There’s a lot that’s encouraging and amusing about the fact that Detroit was able to raise enough money to erect a Robocop statue in 6 days. But my favorite bit in this NYTimes story is how this whole thing began:
The unusual fund-raising effort sprang from a question posed to Detroit’s mayor on Twitter last week by “a random dude in Massachusetts,” who proposed that the city celebrate “RoboCop” the same way Philadelphia does “Rocky,” according to the project’s Web site. The first-term mayor, Dave Bing, replied: “There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop. Thank you for the suggestion.”
Hey! I’M a random dude in Massachusetts too! I can only hope that one of my off-handed tweets ends up one day capturing the nation’s imagination.