02/26/2015 11:22 am ET Updated Feb 26, 2015

In America, Public Art Is Satanist Muslim Terrorism

In America, we love our advertising. So much so that when a vessel that's ordinarily used to assault our eyeballs with neon-colored laundry detergent advocacy suddenly stops trying to sell stuff to us, we immediately assume that the terrorists are finally at our door.
Hyperallergic reports on the sadly unsurprising public outcry surrounding artist Daniel R. Small's billboard art project Pending Cipher for the Open Present, for which he installed images of the biblical Ten Commandments written in "a fabricated language derived from Cypriot Greek and a form of paleo Hebrew" overlaid on stills from The Ten Commandments, the 1956 film. (Small's work was part of a larger multi-artist collaboration called the Manifest Destiny Billboard Project.)