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(Queerty)   Detroit artist unveils public installation of his latest work, which is meant to ease the pain of the city's bankruptcy. Local FOX affiliate crams for answer to what it means. w/pic   ( queerty.com) divider line
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2013-08-01 10:41:58 AM  
He certainly slipped that one past them.
 
2013-08-01 11:31:50 AM  
Oh, they took it down, I hope everyone got a chance to goatse it
 
2013-08-01 01:00:05 PM  
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FTFA: Local artist Jerry Vile has created something he calls "Vessel of Hope FIVE IN THE POO". He hopes it may in someway ease the pain of having the Detroit bankruptcy shoved into our faces where the Sun don't shine.

FTFE
 
d23 [BareFark]
2013-08-01 01:50:35 PM  
I can't explain art, but I know what I like.

Everyone there deserves it.
 
2013-08-01 01:51:03 PM  
Would have been epic had he left an mp3 player there playing Tool's StinkFist on loop
 
2013-08-01 01:56:45 PM  
He hopes it may in someway ease the pain of having the Detroit bankruptcy shoved into our faces. Can anyone explain what this means???
 
The tides go in, the tides go out.
 
2013-08-01 01:57:43 PM  
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2013-08-01 01:59:46 PM  
There should have been an appearance by Rick Santorum.
 
2013-08-01 02:00:20 PM  

d23: I can't explain art, but I know what I like.

Everyone there deserves it.


I was thinking Frank Zappa (song title evades me)

"Wristwatch, Crisco!"
 
2013-08-01 02:00:21 PM  
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2013-08-01 02:00:59 PM  
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2013-08-01 02:01:10 PM  
That station is home to the greatest reporter and more than Detroit deserves.

Motherfarking Charlie Leduff

They know.
 
2013-08-01 02:01:15 PM  
Where's Tom Wopat?
 
2013-08-01 02:01:38 PM  
and to quote cartman: "ow my ass!"
 
2013-08-01 02:01:50 PM  
Yea, I was feeding my newborn this morning when it popped up on Fox 2. Laughed by balls off.
 
2013-08-01 02:02:28 PM  
Little known fact, "Detroit" is an old Algonquin word which means "Takes fist in backside"
 
2013-08-01 02:04:09 PM  

Intrepid00: That station is home to the greatest reporter and more than Detroit deserves.

Motherfarking Charlie Leduff

They know.


Could you imagine the amount of win that would have been had if Charlie covered that?
 
2013-08-01 02:05:09 PM  

Mietsko: Little known fact, "Detroit" is an old Algonquin word which means "Takes fist in backside"


You bend over, we play game.

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2013-08-01 02:06:35 PM  
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2013-08-01 02:06:54 PM  

booger42: d23: I can't explain art, but I know what I like.

Everyone there deserves it.

I was thinking Frank Zappa (song title evades me)

"Wristwatch, Crisco!"


"I Have Been in You", I think.
 
2013-08-01 02:07:50 PM  
I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.
 
2013-08-01 02:08:16 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Would have been epic had he left an mp3 player there playing Tool's StinkFist on loop


*snert* first thing I thought.

Turn around and take my hand.
 
2013-08-01 02:09:19 PM  

Intrepid00: That station is home to the greatest reporter and more than Detroit deserves.

Motherfarking Charlie Leduff

They know.


I farking love LeDuff. His book is fantastic.
 
2013-08-01 02:12:43 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.


Commercially produced personal lubricant has been around for a very long time. They use butter packets in prison.
 
2013-08-01 02:14:48 PM  

TheMadDefenestrator: Oh, they took it down, I hope everyone got a chance to goatse it


blocked at work. something about the webpages being stuck together.
 
2013-08-01 02:15:09 PM  
I don't quite understand the Fox news reference.

Can an enlightened Farker please explain it to me in detail?
 
2013-08-01 02:18:24 PM  
 
2013-08-01 02:19:03 PM  
I was reading somewhere that the real problem wasn't the art but that the city had a contract with Wesson Oil and they were worried about breaking it.
 
2013-08-01 02:19:41 PM  
thismomentinblackhistory:   I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.

Commercially produced personal lubricant has been around for a very long time. They use butter packets in prison.



There are really some things in life I'd just rather not know about it.
 
2013-08-01 02:22:10 PM  
"Back and to the left, back and to the left, back and to the left, back and to the left ...."

When I was a student at the U de Genève, there was a mobile art piece in the Musée de Genève that consisted of a metal structure which simulated, albeit not so graphically, the motion of a penis during intercourse.

Artists:  get you damn minds out of the gutter!

Ils ne pensent qu'à ça! (That's all they (ever) think about!)

There's a good French sentence for you to memorize. Very handy if you are a little old bourgeoise. Don't say I never gave you anything!
 
2013-08-01 02:22:28 PM  

megarian: *snert* first thing I thought.

Turn around and take my hand.


Or be there and sing it acapella style like a barber shop quartet during morning rush hour.
 
2013-08-01 02:23:38 PM  
Queerty ?
 
2013-08-01 02:24:42 PM  

sonofslacker: booger42: d23: I can't explain art, but I know what I like.

Everyone there deserves it.

I was thinking Frank Zappa (song title evades me)

"Wristwatch, Crisco!"

"I Have Been in You", I think.


"Broken Hearts are for A$$holes" (Sir Richard Pumpaloaf)
 
2013-08-01 02:26:42 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: megarian: *snert* first thing I thought.

Turn around and take my hand.

Or be there and sing it acapella style like a barber shop quartet during morning rush hour.


Wow. I would actually pay to see that.

It could be like those singers in the Chrysler commercial with that Eminem song.
 
2013-08-01 02:28:44 PM  
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2013-08-01 02:30:08 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.



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By the 55 gallon drum, order on Amazon.
 
2013-08-01 02:32:55 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: justanotherfarkinfarker: I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.

Commercially produced personal lubricant has been around for a very long time. They use butter packets in prison.


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2013-08-01 02:33:34 PM  
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These girls can explain it to you.
 
2013-08-01 02:34:14 PM  

wildcardjack: justanotherfarkinfarker: I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.


[ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com image 120x160]

By the 55 gallon drum, order on Amazon.


...but do I get a discount if I set up a monthly subscription??
 
2013-08-01 02:35:19 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: I don't quite understand the Fox news reference.

Can an enlightened Farker please explain it to me in detail?


TFA poked fun at all of the local affiliates who "breathlessly" covered the mysterious appearance of the giant can of Crisco, but Fox Channel 2 earned a little more of a licking because of their Facebook post: "Local artist Jerry Vile has created something he calls "Vessel of Hope". He hopes it may in someway ease the pain of having the Detroit bankruptcy shoved into our faces. Can anyone explain what this means???" Posting this on FB allowed the story to spread rapidly and be picked up by national news outlets which thus shone the light of mockery back to the Fox affiliate who then posted a mildly self-deprecating mea culpa. There's not that much to it.
 
2013-08-01 02:36:55 PM  
Once these clueless farks get the message handed to them, they'll be wishing they had the cash equivalent to throw into a clogged storm drain. I've heard reliably there are small art refuges here & there, but the rest of that place resembles WW1 Belgium.
/can't believe Germany wants to buy bonds in that dump cat litter box. Didn't they send anyone to have a look 1st?
 
2013-08-01 02:42:03 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: [i1280.photobucket.com image 298x407]
These girls can explain it to you.


dear god i hope that's 'shopped.
 
2013-08-01 02:43:58 PM  

SirTanon: wildcardjack: justanotherfarkinfarker: I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.


[ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com image 120x160]

By the 55 gallon drum, order on Amazon.

...but do I get a discount if I set up a monthly subscription??


I think you get an AVN award.
 
2013-08-01 02:49:56 PM  

netcentric: Queerty ?


Definitely not MSM.
 
2013-08-01 02:49:58 PM  

SirTanon: ...but do I get a discount if I set up a monthly subscription??


They have a lube a month club, it's the gift that keeps on giving

megarian: Wow. I would actually pay to see that.

It could be like those singers in the Chrysler commercial with that Eminem song.


I want to make this happen, and then go on America's Got Talent just to see Heidi look confused while Howard snickers loudly in the corner
 
2013-08-01 02:50:13 PM  
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2013-08-01 02:57:15 PM  
The fun thing about Fark is I learn something new everyday.

In fact, today, I learned that prison convicts use pats of butter to lubricate their acts of anal sex.
 
2013-08-01 03:01:57 PM  

antidumbass: Once these clueless farks get the message handed to them, they'll be wishing they had the cash equivalent to throw into a clogged storm drain. I've heard reliably there are small art refuges here & there, but the rest of that place resembles WW1 Belgium.
/can't believe Germany wants to buy bonds in that dump cat litter box. Didn't they send anyone to have a look 1st?


The worst part of Detroit is that it has no hope. The "get the creepy-ass crackers" method of municipal governance has led to a loss of population not seen for a city since the plagues. And their remedy? More of the same, only with more intensity this time, to show we mean it.

And the weather sucks, too.

Next election cycle Detroit elects as mayor the love child between Kwame Kilpatrick and the burned out shell of a once-decent house that now has sat on the market for 500+ days, even though the price is $1.

The population of Detroit in 2050 will be zero.
 
2013-08-01 03:07:58 PM  

SevenizGud: The worst part of Detroit is that it has no hope. The "get the creepy-ass crackers" method of municipal governance has led to a loss of population not seen for a city since the plagues. And their remedy? More of the same, only with more intensity this time, to show we mean it.


Sell the city to corporations, I want a real life Robocop
 
2013-08-01 03:12:17 PM  

SevenizGud: Next election cycle Detroit elects as mayor the love child between Kwame Kilpatrick and the burned out shell of a once-decent house that now has sat on the market for 500+ days, even though the price is $1.


Except that the guy leading in the polls right now is a white guy from the suburbs that recently moved to the city and, due to some miscommunication, is a write-in candidate.  But please, share with us all of your great wisdom about Detroit, you clearly know what you are talking about.
 
2013-08-01 03:16:40 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I Like Shiny Things: I don't quite understand the Fox news reference.

Can an enlightened Farker please explain it to me in detail?

TFA poked fun at all of the local affiliates who "breathlessly" covered the mysterious appearance of the giant can of Crisco, but Fox Channel 2 earned a little more of a licking because of their Facebook post: "Local artist Jerry Vile has created something he calls "Vessel of Hope". He hopes it may in someway ease the pain of having the Detroit bankruptcy shoved into our faces. Can anyone explain what this means???" Posting this on FB allowed the story to spread rapidly and be picked up by national news outlets which thus shone the light of mockery back to the Fox affiliate who then posted a mildly self-deprecating mea culpa. There's not that much to it.


WTF are you trying to say with this 'mea culpa' thing? Is that a racist term?

Sick and tired of the biased against blacks by Fox news and the average Farker. This shiat is getting out of hand.
 
2013-08-01 03:24:53 PM  

stevenboof: SevenizGud: Next election cycle Detroit elects as mayor the love child between Kwame Kilpatrick and the burned out shell of a once-decent house that now has sat on the market for 500+ days, even though the price is $1.

Except that the guy leading in the polls right now is a white guy from the suburbs that recently moved to the city and, due to some miscommunication, is a write-in candidate.  But please, share with us all of your great wisdom about Detroit, you clearly know what you are talking about.


I lived there for 8 years dipfark.

In other news, this is $1,000 in Detroit.

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2013-08-01 03:34:46 PM  

SevenizGud: I lived there for 8 years dipfark.


You clearly must know what is going on there right now.  I lived in my mom's uterus for 9 months, but you don't see me popping off about her most recent pap smear.
 
2013-08-01 03:36:37 PM  
Reminds me of this.

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2013-08-01 03:41:57 PM  

stevenboof: SevenizGud: I lived there for 8 years dipfark.

You clearly must know what is going on there right now.  I lived in my mom's uterus for 9 months, but you don't see me popping off about her most recent pap smear.


Dude, you took me seriously when I suggested that Kwame Kilpatrick would have a child WITH A HOUSE!

Put down your knee-jerk defense of shiathole butthurt long enough to realize that I was NOT SERIOUS when I suggested the next mayor would be half human and half former residence.

But that's okay...please do go on and tell us all about this next mayor of Detroit who won't even be on the ballot.

And there it is in a nutshell people. Part of the problem with Detroit is that the people who defend it think it is possible for humans to have children with dwellings. Not even a grade 1 level amount of knowledge from the citizens.
 
2013-08-01 03:46:48 PM  
I could be wrong, but I seem to vaguely recall a song in the 1970s called 'Crisco Disco' by the Queers.

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2013-08-01 03:46:54 PM  
Detroit in better days:
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If Detroit can turn it around, it can eventually recapture the glory of 1967.
 
2013-08-01 03:59:53 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: I woulda got the joke but did not know it was big in the gay community to use that stuff as lube back in the day. I guess you couldn't get tubs of lube if needed? I'm not gonna google this.


Water based stuff doesn't have the film pressure strength needed.

/Don't ask me how I know lubrication engineering of this nature.
 
2013-08-01 04:05:31 PM  

SevenizGud: But that's okay...please do go on and tell us all about this next mayor of Detroit who won't even be on the ballot.


Of course, if you actually knew anything about Detroit, you would already have known this.

http://www.dugganfordetroit.com/
 
2013-08-01 04:32:16 PM  

stevenboof: Of course, if you actually knew anything about Detroit, you would already have known this.


To say nothing of that whole 'humans having viable offspring with buildings' bit.
 
2013-08-01 04:41:04 PM  
Isn't it more PC to use a water based lube? I thought petroleum products were detrimental to latex.

/Just Saying
 
2013-08-01 05:46:23 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: WTF are you trying to say with this 'mea culpa' thing? Is that a racist term?

Sick and tired of the biased against blacks by Fox news and the average Farker. This shiat is getting out of hand.


Dude, seriously? "Mea culpa" is Latin for "my fault". Local Fox affiliate (not the national network douches) doesn't get the joke, says something that the kids on facebook can laugh at, and then, belatedly, has an embarrassing realization that the artist is talking about funky butt lovin'. They do the "We get it, we get it" thing and everybody continues to point and laugh.

I'm really not sure how you're getting any sort of racial connotation to any part of this story.
 
2013-08-01 06:07:42 PM  

phyrkrakr: I Like Shiny Things: WTF are you trying to say with this 'mea culpa' thing? Is that a racist term?

Sick and tired of the biased against blacks by Fox news and the average Farker. This shiat is getting out of hand.

Dude, seriously? "Mea culpa" is Latin for "my fault". Local Fox affiliate (not the national network douches) doesn't get the joke, says something that the kids on facebook can laugh at, and then, belatedly, has an embarrassing realization that the artist is talking about funky butt lovin'. They do the "We get it, we get it" thing and everybody continues to point and laugh.

I'm really not sure how you're getting any sort of racial connotation to any part of this story.


Phyrkwhatever doesnt like black people!
 
2013-08-01 10:05:50 PM  

Kid Shelleen: sonofslacker: booger42: d23: I can't explain art, but I know what I like.

Everyone there deserves it.

I was thinking Frank Zappa (song title evades me)

"Wristwatch, Crisco!"

"I Have Been in You", I think.

"Broken Hearts are for A$$holes" (Sir Richard Pumpaloaf)


Without a doubt the ugliest sonofabiatch I've ever seen in my life....
 
2013-08-02 12:14:36 AM  
So here's what's happening in Detroit...

The lily-white hipster 20-somethings who recently moved there and think they're "taking back the city" are currently in a full-on PR drive online, telling everyone that in their 1-4 years living in Detroit (WOW, You've been there since 2009? You must know EVERYTHING about Detroit by now!) they have been part of a renaissance that is turning Detroit into a mecca for 20-something hipster artists.

The thing is, they're not the first generation to do this. They're not even the third. 20-something artsy kids have been going to Detroit and "taking it back" or "changing the city" or "bringing life back to Detroit" for the past 30 years or so. I know. I did it, too, with a group of like-minded artf*gs in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Detroit was cool, because we were taking this garbage heap and doing cool artsy things that seemed challenging and daring to us at the time.

And then we all got older, wanted to have families, and moved the fark out of the Detroit area for places that weren't burnt-out cesspools ruled by corrupt politicians and murderous gangs. Just as the 20-somethings before us did, and the ones after us did, too. Boomers did it. Gen X did it (my generation). Gen Y did it. And now Millenials think they're the generation of young, hip artistic folks who are going to fight back the corruption and decay and make Detroit into a cool place like Ann Arbor, San Francisco, or The Village.

Until they reach their mid-late 20s and realize that NOPE, they're still all stuck inside this small "safe zone" near Comerica Park with the businessmen and old-timers who have watched the kids come and go, and that the "safe zone" has not expanded even one block in the five to ten years they'll live there. They'll realize that the vacant buildings, burned-down neighborhoods, gang-ruled territories, and corrupt cops aren't going to change, either. They'll realize that every politician who goes to Detroit does so because they know the city is corrupt and that the right people can make a good living screwing over the people who voted them into office.

Detroit's no nicer now than it was in the 90s. Or the 80s. Or the 70s. It's not going to become San Francisco because a group of plucky artsy 20-somethings paint a few murals and open a few niche shops. No, your bead shop isn't going to bring prosperity to Detroit; Not unless you're opening a factory and offering up about 10,000 jobs and some nice taxes in the process.

Show us pretty pictures of the safe zone all you want. Those of us who live in this state know it's all bullshiat. We've been in those spots. We know what lies just a few blocks in any direction. We know that won't change.

I rolled my eyes when they were trying to get the Robocop statue. I roll my eyes at the current crop of kids who think they're going to renovate a dead, corrupt, fundamentally broken, crime-ridden city with nothing but happy thoughts, trendy art projects, and shops that smell like an attic full of patchouli.

You can't fix Detroit. The only thing you're going to do is move away when you want to live somewhere safe for your kids, your spouse, and your career.
 
2013-08-02 12:17:22 AM  

phyrkrakr: I Like Shiny Things: WTF are you trying to say with this 'mea culpa' thing? Is that a racist term?

Sick and tired of the biased against blacks by Fox news and the average Farker. This shiat is getting out of hand.

Dude, seriously? "Mea culpa" is Latin for "my fault". Local Fox affiliate (not the national network douches) doesn't get the joke, says something that the kids on facebook can laugh at, and then, belatedly, has an embarrassing realization that the artist is talking about funky butt lovin'. They do the "We get it, we get it" thing and everybody continues to point and laugh.

I'm really not sure how you're getting any sort of racial connotation to any part of this story.


Well, the fist is big and black.
 
2013-08-02 09:18:32 AM  

ZeroCorpse: phyrkrakr: I Like Shiny Things: WTF are you trying to say with this 'mea culpa' thing? Is that a racist term?

Sick and tired of the biased against blacks by Fox news and the average Farker. This shiat is getting out of hand.

Dude, seriously? "Mea culpa" is Latin for "my fault". Local Fox affiliate (not the national network douches) doesn't get the joke, says something that the kids on facebook can laugh at, and then, belatedly, has an embarrassing realization that the artist is talking about funky butt lovin'. They do the "We get it, we get it" thing and everybody continues to point and laugh.

I'm really not sure how you're getting any sort of racial connotation to any part of this story.

Well, the fist is big and black.


Steve Albini approves.
 
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