January 04, 2007

If I'd have built it...

Ga. artwork of 'fragile' Earth collapses

ATLANTA (AP) A million-dollar stone sculpture, intended to remind future generations of the Earth's fragility, made its point a bit early just three months after its unveiling, it collapsed.

The 175-ton "Spaceship Earth" lay in ruins at Kennesaw State University after mysteriously falling to pieces last week.

The engraved phrase "our fragile craft" was still visible amid the debris. [...]

The sculptor is all in a tizzy about it and vows to rebuild it even stronger, but if I had made it, I'd just nonchalantly say "I meant to do that," sorta like when Pee Wee Herman fell off his bike.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 4, 2007 10:29 AM
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The Science Museum of VA had a similar story not too long ago.

But not nearly as ironic.

Posted by: Sarah G. at January 4, 2007 03:32 PM

And not only that, it doesn't say anywhere in that article if it was an apricot kugel or pineaple or what it was. Other than REALLY big. Must have had a time getting that thing in and out of the oven.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 4, 2007 03:39 PM

The original kugel was black, so I think they burned it.

Posted by: Sarah G. at January 4, 2007 04:13 PM

Maybe it was a chocolate kugel.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 4, 2007 04:19 PM

Not likely. Coulda been a Yerushalmi Kugel though.

Posted by: skinnydan at January 5, 2007 09:39 AM