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Don Malhumorado
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Has just appeared in the middle of Lancaster. I wasn't expecting that. And it wasn't there at five thirty this morning when I was walking home. It's a bit Musicians of Bremen, I guess. Not sure the relevance so I'll have to go and investigate.

Mind-boggling, really.

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Next time you walk past, I expect there will be a large crowd worshipping it.
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Watford has it's own giant Hornet statue outside the entrance of the McDonalds near the Harlequin.

It's craptacular.

Also it's where all the wannabe homies chill with their mates drinking milkshakes and throwing chewing gum on the floor.

And then down the other end of town near the pond is a large 3d W that is made of multi coloured tiles, presumably when Topps Tiles took to big a delivery... That was our millenium celbration would you believe.

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My name is Mumpo
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disturbingly, perhaps, the rabbit is clearly flaunting a set of breasts, the filthy rabbit whore. i demand to be told how much of my council tax was spent erecting a monument to such salacious lepine exhibitionism; but first i want to know what kind of kinky fixation the sculptor had to get off on making a rabbit with tits.

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Don Malhumorado
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On closer inspection (once I managed to fight my way through the massed throngs of awe-struck worshippers for a better look) I reckon it's not a donkey but a horse. It's too proud and athletic to be a donkey.

Apparently it's part of some collection currently on display in some gallery. Details are hazy at the moment, but my people (Lyncho and Sean)are working on it as I type.

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Mat Pereira
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Ah yeah, the donkeys clearly telling the mortal enemies that are the fox and the rabbit to lay down their never-ending hatred and use some form of public transport.
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My name is Mumpo
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my favourite ever public statue was in luton's arndale centre. it was a pyramid of six enormous pink flamingoes. i used to stare at it in awe when i was about six or seven. huge pink flamingoes, three at the base, two on their shoulders (yes, they do) and one at the top. fantastic.

my least favourite ever public statue was the big spiky metal clock tower in dunstable shopping centre. it was (and for all i know still is) all sharp angles and twisted pipes, and the sight of it used to have me cowering behind my grandad for shelter. hopefully it has long since been ripped from its foundations and no longer scares the children of dunstable witless.

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My name is Mumpo
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and by the miracle of google, here they are.

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not in colour, unfortunately.

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you have to admit, that is one terrifying clock.

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Intrigued to see if I could find a picture, I went and had a look on't web.

I didn't find one, but I did find a fantastic list of events coming up in lancaster.

It's like a timewarp: http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/Content.asp?id=SXD950-A77FE628

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My name is Mumpo
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oh yeah, we're spoilt for choice. bob geldof, midge ure and colin 'well out of tune that time he did top of the pops' vearncombe all in the space of a week.

for those of you who are now understandably tempted to immediately up sticks to lancaster, i should warn you we don't always have it this good.

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I was walking around Montreux once in the evening, when to my great suprise I came across this (I honestly had no idea it was there beforehand):

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Mat Pereira
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There's a pub at the bottom of my road that regularly has a band playing that do Judas Priest covers.

"BreakingthelawBreakingthelaw"

That one mainly. And they do Solid Gold Easy Action. And Broken Down Angel by Nazareth.

Appearance wise - sort of Creme Brulee without the stage gear.

Sorry, that's completely off-topic isn't it? They're fucking ace anyway.

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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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In recent years Geneva had some cracking/crackers exemple of public art.

The "chip" in the eighties, a yellow rectangular box by the lake, that looked like a giant chip.
No one knew what it was about but taggers soon find an use for it which apparently delighted the conceptor.

Peter Greenaway set up a project also, a year long thing, in which he would build a stairway with
a camera visor on top targetting a particular spot (a famous grave or nice view in the old town).
At first everyon thought "bollocks" but it was a huge success, it really allowed people to
"rediscover" the city.

At Chrismax now, we have conceptual christmas trees all over the city, something to rething
the way we look at christmas you know.

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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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Stumpy:

http://www.montreux.ch/queen/

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Wow.

The Queen tribute band bear absolutely no resemblance to the members of Queen whatsoever. You'd think they'd pop some wigs on.

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