|The sign might as well have said, "Let's see how many people we can fit on the ice in one spot on a warm day."|
They also brought the Statue of Liberty to Lake Mendota. I was there when it first went up, for a resurrection in 2010 and again for a surprise addition to the Winter Carnival this February (held on a lake with warning signs not to walk on the lake).
|"You maniacs, you blew it up!"|
When the Statue of Liberty first rose from the frozen bosom of Lake Mendota I thought it was a tribute to the last scene of Planet of the Apes with less statue and more ice.
|"What does it take to make you look up from your phones, ice head here!"|
The jesters behind it were members of the WSA (Wisconsin Student Association), most notably Leon Varjian (RIP) and the Mink Stole to his Divine, Jim Mallon (MST3K, Blood Hook).
|Say Cheese! Statue of Liberty arm|
Lady Liberty was part of a student campaign promise but Leon Varjian did a lot more than my feeble brain remembers. There's a pretty good obit for him here in the State Journal. The paper also found some great photos to remember him by.
So Let's Say Cheese! It's time for this week's Link Up