It’s Friday. That means it is time to clear out the accumulated links over lunch:
- Marilyn Has Legs. Last year, when I was in Chicago for the UCDMO conference, I visited the statue of Marilyn Monroe. This statue has been controversial because people can walk under and through the legs, and (oh-my-gosh) see her underwear. Well, the statue will be moving. It will be moving this week, and installed in June in Palm Springs, where it will remain for a year. So if you want to see Marilyn in her 26-ft glory, you’ll need to go to the intersection of Tahquitz Canyon and Palm Canyon drives. See for yourself if this is bad public art, in the same category as the statue of Elizabeth Montgomery in Salem, MA.
- Cutting It Up. Folks may have read about the cabin of frozen cows in the Colorado Rockies. It seems these cows wandered into this cabin in a wilderness area, and then froze to death. The thaw is coming, and the big question was: what to do? The problem was that no machinery could be brought in to remove them. The answer has been found: a team of ranch hands, Forest Service personnel, and journalists are hiking to the cabin to saw them apart. The crew will use serrated Wyoming saws, commonly used during large-animal hunts, to break down the cows. The pieces will then be spread throughout the surrounding forest to minimize the possibility of predators — bears or mountain lions — converging on a small area around the cabin and nearby hot springs.
- Fake Women Need Not Apply. The new TV show Magic City has an interesting problem: the want to reflect realistic Miami from the 1950s. That means no ripped abs and muscle men, and no boob jobs. Their problem: it is hard to find any actresses or actors with the real things anymore.