Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 34

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  Today's question is about to bust.  I mean, it's about a bust.

Sometime early Monday morning in Brooklyn, New York's Fort Green Park, some guys placed a four foot high, one hundred pound bust on top of a Revolutionary War monument and wrote the bustee's name on the monument column.  The tribute was short lived.  Park officals called the cops.  The cops busted the bust.  The bust is currently on display in a cell at the 88th Precinct.

Who's head is the subject of the bust?

hmm.  Park.  Revolutionary.
The bust was of one of the Occupiers?

Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Those guys must have
been pretty strong to lift
a hundred pounds up on
a column.  ha!  They
had to bust a move!


Occupiers are patriots.
They let people know about

Injustice, like having to
work, sometimes even
at a job that is not your
dream job?
It's not fair that some
people only make
minimum wage.
Uh huh.  It's not fair to have to
work at a minimum wage job
while you go to school or
to work at minimum wage to
earn experience, enabling you
to move on to a higher paying job.
So the heroic occupiers raised
awareness of this injustice by
littering, loitering and
deficating on police cars.

Eww.  I wouldn't do that. 
And I'm a dog.

Hostmaster:  back to the question.  Whose face is on the bust?

Well, we're friends with Cuba
 now, right?  So....

Hostmaster:  incorrect.

My favorite revolutionary, 
Gloria Steinam?

Hostmaster:  oh the irony.  A bust with no bust.  Ahem.  Incorrect.
That is so sexist.

   You know the trouble with feminists?
They have NO sense of humor.


No means no!


 You are a disgrace to your gender, Fluffy.
Thank you, Cyndi.  Coming
from you, that is a
This round is busting my chops.  We bust move on.  OK.  Here's the story.  The bust is Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower -or traitor- depending upon your point of view.  He currently lives somewhere in Russia.  Some guys who admire Snowden arranged for his bust to be made.  Soon, bust in hand, they busted into the park and installed the bust.     
If you'd like to see the Edward Snowden bust click here -  
This round is a bust.  Nobody wins.  We bust go now.   
Round 34
Fluffy/Molly   15
Bryan/Cyndi    13


  1. I hope Snowden's bust turned out better than Lucille Ball's statue. It made her look like a zombie.

    1. I've never seen Lucille Ball's bust.

  2. Great post, loved the back and forth
    I have a lot to say but maybe on my blog.
    I though it was Che he who wears the beret and cigars better than most. His big claim to fame.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Thanks Parsnip. Please don't hesitate to say a lot here!

  3. This busted me out laughing! Did that make sense?

  4. Excuse me but saying 'bust a move' and 'no means no' sounds so close. I think Molly needs more points.

    1. Alas, Molly's kind of wisdom cannot be measured by mere points.

  5. Replies
    1. Perpetual crankiness goes with the territory for those who live in a perpetual state of outrage.

  6. I don't know where I stand on this Snowden thing, but I must say, as an artist who's done some sculpting, that's quality work.

    1. I agree Ted. The bust was very well done.

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