The Monumental Ironic Colonic!
A 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 dingos, sofa 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?
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