Archive for October 10, 2009

Some have objected to the award to president Obama because he doesn’t have achievements to back things up.

Lets take a look at the Nobel statement:

Oct 9, 2009 Olso:

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.”

Hope for the future, well we have seen this before:

Jan, 3 BC. Jerusalem

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word,for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29-32)

Maybe Andrew Klavan was right.

I don’t know what is worse, the idea that a series of colored blocks is considered art or that someone decided it was worth copying?

I don’t see how this is worth a lot of debate but lets talk some basic facts:

1. Yes this is a copy of the first picture

2. The reason this is not brought up in polite company is the same reason why Professor Mary Lefkowitz needed to be attacked for her two books. Amazon reviews here and here.

3. The people who cry Racism at that suggestion are not to be taken seriously by intelligent people.

4. There is nothing insidious in the White House displaying this picture or putting it up to be seen

I think it is an indication of bad taste more than anything else, but the point of any kind of “art” is. “Does the person who possess is or view it like it?”

If you like it than who cares what anyone else says about these things?

Personally compare this:

Watusil escargot

With this

La Donna Velata

Just because I recently reviewed a book on Art history it doesn’t make me an expert but I’d take the 2nd over the first two combined.

In fact I’d take either of these two over the first pair:

Brave and bold 124

Warlord 3 grell

I don’t know art but I know what I like.

I just can’t manage to shake this bug

Posted: October 10, 2009 by datechguy in personal

It is getting quite annoying.