George Santayana famously said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The Swedes have just proven the truth of that. They are building a Trojan Moose.
When completed, the 148-foot tall, 155-foot long moose will have a restaurant in its belly, as well as a concert hall, conference rooms and a shop, Thorbjorn Holmlund, project coordinator and local tourism promoter, said Thursday.
The monument will be so massive that its hooves will be firmly planted in two different counties, Vasterbotten and Norrbotten, about 540 miles north of Stockholm.
"The reason we decided to build a moose is because there is something magnificent about the animal. It's the king of the forest," Holmlund said.
The wooden moose is being financed by shadowy donors – they'll find out too late that it was the moose who were paying for it. We all know what will happen once the Trojan Moose is completed, don't we? Heavily armed moose will spring from the giant wooden moose, conquering the entire region. It's inevitable. Well, unless it turns out like another Trojan animal. Say a rabbit.