View Full Version : Darth Vader, Univ of Iowa Mascot????

05-04-2004, 12:12 AM
His name, Galactic Herky. His title, Dark Lord of Sith and official Mascot of the University of Iowa. http://www.herkyonparade.com/thestatues_search_details.asp?I=10

This is part of an art festival commemorating the 75th Anniversary and rennovation of Kinnick Stadium at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. 75 six-foot, 300 lb statues of Herky the Hawk in various costumes located in the Iowa City, IA area. I've seen about 5 on campus. All look cool.

05-04-2004, 01:54 AM

we need a "horrified" icon 'cause this thing is horrific!! Sorry to be so blunt, but I must tell the truth!

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Exhaust Port
05-04-2004, 10:09 AM
This seems to be the latest trend, adding numerous statues around a town each painted or modified by a different artist. I've come across a few:

Lexington, KY - Horses
Galviston (?), TX - Pelicans
Cleveland, OH - Guitars

There a few others but I'm drawing a blank on them right now. It was interesting the first few times I came across them but now it seems to be a bit much.

05-04-2004, 02:48 PM
Proud to live in Iowa(for this reason only):D

05-04-2004, 03:33 PM
EP, Los Angeles area had weird angel statues like that.

That Vader needs to be away from my eyes. :eek: ;)

05-04-2004, 06:35 PM
Don't forget that Chicago had cows, then ping pong tables, then furniture......cool first time, horrible after that!

Exhaust Port
05-06-2004, 09:16 AM
The Chicago cows, that was one of the ones I remember seeing too.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-24-2004, 05:34 PM
Lincoln, NE has bikes all over the damn place. My town, Lafayette, CO, has dumb owls for some reason. Anyway, the Vader thing is odd.