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24 minutes ago, pongo said:

Not really. It's something the artist will have to address if the stupid idea goes ahead.

Or perhaps it will be like the giant headed Laxey miner statue.

Statues are so pointless and weird. What are they even for?

Agree about that hideous miner with the massive head.

If his head was that big, his brain would have told him not to go down the fucking mine.

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5 hours ago, La_Dolce_Vita said:

Oh god. What is it with this Island?  This is along the same sort of lines as public art in my opinion.
Could it not go in Union Mills where they were born, as there is no public art and are no statues there

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-europe-isle-of-man-50350002?__twitter_impression=true

 

The Isle Of Man,where the Manx pompously celebrate any old shit

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15 hours ago, pongo said:

The Bee Gees statue is one of the most dopey ideas yet. What a total waste of money.

There should be statue to dopey ideas or an annual award or something.

Some Tynpotwalder probably saw the cruise liner crowd flocking to the Fab Four on the quayside and Cilla by the Cavern Club and thought "Gis a job. We can do that. And in one blow that would make Douglas a major rival to the paltry offerings of Liverpool...." and not only thought it but managed to sell it on to the gullible!

What a truly crap idea.

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11 hours ago, display name said:

The Isle Of Man,where the Manx pompously celebrate any old shit

Well at least The Bee Gees were born here, unlike Norman Wisdom or George Formby.

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4 hours ago, dilligaf said:

Well at least The Bee Gees were born here, unlike Norman Wisdom or George Formby.

The statues of them are weird and pointless too. And ask yourself this: What is anyone actually going to do with this expensive statue of the Bee Gees? And therefore what is the point of it? Why not just Google some pictures of them or watch a video on YouTube if you want to be reminded what they looked like?

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7 hours ago, dilligaf said:

Well at least The Bee Gees were born here, unlike Norman Wisdom or George Formby.

That explains Barry Gibbs' personality then

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This would be a tragedy if they did not add a underlit dance floor light installation and play staying alive on a loop, every time someone walks past. 

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17 hours ago, pongo said:

The statues of them are weird and pointless too. And ask yourself this: What is anyone actually going to do with this expensive statue of the Bee Gees? And therefore what is the point of it? Why not just Google some pictures of them or watch a video on YouTube if you want to be reminded what they looked like?

Seagulls like them

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7 hours ago, CharlieBrown said:

This would be a tragedy if they did not add a underlit dance floor light installation and play staying alive on a loop, every time someone walks past. 

it was for sale not long ago....only $1 million.....

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On 11/10/2019 at 10:07 AM, CharlieBrown said:

This would be a tragedy if they did not add a underlit dance floor light installation and play staying alive on a loop, every time someone walks past. 

Frankly, that’s a fucking brilliant idea.

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On 11/10/2019 at 10:07 AM, CharlieBrown said:

This would be a tragedy if they did not add a underlit dance floor light installation and play staying alive on a loop, every time someone walks past. 

You forget that this is the Corpy.  They have actually managed to come up with something even tackier and considerably less fun:

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It will depict the three Manx-born Gibb brothers atop a vinyl record with the words 'Ellan Vannin' written around the perimeter.

But fear not because Cllr Christian assures us it "will have 'worldwide appeal'" and "create a landmark feature that both visitors and locals will appreciate".  And a mere snip at £150,000.

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If the sculpture is of high quality then it may develop its own  appeal  as a work of art with the subject matter having less  importance with time.

It will no doubt  acquire a nickname, like the Dublin statue of Molly Malone (“The tart with the cart”), but the reaction of future  generations may well  be , “Who?”

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On 11/10/2019 at 5:07 PM, CharlieBrown said:

This would be a tragedy if they did not add a underlit dance floor light installation and play staying alive on a loop, every time someone walks past. 

I think you might have just Started A Joke there, Charlie.

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