Tuesday, December 18, 2007
England must be at least semi-cool
Because they have a public statue somewhere over there of Andy Capp, a drunken, violence-prone comic strip character. He's even got a beer (I believe they would call it a "pint") in his mitt as he stares defiantly at passerby. He's loitering, basically. If the purpose of public art is to inspire discourse, then the message I get from this is "Piss off."
Man, all we got here in Minneapolis is Mary Tyler Moore. I suppose there's a lot of statues of "Peanuts" characters in St. Paul too, but let's face it: they aren't holding beers. But thanks to my soldering gun, they soon will be.