Six-ton bus does push-ups in London

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:32 EDT
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Artist David Cerny in front of his double-decker push-up bus. Screenshot via Youtube.
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For reasons unknown, a bright red, six-ton, double-decker bus will be doing push-ups outside the Czech Olympic House in London during the Olympic games.

The artist, Czech sculptor David Cerny, reportedly called his work “very ironic,” and it shows.

The two-story bus is fitted with rotund buttocks and two strapping arms that actually push the structure up and down. All the while, audio cues grunt and groan in exertion, as if to somehow become even more attention-grabbing.

“There’s one common exercising around the world for sportsmen, and it’s push-ups,” Cerny said in a video published to YouTube revealing his latest work. “So, I thought that the push-up would be perfect fun.”

It all makes a little more sense when you see the artist’s previous work (link possibly not safe for work).

This video was published to YouTube on July 23, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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