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Memorials to Not-so-great People

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This would be a campaign to 3d print weatherproof, classical-style statues of a diverse spectrum of not-so-famous people and place them strategically around cities for instance Washington, D.C. where there are a lot of centrally placed statues to usually old white military-style men.

So if there is a 3x life-size statue of Grorge Washington on a horse at the center of a traffic circle with a lot of bushes in it, then you could place a 2x statue of Aloysius Washington, George's 2nd cousin once removed, in the bushes around the circle, and maybe set back about 15 feet into a copse of trees outside the circle you could place a statue of Moses the Gardner at the estate of Aloysius, and then halfway down the block next to a police call box you could have a statue of Emma Auchengurtis who worked at the Aloysius estate for a few months when she arrived to DC from Texas but then lost the job and ended up becoming an acountant, etc.

JesusHChrist, Apr 06 2015

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       silly and useless [+]
Voice, Apr 06 2015

       I have a music book, edited by Alfred Einstein.   

       [+] any attempt to make future historians have to work for their money.
FlyingToaster, Apr 07 2015

       They already sort-of do things like this, but out of stone, in cemeteries.
Vernon, Apr 07 2015

       Almost as silly and useless as the memorials we already have.
RayfordSteele, Apr 07 2015

       Kilroy was here
lurch, Apr 07 2015

       One for Robert the Impaler.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2015

       "In recognition of Bob, who did, y'know, stuff, and was nice n'all"
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 08 2015

       Nice one, JHC.
blissmiss, Apr 08 2015

       + I've always wanted a [UnaBubba] garden gnome...
xandram, Apr 09 2015

       One for Steve P. Christ? who, to be fair to the Romans came to admit that he had a good crucifying coming...
bs0u0155, Apr 09 2015

       Not to mention the Virgin Tiffany.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2015

       There is a literary pendant to this idea: Giuseppe Pontiggia, Vite di uomini non illustri   

       // I have a music book, edited by Alfred Einstein // ...who was a illustrious music critic and historian, in his time far better known to the cultural public than Albert.
Toto Anders, Apr 09 2015

       A memorial to Tony Blair would be delightful.
8th of 7, Apr 09 2015

       //in his time far better known to the cultural public than Albert.// Really? In his heyday, Albert Einstein was an international celebrity, and his findings (and experimental confirmation of some of his predictions) were front-page stories on most of the world's press.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2015

       Yes, but what's he done recently, eh ?
8th of 7, Apr 09 2015

       //and experimental confirmation of some of his predictions//   

       That's an inappropriately flippant way of talking about the er.... rapid end to the war in the Pacific.
bs0u0155, Apr 10 2015

       I was thinking more about the deflection of starlight observed during the 1919 eclipse. But some of his later ideas did indeed attract considerable attention.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 10 2015

       I use the Halfbakery for this purpose.
AusCan531, Apr 10 2015

pashute, Apr 12 2015


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