I knew it would happen. You knew it would happen. The Internet will not abide another nixing in the vein of Harry Baals, and it will have its way with the city of Detroit whether the mayor likes it or not.
The RoboCop statue has reached its funding target, and will be serving the public trust, protecting the innocent, and “upholding the awesome” soon. Your move, Mayor Bing.
UPDATE: We’ve reached the $50,000 goal with the help of many many supporters and a very generous contribution from Pete Hottelet at www.omniconsumerproductscorporation.com, but you can still contribute, so please keep backing the project. All the reward levels still stand, and we’re currently discussing how to branch this project and fundraising into bigger and bigger things with a better and better impact on Detroit. Thank you, everybody! Wow.
There you have it. Power of the Internet folks. From half-hearted joke to funded project in one week’s time. That was easy. And all it took was a glib dismissal via mayoral tweet. Just remember that the next time you tell someone that something ridiculous won’t happen. The plan is for RoboCop to planted at the spot below, watching over Michigan Central Station.
Man does that view look shitty. Not exactly Rocky’s triumph atop the famous steps in Philly, but hey, I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth here. A seven-foot statue of RoboCop is coming, and it’s gotta go somewhere. You can still donate if you want to be a part of the project.