Four IDF soldiers pose for a celebratory photo just after the announcement of the end of the Yom Kippur War, 1973. In the background is an IDF M60 battle tank.
I was going to make a comment about nude morons wearing black socks.
Nude moron is banging two chicks.
Guess who is gonna be wearing black socks all the muthafuking time now?
Parque John Lennon in Vedado section of Havana (JustInCuba)
“The piece [by sculptor Jose Villa] was formally introduced on December 8, in the presence of Cuban President Fidel Castro, as well as songwriters Carlos Varela, Gerardo Alfonso, and Santiago Feliú, who ten years prior had promoted the idea of that very site being dedicated as an homage to the British musician.
The monument was inaugurated as part of a 20th anniversary of the assassination of the man who, along with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, was part of the Beatles….
The sheet-covered statue in the Havana park was unveiled by Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez, founder of La Nueva Trova Cuban music group, and avowed admirer of the British quartet, and by President Fidel Castro, who expressed regret at never having personally met Lennon.
“There are changes that are proper”, stated the official mandate, making reference to the times when the Beatles were identified by party officials as symbols of imperialist ideology, and enemies of the Cuban Revolution….
Next to the figure of a relaxed Lennon, there is a plaque with lyrics from his song “Image”: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” Only a few days after the statue’s unveiling, the musician’s trademark glasses had disappeared, presumably the work of a fan. Over and above the finding of a new pair of spectacles, which were firmly attached to the bronze figure, a permanent guard system was put into place, with a watchful eye looking over the musician from Liverpool, day and night…. ”
In Havana, 95-year-old minds Lennon statue’s specs (Star-Telegram)
“A bronze likeness of the Beatle, who was assassinated 33 years ago Sunday, was inaugurated in a leafy Havana park 13 years ago. But souvenir-seekers kept stealing the iconic circular spectacles that adorned it….
Enter Juan Gonzalez, a 95-year-old retired farm worker who lives across the street. For the last 13 years, four days a week, Gonzalez has showed up at 6 a.m. for a 12-hour shift, wearing a government security guard’s uniform and cap.
As tourists arrive, he places the glasses on the singer’s nose and waits patiently as they snap pictures. When they leave, he gently tucks the glasses away in a shirt pocket next to his cigars….”
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Shaman, British Columbia, Northwest Coast - 1889
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