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January 21, 2007

If Dale Chihuly smoked up with Paul Krugman

If Dale Chihuly and Paul Krugman got high together, the creative fallout might look something like this:

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My brother Loren explains: "I thought that you would get a kick out of this camera phone picture. I was downtown the other day, and I saw this hand blown glass item. It's called "George Fucks the World" and will set you back $600. It features a Republican elephant humping a globe with a cruise missile. You pack a bowl into the Middle East, and use the hole in the ozone layer as the shotgun."

Click on the picture to view the full-sized image. It's quite something.

Comments

I like the curvature of the trunk, and the body could make a half decent handle. Glass is a poor conductor of heat though...

Glass always tasted cleaner, IIRC.

You don't want heat conductivity. That bong hit should be cool and sweet. I'd line up to attempt a pull off of that if it weren't sadly, medically inadvisable.

Wah!

It sure beats the tired, kitschy skull bongs and wizard bongs. But hey, if it gets you high then it's "Mission Accomplished". The designer should have put that somewhere on his creative endeavor, IMHO.

WIZARD BONGS?!?!?!?!

I just realized that my comments could be retrofitted into a discussion of sex toys.

Chihuly. Watched a PBS special on him, his studio. There was one craftsman on that special, from Italy, that could blow the most incredible glass cherubs, wow. And mixing some metal into the glass to melt and give colors and textures, man. Fascinating stuff.

Which I had those motor skills.

Bong? Light 'er up!

I had a wizard bong about 25 years ago. It didn't look like that one, but it served very well. But the ceramic ones always busted. The glass ones, unfortunately, always shattered into a million pieces when you got a good head rush, but they smoked great.

Chihuly. Watched a PBS special on him, his studio. There was one craftsman on that special, from Italy, that could blow the most incredible glass cherubs, wow. And mixing some metal into the glass to melt and give colors and textures, man. Fascinating stuff.

Well anyone who comes to San Francisco needs to come see the new DeYoung Museum, in Golden Gate Park. Though the inexplicably celebrated new building looks absolutely ghastly to me on the outside, the interior and the exhibits look just great. One of those exhibits is a permanent (I believe) exhibition of glassware that makes Chihuly look like an uninspired amateur (and Chihuly is _not_ an uninspired amateur). The glassware artists whose work is on display there have singlehandedly given me hope for modern art. It's absolutely inspired, inspiring, inventive, and beautiful artwork. Bravo.

I wasn't sure if it was a bong or a dildo till I read the post.

I really must get a new camera, there's some excellent bong-art around in Amsterdam.

I wasn't sure if it was a bong or a dildo till I read the post.

I really must get a new camera, there's some excellent bong-art around in Amsterdam.

Pah. Sorry for the double-post, Opera is a bit flaky today.

-Probably not dishwasher safe. Not for me.

Who decided that the republicans get the elephant and we get the ass, anyway?

Chihuly. Met him at the Belagio in Vegas. Apparently he has a permanent suite there.

Brilliantly titled piece of art ("George F---- The World")... I mean, how else would the artist get top price ($600!) for such a piece of junk? I will bet you dollars to pesos that most of the clientele that are walking into that museum are not politically aligned with President Bush. And someone, somewhere (was it Paul Krugman?), said President Bush was hard on the economy. Business is sure booming for pretentious glassblowers!

The very idea of a $600 bong makes me thing of the Reagan-era Pentagon procurement scandals.

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