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September 13, 2004 12:58 AM   Subscribe

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posted by Tlogmer (50 comments total)

 
Huh?
posted by stoneegg21 at 1:04 AM on September 13, 2004


I don't mean to be an arse, but could you have put that inside the thread? It's a spot large.
posted by cmonkey at 1:09 AM on September 13, 2004


I wonder if this post will still be here when I get in to work?
posted by longbaugh at 1:11 AM on September 13, 2004


Er, sorry. It was late and I was tired. (This is a temporary exhibition at Rockefeller Center called Walking to the Sky. Seemed appropriate and moving for the sept. 11 week.)
posted by Tlogmer at 1:12 AM on September 13, 2004


I saw this thing while I was wandering around New York with my daughter on Saturday. Glad to see a word from the artist.

I wish that the FPP wasn't an enormous deeplinked nytimes image, since I'm assuming this thread will die.
posted by mosch at 1:13 AM on September 13, 2004


This could also have included a link to the artist's website.
posted by mr.marx at 1:14 AM on September 13, 2004



Er, sorry. It was late and I was tired. (This is a temporary exhibition at Rockefeller Center called Walking to the Sky. Seemed appropriate and moving for the sept. 11 week.)


Ariel Sharon put you up to this didn't he?
posted by The God Complex at 1:14 AM on September 13, 2004


Ariel Sharon tells me to burn things.
posted by Tlogmer at 1:16 AM on September 13, 2004


tlogmer, he has the cojones
(shame about the cerebros)
posted by cell at 1:17 AM on September 13, 2004


that's a nice article, how about linking to it using words?
posted by triv at 1:18 AM on September 13, 2004


Ariel Sharon's breath smells like kosher food.
posted by mr.marx at 1:20 AM on September 13, 2004


Tlogmer is the anti-Ethereal Bligh
posted by Blue Stone at 1:33 AM on September 13, 2004






(special thanks to zsazsa)
posted by matteo at 1:44 AM on September 13, 2004


How many angels can walk on the head of a pin...
posted by effugas at 1:45 AM on September 13, 2004


For what it's wroth I don't care that he used a picture, apart from the fact that it's content did not aesthetically please me.
posted by ed\26h at 1:48 AM on September 13, 2004


may the wroth be with you, ed\26h!
posted by triv at 2:03 AM on September 13, 2004



posted by squirrel at 2:13 AM on September 13, 2004


I can't wait for this to go meta.
posted by seanyboy at 2:24 AM on September 13, 2004


It's not even really a good painting.
posted by delmoi at 2:31 AM on September 13, 2004


Ariel. Sharon. It must be weird to be a frog-faced old guy with the first name of the Little Mermaid.
posted by Perigee at 2:34 AM on September 13, 2004


So hang on... he linked an image... to a registration-required NYTimes article? My goodness, that's bad.
posted by reklaw at 2:54 AM on September 13, 2004


That young man has one hell of a boner.
posted by Blue Stone at 2:59 AM on September 13, 2004


Ah, the old "it was dark and I was drunk" excuse.
Almost as useful as "she said she was 18."


Spork!
posted by TungstenChef at 3:02 AM on September 13, 2004


This is the day that Matt decides to disable image linking.
posted by iconomy at 3:20 AM on September 13, 2004


"I think it's time we had that discussion, son."
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:32 AM on September 13, 2004


I'm fascinated by the butt focus here. The bottoms-up shot invests the two bystanders' butts with an all-knowing perspective normally reserved in film for kings or business tycoons. And what's with the callipygian shape of last woman in line and the loving fit of her pants? Her enormous butt is glowing with the sheen of two giant moons. No wonder why the bystanders are staring!
posted by onlyconnect at 3:36 AM on September 13, 2004


Strange way to FPP, but I, personally, like the art. But I like the weird and surreal. Must be something good in it, else there would not be so many smart ass remarks.
posted by Goofyy at 3:45 AM on September 13, 2004


Her enormous butt is glowing with the sheen of two giant moons. No wonder why the bystanders are staring!

To misuse an old saying about management; when you are at the top of the tree (big pin type thingy) looking down all you see are smiling faces, but when you are at the bottom looking up all you see are (J-Lo-esque) asreholes :)
posted by DrDoberman at 3:45 AM on September 13, 2004


Triv: I'll wroth you, you sod.
posted by ed\26h at 3:50 AM on September 13, 2004


the sept. 11 week.

Week? Why not the whole month? Where's your patrotism, son?
posted by romakimmy at 4:27 AM on September 13, 2004


And the momewroths outgrabe...

/snicker-snack
posted by loquacious at 4:29 AM on September 13, 2004


Week? Why not the whole month? Where's your patrotism, son?

Not only should we declare every September a memorial month, but we should hold candlelit vigils on the 11th of every other month. Who's up for a whole memorial year in 2011? That'd be rewarding for all involved.
posted by reklaw at 4:35 AM on September 13, 2004


I think we should all stop and pray at every mention of the number "11".
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 4:58 AM on September 13, 2004


Not to mention memorials on the 9th of November in the rest of the date-using world.
posted by cell at 4:59 AM on September 13, 2004


"....what's with the callipygian shape of last woman in line and the loving fit of her pants? Her enormous butt is glowing with the sheen of two giant moons. No wonder why the bystanders are staring!" - onlyconnect, my thoughts exactly ; and so well put. That woman is all ass.

A la Voltaire's notion, merely one of those massive, meaty buttocks would feed the defenders of an entire besieged Medieval city.
posted by troutfishing at 5:49 AM on September 13, 2004


I'm tired as well, but doesn't the article talk about a sculpture, and the linked picture is a painting? *confused* My second reaction was, what is with that woman's swollen peach-like buttocks!?
posted by Onanist at 6:26 AM on September 13, 2004


mathowie must be on vacation.
posted by grateful at 6:32 AM on September 13, 2004


Her enormous butt is glowing with the sheen of two giant moons. No wonder why the bystanders are staring!

...and no wonder that boy has such a giant boner! Hubba, hubba!

Oh yeah, and putting inline images on the front page is bad. Bad, bad. There.
posted by soyjoy at 6:47 AM on September 13, 2004


Is that a painting, or a painted photo? The realism and detail of the buildings is impressive--looks like real places in Manhattan.
posted by ParisParamus at 6:53 AM on September 13, 2004


Is that a painting, or a painted photo?

It's a life-size statue, including the buildings.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 7:36 AM on September 13, 2004


you're talking about the King David picture, right?
posted by matteo at 7:39 AM on September 13, 2004


I like the idea of being able to put up a pic sometimes when words won't do, and that painting, while not the best work from that exhibition, is certainly asstacular.

But -- maybe a auto-resizer, or just a rule, saying, oh, 300px maximum height?

(Also, deep linking to registered sites? Bad juju. That's what my momma tole me anyways.)
posted by chicobangs at 7:48 AM on September 13, 2004


That young man has one hell of a boner.

I'm fascinated by the butt focus here.


Are the two connected? Would this result in a paradox?
posted by namespan at 8:09 AM on September 13, 2004


Where's Quonsar with his sabre-wit when you need him?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:23 AM on September 13, 2004


chico, I think the word you're looking for is asstastic.
posted by whatnot at 9:24 AM on September 13, 2004


Whatnot, that could very easily be the word I'm looking for.
I'll keep a red eye out for it.
posted by chicobangs at 9:55 AM on September 13, 2004


Oh, and if any part of this conversation is somehow puzzling to you, Metatalk does have further junk from this proverbial trunk.
posted by chicobangs at 10:02 AM on September 13, 2004


This is a great proposal that I hadn't heard about, thanks for the link mr.marx
posted by geekyguy at 10:33 AM on September 13, 2004


"These are all archetypal images for all humanity," Mr. Borofsky said."

Borofsky is not shy, but I think those big meaty buttocks detract a bit from the quite profound, existential impact of his sculptures.

Maybe I'm just buttist.....I probably am.
posted by troutfishing at 11:05 AM on September 13, 2004


Right -- to reiterate, the linked image wasn't a painting, it was a photograph of a sculpture. A kind of amazing sculpture. I can see how linking it would seem completely nonsensical otherwise.
posted by Tlogmer at 1:17 PM on September 13, 2004


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