Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Arnie statue scrapped

"Plans to build an 80ft statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator character in his Austrian home town have been scrapped because he's backing President Bush.

The steel abstract design was unveiled in a blaze of publicity last year with public and private backers putting up the money for the £3.5 million project.

The statue was set to tower over other more traditional statues of lesser recognised individuals such as composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - or the Austrian Emperor Kaiser Franz Joseph
." Ananova

OK. Fucking Austrians. Coincidently, the same 80ft statue was yesterday seen strolling around Sandton, before finally settling into a barney to the death with the jolly, peanut-headed Nelson Mandela monolith that gives me the heebie-jeebies every time I walk underneath it.

I don't mind Arnie. But if every town in the world decided to build an 80ft statue of its local hero, Pretoria would probably stick up a platinum, grinning Steve Hofmeyr - and no-one really wants that.

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