I blame Chicago and their Cows on Parade for the horror that is "Disco Turtle" on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road.
At the time, the Cows were different and fun, but now would someone please stop torturing us with badly-designed, no longer unique [Yes, Amanda, the disco-thing - It's been done] plaster animal statues as "art?"
Since I've lived in the DC area, I have been subjected to:
elephants and donkeys,
and -of all things-
crabs (Baltimore has crabs. *heh*).
Now, we are going to be overrun by turtles, or I suppose I should say, terrapins.
It makes me want to gouge my eyeballs out.