March 16, 2013

At the Cubicle Globular Café...

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... dive in.

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33 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

(The artwork, at the Chazen Museum, is by Andrew Erdos. It's called "Sunlight Melting Into Sand.")

Sim said...

Truly a wonderful piece of art. Love the colors.

edutcher said...

Now, that is art.

Very fascinating.

Glad you had a chance to get out today, Madame.

Lem said...

Palladian calling.

Shouting Thomas said...

At first, I thought they were weed pipes!

Shouting Thomas said...

Of course, I'm watching How Weed Won the West!

Bizarre article from New York. Assemblyman who voted against medical marijuana busted for pot.

Sim said...

Sorry for spamming, but i'm looking forward to more artistic piece such as this from your perspective down the road. Thanks for the post!

FedkaTheConvict said...

Freezing rain and nice made it too dangerous to go out so I wasted away the afternoon watching Epic Rap Battles of History with my teenagers.

Also found Althouse's theme song: Awkward White Guys in Shorts

FedkaTheConvict said...

Freezing rain and nice made it too dangerous to go out so I wasted away the afternoon watching Epic Rap Battles of History with my teenagers.

Also found Althouse's theme song: Awkward White Guys in Shorts

Ann Althouse said...

@fedka LOL

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Toward swarming as we look it depicts.

FedkaTheConvict said...

The glass artwork reminds me of those by Dale Chihuly.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

To me an asshole says "towards" yet that makes me, so much celebrated I will big bang MUCH MUCH OTHER than the blond from the show on the formerly-known-as-Tiffany-network.

Paddy O said...

"Sunlight Melting Into Sand"

And that makes this a very appropriate cafe to note that all three of my readers approved my dissertation. I have an oral defense still, but that's more of a formality.

Are there special perks for Althouse commenters with advanced degrees? There's so many around here, I figure there must be something--a clubhouse, special previews of posts in development, use of the Althousia timeshare?

Paddy O said...

Althouse, what's the medium of that artwork?

I'm fascinated.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Sure sure.

Toward and towards mean the same thing.

If not, understandably, we shall figure out why, with precision well-thought-out, our toward means Jesus hence not badness, in that toward thinking.

rcommal said...

Jayz. Episode 9 of Season 1 of "The West Wing." Dayum.

Paddy O said...

I asked the Google:

Hand blown, silverized glass; two-way acrylic mirror box; computerized, colored LED lights

And it's for sale.

I think it draws me in because it reminds me of a 3D living version of a Kandinsky painting that really drew me in at the Norton Simon.

rcommal said...

Took me back, it did, and I appreciate the hindsight.

pm317 said...

I have an oral defense still, but that's more of a formality.

well, may be. At my defense, when my adviser opened the floor up to the public, nobody said anything for a minute and then my husband said he had a question. He said he thought I could explain something better (because I had done it for him before) and he was giving me an opportunity to do just that with his question. But all I could think of when he opened his mouth was, what the hell is he doing? Everybody else, was like OK, this is going to be fun.

William said...

Michaelangelo wasn't much as a uniform designer. Those Swiss Guard uniforms look poufy and uncomfortable. Probably very hard to dry clean and keep well pressed. They'd be useful for camouflage against a crowd of harlequins, but not much else. Perhaps the new Pope could show he's interested in reform by redesigning the uniforms. It's the Vatican and you don't want too militaristic a look. I would recommend a Secret Service, Matrix, men in black suits look. Perhaps with a black leather cod piece to indicate continuity with the past and to show that they've got a mean side if tested.

wyo sis said...

That sculpture with you in front if it reminds me of this

Alfred Lansing said...

Isaac Davis: The steel cube was brilliant?

Mary Wilke: Yes. To me it was very textual, you know what I mean? It was perfectly integrated, and it had a marvelous kind of negative capability. The rest of the stuff downstairs was bullshit.

John Borell said...

Erdos is amazing, his work like this HAS to be seen in person to really see how stunning it is. We have a piece here in Toledo; the first time I saw it I was amazed. And he's still just a kid. He gave a nice talk about the piece, did some glass blowing. If you can see one of his pieces, inhighlynrecommnd it.

Palladian said...

Michaelangelo wasn't much as a uniform designer. Those Swiss Guard uniforms look poufy and uncomfortable.

As I wrote here recently, there is no evidence that Michelangelo Buonarroti had anything at all to do with the design of the Pontifical Swiss Guards's uniforms.

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MayBee said...

Love that.

Clyde said...

Athens player in trouble over Nazi salute celebration

The Brazilian guy in the yellow shirt is his teammate, and you can read his thoughts exactly by the look on his face: The Portuguese equivalent of, "Dude, WTF?!"

The 20-year-old Greek player "pleaded ignorance" over the meaning of the gesture. Well, when the number of tattoos a person has exceeds his IQ, that's possible. And we thought our schools were bad!

Erika said...

Fedka and Althouse--there was a picture going around Catholic media a week or two ago of one Karol Wojtyla sitting on a sunny riverbank, happy as a clam, with an enormous fish next to him, wearing a scapular, t-shirt, and shorts. I thought of you, Althouse.

LarsPorsena said...


I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

Chip Ahoy said...

[Karol Wojtyla +fish] Oh. Ha ha ha ha ha he's the pope guy before he was a pope. Oh. two popes ago.

Chip Ahoy said...

This goes back to when I was 13 and 14 years old, the arts and crafts stores sold clear acrylic that comes in two parts. When they're mixed they harden into clear acrylic. They still do sell it. So you could buy inexpensive forms that do not stick to the acrylic or class forms that can be broken.

Mix the two substances, pour into the form, insert a small object like a plastic army man or a flower, and WALLÁ, I mean, voila!

Or you can drill into the top, which is actually the bottom if the object is a paperweight and use the drill to form a flower. I saw a lot of those flower formed by drilling paperweights.

And this shows you, to be impressive, do your glassblowing and your acrylic ideas BIG, you know, like Chihuly does. Don't hold back, take the whole wall, the whole ceiling, the whole room.

Conversely when you keep pooping out tiny efforts you show yourself to be anal retentive.

I didn't think that up myself, Toni pointed it out a long time ago. She goes, Chip, this is what I noticed, the people I (Toni) know(s) are fearful of expressing their taste. They are unsure of it. So they go, "This is my taste" and she pretended to hold a precious little painting, "or this could be my taste," she held another pretend precious tiny painting. But you go BLAM and take the whole wall.

So when you're looking at that acrylic that comes in two parts, you should be thinking, I'm going to need about 500 gallons of this.

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