13 May 2011

Ok, the "owl" might be a teensy bit phallic from the right angle

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owl or penis?

So the Owl unveiled yesterday has attracted a lot of debate.

But that’s just viewed from in front. Viewed from behind it looks like a very special message to the people of Belconnen doesn’t it?

Thanks to Gerry Built for the image. Got a picture you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .

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Did he use the term”owl/Penis”?!

If he did I might think of even voting for him….

Then again, nah.

Ben_Dover said :

Nice Mr Coe, the Liberal MLA put a leaflet through my letter box this morning telling me that; “ACT Labour spent $400,00o of public money ” on the Owl/Penis. He thinks that money would have been better spent on roads, mowing and traffic problems.

Did he use the term”owl/Penis”?!

Canberra City Council ought to concentrate on roads, rates and rubbish. I guess the OwlPenis might come under the third category. And constitute mis-use of the second.

Ben_Dover said :

Nice Mr Coe, the Liberal MLA put a leaflet through my letter box this morning telling me that; “ACT Labour spent $400,00o of public money ” on the Owl/Penis. He thinks that money would have been better spent on roads, mowing and traffic problems.

I have to say I agree with him.

If I were in the Liberal think tank, i wpould run ads with pictures of all these great art pieces with price tages attached. I wounder what the total would be. What could we better spend those Millions on?

Nice Mr Coe, the Liberal MLA put a leaflet through my letter box this morning telling me that; “ACT Labour spent $400,00o of public money ” on the Owl/Penis. He thinks that money would have been better spent on roads, mowing and traffic problems.

I have to say I agree with him.

The Dildo of Belco.

Mr Evil said :

Nooooooooooo!

This’ll give Danny Nalliah and the Misguided Nutjobs another excuse to come back to town on a mission from God to save us with another prayer offensive.

I hope so! It was a real hoot last time!

PB, I had to look that up – but very wise words indeed. 🙂

Pommy bastard said :

Thus she became an owl.

That’s right. She became an owl. Not a $400k penis-shaped monument to Viagra 🙂

Has anyone asked the ACL what they think is ???

Pommy bastard1:08 pm 15 May 11

“Fas est et ab hoste doceri.”

PB, for someone who allegedly has very little time for the Welsh affliction, you do seem to know a hell of a lot about Wales, and Welsh folklore.

You’re not suffering from any form of Welshness, are you?????

Pommy bastard9:33 am 15 May 11

Mr Evil said :

Nooooooooooo!

This’ll give Danny Nalliah and the Misguided Nutjobs another excuse to come back to town on a mission from God to save us with another prayer offensive.

BLODEUWEDD

) (Welsh) “Flower Face”; “White Flower”. Lily maid of Celtic initiation ceremonies. Also known as the Ninefold Goddess of the Western Isles of Paradise. Created by Math and Gwydion as a wife for Lleu. She was changed into an owl for her adultery and for plotting Lleu’s death. The Maiden form of the Triple Goddess; her symbol was the owl; goddess of the Earth in bloom. Flowers, wisdom, lunar mysteries, initiations. Blodeuwedd was created from the flowers of oak, broom, and meadowsweet by Gwyddion and Math as a wife for Gwyddion’s nephew Llew. This arose because Llew had been cursed by his mother, Arianrhod, that he would never win a bride of his own people.While Llew was away one day Blodeuwedd saw Gronw hunting in the woods and the two fell madly in love at first sight. She and Gronw made plans to kill Llew, but because he was no mere mortal, Gronw asked his lover to discover for him the secret of his death. Blodeuwedd coaxed the information out of Llew, and not only passed the information along to Gronw, but tricked Llew into being at the right place at the right time. At the moment of his death, Llew turned into an eagle and flew away. Gwyddion sought out Blodeuwedd to seek revenge, and for her punishment decided he would turn her into a bird, on which only lived by night, a carnivore whom other birds shunned and feared. Thus she became an owl.

This time we might need saving!

Nooooooooooo!

This’ll give Danny Nalliah and the Misguided Nutjobs another excuse to come back to town on a mission from God to save us with another prayer offensive.

pfft…..that’s not even stanhope’s biggest cockup….

Hmmm – went and had a look. Its a penis all right.

G.R.R said :

Is the size dependant on the temperature?

A quick glance at the pic tells me that size is not so much the issue here. It appears more like a basic erection problem. Maybe Belconnen motorists are just plain ugly ??? Nah, I think we will go with temperature this time.

Is the size dependant on the temperature?

grunge_hippy4:01 pm 14 May 11

I’d like to see someone try and plank that…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Planking-Australia/147452668649160

Proof that there’s a giant cock behind every piece of public art in this town, .

The first thing that came to mind when I saw it was a song by Tim Minchin: Ten Foot C#ck and a Few Hundred Virgins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXfmjMlPEic

Cost about $400k to build, right? Looks like they needed a LOT of viagra to erect that monster! A public salute from Stanhope to Ron Jeremy 🙂

Surely Fyshwick would have been a more appropriate location.

staminaman626:40 am 14 May 11

Perhaps there’s something wrong with me. My todger looks nothing like that.

I’m proud of Canberra’s erections.

amarooresident33:30 pm 13 May 11

Think of it this way, you get two artworks for the price of one – a giant dick and a giant owl.

Value for money in my book!!

clive steele3:17 pm 13 May 11

I have taken a new path in my career professional owl builder. $400k per owl seems like a good wicket and you get a cool title….

I assume it’s not heavy. Maybe it should be relocated to the scene of the graffitied Cook sign. And photographed from naughty angle. (Srsly what are the non-naughty angles?)

And if anyone wants to get some naughty perspective shots with it we’d really love to see them.

They should have placed it on the corner of Redfern street and Coulter drive, right next to the graffitied cook sign 😀

BimboGeek said :

Oh my goodness. THAT’S NO OWL, PEOPLE!!! IT’S AN ENORMOUS PENIS!!!!!

That was my first thought – and my second for that matter. What the hell were they thinking…………………and yes JB, Canberra has got its own ‘symbol’ now – the ‘Morning Glory’………………………or for those Brits amongst us, the ‘Jolly Roger’ (which is exactly what the Government needs after this one!).

Now, perhaps a new competition thread on the ‘Best Name for our Newest Symbol’?

Justin I think its slight wobble might be correlated with its grey colour. It’s probably just a bit geriatric and in need of some medical support.

Is a giant cock on schedule to receive the next Mully?

(no comments about that being two in a row)

“Cunning Stunts”

Ah, that old Goodies classic….

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0590996/

justin heywood2:27 pm 13 May 11

‘Phallic’ implies erect, but from this angle it looks a bit flaccid, or at least only mildly interested.

adamthebastard2:23 pm 13 May 11

You’re not actually supposed to stop and admire the art work. You’re supposed to look at it quizzically as you drive on by. Just like the tuft of grass, the pile of sticks & rocks and the wavy thing down south.

This city and its public art is for motorists not pedestrians. Now get back in your damn car and off my lawn.

DarkLadyWolfMother said :

Surely we now just need a “cunning stunt” type artwork across from it?

I think “yonic” is the term you were looking for.

DarkLadyWolfMother2:20 pm 13 May 11

Surely we now just need a “cunning stunt” type artwork across from it?

I always suspected Jon Stanhope was actually a cunning comedian.

Surely the tourists will flock from all over to see Canberra’s “big dong”

When did they erect that?

Oh my goodness. THAT’S NO OWL, PEOPLE!!! IT’S AN ENORMOUS PENIS!!!!!

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