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    More: Creepy, Eugene, Oregon, University of Oregon, Steve Prefontaine, Hayward Field, Mike Leckie, bronze statue, Alex Istudor, Oregon State University  
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2022-07-05 8:58:17 AM  
It's not as terrible as the Lucille Ball statue or the Ronaldo one. However, it does look clumsy and unrealistic in the face and torso area.

I know he's running, but the chest looks too angular and the abdominal area looks like something from a lazy comic book artist. Face looks flat and looks vaguely like Prefontaine. The hair isn't detailed enough and looks like it got doused in Brillowax and extra-strength hair gel sectioned that way. Nothing stands out and looks particularly real. For five years of work, I expected something much better as a final product.
 
2022-07-05 9:09:07 AM  
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2022-07-05 9:50:07 AM  
Looks on point to me.

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2022-07-05 9:59:37 AM  
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2022-07-05 10:28:27 AM  
Meh. It doesn't look near as nightmare inducing as the Lucille Ball statue, subby.
 
2022-07-05 10:46:19 AM  
It's odd how ancient cultures and those just a handful of centuries in the past could produce more lifelike statues than artists can today with all the advancements in tools and materials.
 
2022-07-05 10:58:57 AM  
Is someone on 24x7 dong-duty to stop people placing any items in his hand?
 
2022-07-05 11:12:44 AM  
Steve Prefontaine would have been very proud of my farkup with the GoPro yesterday. Broke the damn chest mount at the start of the fun run and then proceeded to inadvertently turn it off and on while switching all sorts of settings on the touch screen as I attempted to keep it steady in one hand.

I'm a total professional

I think there is definitely a future for me as a cameraman should the desire strike me.
 
2022-07-05 11:12:46 AM  
I don't know, that's a pretty good Willem Dafoe statue right there. Didn't know he was a runner, though.
 
2022-07-05 11:14:38 AM  

WoodyHayes: Steve Prefontaine would have been very proud of my farkup with the GoPro yesterday. Broke the damn chest mount at the start of the fun run and then proceeded to inadvertently turn it off and on while switching all sorts of settings on the touch screen as I attempted to keep it steady in one hand.

I'm a total professional

I think there is definitely a future for me as a cameraman should the desire strike me.


OK, I only watched about 20 seconds of it, but that is awesome! The title is what really sells it, though. :-)

How was the run, tech problems notwithstanding?
 
2022-07-05 12:27:55 PM  

WhiskeySticks: It's odd how ancient cultures and those just a handful of centuries in the past could produce more lifelike statues than artists can today with all the advancements in tools and materials.


in the past, making art lifelike took extreme skill possessed by very few and was the only way to actually make someone's likeness last into future generations.  now, we have plenty of visual media and 3D printers that make things look exactly like the person down to minute detail.  in order for an artist to stand out now they have to add their style to it.

it just so happens that while many artists are extremely skilled, they style is horrible
 
2022-07-05 1:11:31 PM  
More like Steve Postfontaine.
 
2022-07-05 2:29:15 PM  
It definitely looks like a beaver gnawed it
 
2022-07-05 3:20:51 PM  

WoodyHayes: Steve Prefontaine would have been very proud of my farkup with the GoPro yesterday. Broke the damn chest mount at the start of the fun run and then proceeded to inadvertently turn it off and on while switching all sorts of settings on the touch screen as I attempted to keep it steady in one hand.

I'm a total professional

I think there is definitely a future for me as a cameraman should the desire strike me.


"Gotta do that final kick - can't let the redhead beat me!"

Also, were you running in a kilt, or did you just tie a flannel shirt around your waist?
 
2022-07-05 3:26:43 PM  
If you asked 100 people who Steve Prefontaine was, 99 would say "Who?", and the other one would be a Boomer-aged Oregonian. Yet somehow this guy was the subject of two different biopics released within a year and a half.
 
2022-07-05 5:43:51 PM  

puckrock2000: If you asked 100 people who Steve Prefontaine was, 99 would say "Who?", and the other one would be a Boomer-aged Oregonian. Yet somehow this guy was the subject of two different biopics released within a year and a half.


Yeah I was a distance runner in college in the mid to late 90s which seemed to be peak "Pre" worship. The best lesson you could learn from that guy: Don't drink and drive.
 
2022-07-05 6:31:06 PM  

Mikey1969: OK, I only watched about 20 seconds of it, but that is awesome! The title is what really sells it, though. :-)


Thank you.

I think if I sell it as being intentionally bad it works in my favor because then people will believe that only somebody with a high level of skill would be able to create something that poor.

Mikey1969: How was the run, tech problems notwithstanding?


Nice and fun. Not too hot somewhat early in the morning. A superhuman dude won it with a 5:04 pace and the next guy had a 5:08 pace. They're not world beaters or anything but some people are just different.

puckrock2000: "Gotta do that final kick - can't let the redhead beat me!"


There is some video from a daytime talk show where a guy who is largely visually impaired gets some sort of newfangled goggles put on his head which allows him to see much more clearly. The catch, as was fully intended I'm sure, was that the audience could see what he was looking at on the big screen.

Guy gets the goggles put on and yup, instantly he starts looking at his significant other's boobies which the audience has a laugh about.

While behind her, I'm thankful I didn't go with a head mount. She was lovely.

puckrock2000: Also, were you running in a kilt, or did you just tie a flannel shirt around your waist?


Yes, I had a kilt on. Got two compliments on it during the race which were both from dudes but details are for losers so we'll still call that a win. The chafing on the inner thighs was awful, if I ever do that again I'll do the ol' pantyhose trick (with the bottom portions cut off) that should have been done in the first place because I know better. I fear shorts would just cause additional sweat and that'd also not make for a good experience.
 
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