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Thought for the Day (August 19)

Peter T. 19 Aug 99 - 10:02 AM
joeler 19 Aug 99 - 10:16 AM
katlaughing 19 Aug 99 - 11:25 AM
Roger the zimmer 19 Aug 99 - 11:35 AM
Bill D 20 Aug 99 - 06:15 PM
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Subject: Thought for the Day (August 19)
From: Peter T.
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:02 AM

London's Trafalgar Square has been minus one statue on a plinth for many years, in part due to a lack of funds, but also to a series of disagreements as to who should be honoured there. Recently, a new scheme has been underway: artists are being given 6 months use of the empty plinth in hopes that this will give Londoners a taste for making a final decision. The current place holder is a life sized statue of Jesus, who will be replaced in January by an postmodern upside down plinth on top of the existing plinth. Other statues and proposals are in the works. A recent discussion in the Evening Standard newspaper came up with a proposal by the famous 80 year old American harmonica player Larry Adler who resides in England. He has suggested erecting a statue of Moby Dick, which would then be labelled "The Plinth of Whales".
(New York Times, Reuters, etc.)


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (August 19)
From: joeler
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:16 AM

A statue of Moby Dick? Where would they get a block of granite that big. How about a statue of Billy Budd? That way people could chat with each other while looking at the statue trying to figure out just what the book was all about.


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (August 19)
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:25 AM

Better a "Plinth-y the Elder"!


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (August 19)
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:35 AM

Better a plinth without a statue than a statue without a plinth wondering if "Someday my plinth will come".
OK,OK, I'm going.


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (August 19)
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 06:15 PM

now. if everyone would just contribute ONE cent toward a permanant statue, it would be solved.....

penny-plinthing, dontcha' know...


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