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Disney, you fucked us up.

30 Dec

If, every morning, my every need were attended to by wild birds and a pack of domesticated rodents I’d definitely be considering a relocation. If not that, then at least my health and mental well-being. The likelihood of a small flock of birds drawing a bath for me is slim to none, and I definitely wouldn’t want to these days with cross-species Avian Flu transmissions surely imminent. But evidently this wasn’t a concern for Cinderella in her fairytale kingdom, circa 1950.

Good ol’ Walt Disney sure knew how weave a false dream for thousands of kids around the world. And somewhere within the messed-up mental machinations of these youth, this fantasy was somehow internalized, only to return in years to come as fetishes not so benign. Or so Freud’s idea of the uncanny goes. If those friendly forest creatures aren’t prepared to pamper you when you get up and strip down every morning, then why not put them to some better use? Continue reading

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Let’s begin…

8 Sep

…with something to set the records straight:

Playing with guns,

raiding the local costume store,

bringing bestiality back into the mainstream,

or eating your firstborn,

(it’s been done before)

Goya, 'Saturn Devouring His Son', oil mural trans. to canvas, 1819-23.

won’t make you FAMOUS.

Gaga: famous for having a hand in front of her face.

It takes a bit more effort,

Paula Deen: why America's fat

a bit more love,

Ulay & Marina Abramovic at MoMA contemplating the impracticality of the furniture layout, 2010.

but, most importantly, the art of bullshitting.

Damo Hirst

Being Andy Warhol helps, though.

Warhol by Avedon, 1969.

Yi

Images courtesy of Terry Richardson, The NYT and The Richard Avedon Foundation.
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