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(KSL Salt Lake City)   Not news: townspeople are somewhat offended by an "immodest statue" on Main St. Still not news, but funny: the locals take to dressing it up to cover the naughty bits. Facepalm: the city now requires a permit to dress the statue   (ksl.com) divider line 131
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2013-06-04 03:19:27 AM
Well, at least no one's destroyed it.

/stupid prudes
 
2013-06-04 10:15:49 AM
This is what people do for fun in Utah, is it?  I ask merely for information.
 
2013-06-04 10:17:32 AM
If you can fap to that statue, you are trying too hard.  That does not make me think sex, and I think sex a lot.
 
2013-06-04 10:49:00 AM
Mormons.
 
2013-06-04 10:54:03 AM

Walker: Mormons.


Morans even.
 
2013-06-04 11:22:00 AM
Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.

www.co.summit.ut.us

I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.
 
2013-06-04 11:31:25 AM
So I go to the link, really?  That's the immodest statue?  OFFS

This is like training art.  They aren't ready for anything that would really make them think.
 
2013-06-04 11:38:54 AM

Sybarite: Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.

[www.co.summit.ut.us image 664x846]

I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.


Well you got the junk part.
 
2013-06-04 11:40:51 AM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-04 11:41:23 AM

Makh: So I go to the link, really?  That's the immodest statue?  OFFS

This is like training art.  They aren't ready for anything that would really make them think.


Exactly what I came to say.

So, this.
 
2013-06-04 11:42:04 AM
www.sonofthesouth.net
Get yer frump on, immodest harlot!
 
2013-06-04 11:42:06 AM
It would be more awesome if they only required a permit if you were going to dress the statue during the day.
 
2013-06-04 11:42:35 AM
Knees too sharp.
 
2013-06-04 11:42:41 AM

EvilEgg: If you can fap to that statue, you are trying too hard.  That does not make me think sex, and I think sex a lot.


No way I would fap to that. Sharp knees. Rusty, even.
 
2013-06-04 11:43:14 AM
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cdn2.vtourist.com
 
2013-06-04 11:45:19 AM
This was not old church ladies covering up naughty bits.

This was drunk youngsters and college kids who are stuck Living in freaking Utah.

It then turned into a localized meme.
 
2013-06-04 11:46:07 AM
Permit? We don't need no stinkin permit.
http://thecardiffkook.org/
 
2013-06-04 11:47:26 AM
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

Old people oin Ohio LOVE to dress up statues of geese
 
2013-06-04 11:47:57 AM
If one of your main concerns is things being "immodest," you have the shiattiest priorities and standards in the world. Why does it always seem that human decency is inversely proportional to "moral" decency?
 
2013-06-04 11:48:21 AM
Sounds like the Manneken Pis in Flemish or le Petit Julien in Belgian French in Brussels. A city landmark. Has more costumes than LIberace.
Just don't Google it after a case of Stella Artois with the water running.
 
2013-06-04 11:48:58 AM

StarlingFive: This was not old church ladies covering up naughty bits.

This was drunk youngsters and college kids who are stuck Living in freaking Utah.

It then turned into a localized meme.


Fair enough. I can respect that. I appreciate constructive vandalism.

Not like it was an attorney general doing it...
 
2013-06-04 11:50:07 AM

BitwiseShift: Sounds like the Manneken Pis in Flemish or le Petit Julien in Belgian French in Brussels. A city landmark. Has more costumes than LIberace.
Just don't Google it after a case of Stella Artois with the water running.


There's a big, white statue of Christ on the cross at St. Anselm's Church in my neighborhood. Every time I walk by it, I want to put a t-shirt on him that says "FREE HUGS."
 
2013-06-04 11:50:08 AM

Bloody William: If one of your main concerns is things being "immodest," you have the shiattiest priorities and standards in the world. Why does it always seem that human decency is inversely proportional to "moral" decency?


This!

On the flip side I'll bet there's some freaky shiat going on in that town.
 
2013-06-04 11:50:47 AM
W.T.F.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-04 11:51:42 AM
this would blow their minds, then

www.wessexscene.co.uk
 
2013-06-04 11:51:43 AM
Our local high school has a large boulder in the front near the road. One night, some kids painted a happy birthday message on it. The school painted the rock white. A few days later, some other kids painted a different happy birthday message on it. Now the school charges students $25 to allow them to paint an approved message on the rock for one week. When they built a new middle school, it got a new rock that now also gets painted.
 
2013-06-04 11:51:46 AM
Aside from the fact that the statue isn't immodest, it's actually quite cool that the city embraced the situation instead of wasting resources to hunt down and prosecute the people who do it.
 
2013-06-04 11:51:51 AM
Does anyone not think that someone will dress her up in BDSM stuff?
 
2013-06-04 11:52:06 AM
She needs a basketball - she's clearly trying to do a Sky Hook.
 
2013-06-04 11:52:26 AM
A woman in the video apparently has the last name Beatlebrox.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-04 11:54:14 AM

FarkingReading


A woman in the video apparently has the last name Beatlebrox.


?!??!!!??? (?!?!?!?) !!
 
2013-06-04 11:54:44 AM

Sybarite: Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.

[www.co.summit.ut.us image 664x846]

I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.


How about a NSFW warning!  You can sort of, almost make out, an artistic representation of a female breast.

/I'll be in my bunk
//oh the vapors
 
2013-06-04 11:55:04 AM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Does anyone not think that someone will dress her up in BDSM stuff?


now THAT would be something to see.
 
2013-06-04 11:56:23 AM
"We thought it was immodest," said Bridget Wright, a Coalville resident. "So we started taking old clothes that we didn't need anymore, too small or too big or whatever, and we dressed her up."

That turned out brilliant, didn't it, you moralizing freak?
 
2013-06-04 11:57:26 AM

Makh: So I go to the link, really?  That's the immodest statue?  OFFS

This is like training art.  They aren't ready for anything that would really make them think.


Seriously. I was wondering what was immodest in that. I was expecting a grecian/roman style statue, at the very least.
 
2013-06-04 11:57:37 AM
Is this the hometown of John Ashcroft?
 
2013-06-04 11:59:05 AM

that one guy from that one place: Aside from the fact that the statue isn't immodest, it's actually quite cool that the city embraced the situation instead of wasting resources to hunt down and prosecute the people who do it.


Embraced the situation? They won't hunt down and prosecute people who don't get a permit first? I'm sure there's a fee involved (ok, maybe they did embrace the profit that can come from such a thing).
 
2013-06-04 12:02:08 PM
That's controversial? How farking uptight are these people?
 
2013-06-04 12:04:55 PM
Simpsons did it.
 
2013-06-04 12:06:28 PM
It reminds me of the people around here. They included a picture of Michelangelo's David in the paper and the locals hit the roof. One man wrote in saying "I don't know who this David is, but God would strike him down for such immodesty and sin." and another wrote in about how the paper should feel ashamed for showing their children gay pornography.

I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. North Carolina is odd in places.
 
2013-06-04 12:08:00 PM
I am still trying to figure out why a man would want 4 wives. Do the positives truly outweigh the negatives?
 
2013-06-04 12:08:41 PM

Sybarite: Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.

[www.co.summit.ut.us image 664x846]

I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.


Jebus... seriously?  The Taliban have won.
 
2013-06-04 12:08:41 PM
fu(kin' rubes
 
2013-06-04 12:11:34 PM

abhorrent1: That's controversial? How farking uptight are these people?


Difficulty: Utah.
 
2013-06-04 12:11:54 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Does anyone not think that someone will dress her up in BDSM stuff?


Unlikely, as that shiat's expensive

/or so I've been told
 
2013-06-04 12:11:54 PM
Is the 'cool' tag busy waiting for its turn?

And prudes: everybody already knows that you have genitals that you like to use for sexual pleasures. Get over it already.
 
2013-06-04 12:12:10 PM

StarlingFive: This was not old church ladies covering up naughty bits.

This was drunk youngsters and college kids who are stuck Living in freaking Utah.

It then turned into a localized meme.


Seriously. The prudes in this thread are the ones who don't think it's fun to have a statue to dress up.
 
2013-06-04 12:12:39 PM

PsyLord: ... seriously?  The Taliban have won



Actually, they're not in the playoffs this year. Uniforms didn't have permit.
 
2013-06-04 12:14:39 PM

generallyso: Is this the hometown of John Ashcroft?


timbuk3.com
 
2013-06-04 12:14:56 PM
Oblig hometown statue pic:
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-04 12:15:41 PM

neversubmit: Bloody William: If one of your main concerns is things being "immodest," you have the shiattiest priorities and standards in the world. Why does it always seem that human decency is inversely proportional to "moral" decency?

This!

On the flip side I'll bet there's some freaky shiat going on in that town.


Mormons are notorious swingers.
 
2013-06-04 12:15:57 PM

FarkingReading: A woman in the video apparently has the last name Beatlebrox.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 127x90]


Is her first name Zaphod?
 
2013-06-04 12:16:07 PM

limeyfellow: It reminds me of the people around here. They included a picture of Michelangelo's David in the paper and the locals hit the roof. One man wrote in saying "I don't know who this David is, but God would strike him down for such immodesty and sin." and another wrote in about how the paper should feel ashamed for showing their children gay pornography.


3.bp.blogspot.com's+David+Wearing+Jeans.jpg
 
2013-06-04 12:17:32 PM
"If people aren't talking about it, why do it? You've got to have some people on both sides ... If there isn't some for and against (it), what have you really accomplished?"

In other words, he's an art troll...
 
2013-06-04 12:17:57 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Oblig hometown statue pic:
[farm4.staticflickr.com image 532x800]


Why is that guy raping a turtle?
 
2013-06-04 12:20:00 PM

BassmanBP: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Oblig hometown statue pic:
[farm4.staticflickr.com image 532x800]

Why is that guy raping a turtle?


'Cause of the ghey marriage[tm], that's why.
 
2013-06-04 12:20:23 PM

Itsluautime: "If people aren't talking about it, why do it? You've got to have some people on both sides ... If there isn't some for and against (it), what have you really accomplished?"

In other words, he's an art troll...


He's an artiste. The E is for egregious pretensions. :)

But actually he seems pretty cool with it. I'm perfectly okay with art that's just pretty, but I'm also okay (within reason) with art that is daring. This I think is the former, but I don't live in Utah.
 
2013-06-04 12:20:48 PM

BassmanBP: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Oblig hometown statue pic:
[farm4.staticflickr.com image 532x800]

Why is that guy raping a turtle?


I don't understand your question. How is that even not an option?

/off to rape some wildlife
 
2013-06-04 12:21:05 PM
Incredibly, embarrassingly relevant:

https://soundcloud.com/caitlinuyd4l/david-cross-on-john-ashcroft NSFW audio

If these people can't handle reality, I strongly suggest they kill themselves.
 
2013-06-04 12:21:10 PM
OMG Bewbs!
 
2013-06-04 12:21:49 PM
The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?
 
2013-06-04 12:22:03 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: FarkingReading

A woman in the video apparently has the last name Beatlebrox.


?!??!!!??? (?!?!?!?) !!


Proof that Zaphod has been to this retched little planet.

"Is this man boring you? Talk to me...I'm from another planet" he said
 
2013-06-04 12:22:05 PM

FarkingReading: BassmanBP: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Oblig hometown statue pic:
[farm4.staticflickr.com image 532x800]

Why is that guy raping a turtle?

I don't understand your question. How is that even not an option?

/off to rape some wildlife


The turtles aren't very good at running away.
 
2013-06-04 12:23:37 PM

Sybarite: Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.

[www.co.summit.ut.us image 664x846]

I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.


I had the same reaction.  This is just a barely skinned wireframe of a woman.  For all you know she's clothed.

/I did like the coconut bra.
 
2013-06-04 12:25:32 PM

mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?


Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 12:27:43 PM
If they consider this offesnive I suggest they NEVER have a comic convention
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 12:28:30 PM
there was supposed to be a pic, dammit.

www.seoclerks.com
 
2013-06-04 12:29:31 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-04 12:31:43 PM

Aidan: Itsluautime: "If people aren't talking about it, why do it? You've got to have some people on both sides ... If there isn't some for and against (it), what have you really accomplished?"

In other words, he's an art troll...

He's an artiste. The E is for egregious pretensions. :)

But actually he seems pretty cool with it. I'm perfectly okay with art that's just pretty, but I'm also okay (within reason) with art that is daring. This I think is the former, but I don't live in Utah.


Yeah, I just think it's strange that his idea of good art is something that creates controversy, and I doubt that it was his intention in the first place. A good peice of art gets people talking, but it doesn't necessarily have to have people "for and against it." But whatever, it's a curvacious leaf lady, there shouldn't be a controversy anyway.
 
2013-06-04 12:32:26 PM

generallyso: Is this the hometown of John Ashcroft?


Maybe he can give them the $20k curtains he used to cover up that whore statue.
 
2013-06-04 12:32:28 PM

mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?


Because trolltastic headlines keeps the fark wheel spinning.

By saying permit, it leads you believe that you have to pay (LIKE A TAX!) to dress the statue, despite the article never once using that word. In fact, according to Coalville City's flyer advertisement, they pay you $25 to dress the statue and reimburse the cost of the clothing.
 
2013-06-04 12:36:45 PM
I haz books full of statues.

www.thenation.com
 
2013-06-04 12:37:02 PM

Smeggy Smurf: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.


what would a "small government" approach to government decorating public property look like?
 
2013-06-04 12:37:09 PM

zenobia: StarlingFive: This was not old church ladies covering up naughty bits.

This was drunk youngsters and college kids who are stuck Living in freaking Utah.

It then turned into a localized meme.

Seriously. The prudes in this thread are the ones who don't think it's fun to have a statue to dress up.


Concur.

In Glasgow, the wellington statue is regularly adorned with a traffic cone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_Statue,_Glasgow
 
2013-06-04 12:37:36 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: [i.imgur.com image 209x501]


Bravo, sir.
 
2013-06-04 12:38:09 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I am still trying to figure out why a man would want 4 wives. Do the positives truly outweigh the negatives?


Why a man would want a wife is a mystery.

Why a man would want more than one wife is a bigger mystery.
 
2013-06-04 12:39:19 PM
Put a burkha on it.
 
2013-06-04 12:39:38 PM

PsyLord: Sybarite: Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.

[www.co.summit.ut.us image 664x846]

I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.

Jebus... seriously?  The Taliban have won.


I hope the statue ends up in a burqa one of these days. Because that would be a statement.

/You know who else thinks Leaf Dancer is "immodest?"
 
2013-06-04 12:39:50 PM
>Artist (Milt Neely) creates an abstract nude sculpture which is displayed on public street in Utah
>Some residents didn't like the abstract nudity on their streets, so they started dressing it up in various styles of clothing.
>Artist responds by saying: "Cool. They're talking about it. Let them dress it up"
>City now requires permit to dress up the artists work
>Residents - children and adults alike - begin applying for permits to dress it up
>Once loathed as a work of art, residents of all ages are now interacting with the art.
>The statue is now becoming a local tourist attraction of sorts.
>Press coverage ensues
>The artist smiles
>*imokwiththis.jpg*

Milt Neely is apparently an artist with a great attitude about his work.
 
2013-06-04 12:41:18 PM

mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?


Because the artist wouldn't need to show off how cool he is about the whole situation if he didn't live in an entire town full of people who are this sexually repressed.
 
2013-06-04 12:41:45 PM

FarkingReading: A woman in the video apparently has the last name Beatlebrox.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 127x90]


Scary, I thought the same thing. I was looking for the tripple-boobage.
 
2013-06-04 12:42:14 PM

Sybarite: Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.



I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.


wow religious people are pathetic.
 
2013-06-04 12:42:33 PM
This is the problem with hipster urban migration herds.

They flee the cities they ruined, aiming for the 'simple' life in the pretty places Out West. Then complain about there being no 'culture' in the outback. Then they get on to Boards and Town Councils and start spending tax dollars on ludicrous bull(cough) they imagine in their liberaltard addled pea-brains will beautify and make nice the farm and mining community which was doing just fine all by themselves. Like  Festivals! and  Art Shows! and stuff that has nothing to do with a hard rock mining town.

Until the libtard hipsters moved in. Like cockroaches. I hate libtard urban hipster herds.
 
2013-06-04 12:44:11 PM
 
2013-06-04 12:45:54 PM

mrwhippy: Wonder what they would do if these showed up   http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JOUnditfZ8o/UBF3D-CCpJI/AAAAAAAAIk0/0tjq70s 1 UBo/s1600/55.jpg


Condoms. Giant condoms.

Wait, do Mormons believe in condoms?
 
2013-06-04 12:45:59 PM
Just a another reminder that this nation was founded by prudes with no sense of humor who were so prudish that Europe was "marginalizing" them.  Fast forward to we the descendants and that explains the religious fundamentalism and idiots with an overdeveloped sense of modesty.
 
2013-06-04 12:52:08 PM
Oh for fark's sake.
 
2013-06-04 12:54:14 PM

SquiggsIN: Just a another reminder that this nation was founded by prudes with no sense of humor who were so prudish that Europe was "marginalizing" them.  Fast forward to we the descendants and that explains the religious fundamentalism and idiots with an overdeveloped sense of modesty.


Those prudes you've so summarily have lumped together with frothing disdain have also founded the most powerful country on the planet.

Go take a bong hit and masturbate away some of that angst.
 
2013-06-04 12:54:15 PM

Slackness


Scary, I thought the same thing. I was looking for the tripple-boobage.


Zaphod Beeblebrox != Eccentrica Gallumbits

He is from Betelgeuse and she is from Eroticon 6.
 
2013-06-04 12:55:58 PM
Back in the 70's I was volunteering at the Stamford (CT) Museum and Nature Center. There had just been a big sculpture show at the Whitney and a number of well-known artists had been left out. The gallery director had the idea of a "Salon des Refuses" and a number of big name sculptors sent pieces.

One of these was Duane Hanson, who sent a hyperrealistic fiberglass self-portrait in the nude. Damn that thing looked real. We set it up in the main gallery and people almost immediately began to complain. The sculpture was moved several times, ultimately ended up in a back hall leading to the terrarium room, but people were still upset. Seems their lil darlins had to walk right past naked Duane on their way to view the turtles and frogs. I stopped by a few weeks later and the sculpture was still on display but had been fitted with a large strategically-placed maple leaf.
 
2013-06-04 12:56:33 PM

Itsluautime: Aidan: Itsluautime: "If people aren't talking about it, why do it? You've got to have some people on both sides ... If there isn't some for and against (it), what have you really accomplished?"

In other words, he's an art troll...

He's an artiste. The E is for egregious pretensions. :)

But actually he seems pretty cool with it. I'm perfectly okay with art that's just pretty, but I'm also okay (within reason) with art that is daring. This I think is the former, but I don't live in Utah.

Yeah, I just think it's strange that his idea of good art is something that creates controversy, and I doubt that it was his intention in the first place. A good peice of art gets people talking, but it doesn't necessarily have to have people "for and against it." But whatever, it's a curvacious leaf lady, there shouldn't be a controversy anyway.


He's right. If there's no strong reaction to your art (one way or the other) then you may as well be painting sunsets for bank lobbies. Passionate viewer response is the different between art and decoration.
 
2013-06-04 12:56:53 PM
FTFA: "We're looking for diversity, we're looking for taste, and we (are) looking for somebody who promises to dress it by midnight every Thursday," said Lola Beatlebrox

She sounds like one hoopy frood.

/well, apart from the fact she's female
//and trying to regulate the hijinx
 
2013-06-04 12:57:14 PM
I'd say that's good planing on the part of the city.
1. Put up an "immodest" statue
2.Charge uptights to dress said statue.
3. Profit

And the plan is working quite well.
 
2013-06-04 12:57:35 PM

skullkrusher: Smeggy Smurf: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.

what would a "small government" approach to government decorating public property look like?


Absolutely nothing
 
2013-06-04 12:57:58 PM
Psh...we've been doing this for years.

rosemarywashington.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-04 01:01:21 PM

clambam: Back in the 70's I was volunteering at the Stamford (CT) Museum and Nature Center. There had just been a big sculpture show at the Whitney and a number of well-known artists had been left out. The gallery director had the idea of a "Salon des Refuses" and a number of big name sculptors sent pieces.

One of these was Duane Hanson, who sent a hyperrealistic fiberglass self-portrait in the nude. Damn that thing looked real. We set it up in the main gallery and people almost immediately began to complain. The sculpture was moved several times, ultimately ended up in a back hall leading to the terrarium room, but people were still upset. Seems their lil darlins had to walk right past naked Duane on their way to view the turtles and frogs. I stopped by a few weeks later and the sculpture was still on display but had been fitted with a large strategically-placed maple leaf.


I suspect what really really bugged people was the creepizoid factor. I was staying at a friend's house and she had a mannikin in her room. It startled me every time I walked in. A hyper-realistic naked man just standing there - staring into space would freak me right out. And normally Im a big fan of naked men.
 
2013-06-04 01:02:05 PM
Uh, no. The facepalm should be for the people trying to dress the statue.
 
2013-06-04 01:02:49 PM
But if the statue was packing an AR-15, everyone would have seen the sculpture as patriotic.
 
2013-06-04 01:07:22 PM

TV's Vinnie: But if the statue was packing an AR-15, everyone would have seen the sculpture as patriotic.


You're trying too hard. 1/10 just because you kept it short.
 
2013-06-04 01:13:27 PM
Beligies dress this guy up all the time, but somehow the naughty bit is always there...

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-04 01:14:56 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Is the 'cool' tag busy waiting for its turn?

And prudes: everybody already knows that you have genitals that you like to use for sexual pleasures. Get over it already.


HEY!  I have genitals that I like to use for sexual pleasure!  You callin' me a prude?!
 
2013-06-04 01:16:50 PM
Utah?!?

How did we get mormons?
I know about the seer stone, the polygamy, the murders and the fact that they think that they are all going to be gods on their own planet, but why here?
Several years ago I lived in a community full of morms and this was just the kind of crap these people do. They wanted people to wear shirts in the community pool. They were also racist jerk offs that used to call the police whenever a black kid showed up.

I just don't see how we can allow this B.S.
 
2013-06-04 01:17:03 PM
In some places, this is called reverse vandalism.  Not quite the same as polishing the genitals of a bronze statue, but...

..ok it's not even close.

tried to find a pic of my hometown art masterpiece but was unable...
 
2013-06-04 01:18:50 PM

Smeggy Smurf: skullkrusher: Smeggy Smurf: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.

what would a "small government" approach to government decorating public property look like?

Absolutely nothing


ok, so if there IS government decorating of public space, a "small government" approach would not be to disallow the public from providing input on those decorations
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 01:20:59 PM

skullkrusher: Smeggy Smurf: skullkrusher: Smeggy Smurf: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.

what would a "small government" approach to government decorating public property look like?

Absolutely nothing

ok, so if there IS government decorating of public space, a "small government" approach would not be to disallow the public from providing input on those decorations


"small government" = "defund anything I don't like!"
 
2013-06-04 01:22:39 PM
Not news: townspeople dumbfarks are somewhat offended by an "immodest statue" on Main St. dumbfarks.
Still not news, but funny: the locals dumbfarks  take to dressing it up to cover the naughty bits do dumbfarking things.
Facepalm: the city now requires a permit to dress the statue is filled with dubmfarks.

fixed that headline for everyone else
 
2013-06-04 01:27:42 PM
www.danzigner.com
 
2013-06-04 01:40:42 PM

d23: skullkrusher: Smeggy Smurf: skullkrusher: Smeggy Smurf: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.

what would a "small government" approach to government decorating public property look like?

Absolutely nothing

ok, so if there IS government decorating of public space, a "small government" approach would not be to disallow the public from providing input on those decorations

"small government" = "defund anything I don't like!"


That's such a quaint lie by the ignorant.  Small government means only that which is necessary.  Public art or preventing people from dressing it up doesn't fall under that.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 01:44:05 PM

Smeggy Smurf: That's such a quaint lie by the ignorant. Small government means only that which is necessary. Public art or preventing people from dressing it up doesn't fall under that.


Yeah.. but billion dollar weapons systems that don't work is AOK.

//that was the point.
 
2013-06-04 01:49:48 PM

limeyfellow: It reminds me of the people around here. They included a picture of Michelangelo's David in the paper and the locals hit the roof. One man wrote in saying "I don't know who this David is, but God would strike him down for such immodesty and sin." and another wrote in about how the paper should feel ashamed for showing their children gay pornography.


[Citations desperately needed.]
 
2013-06-04 01:53:59 PM

FarkingReading: BassmanBP: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Oblig hometown statue pic:
[farm4.staticflickr.com image 532x800]

Why is that guy raping a turtle?

I don't understand your question. How is that even not an option?

/off to rape some wildlife


I duuno, I saw some snapping turtles this weekend.  No way am I going anywhere near them.
 
2013-06-04 01:54:36 PM

quickdraw: Itsluautime: Aidan: Itsluautime: "If people aren't talking about it, why do it? You've got to have some people on both sides ... If there isn't some for and against (it), what have you really accomplished?"

In other words, he's an art troll...

He's an artiste. The E is for egregious pretensions. :)

But actually he seems pretty cool with it. I'm perfectly okay with art that's just pretty, but I'm also okay (within reason) with art that is daring. This I think is the former, but I don't live in Utah.

Yeah, I just think it's strange that his idea of good art is something that creates controversy, and I doubt that it was his intention in the first place. A good peice of art gets people talking, but it doesn't necessarily have to have people "for and against it." But whatever, it's a curvacious leaf lady, there shouldn't be a controversy anyway.

He's right. If there's no strong reaction to your art (one way or the other) then you may as well be painting sunsets for bank lobbies. Passionate viewer response is the different between art and decoration.


Which is why Jeff Koons is a genius and Titian is a hack, right?

"Real art creates controversy" is the greatest boon to the untalented since the invention of paint-by-numbers.
 
2013-06-04 02:04:46 PM

Wook: SquiggsIN: Just a another reminder that this nation was founded by prudes with no sense of humor who were so prudish that Europe was "marginalizing" them.  Fast forward to we the descendants and that explains the religious fundamentalism and idiots with an overdeveloped sense of modesty.

Those prudes you've so summarily have lumped together with frothing disdain have also founded the most powerful country on the planet.

Go take a bong hit and masturbate away some of that angst.


It has power. But, does it have a brain?

/America is becoming the Transmutate of the world
//power is pointless if those who wield it are stupider than bricks
 
2013-06-04 02:13:48 PM

skullkrusher: what would a "small government" approach to government decorating public property look like?


I'm flexible.  Some SG types would be 'NOT $1 FOR ART!!!', but really, a certain amount of public art is good for society.  You just don't go over the top.

I kind of like how Mexico handles taxing artists - they allow them to pay their income taxes with art* in lieu of money.  It avoids some of the problems of public money going towards crucifixes in bottles of piss, because there's not that many private individuals/businesses willing to pay huge money for that sort of offensive art.

Other than that, accepting donations of art that at least meets average community mores/norms is a good practice.  Especially if the government is going to take over maintenance of said art.

*Substantially equivalent to what they're actually producing/selling

/Not fine with crucifix in piss not because it insults Christianity, but because I think it's lazy art worth nowhere near what was paid for it.
//Fine with the 'leaf dancer' statue.
 
2013-06-04 02:16:52 PM

Smeggy Smurf: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.


Huh? A sign up list is "Big Government"? Really?
 
2013-06-04 02:18:58 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because the artist wouldn't need to show off how cool he is about the whole situation if he didn't live in an entire town full of people who are this sexually repressed.


I lived in the Bay Area and remember something VERY similar to this occuring. It became something of a contest to come up with designs for the statue.

The Bay Area is certainly not sexually repressed. The artist, however, wanted to press charges.
 
2013-06-04 02:33:45 PM

mediablitz: The Bay Area is certainly not sexually repressed. The artist, however, wanted to press charges.


Hmmm...  The differences between artists reminds me about an old yarn about the differences between good and bad scientists...

Roughly speaking:  Something happens that incontrovertibly invalidates a large amount of a scientist's theories and beliefs.  Magic, FTL, antigravity, whatever.

A Bad scientist will entrench, deny it, and otherwise be obstructionist.
A Good scientist will be elated and be busily exploring the new possibilities.
 
2013-06-04 02:41:12 PM

mediablitz: Smeggy Smurf: mediablitz: The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?

Because Utah claims it's all about the small government.  What they really mean is they're all about small government and Big Church.

Huh? A sign up list is "Big Government"? Really?


Anything not necessary for the government to do that they stick their fingers is exactly that.  By the way you're posting I'm going to assume that you're not capable of making those kinds of decisions.  You need somebody to do it for you and use men with guns to enforce that.
 
2013-06-04 02:53:01 PM
Naked statue in my town:

www.michigandaily.com

People just dress the family with hats and scarves when it gets cold.
 
2013-06-04 02:56:54 PM

quickdraw: Itsluautime: Aidan: Itsluautime: "If people aren't talking about it, why do it? You've got to have some people on both sides ... If there isn't some for and against (it), what have you really accomplished?"

In other words, he's an art troll...

He's an artiste. The E is for egregious pretensions. :)

But actually he seems pretty cool with it. I'm perfectly okay with art that's just pretty, but I'm also okay (within reason) with art that is daring. This I think is the former, but I don't live in Utah.

Yeah, I just think it's strange that his idea of good art is something that creates controversy, and I doubt that it was his intention in the first place. A good peice of art gets people talking, but it doesn't necessarily have to have people "for and against it." But whatever, it's a curvacious leaf lady, there shouldn't be a controversy anyway.

He's right. If there's no strong reaction to your art (one way or the other) then you may as well be painting sunsets for bank lobbies. Passionate viewer response is the different between art and decoration.


"Strong reaction" is different from people being for or against the actual artwork itself. This guy says "If there isn't some for and against (it), what have you really accomplished?" So if no one takes offense to the artwork, then you haven't accomplished anything. Which means if I draw two circles with dots in the middle, title it "boobies" and hang it on the wall in the kids section at Barnes and Noble, I created something more worthy than a beautiful sunset, because boobies rule and sunsets drool!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 02:59:33 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Anything not necessary for the government to do that they stick their fingers is exactly that. By the way you're posting I'm going to assume that you're not capable of making those kinds of decisions. You need somebody to do it for you and use men with guns to enforce that.


Well... that ignore is well earned I must say.

//obviously not interested in a debate, interested in calling names.

//"I'm going to assume" you're a right wing asshole.
 
2013-06-04 03:00:57 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Huh? A sign up list is "Big Government"? Really?

Anything not necessary for the government to do that they stick their fingers is exactly that. By the way you're posting I'm going to assume that you're not capable of making those kinds of decisions. You need somebody to do it for you and use men with guns to enforce that.


And there is no litter anywhere, because people are always responsible and don't need anyone to remind them to clean up their mess when they are done with something.
 
2013-06-04 03:01:47 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Wook: SquiggsIN: Just a another reminder that this nation was founded by prudes with no sense of humor who were so prudish that Europe was "marginalizing" them.  Fast forward to we the descendants and that explains the religious fundamentalism and idiots with an overdeveloped sense of modesty.

Those prudes you've so summarily have lumped together with frothing disdain have also founded the most powerful country on the planet.

Go take a bong hit and masturbate away some of that angst.

It has power. But, does it have a brain?

/America is becoming the Transmutate of the world
//power is pointless if those who wield it are stupider than bricks


America's the new Rome.  I give it another 50 years before the rot and decay from DC makes across the lower 48.
 
2013-06-04 03:17:50 PM

ShamanGator: I'd say that's good planing on the part of the city.
1. Put up an "immodest" statue
2.Charge uptights to dress said statue.
3. Profit

And the plan is working quite well.


Except for the part where I pointed out earlier that the city doesn't charge to dress said statue but instead pays citizens to dress the statue, then yes, going quite well.
 
2013-06-04 03:29:13 PM
I'll bet they put dresses on their Halloween skeletons too.
 
2013-06-04 03:37:51 PM
Puerile little minds.
 
2013-06-04 03:54:22 PM

miltonbabbitt: >Artist (Milt Neely) creates an abstract nude sculpture which is displayed on public street in Utah
>Some residents didn't like the abstract nudity on their streets, so they started dressing it up in various styles of clothing.
>Artist responds by saying: "Cool. They're talking about it. Let them dress it up"
>City now requires permit to dress up the artists work
>Residents - children and adults alike - begin applying for permits to dress it up
>Once loathed as a work of art, residents of all ages are now interacting with the art.
>The statue is now becoming a local tourist attraction of sorts.
>Press coverage ensues
>The artist smiles
>*imokwiththis.jpg*

Milt Neely is apparently an artist with a great attitude about his work.


Yep.  His art is not being destroyed, people are interacting with it where they may have just never cared.  Get's press.  Happy artist.
 
2013-06-04 03:55:53 PM
In before the grammar nazi, I meant to say "gets".
 
2013-06-04 03:57:52 PM

NoGods: Our local high school has a large boulder in the front near the road. One night, some kids painted a happy birthday message on it. The school painted the rock white. A few days later, some other kids painted a different happy birthday message on it. Now the school charges students $25 to allow them to paint an approved message on the rock for one week. When they built a new middle school, it got a new rock that now also gets painted.


And this is how whimsical small-town traditions start.

Ours has the urban legend of a mysterious suburban whorehouse sometime in the Sixties which would display pink flamingos in the yard when it was 'open for business,' and the different numbers and varieties of flamingo, as well as what they wore, implied an elaborate code about how many sex workers, what kind and what sorts of acts were available at the house. Unless one is under six, then one is told that the pink flamingoes meant the old lady was baking cookies and the prank means the targeted party has to make some or Everyone Would Be Disappointed.

So it is now a very popular prank to plant flocks of pink flamingoes in people's yards in the dead of night, and one of the churches actually maintains a flock of over five hundred for fundraising purposes. One can either pay to have a friend's yard flamingoed, purchase flamingo insurance to keep the flock at bay, and if one is flamingoed and wants them gone, one can either A. pay a modest 'shooing fee' to have them removed more quickly, B. bake and donate cookies to the local food bank, or C. call the police and threaten to ruin this lovely tradition for everyone, which merits a shunning the likes of which would make the Amish write to Amnesty International in a shocked huff.

Small towns. They are like that sometimes.
 
2013-06-04 04:34:26 PM

Sybarite: Yes "immodest" as in a suggestion of the outline of the female form.



I was expecting junk or at least some nippleage.


Well, it does look like junk.

/art fan here; just kidding
 
2013-06-04 09:03:25 PM

obamadidcoke: Utah?!?

How did we get mormons?
I know about the seer stone, the polygamy, the murders and the fact that they think that they are all going to be gods on their own planet, but why here?
Several years ago I lived in a community full of morms and this was just the kind of crap these people do. They wanted people to wear shirts in the community pool. They were also racist jerk offs that used to call the police whenever a black kid showed up.

I just don't see how we can allow this B.S.


They picked Utah because at the time it wasn't a state and with the US government busy with everything else they figured no one would stop them.  Brigham Young told his people if the government didn't bug them for seven years then they can't legally stop them after that.  Um, BY was wrong.  Well, BY was wrong about everything but I am only going to address one item for now.
 
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