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SP1966
05-28-2014, 07:14 PM
You would think Canada of all places could tell the difference between badminton rackets and hockey sticks. The city intended to build a monument to Jack Purcell a man semi-famous for fixing hockey sticks and giving them to kids and install it in a park named after him. Instead they built a monument of badminton rackets, also inspired by Jack Purcell, though not the same Jack Purcell! LULZ!!

Maybe they're hockey lollypops?



http://media.vocativ.com/photos/2014/05/Wrong-Jack-Purcell_074039826644.jpg

But bureaucrats in the country’s capital somehow blew the installation. Big time.

Instead of a tribute to their beloved community member, who already has a park named after him, Ottawans received a baffling memorial dedicated to an entirely different Jack Purcell.

Sure, this guy was also Canadian and a legend in his own right—a world badminton champion from Guelph, Ontario, who left this world in 1991 (his name is on countless Converse tennis shoes). But only some dimwitted design consultant would confuse that Jack Purcell with the man dubbed “The Stick Doctor,” who died in 1966.

http://www.vocativ.com/culture/fun/town-built-huge-memorial-wrong-guy/

cowboybiker
05-28-2014, 07:29 PM
Nike would sue them cause a hockey stick looks like their swoosh

JediRN
05-28-2014, 08:44 PM
Still have no idea why they went with this at the Nelson-Atkins in KC.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/1007/1_Nelson-Atkins_shuttlecock2.jpg

... as if size matters when it comes to shuttlecocks.

NOVACommute
05-29-2014, 07:54 AM
In on random town-art thread.

http://www.dublinarts.org/visualarts/dublinartinpublicplaces/fieldofcorn.aspx
"Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges) is Dublin Art Council’s third Dublin Art in Public Places program project. The sculpture includes 109 human-sized (6 ft. 3 in. or 1.9 m) tall ears of corn that stand upright in realistic row patterns. The installation symbolizes the history of the community’s farming legacy and serves as a memorial to rural landscapes.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/1920x1280/2252320.jpg

Also from the Dublin Arts website:
“Public art should inspire an emotional response,” says Dublin Arts Council Executive Director David Guion. “And Field of Corn has done just that. It has drawn attention to what otherwise may have been missed – a generic corner in a thriving community. It provokes questions and invites interaction. The sculpture is memorable and distinguishes our community from those around it, contributing to Dublin’s vision of honoring our community’s past while shaping its bright future.”

My emotion, upon seeing this the first time, was confusion. Is that an emotion? I don't even know... I try to stick to the three main emotions. Bacon, scotch, and anger.

Bando
05-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Not sure why the need to bash Canadians.

Steaks, Beer and Shania Vids are among my favorite things.

so-tex
05-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Not sure why the need to bash Canadians.

Steaks, Beer and Shania Vids are among my favorite things.Gawd I miss them. :(

JediRN
05-29-2014, 09:13 PM
Not sure why the need to bash Canadians.

Steaks, Beer and Shania Vids are among my favorite things.

Beiber Fever... there is no forgiveness.