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Old 02-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #26
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Is an 'in my pants' reference inappropriate for a mod to say in the classroom?
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:49 AM   #27
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Old thread...but here's a new, colossal bronze, "African Renaissance" in Senegal. 164 feet tall.

Your picture got censored, Stoo, so I Googled and found this page:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/s...-monument-wade

Seems it's a controversial statue as well:

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“This woman [in the statue], she is completely subjugated to man. It’s the man making the decisions. It’s the man as protector, and that doesn’t fit with the African reality,” said historian Penda Mbow.

While the half-naked man represents physical strength and control, the woman is a “sex object,” Mbow said. She sees the female figure as an afterthought, an appendage, an accessory.

A Senegalese columnist called the statue an example of “revolting sexism” and wondered whether any women was consulted in the design of the monument.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:54 AM   #28
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Is an 'in my pants' reference inappropriate for a mod to say in the classroom?

Well, you're the Lead Moderator, and you're asking us unruly kids to answer that for you? That's like asking the teacher to see pictures of colossal erections from history!
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:24 PM   #29
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Those Irish had some funky statues, to be sure.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #30
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Those Irish had some funky statues, to be sure.

And before them the Romans had some funky little rampant statues missing their pants, and allegedly the garden gnomes of today are their sanitized offspring. And that's a fact, to be sure.

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Second one is the Butte du Lion or Lion's Mound in Waterloo, Belgium. It's basically a huge, 141 ft high artificial mound erected on the spot where the famous Batle of Waterloo took place in 1815. On top of the mound, on a massive stone pedestal, stands a 31 ton lion.
Legend went that the lion was cast from molten cannonballs which the French had abandoned during the battle...

In fact, I live at only a few miles from Waterloo's famous lion. Countless times I ran up those stairs to the top of the monument to roll down the grassy mound.
I finally crossed off another one of my life's to-do list by going to Waterloo this past November!

Anyway, I just found out about an enormous statue of Hercules which once stood on what is called Citadel Hill in Amman, Jordan. Built by the Romans and made of marble, it's estimated to have been approx. 13 metres/43 feet high. Not "colossal" but still pretty, darned big.



A photo with people visiting the temple for a sense of scale. Imagine the size of the full thing. It must have been impressive.

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