June 15, 2005
Not that there's Anything Wrong with that

Ok, so Toronto has a 13-foot-tall bronze statue dedicated to a gay hero of the city. Judging by the picture, you'd think it was a big "so what". Until you read the plaque:

[The description of the 19th-Century sex scandal that made him famous] is commemorated on the statue's granite base, with a bronze plaque depicting a man's rear-end with his pants around his knees, and [hero] Wood's outstretched hand in mid-examination.

Tasteless? Hey, have you seen a gay pride parade? But have to admit I rather like the sense of humor. However, would be rather challenging to explain to Olivia, were she to see it between the ages of 3 and 12 at any rate.

Posted by scott at June 15, 2005 02:28 PM

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I was going to make a joke about him having the name "Wood" but the end of the article allows me to go even further...

"People have been rubbing it for luck."

Heh, people are rubbing their statue of wood for good luck. And if too many people rub the wood will they have to then buff the wood?

Posted by: Joshua on June 15, 2005 02:53 PM

I'd be more concerned about the statue getting bigger every time it was rubbed. Also, after all this time without (presumably) release, if it gets rubbed too much, there's gonna be a hell of a mess.

Posted by: ronaprhys on June 15, 2005 05:47 PM

Was I the only one who read "[hero] Wood's" as "hero's wood"?

Posted by: Bob on June 16, 2005 01:56 PM
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