Chesterfield Borough Council pays tribute to Princess Di


#21

Are we sure they worship one of the christian gods there, and not something with tentacles and odd geometries?


#22

She looks like she’s just done a line of coke in the bathroom of the ladies auxilliary…


#23


#24

I’ll bring the cake!

cake


#25

The first time I saw a picture of that statue I legitimately didn’t know if it was supposed to be Lucy or Desi.


#26

Why not both?


#27

Tip: It’s generally considered more respectful to depict the person as they appeared while still alive.


#28

Isn’t “paying tribute” to royalty a sign of submission? As in 30 bejeweled oxen and 5 virgins in return for not having your earldom razed?


#29

I thought it was a sad day, when Lucille Ball got hit in the face with Ronald Reagan and Gary Busey, but I see someone’s gone and commemorated that too.


#31

It’s sad that it might have been because of the plague, but that spire is still accidentally awesome.

ETA: Never mind, actual reason is less morbid. That’s what I get for skimming.


#32

Sounds like the Dunning-Kruger effect, though really it’s just a corollary to something both Socrates and Confucius realized around the same time 2,500 years before anyone ever heard of cognitive bias.

http://www.roangelo.net/logwitt/socratic-ignorance.html

“Confucius said, "To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” ~ from Walden by Henry David Thoreau


#33

It affects would-be poets too, the strange thing being that Julia Ann Moore and William McGonagall had considerable success.


#34

200w_d


#36

Mind the bishop.


#37

Yes it’s a shit picture, but also, tradition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well_dressing


#38

Fairly common with old churches. Usually have lots of exciting folk tales about why they’re twisted.


#39

They’re coming to get you, Elizabeth!


#40

That’s right; it’s executed in the style of a well-dressing, a pre-christian tradition preserved in Derbyshire. Usually they’re much nicer than this. This example is situated on the old pump that served the market square.


#41

There’s a reason for that tradition.


#42

One more item in the long list of things I can’t unsee. It started with the Goatsee …