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(BBC)   Replacing gargoyles on a medieval church? You can go for authenticity or you can be awesome, like this guy   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 32
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2013-08-23 03:32:17 PM  
"I'm sure he wasn't deliberately copying the alien in the film. It was just a concept of an alien."

That is pronounced, "Don't sue us."
 
2013-08-23 03:39:33 PM  
Lord Vader is not amused.

gremlindog.com
 
2013-08-23 03:40:29 PM  
In before someone posts pictures of the National Cath...


Dammit!
 
2013-08-23 03:40:53 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Lord Vader is not amused.

[gremlindog.com image 500x333]


Not a water conduit, so technically not a gargoyle, I believe.
 
2013-08-23 03:45:12 PM  
Don't blink.
 
2013-08-23 03:45:39 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Wellon Dowd: Lord Vader is not amused.

[gremlindog.com image 500x333]

Not a water conduit, so technically not a gargoyle, I believe.


Grotesque, not gargoyle.
There's also one of a monster of some sort holding an umbrella
 
2013-08-23 03:49:42 PM  
Seriously, everyone who appreciates this kind of thing should see the Washington National Cathedral. There are pillars carved with cowboys and indians, Darth Vader and hippie gargoyles, and all sorts of other wonderful bits of whimsy. The stained glass window that commemorates the first moon landing has a piece of moon rock in it. The place is geek heaven.

/Used to spend a bunch of time hanging out on the grounds with my friends late at night. It's the best view in DC, and at least back then, if you weren't causing trouble the security guards would leave you alone.
//Anybody know how tight security is these days? I have an idea for an illicit late-night wedding, but I don't know if you can get away with that kind of thing anymore.
 
2013-08-23 03:53:05 PM  
img.weburbanist.com
 
2013-08-23 04:06:27 PM  
WordsnCollision:

Having a passing familiarity with medieval humour, this fails to shock me.
 
2013-08-23 04:12:51 PM  

No Such Agency: WordsnCollision:

Having a passing familiarity with medieval humour, this fails to shock me.


*snicker*

You said "passing!"
 
2013-08-23 04:20:33 PM  
Depart from yon maiden, thou harlot!
 
2013-08-23 04:22:53 PM  

Captain Darling: Depart from yon maiden, thou harlot!


The word you are looking for is harridan, not harlot
 
2013-08-23 04:27:37 PM  
GIS "sheela na gig" if you want to see some interesting grotesques.

Not from work, though
 
2013-08-23 04:43:07 PM  

Calmamity: GIS "sheela na gig" if you want to see some interesting grotesques.

Not from work, though


Is that how you say goatse in Irish?
 
2013-08-23 04:46:36 PM  

WordsnCollision: [img.weburbanist.com image 468x576]


I fart in your general direction?
 
2013-08-23 04:55:43 PM  
so, how come the story didn't have it?

i.imgur.com

\\ one might ask
\ curiously
 
2013-08-23 04:58:01 PM  
Where's Goliath?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-23 05:17:06 PM  

escherblacksmith: so, how come the story didn't have it?

[i.imgur.com image 754x480]

\\ one might ask
\ curiously


You must have video blocked, because it's right there before the text even begins.
 
2013-08-23 05:26:16 PM  
NSFW successful gargoyle.
 
2013-08-23 05:30:08 PM  

debug: escherblacksmith: so, how come the story didn't have it?

[i.imgur.com image 754x480]

\\ one might ask
\ curiously

You must have video blocked, because it's right there before the text even begins.


huh, must be corp blocked, or my IE is too old.  Either is possible I guess.  I just get a static picture of the other gargoyle.

\\ well
\ there you are then.
 
2013-08-23 05:31:52 PM  

pheelix: NSFW successful gargoyle.


I do believe you'd appreciate the caganer tradition of parts of Spain. There's a Wikipedia entry.
 
2013-08-23 05:57:49 PM  
Oh, the 90's. What the were we thinking?
 
2013-08-23 07:22:57 PM  
There's also one of Puff the magic dragon on the same abbey but I can't find an image of it.
 
2013-08-23 07:39:47 PM  
Calmamity:
GIS "sheela na gig"

Aka "if 'Hot Kinky Jo' was a Celtic deity".
 
2013-08-23 09:48:36 PM  

Calmamity: GIS "sheela na gig" if you want to see some interesting grotesques.

Not from work, though


Now I want to listed to some PJ Harvey...
 
2013-08-23 09:52:57 PM  
Way to do NO research whatsoever guys... You could have done a little backstory on why they can do this at the churches. You also could have hopped on IMDB to find out when Alien actually came out. It also would have been nice to point out the National Cathedral as an example of another location that would have similar grotesques, as a few people have pointed out upthread.
 
2013-08-24 01:03:59 AM  
Cool, but

FrancoFile: JohnAnnArbor: Wellon Dowd: Lord Vader is not amused.

[gremlindog.com image 500x333]

Not a water conduit, so technically not a gargoyle, I believe.

Grotesque, not gargoyle.
There's also one of a monster of some sort holding an umbrella


"this".
 
2013-08-24 01:48:57 AM  

Calmamity: GIS "sheela na gig" if you want to see some interesting grotesques.

Not from work, though


It's like The Amazing Ty made of stone.
 
2013-08-24 03:24:40 AM  

Mikey1969: Way to do NO research whatsoever guys... You could have done a little backstory on why they can do this at the churches. You also could have hopped on IMDB to find out when Alien actually came out. It also would have been nice to point out the National Cathedral as an example of another location that would have similar grotesques, as a few people have pointed out upthread.




God works in mysterious ways.
 
2013-08-24 04:44:32 AM  

No Such Agency: Having a passing familiarity with medieval humour, this fails to shock me.


They liked dick and poop jokes. Things don't change much.
 
2013-08-24 09:15:21 AM  

No Such Agency: WordsnCollision:

Having a passing familiarity with medieval humour, this fails to shock me.


Not sure if serious or pompous windbag
 
2013-08-24 06:38:47 PM  
That's cool. Bless his soul as they say in the South, with varying degrees of irony.

Those cathedrals often took centuries to build and were encyclopedias of daily life in stone. At least one of the cathedrals on the pilgrimage path to Saint Jacques de Campostelle was a sex manual in stone with a depiction of all the things you weren't allowed to do--and presumably all the tortures of Hell you could expect if you did.

In India, where good sex was made a spiritual exercise by some religions, there's a Kama Sutra in stone.

In a pre-literate world, art was the poor man's public library. It also concealed (more or less) satires and commentaries on the notables of the day, including the sculptors and their task masters. Many a great artist has filled Hell with patrons and other close personal enemies.

This is a way our generation can add to something that will outlast anything we produce and consume--photographs, webpages, maybe even books. I am on the side of the angels on this one--keep up the good work.
 
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