Monday, August 11, 2008

Found Art

Back around 1976, Kansas City installed a lot of bi-centennial themed stuff with a sort of "figure eight/double-infinity" logo thing. Nobody knows why.

Some of the hardware included these incredibly phallic street lights, which are now, finally, being replaced.

Of course, phallic public works are nothing new in Kansas City.

But I digress.

My point is, I could take those old street lights,

and transform them into anti-matter warp nacelles,

and make some KICK ASS scale models of good ol' NCC 1701.

That's right!

The U.S.S. Enterprise!

Old school!

Because that's just how I roll.


Leigh Ann said...

Remember, that was the year KC hosted the Republican National Convention. My dad dragged us down there to see all the action, and cussed about Republicans the whole time. That's what that symbol always reminds me of.

I'd like one of those streetlights for my back yard.

I'll leave you with a quote from a poem about the Liberty Memorial, from "Highlights of Kansas City:

The stately shaft is flaming
Against the ebon sky;
It beckons passing legions
To view the torch on high.

I don't know that they didn't mean that in the phallic sense.

Mark said...

Do you know what's going to happen to the old streetlights? Hopefully they can be re-used somewhere.

They may not seem "historic" but they actually are. Years from now people will be looking at a KC Then and Now book and wondering what happened to the Bicentennial lights.

Keith Sader said...

Mr Chekhov, lock photon torpedoes and fire!

Stinkbait Boucher said...

And so I'm the only one who saw "Attack of the 50 foot Dildo" here?

Where's Daryl Hannah when we really need her?

Suzanne Karmin said...

Oh my Freaking GOD!

That is the best damn idea I have EVER HEARD!!!!

Let's petition Mayor Funky to commission a replica of the Enterprise to grace some streetcorner somewhere. We could pitch it on two important issues: 1)saving the environment by recycling these ugly streetlights
2)public art/beautification

That would be AWESOME!!

It's a win-win situation!

Xavier Onassis said...

mark - I may have jumped to an erroneous conclusion on the replacement thing.

They are tearing the shit out of the sidewalks on the north and east side of the Town Pavillion. I think they took the lights down just to get them out of the way.