Archive for October 10th, 2014

Never Reject A Sculptor Who Loves You

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas is said to be the most beautiful in the state. The red Italian granite and sandstone structure was built in 1894 at a cost of $175,000. It’s Romanesque style featured many turrets and gargoyles sculpted by Harry Hurley from Italy.

In the early stages of his work, Mr. Hurley fell in love with a beautiful local girl named Mabel Frame who would have nothing to do with him. To show his love, he immortalized her face in red granite.  As he sculpted more gargoyles, she rejected him even more and his bitterness began to show in his work. His carvings gradually became ugly faces of his desired lover – the last one featuring wild hair, jagged teeth, and eyes of the tortured insane.

Click on gargoyle.

Many months later, a monument was erected to honor the county’s Confederate’s war dead.  The statue, however, focused attention on an unsculpted part of the courthouse. Hurley volunteered to sculpt one last image to fill the vacant spot high on one of the turrets.

The carved image? The likeness of a vagina – Hurley’s final tribute to Mabel Frame.

Ellis County Courthouse: https://www.google.com/search?

A Motorcycle Built By Two

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Mr. Harley and Mr. Davidson

HARLEY-DAVIDSON:  http://www.harley-davidson.com/

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Kim Jong-un: Call Your Office

Friday, October 10th, 2014
"Well this is enough for me but what will the rest you eat?"

“This is enough but what will the rest of you eat?”

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 35 days and missed the ruling Workers’ Party party last week.  State media said a huge flower basket in the shape of a Big Mac with Kim’s name on it was placed before statues of his father and grandfather, former rulers of North Korea.

Kim’s Uncle and his family were also not in attendance because the dictator had them executed a few months ago over a power dispute. Dennis Rodman, a National Basketball Association Hall of Famer, is a friend of Kim’s.  He would neither confirm nor deny reports that Kim is being detained in a Jenny Craig rehab center where he’s learning to eat the small amounts of food on which his people subsist.

Because of the dictator’s disappearance, police surveillence has increased over the NKGHL – the North Korean Gay Hairdressers League – which has called for Kim’s execution because of his lousy haircut and tacky military costumes. 

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Dictator Kim disappears: https://www.google.com/

If You Say I Have PMS, I’ll Kill You!

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Menstrual cycle synch up?  https://www.google.com/