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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 01:49 pm
Boris Johnson writes, and we all may agree:
The spread of the car, like the spread of literacy, has been a fantastic and unstoppable force for liberty and democracy.
Yet some – including those appearing in the play machines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines – oppose Johnson:
“What’s cooking in the universe?” is the show’s opening question. And, as it turns out, they mean the cooking literally, as everything starts dripping and leaking, a nod to global warming.
Here’s one of the show’s performers:
- Looks like he’s been thrown away.Posted by paco on 2007 06 04 at 10:57 AM • permalink
- Hey! I saw that guy wandering the streets telling everyone he met “Repent! The End is Near!”Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 06 04 at 11:16 AM • permalink
- Seats are only $20 to $25! And for $30, you don’t have to ever see or hear about this play again (make checks payable to Plays Abolished from the Cognitive Orbit).
Is Richard McEnroe out there? Richard, how do you think this stacks up against, say, Restoration Comedies? Congreve’s reputation in any danger?
- Actually, that guy could pass for the average leftist in any city of the US. Especially with the satisfied self-righteous smirk.Posted by wronwright on 2007 06 04 at 11:23 AM • permalink
- The signs of suffering are EVERYWHERE…yet you mock it.
For shame.Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 06 04 at 11:33 AM • permalink
- In other news from the wonderful, wacky world of art: objet d’hair .
- Is that the Tibetan tin-foil hat he is modelling?Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 06 04 at 12:23 PM • permalink
- At least he’s got (I thought, anyway) what appears to be a large yellow blinking light on his head to warn the sane to keep a safe distance away.
Plus I’m sure his metastized iPod is tuned into GAIA radio – “All warming, all the time!”Posted by Tex Lovera on 2007 06 04 at 01:42 PM • permalink
- Further to Paco’s link, Roger Kimball explains “Why the Art World is a Disaster”.
“On the contrary, the art world has wholeheartedly embraced art as an exercise in political sermonizing and anti-humanistic persiflage, which has assured the increasing trivialization of the practice of art. “
CheersPosted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 06 04 at 02:38 PM • permalink
- So, that was one of those things I ran over in my pureed panda powered SUV on the way to Bones in Atlanta.Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 06 04 at 03:14 PM • permalink
- “We mean no harm to your planet!”
“We mean no harm to your planet!”Posted by Mary in LA on 2007 06 04 at 04:06 PM • permalink
- To be honest I wouldn’t have used Boris Johnson to praise the car, because frankly his judgement is rather suspect.
Nice touch!Posted by Admonkeystrator on 2007 06 04 at 08:04 PM • permalink
- That is not a trough lolly – it is quite clearly a refelctor.
You may mock him, but he knows he has a reflector to reflect away the secret radio waves that secret CIA satellites use to pump BusHitler-Halliburton propaganda into our minds.
Oh yes, Mr Reflecty-Head knows what’s up…Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 06 04 at 08:04 PM • permalink
- Modern theatre- without it derros would be getting squeezed out of their skips by unemployable thespians gentrifying their refuse refuges. At least the usual denizens of such abodes are delusional due to chemical imbalances in their cerebellums, the writers, performers and (pitifully small) audiences for such performances lack such an excuse, yet firmly believe in their obvious talent, awareness of all of societal ills and possession of the answers for same.
Really I think the big papier mache’ head genre is really the limit of their abilities, but it would be judgmental and oppressive of me to enforce this view on them, or fail to supply adequate finance for their forays into fantasy.
Is that the Tibetan tin-foil hat he is modelling?
When Alexander the Great conquered Asia, he passed through Tibet.
The Tibetans revered Alexander as Godlike – they even fashioned ceremonial hats after the helmets worn by Alexander’s pikemen.
I wonder if this guy knows he is wearing a RWDB helmet.
- I’d sooner sit through the only three ever made Marvin the Martian Looney Tunes on an endless loop than try to endure until interval this turgid twaddle.
When I was a dozy young lefty I used to go to this sort of shit and sit politely, clap and hoot at the correct times and discuss the significance earnestly at the bar during breaks (mind you I was usually blotto, and trying to get a leg over with some hirsuite harpy), much akin to the obviously chemically enhanced studio audiences for such blather as Enough Rope, The Chaser and the late and very unlamented Glass House(BTW- anyone have any idea how well Willy Anderson is rating in the real world? I’ve never bothered to listen- Biffo Bob, Ratface and the mandatory Fat Loud Slappper on commmercial FM breakfast is bad enough let alone some smug, self-rightous twerp who’s firmly convinced of his own intellectual and moral superiority during the trip home through the mobile chicane- I reckon it’d be enough to tip me over the edge Falling Down style).
Here’s a hint- even if you do get into her pants, they’ll be extra large cottontails and the contents aren’t really worth having to endure all the preliminary and posthumous bollocks- I reccommend drunkeness, and if particularly priapetic a Kon Tiki tour.
- #40–sweet, sweet irony.
Seriously, though, what is that thing he’s wearing? It looks like a prop from a sci-fi flick circa 1955, predicting the vast and confusing world of the year 2000 and featuring Smirkboy up there as Martian Stormtrooper #7.
I long for the days when art occasionally featured something that was just interesting and/or pretty. But noooo, everything’s gotta make a statement nowadays.
Schmucks.Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 06 04 at 11:52 PM • permalink
- #48 Tungsten Monk
Not sure what he is wearing, but it’s made out of a neck brace. And some other stuff.
I know what you mean about “everything’s gotta make a statement nowadays”.
Performance art, however, must usually be explained so that you know what the hell the statement is!
Schmucks are the ones that pay to see it.
- I liked the two Marvin features- Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half Century and Hardevil Hare were I think cuck Jones’ best work; latter day Marvin ‘toons are shit, but aren’t they all? Nary a mention of a bloody Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator to be seen.
Hasty Hare was a bit weaker, and I hate Bugs Bunny an’ all- I’d like to see the twat get myxamatosis.
- I reckon the best work of Warners is a toss-up between Bye Bye Bluebeard and Chow Hound– both more vicious, violent, depraved and dark than anything produced by Quentin Tarantino, let alone Itchy and Scratchy.
I tend to favour the latter mostly for the sheer brutality of the “Dis time we didn’t forget the gwavy” revenge.
- Usually when you see someone in a safety helmet, it’s because bad luck or circumstance has left them in a condition where bumping into things is either more commonplace or injurious than for we whose brains have never been seriously damaged.
In this case though I suspect it’s covering a superfluous penis.
- Zinnias are about the only thing that can handle the heat here and not look pooped, Paco. As for the ‘bird dog’, ha. Ha. Ha. That would imply he’s a ‘working’ dog. He’s whacha call a ‘water’ dog, made for lazy days at the beach, drinking beer and loungin’ on the couch, with no discernible effort to reach either.Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 06 05 at 10:31 AM • permalink
- Damn! Looks like his hat is made out of an old neck brace that our rescue squad threw away to make room for our nifty adjustable ones. I could have made a boatload of money selling them to gullible fools.
Sigh. There goes my PACO™ bonus for this quarter.
Imperial KeeperPosted by Elizabeth Imperial Keeper on 2007 06 05 at 10:35 AM • permalink
- #42 Why do math people have to ruin everything beautiful by assigning numbers to it?Posted by dean martin on 2007 06 07 at 09:43 AM • permalink
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