Weiner Wants Butt Removed

Anthony Weiner is tired of being mooned by the “Triumph of Civic Virtue” statue in Queens:

The statue features a nude, muscled man holding a sword behind his head standing atop two bare-chested mermaids, who look more like Medusa than Ariel, slithering at his feet.

The statue is meant to portray civic virtue triumphing over vice and corruption, however, many have found it offensive for decades. Its allegorical portrayal of vice as female caused a stir following its unveiling in 1922 — which was just two years after the 19th Amendment was passed.

Weiner suggests selling it on Craigslist. But some concerned citizens think all it needs is a good rubdown. We think they’re all avoiding the issue:

Odd that nobody seems disturbed by one of the most gay examples of civic statuary we’ve seen. At least in America.

Rep. Anthony Weiner Wants ‘Sexist’ Queens Statue Removed [CBS New York]

This seems an appropriate place to announce that the job of White House social secretary has at long last gone to the most qualified candidate.
Is that not an adorable family picture?

@Mistress Cynica: Which is all well and good, but it’s being pitched as “historic”. Which, in turn, is technically true, but White House social secretary? Today’s news is trying too hard.

@Mistress Cynica: I love love love dogs, but that much dog wang in a picture begs for a discreet photoshopping.

Oooo. Me likey. I should maybe move to Queens?

Long pause.

Still waiting.

We got that out of our systems? Good. Because I’m not seeing any problems going on here. Uh uh.

Maybe Weiner should bring it to Boehner?

Oops I read the comments. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes that I could pour drain cleaner down the throats of the “Voices of the Washington Post.” Corn Nuts!

The statue is actually quite thrilling, so life-like. It’s very unusual to see that kind of heroic depiction of the (semi) nude male form in the US.

Just to defend Anthony Weiner here, as he’s one of my favorite Congress Critters, it was Mayor LaGuardia who didn’t like getting mooned by the statue everyday. Weiner’s objection is rooted in the fact that it shows a man assaulting two women.

@¡Andrew!: That’s part of their ghey agenda. I was more concerned about the dog’s back – he looks all contorted there.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! Chicks with dicks!!

The other size 13 stiletto has dropped!

@SanFranLefty: Sorry, I didn’t see women assaulted in the photo. Guess I should read the article…

UPDATE: OK, read the article and get the symbolism. Not that I don’t appreciate his sentiment, but hasn’t he got anything better to do? Isn’t NY State like bankrupt and stuff? (Like almost every other state.)

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Finally! It’s been so long since we’ve had a right proper Cocktober.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One:
It goes up on the diaper scale from a very generous two to a seven.

@ManchuCandidate: My final diaper award depends on whether the two he contacted were pre-op or post-op.

He also gets half a bonus point for reaching out to the African-American tranny community.

@SanFranLefty: Whatever Weiner says, his local office is across Queens Boulevard from Borough Hall. Statue’s in the neighborhood.

Also, while I agree that he’s one of the Good Guys, he took his sweet time coming out against the Not Ground Zero Not Mosque. Waited for Bloomberg to take the lead.

His ad included cross dressers. I’m guessing he has a preference for pre-op.

I don’t know the acronym as I had to look up what the CD part of the Man looking TS/CD part of his ad.

Question: Is it still news if he immediately resigned?

Granted, it’s worthy of a follow-up by Gawker. But my gut call is that the story’s over.

Also granted: I’m really cranky about the news today.

@nojo: Just put on an Andrew Lloyd Weber soundtrack and all will be right in the world, dear Nojo.

It is more of a Paul Harvey-esque Coda “Now you know the rest of the story…”

I do not get the trans thing. I type this groveling on the floor among cast-off dog biscuits. I am a bad man. Not as bad as Catt but who is? But happy to note that the trans thing relegates this online NY congress person’s wankery to some kind of hell.

I emailed Weiner’s weiners to suggest we might have a clothing ceremony with Weiner – who has so got the hot Jew action going on – clothing Brad the Statue Guy in a wrestling singlet and then we could all be happy. Like I said in my email: Whut wimmin?

@¡Andrew!: Statues are all gay. Ask Ashcroft. Does Weiner want to be the hot Jew Ashcroft? Then he better STFU.

@SanFranLefty: The story says one of them is pre-op.

@nojo: By current journalistic standards, if we still have “breaking news” about Lohan years after her last decent movie role, it’s still news a couple of weeks after Rep. iDouche resigned.

@¡Andrew!: Happy Fuckuary, everyone!

If only this Fuckuary fell on a leap year – an extra day of hypocritical GOP ass-fucking goodness!

And also, as everyone knows, fucking Ariel is not a bint!!!! Statue is making me think of this totally non-sexist image. I would reckon the artistic impulse is greater with Brad the Statue Guy’s Sculptist because it takes a lot of effort to wrangle that amount of stone while feasting your eyes on Brad. In or out of his singlet. Possibly it required shots of Tequila to conquer his shyness and backrubs to get him to go full monty.

@Right Reverend Benedick: I’m only disappointed by the coverage of the statue’s $^#!. On the one hand, I’d like to see a nice, properly proportioned representation of beautiful male anatomy. On the other, I’m totally freaked out by the absurd weenises they usually stick on statues. Perhaps the Christmas tree garland or whatever is for the best.

@ManchuCandidate: So, this TS/CD thing is a guy who wants to have sex with a transgendered man who likes to listen to the stereo?

@Right Reverend Benedick: I looked just like the guy in the Frazetta print before I started smoking weed. Including the cool helmet.

@¡Andrew!: They could make it way more functional by giving the figure a rip snorter and hanging a swing off of it. There’s never enough park space for kids to play in a city.

@FlyingChainSaw: Desperately seeking a TS/CD with ADHD on LSD who can fix a Hi-Fi PDQ.

@Dodgerblue: Me too. But butch.

@¡Andrew!: Darling, let me explain, the pencil dick on statues comes from the greeks not Donald Trump. They saw the small but pointy weiner as representing virtue and such as. So Achilles is like all muscly goodness wackin’ off over some Eastern European porn while waiting for Patroclus to get back from the 7/11 but his weiner is not quite so big as his pinky. I don’t know if he was a grower or a shower. Hesiod did not share that with us. The classics mostly emphasized the ass. Cue Catt.

@Right Reverend Benedick: So the Greeks were livin’ in a power-tops’ paradise?

@Right Reverend Benedick: BTW, this one made me laugh out loud: “Maybe Weiner should bring it to Boehner?”

@¡Andrew!: With 11 and 12 year old boys. Much like our allies in Afghanistan. Or Utah.

Is Weiner fucking kidding me? Teabaggers everywhere and he’s concerned about this? Anthony – everyone in NYC hates everything – STFU.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Hell is freezing over here in Santa Monica. Drive safely tonight.

@Dodgerblue: Yeah, it is wet, what? Luckily my husband does all the driving.

@¡Andrew!: Did I ever tell you the story my husband told me about the CG Artist he knew whose job it was to edit out all the assholes of the dogs in the live action version of 101 Dalmations? No? Well, there was a guy, and he had a job like that. The end.

@Tommmcatt: If only someone could edit all the asshole people out of real life. A beautiful idea, but far beyond the scope of even Final Cut Pro.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One:
that’s hilarious, reminds me of the Red Foxx classic…

“you have to wash your ass everyday. not your whole ass, just your ass hole.”

the messopotania has made me go full out sarah silverman. hug me?

@baked: I wonder how it is all gonna shake out though. Do we think that all of what are basically Caliphates are all going to shake off their oppressors and become liberal democracies? Not to be all Faux News about it, but I’m not so sure. The last thing we need are four or five versions of Iran sitting on all that oil- and let’s not forget Israel- which I am pretty sure you haven’t, darling ;).

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