CAC's Weekend Art Thread: A Giant Rock is Headed for Los Angeles

Fortunately for me (and unfortunately for all you haters in the sticks), it isn't SMOD.

No, the giant rock coming is part of an incredible addition to LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Levitated Mass:

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Michael Heizer and his $120,000 subject of an unwritten work by Edgar Allen Poe

The official story is this will be the latest addition of work to LACMA.

Truth be told, this is going to be our new mayor. No, make that overlord. We need something all-powerful and crushing to overtake all the egos in city hall.

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He Who Will Reign Over All, being transported by his servants

From the LACMA website:

Levitated Mass is an artwork by Michael Heizer comprised of a 456-foot-long concrete-lined slot constructed on
LACMAs campus, upon and at the center of which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. As visitors walk along the
slot, it gradually descends to fifteen feet deep, running underneath the megalith before ascending back up.

Site-specific art with minimalist roots is generally frowned upon by those not in love with modern art, and that is a shame. There is something that good minimalism, particularly that in the "earth art" vein, can accomplish- a unification and assertion of natural forces. Not a one-ness with nature, but a humbling sense of the massiveness of it. But also an abstraction of the real into the theoretical. I will be the first in line to experience this work when it opens, scheduled for the late spring-early summer.

I am not going into detail about the work yet, since obviously I have not seen it. Rest assured I will comment once I have, barring a massive earthquake striking the Southland at the very unfortunate moment of me walking under it.

The process of moving such a massive rock has become its own event in SoCal:

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com.

LACMA has a route tracker in case you wish to meet our modern megalith, here.

Hauling the 340 ton beast required the creation of a massive, 3-lane-wide rig, was was itself an engineering and logisitical wonder, as you can see:


In case any of you were wondering, the $10 million project was funded with private donors. Your taxes didn't go to this. Those went to Piss Christ. So in case you were getting mad at yet another government boondoggle, I can save you the aneurysm. There are those (some Occupy types being the loudest) who are infuriated money was spent on a "huge rock" instead of the homeless.

Let me answer the minor outbursts from lefties that this money could have "gone to help the unemployed." The money from donors could have been spent on a hundred thousand different things. It is in their right (I know that must boil your blood) to choose what they want their money to go towards. These donors decided it would do a lot of good in this way. Again, that free choice of theirs to do with their spare income what they wish is a thorn in many a liberal's side. If up to many of these do-gooder dolts, the $10 million would have gone to a great "community-building" organization, like ACORN.

People were put to work digging up the damned mass of earth, building the site at LACMA, designing the transport rigging, and dragging the beast across the Southland. More people were employed through this privately-funded project than in the dozens of "shovel ready" stimulus projects that litter Southern California. They are free to whine about it being "a vanity project by a slave to the elites" (pulled from a comment so incredibly stupid I won't quote in its entirety here for fear its density may actually kill you), but it accomplished a lot more good indirectly than your daring 8 seconds of keyboard-assaulting fury.

Switching away from the curious lefty outrage and Levitating Mass, an observation and a remembrance. Art gets a lot of shit from the right. Culture in general does. The passing of Breitbart energized me on my argument that we need to become the culture. Breitbart realized you don't win by simply fighting the media. You become the media (to steal a line ironically from Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra). You don't like current culture? Infiltrate it. If your kids or family members are passionate about art, music, film, etc, don't discourage them, embrace it. The more conservative minded people we have to re-engage the arts, the less "leftist" the arts will be.

Conservatives decided, stupidly, to all but abandon the arts (and the overall culture they increasingly whined was lurching to the left) over the last few decades. Just cede the entertainment part of our media to the left. Some openly said that was stupid, and made it a call to arms for the conservative-minded creative types to step up to the plate. Andrew Breitbart was the most prominent of these, directly and indirectly. I never knew him personally, and I will never get the opportunity to thank him for it. But I will paint, shoot, and proudly share my work and my conservative beliefs without any shame.

Everyone who can, must.

I will be doing the Art Threads after a very long hiatus every Sunday. If you are a creative type, feel free to submit your work to theoneandonlyfinn (at) gmail.com. If you happen to be in a creative event (gallery show, performance, etc), feel free to also submit a link and I will post it in upcoming threads.

Posted by: CAC at 06:32 PM



Comments

1 Horseshit, CAC. But at least they didn't pick my pocket.

Posted by: poe at March 03, 2012 06:36 PM (UjZou)

2 ten million for a rock?

that's more of a waste than cubbies season tickets
it is their year to win it all btw

Posted by: navycopjoe at March 03, 2012 06:36 PM (aeve0)

3 A giant rock as art? Wrong civilization.

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 06:37 PM (X3lox)

4 Great a fucking "ART" thread.

Another thing I'll be told I don't understand.


Posted by: McLovin at March 03, 2012 06:44 PM (j0IcY)

5 If it's not MC Escher or Starry Night it's not art!!!

Posted by: McLovin at March 03, 2012 06:45 PM (j0IcY)

6 $10 million?
That could have bought my, um, "friend" a semesters worth of condoms! Why do you hate women, CAC?

Posted by: Sandra "Not a Slut" Fluke at March 03, 2012 06:46 PM (3Tc9H)

7 Ok, admittedly if I had 10 mil lying around doing pretty much nothing and someone came to me and said, hey, wouldn't it be great to buy some artwork for LACMA campus - even if I liked the idea I think the moment they mentioned they'd be spending the money on one huge as rock I would have probably said.. hmm.. Pass.

But at least for now if these folks want to spend that big chunk of change on a big ass rock, I say more power to em. Granted, I don't get it - you could get a really nice bigger than life solid gold statue of a diaphragm, just as an example - for about the same amount of money. Or you could have easily funded birth control for 3,333 female students for the next 3 years, assuming they were total sluts of course and burning through 3 grand worth of birth control each in that time frame.

But until these folks are forced to pay there "fair share" I guess if they want to spend there extra cash on a big ass rock, so be it. Of course if Obama ever gets his way these folks will just leave the country and go elsewhere. Once that happens the homeless, the unemployed, and the rest of us who can't afford to relocate are totally fucked.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 03, 2012 06:46 PM (R5yLq)

8 I would love to have a megalith. Bom...bom.....bom.......BOM BOM.

From the plans, I like it. There's some "site-specific minimalist art" here in Indy that you walk through, but it's built out of recycled concrete and chicken wire, so it looks like a half-assed DOT project.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 03, 2012 06:48 PM (hO8IJ)

9 The big secret is that "Levitated Mass" is going to be chiseled into another giant sculpture of the 0bamamessiah.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 06:48 PM (ykSKg)

10 Horseshit, CAC. But at least they didn't pick my pocket.

Posted by: poe at March 03, 2012 06:36 PM

*****

My first impulse is to say, simply, THIS. My emphasis being on the lack of pocket picking. We live in a wonderful country where people with the means can co some wacky shit WITH THEIR OWN MONEY.

I'd be a hypocrite if I said too much shit aboiut the piece itself since my favorite peice of public art is damn similar.

:Adjacent, Against, Upon, in Seattle's Myrtle Edwards Park.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 06:50 PM (TrNbx)

11 Will there be foot-baths? All the big-time worshipped rocks have them.

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 06:51 PM (X3lox)

12 Oh good, you found my rock. Thanks!

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 06:51 PM (MtwBb)

13 Holy shit, "Adjacent, Against, Upon" was done by the same guy!!

Life is funny.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 06:52 PM (TrNbx)

14 456-foot-long concrete-lined slot


When are you guys going to stop making fun of me?!?

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at March 03, 2012 06:52 PM (zcFMc)

15
Art is for fags --- Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 03, 2012 06:52 PM (lVGED)

16 Will they hire a sculptor for Phase 2?

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 06:53 PM (X3lox)

17 15

Art is for fags --- Thomas Jefferson


Posted by: Dr Spank at March 03, 2012 06:52 PM (lVGED)

Arrrrrrrt is dick.

Posted by: John Lennon (before he met and married the consummate "artist") at March 03, 2012 06:54 PM (ykSKg)

18
At first, I thought it was stupid. Then I saw the sketch of how the finished project would look and thought, "cool".

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at March 03, 2012 06:55 PM (d9lOz)

19 Horror as 200 tonne boulder crashes into a car, destroys a house and kills a man as it hurtles down the street of a French village

http://goo.gl/5yFVg

Posted by: mike at March 03, 2012 06:55 PM (pbxle)

20 NOT ART

Posted by: 2 x 3 at March 03, 2012 06:56 PM (aMJae)

21 At first, I thought it was stupid. Then I saw the sketch of how the finished project would look and thought, "cool".





Posted by: Comrade Arthur at March 03, 2012 06:55 PM
*****

I'm still a bit gobsmacked that I, apparently, have been a fan for decades.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 06:56 PM (TrNbx)

22 ten million for a rock?



The rock was only $20,000. The rest was shipping and handling.

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 06:57 PM (X3lox)

23
Not art is right. it's not like they don't have rock outcrops and landslides in LA.

Posted by: mike at March 03, 2012 06:58 PM (pbxle)

24 I've see bigger.

Posted by: huerfano at March 03, 2012 06:58 PM (fIuC0)

25 "Michael Heizer and his $120,000 subject of an unwritten work by Edgar Allen Poe"

This might be good art, but it is certainly not great art; clearly, Heizer has not suffered nearly enough.

But, given that it is based on an "unwritten work by Edgar Allen Poe" (side question: how, then do we know that it ever existed, or that Poe wrote un-wrote or un-created it?), if the current project were to halt, leaving the work unfinfished andun-installed, would that then be ironic, and would Heizer then suffer enough to make this, an example of un-installed art, great art?

Posted by: Arbalest at March 03, 2012 07:00 PM (4Q0PU)

26 I wouldn't mind art so much if it weren't for artists.

Posted by: t-bird at March 03, 2012 07:04 PM (FcR7P)

27 Arbalest, it was a joke.
The finished work leaves the boulder seemingly levitating over your head.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:05 PM (BqsJy)

28 It isn't art unless the janitorial staff at a museum confuses it with refuse needing to be discarded.

Posted by: Damien Hirst Damien Hirst Damien Hirst Damien Hirst Damien Hirst at March 03, 2012 07:05 PM (UR5vq)

29 *ahem*. Let's try that again.

It isn't art unless the janitorial staff at a museum confuses it with refuse needing to be discarded.

Posted by: Damien Hirst at March 03, 2012 07:06 PM (UR5vq)

30 The rock was only $20,000. The rest was shipping and handling.

...and the restocking fee for the first rock that they didn't like.

Posted by: t-bird at March 03, 2012 07:06 PM (FcR7P)

31 I swear, if I had the money this guy would do my landscaping. His piece in Seattle is a part of my childhood. I almost killed my brother on it.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:07 PM (TrNbx)

32 Hey, there's a Huckabee forum tonight? Andy....Liveblog? Funniest ish on the interwebs that is....

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2012 07:07 PM (X6akg)

33 The finished work leaves the boulder seemingly levitating over your head.

Like that car insurancecommercial about the vanishing deductibles?

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2012 07:07 PM (aMJae)

34 Earth art, eh?

There's a controversy in Southern Colorado about covering parts of the Arkansas River with some kind of suspended fabric for a few weeks. I'm not sure what to think about it myself. I can't tell if it would be cool or silly. But there sure are a lot of people up in arms about it on both sides.

Posted by: Mindy is mourning at March 03, 2012 07:07 PM (X6G2X)

35 CAC: Apologies. Apparently I committed an act of unintentional art criticism, a barbarity of the type commonly committed by the janitorial staff and discussed in one of your previous art threads.

I'll go have a beer and a good scratch now ...

Posted by: Arbalest at March 03, 2012 07:07 PM (4Q0PU)

36 The finished work leaves the boulder seemingly levitating over your head.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:05 PM (BqsJy)



The Citibank building at 53rd street does the same thing, ona much larger scale.

tidbit, the structural engineering on the Citibank building was a total screwup and the building turned out to be ultra-vulnerable to high torsion forces. They were racing to reoutfit the framework when a hurricane came running straight for Manhattan. The architect actually worried that the building would come down. Luckily, as usual, the storm just missed New York and the CItibank building was refitted and saved.

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 07:08 PM (X3lox)

37 Dumb as a bag of rocks

Posted by: dagny who loved andrew at March 03, 2012 07:08 PM (u50z0)

38 I swear, if I had the money this guy would do my landscaping. His piece in Seattle is a part of my childhood. I almost killed my brother on it.

Have you been to a place called Norway? I did the Fjords there.
Won an eward for them, too.

Posted by: Slartibartfast at March 03, 2012 07:09 PM (aMJae)

39 The finished work leaves the boulder seemingly levitating over your head.

Like Obamacare. "How in the world...?"

Posted by: t-bird at March 03, 2012 07:09 PM (FcR7P)

40 Posted by: Mindy is mourning at March 03, 2012 07:07 PM (X6G2X)

Are you in CO Mindy? That's my homestate so I'm always interested in what's going on there.

Posted by: Polliwog at March 03, 2012 07:09 PM (zmm1+)

41 Polliwog, I though you still lived here.

Posted by: Mindy is mourning at March 03, 2012 07:10 PM (X6G2X)

42 Oh, better answer your question. Yes, I'm in Colorado.

Posted by: Mindy is going Breitbart at March 03, 2012 07:11 PM (X6G2X)

43 No offense, CAC, but since you can'tcare to explain what the hell LACMA is, I don't GAS about this post.

Posted by: Marmo at March 03, 2012 07:13 PM (pcgW1)

44 BigFurHat over at I Own The World has arranged Breitbart artwork t-shirts or sale all profits will go directly to family

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=122670

Good stuff

Posted by: Attention Morons at March 03, 2012 07:13 PM (HINxj)

45 This rock small rock, not big. Big rocks there are. Small rocks there are. Size is relative.

Posted by: Zaathraas at March 03, 2012 07:14 PM (HrM0b)

46 CAC....can you do your magic coblogger thingy and ask Andy if he's going to have a live blog tonight?


Oh and nice rock.

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2012 07:14 PM (X6akg)

47 I have the same issue when taking a piss!
*
**rim shot**
*
I'll be here all week and next week at laugh your balls of in Poughkepsi, NY.


Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:14 PM (cv/XN)

48 Live blog for the Huckster?

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:15 PM (BqsJy)

49 Pollywog, I need to step away from the computer for a bit. I'll check the thread later.

Posted by: Mindy is going Breitbart at March 03, 2012 07:17 PM (X6G2X)

50 Stonehenge is a lot more interesting.

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 07:17 PM (joSBv)

51 He's having a one of his presidential forums....tonight...in 45 mins.

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2012 07:17 PM (X6akg)

52 WTF is LACMA? And why should I care?

Posted by: Brennan at March 03, 2012 07:18 PM (I901i)

53 We showed you puny humans how to do that the easy way, thousands of years ago. What. Didn't your ancestors write that down?

Posted by: Ancient Aliens at March 03, 2012 07:18 PM (UOOK1)

54 Conservatively speaking, it's a piece of crap.

Posted by: Gerry at March 03, 2012 07:19 PM (n/xyZ)

55 "an incredible addition to LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Levitated Mass:"

re-read the post.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:20 PM (BqsJy)

56
So, did the artist commission a huge set of plaid shorts for the rock to wear? Because that would be be awesome.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 03, 2012 07:21 PM (FIE/L)

57 Pikers.

Posted by: Ramses II at March 03, 2012 07:21 PM (SMqnS)

58 24
I've see bigger.


Posted by: huerfano at March 03, 2012 06:58 PM (fIuC0)

I've seen more.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 07:21 PM (ykSKg)

59 57 Pikers.
....Posted by: Ramses II


Yeah well, you had help, mummy boy.

Posted by: Ancient Aliens at March 03, 2012 07:23 PM (UOOK1)

60
12% of the vote in from our Deep Red State of Washington with record turnout for the caucas.

Romney 31%, Paul 27%, Santorum 24%, Gingrich 13%.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 07:24 PM (MtwBb)

61 "The rock was only $20,000. The rest was shipping and handling."

Can you see the look on the fedex guy's face?

"Seriously, dude.. fuck you. I quit."


Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 03, 2012 07:24 PM (R5yLq)

62 Sistine Chapel = art
A big ugly rock = a big ugly rock

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 03, 2012 07:24 PM (QTHTd)

63 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2012 07:25 PM (7W3wI)

64 I prefer your titteh art.

Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2012 07:26 PM (7W3wI)

65 My next "piece" of performance art will be called Levitated Ass.

Posted by: Sandra Flooke at March 03, 2012 07:26 PM (ykSKg)

66 I rather think that only publicly funded art is likely to truly be crap. When the artist has to convince someone to buy the end product, or in a case like this to put up money up front they have to appeal to some real aesthetics. I may not always see the appeal in a given work myself but the artist had to appeal to some one who had a choice to buy other art or non-art goods.

But once the public is forced to hand out money in a continueing stream and some committee gets formed to hand it out the leftards usually manage to twist the award process to "challenge conventional thinking" and/or the committee falls prey to "only the truly artistic souls can appreciate this" type of crap ala the emporors new clothes type of swindles where some "artist" has thrown a bunch of crap in a pile and called it art.

Posted by: Palerider at March 03, 2012 07:26 PM (ITaIZ)

67 >>Yeah well, you had help, mummy boy.
We did. Until that Moses guy showed up.

Posted by: Ramses II at March 03, 2012 07:26 PM (SMqnS)

68 "The rock was only $20,000. The rest was shipping and handling."

Can you see the look on the fedex guy's face?

"Seriously, dude.. fuck you. I quit."

---
I heard Mother Gaia donated the rock free since she is a big supporter of the arts. Must be a union shop doing the shipping.

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 07:27 PM (joSBv)

69 Well, I think it's brilliant!

There.

*regains composure*

Now, do fuck off.


Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:27 PM (TrNbx)

70 Did someone say, "Smell of Desire"?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 07:29 PM (ykSKg)

71 Hate to be a buzz kill but some serious gaia destruction has gone down in the heaartland. Hope all morons and family in the area are OK.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:29 PM (cv/XN)

72 71
Hate to be a buzz kill but some serious gaia destruction has gone down
in the heaartland. Hope all morons and family in the area are OK.


And the Southeast. The most hated area by our east coast and west coast superiors.

We huddled in a closet today as a tornado passed us and went out to sea.

Meanwhile, Preznit Brackets is worked furiously on "important stuff."




Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2012 07:32 PM (UOM48)

73 >>There's a controversy in Southern Colorado about covering parts of the
Arkansas River with some kind of suspended fabric for a few weeks.

Christo. The whole "trying to get permission" thing has taken about a decade.
http://www.overtheriverinfo.com/

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 03, 2012 07:32 PM (hO8IJ)

74 >>Yeah well, you had help, mummy boy.

We did. Until that Moses guy showed up.


I think the problem wasn't so much that Moses fellow showing up, it was more his leaving.

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 07:33 PM (joSBv)

75 Did someone say, "Smell of Desire"?


Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 07:29 PM

Well, desire smells like that to some people.

Girlfriend, you got the "I oughta go see the doctor" smell.

*snaps*

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:33 PM (TrNbx)

76 Great civilizations build great things. I like this.

Posted by: tad blatherton at March 03, 2012 07:34 PM (HueOF)

77 Giorgio Tsoukalos's hair is far more impressive.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 03, 2012 07:35 PM (Gk3SS)

78 or, as a a dear, otherly lifestyled, friend of mine says...

"I think someone needs to go have a picnic with her mother".

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:35 PM (TrNbx)

79 And the Southeast. The most hated area by our east coast and west coast superiors.

We huddled in a closet today as a tornado passed us and went out to sea.

Meanwhile, Preznit Brackets is worked furiously on "important stuff."






Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2012 07:32 PM (UOM4
*No worries, the Mooch lets him watch ESPN...his daily current events homework.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:35 PM (cv/XN)

80
Did someone say, "Smell of Desire"?


Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 07:29 PM

Well, desire smells like that to some people.

Girlfriend, you got the "I oughta go see the doctor" smell.

*snaps*
Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:33 PM (TrNbx)






I can help with that.

Posted by: Vinegar and Water at March 03, 2012 07:35 PM (FIE/L)

81 Christo. The whole "trying to get permission" thing has taken about a decade.
http://www.overtheriverinfo.com/


Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 03, 2012 07:32 PM (hO8IJ)


For his next commission - to the department of HHS - Christo is going to fully cover DC's land area with a carpet made of Sandra Fluke's used condoms from last month. He expects the installment to stick around for a while ...

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 07:36 PM (X3lox)

82 I like it.

If you have never been, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is one of the most profound examples of nature's majesty I have ever seen. I could sit near Balanced Rock for hours, just contemplating that motherfucker for hours, imagining the subtle forces that shaped hundreds of tons of sandstone over thousands of human lifetimes, leaving this massive chunk of sculpted earth perfectly balanced on a tiny point. It makes you feel small.

But step back far enough, and in the background you can see Pike's Peak. And now, suddenly you realize that this massive rock, this unbelievably huge object... is a fucking pebble.

I don't know if that's what the LACMA rock is supposed to convey, but that was the first thing I thought of. Especially inlarge cities where everyone seems to bethe center of their own universe, sometimes by choice, sometimes out of self-defense, maybe a reminder of our smallness is needed.

Or maybe it's just a giant wart on a concrete vagina. What the fuck would I know?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 03, 2012 07:37 PM (DiqH3)

83 you know...

when you're not feeling so fresh. Mom, sitting there with you in a field on a lovely prairie will explain all 'bouts spritzin' the cooter. I saw it on TV.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:37 PM (TrNbx)

84 Or maybe it's just a giant wart on a concrete vagina. What the fuck would I know?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 03, 2012 07:37 PM (DiqH3)
*If you like your vaginal warts...

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:39 PM (cv/XN)

85 There's a controversy in Southern Colorado about covering parts of the
Arkansas River with some kind of suspended fabric for a few weeks.

Christo. The whole "trying to get permission" thing has taken about a decade.
http://www.overtheriverinfo.com/
Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 03, 2012 07:32 PM (hO8IJ) I've rafted that river a couple of times it's awesome.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 07:39 PM (MtwBb)

86 83
you know...

when you're not feeling so fresh. Mom, sitting there
with you in a field on a lovely prairie will explain all 'bouts
spritzin' the cooter. I saw it on TV.


Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:37 PM (TrNbx)
*Is there nothing a slow-motioned walk on the beach won't cure?

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:41 PM (cv/XN)

87 If this guy wrote his contracts well enough, he could hold the installation at the very last moment and insist it be called "BIG FUCKING ROCK" or be removed.

*sigh* I am greatest when I dream.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:42 PM (TrNbx)

88 >>>BigFurHat over at I Own The World has arranged Breitbart artwork t-shirts or sale all profits will go directly to family

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=122670

Good stuff

No, not good at all. One, he doesn't have a license to use Breitbart's image. Two, the company also sells stuff from that stupid racist site sbpd.

Posted by: mike at March 03, 2012 07:43 PM (pbxle)

89 Or maybe it's just a giant wart on a concrete vagina. What the fuck would I know?

Posted by: at March 03, 2012 07:37 PM (DiqH3)

Why the hell are you looking at *me*?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 07:44 PM (ykSKg)

90 OK, wait, a giant rock is now art? That someone got paid for? Wow.

If they could've tied in the shipping of that rock to that show on AE called "Shipping Wars" that would've been TOTALLY awesome!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 07:45 PM (RZ8pf)

91 What is the logic for covering a river with plastic, anyway?

Nothing in the info blurb addressed that.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 03, 2012 07:45 PM (SAMxH)

92 Did someone say, "Big Fur Hat"?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 07:45 PM (ykSKg)

93 Is there nothing a slow-motioned walk on the beach won't cure?


Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:41 PM

Bob Dole says "No!".

Posted by: Bob Dole with an erection going on 3+ hours at March 03, 2012 07:46 PM (TrNbx)

94 >>>I don't know if that's what the LACMA rock is supposed to convey, but that was the first thing I thought of. Especially inlarge cities where everyone seems to bethe center of their own universe, sometimes by choice, sometimes out of self-defense, maybe a reminder of our smallness is needed.

There are big fucking rocks all over Los Angeles. It is surrounded by big fucking mountains. We don't need another one. We have earthquakes. We know we're just a fucking speck in the universe.

Posted by: mike at March 03, 2012 07:46 PM (pbxle)

95
Only at the HQ can a high-minded art thread devolve into a discussion of cooter-stench and vaginal warts. I love this place.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 03, 2012 07:46 PM (FIE/L)

96 Oh, yeah, this is a great fuckin' idea. Use up some of that surplus money we've got left over from providing housing and health care to citizens of other countries. I love driving over potholes and ruining my car on the way to the job that pays the taxes that funds all this worthy shit.

Kill me now.

Posted by: Peaches at March 03, 2012 07:46 PM (BETpH)

97 I've got to say, Ace is hopped up on motherfucking goofers boy.

EN FUEGO!!!

Twitter is pretty fucking awesome.

Posted by: McLovin at March 03, 2012 07:46 PM (j0IcY)

98 I also like the audacity of the project.

While Iran is still cobbling back together their mud-and-shit hovels that were knocked down in the last .0005 magnitude earthquake, we're inventing a giant motherfucking trailer that's so big, you have to remove stoplights to let it pass.

A trailer that will only be used one fucking time. To move a fucking ROCK.

Not a magic rock that we're going to stick in the side of our Borg cube and travel to worship once a year. Just a rock.

We just felt like getting a better look at that motherfucker, so we spent millions of dollars to tote that sumbitch over here. Suck on that, goat-humpers. Get back to me when you've reverse-engineered internal combustion, dipshits.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 03, 2012 07:47 PM (DiqH3)

99 OK, wait, a giant rock is now art? That someone got paid for? Wow.


Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 07:45 PM
*****

Have you ever been to Myrtle Edwards Park? Am I the only one here that has a damn near romantic attachment to that piece (Adjacent, Against, Upon)?

You can have sex on it (no, really, you can. Trust me), you can crack your brother's skull open on it...the possibilities are endless. I'm not kidding when I say his work is a part of my childhood.

Posted by: Bob Dole with an erection going on 3+ hours at March 03, 2012 07:50 PM (TrNbx)

100 taxes that funds all this worthy shit.

Kill me now.
Posted by: Peaches at March 03, 2012 07:46 PM (BETpH)

Peaches, did you read the part where I linked and repeatedly said this project did not use a dime of taxpayer money? ALL of the money in the project went to pay for this thing privately. Even the public workers (cops, DOT) were paid through the private funds (and not by the taxpayers of the affected municipalities), and the route and machinery were selected and designed to avoid any damage to infrastructure.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:50 PM (BqsJy)

101 This is the best twitter beat-down from Ace since Weinergate. By Monday, he will have turned the story.

Posted by: USA at March 03, 2012 07:50 PM (6Cjut)

102
Suck on that, goat-humpers. Get back to me when you've reverse-engineered internal combustion, dipshits.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 03, 2012 07:47 PM (DiqH3)





That's a needlessly difficult goal to impose on a peaceful indigenous culture. Especially since they're sure to have problems with simpler engineering.......like the flush toilet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 03, 2012 07:50 PM (FIE/L)

103 Ooops. Turgid, engorged sock fail.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:51 PM (TrNbx)

104 So...you walk under a rock?

Go to Chattanooga. See Rock City.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 03, 2012 07:51 PM (7utQ2)

105 93
Is there nothing a slow-motioned walk on the beach won't cure?




Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:41 PM

Bob Dole says "No!".


Posted by: Bob Dole with an erection going on 3+ hours at March 03, 2012 07:46 PM (TrNbx)
*Fuck you Bob, isn't past your bed time??

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:51 PM (cv/XN)

106 Yep. The Ewok is in full meth-amped crazy on Twitter.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 03, 2012 07:53 PM (7utQ2)

107 Well, color me naive but it seems like there are an awful lot of huge rocks out there in the world just sitting around waiting to be admired, without even having to pay to see them.

but maybe they ran out of rocks in LA. Which is sad.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 07:54 PM (RZ8pf)

108 Sorry, CAC, I did miss that and I stand corrected. Mea culpa . . .

Posted by: Peaches at March 03, 2012 07:54 PM (BETpH)

109 we're inventing a giant motherfucking trailer that's so big, you have to remove stoplights to let it pass.

A trailer that will only be used one fucking time. To move a fucking ROCK.

Not a magic rock that we're going to stick in the side of our Borg cube and travel to worship once a year. Just a rock.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 03, 2012 07:47 PM (DiqH3)

This is where I love my country. Think about it. In other societies (socialist ones), they have to put all their effort into feeding themselves and infrastructure that is constantly failing.

Here, we have the ability to build something for the helluvit, build an even bigger something JUST TO MOVE the big thing constructed for the helluvit, and best of all...


charge people admission to see it.

This can only happen in a country like America.

Plus I seek some deeper meaning when I go and see it, but this, what EoJ was getting at, is how we should start feeling again. While we still can do things without being told "no you can't." That time is slipping.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:54 PM (BqsJy)

110 Is the rock a meteorite? Will they put it behind silver vulva? Will we have to trudge around in a circle and worship it?

If not, then what's the point?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2012 07:54 PM (oTDJ0)

111 Fwiw, this art could end up outliving us all. 10,000 years would not be out of the question.

Suck it, pyramids.

Posted by: Phelps at March 03, 2012 07:55 PM (VVw0e)

112 No problem, Peaches.

After all the wacky shit our government has pissed money on, it is understandable.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:55 PM (BqsJy)

113 Fuck!! I can't do blog, I-tunes, beer, porn and twitter all at once! I think you fuckers are trying to kill me.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:55 PM (cv/XN)

114 *Fuck you Bob, isn't past your bed time??


Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 07:51 PM
*****
If you saw what I had in my pants you would NOT be talking about fucking. I'm a regular Dick Cheney over here!!!!!

Fucking science...it's awesome.

Posted by: Bob Dole with an erection going on 3+ hours at March 03, 2012 07:56 PM (TrNbx)

115 Ace has hoisted the Jolly Roger and is avasting, boardingand plundering some poor swab in the Sea of Twitter? Who might they be? Be there a link? Arrrrrr ....

Posted by: Arbalest at March 03, 2012 07:56 PM (4Q0PU)

116 Well, color me naive but it seems like there are an awful lot of huge rocks out there in the world just sitting around waiting to be admired, without even having to pay to see them.

but maybe they ran out of rocks in LA. Which is sad. Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 07:54 PM (RZ8pf) We usually call them mountains here, or bigfoots place.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 07:56 PM (MtwBb)

117 This is where I love my country. Think about it. In
other societies (socialist ones), they have to put all their effort into
feeding themselves and infrastructure that is constantly failing.



Here, we have the ability to build something for the helluvit, build
an even bigger something JUST TO MOVE the big thing constructed for the
helluvit, and best of all...





charge people admission to see it.



This can only happen in a country like America.



Plus I seek some deeper meaning when I go and see it, but this, what
EoJ was getting at, is how we should start feeling again. While we
still can do things without being told "no you can't." That time is
slipping.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 07:54 PM (BqsJy)

--Unfortunately, eco-tards in Hippieland NW blocked a similar custom vehicle from shipping giant drill parts through the Rockies for a Canadian Mine in BC.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 07:57 PM (ykSKg)

118 A trailer that will only be used one fucking time. To move a fucking ROCK.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 03, 2012 07:47 PM
*****
Excactly. With private dollars.

I love my country.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 08:00 PM (TrNbx)

119 I just gave my dog a treat. He looked at me as if to day, "big fuckin deal you fat fuck, how about one of those steaks you got in the fridge?"

*

He's a 25lb Beagle....I'm scared.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 08:01 PM (cv/XN)

120 Between the Twatfest, the highbrow art commentary here, and raykon in the previous thread, I ain't being the least bit productive now.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 08:02 PM (ykSKg)

121 O/T, sorry to do so, but this is big WA news. robtr, do you know what I did today? I BOUGHT LIQUOR AT A PRIVATE STORE!!!

No more feeling like a dirty criminal when buying booze.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 08:02 PM (RZ8pf)

122 This is the best twitter beat-down


We call that "a twatting".

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 08:03 PM (X3lox)

123 Posted by: Mindy is mourning at March 03, 2012 07:10 PM (X6G2X)

In case you see this. Nope, moved to MO a couple of years ago. Parents and in-laws are still there. They just don't think to tell me about things like art installations.
How long have you lived there?

Posted by: Polliwog at March 03, 2012 08:04 PM (zmm1+)

124 O/T, sorry to do so, but this is big WA news. robtr, do you know what I did today? I BOUGHT LIQUOR AT A PRIVATE STORE!!!

No more feeling like a dirty criminal when buying booze. Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 08:02 PM (RZ8pf) Really? where at I didn't think that started until June?

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:04 PM (MtwBb)

125 I ain't being the least bit productive now.


Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 08:02 PM
*****

Well I just rubbed one out to a couple of girls making their way through school by "dancing" so I consider that a day well done.

Hearts of gold, I tell ya. Hearts of gold....

*switches tabs*

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 08:05 PM (TrNbx)

126
I'm a Man. It's a rock: +1
.
Some will enjoy it: +5
.
Lefties are pissed: +10
.
Jobs are being created: +20
.
It's private money being spent as pleased: +100
.
Looks like all win to me. When it's over, break it up into to pebbles and sell them. You could call them "pet rocks". Betcha never heard of that one. Or Ted Turner could buy the whole shebang and use it for a headstone.
.
The sooner the better.



Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2012 08:05 PM (Usk3+)

127 120
Between the Twatfest, the highbrow art commentary here, and raykon in
the previous thread, I ain't being the least bit productive now.


Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 08:02 PM (ykSKg)
*Ah! reminds me of a great tune..."The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"*Be right back...

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 08:05 PM (cv/XN)

128 God bless Al Gore for inventing that there internet.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 08:06 PM (TrNbx)

129 Large giant rocks (equipped with cloaking devices) are very useful as siege weapons.

Posted by: Grand Admiral Thrawn at March 03, 2012 08:06 PM (UR5vq)

130 robtr, on 85th by the Franz outlet store. I couldn't believe it myself. Fully stocked with everything you could possibly want. It seems to be run by a father and son who were very nice.

It felt wrong somehow. I kept expecting cops to jump out and arrest me or something. I wonder how long it will take for the creepy feeling of doing somehting wrong to go away.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 08:07 PM (RZ8pf)

131 Romney is up by 11% with 28% counted.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:07 PM (MtwBb)

132 Ace, I believe that when a rape is reported, police take the victim for treatment and a rape kit to preserve evidence, including DNA evidence. The story about not seeing a doctor because of a co-pay makes no sense. Wouldn't the police take her? Can anyone in LE confirm?

Posted by: USA at March 03, 2012 08:08 PM (6Cjut)

133 It felt wrong somehow. I kept expecting cops to jump out and arrest me or something. I wonder how long it will take for the creepy feeling of doing somehting wrong to go away.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 08:07 PM (RZ8pf)

That's great, I will have to go there. How were the prices?

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:08 PM (MtwBb)

134 131
Romney is up


Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:07 PM (MtwBb)


Well I don't like his politics but it's been a whole two hours since I got some.
I'm game.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 08:09 PM (ykSKg)

135 I have a rock that can be moved by one person! I'll only ask $5million, and its way more artsy and stuff...

Posted by: model_1066 at March 03, 2012 08:10 PM (PWwbk)

136 Fuck!! I can't do blog, I-tunes, beer, porn and twitter all at once!


Prioritize the porn. It is the Moron way. Well, that and "accidentally" linking to it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 03, 2012 08:11 PM (Gk3SS)

137 How come sometimes in Ace's feed he refers to "@sandraflake"? Is it a typo, a joke, or something else?

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 08:11 PM (ykSKg)

138 Well I don't like his politics but it's been a whole two hours since I got some.
I'm game.


Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 08:09 PM

You smell...a little off.

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 08:12 PM (TrNbx)

139 More pathetically useless crap for hardworking taxpayers to have to waste money on.
Much like Obama...

Posted by: TexasJew at March 03, 2012 08:12 PM (z8HSj)

140 I did not realize one could tweet so much. Ace has found his Weiner this weekend, so to speak.

Posted by: t-bird at March 03, 2012 08:12 PM (FcR7P)

141 Wow, big turnout in WA, already over 17,000 with 28%. We only had 13,000 total in 2008.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:13 PM (MtwBb)

142 ore pathetically useless crap for hardworking taxpayers to have to waste money on.
Much like Obama...
Posted by: TexasJew at March 03, 2012 08:12 PM (z8HSj)
I really wish some of you guys would actually read the post.
Its 100% private money.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 08:14 PM (BqsJy)

143 More pathetically useless crap for hardworking taxpayers to have to waste money on.


Except for the part where they aren't? I know, I know, no one reads the blog but dude. Seriously. It's in the comments that this is a fully privately funded project.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 03, 2012 08:15 PM (Gk3SS)

144 ore pathetically useless crap for hardworking taxpayers to have to waste money on.
Much like Obama...
Posted by: TexasJew at March 03, 2012 08:12 PM (z8HSj)

Don't be shocked to see that in Wisconsin and other purple-light blue states. Seems like the R voters are EXCITED to vote in primaries in states usually ignored by the GOP primary fight.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 08:15 PM (BqsJy)

145 >>>Ace, I believe that when a rape is reported, police take the victim for treatment and a rape kit to preserve evidence, including DNA evidence. The story about not seeing a doctor because of a co-pay makes no sense. Wouldn't the police take her? Can anyone in LE confirm?

Yes, it's true. There are special funds to cover it usually through fines levied in criminal courts.

Posted by: mike at March 03, 2012 08:16 PM (pbxle)

146 I really wish some of you guys would actually read the post. Its 100% private money.
Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 08:14 PM (BqsJy)

Hey, just reading the comments were good enough for Brietbart.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:16 PM (MtwBb)

147 How come sometimes in Ace's feed he refers to "@sandraflake"? Is it a typo, a joke, or something else?


Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 08:11 PM (ykSKg)


No he's tweeting to her.....or referring to her in a tweet so she gets the tweet too.

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2012 08:16 PM (X6akg)

148 Did someone say, "Smell of Desire"?





Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 07:29 PM



Well, desire smells like that to some people.



Girlfriend, you got the "I oughta go see the doctor" smell.



*snaps*

Posted by: Smell of Desire at March 03, 2012 07:33 PM (TrNbx)













I can help with that.

Posted by: Vinegar and Water at March 03, 2012 07:35 PM (FIE/L)

Is that covered by Georgetown's health insurance plan?

If not, fuck it. I'll air it out.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 03, 2012 08:16 PM (ykSKg)

149 http://tinyurl.com/ 7x5ecry

(close up the spaces) Page 8 of this PDF shows that Washington D.C, has a Crime Victims Compensation Program that will pay if you don't have health insurance. So Sandra Fluke isn't a slut, just a liar.

It was a 2-second Google search. Bravo, MSM, once again you've outdone yourself.

Posted by: Palandine at March 03, 2012 08:16 PM (g7D8V)

150 Ace has sharpened his knife. From twitter:

I demand a new government program for at-risk women: "Here's What Stuff Costs."

Posted by: USA at March 03, 2012 08:18 PM (6Cjut)

151 So, this rock is going to look like it's levitating - just like a...ghost!

Posted by: somebody else, not me at March 03, 2012 08:18 PM (nZvGM)

152 136
Fuck!! I can't do blog, I-tunes, beer, porn and twitter all at once!


Prioritize the porn. It is the Moron way. Well, that and "accidentally" linking to it.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 03, 2012 08:11 PM (Gk3SS)
*I understand now Sensei...Now, if I can just rid of these tranny midgetts!

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 08:18 PM (cv/XN)

153 OK, Ace is absolutely torching everything on Twitter....this is the best so far:

"I demand a new government program for at-risk women: "Here's What Stuff Costs.""

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 03, 2012 08:18 PM (7utQ2)

154 Palandine, you don't have to include extra spaces in your tinyurl link. Just copy it as is.

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2012 08:19 PM (X6akg)

155
Of course they could have spent that moneybuilding some electric cars with itty-bitty gas engines for when the battery loses it charge, which happens in about 15 minutes.
.
Didn't Michele wear a 10 million dollar outfit including jewelry for the ObamadableCoronation?

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2012 08:19 PM (Usk3+)

156 @154, I tried to, but Pixy hated me

Posted by: Palandine at March 03, 2012 08:20 PM (g7D8V)

157 My first thought was that it might be from the guys who did http://www.wecarespa.com/templeofgravity.shtml -- but it's different.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2012 08:20 PM (kaalw)

158 robtr, the prices seemed comparable to the state store. I assume eventually if capitalism is allowed to work there will be bargains to be had. Though the govt is still collecting its pound of flesh in taxes regardless of who sells i

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 03, 2012 08:21 PM (RZ8pf)

159 150
Ace has sharpened his knife. From twitter:



I demand a new government program for at-risk women: "Here's What Stuff Costs."

Posted by: USA at March 03, 2012 08:18 PM (6Cjut)
**The whole argument is just sooo over the top rediculous, problem is 1/2 the country either doesn't understand or could give two shits.*RIP A.B.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 08:22 PM (cv/XN)

160 PGIS, yeah that is what I heard. For the next two years the Gov. gets a guaranteed stipened.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:22 PM (MtwBb)

161 CAC, you guys gotta see this. The Johnny Cash Project:

http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/#/explore/TopRated

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 03, 2012 08:23 PM (Iyg03)

162 The communist take-over of America - The 45 declared goals.

Goals 22 and 23:
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, and substitute shapeless, awkward, and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, and meaningless art."

Posted by: Havedash at March 03, 2012 08:24 PM (JfvbF)

163 If the truck got to going very fast it could be a SMOD couldn't it?

Posted by: An Observation at March 03, 2012 08:24 PM (ylhEn)

164 The finished work leaves the boulder seemingly levitating over your head.

It's a fucking miracle. "How does it stay on its concrete supports like that?"

Yesterday I watched a P-3 Orion do slow, low, 45-degree banks around an airfield. THAT'S levitation.

Posted by: t-bird at March 03, 2012 08:28 PM (FcR7P)

165
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, and meaningless art."

Posted by: Havedash at March 03, 2012 08:24 PM (JfvbF)
*Statue of Arch Angel Micheal and myself hardest hit.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 08:29 PM (cv/XN)

166
Can we throw little pebbles at it, and then stampede and kill each other?

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2012 08:30 PM (Usk3+)

167 There was same media attention back in '79 when a huge boulder threatened Malibu. After all the theatrics of getting it off the hill and moving down PCH.., itwas carved into a giant bust of ...John Wayne.

Posted by: meleager at March 03, 2012 08:31 PM (U7s8G)

168
Of course, if this were a gov funded project, it wouldn't cost $10m, it'd be $68m for the art itself, $72m for the environmental impact statement, $104m in police and road crew overtime for the transport, and $2.7b to install the high-speed rail line to the site.

And only after all of that would anyone have bothered to inquire whether the passenger cars on the HS rail train could take the weight of a gigantic fucking rock bungie-corded to the roof.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 03, 2012 08:32 PM (FIE/L)

169 Yesterday I watched a P-3 Orion do slow, low, 45-degree banks around an airfield. THAT'S levitation.



Anytime I see or fly on a 747, all I can think is "How the hell?"

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 03, 2012 08:32 PM (7utQ2)

170 I have to admit, I might be unfairly biased in this. I come from Philly and our crappy giant clothespin clearly gets crushed by a $10 million rock, so I have a home team interest in this.

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 08:33 PM (X3lox)

171 162
The communist take-over of America - The 45 declared goals.


Which one demands that regular folk cough up dough so some stupid skank doesn't get knocked up when she stoops for the troops?

Posted by: model_1066 at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (PWwbk)

172
Anytime I see or fly on a 747, all I can think is "How the hell?"<<<

Venturi Effect. Boooring.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (DiqH3)

173
@168
If this was a govt project the EIS wouldn't be finished yet.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (Usk3+)

174 this art could end up outliving us all. 10,000 years would not be out of the question.

Enjoy it while you can.

Posted by: NH's Old Man Of The Mountain at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (FcR7P)

175 Just make sure Philly's next "art" installation is a giant piece of paper and hope that L.A. doesn't counter with a giant pair of scissors.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (nZvGM)

176 Now this is art!

http://tinyurl.com/6uu5svw


Or it could be Clarence?

Posted by: McLovin at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (j0IcY)

177 As long as no public money is used I care not one whit what someone likes or pays forin the way of Art. You can display a bloody snot filled bag of puss and call it Art for all I care. Just dont make ME pay for it.

Posted by: Rich K at March 03, 2012 08:38 PM (X4l3T)

178 woohoo Romney is up 13% in the very conservative eastern WA, Paul second and Santorum 3rd.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:38 PM (MtwBb)

179 this art could end up outliving us all. 10,000 years would not be out of the question.



As a rock? Sure. As an intact installation, levitating and all? 30 years, tops. Chances are it kills someone. It's just how the world is.

Posted by: really ... at March 03, 2012 08:38 PM (X3lox)

180 The communist take-over of America - The 45 declared goals.


Which one demands that regular folk cough up dough so some stupid skank doesn't get knocked up when she stoops for the troops?


Posted by: model_1066 at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (PWwbk)

--The 45 goals lay down the groundwork for the stuff we're seeing now. They're not meant to be exhaustive.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 08:39 PM (ykSKg)

181 Quite honestly?

I don't think there has been any Western Art created in the last 60 years or o ANYONE ill gine a crp about.

Students studying the history of Western art in the year 2500 will come up to the yeat 1950 or so and draw a complete blank. They will ask, WTF happened?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 03, 2012 08:39 PM (niZvt)

182 176
Now this is art!

http://tinyurl.com/6uu5svw


Or it could be Clarence?


Posted by: McLovin at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (j0IcY)
**How did you pricks get a picture of me??

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 08:39 PM (cv/XN)

183 Let me edit that last comment:


181 Quite honestly?

I don't think there has been any Western Art created in the last 60 years or so ANYONE will give a crap about.

Students studying the history of Western art in the year 2500 will come up to the yeat 1950 or so and draw a complete blank. They will ask, WTF happened?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 03, 2012 08:41 PM (niZvt)

184 My wife is an art major. We went to a museum in Minneapolis once and found a marble statue of a full Hefty bag. I just looked at her with my eyebrows raised.

She stood there mesmerized by it, mumbling "how beautiful". I learned my lesson that day. Now, when she goes to the Tate in London, I go to a pub.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 03, 2012 08:41 PM (Why44)

185 171 162 The communist take-over of America - The 45 declared goals.Which one demands that regular folk cough up dough so some stupid skank doesn't get knocked up when she stoops for the troops?
Posted by: model_1066 at March 03, 2012 08:36 PM (PWwbk)


#32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture-education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

Posted by: Havedash at March 03, 2012 08:41 PM (JfvbF)

186
Students studying the history of Western art in the year 2500 will come up to the yeat 1950 or so and draw a complete blank. They will ask, WTF happened?







Once the "artistic process" became more important than the resulting art object, it all turned to shit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 03, 2012 08:42 PM (FIE/L)

187 181
Quite honestly?



I don't think there has been any Western Art created in the last 60 years or o ANYONE ill gine a crp about.



Students studying the history of Western art in the year 2500 will
come up to the yeat 1950 or so and draw a complete blank. They will
ask, WTF happened?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 03, 2012 08:39 PM (niZvt)

--Henrik Gorecki created some awesome music, and he died only recently.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 08:43 PM (ykSKg)

188 "Just make sure Philly's next "art" installation is a giant piece of
paper and hope that L.A. doesn't counter with a giant pair of scissors."

You owe me a new keyboard

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 03, 2012 08:43 PM (Why44)

189 >>Just make sure Philly's next "art" installation is a giant piece of
paper and hope that L.A. doesn't counter with a giant pair of scissors.

lolz

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 08:43 PM (joSBv)

190 Paper and scissors - perfect

Posted by: Marybel at March 03, 2012 08:44 PM (QGwv0)

191
They will ask, WTF happened?
.
They will ask, "Winning The Future happened?"

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2012 08:44 PM (Usk3+)

192 "I don't think there has been any Western Art created in the last 60 years or so ANYONE will give a crap about."

I agree.

I've noted before that the Commies back in Russia didn't go for this ugliness in public spaces. Their murals and statues might have been kitschy, and they were certainly using their artwork for evil; but the artwork itself was, in fact, inspiring. And why wouldn't it be inspiring? They were PROFESSIONAL PROPAGANDISTS. Of course they knew what would inspire people.

The paranoid psychotic racist *North Koreans* do better art than we do these days.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 03, 2012 08:46 PM (QTHTd)

193 Hey, don't look at me. I drew a window with some crappy curtains and did OK.

Posted by: Andrew Wyeth at March 03, 2012 08:48 PM (Usk3+)

194 SMOD = Wormwood = Planet of the Crossing = Nibiru
Sheer fuckosity.

Posted by: NorthernX at March 03, 2012 08:48 PM (SC+iX)

195 Communist goal #42 is particularly chilling.

"Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use united force to solve economic, political, or social problems.

Sound relevant? The seeds that were planted 60 years ago are now a full grown tree. We need more Breitbarts with chainsaws!

Posted by: Havedash at March 03, 2012 08:48 PM (JfvbF)

196 184
My wife is an art major. We went to a museum in Minneapolis once and
found a marble statue of a full Hefty bag. I just looked at her with my
eyebrows raised.

She stood there mesmerized by it, mumbling "how
beautiful". I learned my lesson that day. Now, when she goes to the Tate
in London, I go to a pub.


Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 03, 2012 08:41 PM (Why44)
**heheh..I feel the same way while standing over the bowl after a night of Indian food and shots of SoCo.(my wife has usually abandoned the house by then.)

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 08:49 PM (cv/XN)

197 >>She stood there mesmerized by it, mumbling "how

beautiful". I learned my lesson that day. Now, when she goes to the Tate

in London, I go to a pub.

Try the VA, you might find one or two things there you'd like.

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 08:54 PM (joSBv)

198 Heh, Ace is bringing the funny on the tweeter regarding Sandra Flukes BS claims.

a wheel of my severed limb wheelbarrow is squeaking but I don't have Can of Oil Insurance so here's me, squeak squeak squeakin' around

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 08:55 PM (MtwBb)

199 Posted by: Grand Admiral Thrawn at March 03, 2012 08:06 PM (UR5vq) One of the many reasonsI love reading this place, just wouldn't be an AoS thread without such geekiness and such an appropriate sock.

Posted by: CaveJohnson at March 03, 2012 08:55 PM (LFhaz)

200 @198

or this: I can't really call because I don't have Phone Call Insurance

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 08:59 PM (joSBv)

201 Well I did go to the VA, mostly liked it. Until we ended up in this collection of dresses. I thought I would have to chew off my arm to escape.

Made up for it later that night though by seeing The Cure at the Royal Albert.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 03, 2012 09:04 PM (Why44)

202 God Ace is on a roll

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 03, 2012 09:06 PM (Why44)

203 Huh. The things you learn at the HQ. Teller, as in Penn and Teller, has a twitter account.

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 09:06 PM (joSBv)

204 Regardless of the cluster fuck that became of the Rush situation, I hope we all realize the true nature of the beast. I think Ace has got the demon by the tail, he just needs to pound its head into the ground...ala...Weiner.
**

Expose the false narrative!

**
RIP A.B.


Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 09:11 PM (cv/XN)

205 Yeah, and Teller talks too.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 03, 2012 09:12 PM (Why44)

206 I'm going to give up cable and watch ace on twitter. "The Adventures of Meatloaf Head" are on right now.

Posted by: t-bird at March 03, 2012 09:13 PM (FcR7P)

207 I'll never look at a pimento olive the same way again.

Posted by: USA at March 03, 2012 09:19 PM (6Cjut)

208 OT, but I just found out that Gary Sinise and his Band (Lt. Dan?) are here on the base and I can't fucking go

Posted by: Ma Bell at March 03, 2012 09:19 PM (uVuwp)

209 Romney Crushes all Opponents in Washington! With record turnout.

Posted by: robtr at March 03, 2012 09:20 PM (MtwBb)

210 You know what they should call this? "Sisyphus."

Posted by: AmishDude at March 03, 2012 09:21 PM (fNK8e)

211 @207

Nor eat one without imagining blind Ace.

Posted by: Retread at March 03, 2012 09:22 PM (joSBv)

212 I hope Ace ends his story with a request to Pelosi to be given time to testify about the need for reproductive justice legislation for hamburger-headed/pimento-eyed men with severed limbs.

Posted by: USA at March 03, 2012 09:23 PM (6Cjut)

213 Good God I was reading Ace on twitter at work at 4, come home jump on laptop and he is STILL at it. It seems like he has lost his fucking mind. I am laughing so hard.

Posted by: ScottyE_FL at March 03, 2012 09:24 PM (uOY6z)

214 At the theater with the kids we are waiting for acts of valor to begin

Posted by: phoenixgirl, mourning Andrew at March 03, 2012 09:26 PM (Bnt2U)

215 If only Ace had olive eyeball insurance, he could upgrade to the olives stuffed with garlic cloves. Those are awesome.

Posted by: Jew janitor's mop bucket at March 03, 2012 09:27 PM (MmrSI)

216 Some ideas for real art:

- detailing the Fabian Strategy, by which Fabius beat Hannibal in Italy by *not* fighting him. Maybe with Hannibal Barca sadly fapping by himself in a tent. [maybe not a lot of drama in this one.]
- Battle of Zama. Bye Hannibal!
- The defence of Constantinople against Sulayman the Umayyad caliph in 715 AD. Bye Sulayman!
- Barbary Pirates, because that never gets old.
- stylised scene of the architects designing one of our better-looking buildings. Penn Station in NYC (first edition), for instance. A two-fer in that, now, the station looks uglier, and we know where we came from.
- scene of Oliver Cromwell's corpse being dug back up so it can be hanged. [okay, that's just what *I* want to see, so ymmv]
- paintings of the fucking MOON as seen from the fucking MOON. Because you Americans - you've set foot there. And deserve to be proud of that.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 03, 2012 09:28 PM (QTHTd)

217 I don't really "get" Modern Art or Installation Art or Hobo art or whatever the terminology is. Mostly it just seems like self-indulgence, and all about entertaining the artist and a little in-crowd, not the viewer.

But this, I get. I like it. Moving a humungous rock at great expense for no particular reason so people can experience it up close. Works for me.

Next, I want them to move a building. And I want to watch them do it.

Posted by: Splunge at March 03, 2012 09:31 PM (2IW5Q)

218
Dateline 2027:

"Ace touched the implant behind his ear and activated his Spittle account. He slapped his index finger against his wrist twice, sending out a spit: K!
.
The answer from the Evil onewas swift: Z!"
.
And the battle wore on.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2012 09:32 PM (Usk3+)

219 >>Next, I want them to move a building. And I want to watch them do it.

We do it all the time, on TV.

Posted by: MegaMovers at March 03, 2012 09:33 PM (joSBv)

220 Ace needs to take a Twitter break.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2012 09:33 PM (ykSKg)

221 My parents just voted in the caucus in Washington State for Romney. I'm currently in Idaho State so I have my chance in the caucus there.

Posted by: Kaitian at March 03, 2012 09:34 PM (et2m1)

222 CAC, this is fuckin awesome. I loved the news clip.

Posted by: In Exile at March 03, 2012 09:39 PM (MXlJS)

223 221
My parents just voted in the caucus in Washington State for Romney. I'm
currently in Idaho State so I have my chance in the caucus there.

Posted by: Kaitian at March 03, 2012 09:34 PM (et2m1)
*Could be worse...you could live in Jersey.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 03, 2012 09:43 PM (cv/XN)

224 I categorically reject the assertion that this is art. That's as politely as I can state my opinion on this.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at March 03, 2012 09:45 PM (IlZPo)

225 Obviously, I don't get it.Who's going to be impressed by a shitty 2-story-tall rock in a city with 50+-story skyscrapers?



The giant beer vats Carling Brewery transported from Hamilton to Toronto last year were more awe-inspiring.



And, not coincidentally, more useful.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 03, 2012 09:47 PM (NrTVO)

226 Breitbart is gone but there are an Army of Breitbarts. Ace, you're showing us all how to honor AB's memory. Way to go.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at March 03, 2012 09:52 PM (QbmY3)

227 I heard it will take 2 days of certain freeway closures to move this beast 10mph down 3-lanes-wide to the museum. (Makes moving the Space Shuttle seem like the autobahn.) Its only recompense is if Soros is standing directly under it when LAs' big one hits.

Posted by: Corona at March 03, 2012 10:00 PM (fh2Y7)

228 I heard it will take 2 days of certain freeway closures to move this beast 10mph down 3-lanes-wide to the museum. (Makes moving the Space Shuttle seem like the autobahn.) Its only recompense is if Soros is standing directly under it when LAs' big one hits.
Posted by: Corona at March 03, 2012 10:00 PM (fh2Y7)
In the middle of the night. They aren't moving it outside of, like, 1am-3am time slots. Didn't want to cause any negative press. ANYTHING can turn sour in LA if it ties up traffic.

Posted by: CAC at March 03, 2012 10:18 PM (BqsJy)

229 wtf

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at March 03, 2012 10:59 PM (hXJOG)

230 Think of all the poor children that 10mil could have aborted.....such a waste

Posted by: Dien Cai Dau at March 03, 2012 11:30 PM (DmsGc)

231
LOL - we call this 'art.' This society is so over...
Ah well. No skin off my back, of course. And I can't blame artists today for resorting to this weirdness. They can't do anything better than has already been done. Art was perfected and finished a long time ago by Western Man, and once that perfection was reached it was impossible to go any higher. The new artists, who's skills rarely ever match the past masters, have no way to make their mark except through gimicks and shock. I feel bad for them. If they want to make something genuinely beautiful, then they'll be accused of being derivative.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 04, 2012 12:00 AM (jfeoD)

232 CAC, 1 to 3am? You know how many LGBTs are traveling around then? Think of their children!!

Posted by: Corona at March 04, 2012 12:40 AM (fh2Y7)

233 I can see the moving of a big fucking rock as art but only if said bfr has a purpose, say as a pyramid or a podium for an Aerosmith concert or a weapon to fling at someone. Otherwise...it's wankerism.

Posted by: Jonah at March 04, 2012 04:52 AM (3VdYL)

234 If you have an average blog and have conservative ideas you are doing exactly what you suggest. In general the blogging world is hostile to these ideas as we know. Ace of Spades is a large island in a sea of misery. It would be helpful if we could get links from some of the more potent PR blogs. SEO would improve and "infiltration" through Google would increase. But the average blogger asks and is ignored in my experience. He writes. Donates. Tries to change minds. Subtle doesn't seem to work well. But that is where you meet the middle. The folks who decide the elections. And art is a great vehicle for doing this. Excellent post. Great ideas. Start a movement. Banging heads and banging on the population is not working. This, at least, has a chance.

Posted by: David at March 04, 2012 07:13 AM (5ANyb)

235 In another lifetime I worked for sculptur Tony Rosenthal on one of his monumental projects. It's installed at the 1010 LaMar Building in Houston. Google it. I did all the arc welding on the project, 250 pounds of stick. We built it in a loft in Manhattan.

Posted by: JimK at March 04, 2012 07:21 AM (oLv6J)

236
Your taxes didn't go to this. Those went to Piss Christ.

What I want to know is.............

When can some of my tax money go to funding "Piss Mohammed"? I would be more than excited about my taxes funding PISS MO.

Posted by: Hangtown Bob at March 04, 2012 09:57 AM (xM+Kn)

237 Your taxes didn't go to this. Those went to Piss Christ.
What I want to know is.............

When can some of my tax money go to funding "Piss Mohammed"? I would be more than excited about my taxes funding PISS MO.

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