Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Really bad days need really funny pictures.

I am really cranky today. There's been a lot of drama around here recently and I'm fed up. I don't even wanna' watch cable television because there's just more bullshit drama. I swear by the great noodly appendage that if I see one more politician grab-assin' and spewing meaningless bullshit, I'm going to unplug my cable box and go back to bunny ears. BBCAM News is the only thing vaguely tolerable right now.

So...when I'm feeling cranky, I cruise the net for pictures. NO! Not porn. Just "wtf?" pictures.


<----This one scared the bejeezus out of me.
Apparently, some modern artist decided to honor his mother, a weaver, on the grounds of the Tate Modern Art Museum. You Brits are twisted, mo fo's! Holy crap. If I exited a subway station and saw that, I'd die. No. Seriously. Just right there. I'd die.

Who the hell wakes up and thinks, "You know. I love my mom. So, in her honor, I'm going to erect a nine meter tall spider."??


Then there was this one... love it.
Love it even more because it came with the following article: Christianity has an image issues. In a grandiose display of "state the obvious", the article says that more than a third of non-believers had a "bad impression" of present day Christianity. *snort* I'm surprised it was frickin' that low!! And, I'm sorry, but you can dress Christ up in a pair of Levi's, give him a rippling six pack of abs, and cut his girly-ass hair... I'm still not buying it.

. "Nine out of ten outsiders found Christians too "anti-homosexual," and nearly as many perceived it as "hypocritical" and "judgmental." Seventy-five percent found it "too involved in politics."" - No shit. Really? *obvious*




Hell, I'm not even near Bush and he makes me want to cry. Poor kid. He's probably just learned that Georgie, Boy King, will gladly fund his enlistment, training, and subsequent death, but won't pay for his $20 immunizations.
And...while we're on the topic - what kind of parent gives their baby to the Bush? Heck. The kid's not even wearing a flack jacket and you know Cheney's around there somewhere.
Interestingly, that's the same face he made when someone told him that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Ok. I'll go bitch somewhere else now.

13 comments:

pie.rat said...

That giant spider currently lives outside the national gallery here in Ottawa. I get to enjoy that wtf moment every day on the way to work :)

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2005/05/11/ot-maman20050511.html

Whenever I need cheering up, I usually swing by http://cuteoverload.com. Best wishes and try not to let the world get to you!

amarullis said...

There are casts of the giant spider in several cities: http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUKL0315058820071003?pageNumber=1.

Thanks for posting this PMomma. I love spiders and will be in London next week. I don't know if my boyfriend will recover after seeing it though.

Chris said...

I saw that one in Roppongi, Japan a few years ago. It was pretty cool :)

Leslie said...

I have a cranky photo of Alan with our state's governor - someone who was with us that day said Alan was cranky about taxes. This baby looks upset about health care!

Poodles said...

I would drop at the sight of the big spider too.

Paul said...

Was he using that baby as a human shield?

Geoff Coupe said...

He? He? Er, excuse me, the giant spider is by Louise Bourgeois, a French-born American sculptor.

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/unilever.htm

She is merely celebrating motherhood, or something. Personal note: I saw it when it was first unveiled in Tate Modern. It is awesome.

AlisonM said...

Eh, I don't have a problem with spiders, giant or otherwise, but there are a lot of much prettier ones out there.

I'm 47, and I'd cry if someone handed me to GWB. . .

Betsy said...

re: spider and weaving.

Saw some displays on this at the museum in Santa Fe this summer, but don't remember the exact thing. Forget the name of the spider goddess, for one thing - but she was the one who taught weaving to the native americans, according to legend. Interestingly enough, her symbol is a cross similar to the Christian one - my BIL came out here, saw her symbol etched on some rocks and said, "Look, the ancient native americans were Christians!"
But no, not Christians, but spider worshippers.

Outside of that context, yes, freaky. Baby spiders freak me out, let alone giant ones that appear to be attacking a city...

Milo Johnson said...

What's wrong with girlie-ass hair?

Atheist in a mini van. said...

What's wrong with girlie-ass hair?
I don't mind long, surfer hair on a guy. But, Christ is always depicted with either a mullet or hair past the middle of his back. Unless you're Willie Nelson, that look is kind of tough to pull off. ;)

yuyay said...

I saw a couple of them here in Seoul. I think she has done more than one (and then casts were done...)

I thought they were fascinating. They were outside the museum where I saw a Warhol exhibit. After the exhibit we had a picnic under them. Odd feeling to be in the shadow of spiders. (As long as they were metal and not real!)

rachel said...

How about THIS depiction of Jesus??? Would you buy it now?

http://tinyurl.com/yqu8hf

Nah... me, either. But that IS tempting....