Several weeks ago, Ted Pilkey of Westford, Vermont installed this massive wooden middle finger sculpture on his lawn atop a 16-foot-pole. From Boston.com:
“I’m not trying to cause hate and animosity to the people who live in that town, because there’s very good people in that town,” the 54-year-old Westford native says of his fellow residents in the 2,000-person town. “All the people are very good people.”
With the exception, Pelkey says, of the Westford Selectboard, Development Review Board, and other town leaders, who have blocked his efforts to get a permit to build the 8,000-square-foot garage, so he could move his truck repair and monofilament recycling businesses in nearby Swanton to his own property.
Officials say Pelkey’s applications have fallen short of the town’s standards, but he thinks they’re biased against him...
Although the structure is visible from a state highway, it is outside of the State Right of Way and not within our jurisdiction,” Jacqui DeMen, a spokeswoman for the agency, told Boston.com in an email. “The structure does not meet the statutory definition of ‘sign’ and thus can’t be regulated under the Vermont Billboard Law.”
Perhaps Pelkey was inspired by a similar sculpture outside the Italian stock exchange in Milan.
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Sticks and stones may break my bones but supercuts never hurt me. (NSFW)
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In a TV appearance this week, Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham took exception to the media describing Donald Trump as "some kind of kook." This being a slightly odd turn of phrase, minds immediately cast back to where they might have heard it before...
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“I hope you trip and fall and break your penis.” Read the rest
When racist thug John Hennigan called Judge Patricia Lynch QC a "bit of a cunt" during his sentencing for the latest in a long string of convictions, she had the perfect response: "You are a bit of a cunt yourself." Read the rest
Feeling left out because Donald Trump hasn't insulted you by name on Twitter yet? The Trump Generator lets anyone create a customized insult from the rich lexicon of Donald disses, then they'll post it on social media. Read the rest
A retired British sportsman recently used the term "rotter" to describe a thief, the word carrying a certain delicious combination of archaism, unusualness and irony. Read the rest
Mitt's international tour, day 1: "Say something so undiplomatic that your host sees no reason not to publicly insult you." Read the rest
Malaysian blogger and paranormalist Syed Abdullah Syed Hussein Al-Attas (above), who publishes under the name "Uncle Seekers", was charged with insulting royalty after publishing "secret information" about the sultan of southern Johor. [Herald Sun]
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