Aside from being awesome pieces of art and history, statues can be fun, too, as one of our previous posts have demonstrated. And now we’re seeing that all over again in a new craze over at Twitter.
It all began when Matt Pearce, who works as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, asked: “What are your favorite public statues?” Netizens, mostly from the United States, responded eagerly and shared photos of various sculptures which ranged from moving and thought-provoking, to funny and silly.
LA Times reporter Matt Pearce recently posed this interesting question on Twitter:
#1. Ignatius J. Reilly in New Orleans
#2. Now this one looks both scary and strange.
#3. What the hell?!
#4. “This one in Montreal which has perplexed me for years.”
#5. The Angel of the Resurrection statue in Philly's 30th St Station. It commemorates the Pennsylvania Railroad employees who died in WWII.
#6. Ducklings in Boston public garden (which people dress up for holidays and other events).
#7. “Bliss Dance” a statue currently located in Las Vegas.
#8. "Expansion" in New York
#9. “It looks like a dog standing on the Iron Throne. It's of Laika, the first animal to orbit Earth.”
#10. Charles La Trobe statue in Melbourne, Australia
#11. The iconic Abraham Lincoln memorial monument.
#12. Franklin D. Roosevelt and presidential pet Falla.
#13. “African Renaissance Man outside Dakar, Senegal is awesome.”
#14. On the border of China and Mongolia there's two dinosaurs kissing
#15. Jim Henson and Kermit at the University of Maryland
#16. This deer looks like it just obtained human intelligence and is at a loss of what to do with it.
#17. And, of course, no list of awesome statues will be ever complete without the Statue of Liberty!
26 Illustrations Vividly Show What It’s Like To Suffer Depression
They are beautiful and sad at the same time.
Unlike before, people now are starting to accept depression as a serious mental health issue. This is perhaps due to the growing number of suicides, we hear in the news. Interestingly, an artist who also struggles with said issue found a way to use it to her advantage. Or at least, it is where she gets ideas for her art.
Alice De Ste Croix, or better known as DestinyBlue, is an artist on DeviantArt and she has been posting her work on the platform since 2004. She is widely known for creating vivid and thought-provoking illustrations.
The interesting thing she does with her art is the way she injects emotional stories. Known as “Blue” by her fans, the self-taught artist crafts her masterpieces using Photoshop CS6. Take a dive into DestinyBlue’s imaginations and feel the loneliness she is trying to convey.
#1. Because deep inside, she is...
30 Tattoo Fails That Will Make You Cringe And Say ‘WTF’
They got what they paid for.
Getting a tattoo is a big decision to make. The process is not even something that can be done overnight. It takes a good amount of patience, research, and guts. After all, it stays on the skin forever. Unless of course if you plan to have it laser-removed, which is a dumb thing to begin with.
We compiled a list of tattoos that are pretty much a reason for regret. In other words, they look quite messed up. And obviously, they are all worth hiding.
They are either spelled incorrectly or the artist just do not know a thing or two about tattooing. Give a look-see and you will definitely cringe. Well, at least, you know exactly what not to do in the future!
#1. Afraid it would go wrong, huh? Look at you now.
30 Comic Strips That Show Blatant Double Standard In Today’s Society
Whatever happened to humanity!
Comic strips, when done right, can be a powerful medium. Although we usually associate the art with humor and levity, comics can actually deliver profound messages that can make you stop and think.
Case in point, the strips below allow all of us to see and realize the rampant hypocrisy of the modern world. As you will see below, these thought-provoking comics about society's double standards are tinged with so much wit, sarcasm, and reality it actually hurts.
Go scroll down to see for yourself.