News, but not the serious kind
Angry, but can’t put your finger on it?
Blog Guy, it seems to me the American people are starting to send a signal to big government and Wall Street, that we’re not going to take it anymore. We’re fed up with business as usual. We’re saying…
Oh, please. You call a couple of primary election surprises and some Tea Party rallies a signal?
Er, sure. What do YOU consider a clear signal, Blog Guy?
Try the marble sculpture they just put up in front of the Milan Stock Exchange. Now those Italians, THEY know how to send a signal!
Yikes! That’s some sculpture, Blog Guy. What’s the name of it? I bet it’s a four-letter word?
Yes. It’s called “L.O.V.E.” I gather it may mean something else over there, so feel free to use the gesture as a flirty greeting when you travel in Italy.
What does the artist say his statue means, then?
The artist said the piece is “mainly about imagination.” Very ironic, since people who use the gesture often have very little of that.
You’ve convinced me, Blog Guy. Let’s commission a marble copy of this statue to put in front of every institution in the U.S. that is letting people down, cheating the citizens, failing in their sworn duties…
And where would you get that much marble? You plan on bringing it in from outer space?
A sculpture called “crippled hand” from Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is placed in front of stock exchange palace in Milan, September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell celebrates a win in the Republican primary at her campaign victory event in Dover, Delaware, September 14, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer