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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 43
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2013-06-04 11:47:57 AM
4 votes:
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 11:31:25 AM
4 votes:
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 11:22:00 AM
3 votes:
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 01:40:42 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-06-04 01:16:50 PM
2 votes:
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 12:54:14 PM
2 votes:

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 11:51:46 AM
2 votes:
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 11:51:43 AM
2 votes:
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 11:45:19 AM
2 votes:
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 10:17:32 AM
2 votes:
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 03:19:27 AM
2 votes:
Well, at least no one's destroyed it.

/stupid prudes
2013-06-04 02:56:54 PM
1 votes:

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!
2013-06-04 02:04:46 PM
1 votes:

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 01:54:36 PM
1 votes:

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 01:53:59 PM
1 votes:

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 01:49:48 PM
1 votes:

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.]
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 01:44:05 PM
1 votes:

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 01:01:21 PM
1 votes:

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 12:56:33 PM
1 votes:

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 12:45:59 PM
1 votes:
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 12:42:33 PM
1 votes:
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 12:42:14 PM
1 votes:

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 12:41:18 PM
1 votes:

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 12:39:50 PM
1 votes:
>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 12:32:28 PM
1 votes:

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 12:31:43 PM
1 votes:

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 12:23:37 PM
1 votes:

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 12:21:49 PM
1 votes:
The artist is fine with dressing it up, and the city has a sign up list. Why is this a facepalm?
2013-06-04 12:15:41 PM
1 votes:

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 12:12:10 PM
1 votes:

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 12:11:54 PM
1 votes:

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 12:11:34 PM
1 votes:

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


Difficulty: Utah.
2013-06-04 11:57:37 AM
1 votes:
Is this the hometown of John Ashcroft?
2013-06-04 11:57:26 AM
1 votes:

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 11:56:23 AM
1 votes:
"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 11:51:51 AM
1 votes:
Does anyone not think that someone will dress her up in BDSM stuff?
2013-06-04 11:51:42 AM
1 votes:
this would blow their minds, then

www.wessexscene.co.uk
2013-06-04 11:50:08 AM
1 votes:

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 11:48:58 AM
1 votes:

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 11:41:23 AM
1 votes:

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 11:38:54 AM
1 votes:

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 10:54:03 AM
1 votes:

Walker: Mormons.


Morans even.
2013-06-04 10:49:00 AM
1 votes:
Mormons.
 
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