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June 28, 2021


Facts About The Statue of Heracles:

On two occasions shortly after its installation Bouscau reduced the size of the statue's penis, following complaints from local women.…

The penis of the statue has been stolen and not recovered on numerous occasions.[3] When it was stolen in June 2010 it took until January 2011 for a replacement to be installed.[2] By 2016 the mayor's office had a mould of the penis from which replacements were cast.[4] In 2016 the mayor, Yves Foulon, stated "I wouldn't want anyone – not even my worst enemies – to go through what happens to this statue" and the absence of the penis caused embarrassment to the council during some ceremonies held at the statue.[5]

In 2016 it was decided by the council to not replace the penis. Instead a detachable penis was fabricated and it would only be installed during public events held at the statue. The deputy mayor Martine Phellipot was inspired to commission the detachable penis by her medical background. She noted "We chose the option of making a removable prosthesis which is placed on the statue before each ceremony. It's the only way to avoid constantly chasing after his anatomy".[1] The detachable penis was made by Thomas Castelnau, an artist employed by the city council.[6] The penis screws into the statue; when it is absent only a thin metal rod remains.

(Thanks to The Perts)


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But most of the time it's flacid?

When they have a ceremony, is the opening song "Oh Lord it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way"?

One can only hope that when televised city council meetings are called to order we will discover that the Mayor is using the detachable penis as a gavel.

Only a hardcore dickhead would steal Heracles detachable stone penis. When they perps are apprehended they should do hard time and when paroled, be banned from possessing or consuming Viagra.

Remember Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) in “Naked Gun”?

Yves Foulon. Don't look any further. Penis Envy.

Hercules' stone penis was clearly ahead of its time.

It's a little-known fact that this statue was inspired after someone saw Hercules trying to give his cat a pill. Nemean Lion my foot!

This reminded me of a silly song I haven't listened to in decades (prior to listening to it currently) Detachable Penis by King Missile.


And there's this.

Kinda reminds me of John Bobbett.

"Is it true what they're saying about Eric Idle, or is it just an attachment?"

~ Eric Idle

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