Undertoad Tuesday Sep 27 12:48 PM
9/27/2005: Animated peeing sculpture
barefoot serpent Tuesday Sep 27 12:55 PM
and still, no matter how hard you shake it -- that last drop still runs down your leg.
Hobbs Tuesday Sep 27 12:59 PM
I wonder if the artist has the statues programmed to shake or tap?
Perry Winkle Tuesday Sep 27 01:00 PM
Strange shape? Looks like the borders of Austria to me.
Perry Winkle Tuesday Sep 27 01:01 PM
Perry Winkle Tuesday Sep 27 01:05 PM
Also, where did they find that this is in Vienna? Everything I can find says it's in Prague -- including the site linked above.
Undertoad Tuesday Sep 27 01:08 PM
My mistake, corrected.
Elspode Tuesday Sep 27 01:24 PM
This is going to be great fun after the first snowfall.
wolf Tuesday Sep 27 01:29 PM
There should be snow.
LabRat Tuesday Sep 27 02:46 PM
I think it's kind of gross that they are standing in their 'pee'. It's not like they're in the shower...
glatt Tuesday Sep 27 03:01 PM
Someone needs to sneak some yellow dye into that fountain.
BigV Tuesday Sep 27 03:12 PM
Maybe it's different in Vienna, but "realistically", peeing while bronze is not an option, whether you shake, tap, or strangle. At least not for me.
Hobbs Tuesday Sep 27 04:37 PM
I had heard that there is a picture of two more animated statues located in the next courtyard. These two statues are squatting down cranking out a yam. All done in bronze complete with brass news papers and a silver roll of Charmin.
Ok, not really but this sort of floated through my head just now and I'm sitting here chuckling to myself.
BigV Tuesday Sep 27 04:44 PM
Oh, and ladies, when two guys have to take a leak a the same time and in the same place, we ALWAYS face the same direction, or away from each other. NEVER NEVER towards each other.
barefoot serpent Tuesday Sep 27 04:49 PM
well at least they observe The Code of Silence.
BigV Tuesday Sep 27 04:51 PM
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capnhowdy Tuesday Sep 27 05:56 PM
Poor guy..... having to live mornings for eternity. I guess prostate problems are the least of this bronze god's worries. Always use caution when peeing "bronzed".....it'll put your eye out.
BigV Tuesday Sep 27 06:18 PM
melidasaur Tuesday Sep 27 07:19 PM
There is the little pee boy in Brussels too... they even dress him up in clothes. When I went to Belgium in high school, we bought this one kid on the trip a chocolate pee boy for his birthday. I really wish I would have purchased a pee boy corkscrew.
SmartAZ Tuesday Sep 27 10:05 PM
I didn't need to see that.
seakdivers Wednesday Sep 28 12:04 AM
Ummmm.... are we sure that he's peeing, and not doing something else? He seems a bit "firm" even for a sculpture.
wolf Wednesday Sep 28 01:01 AM
I am afraid that I know the kind of people that would think such a thing was clever.
axlrosen Wednesday Sep 28 09:47 AM
How did the artist get Bon Jovi to pose for him?
Hobbs Wednesday Sep 28 10:45 AM
Hobbs Wednesday Sep 28 10:50 AM
We need to move this entire thread to the WTF thread because this is one big WTF! I don't know who's the real WTF here, the artist, the art it self, or purhaps the chic at the top of the ladder.
glatt Wednesday Sep 28 11:24 AM
Interesting. Would you climb the ladder for a look?
BigV Wednesday Sep 28 12:08 PM
I bet it's dark and smelly. That's about all I need to know.
BigV Wednesday Sep 28 12:10 PM
Another installation of this same concept has the scuptures "vibrating and exuding a greasy liquid". Riiiiiiiiight.
John Wednesday Sep 28 02:00 PM
And even though the artist doesn't say so on his site, either in English or in his native language, I think that's right:
glatt Wednesday Sep 28 02:13 PM
Here's the Czech republic as seen from that angle from the northeast on Google Earth. I think we have a match.
glatt Wednesday Sep 28 02:15 PM
BigV Wednesday Sep 28 02:19 PM
Another revelation of the ineffectiveness of security through obscurity. "random shape"... right.
LabRat Wednesday Sep 28 03:39 PM
Maybe this is some sort of political statement, you know "piss on the Czech republic".
Happy Monkey Wednesday Sep 28 03:47 PM
Maybe the statues represent particular Prague residents.
TheDormouse Friday Sep 30 01:06 AM
Don't you think it's all meant for contempt? I mean, there are these statues pissing out quotes of famous Prague residents, in a piss-filled Czech Republic-shaped structure. Adding to the insolence, the statues will even write out people's text messages in their urine.