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Love Land

September 26, 2011

(Note:  Love Land contains sexually explicit, albeit poorly rendered, fiberglass sculptures.  Since the author’s mom and her friends are subscribers and tend to the Snow White end of the censorship spectrum, the following post has been edited tastefully to PG-13.  Those of you with active glands desiring to give a plastic statue a good rogering will be able to fill in the dirty bits with minimal difficulty).

Talofofo Falls Resort Theme Park (it has neither a resort or theme in the interests of full disclosure) has one of the most unique displays on the planet:

Located directly behind Kiddie Land, this secluded and fenced off garden  takes the cake when it comes to the theatre of the bizarre.

Why?

Well…

Asian, specifically Korean, culture is a mite stuffy.  A conservative country with many rules results in a rigid society with few opportunities for social interaction between unattached men and women.

Some elder Korean statesman must have decided youg people needed a visual primer for the physical resultant of attraction, which resulted in a 140 acre theme park in Korea – Love Land.

Eager to capitalize on the concept, the garden was replicated on Guam.

A man in a mild state of undress?  No big deal.  Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your taste and discretion) the theme was carried far beyond a loosened trouser belt.  No, Mom…I’m not going to show any dirty bits, so don’t worry.

These are life-sized fiberglass figurines set in a haphazardly maintained maze of a garden.  Interesting?  Perhaps.  Exciting?  If you’re an unemployed boatbuilder looking for a new business model – maybe.

I’m stilly trying to figure out what Elvis is supposed to be holding.

The Pheebs and I walked through this garden a few years ago, and it was quite the bizarre place.

The little plastic Venus notwithstanding.

If there’s anything more bizarre than plastic nudes in various poses – it’s the interactive exhibits.

Mankind has managed to procreate for multiple millenia without a hand-cranked demonstration model.  The instruction on the demo is sage advice advice, however, and I urge young excitable males reading this blog to take heed.  You’ll get better meals and ironed shirts if you do.

By this point in the exhibit, the Pheebs was laughing hysterically.

A Chinese entrpreneur sought to replicate Love Land, but his theme park was demolished by the central government before it could open.  Either they have more common sense than we do – or – they’re utterly devoid of any sense of humor whatsoever.

In any case, Love Land is one of those rare gaffes which are so over the top that they transcend kitsch and move into the category of unintended cultural art.

I wondered idly if this was a Republican admoniton for teen chastity.  If so, the shoe fits.

Until tomorrow,

Chuck.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2011 7:16 am

    You were very tasteful in your examples…cause I was there and the fiberglass statues were helping to promote Kama Sutra for sure.

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      September 26, 2011 7:29 pm

      Yep. Gotta keep it clean for Mom!

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