Seven Iconic Moments in Miami History Deserving of Statues
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|They don't call it the Windy City for nothing.|
An enormous Marilyn Monroe with iconic white dress blowing up from the sewer grate now stands erect in that city and we figure it's just a matter of time before the winds blow the idea southward to Miami. But this time we're ready. Here are six moments in South Florida history that deserve to be immortalized in statue form (and let's pray to avoid Manatee statues in the future).
|We can forgive, but we won't forget. Especially with a statue.|
If the Governor of Florida can forgive the Doors' singer for drunkenly dangling his dong in front of thousands at Dinner Key in 1970, surely we can take the next step and erect (that's two erections in one post) a statue honoring his contribution (dare we say, endowment) to our cultural history. So what if the concert itself sucked balls.
|Even cockroaches deserve statues.|
Is there anything more Miami than the image of Al Pacino in a coke induced stupor with powder puffing out his nostrils in front of a pile of Colombia's finest. We think not. As, for a location, maybe along the MacArthur Causeway right before getting to South Beach.
4. McDuffie Riots
This one will be hard to simulate in statue form and even harder to look at. Maybe a bunch of cops standing over Arthur McDuffie beating him a la Rodney King. It's wouldn't be a pleasant reminder of our sordid history, but obviously police in South Florida, and the rest of us, need to remember lest we keep making the same stupid mistakes.
|Bryan Norcross saved Miami.|
Yeah, yeah, we know. Norcross was in studio as he calmly led us through the most harrowing night in many of our lives, but we take artistic license to create a better effect for a statue.