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Old 08-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Cardiff Kook gets crazier

I may have mentioned the Cardiff Kook in past postings. It's a surfer statue that let's say looks like a bit of a poofter on a surfboard.

The locals hated it and started to decorate it with hats and other items.

Surfer Statue Stokes Gnarly Controversy in California - WSJ.com

The shark was one of the best I've ever seen until this weekend. These things get put up in the middle of the night and get crazier every time.

The locals love it! The City of Encinitas has to send out workers to tear it all down and hopefully, that won't kill it.

The kook has now been attacked by a dinosaur



Google Cardiff Kook images for a good laugh.

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Old 08-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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Why on Earth would they want to dismantle that? They ought to have a national contest to see who can do the funniest defacement.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Why on Earth would they want to dismantle that? They ought to have a national contest to see who can do the funniest defacement.
I rode past the Kook today and it is already gone.

Someone will probably dress him up again this weekend. I don't see as many Remove the Cardiff Kook bumper stickers as I used to once the funny business started.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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I rode past the Kook today and it is already gone.

Someone will probably dress him up again this weekend. I don't see as many Remove the Cardiff Kook bumper stickers as I used to once the funny business started.
I'm seein' a miniature "Kook" statue in each outstretched hand, with correspondingly-smaller "kook" statues in each of THOSE Kook's hands....

Or perhaps a Gimp costume, complete with ball-gag and perhaps a whip in one hand and a, erm... "tool of the trade" in another... (imagine the looks on the faces of the poor schlubs that have to take all that crap off the statue).

There's a Horse statue in Fayetteville, AR (and another that popped-up in Bentonville recently) that keeps getting "decorated" for each season/holiday/special occasion.

Yeah, you might call it a "Paint".
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:04 PM   #5
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Default Manneken Pis

It may be Cardiff is trying to one up Brussels and the Manneken Pis. The Naked Surfer statue in Huntington Beach is better.
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