February 15, 2010

Picasso's "Devil," painted on corrugated cardboard.

"Devil" by Picasso

We were amused by the pop-up penis.

IN THE COMMENTS: Julius Ray Hoffman said:
That thing is haunting. At first I thought it was ridiculous, maybe even a joke. Then it kept popping up out of my subconscious... OWL. PENIS. CARDBOARD. PICASSO. OWL. Now every time I scroll down the Althouse main page to see if any of my Rightist-baiting trollish comments have had their intended effect, I encounter that thing and each time I feel like I have been flicked on my forehead by its cardboard pop-up penis. OWL. PENIS. CARDBOARD. PICASSO. 
Ha ha. You'll never think of corrugated cardboard the same way again. Ribbed, for her pleasure.

15 comments:

ricpic said...

Would've been quite a commotion if they'd dropped that on Crawfordville.

chuck said...

Not a bad looking dog. You sure about that Devil thing?

Ann Althouse said...

The tag on the wall said: "Untitled (Devil)."

Flexo said...

We were amused by the pop-up penis.

I'm amused that so many people can look at the crap Picasso did and still call it "art."

Lem said...

OMG Its Osama Bin Laden!

Sarah said...

You know, I haven't been there for a long time, but I read "pop-up penis" and have immediate flashbacks to dance class in middle school.

edutcher said...

Ann, that sort of thing has been amusing women for millennia.

Still is.

Flexo said...

We were amused by the pop-up penis.

I'm amused that so many people can look at the crap Picasso did and still call it "art."


Astounding, isn't it? I was inundated by this sort of nonsense where I worked. I saw maybe a couple of pieces that could remotely be considered art in ten years.

Palladian said...

"I'm amused that so many people can look at the crap Picasso did and still call it "art."

It's funny that the Arthouse Hillbillies are still getting the vapors over Picasso, for God's sake. Hey, have you ever heard of this Andres Serrano person? He put a baby Jesus in a bottle of 10W-30 motor oil! And there's this Robert Mapplethorpe... he put a licorice whip up his urethra! Outrage! This Picasso crap gets in museums while a traditional genius like Thomas Kinkade is ignored! The museums are full of all kinds of this modern devil crap art!

Palladian said...

"Astounding, isn't it? I was inundated by this sort of nonsense where I worked. I saw maybe a couple of pieces that could remotely be considered art in ten years."

Yes, I'm sure where you worked was inundated with Picasso-level artwork.

EDH said...

Aren't all penises "pop-up" penises, intended for shared amusment?

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

That thing is haunting. At first I thought it was ridiculous, maybe even a joke. Then it kept popping up out of my subconscious... OWL. PENIS. CARDBOARD. PICASSO. OWL. Now every time I scroll down the Althouse main page to see if any of my Rightist-baiting trollish comments have had their intended effect, I encounter that thing and each time I feel like I have been flicked on my forehead by its cardboard pop-up penis. OWL. PENIS. CARDBOARD. PICASSO.

Peter V. Bella said...

The week that was. Dick, balls, pop up penis. Male genitalia.

Maybe Meade can post on female genitalia.


Ya can't make this up:
wv:thobb=pop up penis

Chip Ahoy said...

Kinkade. Genius. You are now making me laugh. Yes, you make me laugh the derisive post-modernist laughter. It goes like this: Hahahahahaha HA! Aaaah.

And now I puff an imported cigarette through a cigarette holder.

chuck b. said...

Take any puzzle-picture close-ups of the the entertaining penis rendered abstract by the magnitude of the closeness? If you did, I'm going to guess "CORRUGATED CARDBOARD POP-UP PENIS!!!!!!1!!!!!eleven!!!"



The word verification is cults. Yes, there are cults here. and I don't need a robot to tell me that.

Moose said...

Sorry. Being a former artist, all I could think about when I saw that was, "cardboard? how the hell is that going to last? it'll fall apart!".