Statues have always seemed a little megalomaniacal to me. I get it, you want to pay tribute to someone great, but buzz off and use your own money please. That's how I feel anyway. They are useful, however, at providing a few amused smirks and giggles, mostly through vandalism or witty rebellion. With the right pose and the correct shutter speed, things can look pretty hilarious.
Here's some pictures of people doing really strange things with statues!