warrensburg, there's a statue dowtown of a dog named Old Drum. It has nothing to do with the university or anything. It actually commemorates the trial over a dog that was shot by it's owner's neighbor and brother-in-law who suspected that Drum was the dog that had been killing his sheep.

They even made a frickin' MOVIE about this case, starring Scott Bakula.

Anyway, the statue was...ahem...anatomically correct and students would often sneak down to the statue and paint Drum's...er, thing...red.



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#3 Posted on 10.1.02 1335.47
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OMG, Dean!!--there are like all these fish statues popping up in Baltimore, too!! They're mostly being spotted at Park entrances and look to be made of recycled metals and what not.

Scary coincidence...



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#4 Posted on 10.1.02 1358.42
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Chicago had an evil Cows on Parade thing going on 2 summers ago...creepy, very creepy




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#5 Posted on 10.1.02 1358.48
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We had Snoopy statues in ST Paul for a good year, on almost every street corner. Other than that, not much. Oh, and a BIG spoon with a cherry in the bowl.


ITS VERY EXITING.



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#6 Posted on 10.1.02 1554.04
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We have a big ass cow with a giant ice cream cone leaning up against it.

Yep.



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#7 Posted on 10.1.02 1558.53
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I cant think of one single animal statue in my whole damn town!

Whatta gyp.



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#8 Posted on 10.1.02 1649.51
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Originally posted by 210


ITS VERY EXITING.



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Is anyone keeping a Year in quotes for 210?



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#9 Posted on 10.1.02 1752.32
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Somebody really needs to. I TOLD you guys that his posting is one of life's hidden treasures. You never know what secrets may lie within. It's like you can read them all TWO differnt ways.




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#10 Posted on 10.1.02 2139.36
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Hey, Frosty, there is SO an animal statue in the fine Metropolis in which we live. It's about 1000 feet away from me, in fact.

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BEAR! Marvel at the wads of years-old chewing gum stashed near it's bronzed rectum! Admire how everytime we have a football game against USC we cage it up so that they don't deface it! Thrill at the Billion Tourists who think they're the only person to take a picture where it looks like their child's head is being eaten!

Chris-Who wishes we had a neato Arthur Ashe statue where he looks like he's about to hit some kids, like in Richmond.
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#11 Posted on 11.1.02 0131.36
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Originally posted by 210

We had Snoopy statues in ST Paul for a good year, on almost every street corner. Other than that, not much. Oh, and a BIG spoon with a cherry in the bowl.


ITS VERY EXITING.



When I was at the state fair last year I got to see all the Charlie Browns - well, lots of them anyway.

Then for Christmas I bought my parents the big book that had pictures of ALL the Snoopys AND Charlie Browns.

Also, I have pictures of me and Kim with the cherry and spoon AND a box of Dayton's (although they're not Dayton's anymore) chocolate cherries with the sculpture prominently displayed - Christmas gift from Kim's brother.

Now, if only I had my OWN statue to talk about...but, alas. Remind me to tell you about the Modesto Arch some day, though. Woooo. Talk about exciting. Here's what it looked like 82 years ago.



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#12 Posted on 11.1.02 0147.55
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Of course! You know, when I was racking my brain trying to think of some near-by animal statues, I really did think to myself,
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"I swear UCLA has to have some sort of bear/Bruin-related statue-type thingy standing around somewhere!".
I just couldnt picture it



Actually, my buddy's high school has a bear statue in the court yard area, but that's way in Downey.



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#13 Posted on 11.1.02 0329.25
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Can't think of any animal statues in my neck of Virginia, but we do have this nifty 100 foot tall landmark nestled in the Allegheny Mountains:



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#14 Posted on 11.1.02 0500.41
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Well we have a giant horse:

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Which was 'cos George III (the mad one) used to come to Weymouth to visit a lot. It's about 100m head-to-toe.

Better still, though, is the Cerne Abbas giant: This is about 200m tall.

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#15 Posted on 11.1.02 0801.49
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This of course begs the question of "What is he so happy about?"

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#16 Posted on 11.1.02 0955.45
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Well, he's allegedly a stone-age carving in the hill, but some say that he's actually only pre-Victorian, so a few hundred years old. Although some people do copulate on the Giant's giant manhood as a fertility ritual, apparently.

The Cerne Abbas Giant was used as the logo of a local company selling oysters (with the slogan "I bet he eats Abbotsbury Oysters, which, okay, is only funny really if you've seen the Carling Black Label adverts too).



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#17 Posted on 11.1.02 1336.12
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Originally posted by Maestroken
Chicago had an evil Cows on Parade thing going on 2 summers ago...creepy, very creepy


HEY! Do not speak ill of the cows. Not only did they rock to have all over the city, and start this whole damn national trend, but do you know how many tourists came just to look at a bunch of ceramic painted cows?! I loved the cows personally, they added a dash of color and levity to a way too serious urban environment.




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#18 Posted on 11.1.02 1625.51
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I thought Calgary AB started the cow thing?



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#19 Posted on 11.1.02 1705.13
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I don't know if it was Calgary, I personally thought...Sweden maybe. Maybe Sweden was where the artists were from. anyway, I do know that the cows was an idea seen in another city and brought to Chicago.

I personally just enjoy pretending I'm Zach De La Rocha and singing "Cows on Parade"



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#20 Posted on 11.1.02 1729.38
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I haven't seen it in awhile, but I remember that there was a Quetzocoatl snake statue on the south end of Cesar Chavez Park. I remember thinking that it looked like a big turd since it was brown. A couple months ago Arnold Schwarzenegger came to the Tech Museum and did some stuff with kids. They all made big, decorated fiberglass shark statues. They were all colorful and cool looking so the city put up a bunch all over downtown. After a couple of weeks they were thinking of taking them down because many people vandalizing them. Some are still up but are in danger because some blind people say that they violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyway I'm rambling, so that's it.



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