the bronze father of soul

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The Godfather of Soul James Brown was honored this past weekend when his hometown erected a life sized bronze statue in his honor.

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The statue shows him smiling widely and wearing a cape. Thankfully for James, they went with that famous image over this one:

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To be honest, I think that Brown’s mugshot would have made a MUCH better statue.  I could guarantee it would have been the cleanest statue in the world, because a life size replica of that head would surely scare the crap out of pigeons everywhere. Figuratively, of course.

Well, now that that’s all said and done I’m holding out hope that if Nick Nolte ever gets a statue erected in his honor they go with this shot:

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Keep your fingers crossed.

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