Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Sure, I sometimes make puns, the previous blog entry is an example of that. Everyone does for a quick smirk. But then again I think it's pretty well established that a pun is the lowest form of joke that you can find. This is why when I see puns in fine arts it is particularly irksome. I was checking out galleries in Chelsea and I ran across this art pun. A fictional drug called Havidol. Apparently the art part of this idea is basically a big 2 foot diameter thing that looks like a pill with an H on it. There is even a website to further beat to death the pun. By taking this fictional drug you can "have-it-all". Oh yuk yuk yuk. What a card! Oh, you're killing me. I'm sure there is more to this art piece than that. Probably some statement about how drugs are becoming part of culture to fix every possible problem etc. Not a particularly original thought either but yeah whatever. Anyway it's the pun that gets me bent out of shape. When art gets reduced to a string of puns it's time to revolutionize art. Are people so devoid of ideas that puns are now high art? I was looking through the current (Feb 2007) NYC gallery guide.
Lets see what other pun art is also featured in this month's guide.
"Conch Scious She Sell" (page 24)
Oh, you're killing me again... conch shells as boobs.... she's selling her big boobs ... she's consciously accentuating it .... oh I'm rolling on the floor.
"Dick Head" (page 54)
Oh, it's a painting of a head with plastic penises glued on. Hmmm.... Subtle.
Maybe it's me but I think that a piece of art created by a person with an advanced art degree, specially featured in a gallery guide and costing thousands of dollars might be a little more sophisicated than a stupid pun.
But then again, what do I know about art and creativity?
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 6:13 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
OK, lets do the math.
1 staircase, about 15 feet long
3 exit signs installed about 12 feet in the air in a place that can't really be seen except by crouching down at the bottom of the staircase. (note the difficult photographic angle)
6 emergency lights, approximately 600 watts of power
1 open exit plainly visible
Countless hours of labor to install all the signs.
Found at the 86th street and lexington ave, number 6 train.
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 11:02 AM
American Farmer".... The Game! A game where you can hire and fire workers, choose which crops you're going to grow and "Purchase and control authentic John Deere branded equipment". I can see the christmas scene now. "Well they didn't have Bonestorm but the man at the store said this game is very popular."
I'm waiting for the expansion pack where you can plant sorghum and spelt.
Found in the bargin bin (obviously) of Game Stop.
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 10:44 AM
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
So, I guess that means that you can buy an unlimited card as long as you can use exact change and no bills, no coins, no credit cards, and no debit cards? Does the machine take checks?
Maybe they can just display "Out Of Order" like other machines on the first screen instead of making me click through two screens to get this logic puzzle.
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 4:33 PM
TIAA CREF wants you to know that their motto is "Financial Planning For the Greater Good". Apparently, part of serving the greater good is reserving certain rights for themselves, so they registered it. Altruism comes with certain restrictions.
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 7:41 AM
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
So, I haven't drawn a hobo in a long time. Actually, I haven't drawn anything in a long time so I decided to draw something. As usual I really didn't start out to draw something specific but this guy turned out looking like a hobo so I thumbed through the 700 hoboes at e-hobo.com and picked a name that suited him.
Posted by Evan Rappaport at 12:24 PM