Friday, February 19, 2010

The new idols of the tribe

In a New York Times article from Nov. 2007 Dan Bilesky writes of a rush to erect statues of Tarzan, Bruce Lee, Rocky, a former Playboy bunny, etc. in different parts of what once was Yugoslavia. The latest addition to that list is Johnny Depp who recently unveiled a bronze statue of himself somewhere in Serbia (honoring him for his role in a minor Hollywood flick from the 1990s made by Emir Kosturica). After the previous set of idols those Balkan savages held high brought them so low, they still need something to worship, right?