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    ^ only viewable in USA
    I'm like my avatar .................. a local ruin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    ^ only viewable in USA
    That is strange. Well there is one that I could not even post the image for because the guy has a full sized sex organ tattooed onto the side of his face. I can't imagine what drives one to such. How can anyone like that face the public, their boss (where in the world do they work), a prospective date (she must be similarly adorned?), etc.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    For 2nd time in 2 days, a student is shot by an officer in a Wisconsin school

    If I was that student, I’d stay away for a couple of weeks. Twice is more than enough!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    That is strange. Well there is one that I could not even post the image for because the guy has a full sized sex organ tattooed onto the side of his face. I can't imagine what drives one to such. How can anyone like that face the public, their boss (where in the world do they work), a prospective date (she must be similarly adorned?), etc.
    http://www.sickchirpse.com/vladimir-franz/
    this guy was our candidate for president a couple of years ago. According to the rules, there are 3 ways to become a candidate - a political party nominates you, you gather some prescribed amount of senators to support you, or you gather some 300K signatures from people (in a country of 10 milion). He looks bizarre, but he would have been better than the Russian troll we have there now.

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    Further tales from “He’s got WAY too much money”:

    “An Italian artist duct-taped a banana to a gallery wall in Miami as part of the Art Basel festival — and it sold for $120,000. Actually, he’s sold two editions already.

    “It’s unclear how often the banana will be replaced, as it will probably turn black and begin to spoil in about a week. The gallery expects to throw out the one currently on view at the end of the week, unless the collector wants to keep it.”

    Pictures included in the story!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Further tales from “He’s got WAY too much money”:

    “An Italian artist duct-taped a banana to a gallery wall in Miami as part of the Art Basel festival — and it sold for $120,000. Actually, he’s sold two editions already.

    “It’s unclear how often the banana will be replaced, as it will probably turn black and begin to spoil in about a week. The gallery expects to throw out the one currently on view at the end of the week, unless the collector wants to keep it.”

    Pictures included in the story!
    How absolutely spot-on is "The Emperor's New Clothes?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Further tales from “He’s got WAY too much money”:

    “An Italian artist duct-taped a banana to a gallery wall in Miami as part of the Art Basel festival — and it sold for $120,000. Actually, he’s sold two editions already.

    “It’s unclear how often the banana will be replaced, as it will probably turn black and begin to spoil in about a week. The gallery expects to throw out the one currently on view at the end of the week, unless the collector wants to keep it.”

    Pictures included in the story!
    I recall many, many, many, many decades ago, in high school, seeing an "enrichment" film in which there was the following quote (obviously from no one special): "Whatever an artist spits is art (I suspect the original may not have been exactly "spits")." So, all you lumpen non-artists out there, give it up.

    However, I am offering an unprecedented opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of an artistic revolution that will change the world - my Conceptual Sculptures Collection. I have transcended the use of ordinary materials; my creations exist solely as metaphysical conceptions in my mind. Prices start at $50,000. Call for details - just don't use a...phone (shudder).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Further tales from “He’s got WAY too much money”:

    “An Italian artist duct-taped a banana to a gallery wall in Miami as part of the Art Basel festival — and it sold for $120,000. Actually, he’s sold two editions already.

    “It’s unclear how often the banana will be replaced, as it will probably turn black and begin to spoil in about a week. The gallery expects to throw out the one currently on view at the end of the week, unless the collector wants to keep it.”

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    Someone ate a $120,000 banana that an artist had taped to a wall

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    Eleven minutes before eruption of White Island volcano, New Zealand. Insets show tourists walking on crater rim:




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    ...documentary based on the book by Professor Martin Jarvis which seeks to prove through forensic document examination that Anna Magdalena Bach was, in fact, the composer of the six cello suites and a number of other works attributed to her husband. Modern science techniques prove she was a composer and not a copyist, as previously thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geralmar View Post
    Eleven minutes before eruption of White Island volcano, New Zealand. Insets show tourists walking on crater rim:




    An appalling incident and criminal miscalculation resulting from negligence. New Zealand has great geological instability and you'd think that health and safety would be upper-most in the minds of those running the tourism industry - which is a huge economic boon for NZ. Today there are pics in the Australian papers of tourists there at the crater's edge (a week or two before) wearing t-shirts and hard hats!!!

    Expect PM Jacinta Ardern to wring her hands and not understand in the least the need for a national strategy on tourism safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Further tales from “He’s got WAY too much money”:

    “An Italian artist duct-taped a banana to a gallery wall in Miami as part of the Art Basel festival — and it sold for $120,000. Actually, he’s sold two editions already.

    “It’s unclear how often the banana will be replaced, as it will probably turn black and begin to spoil in about a week. The gallery expects to throw out the one currently on view at the end of the week, unless the collector wants to keep it.”

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    Well, we have the same thing going on in classical music. If someone will buy a banana taped on the wall as a piece of art worth $120,000 then there are those who will accept dinks, bonks and screeches as great CM works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveM View Post
    Well, we have the same thing going on in classical music. If someone will buy a banana taped on the wall as a piece of art worth $120,000 then there are those who will accept dinks, bonks and screeches as great CM works.
    As someone to dinks, bonks and screeches, I take offense at that remark.
    There are two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington.

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