Thursday, April 22, 2010
Will the insults ever cease?
As soon as I read the title of the article, The World's Ugliest Statues, I knew it was coming. Sure enough, weighing in at Number III was Saparmurat Niyazov, a.k.a. The Turkmenbashi (apparently now also known as Turkmenbashy the Great), who's golden visage is forever twirling about in search of the sun.
To add insult to injury, his beloved vassals seem to have moved the monstrosity to the suburbs as soon as he was six feet under. Geez, next thing you know they'll unplug the electric motor that spins him around.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.