Snow Penises Rock Small Town - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-30-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 03:37 AM
Snow Penises Rock Small Town

Lafayette, Indiana has a snow problem on their hands, but it isn't the "snowpocalypse" everyone else has been talking about.

Local news station WLFI 18 filed this generous report about a neighborhood that was quite upset with one house's lawn decorations: snow sculptures representing male genitalia.

Neighbors who called the police said they "showed up, laughed and left" but later investigation revealed that under a state statute for "obscene matter" the creators of the snow penises could have received misdemeanor charges if they hadn't taken them down.

Who would have known a couple of suggestively shaped snow piles could cause this much of an uproar? We don't know how detailed these things were, but the sculptor must have made them pretty life-like to offend so many people.

Watch the detailed news report below to see just how gripped this small town was by the sculptures, which we imagine gave new meaning to the term "snowman." (Via Buzzfeed)

YouTube - snow penises rock small town (buzzfeed.com)
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BonosSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,566
Local Time: 04:37 AM
Feels like home.
__________________

__________________
BonosSaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 07:18 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Pearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,653
Local Time: 04:37 AM
Given how some guys think with the wrong head, this is not surprising.
__________________
Pearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 07:24 PM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 03:37 AM
What about snow breasts? Are those obscene too? I heard dreadsox just got arrested for making some in his yard.


Fine Art of Snow Penises: A Sculptural Exhibition | The Stir

But then again, snow penises are a fine art, you know? Building a snow penis is no easy or talentless task. It's an art that evolves until the artist moves onto X-rated cake making or another specialty profession. Snow penises have been around, perhaps, for as long as penises have been around, which is quite awhile.



Circa 2005

Police whack giant snow penis



By John Doherty
Times Herald-Record
jdoherty@th-record.com

New Windsor - What, some might ask Jessica Sherer, is with the giant snow penis she built on her boyfriend's lawn this week?

As everyone knows, phallic displays were central to Viking winter solstice celebrations of fertility and rebirth. Yeah. So what.

And readers of this paper surely know that phallic rituals were as much a part of the Hopi Indian winter festivals as the Hawk dance.

But down on Quassaick Avenue, around the corner from the New Windsor Elementary School, the 6-foot tall, anatomically correct, finely detailed penis raised some questions Monday.

Especially for police.

"We got some calls that people thought it was offensive," said New Windsor police Chief Michael Biasotti. "We assumed it was some kids who did it."

Officers found no one home. Assuming the snow sculpture was more prank than nod to Christmas' pagan roots, the police knocked it down. Beat it down with shovels, actually.

"We came back around 11 in the morning, and it was just a pile of snow," recalled Sherer, 19. "Just some shovel marks."

Sherer, um, erected the statue with her boyfriend and another friend Sunday. She said she was surprised to hear some neighbors took offense.

Motorists honked their approval, and people walking by pointed and laughed, she said.

"People were waving and laughing," she said. "It was pretty funny."

No citations or criminal violations will be issued for the display, Biasotti said. The town codes prohibit lewd signs on businesses, but don't mention anything about public snow sculptures.

"We probably weren't 100 percent correct in going on the property and knocking it down," New Windsor Town Supervisor George Meyers said. "But our intentions were pure. Some people were offended. There are school buses going by there all day."

The last two nights of freezing weather has made the snow too stiff to sculpt, said Sherer. But she intends to rebuild.

"In a couple of days, Thursday or Friday, after it gets a little warmer," she promises.

Police and town officials aren't sure what their move will be.

"I'd want the police to talk to the property owner if we got complaints, ask them to take it down" Meyers said. "But after that, I don't think there's too much we can do."

Biasotti worries the display might give others ideas. "Now we're going to get snow penises popping up all over town," he said.

Many scholars, of course, trace the origin of the modern-day yule log to ancient pagan totems to virility and sun-god worship. Is that what Sherer was going for?

"We just did it because we were really bored, and we thought it'd be funny," she said. "It was huge."

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 09:37 AM
Reminds me of a show I saw a few years back about a groupie who made sculptures of the pricks of rock-stars that she'd shagged.
__________________
financeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 07:50 PM   #6
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,720
Local Time: 12:37 AM
That would be Cynthia Plaster Caster.

home
__________________
corianderstem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 10:24 AM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 03:37 AM
I just wonder if the boy who was interviewed is really that upset about it or if he's being made to be upset by parents. And the mother who said her two or three year old, whatever it was, doesn't even know about that yet? Well, he has one so maybe he does. If he sees that outside will he really know what it is?

Of all things in this world to be offended by snow penises seem to be a lower priority. Plus they eventually melt.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 10:30 AM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BonosSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,566
Local Time: 04:37 AM
I work in a college town and the students sculpted snow penises all the time. I guess some people were offended. The others just considered it part of the winter decor.
__________________
BonosSaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 11:11 AM   #9
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 16,290
Local Time: 03:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen View Post
And the mother who said her two or three year old, whatever it was, doesn't even know about that yet?
If he doesn't know what it is, then what's the problem? I mean, it isn't as if it's traumatizing for him to see what would essentially amount to abstract art then...
__________________
anitram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 11:26 AM   #10
Refugee
 
A stor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: U.S.A. East Coast
Posts: 2,464
Local Time: 08:37 AM
I understand that the parents of small children would be uspset. Since, they are teaching their kids how to make snow angels and snow men.
__________________
A stor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 11:41 AM   #11
Blue Crack Distributor
 
VintagePunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In a dry and waterless place
Posts: 55,732
Local Time: 03:37 AM
1) The cop laughed because it's funny.

2) I get the distinct feeling that that kid is modelling his parents' disgust, otherwise, he probably wouldn't have even noticed, or gave a shit.

3) Can someone build one in my city?
__________________
VintagePunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 12:19 PM   #12
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,720
Local Time: 12:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by A stor View Post
I understand that the parents of small children would be uspset. Since, they are teaching their kids how to make snow angels and snow men.
Yes, small children should be taught that our naked bodies are sinful and that anything relating to sex is really dirty from a very young age.

It's not like they're snow sculpture recreations of scenes from Deep Throat.

It's just a penis. Big whoop.

"Mommy, what's that?"

"It's a penis." Or "Oh, they're just making silly kinds of snowmen."

End of discussion. They're not going to freak out unless the parents do.
__________________
corianderstem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:14 PM   #13
Refugee
 
The_Pac_Mule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,342
Local Time: 03:37 AM
Best thread title ever.
__________________
The_Pac_Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 07:30 AM   #14
has a
 
kramwest1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Not a toliet wall
Posts: 6,939
Local Time: 02:37 AM
Hell, I'm more annoyed by over-the-top Christmas light houses than I would be by a snow penis.
Although, if they colored it and made visible veins, I might change my mind.
__________________
Bread & Circuses
kramwest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #15
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,492
Local Time: 03:37 AM
hot.
__________________

__________________
Irvine511 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com