Anorak News | Hewn From Rocky – Sylvester Stallone’s Clay Jaw

Hewn From Rocky – Sylvester Stallone’s Clay Jaw

by | 12th, February 2007

small_171291_1_11714873251.jpg“I FELT as if Rocky has come from our village, he had to fight to win his place in society.”

Rocky is Rocky Balboa, aging fighter returning to the ring for one more punch in the head. Oh, for a lean, mean grilling machine.

The person being quoted is Bojan Marceta a resident of Zitiste, a town about 30 miles north of Belgrade.

The other notable thing about Zitiste is that it is jinxed. Reports tell of floods and landslides.

What Zitiste needs is an icon, a talisman to turn away evil and make Zitiste mighty. What it needs is Rocky Balboa. And if it can’t have the real thing in an Everton scarf, it will have a stature instead.

As Marceta says: “This is the chance to give a better, more positive image to Zitiste. We have also contacted a sculptor who has designed the statue, asking him whether he would help us.”

Making a statue of Rocky cannot be too tricky. While most statues call for chiseled looks, Rocky’s effigy can be all sloppy jaw and droopy eyelids, and given his advancing years, sagging breasts.

At least the hair remains as pert and youthful as ever.

Posted: 12th, February 2007 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink