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#21 Posted on 12.1.02 0000.18
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We have pigs.

One of our suburbs had this bright idea...I think for a fundraiser...and pigs appeared on street corners. They're all painted with a theme in mind...corn, tourism, etc.

Then again, we have the "butter cow" sculpture every year at the state fair.

No wonder Gov Ventura makes so much fun of Iowa.
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#22 Posted on 12.1.02 0010.44
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Actually, it was Zurich where one of the local Chicago businessmen (a shoe store owner actually) saw them. And since unlike most of us, he has Pharoah Richard II on his speed dial, a couple of months later a new major civic art initiative was born.



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#23 Posted on 12.1.02 1041.09
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So who do we have to kill to see pictures of this cow created from other cows' secretions?

DEAN.



YES, I AM DEAN.



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#24 Posted on 12.1.02 2011.58
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Toronto has a bunch of moose around the city, some dressed as different things.

Those going to WrestleMania will see a moose in a BlueJays uniform outside the Skydome.



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#25 Posted on 12.1.02 2252.10
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Originally posted by DEAN RASMUSSEN
So who do we have to kill to see pictures of this cow created from other cows' secretions?

DEAN



After poking around the state fair website, I found one of the most disturbing photo albums in the history of photo albums. I didn't find the butter cow (there's like 650 photos and I'm NOT going through them all) but I DID find this:


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Make your own joke.

If you're bored and want to see some truly strange images, go to www.iowastatefair.org/fairphotos.html and see a bunch of photos from the 2001 fair displayed in random fashion. You can also go to www.iowastatefair.org/photos/ and just click on each photo. They apparently weren't smart enough to put up an index page to keep you from the file directory.

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#26 Posted on 13.1.02 1040.03
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Yes, gaze upon the finest goat butts in all of Iowa...

DEAN.



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#27 Posted on 13.1.02 1524.14
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Ah yes, a fun Friday night in Iowa...cruising the goat herds, checking out the prize animals, just enjoying the carefree life of a young Iowan. Of course the really rebellious kids sometimes get into sheep instead of goats.



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#28 Posted on 14.1.02 0113.34
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Added to "List of Things Never to Do":

-Never go on vacation in Iowa...hell, never visit Iowa.



Kay - one cool chica.

(edited by heartbreakgirl on 13.1.02 2314)
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#29 Posted on 14.1.09 1310.58
Dean Rasmussen, coming up with a One Question thread years before the forum ever existed.
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#30 Posted on 14.1.02 1403.13
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#31 Posted on 14.1.02 1410.51
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Hm... weird glitch there. I wonder how Kate posted without having visited the site for 2 days?

*Guru Zim grumbles about checking the code...




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#32 Posted on 14.1.02 1415.06
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I just want to know how I EDIT POSTS??? Sorry for the zen post. I got all crazy with the enter key.
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#33 Posted on 14.1.02 1558.15
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Ah... ok. If you are logged in you should see an Edit option above your posts. The problem may lie with that.



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#34 Posted on 14.1.02 2304.28
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Originally posted by Markme123
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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I remember that snake! It was a pile of poo, especially to my mom. I always remember her saying when she found out that they'd be making that snake statue "They're using my tax dollars to make a pile of poo?"

As for the sharks, they still have them there the last time I went to San Jose back in September. I thought those were pretty cool.



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#35 Posted on 15.1.02 0758.29
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We had dog statues all over Ketchum, Idaho this past summer and then this fall we had horse statues all over areas of Somerset and Morris Counties here in NJ - the NY Times had an article about this cultural phenomenom this past fall and the posters on the NYT Arts Forum roundly bashed the whole concept. Pretentious hacks that they are.



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#36 Posted on 15.1.02 1311.12
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Just off campus at Penn State, there is a statue of a pig.


On campus, the Joe Paterno bronze statue looks eerily like a mini-Korean War memorial,
which in turn is a bastardization of a PSU alum/professor design.
But that's just not as odd as the Grange putting in a pig statue at the home of the Nittany Lions.

Aaron Thomas
BTW, any other non-religious statues called "shrines"?

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#37 Posted on 10.2.02 0104.14
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, home of the BIG NICKLE! No shit, it's a giant replica of an old school Canadian nickle.
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#38 Posted on 10.2.02 0556.34
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No animals, or statues of any kind that I've seen in my tenure in Madison.

Though in my home town of North St. Paul, MN we have a giant freakin' ugly ass plaster Snowman. It's four stories of ugly!
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#39 Posted on 10.2.09 1043.09
    Originally posted by PhilRippa
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    This of course begs the question of "What is he so happy about?"

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I have no idea what I was trying to link to here. Was I linking to something in DC and if I was, why did I have to get it from a UK site?
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#40 Posted on 10.2.02 2008.18
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Hey! I wanna see the nickel!

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