Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thy eternal summer shall not fade...

Here is a report from last Sunday's Saigon Daily: "When the owner of a stone sculpture shop Tien Hieu in the stone sculpture village of Non Nuoc in the Central province of Da Nang reported a hand was missing from his stone statue of a young lady, police found that a fan of the Ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo was the culprit.

The statue,“ Thieu nu om hoa” (Young girl carries flowers), was being displayed on the flower street Bach Dang, in front of the Han market, in Da Nang during Tet holidays. Early Saturday morning, the owner of the statue noticed one hand of his statue had been cut off. The hand thief, Huynh Ngoc La Quang, 47, of Hai Chau district, said the statue worth VND35 million (US$1,800) was not beautiful enough with two hands, so he removed one. In his mind the secret of women’s beauty lay in the Venus de Milo’s missing arms so he took a hammer to the statue to make her more like Venus.

At present, the police at Hai Chau 1 ward are finishing the profile of Quang and will forward it to their seniors for further investigation."


Blogger Angus said...

Don't think that has improved Mr Huynhs marriage prospects.

10:18 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

There nothing like missing the point. Il n'a rien compris, pauvre homme! Maybe he prefers the Mona Lisa with glasses or better still with a mustache.

11:55 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

1:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and what if the man would have been, instead of the venus de milo, a fan of the hermaphrodite sculpture in the louvre, roman 2nd c, restored by Larique in 1619 on a added marble bed by Bernini in 17th c on request of cardinal Borghese, you think he would have super glueded a Chinese willy to the sculpture?

6:58 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

For a second, I thought you were talking about Chris Huhne, Angus!

Oui, ED

As you like, Anon

Probably, Anon!

8:39 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

There's no accounting for folk!

12:29 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I think I would prefer her with two hands.

1:04 pm  

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