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Local Fox Affiliate Asks The City Of Detroit To Explain Elaborate Fisting Joke

1004819_10151815131602994_230977292_nThe people of Detroit woke yesterday morning to find a peculiar present left at the site of one of their most beloved landmarks, a giant sculpture of the late boxer Joe Louis’ fist.

In what he claims was a “gesture of sympathy,” Detroit artist Jerry Vile left this giant can of Crisco at the base of the fist as a “magical Vessel of Hope” to help “ease the pain of Detroit’s bankruptcy.” The can sat at the site for nearly five hours while bewildered local news crews covered the “event,” all while not knowing it was an elaborate fisting joke that they were promoting on the five o’clock news.

But the day’s Facepalm Award goes to local Fox affiliate Fox 2 Detroit, who snapped a photo of the can and posted to Facebook:

Local artist Jerry Vile has created something he calls “Vessel of Hope”. He hopes it may in someway ease the pain of having the Detroit bankruptcy shoved into our faces. Can anyone explain what this means???

Well, Fox 2, let us start by saying this fist was not aimed at your face in the first place. You were facing the wrong direction when you took the photo…

After realizing they had provided endless hours of entertainment for locals (and been picked up by other national news outlets), the folks at Fox 2 were good sports and returned to their Facebook page to post a follow-up comment that read “Wow. Apparently, we’re a little naive.”

Unfortunately, the can of Crisco was removed by city officials around 2pm, citing it as “abandoned property.” Tonight, size queens at the warehouse where Detroit takes abandoned property are having one hell of a party.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jul 31, 2013
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  • 3 Comments
    • balehead
      balehead

      gay separatists are ruining everything…..

      Aug 1, 2013 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scoobydube
      scoobydube

      Someone should send that ‘can’ of Crisco to Roger and tell him to “take it like a man” ROTFLMFAO !!!!!!!!!

      Aug 2, 2013 at 5:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris-MI
      Chris-MI

      The fist is aimed at Windsor, Ontario, and locals have been trying to decipher the symbolism here for decades. This moment makes it greasier, if no more transparent.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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