Angry, but can’t put your finger on it?

September 27, 2010

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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…

odonnell this 220Oh, 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.

finger statue vertical 220What 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?

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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

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I knew it! All those times my Mother was saying “I love you!”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

“Sit and Spin” should be the slogan from Washington.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

One of those blow-up rats is sitting just two blocks away, with a bunch of unemployable-looking people sitting around it.

I find this staute lacking in imagination. I would have installed a mechanical finger that extends itself and a piston that then shoves the whole statue forward.

Well, I suppose, it will be witty enough when a bird perches on the finger.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Now she is a big-mouth… loud-mouth is the expression, but I cant hear her…
Doesnt she get tired of falsely smiling so much??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I think you meant the 2nd photo for the previous blog about goofy faces…OK, I need a donut w/ LOTS of sprinkles.

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive

Finger to Stock Exchange.. priceless, literally :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Apple Computer releases a preview of the new shape of the iPad.
“I wanted to show the people who buy our products what I really think of them” said Mr. Jobs. “We’re thinking about getting a sculpture done for the app store, in the shape of a giant screw”, he added.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Nosmo – They need one of those in front of the IRS, too!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Code Name Apollo ( A Kennedy Legacy) http://www.amazon.com
The sculpture says it all.

Posted by sannemoore | Report as abusive

We need one of these in Ireland!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Or a lot of them…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Yeah. One on every street corner! An two in front of all the banks.

:P

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Posted by egeria | Report as abusive