Discover

DIS week: I’m Disappointed In You


tumblr_mxk6q8EAWT1s71dx0o1_500

Another year, another snub from Barbara Walters and her ‘list of most fascinating people’. But hey! Good news!! The cast of Duck Dynasty made the cut, and I hear they’re a really fun, nice, non-discriminatory group of guys. So lets all take a second and commend these exceptionally fascinating Americans who contributed to the outstandingly disappointing series of events that transpired this week.

George Zimmerman, the Artist: George Zimmerman, yes that George Zimmerman, is selling an ‘original painting’ of his on eBay. While the majority of public outrage has revolved around the painting’s astronomical bidding price of $100,099.99, detectives of the internet world (the only detectives you can really trust these days) have revealed that the painting is a copy of a Shutterstock image. While some may argue that the use of the stock imagery (like ours) is not protected under any copyright law, Zimmerman is quite adamant in publicizing the ‘original artistry’ of the painting, to which he gives the stock image no credit. Fool us once, shame on us. Fool us twice…

georgezimm

Moms on Snapchat, a 2013 Tragedy: A Missouri mother is facing up to a year in prison for allegedly ‘posing topless’ with her 14-year old daughter in a Snapchat photo. The snap, sent out by her 13-year old daughter was (obviously) immediately screenshot and shared around multiple high schools in the district. The photo eventually caught the eye of local authorities who probably only arrested her in an act of retaliation after they saw that her nipples are covered in the photo. While the details of the case are still being investigated, I am most certain that a strangely similar version of this story will be the basis of a Law & Order: SVU episode in the very near future.

The following story is fictional

Bloomberg, the Grinch: Last week, the New York Times published ‘Invisible Child’, an incredibly moving 5-part series documenting the hardships encountered by a homeless family in New York. The article, which explicitly calls out the inefficiencies of the Bloomberg administration’s homelessness programs, has received virtually nothing but praise from everyone except The Grinch himself. When asked about his thoughts on the article, Bloomberg served us some food for thought by exclaiming, “That’s just the way God works”.

alg-bloomberg-grinch-jpg

Chobani, the Food of Peasants: Whole Foods announced that as of early 2014, they will no longer sell Chobani yogurt in their stores. Why? Because in Obama’s America, it doesn’t matter if you have a boutique Mediterranean yogurt-bar in SoHo – you’re still not worthy of nourishing the cultured, intelligent, sociopolitically aware citizens of the world to whom Whole Foods exclusively caters to.

chobani

Harvard, a House of Lies: Despite the revelation made earlier this month that Harvard’s grading system is modeled after Oprah’s Car Giveaway (You get an A! You get an A!) the ‘minds of tomorrow’ are going to extreme lengths in order to receive the institutional validation of exceptionalism that is an ‘A’.

One student staged a false bomb threat on campus in an attempt to delay a final exam he wasn’t prepared for – he now faces up to 5 years in prison (which arguably is better than an ‘F’, but let’s not get into that) Another recently admitted student (HE DOESN’T EVEN GO HERE – yet – !!!) posted a craigslist ad in search of someone to go to school for him. The all-expense paid experience also offers a $40,000/year bonus, and an extra $10,000 graduation gift. Unfortunately, the ad has since been taken down, but hopefully it was after the poster got all the contact info from this willing participant.

hoffer

 

Recent Posts

The character will not be the only one who modifies his image in the new of ‘The Avengers’ Besides being one of Marvel’s funniest films, Watch Thor Ragnarok Full movie online ‘ is a film that contains some key data for the evolution of the MCU’s cosmic plot, already launched towards the imminent confrontation with Thanos in ‘Infinity War ‘ . And is that in addition to the return of the Hulk, the new adventure of… [read more »]

A Conversation about Ergonomic Futures

Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]

nils lange + saliva : l’eau des algues

L’Eau des Algues Two alchemists already aware of each other’s Instagrams meet for the first time in a gay sauna. They are swimming; it’s the Hood By Air afterparty in Paris. They are Lukas Hofmann and Nils Amadeus Lange. Months later, they meet again. They are on the edge of yet another steaming pool; it’s the Manifesta Biennale closing event at Cabaret Voltaire. They are performing the perfume titled “L’eau des Algues.” Head notes: Zürich… [read more »]

Toward a Low Key Voting System Where Votes Are Actually Considered | Adrian Massey

While reading A Very Short Introduction to Game Theory, I came across the following passage, “If you want people to vote, we need to move to a more decentralized system in which every vote really does count enough to outweigh the lack of enthusiasm for voting which so many people obviously feel…Simply repeating the slogan that ‘every vote counts’ isn’t ever going to work, because it isn’t true.” I was jarred. For me, anecdotally knowing… [read more »]

Tough Luck | Tyler Reinhard

When life is being super unfair, just do what we all do: suffer the consequences. I wake up and the first thing I do is check my phone. A convenient euphemism for using Facebook’s machine learning techniques to discover which 300 entries are statistically most likely to stand out from the tens of thousands of brain dumps my friends and family have produced over the last 48 hours. Impressed by what Facebook provides, I think… [read more »]

America Is Hard to See: A Guide to not being depressed about US electoral politics this November

In order to make sense of state politics in the birthplace of statistical marketing and the internet, one has to be wary of the effects of these technologies on the country’s popular media. In a time when our news and advertisements are tailored to our pre-recorded political opinions, it can be especially difficult to empathize with differing political views. Likewise, learning about the histories of state politics is not encouraged by platforms that profit from… [read more »]

On self-care and the election | Eva Saelens

We can get together and laugh about it. We can heave sighs and express disbelief, but it’s never enough. This presidential election year has lasted for years, and they sit on citizens like a slick film. We feel touched by an unshakable germ, invaded by a blood-sucker, afflicted by a social cancer, drained of the plump vitality of life and the amazing liberty of choices, and transformed into a cynical, depressed shrivel. After being touched… [read more »]

Swarovski Crystal Meth at National Sawdust

Swarovski Crystal Meth, a collaboration between Ser Serpas, Daniela Czenstochowski and Gia Garrison for the National Sawdust “Selkie Series” performances, curated by Alexandra Marzella. Music composed and produced by Daniela Czenstochowski Poem by Sera Serpas Sound Edit Mateo Majluf Vocals Sera Serpas, Gia Garrison and Daniela Czenstochowski All Images Olimpia Dior i went to the desert con mi mama outlet store shopping is fried onto mi conciensa, big bags, wins bigger losses fragmented lux economy… [read more »]

Hasbeens and Willbees Auction @ Romeo Gallery

Shop items from the most recent Hasbeens and Willbees luxury auction now! Featuring Bjarne Melgaard, Bror August, Women’s History Museum, Lou Dallas, Hermes, Gautier, and more. All photography Dillon Sachs Styling Avena Gallagher Hosted by Rome Gallery NYC

NHU DUONG SS17 WORK COLLECTION FT. KARL HOLMQVIST

What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]