doctorow at April 5th, 2014 12:02 — #1
old at April 5th, 2014 12:15 — #2
acerplatanoides at April 5th, 2014 12:19 — #3
solaceinrage at April 5th, 2014 12:51 — #4
I absolutely adore it, but I am worried that the hairstyle may lead some viewing it to believe that it is Albert Einstein. I hope someone releases miniature reproductions as I would love to have one as an accent to one of my book shelves.
boundegar at April 5th, 2014 13:10 — #5
Boston? BOSTON??? What, did they find a house Poe visited once? Why isn't this where it belongs - in Baltimore? I don't seem to recall Boston naming their football team the goddam Ravens!
vengefultacos at April 5th, 2014 13:31 — #6
Actually, we had the house Poe was born in, which we knocked down in the 1960's because fuck Poe anyway. We needed the room for another frog pond. Smug drunkard. We had a few other things lying around we could name a football team after, like, oh, STARTING THE MOTHERFUCKING REVOLUTION U! S! A! U! S! A!
All Baltimore had is, what, getting shelled by the Brits in a war no one remembers? Yeah. Try naming a football team after that. So, you can cling to your sad little morbid man. You're welcome.
(Oh, and while we're at it, Philly, you're totally welcome for us sending you that perv Franklin.)
phosphorious at April 5th, 2014 14:48 — #8
New York can beat that. . . the house where Poe lived for while in NYC was knocked down to make dorms for NYU.
randywalters at April 5th, 2014 16:40 — #9
Well, I suppose Boston is o.k., but I'd like to see it on Benefit Street in Providence. He used to frequent a pretty amazing library there called the Athenaeum, where I took these shots. Note the bust of H.P. Lovecraft on the left!
some_guy at April 5th, 2014 17:32 — #10
Poe? That's not Poe, it's obviously Vonnegut!
markdow at April 5th, 2014 17:44 — #11
A pic of Mary Kay Weide's bust of Vonnegut, from http://www.ibiblio.org/brian/vonnegut/sculpt.html, installed at Shortridge High School:
bzishi at April 5th, 2014 18:20 — #12
Ugh. Yet another statue for the jingle man.
torgo at April 5th, 2014 18:41 — #13
Another person who can't mention Boston without mentioning fucking sports. Awesome. I really need to move to another city.
chinahand at April 5th, 2014 20:16 — #14
Looks like a shoe saleman with sample case & Dale Carnegie grin. Would prefer a statue of drunken Poe laying face down in the gutter to die after being dragged to multiple polling places on election day. Maybe that's for Baltimore
jhbadger at April 5th, 2014 22:29 — #15
Poe was born in Boston. I know, it's hard to believe. He basically redefined himself as a Southern gentleman by choice, choosing to live in places like Richmond and Baltimore. But by birth he was a Yankee.
church at April 5th, 2014 22:39 — #16
It's OK. We still have him, and he ain't going anywhere.
crenquis at April 5th, 2014 22:45 — #17
Quoth the pigeons, let's shit some more...
awjt at April 5th, 2014 23:40 — #18
Yeah, that was my first thought, too: wonder how it'll look streaked in white after pigeons shit on it for fifty years.
boundegar at April 5th, 2014 23:52 — #19
Yes, but what did he accomplish in Boston? Learn to walk? I understand he didn't personally start the Revolution.
timquinn at April 6th, 2014 09:47 — #20
I have a statue of Poe entombed behind a brick wall. At least I think it is a statue.
technogeekagain at April 6th, 2014 10:00 — #21
It's a nice statue, it honors a man worth honoring, I don't overmuch care what city it's placed in. (Though I don't object to it being easier to visit in person than it would have been in Baltimore.)
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