Heh, I do stuff like that all the time. My friend and I had a blast making funny poses with the statues at Downtown Disney. I also have a picture of me getting stepped on by a mammoth in Whitehorse, YK and one where I’m doing something inappropriate to a statue of the Blues Brothers in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
True, but there definitely some created photos in the article. Also, people have been doing that since the first statue; but how many people have you known who planned a vacation around taking silly photographs? A few years ago my wife and I decided to drive on an extended vacation to see family from both of our sides of the family trees. We drove from Atlanta to Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and more; working out the logistics through roadsideamerica.com for every odd statue; or anything else that we could get our picture taken next two. A lot of times it would literally be pulling up next to a statue, standing the tripod/camera up, pushing the button w/ delay, jumping into the shot, and back in the car again. It gave us a lot of great memories.
The Yankee Candle Village in Massachusetts has a half-or-so-scale Wicked Witch whose left hand is situated so that some tall person standing in the right place would look like their head is being grabbed by her. So I stood in the right place.
Letting the pics stand alone would have been more fun for me. The captions explaining what is obviously happening in the pictures are kinda stupid. I would have liked to know more about what the statues were actually for, what they were memorializing, or what they were supposed to be depicting other than what the picture skewed it to be, like what was Franklin supposed to be doing with that hand besides holding nothing? It looks like he should be holding something there, but what? It seems like an otherwise odd gesture to memorialize forever in bronze.
The captions are not even right. “All together now: The statue’s unusual pose has inspired two women to imitate it.” That’s the dance from that Beyonce song “Single Ladies.” It’s even done the rounds on the internet with the caption “All The Single Ladies.”