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AndyRage
03-09-2010, 01:16 PM
What? AndyRage never posts to the gallery!

There's a vague proposal going around to erect a 'Wellywood' sign in the hills in Wellington. This is in recognition of the amount of special effects work being done in New Zealand for major films - Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and the like.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/3421114/A-sign-of-success-for-Wellywood-hills

In my opinion the idea is a bit tacky. And as is so often the way with projects like this it will be created in an air of enthusiasm which will quickly evaporate. Funding for maintenance will vanish. The sign will be vandalized and fall into disrepair and will quickly become (more of) a blot on the landscape.

<edited to fix my 'N'>
So with a bit of 'Ragin', I present the future...

Alexandra
03-09-2010, 01:22 PM
Ha ha Andy-too funny! I don't know.....maybe in lights?:p:D

L Skylar Brown
03-09-2010, 01:58 PM
Andy - This is funny. For Many Many years, I lived adjascent to the Hollywood sign, and saw it go from almost demolished to restored. Funding and vandalism were always a problem. It wasn't until Hollywood itself turned itself into a "Theme Park" that money got abundant again. A bit of trivia - Hollywood isn't incorporated. It is just a Neighborhood in Greater Los angeles.

Valerie
03-09-2010, 02:22 PM
Now this is to good. LOL :D:D
Val

jibes
03-09-2010, 02:32 PM
What a hoot! Hell yes!

Evart
03-09-2010, 03:08 PM
Now that's an idea, good call!! :D

AndyRage
03-09-2010, 03:25 PM
Hey, my 'N' is backwards!
Grrr....

Okay, fixed my 'N' and re-posted. Sorry - carry on.

RobertSWade
03-09-2010, 06:52 PM
What? The Vandals have invaded New Zealand? Can the Visigoths be far behind?

Flynn_the_Cat
03-09-2010, 07:00 PM
You aren't the only one to disapprove, they have some far better ideas in the comments here...

http://dimpost.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/a-modest-proposal/

Juz
03-09-2010, 07:04 PM
LMAO :D:D
Wow ... I first thought it was somewhere to buy gumboots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SguYlpm3ffQ

coops
03-09-2010, 08:26 PM
Thats so amusing Andy:)

Caesar
03-09-2010, 11:05 PM
I'd say a nice huge Pyramid would have lasted more, probably ....:D

D Akey
03-10-2010, 06:35 AM
Hahahah. Well done. Art as social comment. Nailed it, Andy! :):):)

Personally I would prefer seeing the sign say "%#)#"