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(Yahoo)   Okay, now I think the rich are just mocking us: Casino mogul Steve Wynn pays $28 million for an unbelievably ugly statue of Popeye by an artist whose stainless steel rendering of a balloon dog recently sold for $58 million   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 17
    More: Asinine, Popeye, casino mogul, Jeff Koons, statues, Kings, starving artist  
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2014-05-16 04:05:38 PM  
3 votes:

Snarfangel: Perhaps it's economic stimulus.

/I'd feel stimulated selling a statue for $28 million.


If somebody gave me $58 mil for making an exact stainless steel replica of a balloon animal? I'd have the kind of "Stimulus" that those commercials warn you to seek immediate medical attention for
2014-05-17 09:33:05 AM  
1 votes:
Ahh.....obscenely wealthy people's problems. It just makes me glad to be one of the 99% poor folks out there in the world. My art on the wall costs less than maybe $50 combined. If I happen to damage one, I'll just go to Spencer's in the mall and buy another.

/ okay, maybe I'm not glad to be poor.....

// but I sure don't want rich people problems
2014-05-17 09:23:56 AM  
1 votes:

astouffer: Rich people spending money? It made my monocle fall out.


Ha! Good show, chap. I actually had a great laugh at that. I fear for your monocle, though.....I hope it survived it's impromptu journey to the floor. Imagine if you had to purchase another. The horror!
2014-05-17 12:17:06 AM  
1 votes:

Vitamin Pb: kling_klang_bed: Well, it's not like children's hospitals, mental health care facilities, battered wives shelters, free drug rehab centers or anything like that could've used the money, right?

Let's see how your hate stacks up against reality:

$2m to United Way of Southern Nevada
$25 to University of Iowa for eye diseases

Those are the ones I found right away. Let us know when you donate your first $1M you selfish, greedy bastard.


Is that you, Alec Baldwin?
2014-05-17 12:16:28 AM  
1 votes:

pheed: From the dude who brought you this...

[media.trendland.com image 850x659]


img.fark.net
2014-05-17 12:11:16 AM  
1 votes:
Dude should buy some new eyes.
2014-05-17 12:10:11 AM  
1 votes:
Rich people spending money? It made my monocle fall out.
2014-05-16 11:59:14 PM  
1 votes:

Gosling: ...I would pay $28 million NOT to have that in my house.


I'll be glad to make sure it's never in your house for half that.
2014-05-16 11:43:53 PM  
1 votes:

Driver: gingerjet: Wynn is legally blind.

/the more you know

So, like Popeye, he'd find Olive Oyl attractive too?


Popeye was a freak of nature, so they both had to settle
2014-05-16 11:43:45 PM  
1 votes:

kling_klang_bed: Well, it's not like children's hospitals, mental health care facilities, battered wives shelters, free drug rehab centers or anything like that could've used the money, right?


Well, the artists could pay it forward.
2014-05-16 11:42:26 PM  
1 votes:

gopher321: LOOK, I'M THE BLOODY POPE, I AM!...


And when the Pope went to Mount Olive, Popeye shot him
2014-05-16 11:33:06 PM  
1 votes:

gingerjet: Wynn is legally blind.

/the more you know


So, like Popeye, he'd find Olive Oyl attractive too?
2014-05-16 11:23:57 PM  
1 votes:
They always say, "the first $58 million stainless steel balloon dog sculpture is the hardest...."
2014-05-16 07:35:52 PM  
1 votes:
man, what a greedy fark.  Sure, selling the one statue for $58 million makes sense, but you can just retire after that.  Quit once you've made it and let somebody else get in on the gravy train.  This is how all the con artists get caught.
2014-05-16 04:42:43 PM  
1 votes:
Is this where the "art major = fries with that" jokes come in?
2014-05-16 04:15:51 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't ask to be President of balloon doggies, the balloon doggies chose me
2014-05-16 03:41:33 PM  
1 votes:
LOOK, I'M THE BLOODY POPE, I AM!...
 
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