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Manneken Pis at the D takes a tumble

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by hail2skins, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. TomTWI

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    I would look at the installation of that thing being faulty. Heavy object like that came down very easy. And that type of abuse could be expected. In my opinion Darek is lucky it didn't harm someone.

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  2. TableToddyy

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    WHAT? I can't hear ya.
     
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  3. Burnsie

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    Yeah, the way it toppled so easily, it sure doesn't look secured adequately. The insurance company is going to have questions.
     
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  4. 1867

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    Derek didn't sound too concerned, it didn't look malicious, a chance to get his mug on the TV and free marketing......there's a copy of it in Belgium if they need a reference for repairs.........
     
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  5. smerrian

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    Yes, the original is in Brussels, Belgium. But even that has fencing around it to prohibit the public from being able to physically touch it. Still...
    Wikipedia:
    The statue was stolen in 1817 by the fugitive Antoine Licas. The perpetrator was heavily punished; he was condemned to forced labour for life, and was first tied for an hour to stocks on the Grand Place. The original statue was broken into 11 pieces during this abduction and was restored by a specialised welder, under the supervision of sculptor Gilles-Lambert Godecharle.[19][6] The pieces were matched and used to make a mould in which the bronze statue was poured. The statue was then screwed onto a new base marked "1620 – REST 1817".[19][26]
    This is just one of the misshapes that happened to the original sculpture in Belgium.
     
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  6. luck.ofthe.draw

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    Every day, people disgust me further.

    Good lord the lack of respect for other people's property, respecting a city you're visiting, and just being a good person....has that all gone out the window? Definitely have noticed an influx of bad attitudes, etc, since the pandemic (in my town and elsewhere!). So over this type of crap.
     
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    Even if it came down “too easy”, it did not come down by itself. I know a lawyer might have a case to make if someone was hurt, but that does not excuse people destroying the property of others.

    There is no excuse. None. Control your actions.
     
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  8. blissfulignoramus

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    Watching the video, it’s pretty clear that no one attempted to knock the statue over. I don’t know what signage was there, but no one was there to stop this group of people from jumping up there and doing what they were doing, not intending to damage anything at all. It’s effing Vegas — there are roving groups of drunk people with bad judgment, everywhere, at all times. This particular roving group of drunks looks like Kappa Kappa Gammas from Fresno State or something. If these people knock over your $200K (I call BS on this) statue that you left unattended, that’s on you, server of loud party atmosphere and free booze. You’re lucky it didn’t take out the one with the boom box and put her in the hospital. My read of Stevens’ tweet is that he understands all of this.
     
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  9. gregluvsvegas

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    What kind of sign should be on there? "This fountain is not an an amusement ride"? "Please don't dance with the statue"? "Statue may topple if dry-humped"?
     
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  10. Someone

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    anyone notice it looked like it stopped peeing about 10 seconds before it even started to fall?

    plus there is no water shooting up from the base
     
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    How much of a gusher were expecting? He's peeing, not putting out a fire.
     
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  12. LvBlitzforce

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    Maybe he finally got stage fright..
     
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    Maybe he sneezed just then.
     
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    She probably damaged the pump getting up there.
     
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    JUST ONE REMARK!!! if i would be the D i would be pretty PISSED!!!:thumbsup::woohoo::D
     
  16. Someone

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    not really a gusher, but if the same size line was going from the base all the way to the exit point I would expect to see a stream shoot up somewhere from the base

    and as said just above I wonder if a line was stepped on and crimped or a pump damaged just before the toppling
     
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    I hope it’s back in place. I wanted to visit the statue in December.
     
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    Dont worry!

    If you walk around Fremont or look down some of the side streets i'm sure you will encounter the real life statue at some point...
     
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    "This fountain circulates real urine sourced from The D public restroom urinals."

    THAT should keep people away from it.
     
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