Art for geeks.
January 23, 2008 8:41 PM   Subscribe

Paul the Wine Guy explains art, for geeks.
posted by Dipsomaniac (10 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
At first I wasn't too taken with it, but damn if his Mona Lisa isn't the best Gioconda since L. H. O. O. Q.
posted by Kattullus at 9:07 PM on January 23, 2008

I saw the FPP, and I thought, "this is great." So many people have art absolutely *killed* for them in ineptly taught high school or required college courses.

And then I clicked on the link, and saw that it went to a Flickr set of facile jokes at the expense of old warhorses, and I thought, "this sucks and is not good."

And then I giggled a bit. Clever.

[this is good, just not in the way I expected it to be.]
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 9:31 PM on January 23, 2008

And David's Napoleon made me cry with joy. Stuart's Washington was really funny too... also brought back happy memories of when LucasArts was more than just movie franchise games.
posted by Kattullus at 9:32 PM on January 23, 2008

posted by Wolof at 10:08 PM on January 23, 2008

Not bad, not bad. Thanks, Dipsomaniac.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:29 PM on January 23, 2008

Huh, I thought this would be something better than lame jokes superimposed on famous works of art. I guess the title mislead me.
posted by m0nm0n at 3:06 AM on January 24, 2008

Also, what true geek uses <> as the logical not operator? That's VB syntax... Real geeks use != as the logical not operator. C-like syntax FTW!
posted by sotonohito at 4:24 AM on January 24, 2008

I'd say !(this.image instanceof Pipe) instead. It's not Ceci n'est pas le mot 'pipe', after all.

posted by smackfu at 6:41 AM on January 24, 2008

posted by poe at 10:47 AM on January 24, 2008

I think the title about art 'explained' for geeks demonstrates a sad undercurrent in American society of disrespect for people who are academically/technically inclined (what they don't 'get' art since they're too busy with computers? fuck that noise)

I also think the broken image tag one was hilarious and that this is a good post.
posted by oblio_one at 6:22 PM on January 24, 2008

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