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2014-01-30 10:24:59 AM
You know it's a good party when you wind up climbing a dinosaur.
 
2014-01-30 10:28:40 AM
Breeders.
 
2014-01-30 10:45:54 AM
"I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.
 
2014-01-30 10:56:47 AM

unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.


It's so perfect it almost makes me want to say she made it up.

But I've been on the receiving end of similar for less.  Some quaffed soccer mom's kid was sitting in the Starbucks cold case in front of me and I said something.  She was blabbing on her cell phone, but she saw what the kid was doing.

"That's a little uncalled for" I said.  Granted, I huffed a bit passive-aggressively.

She turned around, phone still to her ear, and said, "Why don't you mind your own business?"

I said, "What if my business is wanting to eat or drink something you kid didn't sit on?"

She just made a face and turned her back to me again and continued her conversation.

It was so perfect I couldn't have written it better.
 
2014-01-30 10:58:36 AM
If these parents would have just posted these pictures themselves and called it living art to have their kids climb on multi-million dollar items they would have been hailed by the art community as daring, deep and beyond the comprehension of the untrained eye.
 
2014-01-30 11:03:52 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: If these parents would have just posted these pictures themselves and called it living art to have their kids climb on multi-million dollar items they would have been hailed by the art community as daring, deep and beyond the comprehension of the untrained eye.


If art is a reflection or commentary on the times, it's perfect as it is.  A revealing piece of performance art, I say.
 
2014-01-30 11:05:45 AM

unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.


Yeah, I'm a parent of two and I saw red at that.
 
2014-01-30 11:07:50 AM
I'm going to create a statue that just begs to be climbed on by kids, but with a warning saying it shouldn't be climbed on.

Then I'm going to electrify it.
 
2014-01-30 11:33:42 AM
The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any.

This is when you need Danny Trejo on teleporter speed dial.

VvvvWOMP!

3.bp.blogspot.com

YOU'LL BE SORRY THAT YOU DON'T HAVE ANY.
NOT NO MORE, HOMES.
 
2014-01-30 11:35:59 AM

scottydoesntknow: I'm going to create a statue that just begs to be climbed on by kids, but with a warning saying it shouldn't be climbed on.

Then I'm going to electrify it.


The Wave sculpture in Halifax is great for that. It's about 8 feet tall and won't kill the kids who fall off of it. People complain but the city won't do more than post the no climbing sign and even put crash mats around it.

Here's the article from this past summer (including twitter ridicule): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/calls-to-make-the-wave-safe r -ridiculed-online-1.1366781
 
2014-01-30 11:38:01 AM
img36.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-30 11:52:34 AM

Rusty Shackleford: You know it's a good party when you wind up climbing a dinosaur.


Boom boom Shaka laka boom boom
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-30 11:55:46 AM

unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.


Drop crotchfruit == automatic status rise.

fark off. please.  I am never married at 40 so that means I get to fill in during school delays and cancellations and I often get holiday shifts.  In all likelihood I also get less compensation and fewer benefits that you do as well.  I am fine with all that as long as you don't make me second class... which you apparently want also.
 
2014-01-30 11:56:06 AM

unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.


I'm feeling kinda shooty after seeing that.
 
2014-01-30 11:57:41 AM
It's called art for a REASON, subby! You just don't understand that each shelf represents the mounting oppression and the fact that there's a kid able to climb into the lowest one and not any higher represents the towering difficulties to move up the shelves of happiness!
 
2014-01-30 11:58:38 AM
Yeah, the art should be $5.00, tops. Maybe $10.00 depending on whether the materials are in a state where they could be disassembled a reused for something. This is not art. It's modern fake art designed to make money off of fools.
 
2014-01-30 11:59:05 AM
"I was shocked. I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

"And that Officer is when I punched her square in the face..."
 
2014-01-30 11:59:08 AM

Ha, I wonder if was by the same guy... yep.


ignite.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us

I *desperately* wanted to climb up this as a kid, as did my brother. Stupid kid in TFA just curls up on the lowest rung? Wasted opportunity.
/Detroit Institute of Arts, yo.
//actually the way the light interacts with the layers = there's similar installations I think far far less of. Plus kids obviously love it.
 
2014-01-30 11:59:26 AM

unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.


Yep.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-30 12:00:19 PM

Verrai: Yeah, the art should be $5.00, tops. Maybe $10.00 depending on whether the materials are in a state where they could be disassembled a reused for something. This is not art. It's modern fake art designed to make money off of fools.


"Stop caring about and valuing things I don't like!!!"
 
2014-01-30 12:00:40 PM

unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.


Truth, that is.  I do know that I was once a child, and I was not allowed to do everything that I wanted, and there were many things that I was not allowed to touch.  Somehow I survived the experience.  Crazy.
 
2014-01-30 12:01:06 PM
Oh, and my brother was a friggin monkey who climbed up everything, much to the chagrin of my mother and to the cheers of his team when we played capture the flag (yeah, our flag would be on top of the swingset... what?  still visible!).

And despite the obvious temptation and the fact that that area was usually deserted (go figure), he never actually made a go of it.

/because it would be hell if my mom found out
//hell
 
2014-01-30 12:02:17 PM
shiat... I have a fully built out walk-in closet.

Must be worth billions.
 
2014-01-30 12:03:53 PM

Tr0mBoNe: Breeders.

 
2014-01-30 12:06:21 PM
Looks like a jungle gym to me.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-30 12:07:57 PM

Random Internet Persona: Tr0mBoNe: Breeders.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-30 12:09:10 PM
If the kid dropped a steaming turd on the 2nd shelf, I guess that would make it worth $15M.
 
2014-01-30 12:09:38 PM
"I was shocked. I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

I don't care whether or not that sculpture should be worth $10 million- it is.  And that's a museum.  Don't do that.
 
2014-01-30 12:09:51 PM
On a visit to Versailles a few years back, there was a college-aged group from Italy who were told, basically in every room, to not step over the velvet ropes. Worse, when I saw them later in the gardens, they were hanging all over the statues and stepping on the flora for photo ops.

/USB
 
2014-01-30 12:10:51 PM
Wasn't there a Seinfeld or similar sitcom where someone was in an art gallery or a museum, sat down on bench, only to have onlookers gasp in horror?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-30 12:10:53 PM

Baron Harkonnen: "I was shocked. I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

I don't care whether or not that sculpture should be worth $10 million- it is.  And that's a museum.  Don't do that.


We're American.  We don't value anything unless it's sponsored by a corporation.
 
2014-01-30 12:11:44 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Ha, I wonder if was by the same guy... yep.


I *desperately* wanted to climb up this as a kid, as did my brother. Stupid kid in TFA just curls up on the lowest rung? Wasted opportunity.
/Detroit Institute of Arts, yo.
//actually the way the light interacts with the layers = there's similar installations I think far far less of. Plus kids obviously love it.


That's actually pretty cool.
 
2014-01-30 12:12:16 PM
My kids got yelled at for climbing $10 wire shelves in the basement. Lady is an idiot if she really said that.
 
2014-01-30 12:12:42 PM
i.imgur.com

My pets are more well trained than that child. Shameful.
 
2014-01-30 12:12:58 PM
Based only on that photo, I'd appraise that artwork at $8.5 million, $9 million tops. So the parent actually does have a point.
 
2014-01-30 12:13:35 PM
Cut the kid some slack, he probably gave an idea to the "artist"/carpenter for his next work to include jars of aborted fetuses on the shelves and sell it for $20M.
 
2014-01-30 12:14:43 PM

Verrai: Yeah, the art should be $5.00, tops. Maybe $10.00 depending on whether the materials are in a state where they could be disassembled a reused for something. This is not art. It's modern fake art designed to make money off of fools.


This is the attitude that built Hollywood.
 
2014-01-30 12:15:01 PM

Evil Mackerel: unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.

I'm feeling kinda shooty after seeing that.


So am I (blunt instrument, I think), and I'd be the very first to feel sorry for any kids I might ever have.
 
2014-01-30 12:15:20 PM
Sorry, I meant Las Vegas.
 
2014-01-30 12:15:53 PM
That's the thing about children - they give it to you straight.  In this case, the child treated the "piece" as it deserved to be treated - as a bunch of weird block things sticking out from a wall.
 
2014-01-30 12:17:33 PM
Oh, he'll be driving drunk as fark in no time, mowing down innocent people and being let off because of affluenza.
 
2014-01-30 12:18:24 PM

MooseUpNorth: Evil Mackerel: unlikely: "I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any."

That's the line that makes me stabby.

I'm feeling kinda shooty after seeing that.

So am I (blunt instrument, I think), and I'd be the very first to feel sorry for any kids I might ever have.


In your hands, you each have a lethal weapon...
 
2014-01-30 12:19:10 PM

scottydoesntknow: I'm going to create a statue that just begs to be climbed on by kids, but with a warning saying it shouldn't be climbed on.

Then I'm going to electrify it.


I'm going to make an art exhibit that's really the greatest jungle gym ever. And then, have speakers pointed at kids under four feet tall, in that high pitch that adults can't hear, that says "I dare you to climb on it. I triple dog dare you."
 
2014-01-30 12:20:29 PM
I had to look it up and and on their own site, they say they get 40% of funding from the government.  The British taxpayers paid $4,000,000 for a bunch of cheap shelves.  Outrage all you want about the kid and his parents, but that's not the real outrage.
 
2014-01-30 12:20:41 PM

LeroyBourne: Oh, he'll be driving drunk as fark in no time, mowing down innocent people and being let off because of affluenza.


I'm sending trippdogg's kids to climb all over this miss-post.
 
2014-01-30 12:21:42 PM
It's not art if I can make it.
 
2014-01-30 12:22:21 PM

CivicMindedFive: I had to look it up and and on their own site, they say they get 40% of funding from the government.  The British taxpayers paid $4,000,000 for a bunch of cheap shelves.  Outrage all you want about the kid and his parents, but that's not the real outrage.


Holy F*CK, it's like England runs on a completely different system of government from Missouri or something!
 
2014-01-30 12:29:20 PM
It's a Donald Judd artwork. No one with any taste cares.
 
2014-01-30 12:30:03 PM
Ten million for thick shelves? The guy that bought that art for the museum needs to be taken out back and shot.
 
2014-01-30 12:30:15 PM

thamike: LeroyBourne: Oh, he'll be driving drunk as fark in no time, mowing down innocent people and being let off because of affluenza.

I'm sending trippdogg's kids to climb all over this miss-post.


I'm not sure what a miss-post is, better let his rug rats smear snot boogers and spill juice on yours too.
 
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