Monday, May 12, 2014

That was a monster of a hail storm!

Evidence of Sharknado?

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The Headington Shark is a rooftop sculpture at 2 New High Street, HeadingtonOxfordEngland, depicting an oversized shark embedded head-first in the roof of a house. (text taken from Wikipedia). It was commissioned by the home's owner in 1986. When asked why he had it erected he explained, The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation…. It is saying something about CND, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki."  The city officials were not too happy about it, but were not able to find any good reason or law that he was breaking, so the shark has survived. If you happen to be in Oxford, be sure to stop by and take a look!