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First the monolith, and now da bomb

By fossilcode in MLP
Mon Jan 08, 2001 at 08:21:30 PM EST
Tags: Culture (all tags)

Well it's happened again. Last week, a mysterious monolith appeared first in Seattle's Magnuson Park, then later was moved to Duck Island in the middle of Green Lake.

Sunday, the spot in Magnuson park occupied last week by the monolith became home to a sculpture of an unexploded bomb. The KING TV web site has a short article and picture.


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First the monolith, and now da bomb | 7 comments (4 topical, 3 editorial, 0 hidden)
Interesting Paragraph in Linked Article (5.00 / 1) (#4)
by Morn on Mon Jan 08, 2001 at 01:47:58 PM EST

This intrigued me:

The steel monolith that mysteriously showed up on New Year's Day, then was secretly moved to Green Lake's Duck Island, is supposed to be put back in Magnuson Park sometime this week.

'supposed to be put back'? By whom? Presumably someone 'official', but I thought it was placed illegally in the first place.

More details from the Union Record (4.33 / 3) (#6)
by noc on Mon Jan 08, 2001 at 06:59:49 PM EST

I didn't think anything could be worse than local TV news, but I guess I was wrong: a local TV news website. For some informative coverage, check the most recent article on the subject from the Seattle Union Record.

To answer your question, the group that put it in Magnuson Park is gonna put it back. Someone else moved it to Duck Island. I have no idea if the monolith's original placement was illegal, but Seattle doesn't prosocute art, in general (the guy who parked his van under the convention center with "BOMB" painted on it comes to mind as an exception). Seattle also has a history of unlicensed demonstrations/protests/parades that aren't proscecuted. The only exception I can think of was N30 1999, of course, but I think the (soon-to-be-ex-)mayor learned his lesson with that, if belatedly.

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Nice coincidence (5.00 / 1) (#5)
by farlukar on Mon Jan 08, 2001 at 04:01:46 PM EST

This was posted on the same day
$ make install not war

Monolithic Musing (none / 0) (#7)
by Monster on Tue Jan 09, 2001 at 08:36:40 PM EST

The story of the Monolith, mangled in my subconscious mind with another recent story, surfaced in this possibility of where it might appear next, and just what some Linux partisans might be doing with their shiny new 2.4.0 kernels.
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