My World Tuesday: Timexpo, Waterbury, Connecticut

You'd wear a face like this:

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If your playpen were so close to the interstate
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and you never got to go inside.
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There. I did it. Every day in life I drive by this Easter Island-style dude who sits outside the Timexpo Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. I think to myself, "I should photograph that thing," and then I think, "Nah. It's too darn ugly." I don't have to think about it anymore. Now I'll wonder if I could take him seriously if he didn't have such silly-looking eyes.

My World Tuesday

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  1. Hi Sandy,
    haha your world made me smile , (esspecially the statue kind 'wooden man?') its a great place to go i QUESS, why don't you go inside and show me , how it was?

    MyWORLD in HOLLAND is cold with frozen canals and a windmill, or maybe do you like skating? Or watch my CROWM-story:) smile!

    I welcome you to visit my blog her:
    www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

    JoAnn/HOLLAND

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  2. Not ugly, Sandy, cute and cuddly! Poor thing is probably cold! HA! :)

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  3. It is really ugly and I mean UGLY! I would not want to look at that daily. I pity anyoen who lives close to it.

    Well the comment box shows up on this PC so will do my comments for your blog in the rec room from now on. Catching up on several below now.

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  4. back to say I left 5 comments. . .

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  5. Cute post, Sandy...the words, not the critter you photographed. ;-)

    Ha! Winter must be taking its toll on us. My post was not all that serious this week either.

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  6. Sandy: Neat post and a fun look at the scary statue.

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  7. I think the same thing,when I go by something.Now,I just carry the camera with me in the car.Great post!

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  8. Wow is that every cool, thanks for sharing Sandy.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  9. Anonymous4:55 PM

    He reminds me of Bert from Sesame street in a way. Fun glimpse into your world.

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  10. I had a nice broard smile with your post Sandy, great .

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  11. It's way to cold to have anyone dress that way in the snow ... even if it is a statue. There must be a story behind that one.

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  12. He is an ugly bug but he's your unique ugly ans now you have shared him with the world. I hope he is happier now. Fun image.

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  13. He seems to be a good guy despite the look in his eyes. :)

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  14. Hahaha...it really looks.....DUH !?

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  15. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Well I'd be sad too if I had that ridiulous red thing on my head. I think he is like the ducks and geese as they are losing their down and getting feathers. They are so ugly they are beautiful.

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  16. Anonymous6:27 PM

    Wonderful post, but what was he supposed to be or represent? Anyway, I see he is not your type :0

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  17. He's a little homely, but he made for an interesting post!

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  18. That made me smile because I pass places and think those thoughts...
    But I don't pass that big thing. :)

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  19. interesting post and it made me want to find out more about the museum :)


    according to the site the dude is indeed an easter island dude and is 40 feet tall. and...according to the site, there is a tie-in between the dude and the museum.

    thanks for sharing this with us.

    have a great week.

    erin

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  20. he seems to be rolling his eyes and thinking how did i ever get myself into this mess! UGH

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  21. :)
    You see him everyday?!
    Looks like he is quietly watching everyone passing by.

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  22. Hahaha, very interesting and I think he is a cutie despite him not laughing. I took a photo of a cutie over here but he is friendlier, will post him after I had done with my series of chinese new year photos. :) Come visit my chinese dolls. :)

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  23. Look, he said, at this beautiful day, I want to smile, but sand froze my eyes ... I want to run, I want to play, but I got feet of clay.

    I think he's beautiful Sandy -- a frown frozen in time, he inspires me.

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  24. I know exactly how you feel!

    I'm passing on an award to you that I received. I know that you have received many, but I think it is well deserved and it's my way of saying how much I appreciate your blog.

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  25. Anonymous9:59 PM

    And I LOVE the narrative that went with it.

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  26. The photos and narration are great. There has to be a story behind that dude. I wonder what it is?

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  27. What a hoot Sandy. A friend of mine's husband has one of these statues in concrete. She "dresses" it up for holidays, birthdays etc. It is a scream.

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  28. those are such a wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. :)
    My world tuesday

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  29. how interesting, wonder what it represents...looks like he doesn't think winter will ever end and he's not dressed for it. lol

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  30. I love that statue for some reason. Was it the "Night at the Museum" movie where the Easter Island statues were saying something like "Dum Dum want Gum Gum". That is what keeps going through my mind as I liked at the photo.

    Thanks

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  31. Excellent photographic reveal with narrative.

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  32. A funny sculpture!

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  33. Very amusing post, Sandy: it makes me smile! In effect the expression of the statue is not of the best, but it's however an expression... :-)

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  34. LOL at this cute post!

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  35. He's got a very expressive face though, even if it's not an expression it is wearing! He is very good at expressing nothing!

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  36. He looks grouchy. I want to give him a hug. Poor fella. Even my Elmo gets to go out for tea. :)

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  37. It's strange how we drive past the same things everyday and don't take photos - glad you did. He does have a strange expression.

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  38. it is NOT ugly. it's beautiful in the way that only those things percieved to be ugly can be. He is ours, and he marks our place. it would be a plainer world if everything was pretty. Lord knows I'm doing my best to prevent that!

    As usual, a great picture. I've driven by that thing a hundred times and never given it a second look. I'm ashamed of that. Perfect, and as usual, you've made me think about something differently.

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  39. Wasn't there a Waterbury pocket watch? I think I used to own one. Pappy

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  40. Why was it erected? I think it rather extravagant, if that is an English word, meaning extraordinary. Thanks for showing.

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  41. Hi Sandy, somehow I lost you. I don't know why. But I am very happy to be back here. :)

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  42. Anonymous11:07 AM

    I think he's kinda cute!

    Loved the origami cranes you and your daughter made-very neat.

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  43. So what is the point of this place? Fascinating.

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  44. Hi Sandy thanks for your visit to Cooktown. This is not my part of the world but my daughter's. I live in a snowy, icy, windy Holland, where my eldest daughter lives. Fortunately she and her son live at only a 5 minutes'walk from my house.

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  45. He looks SO out of place with his highway background. He probably wants to go back to Easter Island. :)

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  46. He's too comical not to photograph! Nice job!

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  47. "Scary?" "Ugly?"
    These are cultural treasures called "Moai" back in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) where they live. a fascinating story behind them! You have one WITH the hat and eyes - lucky!
    Oh Sandy . . . . You Rock (no stoney joke, Dear) aloha from the Pacific world

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  48. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Nah, not ugly. But there's something in his eyes ...

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  49. Well he sure looks cold. I'm mildly disappointed that the time shown on the clock tower wasn't ten after ten. ;)

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  50. He looks like he has a slight frown. Maybe wishing to be back in the Pacific, away from the cold.

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  51. I would not be happy if I were him! He reminds me of a lego guy. :)

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  52. Sandy, I think he's kinda cute! He looks cold though! I think he wants to move BACK to Easter Island!

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  53. Well just think... in 500 years archaeologists will dig him up and marvel at the craftsmanship of latter 20th century man. He'll be an antiquity rather than just an ugly statue with goofy eyes.

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