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June 28, 2007 11:28 AM   Subscribe

A modern day Don Quixote
posted by bustmakeupleave (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Don Quixote fought windmills.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:42 AM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


If you had to plant 2700 windmills in the ground, you would be fighting them too...
posted by bustmakeupleave at 11:46 AM on June 28, 2007


Posting about Don Quixote made me spend £20 on 5 books at Amazon. Just thought you'd like to know.
posted by takeyourmedicine at 12:01 PM on June 28, 2007


Reminds me of my flying dreams
posted by Viomeda at 12:02 PM on June 28, 2007


Yeah, this guy is only slightly Quixotic in that his monumental efforts pay off only aesthetic rewards. Nice to look at, though.

As a side note, I used to call a lady in my office Donna Quixote because she always read and then spewed self-help tripe to everyone while at the same time being wholly unhelpful. I don't think she got the joke.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:03 PM on June 28, 2007


Don Quixote was a badass not a paradox
posted by Viomeda at 12:09 PM on June 28, 2007


More like Don Peyote, amirite?!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:13 PM on June 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


This would be something da Vinci would try, after spending time at Burning Man, or just chillin' with Christo and Jean-Claude.
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:16 PM on June 28, 2007


youserite Ms.Henderson, but it's so beautiful...
posted by From Bklyn at 12:17 PM on June 28, 2007


I prefer tilting at ginmills, myself.
posted by jonmc at 12:26 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one that finds this "art" ugly and pointless? A waste of materials, time, and energy?

I think my blood sugar is low. I'll go eat a cracker.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:29 PM on June 28, 2007


Am I the only one that finds this "art" ugly and pointless? A waste of materials, time, and energy?

Well, that's more or less true of all art, unless there's naked chicks in it.
posted by jonmc at 12:37 PM on June 28, 2007


I liked it at first, and then after a while it began to remind me of a nocturnal cityscape, which is nothing compared to a star-filled sky. I wonder if it would feel similar in person. Still, kudos for a very interesting project concept.
posted by christopherious at 12:38 PM on June 28, 2007


Well, that's more or less true of all art, unless there's naked chicks in it.

Spot on.

Although I did enjoy the post, thanks.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:21 PM on June 28, 2007


heh. windmills.
posted by jeffamaphone at 3:33 PM on June 28, 2007


jonmc : I prefer tilting at ginmills, myself.

I find that generally the tilting comes after the ginmill.

The spinning as well.
posted by quin at 3:35 PM on June 28, 2007


I think he could've come up with a more effective way to showcase his work. The video is almost indecipherable.
posted by sswiller at 3:48 PM on June 28, 2007


This post is as much about Old Dutch potato chips as it is about Quixote. I like the project and the pictures are real purdy but unless Quixote now owns an LED factory and is planning an agressive recall, I don't see what he has to do with this.
posted by Ohdemah at 4:30 PM on June 28, 2007


Can I have my 49mb back please?

Nah, it was OK I suppose, though, not strictly windmills, as nothing was being milled.

I gave it a 4.
posted by mattoxic at 8:09 PM on June 28, 2007


I know what wind is like. Its fucking wind. Don't show me wind. Is someone next going to show me the earth lighting up when i step on it? Maybe lightning lighting up when it flashes? Oh, wait. That's just be stupid.

I hope all those windmills blow away.
posted by mr_book at 5:39 AM on June 29, 2007


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