We always knew art was for the 3733t5.
> on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 1:17 PM -0500 wrote:
>Your take is very humorous. That commenter was extremely ignorant and
>not really a good example of most of the comments.
>Isn't being viewed outside an art context both the bane and privilege
>of net art? Is it helpful to read comments from folks coming at it
>with no context? Or is it simply blatherings of ignorants?
>Personally I don't usually find it instructive. Most of the time,
>people are looking for cultural objects that fit a pre-subscribed
>template. When something original (like Jodi) comes along which
>doesn't fit these pre-built templates, the rabble generally finds it
>confusing and are too intellectually lazy to try to adapt.
>Does that sound elitist? hahahahahahahahahaha
>On 10/30/06, Pall Thayer <email@example.com
>> Well, when you try to judge a work of art as something other than a
>> work of art, it becomes pretty silly. But of course, trying to judge
>> a work of art as something other than a work of art is pretty silly
>> and makes the person doing it look pretty silly.
>> Here's my take on the guy who posted that comment:
>> He's never been into a gallery or art museum in his life. Or if he
>> has, his parents subsequently had his art teacher fired because their
>> son saw a marble penis on the museum field trip. His favorite painter
>> is the guy his parents got to paint the garage a couple of summers
>> ago. His favorite sculptor is the guy who stacks the oranges at his
>> local grocery (the guy's just amazing). He thinks pan-pipe versions
>> of 80's hits are cool. When he hears someone talk about Jazz, he
>> says, "Oh yeah, like Kenny G?" He's never been outside of his county.
>> He thinks "culture" can only be found in yoghurt. He voted for Bush,
>> On 30.10.2006, at 09:21, T.Whid wrote:
>> > JODI makes it to the front of Digg...
>> > "The Weirdest website you'll ever see"
>> > <http://digg.com/software/The_Weirdest_website_you_ll_ever_see
>> > One choice comment:
>> > +++
>> > Option 1 - You are impressed by this website and think it's l33t. You
>> > are an idiot.
>> > Option 2 - You think this is a huge waste of time, and there are much
>> > more impressive things out there, but you laugh at all the 14 year
>> > olds who think this is cool.
>> > By the way, how is this a weird site? It's just some stupid kid who
>> > tried to copy some ASCII art onto his webpage, and forgot to enclose
>> > it with PRE tags. For god's sake, he's using the BLINK tag...THE BLINK
>> > TAG!!!!! Yeah, real l33t man.
>> > This is how the page looked when the kid made it using either MS
>> > Frontpage or Microsoft Word Export-To-HTML:
>> > http://bbhosts.net/files/lame.php
>> > "But it looks right on my computer, that means it should work for
>> > everyone!"
>> > Yes I read the Wikipedia article, and I firmly believe this page
>> > should have been deleted years ago.
>> > +++
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