Fluorescent, pissing Lenin statue


A fluorescent statue of a urinating VI Lenin has been erected in Nowa Huta, a town built by the old Stalinist regime. The Soviet-era Lenin that stood in the spot was subjected to multiple unsuccessful attempts by activists to blow it up. The new statue, "Fountain of the Future," is a temporary installation that is meant to spur debate about what statue should be permanently installed in its place.

Polish town erects fluorescent statue of Lenin urinating called 'Fountain of the Future' [Heather Saul/The Independent]

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  1. Do all men pee with the thumb facing outwards? If you know they don't, how do you know? Why do you know?

    PS: It's been worrying me too.

  2. Shuck says:

    Clearly they need to keep this statue. Anything else would be a disappointment following this.

  3. I believe there's a name for this hold, it's called "Like a boss"

  4. This statue contains an extra joke that may not be obvious to non-Poles.

    This statue is in Nowa Huta, Poland, a massive steel works the Soviets imposed on arguably Poland's most beautiful city ( Krakow ).

    Poles call these decaying Soviet industrial monstrosities that litter their country

    "the Shit of Stalin."

    Adds a whole level of artistic meaning to a statue of Lenin pissing on Poland

    ( hopefully someone more familiar with Polish culture will craft a better post).

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