Posted by Jeff Atto from d14-69-99-26.try.wideopenwest.com (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 1:11AM :
In Reply to: Manhole Covers posted by farid from customer-148-233-78-77.uninet.net.mx (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 7:31PM :
...but reading that just made me smile, then frown.
: As I was walking up the street here, stepping over manhole covers I remembered my Jewish sculptor friend on his visit to the coastal town of Melaque a few years back...near to where I swindled land from Jackie. He found a small iron one that had a Star of David on it. That was odd enough but he had to have it...paid the person whose house it was in front of, then bought a replacement...it was the only one of its kind...then he hired a couple of guys...bought them all masks, bleach, rags, shovels they threw away after and spent three hours in the hot sun prying that rusted old thing loose...and you can imagine the grunge underneath.
: Today that cover sits, cleaned and patinaed a beautiful finish in his studio on a special teak stand he made for it.
: And the Shumirum sits in storage...three years and counting.
: We haven`t the pride or gumption to cover our shit...A Jew makes Art of a shit cover...and only because of a Star of David on it. Shame on somebody...Us...again, I`m afraid.
-- Jeff Atto
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