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(IndyStar)   Attention students of Franklin College: Please stop painting the iconic Ben Franklin statue to look like he's a Colts fan, Superman, or wearing women's underwear   (indystar.com) divider line 33
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2014-07-19 12:10:55 AM
Couldn't they just put actual women's underwear on him instead of painting it on?
 
2014-07-19 01:29:16 AM
Sounds like the college is accepting of the student tradition.  Why do you want to rain on their parade, subby?
 
2014-07-19 01:37:36 AM
Why?
 
2014-07-19 01:39:41 AM
A glow-in-the-dark Benjamin Franklin might be nice. And I wonder if he's been a vampire yet.
 
2014-07-19 01:40:50 AM
Tough shiat. It's just too tempting. Perfect for hazing too, I would imagine.
 
2014-07-19 01:44:00 AM
No statue of Ben Franklin is ever going to catch the man's spirit, without a couple of bronze castings of 18th century women going down on him.
 
2014-07-19 01:49:21 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: No statue of Ben Franklin is ever going to catch the man's spirit, without a couple of bronze castings of 18th century women going down on him.


Shine yo shoes, gov

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2014-07-19 02:14:31 AM
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They should be glad it's not a statue of Churchill
 
2014-07-19 02:14:57 AM
Not very good rez, but Ben's face looks rather crude. Looks more like Will Ferrell.

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2014-07-19 02:16:47 AM
Ben Franklin would have approved.
 
2014-07-19 02:19:48 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: No statue of Ben Franklin is ever going to catch the man's spirit, without a couple of bronze castings of 18th century women going down on him.


That should be "18th century MILFs". He was into the older ladies.
 
2014-07-19 02:20:48 AM
don't tell, don't swell, and grateful as hell.
 
2014-07-19 02:24:09 AM

hchaos: Some Coke Drinking Guy: No statue of Ben Franklin is ever going to catch the man's spirit, without a couple of bronze castings of 18th century women going down on him.

That should be "18th century MILFs". He was into the older ladies.


Actually, GILFs would be more appropriate. Reportedly, the man boned most of Paris' noble grannies. And some jailbait.

Man was a Cassnova, even at 80.
 
2014-07-19 02:26:52 AM
Not bad, but what they do to The Cardiff Kook is better
http://www.thecardiffkook.org/blog/blog/
 
2014-07-19 02:48:48 AM
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 Wishes they would stop putting fizzies in the fountain too.

/hates those guys
 
2014-07-19 02:54:36 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Not very good rez, but Ben's face looks rather crude. Looks more like Will Ferrell.

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Please God, let there be a Franklin College farker on here who hasn't thought of that...

"We're...we're going streaking."
 
2014-07-19 02:56:57 AM
Heh, I'd never thought I'd see my former college show up on Fark. While I was there Ben would change colors on a fairly regular basis. The tradition been around for a long time, and so far I don't believe anyone has taken it too far and damaged the statue. I like these sorts of silly traditions and glad to see them letting it continue.
 
2014-07-19 03:03:06 AM
Especially given the global events of the past few days, this has to be the best thing I've read all week. Awesome find, subs
 
2014-07-19 03:11:27 AM
Painting it goes a bit far, I think.  Dressing it should do just fine.  We've got a statue of one our university's first professors, robes and all, posed like he's running late for class.  Last winter he got a comfy looking hat and scarf and a few weeks later, that was removed and replaced with a cloak of bird feathers, a la Game of Thrones.  Unfortunately, the poor old guy does pick up a string bikini habit in the summers.
 
2014-07-19 03:48:20 AM
I love this story. I really do. It makes me happy that there is good spirited pranksterism and creativity. Unlike the criminal thug bastard vandals that "tag" their ugly "graffitti" not caring whose house or store or bus or bridge they uglify then "rap" about how "unfair" society is to them.
 
2014-07-19 03:58:38 AM
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they did what to my statue? those little punks will pay now! god bless america!
 
2014-07-19 04:21:24 AM
So Franklin College is a real-life 3-dimensional place? Because the name makes it sound like one of those online-only "schools."

Never mind, then. Carry on, boys.
 
2014-07-19 07:42:13 AM
Pondering the meaning of all this.

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2014-07-19 07:51:59 AM

ByOwlLight: Sounds like the college is accepting of the student tradition.  Why do you want to rain on their parade, subby?


Hopefully the administrators will replace the original statue with a cheaper replica. Nothing destroys marble like constantly adding and stripping paint.
 
2014-07-19 07:52:12 AM
Or just avoid Franklin in general.
 
2014-07-19 08:28:53 AM
Our college was so poor, we only had a rock to paint.

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2014-07-19 08:54:36 AM

hchaos: Ben Franklin would have approved.


He was the Boobiesmaster General, after all.
 
2014-07-19 08:59:27 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: hchaos: Ben Franklin would have approved.

He was the Boobiesmaster General, after all.


That was a *very* appropriate filterpwn.
 
2014-07-19 09:27:15 AM

ajgeek: Pants full of macaroni!!: hchaos: Ben Franklin would have approved.

He was the Boobiesmaster General, after all.

That was a *very* appropriate filterpwn.


And widely known, if you've been on Fark long enough.
 
2014-07-19 10:59:50 AM
We just dress ours up

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2014-07-19 12:34:48 PM
Water base paint.
 
2014-07-19 09:45:10 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: And widely known, if you've been on Fark long enough.


I was referencing mostly how Franklin was a known womanizer, as Some Coke Drinking Guy also mentioned. Was it intentional?

/it was still funny.
 
2014-07-20 12:19:12 AM

Bermuda59: Not bad, but what they do to The Cardiff Kook is better
http://www.thecardiffkook.org/blog/blog/


Did a google image search. Quite entertaining. Thanks.
 
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