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OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
« on: July 25, 2010, 10:43:52 AM »
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  • Boyeee? EastEndWahine? Def someone with a good sense of humor and some time on their hands!  ;D


    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jul/24/cardiff-surfer-statue-attacked-by-great-white/










    An often-abused statue of a
    surfer
    on Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas was turned into a Jaws-dropping artwork early Saturday morning by a group of unknown pranksters.



    Crowds of gawkers and picture takers nearly created a traffic hazard, as they gathered around the bronze statue, which, sometime in the early morning hours, was entombed inside a 15-foot tall papier-mâché version of a great white shark’s massive snout.




    A [/color]San Diego County sheriff’s deputy briefly stopped by to pluck two 2.5-foot tall papier-mâché fins that had been placed in the traffic median. The deputy declined repeated pleas from camera-laden onlookers to pose with the Jaws-like tableau.



    Nearby campers at San Elijo State Beach said they heard a ruckus near the statue about 4 a.m., but didn’t see or hear how the pranksters were able to put the giant shark around the surfer.



    They said the shark’s didn’t appear without warning. Large sharklike fins had been placed on the other side of the highway, along San Elijo Road, earlier this week then, over the course of the past two days, the fins were moved closer to the statue, as if the shark was circling in on its prey.



    On Saturday morning, a sheriff’s deputy removed the fins from the roadway, as they might cause a traffic hazard.



    A large seam along the shark’s jaw indicates it was transported in two large pieces and then stuck together with a foamlike sealer that also made it look like the beast was bursting through the surface of the ocean.


    Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Ray said sheriff’s deputies checked out the situation but did not write a crime report because there didn’t seem to be any permanent damage done to the statue.


    “It wasn’t considered vandalism because there wasn’t any permanent defacing,” Ray said.


    The statue, called "Magic Carpet Ride," was made by artist Matthew Antichevich and erected in 2007 at a cost of $120,000 paid for by mostly by the Cardiff Botanical Society.


    It was said to be the first to honor surfing in San Diego County. But the reaction from local surfers was cool at best, and heated at worst, as they found the surfer to fall short of the macho image they thought their sport should project.


    Ever since, the statue, known locally — and derisively — by local surfers as the “Cardiff Kook,” has routinely been dressed in different costumes by snarky locals. At various times, the statue of a young male surfer has been adorned with a ballerina’s tutu and luche libre wrestler’s mask, a woman’s bikini and other costumes, most recently a tennis outfit with racket.



    But the shark attack took pranks on the statue to a new level.


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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 01:11:29 PM »
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  • Sooooo funny.  I wish it was me - so clever  ;D   I hope someone is documenting all the outfits that have been put on that thing
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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 02:49:07 PM »
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  • at least once a month the cardiff kook is dressed up like flava flav...

    this is by far the best one yet - its absolutely massive

    here is a good pic to show the scale of this thing:


    all the cops grew up in the area and think these things are hilarious so they take their time removing it all... 
    team freeloader!

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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 04:24:02 PM »
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  • Hahahhahahahaha....that's hilarious. Thanks for the "scale" pic - puts it in perspective.




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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 09:18:25 PM »
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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 09:31:42 PM »
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  • thats so impressive

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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 02:28:08 AM »
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  • kudos!!!

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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 07:24:20 AM »
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  • nice.

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    Re: OK, who's been playing with the paper mache?
    « Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 09:30:35 PM »
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  • The story behind the Cardiff Kook Shark Attack:


    http://www.korduroy.tv/2010/behind-the-kook-attack-innerviews


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