Lame Adventure 430: Mediocrity Cast in Terry Cloth

Possibly you’re like me: whenever you think of sculpture your mind wanders in the direction of monuments to greatness. Solid structures cast in bronze revering brilliant and usually, long dead contributors to culture, society or politics — memorials destined to withstand the test of time.

Show biz legend George M. Cohan giving his regards to Broadway.

Show biz legend George M. Cohan giving his regards to Broadway.

Monument in Riverside Park to humanitarian and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Humanitarian and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt reflecting thoughtfully in Riverside Park.

Legendary three term New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village.

Legendary three term New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia applauding the weather at LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village.

Bonus sculpture: dancing farm animals I happen to like.

Bonus sculpture: dancing farm animals I happen to like.

Then, there’s the monument from one blogger, specifically Lois over at My Cruise Stories, to another, specifically me. The choice of material, terry cloth, is spot on for the blogosphere and perfect for the author of Lame Adventures. The fact that this towel sculpture is destined to withstand the test of bath time truly tickles my funny bone.

Immortalized with the greats as well as bath mats.

Immortalized with the greats and great bath mats.

Thanks Lois!

To learn how to create towel sculptures and to read Lois’ s blog about the cruise ship industry (she’s quite an entertaining authority) click here.

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44 responses to “Lame Adventure 430: Mediocrity Cast in Terry Cloth

  1. Cloning with towels!

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  2. “Making you in a towel” — I went and read Lois’s post. Love it. What a superb compliment and clone. That is just too charming.

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  3. OMG! I just had a look … wow! V, I want you to know that I have been stopping by for the last little while, lurking but not commenting as I dug my way out of my editing cave. Now I have some breathing time to get back in on the fun!

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  4. This is so cool–your post was the final piece in understanding a lyric from a song I’ve long loved, “Thousands are Sailing” by the Pogues:

    Then we said goodnight to Broadway
    Giving it our best regards
    Tipped our hats to mister Cohen {This is the part I never quite got}
    Dear old times square’s favorite bard

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  5. An incredible likeness. I thought I was seeing double.

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  6. Thanks for the tribute to my blog. I wish I had your knack for witty comments.

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  7. It’s a remarkable likeness. You must be flattered.

    I think the dancing sheep are funny. I see why you included them.

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  8. V, that’s awesome you have a towel monument! That is incredibly cool, man. How can I get one? Does she make them? I will pay her a visit. I’m just marveling at all the art work you have in the city. We are art starved in surburbia. Love the sheep!

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    • Amy, it is a privilege to be honored in terrycloth by such an accomplished towel sculptor. I will never look at a washcloth in quite the same way again. New York is indeed an art lover’s paradise, but the dancing sheep actually hail from an art gallery I visited in the Napa Valley in 2011.

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  9. I love it. First a book and now a monument! Hope you are doing okay. mag

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  10. That. Is. Awesome.

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  11. Art, honor and functionality. The perfect trifecta. Congratulations.

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  12. Immortalized in Towel? Wow–quite an honor. And, I’m seriously impressed by her towel folding skills. I think there should be a Lame Adventures Cruise. THEME PARTY! 🙂 Towel folding contest.

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  13. Quite crafty. I wonder how he’d fare against an Ozark Snotmouth? I’m afraid he’d be one-and-done.

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  14. Snoring Dog Studio

    How adorable! You look good in a towel!

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  15. I admit, I had to go look at how you were rendered in towels. Fabulous you were mortalized (you wouldn’t last long obviously).

    As to the rest, I love the statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, she is one of my heroes.

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    • Being (what a perfect word) mortalized, Val, in terrycloth was an honor I didn’t see coming, but I thought it was fabulous, too!

      That ER statue is near my sanctum sanctorum. I think it’s my favorite. I greatly admire her, too.

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