#190 – Welcoming The Aliens

Photo taken: May 25, 2010

I apparently have a particular fondness for photographing statuary given the number of such pictures I have in my archive.  There’s just something really….. unsettling about even the most benign of monuments.  The first of a handful of sculptures to appear in this countdown is this lovely tribute to former Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman and his wife Muriel, which can be found on the outfield concourse of the stadium which bears their name.  A nice couple by all accounts, and they sure look happy to see you.  Wait a minute…. they’re not looking at you, they’re looking…… up.  Why are they looking upwards?  I have always assumed they are welcoming the alien ships to our planet.  Hopefully they come in peace.  And if not, hopefully Muriel’s overexuberant expression can disarm them…

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23 Responses to #190 – Welcoming The Aliens

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Maybe they’re cheering a championship?

  2. Piglove says:

    WOW – I hope it doesn’t rain… they may drown. Oh my bad! They’re statues. Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  3. It always helps disarm (or maybe …charm?) the aliens when you smile a lot.

  4. crimsonowl63 says:

    I hope the aliens aren’t like those in “Mars Attacks” ack ack. Well, unless they, too go to Washington DC & we all have copies of Slim Whitman’s “Indian Love Call”.

  5. If Muriel’s expression doesn’t disarm the aliens, surely her wrinkled stockings will!

    Pam

  6. Trisha says:

    Must be more than one alien ship too because Ewing and Muriel don’t appear to be looking up at the same place! Statues are rather creepy and unsettling.

    • It may be one of those really big city sized ships like in Independence Day. I just don’t get the point of having them looking up in this statue…. there’s no reason they’d be doing that unless they’re in a hole!

  7. They are thinking of joining Trump’s new Space Rangers and are going to sing “Up in the air, Junior Birdmen.” No, really.

  8. They will come in peace. Have you seen the part of South Park, where the boys find out that our planet is just one live show in their TV, and it is not famous, because we have not enough wars, murdes…so the show will end and this planet will be destroyed. Think about that!

    • I haven’t watched South Park since its early episodes, but that sounds like the one of their nutty plots. I would think the ratings on this planet have to have gone up a bit lately with how crazy things have been…

  9. draliman says:

    Come on down, we’re resource-rich and ripe for conquest!

  10. Ally Bean says:

    Ewing & Muriel look overly happy to me. I think it’s because they know how much money they’re raking in from all the baseball fans who’ll pay way. too. much. to see a game. That’s what I read into their expressions. I might be cynical.

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