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(UPI)   "I may not know art, but I know what I like ... to blow up"   (upi.com) divider line 25
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2013-06-15 09:32:54 AM
"Art"
 
2013-06-15 09:37:14 AM
The good news is that blowing art up is itself art.
 
2013-06-15 09:37:43 AM
then left in an empty newspaper vending machine that locals say is a "leave something take something" art box.

so the local cops are so lacking in local knowledge they didn't know this. man i'ts long past time for the reintroduction of the beat cop. even bicycle cops would have know that.
 
2013-06-15 09:39:13 AM
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"They blowed it up.... REAL GOOD!"
 
2013-06-15 09:42:01 AM
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RIP ART
 
2013-06-15 09:42:27 AM
"Russell Jaffe is an artist and poet who makes "found sculptures" from discarded video game systems and "smashed-up" electronics."

hhnnnnngggggggggg that makes me stabby, depending on the circumstances. They can still be used for parts, damn it!
 
2013-06-15 09:42:32 AM
Explosives are art, submitter.

upload.wikimedia.org

Just look at that beauty. I think I'm going to go light a match and masturbate now.
 
2013-06-15 09:46:02 AM
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-06-15 09:48:01 AM
You know who else liked to blow up art?

news.nationalgeographic.com
 
2013-06-15 09:53:56 AM
That wasn't art anyway, at best it was garbage. Good riddance. When we stop celebrating people who do nothing more than call their garbage bin contents 'art' and continue to celebrate the skilled artists, we will have another renaissance.
 
2013-06-15 10:00:53 AM
So Beavis and Butthead were really art critics?
 
2013-06-15 10:01:33 AM
I assume the fail tag was for the "artist." Because I'm pretty sure the cop did the world a favor.
 
2013-06-15 10:26:55 AM
"Iowa police "

not sure, is that considered "Done in One" or would that be two . . .
 
2013-06-15 10:27:55 AM
1. I'm glad the artist (term used very loosely) is taking this well, instead of getting all huffy and saying it was worth half a million dollars.

2. What's the protocol for police to blow something up? This thing wasn't ticking and doesn't appear to be filled with chemicals. Does the squad just look at it via robot/camera, determine that they don't know what it is, and say "this will be cool to see explode."? Because I wouldn't look at that pile of trash and determine it's about to explode.
 
2013-06-15 10:32:30 AM
Done in four

/blowed up real good
 
2013-06-15 10:37:46 AM
Usually I see these "suspicious package" articles and think...wow, the cops are retarded.  This one, though...I dunno.  It's a small container with a blood-stained antenna sticking out with a note stabbed over the antenna.  It was left in a newspaper box on a public street.  Generally newspaper boxes are placed in high-traffic areas to attempt to increase sales (duh).  So, we've got a free box of shrapnel in a busy, public place that you'd just have to stuff a little bit of explosive into.

I think the cops acted rather reasonably.
 
2013-06-15 10:38:46 AM
Also, I know it's cliche but that is not art.

/Stop liking what I don't like.
 
2013-06-15 10:44:03 AM
So he says to me, he says to me, "you wanna be an artist?" And I said "yeah baby, yeah." And he says to me, "you gotta get a gimmick. HIGH EXPLOSIVES!"
 
2013-06-15 12:51:08 PM
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2013-06-15 01:03:11 PM

Z1P2: That wasn't art anyway, at best it was garbage. Good riddance. When we stop celebrating people who do nothing more than call their garbage bin contents 'art' and continue to celebrate the skilled artists, we will have another renaissance.


It probably looked better after the cops blew it up.
 
2013-06-15 01:49:22 PM
Having seen a picture of this artwork, I have to wonder why the artist in question can't simply glue together some other random garbage from around his house, in order to make a replacement.
 
2013-06-15 01:57:56 PM
"Having my art and poetry eviscerated by a bomb-destroying robot is the thing I realized I never knew I always wanted"

As I read the article, I assumed this "artist" was a probably a self absorbed douchebag for declaring his margarine cup full of poetry and trash left in a newspaper dispenser to be "art".  However, I LoLed at his quote and gave him a pass.

Instead, I'm calling the cops db's for believing a margarine cup full of poetry and trash was a bomb.
 
2013-06-15 02:16:26 PM
Begoggle:
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I always wondered how the Boston Police managed to attend the Batman school of criminology.
 
2013-06-15 08:51:57 PM

Mouser: Z1P2: That wasn't art anyway, at best it was garbage. Good riddance. When we stop celebrating people who do nothing more than call their garbage bin contents 'art' and continue to celebrate the skilled artists, we will have another renaissance.

It probably looked better after the cops blew it up.


This.
 
2013-06-16 05:23:01 AM
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