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(BBC)   German garbagemen take down and incinerate "public art" by accident; must take "Art Appreciation Course"   ( divider line
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2005-01-19 10:39:27 AM  
well let me get this out of the way.....

2005-01-19 10:53:34 AM  
Is it any coincidence I just saw the book burning scene in Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade on t.v.? I think not!!
2005-01-19 10:57:39 AM  
Actually, these trashmen should be hired as art ctitics. They know garbage when they see it!
2005-01-19 10:58:14 AM  
I made a beautiful steaming work of art this morning, and my wife flushed it. IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?
2005-01-19 01:32:27 PM  
How were they supposed to know it was art?
It wasn't even made out of poo!
2005-01-19 01:32:33 PM  
hmm, i guess they could find a lot of art in trailer parks
2005-01-19 01:32:45 PM  
Needs hero tag, I wish more people would start throwing this stuff away.
2005-01-19 01:33:21 PM  
Goddamned art nazis. If you can't tell that it's art, then it's not.
2005-01-19 01:34:18 PM  
That's-a nice-a Scheisse!
2005-01-19 01:34:43 PM  
...the Garbage Man CAaaannnn!
2005-01-19 01:35:47 PM  
You would have thought those other binmen in Germany that did this before would have been a warning to the binmen who ... did it ... this time ?
2005-01-19 01:38:10 PM  
[image from too old to be available] Art appreciation?
2005-01-19 01:39:08 PM  
Needs to be done with ALOT more of what is passed off as "art"
2005-01-19 01:39:14 PM  
2005-01-19 01:40:28 PM  
Guten morgen, und velcome to Art Appreciation 101. Lesson #1 - how to identify art. SLIDE, BITTE!

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Dis is not art. Klass dismissed. Auf Wiedersehen!
2005-01-19 01:40:48 PM  
Pete and Repeat went driving through the 'hood. Pete was shot in the grill. Who's left?
2005-01-19 01:41:01 PM  
I love the picture caption: "The sculpture was intended not to look like art." Well, there you go. What did you THINK was going to happen?
2005-01-19 01:42:12 PM  
what happened? The garbage men took out the trash.....
Oh, that was supposed to be "art"....
Now about that swamp land down in Florida......
2005-01-19 01:43:20 PM  
Sounds like a good way to get out of having to do a whole lot of work. Gee, I thought those piles of smelly greens bags behind everyone's house was art , so we never picked them up.
2005-01-19 01:46:00 PM  
"As they say, time is 'Monets'."

/Monty B
2005-01-19 01:46:11 PM  
That's the defense I'll use if anyone ever tries to bust me for illegal dumping:

"To the untrained eye, this ratty old sofa may appear to be garbage, but to those properly educated in art appreciation, its a true masterpiece!"
2005-01-19 01:47:46 PM  

You must admit though, the guy did a professional-class job of not looking like art.
2005-01-19 01:50:05 PM  
Baron von Wortzenberger, on behalf of the American people, I apologize for...

Ja ja ja, mach schnell mit der art things, huh? I must get back to Dancecentrum in Struttgart in time to see Kraftwerk.

Hey, und dummkopf! Watch out for the CD-changer in my trunk, eh? Idiot.
2005-01-19 01:51:08 PM  
Damn, STRIKITRICH did better than me, but i still get to try:

Three German refuse collectors are to be sent on an Art Appreciation Course after accidentally taking down and incinerating a sculpture in Frankfurt, believing it was rubbish. (BECAUSE IT WAS RUBBISH)

And could these agents of the public beautification campaign please "clean up" that repulsive glass structure right next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Church (ruins)?
Thank yu
2005-01-19 01:51:10 PM  
if it looks like garbage to garbage men then it is, they are the professionals
2005-01-19 01:51:25 PM  
The garbage collectors already had taken art appreciation courses, and recognized trash as trash. That should serve the hack right for passing off garbage as art.
2005-01-19 01:56:26 PM  
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Funny, I had my "abstractions in white plastic" installation on my front lawn removed by MY garbage men as well!

As long as the recyclers don't remove my "Tyrrany of News Media" installation again, they won't get another complaint!
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2005-01-19 01:58:01 PM  
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2005-01-19 02:00:04 PM  
The world would be much more beautiful if it weren't for the trashy "art" all over the g*dd****ed place.

Send the artist to art appreciation school. Give the garbagemen a month of paid vacation.
2005-01-19 02:02:52 PM  
These garbagemen need to be praised. This shiat is no more art work than scene #6 of Horny Houswives was. It really pisses me off when any EUROTRASH asshole can take anything and put it anywhere and call it art. Bah. Salvador Dali....that's art. Michelangelo's David, that's art. Hell, as painful as it is to consider, i'll even give yah Andy Warhol as an atrist, but since when is wrapping plastic around a couple peices of bent metal art?!?!?!?!? Man i tell you, people have a weird idea of Art. Like Jackson Pollock for example, i wouldn't use his "artwork" to wipe my ass, let alone hang on a wall. This EUROTRASH "artists" artwork is right where it belongs...AT THE DUMP.
2005-01-19 02:04:20 PM  
Come on now people! The real reason that these binmen are being punished is that they broke the strict union rules about putting too much effort into their work. In my neighborhood if your garbage can isn't in the right spot it isn't getting picked up. On the sidewalk, it gets left. Too far out from the curb they just run into it. Too far to the right or left of your driveway, they just don't see it. These guys put a lot of effort into tearing down that "art" and we just can't have that, the customers will expect the same effort be expended on them.
2005-01-19 02:04:26 PM  
The garbagemen were right to trash that shiat.

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Now this is art! Alberto Vargas farking rules.
2005-01-19 02:06:28 PM  

I love the Flying Hellfish episode reference. Funny-Boy
2005-01-19 02:15:37 PM  
Once again, I submitted this a week ago with a better headline.

DUMBASS: Trashmen make a bold statement in art criticism. What could possibly go wrong
2005-01-19 02:16:07 PM  
Nice Family Ties reference.
2005-01-19 02:19:38 PM  
"What would you do baby, without us"
2005-01-19 02:37:04 PM  
"For the last time, at the Last Supper, there were TWELVE apostles and ONE Christ."
2005-01-19 02:42:59 PM  
"But this sculpture didn't look like trash."

Actually, yes, it did.
2005-01-19 02:47:01 PM  
the history of modern art is replete with this kind of thing. seriously. this think should maybe tell us something?
2005-01-19 04:34:37 PM  
Behold! Art:
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Behold! Utter Crap:
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2005-01-19 05:30:54 PM  
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2005-01-19 05:44:14 PM  
If that is a Jackson Polack painting then it is NOT utter Crap.

Not because I agree with the way the story turned out, I would have tossed the "sculpture" too.

The reason Polack's work is important is because he was one of the FIRST artists to take his work to a non-representational state that was so removed from emotion that it conveyed emotion when people saw it.

It took him DECADES of painting and researching to come to the process conclusion.

The problem with this asshat in the artical is that he jumped from point A to point Z without going through and experiencing B,C,D,F, etc. along the way. Polack was import because he "Discovered" Non-representational art. Art that was never meant to look like anything. This guy in the artical is just playing with plastic.
2005-01-19 05:44:28 PM  
Good. Let that ugly piece of shiat burn.
2005-01-19 06:41:03 PM  
Polack was import because he "Discovered" Non-representational art. Art that was never meant to look like anything. This guy in the artical is just playing with plastic.

He did no such thing. He tricked a bunch of buffoons like you into thinking it was more than a bunch of random shiat dragged across a canvas. In his own family, as an artist he came in a poor 3rd.

I could dip my nutsack in paint of random colors and scratch my arse on the canvas during the commercial breaks of Seinfeld re-runs, and you couldn't tell the difference between my stuff and Pollack's.

The fact that you had to begin your statement with, "If that is Pollack..." just proves the point that it could have been done by any 12-year old paint-huffing retard.
2005-01-19 06:49:20 PM  
Here is another beauty - it isn't just ANYBODY who could have done this one:

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2005-01-19 09:31:18 PM  
Isn't modern art crap anyway?

Look, I call it line-dot. ___ .

I think I'll ebay it for $5000
2005-01-20 12:08:01 AM  
the term 'art' has become meaningless. it's just spoiled jackasses who want to be diferent trying to shock and confuse. i love it when 4 year olds have there fingerpaintings entered into 'art' contests and win. another good one is when the board used by the 'artist' to wipe off his brushes is displayed and ooohed and awwwed over by 'art' critics.

as an aside using quotes around words iz fun, makes me feel like a pretensious arteest.
2005-01-20 06:05:41 AM  
I've observed some art that people just swoon over and consider priceless, made centuries ago, that I figure needs to be tossed in the furnace or, hopefully, someone will steal it. Some -- well, actually, a lot of -- modern art, in my opinion is a real good reason to stop the government funding for the arts.

I did find one type of art intriguing, mainly because of the way it is made. Some chick takes a bunch of natural things, like leafs, shells and such, places them under a large copper plate and then sets off a whole bunch of dynamight on top of it all. When she recovers the plate, the objects left impressions in it and, a little burnishing, a little acid wash and she sells it for a couple of grand and folks hang it on their walls.

For a time, you could buy bronzed cow shiat on a plaque for your desk.
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