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."

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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

Bob Basler