That is what 'artist' Glen Beck has priced his newest art piece entitled "Obama in Pee Pee."
The installation itself works on many levels. It is both a reaction to the current world and the art world around him, so it must be respected as art, even if Beck is B-Grade.
Part of his reasoning was as reaction to a Michael D'Antonio paining hung recently. Deemed blasphemous by some Christians, It depicts Obama with a crown of thorns in an arms out-stretched (i.e. 'crucified') posture.
I think the wings are a bit much and he does look smug but those are other dimensions in a deeply layered portrait. The artist claims
that "The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically. My intent was not to compare him to Jesus."
So anyway, Beck creates a Jesus bobble-head customized to be Obama and then, on his broadcast, tells everyone that he submerged the figure into a jar of his own urine.
Shock artist Andres Serrano also clearly inspired Beck with his 1987 photograph "Piss Christ," a photo of a crucifix that had been submerged in the artist's urine. This much more serious statement piece was eventually vandalized but has also recently been put on display in New York.
Later, it's revealed that the urine is fake and that the earlier claims in the installation were meant to impact the viewers who actually thought that it was real.
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He is honest when he calls himself a "rodeo-clown."
After upgrading my computer, I decided to try out a game that I had bought a year ago but that my old computer couldn't handle: Sid Meier's Civilizations V. The opening movie graphics were so good and smooth on my new Macbook Pro that I thought it was a real for a few moments.
This poor fool denounced me so I wiped out his army.
I chose to play as the Persians because they receive financial bonuses over the other civilizations. After building banks, stock exchanges and my "special building" Satrap's Court, I was raking in extravagant amounts of money per turn. The hours flew by and my civilization became rich. This was my strategy all along and I was easily ably to buy buildings and upgrade my military units late in the game.
Satrap's Court: Helping make coin and keeping the people happy!
In the end, I surrounded the other Civs with "Giant Death Robots" but I built a spaceship before I managed to actually attack with them. Once I get some work done (!) I will try another scenario on a harder level. I actually progressed so far that the game was quoting George W. Bush! This is one addicting game.
Usain Bolt should win gold in the the 200 meter sprint as well. He is in his own class when it comes to the men's 100m sprint. His long stride means that his top speed is faster than everyone else's.
Usain Bolt: Giant on the track!
For Women's sprinting, I caught the 110 meter hurdles, where Australian red head Sally Pearson calmly set an Olympic record as the other women winced and flailed over the steeples. It was an amazing race in the London rain, with Pearson's absolute focus on gold clearly making the difference.
Can you say "focused"? wow!
The real thrill though is these creepy photo finish pictures that they flash afterwards! I am a bit obsessed with them! lol
a giant among men.
they're all flailing except the champ!
Alex Morgan scored the overtime, extra-time winner. Another 30 seconds and it would have been a shootout! The goal was on a header. Canada's Christine Margaret Sinclair had previously scored 2 headers as part of her 3 goal hat trick. It's the furthest Canada has made it in Olympic Soccer.
Sinclair's second goal.
The Canadians had the lead 3 times but the USA team hung in there until the referee could help them get a penalty kick. After awarding an indirect kick for a mystical 'delay' call on the Canadian goalkeeper, the referee then called a hand ball on a weird bounce. USA capitalized on the penalty kick awarded and ultimately made it to extra time. Here's a video with the full match highlights:
Canada will now face France for the Bronze while team USA plays Japan for the Gold. I know that my gf loves the pink soccer ball and all the headbands!
Japan will get Silver or Gold.
If you've kept up with my blogs, you'd know that when it comes to self-defence, I believe that firearms are a great option, which is why I went to a range
, to practice hostage targets.
So here's my perfect score target, which I shot from 21 feet! It was intense, as other guns blasted around me and shell casings bounced off my body...
See all 10 head shots in the video below!
My girl bedazzled my range shooting target while I was at the beach. She wanted to surprise me but, in my manly fashion, I got upset at her for making my trophy all girlie. So we had our first fight.
Of course, when I first saw what she had started, it was only half done, and in the end I fell in love with her artistic flair. Here's a short dreamy clip of the "pièce de résistance."
As for guns in real-life scenarios, I think that the Denver Batman shooter could have been knocked-out by an armed citizen in the theatre. Many people could have been saved if there wasn't a gun-ban in that area.
In fact, Flint Michigan has topped the list of America's most dangerous cities
, despite its city wide gun-ban
. So does the Flint Michigan-born Michael Moore
, actually think that even the criminals will turn in their weapons, if there's a gun-ban?! lmfao
With all the news out of Denver, I wanted to share my footage of this city's airport shuttle. I had to go back through the TSA checkpoint to make this footage!
They made these cool art installations in the tunnels. Some of them had the lights turned off, but it's still cool. If you listen hard, you will hear some music from my upcoming band Hi-lyte in the background!
In one of my recent blogs, I spoke of how I like to gather photos from the Facebook
. After reposting the blog on the Facebook
, I went to sleep and when I woke up, my hard drive was lost. The technicians informed me that it would have to be sent to a special lab to "perhaps recover" some of the data. Hmmm.
I spent 3 days and nights researching MacBook Pro
computers. At first I thought I would sleek it up with a 13" air but anything less than 15" screen is useless for audio recording software with all the knobs and faders and buttons. I ended up passing on a FANTASTIC deal for a 2011 model that had an upgraded screen and opted for the MacBook Pro 2012
in all it's USB 3 glory!
Next generation computing
I spent so much time in fact that I sniffed out a sealed box deal that involved me having to buy 2 unwanted accessories! I felt so good I bought several $2 cookies and some (almost) Champagne, shifting my total savings to about $150 in the end. I'm picking up one of my backup drives I need on friday and then I'll be testing the audio software that kept crashing my late 2008 model.
My girl and I went to a magic show at Planet Hollywood and it was pretty good. Stephane Vanel
dazzled us with some impossible card tricks while his sleeves were rolled up and he had some other cool illusions.
Typical family dining in Vegas.
This being Vegas after all, the show was 'sexed up' with some steamy dance numbers between tricks by Vegas vampire siren Jessica Delgado
. I would have enjoyed the sultry tango and flash frozen nipples
a lot more if people had not brought their young kids to the 7pm show. A 3 year old's attention was wandering but the 8 year old girl was mesmerized by the aggressive rhythmic gyrations. This young girl had been brought by her grandparents, probably so her parents could find something really sexy to get into! ;o
In case the duo at EVERY corner on the strip doesn't get a hooker business card in your hand.
Why did you bring the kids to Vegas?