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  1. Alan W. Jankowski

    Yeah…I’ve seen this video a couple of years ago…as he notes, the problem is the people who support this sort of thing, and are willing to pay $10 Million for a rock that perpetuates the problem. Btw, if you know anyone looking to buy a rock for $10 Million, please have them give me a call…thanks…

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  2. Benjamen Grinberg

    It’s funny but I was thinking that the only reason I’m not interested in something is because I did not understand it. That’s not the key reason why modern art is awful. But I think it’s the easiest to find.

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  3. Damian Robin

    I think there’s a case for the rock being brought from the wilderness to the city — if that’s where it has come from.
    It’s like having petting zoos in cities for children who don’t get out of the city to see cows or rabbits in open country or farms.
    People could come to the local academic or municipal site to pet the rock.

    — I haven’t looked at this rock. I have looked at rocks in the wild and seen lots of photos and drawings of rocks. I don’t feel I need a rock to be brought near to me but can see that people on low income who are urbanised and trapped by lack of cash, work, or family commitments, and can’t travel — they would benefit from seeing, touching, and maybe climbing a rock.
    The best venue would be near their homes. Somewhere they could reach it easily.

    — However, would it not be better to take people to see rocks?
    That would be cheaper. And more environmentally sound.
    That would be more educational. And potentially mind-broadening.
    And the rock would remain in its natural habitat.
    And be less traumatised.

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      • Damian Robin

        Yes, rocks have feelings,
        this we all know,
        It’s just their reactions
        are terribly slow.

  4. Neal

    Words such as “tired and spent” occupy the Softsoap side of M.A.’s analysis.

    “Exhausted, empty, and heaving” form the Clorox triumvirate. Mostly true.

    When I hear of such in a fine old building, I think “Well that’s all they have.”

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    • Damian Robin

      Hi Neal, can you help me?
      M.A. = Modern art?
      Clorox triumvirate = ??
      Thanks in anticipation. D

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  5. james sale

    Robert is so right; there are standards and their absence has led to the crisis we are in. When we worship ugliness, eventually we get round to acting ugly and becoming what we enact.

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