P is for Phallic but maybe not on purpose – It’s totally on purpose

As I get further into the alphabet, I feel like I’m slipping further into crazy land.  I should just apologize.  Sorry.  Please read on.  It shouldn’t do any permanent damage.

During our anniversary weekend a while back, we visited Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

We’ve always loved Eureka Springs.  In the middle of nowhere and for no reason, there’s a egg person watching over the town.

There's a giant egg person sitting on the wall.

“I’m just hangin out, y’all.  On a wall, tryin not to fall.  I don’t like horses.  They’re not very good at puzzles.”

I love running across unexpected things.

"I'm still here."

“I’m still here.”


Then we ran across this…

What?  Why?


Ummm, that’s totally a penis, y’all.   A giant neon penis.  It’s not that I have a problem with giant penises, I just didn’t see any giant neon vaginas… and I looked.  Not a one.  Not cool, hipster town.  They should get equal billing.

Now, I need an angel segue.  I got nothing.  This A to Z thing is killing me…like the angels I’m about to discuss.  Suck it, segue!  Oh, if you don’t watch Doctor Who, this might be confusing.  Go watch “Blink” and then come back or I could just summarize – a bunch of angel statues ‘kill’ people.  You’re welcome.  Here we go…

Even though I’d been to Eureka Springs a bazillion times, I hadn’t noticed how many creepy angel statues were stationed all over town.  Spooky.  And the fact that they just appeared out of nowhere makes it even more spooktacular.  They were just waiting to zap us when we weren’t looking.

"I'm sweet and minding my own business.  I won't kill you.  I wasn't even thinking about killing you."

“I’m sweet and minding my own business.  I won’t kill you.  I wasn’t even thinking about killing you.”

Liar!  He was totally trying to sneak up behind us but we caught him in the act…

"No pictures!  I wasn't following you!"

“No pictures!”  Busted, asshole!

This creepy serial killer was waiting for us outside of our room.  She looks all glowy and ethereal but don’t be fooled!

Don't Blink!

Don’t Blink!

And now that I’m sooo well versed on adding video – here’s a warning from David Tennant (it’s his birthday and I’m a weirdo super fan).

After watching the full episode, you’ll  never look at statues the same.


American German – language lesson #44

Penissymbole und Engelstatuen sind unheimlich. (pay-ness-sim-bowl-a und en-gel-stat-u-en send une-hime-lick)  Penis signs and angel statues are creepy.  Mostly, angel statues.  Penis signs are funny.  This lesson isn’t very helpful.



  1. Hi, Julie,
    Cool post.

    The angels reminded me of something I watched on television where stone angels were stalking & devouring people.
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    • julieyoujest says:

      I never noticed them much until I saw something similar on Doctor Who. Seriously creepy! I wonder if it’s the same TV show – it has to be…how many shows have featured angel statues stalking people?

  2. Wow – that is quite a phallic sign you found there, I must say!

    Not sure what to make of the creepy angels, but I love the Humpty Dumpty dude hanging out on the wall.

    Were there any springs there, or is that just a name now?

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    • julieyoujest says:

      There are over 100, I think. In Eureka Springs, the springs are cold but in Hot Springs, they are, like the name suggests, hot. Blazing hot in the middle of winter, it’s bizarre.

  3. wow those angel statues would have creeped me out majorly, I wouldn’t have been able to sleep. Also you made me want to watch doctor who again, I still have 2 new episodes recorded wheee
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    • julieyoujest says:

      I’m so glad there’s another fan of the Doctor – my husband thinks I’m crazy! He’s not a fan. What?!

  4. Amazing! That town has a sense of humor 🙂
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    • julieyoujest says:

      We love it. It’s artsy and fun and the locals are awesome! And there’s a giant penis in the middle of town that nobody seems to notice.

  5. Oh my, that sign is hilarious. I almost spit my coffee on the screen, which is sad, since you did warn us in the title. Creepy angles and giant penises. this post was too funny.

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    • julieyoujest says:

      I don’t know how I missed that sign before. This time, I was all, “Oh my god, did you see that giant penis? Pull over!” My husband wasn’t even startled. He just parked the car, got out and took the picture. I’m wearing him down…or out. I’m not sure which.

  6. Hahahaha! Love your introduction into the episode Blink, which is one of the best EVER!! I used to love looking at those statue, now I poop myself ever so slightly and weep a little in fear, whenever if I see one.

    And a giant neon penis. It’s like Christmas has come early! 🙂
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    • julieyoujest says:

      Right!? They’re completely ruined for me as well. I’m ever so slowly getting used to this “new” Doctor. I do love a man in a bow tie.

      You just gave me a great idea for Christmas cards this year. I’m going to go work on some mock-ups (or cock-ups). Ouch…I’m not so good with puns.

  7. My sister has a statue right in front of her house. I warned her “don’t blink” and she didn’t get the reference at all…so sad. You should have taken a picture of the phallic object in it’s glowing glory at night. That would have been awesome =).
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    • julieyoujest says:

      That’s a brilliant idea! I wasn’t anywhere near it after dark (to many angels to be messing about) but I’ll brave it at some point to get that picture.

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