Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Statue to the Unknown Stripper

A few days ago, Bilbo had an essay on who should rate a statue or some other kind of honor.  While politicians (oops, statesmen!), military figures, and allegorical figures are often publicly honored, some communities have unique statues.

Metropolis, Illinois has a statue honoring the Man of Steel. 
Yes, Superman.

Enterprise, Alabama has a statue of a boll weevil.

Dublin, Ireland has a statue of a character from a song, sweet Molly Malone, which wags call "the Tart with the Cart."

And Lviv, Ukraine has a statue of Ritter Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.

I conceive of a bronze monument to a stripper to be displayed just off Exit 7 near Ardmore, TN.  She would be doing an intricate pole dance.  Who knows?  It may become the premier sculpture of southern Tennessee.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Have a most Happy Valentine's Day with someone you love.

I hope you get sweeter sentiments than this one, and with a better rhyme:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pompey's Pillar

Pompey's Pillar is located in south central Montana, not far from Billings.  It's notable in part because of graffito left by a early visitor.  William Clark, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, carved his name and the date 1806 on the monument.  This is the only physical evidence remaining to localize where their expedition had visited.

Others have left their graffito, but none as famous as him.