The world we live in now: If you want something done, make sure it's something The Internerds will take vaugely-ironic pleasure in. A privately-funded, web-donation-based effort to install a statue of RoboCop in Detroit has exceeded it's financial target, and they're going ahead with it.
io9 has an interview with the guys in charge. I know some people aren't crazy about this - wishing the money had gone to other more useful sources, viewing the whole thing as a silly fit of geek/hipster irony, etc. There's probably some truth in that... but on the other hand there's going to be a statue of Robocop in Detroit. Awesome.