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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 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.

spimages.realestatebook.com
 
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.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
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.

img.loudvision.it
 
2013-08-01 03:46:54 PM  
Detroit in better days:
media.cnbc.com

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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