February 12, 2010

"It is all about male genitalia this week."

"Yesterday it was dick. Today it is balls."

Ah! A prod to post the next pic from last night's visit to the Art Institute:

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31 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

I wish I'd had my fisheye lens! There was so much fisheyable material!

Richard Fagin said...

Oh, the phallusy of it all!

Jay Vogt said...

I'm pretty sure that you're not supposed to take pictures in museums.

traditionalguy said...

The scepter of authority, also known as the hotrod, is just what this Snowday USA needs to honor St Valentine. What a snafu. Global warming is now said by Obama's Climate Scam Team to be causing cold artic air to attack water vapor put into the air only because warming evaporated seawater. Please ignore that this new snow crisis happened to start 12 years after the world temps stopped rising and exactly when the Solar Storms (sunspots) went into an absolute minimum. The shell game of shell games called Climate Science is back in town.

Palladian said...

Ah! A Shiva Linga! Fascinating form, this one reminds me of a fascinating sculpture I used to walk by all the time.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I think someone deserves a tag for that Professor.

Just sayin...

john said...

This all makes me wonder how Eric Williamson's appeal is going.

(Did Eric Williamson ever have any appeal?)

Also, isn't display of male genitalia in Madison discouraged, and possibly even dangerous?

Ann Althouse said...

@Jay It depends on the museum. This one permits photography (except in the special exhibitions). I was openly taking hundreds of pics. No problem whatsoever.

Maguro said...

Oh, it's male genitalia week? In that case, I'd like you to meet my fwiend, Bigus Dickus.

vet66 said...

I've heard the "Vagina Monologues" but never the penis/scrotum monologues with the possible exception of Brokeback Mountain. Would that qualify?

WV: OVAints

garage mahal said...

Odd, I don't recall going to the Art Institute last night. Hmmph.

KLDAVIS said...

The is an excellent representation of what we saw wandering the temples near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. They are becoming increasingly rare there, however. There are thousands of yoni, but very few lingam/phalluses. Much easier to hack off and smuggle away (or send to a museum) than the wide bowls they were usually found resting in. The exception is at the top of the Kulen Hills at a place called Kbal Spean. There, hundreds of lingam have been carved into the stone in the riverbed, which were intended to help fertilize the valley below.

ricpic said...

Art is made for the home, in other words it's made to be lived with, not to be gawked at in the transit of a museum walk. That's why one of the few great advantages wealth brings is the means to purchase a work of art, be it a giant Shiva Linga or a delicate watercolor, and then to live with it so that every now and then in a completely unforced way one really "sees" the thing.

Paul Zrimsek said...

What's Latin for "like mine, only smaller"?

Peter V. Bella said...

The Art Institute is one of my favorite places to visit. I try to get there at least once a month. Having a membership is worthwhile, as you save a bunch of dough and you can get special passes for events and exhibitions.

The MOMO is pretty cool too, if you are near there.

If you are still in town tonight, check out Kikis Bistro- 900 N. Franklin. Great spot.

KLDAVIS said...

I'd say the food at Kiki's is only good, but the ambiance is perfect. The first time we went, we'd just returned from France and I kept trying to speak to the waitress in French, honestly forgetting we were back in the U.S. Had dinner at Everest last night...now can't wait to get back to Alsace in May.

former law student said...

The famous tale of the parking bollard worshiped as a Shiva Lingam in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park:

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/01/24/us/shrine-removed-from-san-francisco-park.html

There used to be pictures on the web, showing it garlanded with flowers, but no more.

Meade said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
What's Latin for "like mine, only smaller"?

In vino mendacium

Moose said...

If you prick me, do I not bleed?

jayne_cobb said...

This may or may not be off topic but this thread seemed like the best place to bring it up:

Apparently the 4chan pedobear is now a mascot for the Olympics

Chip Ahoy said...

Uninspiring. Insufficiently monumental. Please see the famous water tower at Ypsilanti Michigan.

edutcher said...

Let me guess, the weather's worse in the Windy City than Madison.

Ann quoted...

"Yesterday it was dick. Today it is balls."

To paraphrase Van Heusen and Cahn, you can have one without the other, but it doesn't work as well.

2yellowdogs said...

Seriously, though. When ISN'T it all about male genitalia? Hmmm?

LordSomber said...

That big-legged chick is still staring at the buddha.

Peter V. Bella said...

I meant the MCA, not MOMA.

Big Mike said...

Could some of you folks who've been commenting longer than I please fill me in?

(Was the Professor this obsessed with male genitalia before she got married?)

Anyway it says something good that she looks at a large phallic symbol and thinks "Oh, like Meade."

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Well, given the topic, I can't let this one go by.

Enjoy this animated French safe-sex advert but be advised -- it is most definitely NSFW.

Penny said...

"It's all about male genitalia this week."

Now that's something I could get behind. But if you turn around, I think we could take snuggling to the next level.

amba said...

It's all about male genitalia all the time.

Penny said...

"It's all about male genitalia all the time."

Oh come on now, amba. You're a well-rounded woman. Surely these thoughts give way to other topics now and again. ;)

Ann Althouse said...

@amba Which are all about the designated goal.