Philadelphia needs an Eraserhead statue

Jeff says: "My friend Juliet gave me this great essay that is simultaneously a love letter to David Lynch and a kick in the pants to the city of Philadelphia."

Philadelphia has a problem with its statuary: we build lavish monuments to to the wrong people while letting the right ones go unmarked.

We have statues of people who polarized us (Frank Rizzo), who couldn't have cared less about us (Charles Dickens) or who never existed (Rocky Balboa). Meanwhile, we overlook people who logged real time here and did great things.

This problem has a solution: put a big-ass statue of the title character from the movie Eraserhead, directed by former Philadelphia resident David Lynch, at the corner of 13th and Wood.

David Lynch Must Be Honored in Philadelphia with a Giant Monument to the Guy From Eraserhead. For Real.