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October 01, 2007

Serious matters of state

Resolved: Should Milwaukee have a (privately funded) bronze statue of Fonzie downtown?

The discussion is getting heated and people are weighing in on this serious question in earnest. The detractors seem to slightly outnumber the proponents right now.

The bulk of the detractors seem to think a Fonzie statue is somehow beneath the image of Milwaukee they have in their minds, or just consider it a waste of money.

Cities have wasted money on far sillier things than statues of Fonzie though, at least the statue would retain some intrinsic scrap value should future generations decide its presence is simply too painful to endure. Palm Beach has a large ceramic fish statue along one of the streets. Last time I checked, the scrap value of a large ceramic fish was $0.00/lb. You have to pay to have'em carted away.

As for those who think it besmirches the (false) image they have in their minds of Milwaukee - get over it fools. Milwaukee is not Chicago or NYC and will never be Chicago or NYC in my lifetime. The Cheesehead snobbery thing doesn't work. Trust me on that.

Immortalize the Fonze in bronze? - I'm down with it.


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