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The Stanhope legacy owl returns to Belconnen

By johnboy - 26 June 2012 26

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We have the happy news that the “owl” has returned to Belconnen.

Would it even be Belconnen without an enourmous phallus on a major road?

It’s been away for repainting. Non Government political candidates in Ginninderra should form an orderly queue to be photographed with it from the worst angles.

Bonus points to the candidate using perspective tricks to perform obscene acts.

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The Stanhope legacy owl returns to Belconnen
johnboy 3:38 pm 27 Jun 12

caf said :

I actually quite like the owl, although I admit I had never viewed it from the perspective shown in the accompanying photo.

Why does no-one ever complain about the giant electric blue phallus at the glassworks?

It could be a hair straightener? or a water bottle? But what could the above be?

caf 3:37 pm 27 Jun 12

I actually quite like the owl, although I admit I had never viewed it from the perspective shown in the accompanying photo.

Why does no-one ever complain about the giant electric blue phallus at the glassworks?

poetix 2:47 pm 27 Jun 12

So with Karise visiting, Belconnen will have The Owl and The Howl.

Russ 1:09 pm 27 Jun 12

Bonejac said :

I for one welcome the return of our phallic-owl overlords…….

So you’ll be putting your hand(s) up for Legacy Owl’s rub-down then?

NoImRight 12:29 pm 27 Jun 12

AsparagusSyndrome said :

Thumper said :

EvanJames said :

That thing is such a heap of crap. Why couldn’t they paint it where it is?

More to the point, why did we pay for a piece of art that continually needs maintenance such as annual painting?

Fair enough if it were a giant owl carved out of stone that would last for the next dozen or so centuries, but removal and painting every year?

It shouldn’t need painting again. Just a good rub down, now and again, should keep it happy.

Perhaps with some form of smoothing cream?

Jivrashia 10:05 am 27 Jun 12

p1 said :

Based on recent ACCC rulings regarding consumer expectations of quality/price, I would say for $400k this owl should be covered by warranty for a long time to come.

Geez, I wish my owl had similar coverage. Private health insurance ain’t covering enough for its promiscuous behaviour.

Antagonist 10:05 am 27 Jun 12

Keijidosha said :

Thumper said :

The real question is what numpty approved the purchase of a fibreglass owl as an outdoor art installation?

Owl? I guess if you look at the statue from the right angle it could look like an owl. But I’m pretty sure that is just a giant fibreglass cock.

p1 9:50 am 27 Jun 12

Keijidosha said :

The repairs are apparently being made at the expense of the artist, but when taxpayers have forked out $400k in the first place you’d expect some kind of warranty. The real question is what numpty approved the purchase of a fibreglass owl as an outdoor art installation?

Based on recent ACCC rulings regarding consumer expectations of quality/price, I would say for $400k this owl should be covered by warranty for a long time to come.

Keijidosha 9:13 am 27 Jun 12

Thumper said :

More to the point, why did we pay for a piece of art that continually needs maintenance such as annual painting?

The repairs are apparently being made at the expense of the artist, but when taxpayers have forked out $400k in the first place you’d expect some kind of warranty. The real question is what numpty approved the purchase of a fibreglass owl as an outdoor art installation?

Deref 8:15 am 27 Jun 12

Next time my house needs painting I’ll send it away to be done.

Bonejac 7:26 am 27 Jun 12

I for one welcome the return of our phallic-owl overlords…….

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:48 am 27 Jun 12

I don’t think there is any other moden giant stone dongers in the rest of the world as public art?
We should be happy about that!

AsparagusSyndrome 12:42 am 27 Jun 12

Thumper said :

EvanJames said :

That thing is such a heap of crap. Why couldn’t they paint it where it is?

More to the point, why did we pay for a piece of art that continually needs maintenance such as annual painting?

Fair enough if it were a giant owl carved out of stone that would last for the next dozen or so centuries, but removal and painting every year?

It shouldn’t need painting again. Just a good rub down, now and again, should keep it happy.

Thumper 10:43 pm 26 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

That thing is such a heap of crap. Why couldn’t they paint it where it is?

More to the point, why did we pay for a piece of art that continually needs maintenance such as annual painting?

Fair enough if it were a giant owl carved out of stone that would last for the next dozen or so centuries, but removal and painting every year?

EvanJames 10:23 pm 26 Jun 12

That thing is such a heap of crap. Why couldn’t they paint it where it is?

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