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

johnboy 13 May 2011 40

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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40 Responses to Ok, the “owl” might be a teensy bit phallic from the right angle
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John Moulis John Moulis 7:42 am 14 May 11

Surely Fyshwick would have been a more appropriate location.

staminaman62 staminaman62 6:40 am 14 May 11

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

maniac maniac 3:34 pm 13 May 11

I’m proud of Canberra’s erections.

amarooresident3 amarooresident3 3:30 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 steele clive steele 3:17 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….

BimboGeek BimboGeek 3:07 pm 13 May 11

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?)

johnboy johnboy 3:01 pm 13 May 11

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

MJay MJay 2:52 pm 13 May 11

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

The Frots The Frots 2:49 pm 13 May 11

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’?

BimboGeek BimboGeek 2:38 pm 13 May 11

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.

PM PM 2:36 pm 13 May 11

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

(no comments about that being two in a row)

Thumper Thumper 2:30 pm 13 May 11

“Cunning Stunts”

Ah, that old Goodies classic….

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

justin heywood justin heywood 2:27 pm 13 May 11

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

adamthebastard adamthebastard 2:23 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.

johnboy johnboy 2:22 pm 13 May 11

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.

DarkLadyWolfMother DarkLadyWolfMother 2:20 pm 13 May 11

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

johnboy johnboy 2:13 pm 13 May 11

I always suspected Jon Stanhope was actually a cunning comedian.

johnboy johnboy 2:12 pm 13 May 11

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

PM PM 2:09 pm 13 May 11

When did they erect that?

BimboGeek BimboGeek 2:07 pm 13 May 11

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

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