I found this story yesterday on MSNBC.com. Now this is a story that really warms your very core and will have you gushing!
Evidently there is this spa town in the Russian Caucasus mountains that is famous for “enemas”. So famous that they commissioned (and erected) an 800 lb bronze statue of an Enema Bulb. The artist had a definite sense of whimsy when designing it as the bulb is being hoisted on the backs of three Botticelli-esque cherubs.
Here’s a picture of the statue’s dedication:
If only it were a fountain too!
But I say why NOT glorify this handy-dandy invention? I know it has immeasurably helped MY social life! My mother always told me: Before the party guests arrive, you should make sure the basement’s clean!
Two of my favorite quotes from the article are as follows:
“There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art,” Alexander Kharchenko told The Associated Press. “An enema is almost a symbol of our region.”
A banner declaring: “Let’s beat constipation and sloppiness with enemas” — an allusion to a line from “The Twelve Chairs,” a famous Soviet film comedy — was posted on one of the spa’s walls.
I hear that after the unveiling everyone celebrated with warm mineral water and chocolate fondue.