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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1425 on: July 12, 2011, 07:22:59 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1426 on: July 12, 2011, 10:25:27 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1427 on: July 13, 2011, 06:37:24 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1428 on: July 13, 2011, 10:10:09 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1429 on: July 13, 2011, 01:05:11 PM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1430 on: July 14, 2011, 07:10:54 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1431 on: July 14, 2011, 09:22:28 AM »

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1432 on: July 14, 2011, 09:26:56 AM »


What is this in reference to?

http://blogs.trb.com/news/opinion/chanlowe/blog/2011/07/chan_lowe_artin_public_places.html#more

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One of the advantages (or maybe it’s a disadvantage) of being a member of the same editorial board for 27 years is that you develop an institutional memory.

One memory I would have preferred to let slip away is from the 1980s, when the Broward County Commission first passed its Art in Public Places ordinance. In the name of beautifying our sometimes less-than-esthetically-pleasing metropolitan surroundings, it was decreed that a certain percentage (one or two percent⎯that I can’t remember) of the total cost of any new government construction⎯be it a building, park, sewage treatment plant, or whatever⎯must be reserved to buy public art to decorate the place.

I think some board was constituted under the aegis of the county that would pass judgment upon the artistic worth of the submissions, and make the purchases. Anyway, one of the county’s first acquisitions under the program was a work titled New River Rising, wherein the sculptor had skimmed detritus from the surface and banks of said river, the kind of stuff you look at from your vessel and go, “EWWWW!” He had arranged it in an abstract manner on a big piece of canvas, added some painterly flourishes, and presented it to the commission along with a bill for $60,000 (this was back when sixty grand in taxpayer money was still worth something).

We had an arts critic at the time, and he was present when the editorial board met with the arts commission at their request. He really stuck it to them over New River Rising, I remember. They tried gamely to defend their decision, but it was really indefensible. If anything, the work in question didn’t need defending so much as fumigating. I think it ended up hanging over the stairwell of the county government building, because nobody knew what else to do with it. Maybe it’s still there.

By the way, if anyone thinks my suggestion for a beachfront sculpture above has merit, I hope they will feel free to approach the county commissioners and recommend it to them. I’ll be happy to sculpt it, and I’ll even give the county a discount⎯only fifty grand. A bargain.

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1433 on: July 15, 2011, 06:56:40 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1434 on: July 16, 2011, 08:27:54 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1435 on: July 16, 2011, 12:34:31 PM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1436 on: July 17, 2011, 09:36:25 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1437 on: July 18, 2011, 08:18:04 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1438 on: July 18, 2011, 12:31:54 PM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1439 on: July 18, 2011, 12:47:30 PM »
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