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.'
Philadelphia has 'Rocky Balboa.'
Milwaukee has 'The Fonz.'
Minneapolis has 'Mary Richards' from 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.'
Vulcan Alberta has a statue of the 'Starship Enterprise' (presumably filled with tiny statues of its crew)
Hell, Metropolis, Illinois even has a 'Superman' statue that President Obama supports.