Bouncy Irish Dolmen: Can We Get This in Stonehenge?

Is this not brilliant? A man named Jim Ricks created this variation on the bouncy castle, the Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen (more pictures and information at that link), referred to as a monumental inflatable sculpture, to be a public artwork.

Regular readers, a concept we doggedly refuse to stop pretending is real, know that we occasionally do posts on replicas of megalithic sites other than Stonehenge. This one is a surprisingly accurate rendering of the Poulnabrone Dolmen in Burren, County Clare, Ireland, as seen in the above photo by Keith Drummond.

Our warm thanks to friend of the blog Feòrag NicBhrìde for passing the link along to us! It may go without saying but we now have a second Clonehenge wish. Right after our hope for a Stonehenge replica in space we will now be keeping our fingers crossed and looking out for a bouncy Stonehenge!

We have faith in the Stonehenge replica imperative (Rule 34 s): Whatever it is, there is (or will be) a Stonehenge made of it. No exceptions. That bouncy Stonehenge may be out there already, at a child’s party in Singapore or a medieval fair in the Czech Republic. It’s just a matter of time until it appears online.

And we’ll be here to let you know. Until then, friends, happy henging!

NEWSFLASH!! As of April 19, 2012, mankind’s dream of a bouncy Stonehenge has been realised. With tears of deep emotion we offer you this, our post on the ultimate achievement of our species, Jeremy Deller’s bouncy inflatable Stonehenge. Oh, sweet world that answers our deepest and most hoped-for desires!

Wells Bombardier, Stonehenge in Advertising


photo by Feòrag NicBhrìde, with permission

We don’t usually post pictures of pictures of Stonehenge. That way lies madness–gratuitous uses pop up everywhere. But this amusing use of Stonehenge to advertise Wells Bombardier was sent us by the alert reader who is the prattler at The Pagan Prattle. We like receiving pictures from readers!

Of course you have to be British to understand everything in the picture on this bottle, but Clonehenge readers of all nationalities will recognise the linteled stone circle at the bottom of the ad.  We were going to make a joke about whether Stonehenge received a fee for its endorsement of a beer until we saw the notice saying “Official beer of English Heritage.” Apparently someone or something did receive a fee.

No score for this, of course, but we do like the red squirrels. And speaking of endorsements, here are a couple of Cthulhu-related items we enjoyed on Feòrag NicBhrìde’s website linked in the caption above: Cthulhu Nigiri and Cthulhu-na-Gig. But we will resist the temptation to start a blog on Cthulhu-related art!