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Vancouver's Devil-With-an-Erection Statue Goes Down

Vancouver's Devil-With-an-Erection Statue Goes Down

Train riders in East Vancouver got quite an eyeful earlier this week when a nine-foot tall statue of a devil with a giant erection popped up.

It's a mystery who erected the monument, which was placed at the site of a Christopher Columbus statue that's since been moved. Commuters and the public were more tickled than offended, but city officials removed Satan on Tuesday afternoon.

“Public art is usually expensive and banal. It’s a lovely change of pace,” one supporter claimed on a petition to keep it up. “We all need some devil dick in our lives.”

Read more here (and to see the NSFW version).

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