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Old 01-29-2009, 02:27 PM
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Monument to George W

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...WAIxQD960V3T80


Oh, freedom.
You give it to an artist, any artist, anywhere, and look what they do with it- stir stuff up.

Not a particularly impressive looking base, hard to tell how well the shoe itself is made- but, as a giant shoe sculptor myself, I like the idea...
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:32 PM
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Oh, freedom.
You give it to an artist, any artist, anywhere, and look what they do with it- stir stuff up.

Not a particularly impressive looking base, hard to tell how well the shoe itself is made- but, as a giant shoe sculptor myself, I like the idea...
I'm wondering how many "heroes" hurled their shoes at Saddam?
Then, their economy must no be doing so bad if they can afford things like this.
Also, do they have a percent for the arts program there? Is this government funded?
Questions...questions...

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Old 01-29-2009, 03:53 PM
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If this sculpture is to commemorate the celebrated shoe-throwing incident then it should just go ahead and pull from the David, statue. The shoe itself is not enough, doesn't even matter. We need the figuration, the action, the repose, quiet or resounding potency. A shoe sculpture is a still-life, and can certainly be far more important than a mere human event, but it cannot do the job of canonizing. Like Ries said, we'll need better pics to decide whether or not its a decent sculpture...I suspect, though, that it is not.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:56 PM
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whether or not its a decent sculpture...I suspect, though, that it is not.
it is, however, a decent planter box
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:25 PM
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Glenn, I am pretty sure the Iraqi 1% for art comes out of our $10 Billion a month we send over there- although, if Halliburton administers it, its probably more like 25% for art.
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Glenn, I am pretty sure the Iraqi 1% for art comes out of our $10 Billion a month we send over there- although, if Halliburton administers it, its probably more like 25% for art.
Well, then I want fewer giant shoes and more Beethoven for the buck!
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:44 PM
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I wonder if the guy will get probation and an ankle monitor?
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:51 PM
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mighty thought with this one.
they couldnt think of something that really means something,
easy pop art.
booooooooooooo
nothing art for nothing people.
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Monument to a shooligan. I see by the BBC tonight that Obama has an increasingly full plate.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:17 PM
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Well it could just be me, but I think he's going to have a difficult time overcoming skeptics who think this old bag of wind is a complete idiot. "huh, buh, duh, buh"..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vO0lqnyk20

335 million on condoms for the gays in San Fransisco, who can't use plastic bags in the grocerey store because they pollute the environment, but drop their used condoms off every damn place as if they were smokers chuckin butts out the window. 300 plus million on condoms.. Brings a whole new meaning to "stimulus package".
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:13 AM
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This is the latest news on this Bush shoe sculpture.

Bush shoe sculpture 'taken down'

30 Jan 2008 (BBC) A sculpture of a shoe erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at George W Bush has been dismantled, reports say.

Foreign media say the bronze-coloured fibre-glass shoe was removed from its site in the city of Tikrit on the orders of the local authorities. ...

The monument was reportedly taken down just a day after being unveiled in the late Saddam Hussein's home town. ...
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:18 AM
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I guess there are a few Iraqis who really miss Saddam.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:01 PM
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More likely there are a few Iraqi Bureaucrats who dont WANT to miss that $10 Billion a month...
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I still am not sure, but if this thing is bronze then its not half bad as shoe sculptures go. I'd call it Art, I guess - even if it wishes to diminish itself by holding on to the newsreel crap.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:10 PM
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I would imagine there are a few socialist european beaurocrats and otherwise who really miss participating with Saddam in the corrupt oil for food U.N. program as well.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:11 AM
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Bronze baby shoes have been trumped, forever! I don't care how well it was executed(pun intended) I love the idea that this piece exists!
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I love the idea that this piece exists!
I do too, who knows, maybe in twenty years when we've suffered long enough under one dictator or another they'll come and set us free and return the favor. Huge opportunity in that country right now and in the region to spread liberty and this shows they're eating it up..
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:25 PM
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Now the Chinese http://features.csmonitor.com/politi...mier-targeted/ Its a sign of the times, ever since Nikita Khrushchev./www.iht.com/articles/2003/07/26/edtaubman_ed3_.php
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:00 PM
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Pity the sculpture had such a short life. There's a very cool shoe museum in Toronto, they should acquire it, along with the original pair.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:23 PM
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A larger than life set of numerals; "666" with this monster's face and name engraved below would be especially fitting.
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Your military isn't very effective at anything other than indiscriminant killing when they all suffer from STD’s. And by "indiscriminant" I mean so indiscriminant it includes fratricide.

Well I take it you've never put on a uniform other than the paper-hat kind.. Quickly rising to the top of my nutter list.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:45 PM
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Well it's good to know you've had a proper bit of sensitivity training..
Don't really have to go to all that trouble for long-term radiation exposure, just move almost anywhere in the midwest, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada etc.. Uranium is as natural here as pot is in your home town.

I think my house is 4x the acceptable level for Radon, pretty low for here actually.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:14 PM
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Funny that, I was just thinking about what to have for dinner and Pizza it is.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:56 PM
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iam not shocked,seen it all on tv already.
nature can do abstracts.
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