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March 16, 2010 8:13 AM   Subscribe

David Livingston's [NSFW] Big Dick series [NSFW] features the artist walking around Park Slope [N-even-the-url-is-SFW] and other New York neighborhoods wearing "immense pink genitalia" [YGTI].
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse (39 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
http://www.theawl.com/2010/03/man-with-immense-pink-genitalia-sculpture-gently-rebuffed-at-museum

Why yes, I am nine years old, why do you ask?
posted by davejay at 8:20 AM on March 16, 2010


I remember the first time I got my immense pink genitalia gently rebuffed by a museum.
posted by DU at 8:21 AM on March 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


He's discovered that residents with kids are less likely to engage than "Hey we're in New York City!" tourists in Times Square. I'm happy for him.
posted by rtha at 8:24 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


So? I know plenty of guys who walk around the city with a big dick.
posted by Houyhnhnm at 8:25 AM on March 16, 2010


i can't wait to see what he does for incontinentia buttocks
posted by pyramid termite at 8:26 AM on March 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


The doll in the baby bjorn was a nice touch.

I love seeing that the first couple of people he walks past in the final linked video barely blink an eye, or even notice that something is out of the ordinary about him.

Welcome to NY, Where My iPhone is More Interesting Than Your Giant Pillowy Genitalia.


Also, what is "YGTI"?
posted by zarq at 8:31 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure if the NSFW originators really had this sort of thing in mind when they created the tag.
posted by jadayne at 8:35 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm bored with this already.
posted by ged at 8:38 AM on March 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Why?
posted by binturong at 8:42 AM on March 16, 2010


In this case, the NSFW warning is totally redundant because of the details provided in the text of the post.
posted by hermitosis at 8:42 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


When you live in a city with guys riding the subway covered in filthy used diapers tape together into some sort of suit of armor to protect them from the screaming sounds of the police radios then yeah, a guy with a big stuff pillow dick isn't the most crazy thing you've seen all day.
posted by wcfields at 8:46 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, what is "YGTI"?

I think it's "you get the idea"
posted by camcgee at 8:47 AM on March 16, 2010


I think it's "you get the idea"

Ah! tyvm.
posted by zarq at 8:56 AM on March 16, 2010


"And one has to think of the phallus as not as the organ that immediately expresses the vital force of my being... but... as a mask that I put on in the same way a king or judge puts on his insignia -- phallus is the "organ without a body" that I put on, which gets attached to my body, without ever becoming its "organic part," namely, forever sticking out as its incoherent, excessive supplement."

-- Slavoj Žižek, "Organs Without Bodies, On Deleuze and Consequences" pg. 87
posted by rusty at 8:58 AM on March 16, 2010


Sorry Wolfgang, your request for NEA funds has been denied. Reviewers felt your latest requiem just wasn't edgy enough. Now, if you strapped a pair of giant boobs to yourself and walked around Salzburg, we might have something. Just get someone to draw sketches...
posted by darkstar at 8:59 AM on March 16, 2010


Lucky he's got the giant fake dick, being such a massive wanker.
posted by w0mbat at 9:10 AM on March 16, 2010


At work, so I can't view the links. Someone please tell me he's walked down Wall Street like this...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:11 AM on March 16, 2010


Yup. The second video has him walking past the stock exchange.
posted by zarq at 9:13 AM on March 16, 2010


Was the Dow up or down?
posted by Obscure Reference at 9:16 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I did this for Halloween a few years ago. I wore a suit with a not-quite-asbig wanger hanging out. I was an Aristocrat.
posted by cmoj at 9:21 AM on March 16, 2010


This is still my favorite big d1ck joke.
posted by archivist at 9:24 AM on March 16, 2010


That is, the surface area available now becomes two lateral, plus two halves of the two medial.

Nothing like fresh city air to put a little extra spring in your step.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:28 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Lazy.
posted by Ratio at 9:37 AM on March 16, 2010


This is a small portion of artist David Livingston's absurdist art piece "Big Dick on Wall Street."

So... it''s just a normal picture of Wall Street then?
posted by Aversion Therapy at 9:40 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bah, a guy in Atlanta's been doing that for years.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:53 AM on March 16, 2010


[N-even-the-url-is-SFW]

For reasons I can't completely articulate, this really made me smile.
posted by quin at 10:34 AM on March 16, 2010


oh good god. come to mardi gras. there are at least a thousand people walking around like that every year and thinking they're being oh! so clever! while they're really just trite, sophomoric, and lazy).
posted by msconduct at 10:43 AM on March 16, 2010


The big plushy phallus is filled with food stamp booty that his art school degree can't cover! Lazy!!!

/threadshifting
posted by zerobyproxy at 10:43 AM on March 16, 2010


Everyone needs a hobby!
posted by feckless at 10:47 AM on March 16, 2010


Does anybody run up and straddle it? I so would. It kind of turns me on. No, I'm not comfortable with that.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:36 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's like Claes Oldenburg meets Ron Jeremy.
posted by fungible at 11:42 AM on March 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


What a tool.
posted by longsleeves at 2:48 PM on March 16, 2010


Wow, a man carrying a fake baby and wearing a giant fake penis does nothing interesting and no one cares...
posted by eperker at 3:32 PM on March 16, 2010


I think the problem here is that he's flaccid. He'd get way more of a reaction walking around with a giant hard-on.
posted by stinkycheese at 6:40 PM on March 16, 2010


Did anyone kick him in them? Cause I would've been tempted.
posted by jonmc at 6:49 PM on March 16, 2010


Does anyone even think this is art? I think he's just an attention whore.
posted by Doohickie at 8:33 PM on March 16, 2010


I can't think anyone in NYC would blink twice at this. Surely to god there is something much, MUCH more weird going on every day in the city. This guy isn't even noteworthy in that context.

Take the Big Pink Dick out to some redneck¹ town down south or out mid-west, and let's see what happens.

¹ohnohedi'n't!²
²uhhuhhedid

posted by five fresh fish at 8:36 PM on March 16, 2010


Can't we give Brooklyn to Iran or something?
posted by bardic at 8:59 PM on March 16, 2010


Can't we give Brooklyn to Iran or something?

Supplying them with Brooklyn's oh-so-unique combination of massive firepower, indomitable attitude and nasal accent would be a Bad Idea.

DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!
posted by zarq at 8:37 AM on March 17, 2010


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