The Virtual Saint Wilberforce

3 Sep

In Paragon Station, tucked away behind the Larkin Statue there’s a machine which displays a video of this green coated 3D monstrosity claiming to be one living breathing up-to-date William Wilberforce (“I’m Hull through and through!”; “So, with others, I set about creating a movement, the first human rights movement in the world.” gives you a flavour). It’s supposed to be a tour-de-force of modern graphic wizardry, actually it’s quite poor quality and the damn thing doesn’t even come close to looking like Wilberforce and has more the look of Mr Potato Head. But that is only the beginning. All day long this ghastly display gives a repetitive narrative of self-encomiums. It’s good job he’s facing forward as the sunlight shining from his backside would be blinding. It is a truly awful thing to behold. It’s also an absolute bugger to photograph as well which is why if you care to peer at this guy’s armpit you will see my own balding potato head, basking in reflective glory.
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One Response to “The Virtual Saint Wilberforce”

  1. William Kendall September 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    You wonder what part of the local brain trust came up with this idea.

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