Monday, September 12, 2005

Too cool to be believed

The southern Bosnian city of Mostar wanted to put up a statue of a hero whom all of the local feuding ethnic groups could look up to. So whom did they choose? Bruce Lee!

"At a time when politics and ethnic ideology have occupied and poisoned everyday life, we want to show that there are true values that have nothing to do with politics," the Mostar association earlier said of the initiative.

"It would also be a reminder of our childhood dreams of a just world where crude physical force does not matter, but skill, speed and the will to fight for justice does."


Dana Watson said...

Rock on!

Of course, I saw a statue of a kung-fu fighting Utahraptor while on vacation last week in the illustrious name-state of said large lizard, and I nominate that as an idea for any other town looking for something excellently cool to erect in the town square.

Neil Sinhababu said...

I'm a fan of wacky statues like that. I bet kids love the Utahraptor.