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"When you have a ball
- Barney, the Dinosaur
some company out of illinois hauled over 60 pallets of obsolete electronics out of our school. six. zero. most of the skids had 30 computer towers on them, shrink-wrapped. there were hundreds of monitors. old digital cameras. $1,500 cameras that stored the pictures on 3.5" floppy discs that were good for *maybe* 25 pictures or 30 seconds of video. big honkin' things. bigscreen projector type televisions. video cameras you'd sling over your shoulder. cassette tape-players. all that was, at one time, modern technology.
i keep forgetting this, but artist cy twombly passed away back on july 5th of this year.
he was one of those cats that got people waggin' their tongues. "this is rubbish my own kid could've done," etc.
i just went to a site where hundreds of comments have been posted about twombly and his art (he was 83 at the time of his death). stating the obvious here, but there are people that can express cogent thoughts and then there are people that are idiots. one comment i read in particular was a good one. he started by saying that some of the comments he had read reminded him of a comedy sketch he had seen.
- I hate cod