Thursday Nihilism Open Comments

As Calvin explained to Hobbes in the comic strip:

People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.

David Thompson, the Canadian writer, provides us with perfect examples of works of nothingness in place of art.  Behold Sandrine Schaefer, winner of the 2015 Foster Prize from the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston.  This is called Bear Breath.  I think the wooden coat hanger is a fine artistic flourish.

More of this brilliant nothingness, no doubt funded directly and indirectly, by taxpayer’s money.

HereHere. and this one is really good.

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53 thoughts on “Thursday Nihilism Open Comments

  1. If you’re really into nothingness, go look at Nancy’s 8 hours on the House floor yesterday. To believe that we, the taxpayers, pay our Reps, the building, the AC, and everything else, to waste time like this should enrage anyone who still has functioning brain cells. And she thinks she’s now a hero. I imagine the only record that was meaningful that she set was how full you can make a super heavy duty depends. I’ll bet she had to have some help with that thing when it was over. Have a great day you all.

  2. The way women have been acting lately makes me at least sympathetic to El Gordoism, but this latest from women almost has me swerving into his camp.

    #SaggyBoobsMatter is the latest trend sweeping social media

    There’s an empowering new movement abreast on social media.

    Chidera Eggerue — known on Instagram as the Slumflower — has gotten hundreds of women to share cleavage pics on their profiles for a cause: the celebration of saggy boobs.

    Using the hashtag #SaggyBoobsMatter, the 23-year-old Internet sensation says she hopes to inspire those women who’ve felt insecure about their cleavage, which doesn’t quite stand up to the perky bosoms on your average Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, Buzzfeed UK reports.

    There seems to be no end to original ideas, by women, to make all women look dumb and stupid.

  3. 5 Shannon

    There seems to be no end to original ideas, by women, to make all women look dumb and stupid.

    You can add that one to my list in #3. These exhibitionists on Instagram will soon be outraged that men have the audacity to actually look at their photos and will be become victims of the white male patriarchy like everyone else.

  4. #9 TP: DPRK scored a two-fer with that one, BRILLIANT! Slammed the ponce Trudeau and punked CNN in one stroke.

  5. The story that goes along with the Obama/Farrakhan photo op.

    Twenty-one members of the Congressional Black Caucus facing questions about their ties to Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan have all refused to condemn the hate group leader.

    The CBC, it was recently revealed, held a secret meeting with Farrakhan in 2005 but hid it from the public to avoid controversy. Twenty-one members of the caucus today were part of the caucus at the time of the secret Farrakhan meeting. All 21 declined to denounce Farrakhan when asked by The Daily Caller.

    I think somebody in Texas should show up at every Sheila Jackson Lee event and ask her over and over why she endorses Farrakhan’s hate. Film it and put it up on YouTube.

  6. He once looked into Vlad’s eyes and saw his soul. It was a new love born.

    Then Jeb cried on his shoulder and Slick Willy took back that box of Cuban cigars he received when he finally graduated the 6th grade last year.

    Now he sees a Russian boogie man fixing elections.

    When in doubt the Deep State trots out the Dizzy Dunce of Duncelyvania.

    uh, fool me once uh, uh, shame on uh, fool me twice, uh, uh, gotta put some food on my family.

    #StayOutDuhBushes
    #FireFerrisFunkHead

  7. Good morning Hamsters, if’n y’all are really there. Wow.

    However what’s on today’s menu likely is tame compared to the Nazi Pelosi marathon yesterday. Hope there are pictures of the audience, i. e., actual members of the House, to be had showing numbers at their desks, sleeping, playing cellphone games, or not there.

  8. Just lurking. Biting my tongue and my vicious fingertips to keep them off the keyboards. Once the snowball starts rolling down the hill, just step back and watch. Gravity, you know – same principle.

  9. What’s with the bilateral mammary glands infatuation anyway? Lots of sane and reasonable women everywhere ask that question.

    Now the bizarre latest exhibition cum statement described in Texpat’s #3 strikes me as backlash akin to the middle finger or poke in the eye, though surely not elegantly delivered. There are ways to elegantly deliver it if one so chooses.

  10. 23 Adee

    Most days lately, the people who seem most obsessed with female breasts are the ones who have them.

  11. Posted without comment.

    The Feminist Business School, founded by Evergreen State College graduate Jennifer Armbrust, teaches that capitalism is an “economy that values masculine traits” such as “meritocracy,” “competition,” and “individualism.” The California-based site recently launched two more online courses to coach aspiring businesswomen on how to “topple the patriarchy” and promote a more “feminist economy.”

    Shunning the “profit seeking motive” of traditional commerce, the Feminist Business School advocates that businesswomen adopt more “feminine traits” such as “gratitude,” “intimacy,” and “connecting with nature.”

  12. #27

    It sounds like they need to join a non-profit otherwise I do not foresee those particular businesses thriving.

  13. 26 Texpat

    New Jersey so close to NYC is indeed a strange place in the dead of winter, what with all the cabin fever. Surely that must be a factor.

  14. This is a day to celebrate. We finally got delivered the furniture and bedding items we’ve donated to our dear friend in SE Houston who lost 2/3 of her furniture to Harvey.

    She’d been ready to receive it for a couple of weeks, but unfortunately the gentlemen who were going to come get it for her were unreliable, and next week became next week and nada, so a friend here said he and his brother would deliver it. It went in our enclosed horse trailer and arrived safely and was placed in her rooms where needed.

  15. The left are eating their own.

    HEADLINE: Not enough POPCORN: Super-harpy Linda Sarsour goes after Chuck Schumer for ‘being a white man’

    Isn’t this just soooooo sweet, that a vile *%^& like Sarsouroman would dis an equally vile POS like Schumer. More please.

  16. A former Pickens Academy teacher who was involved in relationships with two students is appealing her conviction, saying the law that prohibits sex with students is unconstitutional.

    And her attorney argues,

    “Alabama law does not make it a crime for members of other occupations to have consensual sex with 16-, 17- and 18-year-olds, even when there is a position of trust or authority,” said Parker’s appellate attorney, Virginia Buck of Northport.

    In the brief filed Tuesday, Buck noted a hypothetical scenario, saying a 21-year-old janitor working for a Tuscaloosa school system might go to Gulf Shores for spring break and have sex with an 18-year-old senior from Daphne High School. Under the law, she said, he would be guilty of a Class B felony.

    “But a 65-year-old doctor, minister, therapist, or attorney is not subject to criminal liability in Alabama for having consensual sex with a 16-year-old over whom he has authority or with whom he holds a position of trust,” she said. She noted that the statute didn’t apply to private school employees until 2016.

    She is right, you know.

  17. #35 – All that proves is that you cannot legislate every situation. Let the Mama’s and the Daddy’s take care of these situations. That will stop a lot of it dead in its tracks.

  18. Our only day of sunshine in a week is fading away in overcast. It was lovely while it lasted and gave plenty of time for outdoor chores if’n you could take advantage of it.

    Sorry to slide back into days dark and gloomy with wet thrown into the mix. Sniff.

  19. Hubby and I just returned from our anniversary dinner.

    Just over 39 years ago, he laid eyes on me and asked our mutual friend, the Homecoming Queen, to introduce us. Then, 39 years ago yesterday, we had our first date.

    With everything going on, we’d both forgotten it. He woke me up with a kiss this morning and reminded me of the date. He’d remembered it while writing checks to pay off some bills last night.

  20. #24 ExpayAtay

    Re:Your dedication

    Is it because I’m one half of the most unique, creative and distinct wordsmiths in the Hambone blogsphere?

    The rhymin’ Simon of the Hambone Thunder Dome?
    The Mad Max of mayo stained soliloquies,
    And Schumer Fly Pie-hole intricacies?

    Or is it because I too am fond of donning a speedo and I don’t have a problem finding my pee-pee…even on a cloudy day.

    I’ll take the blue door.—:–)

    A Pun is not much fun unless
    A palindrome can pun for fun

    #Stay Out duh Bushes
    #FireFerrisFunkHead

  21. You all had better get in bed and cover up your head because we are going to have another government shutdown at midnight. Looking doubtful that there will be any survivors this time for sure. Those of us that survived the tax cut and the release of The Memo are doomed for certain. It’s hopeless. Nice knowing you all.

    # fitty signing off. Over and out.

  22. It’s official now, gubment is shut down. I guess it hits the East Coast first, sorry Texpat. Hope he set up a Friday thread first.

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