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(CBC)   Artist hits the art big time with his painstakingly rendered portraits. Made solely out of toothpicks. Which the man didn't even start making until he was 60. After he went blind (pics)   (cbc.ca) divider line 24
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2014-01-22 08:37:50 PM
From the toothpicks?
 
2014-01-22 10:44:34 PM
That actually wasn't the big time he hit, it was the kettlecorn stand at the farmers market
 
2014-01-22 10:44:39 PM
Toothpick Obama frowns on his terrible portrait of Demi Moore.
 
2014-01-22 10:46:32 PM
Blind, except the whole being able to see thing.
 
2014-01-22 10:46:58 PM

CruJones: Blind, except the whole being able to see thing.


Cocaine.
 
2014-01-22 10:50:00 PM
"My retina fell right off..."

Bullshiat...he probably had it out and was playing with it.
 
2014-01-22 10:52:28 PM
"Click on the video above to see the story... "

No. Fark you. There's no need for a video that going to take forever to load, will probably buffer at least once, and will probably not work on one of my devices/browsers because of security settings or plug-in issues. Stop being lazy and making every story a goddam video. Let me see still pictures. I know, video doesn't make it so that people notice how nobody has editors anymore, but that's no excuse. Learn to write an actual story, and give me some decent stills of this guy's artwork that I can check out on my own, instead of video that's not detailed enough and probably suffers from a bunch of Mtv edits.
 
2014-01-22 10:53:48 PM

CruJones: Blind, except the whole being able to see thing.


Yeah, legally blind and completely blind are two very different things.

I'm probably legally blind in one eye, but I can still see out of it; my peripheral vision is fine.
 
2014-01-22 10:57:53 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That actually wasn't the big time he hit, it was the kettlecorn stand at the farmers market


And he's not blind.  And the portraits are not made "solely out of toothpicks".

But other than that, subby's version of reality would have made a made a more interesting article.
 
2014-01-22 10:59:44 PM
Also theyre not made with toothpicks, he paints with toothpicks. FFS subs, can you even read?
 
2014-01-22 11:01:02 PM
Hello? Is it me you're looking for?

/Lionel
 
2014-01-22 11:06:02 PM

Cyno01: Also theyre not made with toothpicks, he paints with toothpicks. FFS subs, can you even read?


According to the headline, subby claims the guy made the toothpicks, too.
 
2014-01-22 11:07:52 PM
Hello? Is it me you're looking for?

/Shia Labeouf
 
2014-01-22 11:23:39 PM
Those, like most art on the internet, are horrible.
 
2014-01-22 11:32:59 PM
Cold weather insane struggles through snow and freezing temps trifecta in play? First it is a prego woman, now an old man... what's next? A kid riding a moose to get the ranger to help his parents in their overturned SUV?
 
2014-01-22 11:33:52 PM
According to Penn Jillette, the most important thing in creating magic (or art) is being willing to spend an unhealthy amount of time on it.

/Misplaced priorities.
 
2014-01-23 12:29:40 AM

wildcardjack: According to Penn Jillette, the most important thing in creating magic (or art) is being willing to spend an unhealthy amount of time on it.

/Misplaced priorities.


According to Penn Jillette, subby's headline is BULLSHIAT!
 
2014-01-23 12:40:31 AM

fearmongert: Hello? Is it me you're looking for?

/Shia Labeouf


LMAO
 
2014-01-23 01:10:03 AM
Painted subby! Painted! Not Made out of!

Also Keanu? Really?
 
2014-01-23 03:19:46 AM
Also, there are no pics

/video != pics
 
2014-01-23 08:43:25 AM
Ah, Grimsby (a.k.a. The Grimmer)... known for its peaches, Forty Creek whiskey, and... this guy.

\acutally also known for the Grimsby Formation interbedded shale and sandstone
 
2014-01-23 11:15:17 AM
Quite possibly the stupidest use of the Hero tag ever.
 
2014-01-23 12:18:16 PM

Mikey1969: "Click on the video above to see the story... "

No. Fark you. There's no need for a video that going to take forever to load, will probably buffer at least once, and will probably not work on one of my devices/browsers because of security settings or plug-in issues. Stop being lazy and making every story a goddam video. Let me see still pictures. I know, video doesn't make it so that people notice how nobody has editors anymore, but that's no excuse. Learn to write an actual story, and give me some decent stills of this guy's artwork that I can check out on my own, instead of video that's not detailed enough and probably suffers from a bunch of Mtv edits.


Amen.
 
2014-01-23 02:32:32 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That actually wasn't the big time he hit, it was the kettlecorn stand at the farmers market

And he's not blind.  And the portraits are not made "solely out of toothpicks".

But other than that, subby's version of reality would have made a made a more interesting article.


Also, why is he a hero?
 
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