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Thoughts on statues?

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fulshearAg96
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The new statues at Kyle Field look like they were all carved with a crayon.
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Nobody seems to be able to make the connection between the yell leader statue and the person that it's modeled after...
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I think they were worth it just for this thread. Some of the funniest posts I've seen in the zoo.

That being said, a few issues came to mind...

Chainsaw guy - Chainsaws were for those silly brown pots to go help the occasional south side frat boy who hung a tree. No chainsaws were allowed in our woods (Crocker) and they certainly aren't representative of FTAB. The statue on NG is much better.

Zombie Apocalypse Tough Mudder Statue - The sips will say we made a statue dedicated to them. Also all girls in there are 2/10 WNB. Mostly due to chafe risk.
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STX AG 8:23p

Old man is the worst thing about texags. I hope you DIAF, but I mean that in a positive way.


Why are you posting here? It seems to me that all of your problems will go away if you just stop reading threads you don't agree with.
Elkoholics Anonymous
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We just bought a Ferrari and put bumper stickers all over it.
marble rye
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STX AG 8:23p

Old man is the worst thing about texags. I hope you DIAF, but I mean that in a positive way.


Why are you posting here? It seems to me that all of your problems will go away if you just stop reading threads you don't agree with.


STX seems to think he is the board police or somesuch.
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Nobody seems to be able to make the connection between the yell leader statue and the person that it's modeled after...


Hadn't really thought about it... Is that Governor Goodhair?
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Old E. King Gill needs to be in Kyle. That's all I've got to say. Being able to see both statues, the new and the old in the same space is a poor move by the university. It's confusing and dumb...


Wouldn't that make one of them the thirteenth man? Or are we talking 12-A and 12-B?
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Bumper stickers on a Ferrari? Yep, that's about it.

The statues are a poor attempt to 'force' relevance and manufacture some sort of significance.

They're a contrivance, and they're hideous.

Someone (or some organization) has way too much money if they choose to waste it like this.

Bill, '67
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Say what you want about it, but we have the biggest set of bronze tlts this side of the Statue of Liberty
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Old E. King Gill needs to be in Kyle.

How about on the actual sideline?
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Old E. King Gill needs to be in Kyle.

How about on the actual sideline?


What
Al Bula
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Will we ever get clarity on who thought it would be a good idea to use the same vendor from Skymall? Seriously, these eerie statues look like this to me:



http://www.skymall.com/zombie-of-montclaire-moors/DB-383020.html
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aTm- We have Big bronze tlts
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Old E. King Gill needs to be in Kyle.

How about on the actual sideline?


What

Elevated a bit, standing behind the bench actually. Isn't that the one with him actually holding the helmet?
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rjamizon
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These are so embarrassing.

E King Gill looks like he has back problems and a DK Mode head. Visiting fans are going to put things in the Yell Leader's gaping mouth and post pictures of it. And finally, who decided it would be a good idea to make a statue to the List Eater?



MW03
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The yell leader looks like Jimmy Stewart from Rear Window...

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Will we ever get clarity on who thought it would be a good idea to use the same vendor from Skymall? Seriously, these eerie statues look like this to me:



http://www.skymall.com/zombie-of-montclaire-moors/DB-383020.html
I wish the faces on the new statues looked that good :/
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How many people reviewed and approved these statues?

Who approved this?

It isn't like these statues are average or marginal.... they are horrible.
[img]http://i.imgur.com/F4lKw2Et.png[/img]
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Chainsaw guy - Chainsaws were for those silly brown pots to go help the occasional south side frat boy who hung a tree. No chainsaws were allowed in our woods (Crocker) and they certainly aren't representative of FTAB. The statue on NG is much better.

The Bonfire statue behind NG is pretty awful as well. And that's a strange place to put it.
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I really hope these monstrosities get the Dazed and Confused KISS treatment.

Texas Yarddog
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Someone mentioned Knox earlier. That was my first thought as well.

And STXAg, you can list your grievances of other posters here
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I can't believe we have 8 Medal of Honor awardees and we put up a statue of some dude in cargo shorts.

mid90
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We got rid of the 12th man seat crap. Let's get rid off these.
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The key to getting rid of the 12 empty seats was stopping it before it happened. I knew once those seats were in place it would be MUCH more difficult to get them removed. Same with these statues, it's going to be much more difficult to get these removed I'm afraid.

I think the first step will be to email people in charge and get them to admit that the statues suck.
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so were the 12 actually modeled after actual students? have they since gone into hiding/denial of ever being associated with this abortion?
WillD
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Where is the zombie "brains" gif? I thought it was on this thread.
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I think the first step will be to email people in charge and get them to admit that the statues suck.


That's what makes these things so difficult to remove.

Band and corps statues are just fine. Nice landmark to meet up with someone before and after the game. Not gawdy. I don't understand why that concept is so dofficult to understand and implement in Aggieland (looking at you AO past with your saw 'em off crap).

Dont get me wrong, I'd prefer something else, but I also think there's a bit of mob mentality at play here. Let's see what the verdict is a few months from now. I don't like them but they're not THAT bad. Bad enough needs to be gone IMO but that's just my opinion and opinions change
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The Yell Leader looks like what I would envision a younger skinnier Hank Hill would look like.

Seriously though, is there some kind of approval process/committee that approves similar statues around campus? If so, was this same committee involved here? I wish someone in the know would explain the approval process here and whether or not it involved anyone outside of the immediate committee responsible for construction. The statues are 1 thing that we could've taken our time with and nobody would've missed if they were set behind by a review process.

This totally reminds me of the horrendous Christmas trees we had as a kid when my folks would let my sister and I go hog wild with the "over-decorating." Another example of how the phrase "less is more" does not enter the vocabulary of those who are vigorously engaged in penile measuring contests.
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The model for the 12th man statue:

Sublette County
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I'm seriously thinking of buying a Dirk Diggler t-shirt and putting it on the big donged fellow on the war hymn statue. Maybe for the Ole Miss game.
marble rye
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Where is the zombie "brains" gif? I thought it was on this thread.
Its on this threadp. 5 I think.
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I'm seriously thinking of buying a Dirk Diggler t-shirt and putting it on the big donged fellow on the war hymn statue. Maybe for the Ole Miss game.
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I don't think it matters, they are already bought, paid for and installed. Pretty dumb to keep whining about them.
 
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