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Gangster Octopus
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No-one's mentioned the collapsing phone boxes of Kingston yet.
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My name is Mumpo
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or the apostrophe aberration in the title...
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The Worst Statue In The World is the one of Peter the Great in Moscow. Apparently the perpetrator created a statue of Christopher Columbus that he intended to flog to the Floridans for the anniversary of 1492, but they were having none of it. So he changed the head - not the Renaissance Spanish armour, mark you - and persuaded the mayor of Moscow to take it.

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That's so bizarre. I remember seeing that and asking if it was meant to be Christopher Columbus, seeing as that's what it looks like, and being ridiculed for my lack of knowledge. Now I just have to remember who was ridiculing me, track them down and have the last laugh...
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Don Malhumorado
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fuck me. I take pride in my correct apostropisation (errr?). So that error in the thread title is unforgivable. I shall leave it there as a warning to future generations.

It's not a fox, by the way. Further investigations by my investigative team have revealed that the creature doesn't have a bushy tail. It's long and thin. Like that of a rat. But it's too big to be a rat. So it could be a Kopi, or something. Some sort of animal, anyway, that I haven't heard of.

Could it be a coyote? What sort of tails do coyotes have?

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My name is Mumpo
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right. finished work. i'm off to take a picture of this thing. stay tuned.
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Freaky!

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The Storey Gallery has secured Arts Council and County Council funding for the temporary placement of a bronze statue by acclaimed London-based sculptor Sophie Ryder next to the fountain in Lancaster's Market Square. The Councilís City Centre Strategy, produced in 2001, included public art as a priority. Three years on, this sculpture marks the first step towards fulfilling this aspiration and the Storey Gallery hopes that it will be the first in a series of temporary public artworks in Lancaster.

Sadly, to date, neither the Storey Gallery nor the County Council have been able to locate any local sculptors worthy of interest. So we are priviliged indeed to be able to borrow this piece, of a horse with two animal riders, entitled Conversations, which will be installed on Thursday morning. The Storey hints helpfully that in Cheltenham, a similar Ryder scheme resulted in the residents raising the cash to buy the sculpture outright - so maybe this publicly funded marketing strategy will be successful for the artist here too! An exhibition of sculpture, drawings and prints by Sophie Ryder will be on show at the Storey Gallery from 21 June to 28 August.

So, it's good to see that they found a non-local sculptor worthy of interest, as this other piece by the same artist proves...

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Etienne
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From TJA's spiel - "this piece, of a horse with two animal riders," it would appear that EIM isn't the only one to be unable to identify both the riders. I think it's a fox though, however mis-shapen its tail might be.
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"Sadly, to date, neither the Storey Gallery nor the County Council have been able to locate any local sculptors worthy of interest."

This brings to mind two images. One of local lancstrian sculptors , starving in garrets before being driven to suicide through sheer frustration beacause no matter how big or how realistic their statues of Freddie Mercury are, they're still not considered worthy enough. And the other of the M6 northbound lane being locked solid as self proclaimed 'worthy' culptors head north in a Klondike like rush to possible recognition.

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well, here it is in situ...

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didn't think i'd be beaten to an image. smart work, tja.

three years and no local sculptors worthy of interest. i think that says a great deal more about lancaster city council than it does lancaster's sculpting community.

i tell you what it looks like, actually - something from ray harryhausen that never made it into 'jason and the argonauts'. i wouldn't be surprised if it came to life tomorrow and started walking around the shopping precinct in jerky stop-motion.

and i stick by comments about the breasts.

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The dog looks like one of those Egyptian ones. It's not a fox.

The rabbit looks like a right floozy.

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Perhaps they are about to create a fabbit, or a rox.
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In between pubs this afternoon, and before his haircut, Lyncho and I took a walk to see it together. I commented to Lyncho that it would be ashame if it wasn't permanent as it added character to the town (I refuse to label Lancaster as a city) centre. Some bloke turned round and very enthusiasticaly agreed with me. I walked off embarrassed towards HMV to find a Nick Drake album with Lyncho, but the old fella remained by the statue chatting to school kids for a good five minutes. He seemed well chuffed with everything.

I give it till Sunday before some dick vandalises it. Even if it means I have to do it myself.

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Lancaster's wierd. If you look closely at mumpo's photo you can see someone pulling a golf trolley through the town centre and - just behind the foxy dog - a fuckin' great big white rabbit.
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There's a Cheshire cat in the tree I think. Only a few miles from home.
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