Monday, April 18, 2011

In Memoriam

Bye Stinky.

20 comments:

mikey said...

It is a source of endless amusement that the same people who will tell you in endless, excruciating, painful detail about how powerful and loving and merciful and vengeful and angry and omnipotent and brave and unquestionable their gods and godlets are, and yet how quickly they get butthurt and come running to the defense of those same powerful supreme beings if somebody does something that might hurt their supreme feelings.

God created the whole universe, but has trouble dealing with somebody dipping them in piss. Meanwhile, in West LA, a vastly wealthy man drives his armored Mercedes sedan to an appointment with a special "consultant" who will, in exchange for large sums of money, soak HIM in piss.

Our world is weird, and our society stupid. I just haven't figured out how to check out without, you know, checking out...

vacuumslayer said...

Well said, mikey.

I wonder if he ate asparagus beforehand.

I want to know the rules now. I'm a flaming liberal and atheist. Am I allowed to destroy objects/symbols/works of art I disapprove of?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Am I allowed to destroy objects/symbols/works of art I disapprove of?

April 18, 2011 5:43 PM


UNCIVIL!
~

vacuumslayer said...

Awww, shucks. Civility is overrated.

W/v: DEDDABBY!

mikey said...

I want to know the rules now. I'm a flaming liberal and atheist. Am I allowed to destroy objects/symbols/works of art I disapprove of?

Umm, only if they offend Noam Chomsky?

Substance McGravitas said...

Am I allowed to destroy objects/symbols/works of art I disapprove of?

Yes if they're yours, no if they're not. Back to the snack table!

Willy said...

What Mikey said, tho I wonder how he got to know that West LA dude.

Smut Clyde said...

Am I allowed to destroy objects/symbols/works of art I disapprove of?

Serrano did not destroy a work of art (or kitsch), but immersed one in a glass of bodily secretions, which is as good a metaphor for the idea of the Incarnation as one could ask for. Apparently this kind of treatment is a Bad Thing when done by other people.

Do they really believe that their invisible sky fairy is seriously wounded by this misbehaviour by one of His creations, but in his omnipotence cannot do anything about it, so they have to act on His behalf? Or are they just butthurt by the evidence that some people do not take their belief system seriously, and have not yet adjusted to the fact that disbelief is actually legal in most modern societies?

Now I want to immerse a statuette of Mickey Mouse in a glass of urine and claim it as a Kinkade homage, and see how long before the Disney lawyers come down like a tonne of bricks.

vacuumslayer said...

To clarify, I wasn't objecting to the art, but the actions of the vandals.

vacuumslayer said...

Check this out

Substance McGravitas said...

I went large size on the picture because it is purty.

tigris said...

What was the deal with the folks saying they were going to piss on the Koran or The Diary of Anne Frank? Do they think Serrano is a Muslim or Jew? That pissing on random stuff is valid commentary except if it's their stuff? Yeah, well, don't bother answering the last.

Jennifer said...

Now I want to immerse a statuette of Mickey Mouse in a glass of urine and claim it as a Kinkade homage, and see how long before the Disney lawyers come down like a tonne of bricks.

We're waiting!!

Substance McGravitas said...

Wouldn't be too hard to put the Mickey here into the jar of urine here.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

How about immersing Mickey Kaus in urine?

Substance McGravitas said...

That is an awesome idea.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Also, the funniest thing about the destruction of the original photograph is that it places the work back in the public eye, and numerous images of it are extant. Free publicity, how does it work?

Substance McGravitas said...

It's all about martyrdom.

mikey said...

That pissing on random stuff is valid commentary except if it's their stuff?

I do that!

By golly, you've got it figured out.

They were DRUNK!

'Cause, see, when doods are drunk, they have to piss like ALL the fuckin time.

But doods have some kind of mental defect. Ok, maybe a number of them, but try to follow me, ok? See, when doods are drunk they have to piss all the time, but they can't just spill it anywhere. For some reason, we have to find something to piss ON.

So yeah, we do tend to piss on random stuff. But, see, it's STUFF, that's what's important, not who's stuff it is.

Hokay?

LFC said...

Perhaps the best part of the article is at the very end:
"The original referred to Sen. Jesse Helms as Jesse James. This has been corrected."