Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Come and Get It

This statue stands outside of the Phoenix Building on Gay Street, advertising for the Downtown Grind coffee shop. 
Don't get me wrong, I love Downtown Grind. Their coffee is fantastic, and I like the friendly staff. But there is just something about this statue that gives me the creeps. I mean, look at him, with that mysterious, self-satisfied smile. He knows things. Dark, secret things that have nothing to do with cappuccinos. 
And why does he have his hand behind his back? What's he got back there that he's not willing to share with the rest of Knoxville? 
What do you think?

13 comments:

Jim said...

Looks a little pale too.

Hilda said...

Oh goodness, he looks like my uncle in Chicago!

These 'menu holders' are sooo kitschy, I find them adorable. ;D

angela said...

He looks a bit like Mario without the cap...but, yes, he does have a knowing look!

Louis la Vache said...

He has a meat clever behind his back. Off with the fingers of anyone who complains about his cooking!

hehehe
He reminds "Louis" of the villain in 'Ratatouille'.....

Virginia said...

Thanks for a good laugh this morning! I'm with you on the chef. I think Louis is right as always. It's a meat clever.

Snapper said...

I dunno KG, he looks pretty harmless to me. Have you been staying up late reading Raymond Chandler novels lately?

Tanya said...

ROFL, you are too funny. I kinda like the little guy :D

Laurie said...

Definintely a cleaver. Or a santoku knife. I agree with you, he's got some seriously creepy energy!

crittoria said...

He definitely has something up his sleeve! What a funny little man!!

• Eliane • said...

Tee hee, I think he reads your soul.

Knoxville Girl said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.
Jim - oh no, a vampire ?
Hilda, Angela, Tanya - I've seen cute ones too in other towns.
Louis, V, and Laurie - oy, we think alike. Southern Gothic, anyone?
Snapper - I've watched too many Twilight Zone episodes. I know things too.
Crittoria - hee! wonder if it's an exta ace from a poker game
Elaine - at least his gaze doesn't follow me down the street.

Hope said...

I work in downtown Knoxville and have often walked by this creepy guy. I always feel a little leery walking by.

Marie Reed said...

Orange ice tea sounds just divine!