Monday, June 20, 2011


I eat my lunch at Madison Square Park, which is just a few blocks from my work. It's great. There's a dog park there that I like to stare at and talk in dog voices under my breath. There's also a giant white sculpture of a head right in the middle of the park.

I was sitting on a bench and this lady walked by who was staring at the sculpture. She suddenly stops in her tracks and says to a lady a couple benches down from me:

"Hey! Excuse me! What movie is that from?"
The lady on the bench is confused and says something probably like: "Huh?"
And the first lady goes: "That big giant head! It's from a movie! What movie is it from?"
"Shoot, what's that movie. It's got those guys flying around. Those blue guys."
"... Avatar?"
"Yes! Avatar! That's what it's from! That's the movie! Thank you."
"What is happening."
"Thank you so much!"

This is the head, it's by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.

Also I've actually never seen Avatar, so if there's a big giant head in that movie that makes this not funny, let me know.

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