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(CNN)   Photographer stages nude photo of 200 men and women to highlight the shrinking Dead Sea, although only one of those genders was really able to accurately demonstrate shrinkage   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-10-18 8:36:44 AM  
I'm....surprised CNN posted those photos with no blurring. And I should have guessed this would be Spencer Tunick.
 
2021-10-18 8:46:12 AM  
Looks like a rejected Led Zeppelin album cover.
 
2021-10-18 8:56:09 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm....surprised CNN posted those photos with no blurring. And I should have guessed this would be Spencer Tunick.


I guess they figured that the body pain obscured the shrinkage enough?
 
2021-10-18 8:59:55 AM  
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2021-10-18 9:02:36 AM  
Why did they have to be a Warboy for Immortam Joe?
 
2021-10-18 9:06:52 AM  
If the Dead Sea is shrinking, does it leave behind live stuff?

Or is this that anti-life equation Darkseid is searching for?
 
2021-10-18 9:16:17 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm....surprised CNN posted those photos with no blurring. And I should have guessed this would be Spencer Tunick.


And in white face no less. I'm shocked and offended .
 
2021-10-18 9:17:20 AM  
This article was updated to remove mention of participants shivering from the cold.

So there was shrinkage, but they were too embarrassed to admit it.
 
2021-10-18 9:29:41 AM  
I'm betting a lot of pumpkin spice lattes were served.
 
2021-10-18 9:41:47 AM  
Yeesh! We are one unattractive species!
 
2021-10-18 9:45:08 AM  
I must be a borderline heathen because I think a huge amount of what passes as "art" is a sad joke. 200 naked people to represent the Dead Sea sounds like the demented rambling of a syphilitic mind.

Art installations paid for by taxpayer money can be even worse. Nashville spent $750,000 to install "art" consisting of 27 cedar poles, each one 70' tall. The poles were painted in four colors and all lean at angles up to 15 degrees from vertical.

Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs. Instead, they are relying on potential tourists saying, "Let's go to Nashville. They have sticks!"
 
2021-10-18 10:06:49 AM  

NotCodger: I must be a borderline heathen because I think a huge amount of what passes as "art" is a sad joke. 200 naked people to represent the Dead Sea sounds like the demented rambling of a syphilitic mind.

Art installations paid for by taxpayer money can be even worse. Nashville spent $750,000 to install "art" consisting of 27 cedar poles, each one 70' tall. The poles were painted in four colors and all lean at angles up to 15 degrees from vertical.

Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs. Instead, they are relying on potential tourists saying, "Let's go to Nashville. They have sticks!"


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2021-10-18 10:11:33 AM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: NotCodger: I must be a borderline heathen because I think a huge amount of what passes as "art" is a sad joke. 200 naked people to represent the Dead Sea sounds like the demented rambling of a syphilitic mind.

Art installations paid for by taxpayer money can be even worse. Nashville spent $750,000 to install "art" consisting of 27 cedar poles, each one 70' tall. The poles were painted in four colors and all lean at angles up to 15 degrees from vertical.

Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs. Instead, they are relying on potential tourists saying, "Let's go to Nashville. They have sticks!"

Username does not check out.


Get off my lawn.
 
2021-10-18 10:19:08 AM  
... and the other was able to demonstrate drying up.
 
2021-10-18 10:36:34 AM  
Photographer: "Hey guys!  I want to do a photo shoot to show [insert worthy cause], but I'm going to need all of you to stand naked."

People: "Sure"

I'm in the wrong business.
 
2021-10-18 10:43:58 AM  
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2021-10-18 10:46:08 AM  
guy on  the far left has been working out..... everyone else, not so much
 
2021-10-18 10:56:48 AM  
Ths is what zombies are supposed to look like. They dont care if they wear clothes or not. All of Walking Dead got it wrong.
 
2021-10-18 11:05:28 AM  

Poster1212: Ths is what zombies are supposed to look like. They dont care if they wear clothes or not. All of Walking Dead got it wrong.


So if someone died with their clothes on, which most people do, and returned as a zombie, they would take their clothes off?
 
2021-10-18 11:06:42 AM  
Salt lake in Utah is also on track to go dry, as are several other bodies of water out west. To include lake Mead.
Ignoring climate change gets more interesting once the water goes away forever.
 
2021-10-18 11:08:47 AM  

NotCodger: I must be a borderline heathen because I think a huge amount of what passes as "art" is a sad joke. 200 naked people to represent the Dead Sea sounds like the demented rambling of a syphilitic mind.

Art installations paid for by taxpayer money can be even worse. Nashville spent $750,000 to install "art" consisting of 27 cedar poles, each one 70' tall. The poles were painted in four colors and all lean at angles up to 15 degrees from vertical.

Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs. Instead, they are relying on potential tourists saying, "Let's go to Nashville. They have sticks!"


This is a masterpiece of "missing the point".
 
2021-10-18 11:23:31 AM  

NotCodger: I must be a borderline heathen because I think a huge amount of what passes as "art" is a sad joke. 200 naked people to represent the Dead Sea sounds like the demented rambling of a syphilitic mind.

Art installations paid for by taxpayer money can be even worse. Nashville spent $750,000 to install "art" consisting of 27 cedar poles, each one 70' tall. The poles were painted in four colors and all lean at angles up to 15 degrees from vertical.

Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs. Instead, they are relying on potential tourists saying, "Let's go to Nashville. They have sticks!"


A significant portion of the art market is really just scammers who sell useless junk to rich people who spend money conspicuously.  There certainly are plenty of good artists and interesting pieces and installations, sure, but there's quite a lot of garbage out there, too.
 
2021-10-18 11:32:09 AM  

cwheelie: guy on  the far left has been working out..... everyone else, not so much


...made me look...
 
2021-10-18 11:32:16 AM  
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2021-10-18 12:07:30 PM  

NotCodger: Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs.


Generally the funding for arts is from Grants from individuals. (Kinda what you see at 'this program made possible.....' on PBS)  Federal funding of museums and libraries only have a slight federal funding. Which no doubt purchase a lot of books you dislike.
The general fund might help with the structure of a museum. Or structures like the "Parthenon" in NSV (Which is a tourist attraction) But rarely with purchase of artwork. Those get federal grants, but most likely funded by Invidiuals donating to the museum.
They aren't taking money from city general fund out of the pot for teachers, homeless or the other pressing needs. It's almost like it's libertarianism in action.

Also, now do how much NSV the city donated to the 'grand old opry' house rebuild and relocation.
Dolly Parton could have paid for that with her bra money.
 
2021-10-18 12:09:12 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm....surprised CNN posted those photos with no blurring. And I should have guessed this would be Spencer Tunick.


Large public nude photoshoot, who else would it be?  The paint is a new twist, though, isn't it?

NotCodger: I must be a borderline heathen because I think a huge amount of what passes as "art" is a sad joke. 200 naked people to represent the Dead Sea sounds like the demented rambling of a syphilitic mind.


They are pillars of salt, not the sea.  It's about the retreat of the sea.
 
2021-10-18 1:12:24 PM  

optikeye: NotCodger: Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs.

Generally the funding for arts is from Grants from individuals. (Kinda what you see at 'this program made possible.....' on PBS)  Federal funding of museums and libraries only have a slight federal funding. Which no doubt purchase a lot of books you dislike.
The general fund might help with the structure of a museum. Or structures like the "Parthenon" in NSV (Which is a tourist attraction) But rarely with purchase of artwork. Those get federal grants, but most likely funded by Invidiuals donating to the museum.
They aren't taking money from city general fund out of the pot for teachers, homeless or the other pressing needs. It's almost like it's libertarianism in action.

Also, now do how much NSV the city donated to the 'grand old opry' house rebuild and relocation.
Dolly Parton could have paid for that with her bra money.


Nashville has a law about funding public art. When bonds are sold for most capital projects such as new buildings, 1% of the proceeds must be used for public art. Three of the six primary general finds in Nashville are used to pay debt service. These funds come from property taxes.
 
2021-10-18 1:26:29 PM  

NotCodger: optikeye: NotCodger: Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs.

Generally the funding for arts is from Grants from individuals. (Kinda what you see at 'this program made possible.....' on PBS)  Federal funding of museums and libraries only have a slight federal funding. Which no doubt purchase a lot of books you dislike.
The general fund might help with the structure of a museum. Or structures like the "Parthenon" in NSV (Which is a tourist attraction) But rarely with purchase of artwork. Those get federal grants, but most likely funded by Invidiuals donating to the museum.
They aren't taking money from city general fund out of the pot for teachers, homeless or the other pressing needs. It's almost like it's libertarianism in action.

Also, now do how much NSV the city donated to the 'grand old opry' house rebuild and relocation.
Dolly Parton could have paid for that with her bra money.

Nashville has a law about funding public art. When bonds are sold for most capital projects such as new buildings, 1% of the proceeds must be used for public art. Three of the six primary general finds in Nashville are used to pay debt service. These funds come from property taxes.


Yeah. So? A society that doesn't fund arts, sciences, libraries, music is a dying society. And I'm sure the library has books you don't like.
Heck you're complaining about this on a government developed 'internet' instead of prodigy/compuserve dial up.

Also, a good deal of portion of that artwork came from NEA (goverment, use it or lose it) not property taxes.
I don't care for that particular art work....but it seems you're beef isn't about the artwork itself it's about funding arts in general.
 
2021-10-18 2:12:58 PM  

NotCodger: Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs. Instead, they are relying on potential tourists saying, "Let's go to Nashville. They have sticks!"


That's one dollar per person, if Nashville has about 700k residents. Seems like you spend sixty dollars a year that could have been donated to the homeless teachers.
 
2021-10-18 2:31:24 PM  

optikeye: NotCodger: optikeye: NotCodger: Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs.

Generally the funding for arts is from Grants from individuals. (Kinda what you see at 'this program made possible.....' on PBS)  Federal funding of museums and libraries only have a slight federal funding. Which no doubt purchase a lot of books you dislike.
The general fund might help with the structure of a museum. Or structures like the "Parthenon" in NSV (Which is a tourist attraction) But rarely with purchase of artwork. Those get federal grants, but most likely funded by Invidiuals donating to the museum.
They aren't taking money from city general fund out of the pot for teachers, homeless or the other pressing needs. It's almost like it's libertarianism in action.

Also, now do how much NSV the city donated to the 'grand old opry' house rebuild and relocation.
Dolly Parton could have paid for that with her bra money.

Nashville has a law about funding public art. When bonds are sold for most capital projects such as new buildings, 1% of the proceeds must be used for public art. Three of the six primary general finds in Nashville are used to pay debt service. These funds come from property taxes.

Yeah. So? A society that doesn't fund arts, sciences, libraries, music is a dying society. And I'm sure the library has books you don't like.
Heck you're complaining about this on a government developed 'internet' instead of prodigy/compuserve dial up.

Also, a good deal of portion of that artwork came from NEA (goverment, use it or lose it) not property taxes.
I don't care for that particular art work....but it seems you're beef isn't about the artwork itself it's about funding arts in general.


"A society that doesn't fund arts, sciences, libraries, music is a dying society."

That's an opinion. Do you have a source proving this about public art, not the other things you lumped in?
 
2021-10-18 2:35:13 PM  

NotCodger: optikeye: NotCodger: optikeye: NotCodger: Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs.

Generally the funding for arts is from Grants from individuals. (Kinda what you see at 'this program made possible.....' on PBS)  Federal funding of museums and libraries only have a slight federal funding. Which no doubt purchase a lot of books you dislike.
The general fund might help with the structure of a museum. Or structures like the "Parthenon" in NSV (Which is a tourist attraction) But rarely with purchase of artwork. Those get federal grants, but most likely funded by Invidiuals donating to the museum.
They aren't taking money from city general fund out of the pot for teachers, homeless or the other pressing needs. It's almost like it's libertarianism in action.

Also, now do how much NSV the city donated to the 'grand old opry' house rebuild and relocation.
Dolly Parton could have paid for that with her bra money.

Nashville has a law about funding public art. When bonds are sold for most capital projects such as new buildings, 1% of the proceeds must be used for public art. Three of the six primary general finds in Nashville are used to pay debt service. These funds come from property taxes.

Yeah. So? A society that doesn't fund arts, sciences, libraries, music is a dying society. And I'm sure the library has books you don't like.
Heck you're complaining about this on a government developed 'internet' instead of prodigy/compuserve dial up.

Also, a good deal of portion of that artwork came from NEA (goverment, use it or lose it) not property taxes.
I don't care for that particular art work....but it seems you're beef isn't about the artwork itself it's about funding arts in general.

"A society that doesn't fund arts, sciences, libraries, music is a dying society."

That's an opinion. Do you have a source proving this about public art, not the other things you lumped in?


WTF is wrong with you? Don't you have a book to burning to go to or pick up sheets from the dry cleaners?

Yes...That is an OPINION.
 
2021-10-18 2:41:13 PM  

proteus_b: NotCodger: Nashville had $750,000 that could have been spent on the homeless, teachers, or for many other pressing needs. Instead, they are relying on potential tourists saying, "Let's go to Nashville. They have sticks!"

That's one dollar per person, if Nashville has about 700k residents. Seems like you spend sixty dollars a year that could have been donated to the homeless teachers.


"That's one dollar per person."

So what? I'm not saying Nashville can't pay it, just that it had better choices.

I do spend $100 (not $60) per year on TF. The difference is that I am spending my own money. Your point would only be relevant if I was taking some of your money to pay for it.
 
2021-10-18 2:50:05 PM  

NotCodger: I do spend $100 (not $60) per year on TF. The difference is that I am spending my own money. Your point would only be relevant if I was taking some of your money to pay for it.


Now do sports stadiums.
 
2021-10-18 2:55:12 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: A significant portion of the art market is really just scammers who sell useless junk to rich people who spend money conspicuously.  There certainly are plenty of good artists and interesting pieces and installations, sure, but there's quite a lot of garbage out there, too


Can I Interest you in some 40 yard line SEC tickets?
 
2021-10-18 3:14:46 PM  

NotCodger: Nashville has a law about funding public art. When bonds are sold for most capital projects such as new buildings, 1% of the proceeds must be used for public art. Three of the six primary general finds in Nashville are used to pay debt service. These funds come from property taxes.


So they mudged up the laws to prevent new stuff and yet keep the funding for upkeep of park space and restortion of this recreation of the Parthanon...a folly.

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So, you're saying one is 'good art' and the other isn't? Is that right?

I give myself permission to like both. and U?
Tho...holy mother of Metis. She really needs to lay off the lipstick and face paint.
And if they where "Consumer Savvy" they'd sell tennis shoes in the gift shop.
 
2021-10-18 4:51:47 PM  
Fake photos. No tan lines.
 
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