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25 October 2010

PIZZAQ! the gorgeous new statue of Admiral Znrdzooq, hero of the 2nd Garlic War ... or uhhh maybe not. Who is it, where is it, who made it?

Click on statue, gets bigger maybe.

The Zeta Beam is on the frizz again, but I've left Lenny and Spike, the intergalactic hitchiking high school dropout weasels, in charge of Agence-Vleeptron Presse, and told them to publish photos of famous tourist spots on Planet Vleeptron.

So they sent me this. They say it's the new statue of Admiral Znrdzooq, the hero of the 2nd Garlic War, in the vest-pocket park across the street from the Shoe Mirrors Underway station in Ciudad Vleeptron.

The trouble, of course, is that Lenny and Spike are probably drunk or stoned or something. They aren't exactly the most reliable temporary editors at A-VP.

So maybe this ISN'T Admiral Znrdzooq. And maybe it's not in Ciudad Vleeptron.

So who is it? And where is it? And who was the sculptor?

6 pizza slices with anchovies and shallots.

HINT: There's a rumor that you better enjoy this fine statue while you can, the statue might not be around for much longer.


Lazarus Lupin said...

made by the elves who'd pawn their own mothers to get it themselves

lazarus Lupin
art and review

Vleeptron Dude said...

Hiya Lazarus Lupin --

Yeah, it's as I suspected:

1. Lenny & Spike are drunk, everything they're posting on Agence-Vleeptron Presse is just Wrong.

2. The statue wasn't made by elves.

3. The statue is really located somewhere on the surface of Planet Earth.

Look, I'll give you a really big HINT: The statue's in Europe.

4. Forget Admiral Znrdzooq. The guy on the statue is famous, a really famous guy, everybody who ever made it through high school had to pass a test about this guy.

Mike said...

It's a monument to Peter the Great, and it's in Moscow.

Mike said...

Oh, I forgot to mention the sculptor is Zurab Tsereteli. My bad.

Vleeptron Dude said...


Well, anyway, right, you win the pizza!

There's a backstory to this, and many other Moscow statues by Tsereteli, apparently the recently fired Mayor of Moscow's favorite sculptor. I'll find and post the story -- which threatens to make these exquisite achievements in public art vanish as quickly as they sprang up all over Moscow.