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The city of Cleveland is erecting a Superman statue… Plus the Top 5 people who deserve a statue downtown

From Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Looks like Cleveland will be getting a Superman statue — finally.

A larger-than-life statue of a flying Superman is on track to be erected near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the elevated walkway that will connect downtown Cleveland to the lakefront.

The statue will be about five miles from the Glenville neighborhood where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in the early 1930s.

Images via Cleveland.com

Love this. Philly has the Rocky statue, Detroit has that weird fist thing, and Cleveland has the… Free Stamp. Honestly, is the Free Stamp the worst statue representative of a city ever? “Hey, welcome to Cleveland, the birthplace of… this big stamp!”

This got the ball rolling and I started to think “If I were to put a statue up downtown, which people would be most deserving to have a statue made of them?

The Top 5 people who deserve their own staue in downtown Cleveland

5.  Halle Berry

Born and raised in Bedford. A-List Hollywood actress. Preferably the statue would be molded just how she looked as she was sitting by the pool in the movie Swordfish

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4. The Cast of A Christmas Story

Obvious choice here. Have the whole family standing next to the infamous leg lamp… or recreate the scene where Ralphie beats the shit out of that dickhead Scut Farcus.

3. Charles Ramsey

Imagine a 10 foot tall statue of Charles Ramsey holding a bag full of Big Macs. That’s a world I want to live in.

2. Superpimp

A fixture downtown on a weekend night. Superpimp is a god damn local treasure. If we’re being honest I’m not really sure why the below picture already isn’t a statue at the corner of West 6th and St. Clair.

1. Dick Goddard

Dick Motherfucking Goddard. The Wizard of Weather. The King of Caterpillars. The Knight of Northeast Ohio.  Dick’s statue would 100% be of him riding on the back of a Woolybear like that flying dog thing in a Neverending Story.

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The new Batmobile looks AWESOME

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Hey Affleck, you got a Hemi in that thing? I was a little skeptical of this movie at first but now I am all the way in. Contrary to popular groupthink I think Ben Affleck will be a pretty decent Batman. He’s no Christian Bale but he’s definitely not George Clooney either. I’ll definitely be at the midnight screening in Valley View for this one. The 2 best superheroes combining forces on the big screen is enough to make my head explode. Even if “Man of Steel” was the biggest pile of garbage I’ve seen in the past two years, there’s just no passing up Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman in the same movie.

 

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