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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published March 4, 2016

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(1) The "public art" statues unveiled in January by Fort Myers, Florida, Mayor Randy Henderson included a metal structure by sculptor Edugardo Carmona of a man walking a dog, with the dog "lifting his leg" beside a pole. Only after inspecting the piece more closely did many observers realize that the man, too, was relieving himself against the pole. Carmona described the work as commentary on man and dog "marking their territory."

(2) A recent anonymously authored "confidential" book by a National Football League player reported that "linemen, especially," have taken to relieving themselves inside their uniforms during games, "a sign that you're so into the game" that you "won't pause (even) to use the toilet." [WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, 1-8-2016] [New York Times, 12-29-2015 (review of "NFL Confidential: True Confessions From the Gutter of Football")]

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