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Building a Lionel Richie Head
August 7, 2012 7:19 AM   Subscribe


 
I'm disturbed by the word "first".
posted by Egg Shen at 7:24 AM on August 7, 2012 [7 favorites]


I'm disturbed by the words "Lionel Ritchie head".
posted by Rock Steady at 7:31 AM on August 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


If you build it, they will come?
posted by tooloudinhere at 7:31 AM on August 7, 2012


I'm not sure I'd have better luck, though I feel I wouldn't have left Lionel as a bowl.
posted by brony at 7:35 AM on August 7, 2012


Why?
posted by goethean at 7:36 AM on August 7, 2012


I think they have a greater confidence in the accuracy of their efforts than quite is warranted.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:39 AM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


This would go nicely with my "Hello, is it tea you're looking for?" set.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 7:40 AM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Somehow, the awesomeness of them completing a Lionel Richie head is not quite as awesome as the awesomeness of the terribly half-assed Lionel Richie head they do not complete. I mean, this seems like a fairly humble goal and they don't even get close. The half head they produced looks neither like Lionel or like the Lionel head in the video. Sort of looks like Snake from the Simpsons. Has his mustache, anyway. Bless their hearts.

It reminds me, though, of a quote from Lionel about the head, from an article about the early days of MTV. "Bob, that bust of me does not look like me." "Bob, the bust does not look like me." Finally, Bob came over to me and said, "Lionel, she's blind."
posted by dirtdirt at 7:53 AM on August 7, 2012 [7 favorites]


We hadn't had any prior experience.

Gotta start somewhere.
posted by metagnathous at 7:55 AM on August 7, 2012


Is it wrong that I did a double take when I read this sentence:

"Luckily, you'll find that anyone with a little time and a lot of clay will eventually be able to make an enormous noggin"
posted by LouieLoco at 8:13 AM on August 7, 2012


it sat atop the woodpile in front of the leaf blower. I placed numerous Lionel Richie pictures around the head, so everyone could see our major influences in this project.

It's proximity to kindling and the means to easily collect dried leaves are a constant reminder of how it should have been killed with fire.
posted by obscurator at 8:24 AM on August 7, 2012


Meh, too easy. (get it? get it? huh? like a sunday morning?)
posted by NoMich at 8:24 AM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Um... For the next one, they're gonna wanna use a chickenwire armature. That's pretty basic Lionel Richie Head 101.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:25 AM on August 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


it should have been killned with fire.

FTFY
posted by hermitosis at 8:27 AM on August 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


Just add seeds and you have a Lionel Richia Pet.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:29 AM on August 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Saw Lionel Richie do an interview a little while back. The man (or at least his public persona) seems to have a surprisingly good sense of humor, about himself, about fame, etc.
posted by blucevalo at 8:34 AM on August 7, 2012


As folk art, I love it. It would be right in place with the rest of my collection of face jugs.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 8:45 AM on August 7, 2012


Why?


This question is never asked of any worthwhile pursuit.
posted by slogger at 8:56 AM on August 7, 2012


my friend and I built our first Lionel Richie head.

Didn't Lionel Richie's genes build the first Lionel Richie head?
posted by aught at 9:00 AM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Obligatory. Still cracks me up every time.
posted by gompa at 9:03 AM on August 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


"Now I know what it's like to BE God!" - Frankenstein These two guys
posted by tommasz at 9:10 AM on August 7, 2012


anyone with a little time and a lot of clay will eventually be able to make an enormous noggin

How long does it take to make an enormous Lionel Richie head? All night long.
posted by octobersurprise at 9:15 AM on August 7, 2012 [8 favorites]


Hello? Is it you I'm looking for?
posted by chavenet at 11:00 AM on August 7, 2012


"Bob, the bust does not look like me." Finally, Bob came over to me and said, "Lionel, she's blind."

That's the problem right there. These guys are trying to make a head by just looking at pictures when what they need to do is rub their fingers all over his face.
posted by straight at 11:15 AM on August 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Bah! My son's preschool makes better Lionel Ritchie Heads than this.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 2:11 PM on August 7, 2012


You call that a Lionel Richie head? This is a Lionel Richie head (At least, it could have been.)
posted by iviken at 2:24 PM on August 7, 2012


I just noticed that Lionel Richie is playing a festival a couple towns over from me later this month.

It is a country music festival.

? ? ?
posted by Sys Rq at 4:21 PM on August 7, 2012


Richie is experimental, yo.

Here he is getting his funk on (okay, expected) with Rob Zombie (less expected) and someone else in case there's anyone who has missed the wonder of Brickhouse.

Spoiler: They are not singing about construction methods.
posted by Mezentian at 5:26 PM on August 7, 2012


This refreshes my ardent hope I can make a pottery Garden Gnome Chomsky for my yard.
posted by chapps at 6:04 PM on August 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I would buy one of those, chapps. I'd pay in advance.
posted by gompa at 6:18 PM on August 7, 2012


Hello?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:50 PM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ok Gomps! I need a project to derail my thesis progress, and I am starting to think this is it.
posted by chapps at 10:01 PM on August 7, 2012


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