Author Topic: What do you think of the White Horse?  (Read 8353 times)

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2009, 07:47:04 pm »
Ted Crilly On [ This one is small because it is far away] Ted Crilly off

one of the alternatives was even a Craggy Island
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2009, 07:57:34 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2009, 08:38:09 pm »
it didn't exactly have stiff competition did it?  :-\

BBC NEWS | England | Kent | £2m sculpture designs revealed

That appears to be a video from The Day Today. I burst out laughing at a few points...

Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2009, 08:47:23 pm »
I'd not seen any of this prior to making my comments upthread.

Seeing the above links has prompted me to respond with "OMG!"

Followed by a calmer "Oh Jesus!"

Did Chris Morris have a part in this?
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2009, 09:29:59 pm »
it didn't exactly have stiff competition did it?  :-\

BBC NEWS | England | Kent | £2m sculpture designs revealed

That appears to be a video from The Day Today. I burst out laughing at a few points...

"It's not about plop art".

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2009, 02:49:53 pm »
Ted Crilly On [ This one is small because it is far away] Ted Crilly off

one of the alternatives was even a Craggy Island

Must resist, must resist, must resist

Couldn't resist

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2009, 02:50:03 pm »
AIN'T NO HOOFS ON THAT BI....oh, hang on.

Enlarging stuff on such a scale does *something* to it that mere reproduction doesn't.  I'm still blown away remembering the Sultan's Elephant and of course this:



(giant duck by the old U-boat pens at St Nazaire)



Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2009, 03:15:20 pm »
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... I'm still blown away remembering the Sultan's Elephant and of course this:




(giant duck by the old U-boat pens at St Nazaire)




Ah! Conceptual art. Very thought-provoking.

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2009, 03:52:28 pm »
The French love a concept.

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A yellow spot on the horizon slowly approaches the coast. People have gathered and watch in amazement as a giant yellow Rubber Duck approaches. The spectators are greeted by the duck, which slowly nods its head. The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

Well I'd be frightened by a rubber duck with political connotations, no matter what its size.

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2009, 03:59:00 pm »
The bastards banned me so now I go to the Rose & Crown.
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2009, 04:07:49 pm »
I used to work a mile or so from Swanscombe.

Any piece of art would improve it!
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2009, 04:39:36 pm »
The French love a concept.

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A yellow spot on the horizon slowly approaches the coast. People have gathered and watch in amazement as a giant yellow Rubber Duck approaches. The spectators are greeted by the duck, which slowly nods its head. The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

Well I'd be frightened by a rubber duck with political connotations, no matter what its size.

Damon.

I don't know - it works for me just for the instant reaction - "Look at that huuuuuge Duck!"  I would probably have the same reaction to stuff like that at six or sixty - sometimes that's enough for me.

Really Ancien

Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2009, 04:44:39 pm »
It's sort of 'Das Duuk' all it needs is a 200 foot high Hawker Typhoon strafing it.




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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2009, 08:39:24 am »
I think its great - it'll be a fantastic 'WTF' moment as you drive past.


Yes, like the Wicker Man on the M5 or the field of fibre glass camels etc.

It should be pink, or purple with big flowing mane and a sign that says "My Little Huge Pony"

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2009, 08:03:21 pm »
White horses are a very Southern thing though owing to the chalk on / in the hills; I'm already thinking of a 200km ride that connects this statue with two other chalk versions (Folkestone and Litlington)

What about White Horse Down north of York? Is that chalk or limestone?

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #65 on: February 14, 2009, 08:49:00 pm »
White horses are a very Southern thing though owing to the chalk on / in the hills; I'm already thinking of a 200km ride that connects this statue with two other chalk versions (Folkestone and Litlington)
What about White Horse Down north of York? Is that chalk or limestone?

You mean the Kilburn White Horse



It's limestone and you can see it from York on a good day. I used to look out the window at it when I was bored in biology as a kid. It's a Victorian white horse though not an ancient one. I think it is supposed to be the biggest in the country though.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2009, 08:37:45 am »
Hackpen White Horse (which I think features on a YACF calendar entry) is also Victorian
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2009, 01:31:20 pm »
I think it should be the three giant plaster ducks and they should be on the White Cliffs to welcome all of those European tourists.

You know the ones the government tell us are flocking to this country this year now the pound is cheap. You ever seen 'em?
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2009, 01:50:23 pm »
Surely a large white stiletto heel would have been more appropriate?



Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #69 on: February 15, 2009, 05:31:35 pm »
I don't see the point of a horsey looking horse in a county full of horses. It should be rampant at the very least. My Dad (in Kent) said at least isn't a pile of rust like the Angel of the North. ;)
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #70 on: February 15, 2009, 05:35:09 pm »
I think it should be the three giant plaster ducks and they should be on the White Cliffs to welcome all of those European tourists.

You know the ones the government tell us are flocking to this country this year now the pound is cheap. You ever seen 'em?

Well, they don't go up north.  It's grim up there.
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #71 on: February 15, 2009, 09:15:11 pm »
They just need to erect a stonking great big gilt frame around the proposed equine installation and hey presto, we'd have ourselves a giant-sized 3D Stubbs rip-off. :demon:
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #72 on: February 15, 2009, 09:19:19 pm »
I'd rather we had a Thelwell
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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #73 on: February 16, 2009, 05:36:19 pm »
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: What do you think of the White Horse?
« Reply #74 on: February 16, 2009, 06:02:17 pm »
That horse is pointless. It is not even looking at the continent in a menacing way. It is not doing anything. It is just big. A big empty nothing.
It would be OK if it straddled the road and we had to drive under it or something. Or if it had a big todger that was a bit of a shock. What a waste to spend it on a static thing.
It must hace taken about 1 minute to download a picture of a horse and stick it on the picture a bit big like as an entry in the art contest. It has no meaning at all - which is probably why it is so right.

PS on the way down to Cornwall pre Xmas passed the wicker man on the M5. He had wood! a bloody great log. My daughters were very shocked. It had been removed by the time we came back tho.