Post a picture, entertain me!

MeatMan wrote:

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Never gets old.

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farley3k wrote:

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You can stop there. The internet has been won.

Why did Michael Simon kick that guy in the nuts? He always seemed like such a standup guy.

Ghostship wrote:
Elycion wrote:

Wow. It's not often that I have a gut reaction to art, but I did this time. Sadly, my reaction is disgust that such tragic loss of human life is being reduced to an experiment in vegetable sculpture.

I suppose the artist would be happy to hear it though. Isn't one of the definitions of success in art that it inspires a reaction in the viewer?

(No disrespect or disapproval towards Gravey for posting the images is implied. I was simply shocked by having a strong reaction to the photos and felt like writing something to help work it out in my own head.)

Yeah, I was stuck between whether it was a patronizing joke, or absurdity used effectively to highlight how something as obscure as the shape that the gasses and debris took at a given moment in time could be so iconic. Also interesting to ask whether or not this would be the case in a pre-photography world.

I think you guys are overanalyzing this a little bit.

Well, a lot.

Analyzing your reactions would be interesting, but it's a piece of art.
Made from vegetables.
It looks cool.

That's what I think.

duckilama wrote:
Ghostship wrote:
Elycion wrote:

Wow. It's not often that I have a gut reaction to art, but I did this time. Sadly, my reaction is disgust that such tragic loss of human life is being reduced to an experiment in vegetable sculpture.

I suppose the artist would be happy to hear it though. Isn't one of the definitions of success in art that it inspires a reaction in the viewer?

(No disrespect or disapproval towards Gravey for posting the images is implied. I was simply shocked by having a strong reaction to the photos and felt like writing something to help work it out in my own head.)

Yeah, I was stuck between whether it was a patronizing joke, or absurdity used effectively to highlight how something as obscure as the shape that the gasses and debris took at a given moment in time could be so iconic. Also interesting to ask whether or not this would be the case in a pre-photography world.

I think you guys are overanalyzing this a little bit.

Well, a lot.

Analyzing your reactions would be interesting, but it's a piece of art.
Made from vegetables.
It looks cool.

That's what I think.

I think you are both missing and getting the point of art at the same time

That is, there isn't an appropriate amount of analyzing that any one piece of art requires, be it a pop culture reference image or a Salvador Dali painting. You get out of it what you put into it, regardless of the artist's intentions.

This comic's hit or miss, but this one just tickled me:

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Alt text:

Spoiler:

Oh, good. It's me. Is this like that episode of Twilight Zone where William Shatner saw the gremlin on the wing? No, because his pants were clearly not full of doody.

Ranger Rick wrote:

This comic's hit or miss, but this one just tickled me:

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Alt text:

Spoiler:

Oh, good. It's me. Is this like that episode of Twilight Zone where William Shatner saw the gremlin on the wing? No, because his pants were clearly not full of doody.

Yay, a fellow Whomp! aficionado!

Wow, those ARE dark!

soonerjudd wrote:

Wow, those ARE dark!

But strangely hi larious.

I am now forever conscious of the possibility of ripping my fingers off in a grate.

S0LIDARITY wrote:

I am now forever conscious of the possibility of ripping my fingers off in a grate.

Only now? There's a reason why sane people don't walk on those things.

I have little grate walking experience. It doesn't seem like I'll get much more now. Also it might be time to swap out my work shoes for some with more tread.

S0LIDARITY wrote:

I have little grate walking experience. It doesn't seem like I'll get much more now. Also it might be time to swap out my work shoes for some with more tread.

Someday, it'll happen. And you'll be like, "Oh, GRATE."

Ranger Rick wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:

I have little grate walking experience. It doesn't seem like I'll get much more now. Also it might be time to swap out my work shoes for some with more tread.

Someday, it'll happen. And you'll be like, "Oh, GRATE."

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WipEout wrote:
duckilama wrote:
Ghostship wrote:
Elycion wrote:

Wow. It's not often that I have a gut reaction to art, but I did this time. Sadly, my reaction is disgust that such tragic loss of human life is being reduced to an experiment in vegetable sculpture.

I suppose the artist would be happy to hear it though. Isn't one of the definitions of success in art that it inspires a reaction in the viewer?

(No disrespect or disapproval towards Gravey for posting the images is implied. I was simply shocked by having a strong reaction to the photos and felt like writing something to help work it out in my own head.)

Yeah, I was stuck between whether it was a patronizing joke, or absurdity used effectively to highlight how something as obscure as the shape that the gasses and debris took at a given moment in time could be so iconic. Also interesting to ask whether or not this would be the case in a pre-photography world.

I think you guys are overanalyzing this a little bit.

Well, a lot.

Analyzing your reactions would be interesting, but it's a piece of art.
Made from vegetables.
It looks cool.

That's what I think.

I think you are both missing and getting the point of art at the same time

That is, there isn't an appropriate amount of analyzing that any one piece of art requires, be it a pop culture reference image or a Salvador Dali painting. You get out of it what you put into it, regardless of the artist's intentions.

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S0LIDARITY wrote:

I have little grate walking experience. It doesn't seem like I'll get much more now. Also it might be time to swap out my work shoes for some with more tread.

"One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." - turtle from that panda movie

MoonDragon wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:

I have little grate walking experience. It doesn't seem like I'll get much more now. Also it might be time to swap out my work shoes for some with more tread.

"One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." - turtle from that panda movie

So what you're getting at, is that there will be a grate in front of the shoe store. Zappos it is!

Or perhaps your aggressive thread shoes will get trip you on the grating and you will fall because of them, not instead of them. But then again, who am I to foretell your destiny.

Less analysing, more pictures.

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Attributed to Bob Staake's nephew ("This is what happens when I put my 5-year-old nephew in charge of setting up the nativity.") (via Facebook)

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it's more traditional than you think. if the three wise darth vaders would simply turn around you'd see that they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and Legos.

Stolen from the "Post a News Article" thread:

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BC top cop sends a special holiday greeting to gang members.

Katy wrote:

Attributed to Bob Staake's nephew ("This is what happens when I put my 5-year-old nephew in charge of setting up the nativity.") (via Facebook)

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it's more traditional than you think. if the three wise darth vaders would simply turn around you'd see that they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and Legos.

This, this is the greatest thing.

sometimesdee wrote:

Stolen from the "Post a News Article" thread:

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BC top cop sends a special holiday greeting to gang members.

If this were %400 more terrifying, it would belong in Strangeblade's thread o' christmas horrors.

kazooka wrote:
Katy wrote:

Attributed to Bob Staake's nephew ("This is what happens when I put my 5-year-old nephew in charge of setting up the nativity.") (via Facebook)

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it's more traditional than you think. if the three wise darth vaders would simply turn around you'd see that they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and Legos.

This, this is the most excellent thing.

FTFY

Phishposer wrote:
kazooka wrote:
Katy wrote:

Attributed to Bob Staake's nephew ("This is what happens when I put my 5-year-old nephew in charge of setting up the nativity.") (via Facebook)

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it's more traditional than you think. if the three wise darth vaders would simply turn around you'd see that they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and Legos.

This, this is the most excellent thing.

FTFY

Now we put them all in the cupboard and turn the key. Whoever is standing at the end is the real Messiah.

Usually in a battle like this Batman is the clear victor, but up against not one but three mind-reading, slightly psychic, telekinetic, lightsaber-wielding men I have to go with Darth Vader here. Which is actually pretty appropriate given that he is a virgin birth who's existence and life is steeped in the prophecy of a close-knit religious order.

Actually it's possible that the Darth Vaders may team up, form the whole Trinity by themselves.

Yonder wrote:
Phishposer wrote:
kazooka wrote:
Katy wrote:

Attributed to Bob Staake's nephew ("This is what happens when I put my 5-year-old nephew in charge of setting up the nativity.") (via Facebook)

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it's more traditional than you think. if the three wise darth vaders would simply turn around you'd see that they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and Legos.

This, this is the most excellent thing.

FTFY

Now we put them all in the cupboard and turn the key. Whoever is standing at the end is the real Messiah.

Usually in a battle like this Batman is the clear victor, but up against not one but three mind-reading, slightly psychic, telekinetic, lightsaber-wielding men I have to go with Darth Vader here. Which is actually pretty appropriate given that he is a virgin birth who's existence and life is steeped in the prophecy of a close-knit religious order.

Actually it's possible that the Darth Vaders may team up, form the whole Trinity by themselves.

Father. Son. Holy Ghost:

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Yup, he's got it all covered.

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