Saturday, November 03, 2007

Week 5, a wee bit late...

So after continually forgetting my camera while heading into town, I gave in and snagged a pic off the internet...
I present the oddest statue in Portland. It's in front of our little baseball stadium, and it's supposed to be of a typical Portland family heading off for a day of fun at the ball game. However, 1. this family is white, not very representative of the extremely diverse population that we have. and 2. they do not look like they are having any fun at all. Dad is hailing a taxi cause he had to park his Escelade in "the ghetto" but can't remember the street name, little johnny is beginning a snit because mom said no, you can not have another foot long hotdog, little suzy is not wearing any shoes (they probably fell off during the fourth bathroom visit) and mom is 2.3 seconds from smacking johnny with suzy's teddybear and leaving them all with dad so she can go back in the stadium and have a $6 bud light.
On second thought, this is actually a perfect representation of going with the fam to a ball game.

It makes me feel happy that the city art committee said NO WAY to putting it up, but the city counsel overruled them. At least someone knows blatant public advertising when they see it.


Blogger Bezzie said...

Mom looks a little white trash there...or maybe it's just me.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Sue, aka seiding said...

I think the best part about the statue is the caption, "For the people of Portland." If I was a person of Portland, I'd be tempted to add "No thanks" to it.

8:57 PM  

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