The Monumental Ironic Colonic!

June 20, 2008

enema-statue-160.jpgA frequent theme here is the sad plight of places that have no cable television, and must resort to other forms of entertainment. I’ve reported on singing dingossofa races and worse. But now, I may have hit rock bottom. 

In Russia, they just unveiled a bronze monument to, uh, the enema. I am not making this up. A health spa specializing in illnesses of the digestive tract commissioned a $42,000 statue of cherubs carrying an enema syringe. When balloons lifted a red drape into the sky this week, there it was

Here are the photos from behind enema lines, so to speak. Let’s face it, we’re all wondering the same things: what on EARTH do they sell in their gift shop, and how can I get a t-shirt?

The artist was inspired by a classic Botticelli painting, and she says she sees irony in the work. I guess maybe she should call the thing ”The Ironic Colonic.” Thanks, I’ll be here all week.

Related, sort of: With trends like these, who needs enemas?
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A monument to the enema device is revealed at a hospital in the settlement of Inozemtsevo in the Stavropol region June 18, 2008. The monument to the medical instrument used to introduce liquids into the body via the anus is the only one of its kind in Russia, the hospital said. REUTERS/ Eduard Korniyenko

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It’s where you GO on vacation unless you are an enema of the state.

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

Mom,

remember this one?:

“Hey, Liz, What’s an enema??”

You won’t believe this article!

Posted by Dianne | Report as abusive

Well, at least them Ruskies when they know they are full of f**t do something about it! It is estimated that the average american is carrying around 14 pounds of fecal matter (s**t, to those who do not know the medical term) in their digestive tract (your gut). And we wonder why there are so many diseases in the good ol’ US of A!

Posted by Jay | Report as abusive

Now come on: imagine how useful this will be if Paul Bunyan stops by.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Knowing what I do about Russian medicine, this doesn’t suprise me a bit.

Enema device…you mean that’s not a meat baster? Crap. Literally.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Thanks for sharing that, K – No more thanksgiving dinners for us at your house.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Is it telling that the security word today is “run”?

.Fortuna starts the barrage of peanuts being thrown at Robert…

Didn’t Russia just celebrate the breakup of the Soviet Union this week? I bet this thing would be great for launching fireworks!

I guess everything in hindsight is 20/20 after all! In celebration of this event I’ll eat heavy foods and get inebriated. Then I will say “CHEERS! or BOTTOMS UP!”, which ever you prefer.

Posted by dconolly | Report as abusive

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I hear they made a documentary about the creation of this monument. It’s called “Enema Mine.”

.Fortuna pelts Moby too…

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Run! It’s an enema!!!

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