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No Love For Robocop In Old Detroit
February 10, 2011
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We came across one of the weirdest/most awesome online campaigns of the year so far, the other day. Apparently, Detroit mayor Dave Bing had been pitched (via Twitter) the idea of erecting a statue to pay tribute to one of Detroit's greatest heroes: 'Robocop.' I know what you're thinking. Of course, he should do it. Only, he's not going to.

His official Twitter response was, "There are not any plans to erect a statue to 'Robocop.' Thank you for your suggestion." Now, Twitter has exploded with thousands of people flooding the mayor with tweets to reconsider.

Mayor Bing, 'Robocop' is a legend. He's the future of law enforcement! Besides, it's not like there aren't already statues of fictional heroes and heroines all over America and the world.

London has 'Sherlock Holmes.'

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Philadelphia has 'Rocky Balboa.'

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Milwaukee has 'The Fonz.'

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Minneapolis has 'Mary Richards' from 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.'

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Vulcan Alberta has a statue of the 'Starship Enterprise' (presumably filled with tiny statues of its crew)

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Hell, Metropolis, Illinois even has a 'Superman' statue that President Obama supports.

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