Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sometimes, a sculpture is just a sculpture

Chicago has been rehabbing one of it's El lines for approximately the last half-century, trying to make it easier for people who ride it* to get to work. Apparently this involves destroying and rebuilding every single station so that the platforms are long enough to handle longer trains.

What with all the space on the new platforms to fill, the city commissioned an art piece from a local sculptor to adorn one of it's new stations. As a bonus, the design was such that people could use it as a seat while waiting for the train. But now some residents are in a rage because the feel the sculture looks too phallic and it offends their delicate sensibilities.

This from people who live in a city that prides itself on the size and girth of its phallic symbols. I didn't hear anyone complaining about the CTA wanting to provide them with "longer trains to ride". Oh sure, "...it's fine if I can get to ride the longer train, but I just don't want to have to see other people sitting on flowers with big stamens".

Hypocrites...

* The GF, for one

3 comments:

towwas said...

Stamens ARE sexual organs. It's filthy plant porn!!

grrrbear said...

Come to think of it, technically, isn't all fruit just lefrover plant sexual organs? And to think, I put that orange in my *mouth* yesterday...I feel so violated...

towwas said...

Fruit is, well, kind of like a uterus. Appetizing mental image, isn't it?

After all, Elmo seems equally disinterested in both...

I have a hard time believing that Elmo was traumatized by Katy Perry's decollatage after discovering that he had already "been arou...