Saturday, December 19, 2009
"Hello, I'm Mac the Moose from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan."
Some countries build great cathedrals and temples. But, not to be outdone, Moose Jaw Saskatchewan erected its own iconic statue. Not quite an Enfant Pisse, or a Trevi Fountain, but somehow - very Canadian.
Mac is right up there on my list of national kisch art icons, (right column) alongside the biggest Viking Head and the biggest truck. What's next, the biggest pitch fork?
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