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Detroit’s Robocop Statue Is Almost Finished

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bill-swift - May 15, 2013

A 10-foot-tall statue of Robocop is almost complete and will go up somewhere in the Motor City. It started, like everything these days, on Kickstarter. A group, (probably of nerd potheads), thought it would be awesome to put up a statue of Murphy in his home city of Detroit. The statue only needs its final bronze casting from creators Imagination Station. You'll recall from the epic films that he was a cop that was almost killed by a gang of thugs. He was brought back as a cyborg supercop to clean up the streets in a dystopian future Detroit. In the film, the city had gotten so bad it was practically unlivable. While things were definitely going bad in Detroit in the 80's, things got even worse as more car plants closed in the 90's. Honestly, I've never seen anything like Detroit. It looks like a city post-zombocalypse. A lot of people in Detroit don't like the fact that a character from a movie that shows Detroit as an irredeemable place is a good thing. I disagree.

Look, I'm not having a dig at Detroit. It's really sad that one of our great American cities has become such a craphole. But let's face facts Detroiters, (Detroitians? Detroitites?), your city isn't getting much tourism these days. A giant statue of Robocop would be a great way to bring some much needed fundage to the city. Think about the Rocky statue in Philly. It has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. Plus, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Robocop. Those movies are awwweeeesssoooomme. Do you want to know what Pasadena, TX, (the suburb of Houston I grew up in), is famous for? Urban f@$king Cowboy. Yeah, the movie with John Travolta, Deborah Winger, and an electric bull. And, may I add, that Robocop 2 was shot in Houston. But no one wants to put a 10-foot-tall cyborg killing machine in H-Town. So, please stop complaining Motown.

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