£2 Million Horse To Tower Over Kent

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    robbieduncan

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7880889.stm

    I'm really in two minds about this. The Angel Of The North is a fantastic piece of art and really has come to symbolise the area, but this I'm less sure of. It's just a giant horse. Still, might well give people on the Eurostar trains something to look at/laugh about...
     
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    Kebabselector

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    Indeed, not much point to it.

    Will Essex respond by having a huge blinged up Jeep?
     
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    I should think one huge white patent leather stiletto would better suit.
     
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    Unbelievably stupid waste of money.

    Who wants to see a giant horse? I just don't get it.
     
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    Why the bridle? :confused:

    Does Man have to control everything?? :mad:

    Have I got a deal on a giant nickel, just for special friends of Rick!!! :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ill be able to see that from my House... Really not wanting to tho...


    Very bad idea extreme waste of money
     
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    Watch the video (half way down the page) of the artist being interview.

    I personally think he has no idea what he is talking about and somehow lucked in to getting the commission.
     
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    Man is paying for it
     
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    Abstract

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    Fixed.

    Double fix?
     
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    skunk

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    It would be much better if it was rearing, wild-eyed and windswept.
     
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    Certainly more natural, not domesticated.

    Comme ci??

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    skunk

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    No, nothing like that. I had in mind more of a Jacques David effort, sans Bonaparte, of course.

    napoleonstart-copy-704617.jpg
     
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    You'd have all the Japanese tourists stroking its testicles.
     
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    Abstract

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    That would make an excellent gameshow in Japan.
     
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    LOL! Takeshi's Testicles
     
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    It does look a bit docile. I can't say I'm that impressed.
     
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    Must be a Shetland pony.
     
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    What is the point? I don't care if he won a turner prize, its just a horse! You cant inject culture simply by saying "yeah, lets build a big sculpture for loads of cash."

    Why don't they put something representative of Britain there, for all the people entering on the eurostar, like a giant stella can.

    I hope someone steals it.
     
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    No, I was talking about Man, the species (as was iJohnHenry) not a particular man. Perhaps I should not have deleted the second sentence I originally had: "when horses pay, they get to choose the pose". I didn't want to cross from intended repartee to a possible unintended sleight (kind of like when "fixed it for ya" is used instead of adding an alternate twist on the words as a standalone reply - aka repartee).
     

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