Huge head found floating in Hudson River

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35 Responses to “Huge head found floating in Hudson River”

  1. G3 says:

    Performance Art! That is just cool. So “last scene of Planet of the Apes-esque.”

  2. Avram Grumer says:

    Viral promotion for the Cloverfield sequel? 

  3. tomrigid says:

    Shelley would’ve made this a powerful symbol of our national decline.

    Screw him. We’re heading in the right direction.

  4. planettom says:

    Somebody already made a PLANET OF THE APES joke…

    So… ZARDOZ!

  5. ganman says:

    The only clue:  an inscription on the back of the neck reading, “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.”

  6. I shudder to think where the nose will turn up.

  7. theophrastvs says:

    “huge head”?  what are the units of huge these darksome degenerate days?  ain’t nuth’n to get a good scale fix on there, but i’d reckon it ain’t no colossus of rhodes [spittoo]

  8. Bearpaw01 says:

    Obviously the apocalypse will affect the relative densities of materials.

  9. fredh says:

    From Ritual to Romance by Jessie Weston on the cult of Adonis: “In the same way as the dates varied, so, also, did the order of the
    ritual; generally speaking the elaborate ceremonies of mourning for
    the dead god, and committing his effigy to the waves, preceded the
    joyous celebration of his resurrection, but in Alexandria the sequence was otherwise; the feast began with the solemn and joyous celebration of the nuptials of Adonis and Aphrodite, at the conclusion of which a Head, of papyrus, representing the god, was, with every show of mourning, committed to the waves, and borne within seven days by a current (always to be counted upon at that season of the year) to Byblos, where it was received and welcomed with popular rejoicing. The duration of the feast varied from two days, as at Alexandria, to seven or eight.”

  10. nuschu says:

    This obviously fell out of the clouds off of Columbia

  11. jemather says:

    Irrelevant pedantry: Since “crew” refers to the team itself, “crew team” is redundant. “Men’s crew” or “men’s rowing team” are appropriate.

    • tomrigid says:

      It really depends on whether one prefers to communicate clearly with a diverse audience or to signal a particular background.

  12. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    It’s like something out of a TMBG song!

  13. Boundegar says:

    You bastards!  You blew it up!

  14. FrakSnark says:

    “Anyone who wants to share information about the head may call [head coach] Lavin at 201-675-0902.”

  15. Maria Pranzo says:

    Writing to you from Poughkeepsie…

    We can’t believe no one’s claimed it yet.  It is quite large (closer to 8 than 7 feet tall) and everyone here is going to Marist, where the head is vacationing, to take pictures with it. How can it go unclaimed?  That is the mystery….

    • Amtrak regulars on the track nearby indicated that it had been sitting on the side of the tracks about 20 miles north for a long long time. Probably some other kids found it and rolled it into the water for fun.

      Practical upshot is: it’s been in/near the river for quite some time now.

  16. Preston Sturges says:

    “Incoming message from The Big Giant Head.”

    http://youtu.be/Uh605p2Gnno

  17. Mike Wainwright says:

    Jebediah Springfield??

  18. gumbowing says:

    Looks like the head of Michelangelo’s David. Probably came from some mobster’s tacky villa.

  19. toyg says:

    Nobody will ever claim it, because it’s quite clearly a result of illegal fly-tipping. Somebody must have closed a prop-making company.

  20. pjcamp says:

    Kinda resembles Jimmy Hoffa. . . .

  21.  I have heard of people spitting milk out onto the keyboards, but that has never happened to me.

    Until now.

  22. Jim Haku says:

    This used to be in someone’s backyard in NJ. It was in Weird New Jersey: https://twitter.com/weirdnj/status/328138615219687424

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