There's Something About Mary

The Inner-West Weekly, a community newspaper in suburban Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, recently ran a front page article about how a local "Mary Poppins" statue had again been vandalized -- this time, her iconic umbrella had been snapped off.

The statue, in a public park in the town of Ashfield, commemmorates Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, who once lived in Ashfield. In 2005, someone cut the statue off at Mary's feet. In 2008, it was covered in graffiti. And now, this year, Mary's carpet bag and umbrella were snapped off.

Naturally, the newspaper headlined the story of the most recent damage:

Super brolly a statistic, vandals are atrocious

Yeah, really:

Image of newspaper front page

(Link to the full story.)

Posted February 23, 2009

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