I am in favor
Of cleansing the comments of filthy verbiage. I would posit that the replacement ought be the same number of symbols though.
As for "We're getting worse than the Victorians lobbing the genitals off statues"-- where did they lob them to? Maybe they are hidden in one of the cabinets in the fascinating Naples' Gabenetto Segreto.
As for oddities, there is the monumental metal statue with (human) parts detachable (horse parts seemingly aren't an issue), for when the Pope floated by on his boat. You know, unscrew the parts, and later screwing them back in, well used in the meantime.