Monday, June 23, 2008

a monument to something I'd rather forget


This week, the Russian city of Zheleanovodsk revealed a new monument. It does not honor a person or commemorate a historic event. Instead, it is a monument that celebrates something that most people would never dream of celebrating: an enema.

That's right. The 800-pound monument features a bronze enema syringe bulb carried by three cherubs.

Why would anyone want to commemorate the enema??

The monument stands in a region of the Caucasus Mountains that is famous for its spas that feature mineral enemas. Said one resident, "There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art. An enema is almost a symbol of our region."

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/world/article.html?in_article_id=185143&in_page_id=64
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2008/06/20/the-monumental-ironic-colonic/


This is good PR for Russian spas and comes at a good time. You may recall that back in February one spa was credited with giving enemas using hydrogen peroxide instead of mineral water.
http://www.mypointless.com/2008/02/bottle-blonde-backsides.html

1 comment:

robert basler said...

Hey, thanks for linking to the enema posting in my Oddly Enough blog. Please come back often and bring your friends.

Bests,
Bob Basler
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/