Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Great Mandela

DURBAN.- A sculpture of former South African President Nelson Mandela, is presented on August 4, 2012 in Howick, 90 kms South of Durban, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Mandela’s capture by the apartheid police. The unique sculpture designed by artist Marco Cianfanelli stands 10 metres tall and is made from 50 steel columns anchored in a concrete base. A modest monument at the site of his arrest was put up in 1996, but it will now be eclipsed by the monumental sculpture made up of 50 steel rods of between five and 10 metres high symbolizing the prison. AFP PHOTO / RAJESH JANTILAL.

This is the exact text from artdaily.org but more information about this sculpture comes from the BBC.

The unCivil Rights of Apartheid went through the Looking Glass after Mr. Mandela was arrested. Thank God!

I dedicate this song to him and also to a transcontinental forty-four year-old memory.
I first heard it at the legendary O'Grady's Eire Bar in Jackson Heights, on Long Island. The year was 1968, a few months after New York hippies, Kevin O'Grady & Paul Oliverio first set foot on California soil. We drove cross-country in a Volkswagen Bug with our tour guide, Paul Gretschel. He was an original Bumblee.

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