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'Vaginal Knitting' Is Here To Make Everyone Afraid Of Performance Art Once Again (NSFW)

'Vaginal Knitting' Is Here To Make Everyone Afraid Of Performance Art Once Again (NSFW)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 05:51:03 in Arts

“It's just that it's such a long and tired trope. Got the T-Shirt.”
'Vaginal Knitting' Is Here To Make Everyone Afraid Of Performance Art Once Again (NSFW)

'Vaginal Knitting' Is Here To Make Everyone Afraid Of Performance Art Once Again (NSFW)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 05:49:43 in Arts

“It isn't about the wearibility of said items.”
'Vaginal Knitting' Is Here To Make Everyone Afraid Of Performance Art Once Again (NSFW)

'Vaginal Knitting' Is Here To Make Everyone Afraid Of Performance Art Once Again (NSFW)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 05:44:51 in Arts

“Reinforcing the idea that women ARE their genitals.”
Iconic Detroit Art Park Endures 8th Fire In 8 Months

Iconic Detroit Art Park Endures 8th Fire In 8 Months

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 05:38:54 in Arts

“The article isn't really about art, as such.”

James Ballard on Dec 11, 2013 at 00:34:53

“@ "Sven_Storm"

Quote :

"The article isn't really about art, as such."

...I know...It's really about vandalism...(arson I guess in this case)...At least on the surface.

I grow impatient with those who clearly conceal their real agenda behind a façade of contrived "art" works...Such "art" is clearly (and solely) designed to either provoke (Koons/Hurst/Mapplethorpe, etcetera), or is created out of a simple naiveté, or created by those with little talent.

I vote naiveté in this instance.

The naïve and talentless don't bother me that much and I certainly do not advocate censorship or destroying their...uh..."art".

In fact I happen to enjoy/collect the long tradition of "Naïve"/"Folk"/"Outsider" art.

But the untold cultural damage and aesthetic subterfuge accomplished by pranksters like a Koons/Hurst or a Pollock "dripper" should not be given a free pass, simply because they profess to "originality", or "something different".

My oily rag hanging on the wall at the Guggenheim is "original"...It is "different"...

...No doubt I will find a buyer.”
Iconic Detroit Art Park Endures 8th Fire In 8 Months

Iconic Detroit Art Park Endures 8th Fire In 8 Months

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 05:38:25 in Arts

“There are always those who wish to destroy what they can't control. The Broken Window Brigade, trying to defile the spirit of the community.”
John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 07:43:29 in Politics

“Support for Gay Candidates would have to include abolishing workplace discrimination by giving them legal protection and equal rights as couples.”
Stunning Nude Photo Series Challenges What It Means To Be 'Attractive' (NSFW)

Stunning Nude Photo Series Challenges What It Means To Be 'Attractive' (NSFW)

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 07:38:38 in Arts

“Stunning? Pedestrian Recycled Feminist Simplicity. Nothing new here. Give me more!”

nevitta357 on Dec 7, 2013 at 09:01:13

“I'm guessing that the person who wrote this article is a woman. I'm also guessing that if she received invitations to dinner from a guy who looked like the sole male in these pictures and one from a guy who looked like the actor who was just killed in an automobile accident, knowing nothing else about either of her mysterious new suitors, it would take her less than ten minutes to decide which one of them she was going to accept. Less than thirty seconds if she was only given 30 seconds to respond.”

appeaser on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:07:07

“The only one stunning was the young girl with her rib cage showing.
Somebody needs to give her a cheeseburger!”
Kathy Svenson, Colo. School Board Member, Says She Doesn't Believe In Homosexuality Or Transgender Identity

Kathy Svenson, Colo. School Board Member, Says She Doesn't Believe In Homosexuality Or Transgender Identity

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 07:30:00 in Gay Voices

“She Doesn't Believe In Homosexuality Or Transgender Identity? She doesn't have to; It believes in her!”
Russian President Vladimir Putin Is 'Latently Gay,' Alleges Controversial New Biography

Russian President Vladimir Putin Is 'Latently Gay,' Alleges Controversial New Biography

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 04:29:38 in Gay Voices

“I need more than latency from a Daddy!”
Richer White People In Greater Baton Rouge Seek To Secede From Poorer Black Neighbors

Richer White People In Greater Baton Rouge Seek To Secede From Poorer Black Neighbors

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 04:28:20 in Politics

“I'm sure your doing all you can. Best of luck!”
Richer White People In Greater Baton Rouge Seek To Secede From Poorer Black Neighbors

Richer White People In Greater Baton Rouge Seek To Secede From Poorer Black Neighbors

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 06:57:25 in Politics

“Poorer neighborhoods often feel less safe, that is a part of the equation beyond race, and a legitimate reason for anyone who could afford to, to move.”

dbw8906 on Dec 4, 2013 at 08:04:10

“Heaven forbid anyone do anything to improve their family's quality of life.”
Newtown 911 Tapes To Be Released

Newtown 911 Tapes To Be Released

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 06:47:43 in Crime

“How as well, is justice facilitated by this invasion of privacy?”
Newtown 911 Tapes To Be Released

Newtown 911 Tapes To Be Released

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 06:46:58 in Crime

“Grief Porn. How is this in the public interest?”
Pro-LGBT Companies That Have Supported The LGBT Community

Pro-LGBT Companies That Have Supported The LGBT Community

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 05:14:21 in Gay Voices

“Are any of these Sochi sponsors?”
Pro-LGBT Companies That Have Supported The LGBT Community

Pro-LGBT Companies That Have Supported The LGBT Community

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 05:13:49 in Gay Voices

“1 swallow does not a summer make.”
Pro-LGBT Companies That Have Supported The LGBT Community

Pro-LGBT Companies That Have Supported The LGBT Community

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 05:10:12 in Gay Voices

“The slideshow's designed to keep you on here longer.”
Khat Should Not Be Banned, Say MPs In Strong Message To Theresa May

Khat Should Not Be Banned, Say MPs In Strong Message To Theresa May

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 05:07:53 in UK

“Khat is not coffee. Do some field study regarding khat users. It ain't Starbucks.”

garybridgeman on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:00:09

“I am not saying that it is coffee. I am saying that the harm it does isn't worth the ban. And that it is less harmful than alcohol and other already legal drugs. And on a scale of effects it is more stimulating than coffee but less than cocaine.

Banning it doesn't address the social harm and other harm it has. Much better to have an rational debate about the harm and use other ways to mitigate and reduce that harm.

If people want to use Khat, illegal or legal, it will still be bought and consumed. You will still have the social issues that are in place now, but along with that have the criminal justice system

We all preach moderate use of alcohol. So why can't we legalize it, tax it, educate people on the harms. And use the money to improve their social problems. Then it won't be a social problem for everyone else.”
Khat Should Not Be Banned, Say MPs In Strong Message To Theresa May

Khat Should Not Be Banned, Say MPs In Strong Message To Theresa May

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 06:27:09 in UK

“Don't believe that until you've lived around khat users.”
Khat Should Not Be Banned, Say MPs In Strong Message To Theresa May

Khat Should Not Be Banned, Say MPs In Strong Message To Theresa May

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 06:26:01 in UK

“Khat is not always so harmless, that's a naive view.”

garybridgeman on Nov 29, 2013 at 06:40:27

“No one has ever said that drugs are not harmless. But there are different scales of harm. Coffee is a drug, the lethal dose of caffeine in humans is dependent on individual sensitivity, but is estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass or roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee for an average adult.

That is difficult to drink but you can easily buy 200mg caffeine tablets and reach a lethal dose if you wanted to.

A much better way to control the harm from drugs, is to first see how harmful it is. And then decide, in relation to other things that we consume, what the controls should be.

One of them may well be to ban it, but another may be to take no action at all. With a range of options in between. We know that banning a substance in many cases doesn't reduce the consumption of that substance. Alcohol prohibition taught us that, once you ban something you have no means other than criminal actions to reduce the use of that substance.

If the harm and effects are far less than Alcohol? Why should it be banned, it would increase criminality, we would lose tax revenues.”
Islamist Extremist Anjem Choudary 'Not Figure Of Fun' But Serious Threat, New Report Warns

Islamist Extremist Anjem Choudary 'Not Figure Of Fun' But Serious Threat, New Report Warns

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 05:24:59 in UK

“I am now living above a madrasa. When did that become a possibility?!”

seandobson201 on Nov 25, 2013 at 05:35:20

“Ask our politicians,ALL of them.”
Islamist Extremist Anjem Choudary 'Not Figure Of Fun' But Serious Threat, New Report Warns

Islamist Extremist Anjem Choudary 'Not Figure Of Fun' But Serious Threat, New Report Warns

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 05:23:52 in UK

“That's why it's so important for British Muslims to be seen and heard speaking out against such agitators.”
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