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04 Apr 2011 13:19


Offbeat: This week in misplaced tributes: MJ statue bugs soccer fans

  • A misplaced memorial: The man you see above is Mohammed Al Fayed, the owner of the Fulham FC soccer team (or football, as everybody else calls it). The fellow immortalized in statue form behind him is clearly the late Michael Jackson, who was a friend of Al Fayed’s- the owner commissioned the statue after MJ’s death, and ultimately placed it just outside his team’s stadium. Some fans have claimed that the statue is inappropriate, or at best a bizarre display for an athletic stadium, to which Al Fayed responds thusly: “If some stupid fans don’t understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell. I don’t want them to be fans. If they don’t understand and don’t believe in things I believe in they can go to Chelsea, they can go to anywhere else.” source

19 Sep 2010 21:02


Music: Why not? Frank Zappa’s bust dedicated in Baltimore

Baltimore is the weirdest city on the planet. Between Edgar Allen Poe, Frank Zappa and Dan Deacon, it’s gonna be hard to take the weird outta that city. source

04 Apr 2010 11:10


World: African Renaissance Monument: Have monuments jumped the shark?

  • We love monuments just as much as the next guy. But for some reason, this pet project out of Senegal leaves us with a cold feeling. It screams, “look at us!” And well, it looks less like a statement of boldness and more like an illustration out of a comic book. We admit it: We’re not easily impressed anymore. They should consider putting an iPad in it. source