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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rubbed the Wrong Way

posted by on June 26 at 17:42 PM

The effigy of 19th Century journalist known as Victor Noir has long been popular with women visitors.

Officials concerned about damage to the icon’s groin area have erected a fence around the grave, and a sign prohibiting indecent rubbing.

The statue shows Noir in a frock coat and trousers lying flat on his back, with a distinct enlargement in the groin.

The effigy has been held as an aid to love or fertility.

The new sign warns: “Any damage caused by graffiti or indecent rubbing will be prosecuted.”

Remember folks, while rubbing a journalist’s groin does have its benefits, be gentle or you’ll rub that thing right off.

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Spaghetti Lee

Posted by Tony Rigga | June 26, 2008 5:51 PM

Victor Noir is carrying. It's really hot.

The legend is, ladies sit on his face for fertility.

Posted by Hooty Sapperticker | June 26, 2008 7:27 PM

How old are you?

Posted by wf | June 26, 2008 8:13 PM

From the wiki:

In 2005 a fence was erected around the statue of Noir, to deter people from touching the statue. Due to the protests of the female population of Paris however, it was torn down again.

Ah, Paris.

Posted by squidoo | June 27, 2008 1:20 AM

Huh huh. You said "erected".

Posted by seattle mike | June 27, 2008 9:33 AM
6 gentle or you’ll rub that thing right off.

Advice for Mr. Poe?

Posted by Harry Palms | June 27, 2008 9:37 AM

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