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By Qtmstr in MLP
Tue Jan 02, 2001 at 09:26:22 PM EST
Tags: Movies (all tags)

Someone put a monolith up in Seattle, naturally because this year is 2001. I wonder how many people have actually read 2001. This one is amusing, but, mark my words, there will be many more imitations that will grow increasingly trite as the year wears on. The monolith they were trying to emulate is the one from 2001, a space odyssey. In the book/movie, it was responsable for bringing man from stone-aged society to civilization.


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Pics? (none / 0) (#2)
by driph on Tue Jan 02, 2001 at 07:36:49 PM EST

Anyone out there happen to grab a picture of this thing?

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sluggy does (none / 0) (#3)
by Anonymous 242 on Tue Jan 02, 2001 at 08:01:25 PM EST

As of now, it is here.

Oh, and the link isn't really to the monolith from Seatle, but I thought it was pretty darned funny.

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Stunt-sculpturing (4.00 / 1) (#4)
by joto on Tue Jan 02, 2001 at 09:46:04 PM EST

I was just thinking about this. Placement of unauthorized sculptures at random places in a city. It would be like a new great form of grafitti. But it needs to be done professionally and look great. Combining this with a tribute to Arthur Clarke's 2001 is a marvellous idea. I hope nobody removes this one. It would be kind of cool to have an unnamed sculpture of unknown origin right in Seattle City Park. Too bad it isn't my home town...

Great until somebody gets offended (none / 0) (#6)
by goonie on Wed Jan 03, 2001 at 03:20:09 AM EST

What if somebody whacked a statue of Fidel Castro in the middle of a public park in Miami? Do you think there might be a few Cuban exiles who might get a little peeved? More to the point, don't they have a right to have a public park without getting offended every time they enter it?

While it's a neat idea, somebody would abuse public space. Sad, but true.

Though, on second, thoughts, the idea of whacking a statue of Fidel Castro in a public park in Miami has got some kind of appeal . . .

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Rights and responsibilities (none / 0) (#9)
by fluffy grue on Wed Jan 03, 2001 at 05:43:19 PM EST

You don't have the right not to be offended. Being offended is one of the risks one must take by living in a free society. Too bad this "free" society doesn't seem to appreciate that.
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picture (3.33 / 3) (#5)
by Refrag on Tue Jan 02, 2001 at 10:10:53 PM EST

For now Yahoo has a picture of it.


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Is it just me.... (none / 0) (#7)
by 11223 on Wed Jan 03, 2001 at 09:27:09 AM EST

Have you ever read the SimCity 2K newspapers? They're full of stories exactly like this. That's kind of funny.

The dead hand of Asimov's mass psychology wins every time.

Proportions (2.00 / 1) (#8)
by fluffy grue on Wed Jan 03, 2001 at 04:47:22 PM EST

Anyone in the Seattle area with a high-precision measuring device of some sort (such as a laser interferometer)? Or even a measuring tape. :) I'm curious to know how closely it fits the 1:4:9 ratio of the ones in the books.
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