Top Ten Favorite Numbers
May 13, 2003 2:31 PM   Subscribe

Top Ten Favorite Numbers Conceptual artist Claude Closky's most recent smart art. Vote for your favorite numbers and, based on popularity, 4 becomes number 1, 7 becomes number 2, etc. They change all the time. Closky did another great piece, published by a book (available from Printed Matter) whereby he simply organized numbers 1-100 alphabetically, thereby changing their value.
posted by ubueditor (26 comments total)
Vote 3! Do it now!
posted by Inkslinger at 2:37 PM on May 13, 2003

And again.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:07 PM on May 13, 2003

I'm all about the number 6.
posted by oissubke at 3:10 PM on May 13, 2003

2 ?!?! That's f*ucking ridiculous! How can people like 2 so much? 7 I can understand, it's a great number (if a bit obvious) but 2?

I swear, I really don't understand people.
posted by Bonzai at 3:33 PM on May 13, 2003

I think this is why people are developing an instinctive eye-rolling response at the term "conceptual art". Hell, even just "art" is getting it. It's silly and good fun and all that, but art? Enh. It's a tad underwhelming to toss this in the same boat as Paradise Lost or... or... name your favorite painting I guess.
posted by kavasa at 4:14 PM on May 13, 2003

Yeah, I will hold an exhibition of my fecal matter and categorize them by what I ate the day before. So, can I be famous now, please?
posted by skinsuit at 4:18 PM on May 13, 2003

Two is the best.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:20 PM on May 13, 2003

Conceptual fraud--err, artist...
posted by xmutex at 4:40 PM on May 13, 2003

23. All the way. fnord
posted by aschulak at 5:54 PM on May 13, 2003

23 - Jordan's legacy?
posted by hobbes at 5:58 PM on May 13, 2003

My favorite number between 1 and 10 is e, the base of the natural logarithm.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 6:34 PM on May 13, 2003

Since I couldn't vote for zero (I know, it's not "a number" but it is to those a-mathematically-minded people who think that if you can write it on a piece of paper, it must be "a number"), I voted for its nearest Zen equivalent, 1.

I'd vote for 23 if I could...and nothing to do with "Jordan." (What, was that Michael Jordan's number?)

And, Bonzai, you're right. Two - is - the - lousiest - number - that - you'll - ever-see. People. Go figure.
posted by kozad at 8:19 PM on May 13, 2003

Well, we know that man is 5,

And the Devil is 6,

And God is 7....
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:50 PM on May 13, 2003

And then let's hear it for number 8. (An 8 is infinity sideways.)
posted by LeLiLo at 9:44 PM on May 13, 2003

Hm, I really should have come in here and read all the campaign literature before voting.

Is FARK stuffing the ballot box yet?
posted by kaibutsu at 10:27 PM on May 13, 2003

"I hate numbers. There's too many of them!"
posted by effer27 at 3:54 AM on May 14, 2003

Effer: Don't say *that* too quickly in a bar.
posted by zpousman at 4:35 AM on May 14, 2003

hama2? Are you kidding?

Everyone knows that Asterion's doors are 14 (infinite).
posted by hama7 at 4:50 AM on May 14, 2003

42 is good. I mean, 2, 4, and 6 can go in there so nicely. Even 7! He's unpresumptuous, but has a leg to stand on.
posted by adampsyche at 4:59 AM on May 14, 2003

When the number 6 takes first, second and third, the Armeggedon has begun.
posted by thewittyname at 8:47 AM on May 14, 2003

Three is a magic number.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:31 AM on May 14, 2003

posted by Bletch at 11:40 AM on May 14, 2003

Good to see 23 getting a couple good shout-outs. I thought of throwing that in, but was intimidated by the "between-one-and-ten" rule. I'm glad others aren't such milquetoasts.
posted by soyjoy at 1:00 PM on May 14, 2003

posted by dgt at 10:22 PM on May 14, 2003

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