Struggling Statue

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    1. That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. I want it for my backyard.

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    2. I want a human-size version for my grave.

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    3. Apparently he died flaccid- it’d be cooler with some glans poking out- maybe with a fountain ?

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    4. This was the carbonite freezing chamber of ye old days.

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    5. Anyone know where this is located?

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    6. Oh this things ripe for vandalism. I’ll be in my workshop carving a 50 inch penis. BRB.

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    7. “The Awakening” is a 100-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth, struggling to free himself. It was created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. and installed at Hains Point (East Potomac Park), Washington, D.C. in 1980 for the International Sculpture Conference Exhibition. It proved so popular, however, that it remained there for 27 years, even though the National Park Service admits that the “temporary permit” had long expired. The statue consists of five separate pieces buried in the ground, giving the impression of a panicked giant trying to pull himself to the surface. The left hand and right foot barely protrude, while the bent left leg and knee jut into the air. The 17-foot right arm and hand climb above the observer while the bearded face, with the mouth in mid-scream, struggles to emerge from the surrounding earth.

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    8. This statue was on sightseeing tour for out-of-town visitors when I lived in Washington DC. At night, the area is totally dark until illuminated by headlights. Since it is fairly near a curve, one second all you see is darkness, then this statue just pops into view. This ALWAYS got a reaction.

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    9. stfunow and MrDooves, join forces! PLEASE!

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    10. @dekay46:
      The idea of a giant spewing statue Dink intrigues you? Good, I’ll be in my lab. My 30′ statue Penis is the wrong color. Stfunow will be expected to rig a geizer of sorts, with intermittent eruptions of frothing water. I think we’ll all rest easier when this is done.

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    11. The idea of the world’s greatest vandalism intrigues me. 🙂

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