Sunday, March 27, 2011

But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man...

While we were in Chicago and wandering around Lincoln Park trying to find Lou Malnati's, we passed Oz Park.  They have interesting sculptures of the characters from the Wizard of Oz, although a careful look at them gives you the feeling they'd be pretty creepy at night.

The Tin Man.

The Scarecrow, looking a bit more like the Scarecrow from Batman then like the character from the Wizard of Oz.  I like it that he needs a plaque explaining that he's that Scarecrow, as you'd expect someone else in Oz Park.

A closer picture showing him with his diploma of Thinkology (ThD).

Wizard of Oz: They have one thing you haven't got: a diploma. Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universitartus Committiartum E Pluribus Unum, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of ThD. 
Scarecrow: ThD? 
Wizard of Oz: That's... Doctor of Thinkology. 


PrincessMax said...

Strange fact: Oz park is actually named after a dude named Oz. The fairy tale theme came later. Possibly correlated with the gentrification of the neighborhood 20 years ago.

Scooter said...

I knew having a blog was educational.