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I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around! ("If it is true that humans share 44% of their DNA with bananas, then how, when, and why did it become so much more difficult to drive a stick-shift? Answer me that , eh!")

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tits up on the pavement!

To whom it may concern:

The small town of Wawa, Ont., says its giant Canada goose landmark is nearly cooked (i.e. rusted from the weather), so the community is seeking financial help to pay for a new version of the massive metal bird.

Wawa claims on its website that the 53-year-old steel Goose Monument is "one of the most photographed landmarks in North America," drawing "millions of visitors" to its perch at the junction between the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 101 in northern Ontario. But the monument is showing significant signs of deterioration, so the municipal government is now trying to raise money to buy a new goose for approximately $250,000.

A website dedicated to replacing the goose is calling for donations in increments of $50, with each donor's name to be written on a feather to be hung at the town's community centre. The town has set a fundraising goal of $500,000.

http://www.wawa.cc/living-in-wawa/about-wawa/our-famous-canada-goose/

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On a side note, once while hitch-hiking out to Vancouver in my teen years I got stuck in WAWA and spent four or five hours standing in the shadow of this thing trying to get a ride!

One of the members of the group "Crowbar" meanwhile, got stuck in the exact same spot for over a day, and they wrote a song about it called "Tits Up on the Pavement!"