Thursday, June 15, 2006

Oh, The Humanity

Does everyone remember when Chicago did the painted cows? They were all the same cow, all painted differently. They were kind of cool at first. Now you can get Christmas tree ornaments and coffee table books anc collectible pins commemorating the cows, but still, they were very interesting when they first appeared. New York did cows, too, and LA did angels, and then other, smaller cities started doing their own spin on the painted sculpture. Some of you may remember the hideous bunnies in Saginaw. Well, in honor of Super Bowl XL, Ann Arbor displayed 12 enormous painted footballs around the city from January to just a week or two ago. Yes, painted footballs. Big, painted egg shapes with some stitching.

They're awful.

Worse yet, they were auctioned off and somehow, one has appeared in the lobby where I work. It's titled "Tailgate." Picture it, if you can: the base is painted with FLAMES AND CHARCOAL, and the actual football part has a delightful motif of hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels ('cause so many people grill pretzels), and other various football game eats. It's atrocious. I want it to go away. How did the classiest movie theater for miles around end up with this monstrosity? I want answers.

big painted footballs - D-

10 comments:

mama kay said...

I was in Chicago when the cow thing started and it was cool and seemed unique .. now, I agree it is overdone ... footballs, blech!
Enough already!

lisa said...

Washington DC did pandas two years ago. They were awesome! My favorite was the VanGogh panda. He was painted with Starry Night and was missing an ear!

Chargenda said...

all sorts of cities are doing different versions of this: dinosaurs, cows, lizards, whatever they feel like painting. I hate it.

equippedtofascinate said...

If you want the football to disappear, you know who to call(not me of everyone thinking that I had something to do with it). Remember the bunny disappearance a few years ago?

paultoes said...

oh lord... amanda, remember when we opened our door to find the pit-and-balcony bunny's ear placed on our stoop?
that was some freaky shit.
did you ever learn who the perpetrator was?

amandarama said...

I'm almost positive it was Kasia.

Dustin J. Harder said...

I want the answers tooo!!!! Thats just ignunce right there thats what that is. If you want it gone I think YOU should get rid of it....cant be to hard, right?

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L1 said...

Yes, this whole concept has been officially played out. I lived in NY when they copied the whole cow concept, and there were some very creative ideas displayed.

But then Orlando did lizards, and some town I can't remember did turtles (I think it may have been Sandy Springs, GA.) and so on and so on and so on.

Give it a rest already!!

Peach said...

Out here in Wyoming, we have painted buffalo/bison. Groovy, huh??