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Close to where I live is a nice wee area called Kensington Market. Lots of grocery stores, cafes, bars. It is quite, for want of a less heinous word, vibrant. There’s a park there called Bellevue Square Park. Within that park is a statue stood between two benches. It’s a statue of Al Waxman. Al Waxman! The lieutenant off “Cagney and Lacey” has a statue! Made me laugh loads when I first saw it. And it made me happy, too, because I’ve long had a desire to have framed photographs of TV and movie lieutenants all along a corridor wall. Apparently, though, Waxman — who died in 2001 — was very famous in Canada. He was in a sitcom called 1970s “King of Kensington” (YouTube clip of title sequence) in which he owned a convenience store in Kensington Market. Al Waxman had a happy face, as the clip linked above shows. And I remember him as having a happy face in “Cagney and Lacey,” too. So it’s kinda weird that the statue looks Aphex Twin-ishly creepy. Especially when you take two photographs and make an animated gif out of them.

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September 5th, 2010 at 9:12 am

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