Monday, July 03, 2006

Blog Stuff: Redefining "gauche".

Other than the one obvious similarity, I have pretty much nothing in common with the pack of shrieking harpies bunch of nice ladies at Tennessee Guerrilla Women.

However, I have been to three state fairs, a circus, and a rodeo, and I have to agree that this might be the single goofiest thing I have seen in all my born days.

I like the way it looks like the partially unveiled statue is wearing a burkha, though. That's friggin' hilarious.

10 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

Holy crap, that does look like a burkha! Please tell the the statue is unfinished - that they haven't put the face on yet? It's not just goofy, it's tacky and a little sad. What baffles me is that they were so obviously desperate to offload $260 grand on something, anything. By all means, copy the statue, but leave the desecration of icons to the pickup drivers with a sticker of Calvin peeing on a Ford/Dodge/Chevy logo on their back windows.

Tam said...

Best I can tell, when you're in the same city as Graceland, you gotta go a long way to be just tacky enough.

Rustmeister said...

Tacky?

You call a town whose nickname (Mempho) came from a pro rassler?

Jealous is more like it. =P

Anonymous said...

And I thought the giagantic crosses in the Knoxville area were ridiculous. I think they only cost around $100k.

They could probably build 2 habitat houses for that. Instead they opt for 100-foot cross.

Paul Simer said...

Welcome to "Six Flags Over Jesus"...

We have similar churches here in Jackson. Those of us in responsible congregations have to wonder how many full-time missionaries could be funded, how many widows could be taken care of, and how many preacher's kids could actually afford an education.

Just sickening.

Zendo Deb said...

There is no batch of screaming harpies like a bunch of screaming lesbian harpies.... Tennessee Guerrilla Women seem pretty typical.

Though I do miss the Lesbian Avengers. No one swallows fire anymore. Though all of the bare-chested middle-aged lesbians I could do without.

Jeffro said...

Oh lo, these many years I've been a sinner in the wilderness. But wait, gazing on the countenance of such a holy being, have I been redeemed. I shall go and sin no more.

;>)

HollyB said...

Maybe we could arrange a showdown between the TN Guerilla Women and the Westboro Baptist "God Hates Fags" group. It could be simulcast on Christian Broadcast network and the Estrogen Channel {Lifetime Network}. Now that's a PPV I'd actually pay to watch!!!

Holly

phlegmfatale said...

Lesbian harpies - I love the stuffing out of anyone that spiky. Remember the hardcore band "Gaye Bikers on Acid?" Not to be outdone, they came up with "Lesbian Dopeheads on Mopeds." It was very special.

Pebcac said...

Oh, I'm so very proud to be from Memphis. Elvis, the virtually-unused, yet still un-paid-for Pyramid, and now--the Statue of Liberation!

Yay.