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Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:32 AM

US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany

More than 20 firefighters free exchange student from the artwork Chacán-Pi (Making Love) by Fernando de la Jara in Tübingen

In the space of 24 hours last week, two spectacular rescue operations were carried out in southern Germany.

Both involved men who had become trapped deep inside cave-like structures, and a large team working to set them free. But if explorer Johann Westhauser is expected to soon tell the world how he got trapped inside Germany's deepest cave, an anonymous exchange student might prefer to keep quiet about the story of how he got into a tight spot.

On Friday afternoon, a young American in Tübingen had to be rescued by 22 firefighters after getting trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina. The Chacán-Pi (Making Love) artwork by the Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara has been outside Tübingen University's institute for microbiology and virology since 2001 and had previously mainly attracted juvenile sniggers rather than adventurous explorers.

According to De la Jara, the 32-ton sculpture made out of red Veronese marble is meant to signify "the gateway to the world".


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/23/us-student-rescued-giant-vagina-sculpture-germany

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Reply US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany (Original post)
Jesus Malverde Jun 2014 OP
unblock Jun 2014 #1
Orrex Jun 2014 #2
NuclearDem Jun 2014 #18
LiberalElite Jun 2014 #39
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2014 #41
Eleanors38 Jun 2014 #43
LiberalEsto Jun 2014 #3
dembotoz Jun 2014 #4
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2014 #19
derby378 Jun 2014 #5
FSogol Jun 2014 #6
snooper2 Jun 2014 #7
L0oniX Jun 2014 #11
GreatCaesarsGhost Jun 2014 #8
L0oniX Jun 2014 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2014 #10
G_j Jun 2014 #12
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2014 #17
AAO Jun 2014 #38
LiberalElite Jun 2014 #40
Reter Jun 2014 #49
Eleanors38 Jun 2014 #13
pinboy3niner Jun 2014 #14
NuclearDem Jun 2014 #15
Orrex Jun 2014 #20
gollygee Jun 2014 #16
KamaAina Jun 2014 #21
Orrex Jun 2014 #22
Oldtimeralso Jun 2014 #36
Orrex Jun 2014 #37
aikoaiko Jun 2014 #23
Zorra Jun 2014 #24
PADemD Jun 2014 #25
WinkyDink Jun 2014 #26
sakabatou Jun 2014 #28
WinkyDink Jun 2014 #29
Inkfreak Jun 2014 #31
sakabatou Jun 2014 #33
sakabatou Jun 2014 #27
MisterP Jun 2014 #30
Coventina Jun 2014 #32
liberal N proud Jun 2014 #34
KamaAina Jun 2014 #35
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2014 #42
Eleanors38 Jun 2014 #45
KurtNYC Jun 2014 #44
TacoD Jun 2014 #50
scarletwoman Jun 2014 #46
MannyGoldstein Jun 2014 #47
Rex Jun 2014 #48
3catwoman3 Jun 2014 #51

Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:37 AM

1. among the many sexist terms for vagina is "man-trap" -- but this is ridiculous!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:40 AM

2. He's crowning.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:28 PM

18. Congratulations! It's an idiot!

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 09:44 PM

39. HA!

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 09:56 PM

41. lol

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:01 PM

43. ^^^!!!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:44 AM

3. He will never live this down.

Ever.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:48 AM

4. wonder if the firefighters used ky

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:29 PM

19. Likely a version of it

when people get stuck, soap, oil, or other lovely things are used to lube people so you can avoid cutting things like whatever they got stuck in. In this case the rescue tools would have a hard time with the stone, and ... well you would be destroying a sculpture.

And this is meant as a serious answer, even if it probably will not be taken that way.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:48 AM

5. His excuse: "I thought this was where they were showing episodes of THE SOPRANOS"

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:48 AM

6. Waaahhha, where is the NSFW label?

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:51 AM

7. For a University student he isn't very bright, supposed to go face first



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Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:18 PM

11. Yer bad!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:16 PM

8. What happens in Tübingen stays in Tübingen.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:18 PM

9. Alert magnet.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:18 PM

10. Maybe they want to relive the day they were born?

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:19 PM

12. better pic of the sculpture,

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Response to G_j (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:27 PM

17. Thanks, I was really wondering

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Response to G_j (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 07:57 PM

38. Nah... doesn't ring a bell.

 

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Response to G_j (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 09:49 PM

40. Which reminded me of this episode of Everybody Loves Raymond: Marie's Sculpture


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Response to G_j (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:54 AM

49. No bushes around the sides?

I like it!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:21 PM

13. Clearly, he got lost in the Black Forrest.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:24 PM

14. This time I doubt his dad is handing out cigars

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:25 PM

15. Damn you feminism!

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:31 PM

20. MISANDRY!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:25 PM

16. It's a Boy!!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:33 PM

21. Poor kid'll be in therapy for the rest of his life

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:34 PM

22. A cunning stunt.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 06:48 PM

36. Great Pun

You caused this dyslexic DUer to lose a keyboard to diet pepsi

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Response to Oldtimeralso (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 06:54 PM

37. LOL. I can't take credit for it, though

I first heard it about 15 years ago, and I'm sure that it dates from long before that!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:42 PM

23. I'm not impressed with the artist's interpretation of the labia majora. Diminutive.



And why is the glans of the clitoris hiding? Weak sauce, artist.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 12:48 PM

24. Alerting! Image of a VAGINA! NSFW!!!



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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:34 PM

25. DUzy!

for the whole thread

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:36 PM

26. And here I sit watching a "Law & Order" episode about "re-birthing." Really!

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:38 PM

28. I briefly remember that episode

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:50 PM

29. L&O marathon on Sundance channel. This was about a quack therapy that ended in a smothered child.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:54 PM

31. I'm watching it too! Love me some Brisco.

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Response to Inkfreak (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:01 PM

33. And his "Lenny Lines"

That's what we call it in my house.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:37 PM

27. It's his second birth

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:52 PM

30. I actually told someone I'd do this to them if they didn't shape up (though I didn't mean Tübingen)

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:57 PM

32. Hallelujah! He's Born Again!!!

I'm loving this thread!!!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:02 PM

34. ROFL

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 09:58 PM

42. why couldnt he just scoot his legs up and out?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #42)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:10 PM

45. Probably dreading the irony such a maneuver would imply

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:04 PM

44. How DID they get him out? C-Section?

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 AM

50. They used the pull-out method.

My wife came up with that one.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:13 PM

46. Next time, try a little foreplay.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:30 AM

47. I'm picturing Beavis

exclaiming "I'm scoring!", struggling to stay in while emergency crews try to pull him out.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:40 AM

48. He shouldn't have gone there!


Help! Help! I am being oppressed!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:41 AM

51. I don't know how I missed this last yesterday...

...but it has certainly started my morning off with a laugh.

Why do I feel reasonably certain that no women would have tried this maneuver?

I do think that both the sculpture and the guy would went in to it are rather moronic.

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