“Obama is now a member of the exclusive Washington D.C. Political Club and is playing the same game, with the same rules, and the same objectives, as the Club has been playing for the past half century. The marriage of Business, Politics, and Media now rules our lives-we, the numbers, the consumers, the expendable, and the deluded.”
2borknot2b on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:20:54
vallesula on Jan 26, 2014 at 12:14:07
“Betcha no matter who takes his place WILL be pro-corporation.
Makes me no difference if Dem or Rep - BOTH are birds of the same feather, after all, TOGETHER they comprise the wings of OUR bald Eagle - this Eagle HAS BEEN grounded for 5 yrs, with 3 more to go, because her wings ( albeit right-wing or "left-wing ) are NOT flapping.
So you think better days are ahead for the American people ?.........
I say yes if you can speak Chinese, Hindu or Vietnamese.”
Martha T on Jan 26, 2014 at 11:43:18
“sad but so very true. Just look at his support of charters and who he has installed as Sec. of Ed. The corporatist, Duncan who is ruining an entire generation of children's future. Data, data, data....and cutting funding. So very disappointed”
itcounts on Jan 26, 2014 at 11:05:18
“How does one president change that? The democrats in congress and the senate are so far right they would scare Ronny.
I think he has made major strides considering where we started, look at the number of cases the DOJ has brought against banks, pharmaceutical company's and other industry's. This is the first administration in forty years that has enforced what little law there is left.
The democrats are not going to move left, we can't get them to crawl out of their corner of complacency.”
“Of course they have pilots, very highly skilled pilots. The next time you see some 12-year-old girl or boy lost in the altered state of a video game remember you just might be looking at the killer drone drivers of the future.”
“I mean-look at him-he's gay!
But it's like in the song they say;
'you always hurt the ones you love'
and one of the most despicable of sins
is the sin of self-denial
out of the closet already
start living the life that you were born to live.”
“You may not consider them great artists but the following graduated from various schools of art:
Giorgio de Chirico
to name a few.”
pepenero on May 10, 2012 at 09:36:53
“I did not say that it could be taught and I do not agree that I proved your point.”
DonaldFrazell on May 9, 2012 at 23:03:16
“Pollack was a one trick pony, hit and miss but when hitting was great. But also took decades to get the mediocrity out of his system. Morandi also great but limited, Modnrian great when young, after throwing out all the artschools stuff but was innately academic and slowly suffocated til the two great boogie woogies before he died. Jazz is modern music, and there is where Americas greatest artists were.
If that is all you can come up with, well, thanks, you proved my point. Creative art cannot be taught. Applied, design, and decorative can.”
“If the self-proclaimed artist calls it art, then it's art, no matter what. Then a series of processes-critics, other artists, curators, historians, history, etc., go into motion that will decide if or not it is important Art cannot be defined by eliminating what some believe is not art.
Duchamp's Fountain, labled R.Mutt, is indeed a fountain if you use your imagination a bit. All that is missing is the P.
Plus, there was a manufacurer of urinals named R.Mutt and so Duchamp's urinal was most probably manufactured by his firm which means that Cduchamop was giving proper credit.”
DonaldFrazell on May 9, 2012 at 20:58:41
“Only if that artiste has a degree in hand, bought for on daddies dime with no developed skills or work future in sight. Absurd, as these folks love that as entertainment, because no great artist ever graduated from an art academy. Interesting. This isnt.”
“I agree. You have me backed into a corner. Did you ever see that photo of DuChamp backed into a corner?
A prankster...yes..but of a higher class and deeper intelligence. It puts one in a difficult position, the explaining. There are artists, and there are artist pretenders and pranksters. And then there are art pranksters, and there are, or was, an ART PRANKSTER . . . DuChamp, while not a Dadaist, carried on, in part & somewhat, in the Dada fashion . . . Find the exceptions to the rules, break the rules,redefine art, kill art, make puns art, be the period to art history. I loved the guy, brilliant & cool he was. Maybe art, maybe anti-art, who knows for sure, but his own art collection should a damned good eye-Rauschenberg, Johns, Balthus, Magritte. Those are the ones I remember-all of the illustrations that Max Ernst did for the Jane Eyre lined up on a long hallway wall connecting their dining room w/ their bedroom. His studio was a fold up piece of plywood hinged to the inside of a closet door.
& so I knew him & so I came to his defense.”
jeremyemilio on Apr 2, 2012 at 22:33:09
Nicely put. Of course, I do not disagree with a single thing you have written here.
“I enjoy seeing fakes and most especially I enjoy seeing original fakes as opposed to copies.
I see no reason why they should not be considered as having been done by whomever it is that they are attributed to.
In fact many of the paintings attributed to Matisse in the museums and collections today were actually done by Elmyr de Hory. They are still there because the French Government refused to prosecute when they realized that if they did the art market would suffer a severe crash.”
“Why is DuChamp's piece listed along with the pranks? The piece is called 'Fountain" and is signed R.Mutt. R.Mutt was a manufacturer of urinals such as this one.
Of course an urinal is the opposite of a fountain..that's part of the point. But, if you can imagine a stream of urine going into it you will have something like a fountain-in reverse.
DuChamp was not a prankster. In order to begin to understand his work you must know the body of his work and the notes and such that he left behind. He was, among other things, an accomplished painter, an excellent chess player, and a master punster.”
GraphicMatt on Apr 3, 2012 at 09:54:43
“Excellent chess player is an understatement. He was a master wasn't he?”
johannesrolf on Apr 2, 2012 at 20:48:44
“the artist's name is Duchamp, not the absurdity you posted.”
jeremyemilio on Apr 2, 2012 at 20:32:54
“I respectfully disagree. DuChamp was most certainly a prankster.
“Run Donald, run. Please run. We want to hear the fat lady sing! We want to see the main act-which has been forever standing in the wings-at last perform. Ah, what a great show it has been and how much better it can be if only you would come out.
The Romans would have given their most tasty nuts for a show like this.
And you, YOU, The Donald, can be the cherry on top of it all. The finishing touch. The dot, the period, the final note, the act to end all acts, the, dare I say it, swan song?
I'm not religious, but if I were, I'd be lighting candles for you to run, thousands of candles, perhaps millions.”
“He wants a colony on the moon? He needs company?”
stockhounder on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:39:08
“he said he wants an American on the moon before the Chinese do, perhaps he has forgotten that we landed people on the moon during the Apollo missions. then again Newt likes to make up history as he goes along, it must be the historian in him.”