So You Want to be a Performance Artists

oh160826Yeah, Trump actually said that when being briefed by advisors on nuclear weapons policy.

I actually don’t think Trump is a performance artist. I think he’s a performer who saw an opportunity to extend his brand by running for President. He never expected to win the nomination. And I don’t think he either expects or WANTS to win the general election. However, he does want to exploit his supporters into some sort of media empire that he can make money on.

A great movie that speaks to the Trump phenomenon is “Being There.” staring Peter Sellers as a simple-minded gardner that captures the imagination of the public as some sort savant. It’s an example of how people see want they want to see. Ask yourself why Trump’s ideas are so vague. The second he starts to get specific (re: his “softening” on immigration) all hell breaks lose with his supporters.

Here’s a clip from “Being There.”

 

 

 

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Great Artist vs. Cow

oh160825This is all gravity’s fault. Bad, bad gravity. Boo.

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Are Batgirl Toenail Paintings art?

oh160824I would say Batgirl toenail paintings are certainly art. Art is any representation or interpretation of reality that provides value the viewer/consumer.

And yes, Verne is a GREAT artist. Long-suffering. Tortured. Moist. He’s got it all.

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The One With a Van Gogh Masterpiece

oh160823I think I wrote “Squirrels Playing Twister,” but this works too.

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The Portrait of the Cartoonist as a Crazy Person

oh160822This crazy artist question has always intrigued me. I know some nice and sane artists and I know some bat shit nuts artists (you know who you are).  I fall somewhere in the middle. I have issues with procrastination, depression, anxiety and chips and queso. I try not to burden others with my  many neurosis, but sometimes they escape and run around the house in their underwear (boxer-briefs).

Anyway, enjoy this week where we delve into the artistic psyche. Delve is a fancy word that means dive. And since my psyche is quite shallow I’ll have to be careful I don’t break my neck.

Onward!

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Spleen is a Funny Word

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That is an enormous fridge. Either that or RJ, Verne and Hammy are much smaller than I thought.  And quite an ice maker.

Spleen really is a funny word.

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When the Shih Tzus Hit the Fan

oh160820Sorry for the late update. Internet was out all day yesterday. Ever since Verizon gave way to Frontier we’ve had problems. Slow and sporadic. #frontierfail

Anyhoo… This cartoon really brought out the right wing invective over on gocomics.com. I don’t get it. Hilary isn’t perfect. Or am I, or you for that matter. But Trump. C’mon. It’s really no comparison. He’s got shih tzu all over him.*

We will now take a break from politics and return tomorrow to our regular silliness.

*T added the shih tzu bit at the end. He has a soft spot for those barking mop tops.

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