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Man ordered to cover gargoyle statue's genitals
upi ^ | June 6, 2013

Posted on 06/06/2013 12:57:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono

PAULDEN, Ariz.,- An Arizona artist said county officials have ordered him to cover up or remove a metal statue of a gargoyle he created that features male genitalia.

David Smith said he spent years creating the 9-foot-tall metal statue he is displaying in his Paulden yard and he disagrees with Yavapai County Development Services Director Steve Mauk's statements that the artwork isn't compatible with the neighborhood, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, reported Thursday.

"What in this neighborhood fits in anywhere? You look around and everybody's individual and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting art work," Smith said.

He said the gargoyle's genitals were a necessary part of its creation.

"I built it a certain way and I like it like that," Smith said. "Everything has a sex so why would I do it any other way? I don't like Ken dolls or GI Joes. I think they're kind of silly."

Smith said officials have ordered him to remove the gargoyle or cover up the offending parts of its anatomy.

Smith said he will argue his case before the County Board of Supervisors in July.


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KEYWORDS: gargoyle; genitals; napl; statue
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1 posted on 06/06/2013 12:57:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Nuh-uh; not gonna do it. Nope.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 1:00:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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3 posted on 06/06/2013 1:00:47 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JoeProBono

If that was in my neighbourhood, I’d just chuckle at it. It wouldn’t offend me. I think it’s more puerile than obscene.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 1:01:14 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: JoeProBono

“I built it a certain way and I like it like that,”

I’ll bet.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 1:01:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: JoeProBono

He should cover the whole thing. That’s just plain cartoonish.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 1:01:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JoeProBono
No worse than this michaelangelo david photo: David michaelangelo.jpg
7 posted on 06/06/2013 1:03:19 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: JoeProBono

Jeepers, just let him install it. The high school kids in the neighborhood will take care of the rest.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 1:03:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: cripplecreek

MOTHMAN


9 posted on 06/06/2013 1:13:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Not obscene but hideous. To each his own I guess...just glad I don’t live across the street from that.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 1:14:06 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: JoeProBono
A good compromise would be for him to build a female gargoyle with a hoo-hoo and major league yaboos. Then either everyone would be happy or everyone would be P!$$ED. either way I would want to see pictures.
11 posted on 06/06/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: JoeProBono

My grandmother’s cousin had a small reproduction of Venus di Milo in her home. She had a velvet (red) scarf wrapped around her breasts. What we thought was especially amusing was that this cousin was totally blind.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 1:16:05 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: JoeProBono
kangaroo photo: kangaroo kangaroo.jpg `Mate, there's sexy and there's diabolical. I'm sexy, that's diabolical.'
13 posted on 06/06/2013 1:17:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: JoeProBono

If that’s a picture of his ‘hood we’re looking at — a bunch of shoebox houses and metal-building barndos scattered willy-nilly in the middle of the featureless desert — who cares what statuary he puts up?


14 posted on 06/06/2013 1:18:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (S)
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To: JoeProBono

In many of the European museums, especially in Italy, you will see a small hole where the peen should be. The sculptors typically created a removable peen, particularly on wine gods and satyr statuary, but not always. If it was a slow day at the Museum of Naples, for instance, and the guard wanted to amuse tourists, he might “install” the missing (erect) johnson via its little cylindrical tab into the peen socket.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 1:20:49 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: JoeProBono

Yawn. No different from the demon in the movie THE EXORCIST, except that demon had four wings.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 1:21:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: verga

17 posted on 06/06/2013 1:22:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: verga

>> a hoo-hoo and major league yaboos.

Just for my amusement... what term would *you* use for the gargoyle’s whatchamathingie and sackfullastuff? :-)


18 posted on 06/06/2013 1:22:42 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (S)
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To: JoeProBono

You should see some of the stuff found in Pompeii. Then there is those Hindu temples..


19 posted on 06/06/2013 1:23:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: JoeProBono

No problem.

Just have it b*ggering another male gargoyle, and he’s home free. May even get a subsidy for materials.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 1:24:30 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Kriggerel

Yup.

I am sure those neighbors would have a fit over my older basset’s ‘big swingey things down there’.

You can’t help but be in awe of how he doesn’t need a wheelbarrow.


21 posted on 06/06/2013 1:26:03 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: JoeProBono

Is an axe wielding gargoyle really all that historically accurate?


22 posted on 06/06/2013 1:27:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Morgana

If you are joking, it’s not funny.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 1:27:43 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Morgana

In the 1980s, while the west towers were under construction, Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children. Word of the competition was spread nationwide through National Geographic World Magazine. The third-place winner was Christopher Rader, with his drawing of that fearful villain, Darth Vader. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett, and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 1:27:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Add a fur-lined, plaid jockstrap! No harm, no foul.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 1:28:31 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JoeProBono

Jeebers, it isn’t even HUMAN. These same idiots would probably wish the neighborhood dogs and cats wear underpants.

Beam me up, Scotty.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 1:30:52 PM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: JoeProBono
He said the gargoyle's genitals were a necessary part of its creation.

Only if he plans to breed it.

27 posted on 06/06/2013 1:34:03 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Nervous Tick
Just for my amusement... what term would *you* use for the gargoyle’s whatchamathingie and sackfullastuff?

Keeping in mind that this is a public forum and the fact that I have a combined 16 nieces and nephews and 1 grand niece and grand nephew. the term is wee-wee. After 30 years of dealing with nieces, nephews and about 20 foster children of various ages the brain just automatically goes into kid mode for some of these words.

28 posted on 06/06/2013 1:34:10 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: JoeProBono

The artist was showing some brass balls there ....


29 posted on 06/06/2013 1:35:33 PM PDT by mikrofon (Anagrammers can turn genitals into taglines.)
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To: JimRed

30 posted on 06/06/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Mercat

My gran had a wine bottle topper depicting Mannikin Pis proudly displayed in her formal china cupboard. It bookended nicely with the firemen cheesecake calendar in the kitchen.*

*If you’ve ever read the Discworld novels and encountered Nanny Ogg- you’ve pretty much met my gran.


31 posted on 06/06/2013 1:36:01 PM PDT by Eepsy
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To: PistolPaknMama; FatherofFive
He said the gargoyle's genitals were a necessary part of its creation.

Only if he plans to breed it.

No more calls folks we have a winner!

32 posted on 06/06/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Eepsy
If you’ve ever read the Discworld novels and encountered Nanny Ogg- you’ve pretty much met my gran.

Love those books.

33 posted on 06/06/2013 1:38:17 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: JoeProBono

You got that up in only 7:05. Nice job!


34 posted on 06/06/2013 1:39:26 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

My border collie also has all his original parts, as it were. There are actually crazy people in my neighbourhood who will ask me why he isn’t neutered when I take him out for a walk. “Oh my God! Your dog isn’t fixed! That’s so GROSS!”

Blah blah blah.

We live in a weird society. Artworks are “offensive” and male animals with their natural parts are “gross”, but some 300 lb man walking around wearing a thong is somehow Kosher... But then again, what do I know?


35 posted on 06/06/2013 1:39:45 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: JimRed

“got that up”.....
BWAHAHAH!


36 posted on 06/06/2013 1:43:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Eepsy

I haven’t so not sure what you mean but my grandmother (and her cousins) all grew up in Indian Territory in the late 1800s. My gran thought that the show Oklahoma was too racy. We couldn’t argue with her because she had lived it and was there when Oklahoma became a state. Now my adopted granddaughter’s birth granny was a biker chick from Sturgis complete with tattoos.


37 posted on 06/06/2013 1:46:06 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: JoeProBono; a fool in paradise
Can you say 'brass balls' on this forum?


38 posted on 06/06/2013 1:48:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Hell no!


39 posted on 06/06/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: verga

A hoo-hoo and yaboos?!!!! LOL!


40 posted on 06/06/2013 2:01:38 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: JoeProBono
What about 'big nuts'?


41 posted on 06/06/2013 2:01:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: verga

Love your words... :)


42 posted on 06/06/2013 2:09:47 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Put a diaper on it. I have never heard of a housetrained gargoyle.


43 posted on 06/06/2013 2:13:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rhoda_penmark; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
...it isn’t even HUMAN. These same idiots would probably wish the neighborhood dogs and cats wear underpants.

"A nude horse is a rude horse!"

Alan Abel trailer (Abel Raises Cain)


44 posted on 06/06/2013 2:21:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

45 posted on 06/06/2013 2:23:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
"Nuts!"


46 posted on 06/06/2013 2:24:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

47 posted on 06/06/2013 2:31:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

48 posted on 06/06/2013 2:32:07 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kriggerel

We live in a weird society.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Really. But I’m having trouble beleiving people actually take the time to look at your dog’s junk.

That is freaking sick. If someone dared to comment on my dog’s package, I’d report them as being perverted.


49 posted on 06/06/2013 2:34:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: martin_fierro

50 posted on 06/06/2013 2:35:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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