The Sh!t Fountain- Chicago

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  1. MLW20
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    I mentioned in my post about The Doughnut Vault that prior to heading to Chicago I was looking to find some places that seemed a bit more off the beaten path.

    When I came across the Sh!t Fountain I knew that I had found possibly one of the oddest sites.

    The fountain is located outside of a private home at 1005 N. Wolcott Avenue. It was created by Chicago artist Jerzy S. Kenar due to being pissed about locals not cleaning up after their dogs.
    I felt that the reasoning for creating this work of art was totally appropriate. I just wonder how the neighbors feel about it.

    From the moment we set eyes on the Sh!t Fountain my brother Corey and I could not stop laughing. It's a bit out of place being in front of such a nice building but I guess it adds character to the neighborhood. The sculpture is a really awesome yet ridiculous site to see and well worth the few minutes we dedicated to our visit.

    The batman sculpture is a great re-creation of dog poop (if you ask me) and no I am not a poop connoisseur. During our time at the batman Fountain surprisingly no other visitors stopped by.

    I would love to know how many people visiting Chicago take time out of their trip to visit such a shitty fountain? If you are planning to go to Chicago, I'd recommend stopping by!

    Check out some more photos of the Sh!t Fountain on my blog HERE
    The link doesn't seem to be working due to Milepoint changing the word Sh it to batman which then changes the link. Click the link in my signature and check out the post from 10/26/12!
     
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    Now all they need is a replica of Mannekin Pis from Brussels. :D
     
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    I'm surprised this fountain is in existence. ;)
     
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    We need one of those in NYC!
     
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    I guess if the sh!t fits :p

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    Well said and " fittingly" observed!:D
     
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    As compared to the real thing on the streets???
     
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    Leave the locals out of this :p
     
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    I would rather have the statue than the real stuff! :D
    I think I have been in NYC too long as I now scream at people for not picking up after their dog's crap! :eek:
     
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    I hope you all got to see the rest of my pictures of the Sh!t Fountain! It really is a unique thing to see. lol
     
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    Ew, but thanks for sharing!
     
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    Tourists are enjoying taking facebook pictures at this fountain:

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    When I saw the photos you posted (last week i found them too) I was crackin' up!
    Did you see my other photos at the fountain?
     
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    When you sh!thouse poets die....
    You'll find erected in the CHI...
    "in memory of your sterling wit"......
    a monument of solid sh!t!


    sorry, I couldn't help myself :)
     
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    Are you dung? Err sorry ... Done? :p

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    The one on the left seems like what everyone would do, incl our travelin' brothers, but does anyone find the one on the right rather disturbing, esp with that bilious staining of the statue? :eek:

     
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    the scariest thing is, the one on the right somehow reminds me of Jennifer Anniston.
     
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    really funny how MP broke that link. :p
     
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    Seriously, is sh it really such a bad word? lol
     
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    Yes, It's an acronym for the Society of Hedonistic Internet Trolls. They are evil. It requires a superhero, like the Green Lantern or Batman, to defeat them.
     
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    Those who do not see the educational value in Milepoint, need to view this thread. I not only am enlightened, but motivated to find a urinal monument to compliment this masterpiece.
     
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    What about MileMan???
    If just one person found the education in the Sh!t Fountain then my job has been done! lol
    The only statues I could think of related to pissing would be the three pis statues in Brussels. I do have photos of all of them and will share at a later date. That will be the advanced ed course!
     
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    I looked for a statue of Uranus, but all I could find were statues of Pluto and Neptune. :(
     
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    Butt butt.

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    nice... lol
     
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