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Solidarity Monday

Post #813 • June 19, 2006, 12:18 PM • 20 Comments

Madd props to Tyler Green, who pointed out on his blog that Grace Glueck was blatantly violating New York Times policy by residing on the board of the Clark. In response, Glueck resigned, and confirmed to the world that she was up to her neck in conflict by shrieking insults at Tyler as the door hit her where the Good Lord split her. One, two, three.

Hugs and condolences to Tamara Hoover, who was recently escorted out of the Austin high school art class she was teaching and told she had become an ineffective teacher. What necessitated her immediate removal from school premises? Administrators were made aware of her Flickr photosets, which contained images of - maybe you'd better sit down - her boobies. Here's what I think is obscene: Texan school officials going after gays in the name of "higher moral standards." (CNN reports that the photos were posted by "her partner.") A statewide adult illiteracy rate of 12.3%. Capital punishment. Alcohol abuse. Are boobies on that list? No, boobies are not on that list. Did I see pictures of boobies when I was in high school? Yes, I did. Did I turn out okay? Well, I came out smart enough not to want to put any future kids into the Texas public school system.

Comment

1.

oldpro

June 19, 2006, 12:38 PM

I don't think professional critics should be automatically excluded from museum board membership. That is too rigid and excluding. There is much more possiblity of monkey business when collectors are on boards, as they are everywhere. It should be a case by case matter of conscience, policy and law, not something absolute. In the case of the Clark, coverage would be rare enough that simple recusal from a story should suffice.

2.

Marc Country

June 19, 2006, 12:41 PM

Meanwhile, on the CNN page you link to ("recently escorted"), is an ad for Anderson Cooper 360's TV exclusive interview with Angelina Jolie, an American hero famous for, among other things, showing us her boobies.

3.

Sing Along

June 19, 2006, 12:55 PM

Oh, we got trouble

Right here in River City
Right here in River City

With a capital 'B' and that rhymes with 'D' and that stands for 'boob'

That stands for boob


We surely got trouble
We surely got trouble

Right here in River City
Right here

Gotta figure out a way to keep the young ones moral after school

Trouble, trouble, trouble...

Mothers of River City,
heed this warning before it's too late
Watch for the tell-tale signs of corruption
The minute your son leaves the house
does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee?
Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger?
A dime novel hidden in the corncrib?
Is he starting to memorize jokes
from Cap'n Billy's Whizbang?
Are certain words creeping into his conversation?
Words like- swell?
And- 'so's your old man'?

Well if so, my friends
Ya got trouble

Oh, we got trouble
Right here in River City
Right here in River City

With a capital 'B' and that rhymes with 'D' and that stands for 'boob'

That stands for boob


We've surely got trouble
We surely got trouble

Right here in River City

Right here

Remember the Maine, Plymouth Rock and the Golden Rule?
Oho, we got trouble
We're in terrible, terrible trouble
That dame with the fifteen numbered boobs is the devil's tool :-)

Devil's tool

Yes, we've got trouble, trouble, trouble

Oh, yes, we got trouble here, we got big, big trouble

With a 'B'

With a capital 'B'

And that rhymes with 'D'

That rhymes with 'D'

And that stands for BOOB

That stands for BOOB


Remember my friends, listen to me, because I pass this way but once

4.

KH

June 19, 2006, 1:53 PM

I would prefer the option of audio comments to being forced to scroll to read a bunch of lyrics. Especially to a song I've never heard.

Or better still, say it with a haiku (but definitely NOT a Fib).

5.

George

June 19, 2006, 2:00 PM

KH, Sorry about that, the song is fameous ditty from the movie "The Rainmaker" (I think thatr was the title)

6.

KH

June 19, 2006, 2:46 PM

Sorry, back George. I was a little cranky. But I still think the idea of audio comments is kind of cool.

I don't know The Rainmaker offhand; I could IMDB it, though.

7.

KH

June 19, 2006, 2:47 PM

Uh, sorry about the psycho comma, too.

8.

ahab

June 19, 2006, 2:58 PM

Seems resorting to slang is Glueck's best defense now. Because when "the door hit her where the good lord split her" she got a "bum rap".

9.

JL

June 19, 2006, 2:59 PM

"Ya Got Trouble" is from The Music Man. I prefer "Gary, Indiana", from the same show. I've often thought Randy Newman should cover it (if he hasn't already.)

10.

George

June 19, 2006, 3:30 PM

JL, right you are, I knew sombody would know.

11.

KH

June 19, 2006, 4:09 PM

Uh, oh. Don't anybody tell my grandfather that I didn't get that reference. I'd be in Big Poop (but it wouldn't be a bum rap).

Oh, and JL, thanks for that. Now I'm afraid I'll have to suffer through an afternoon of "gary indiana gary indiana gary indiana" running through my head!

I'm going to try to administer a swift dose of "Oklahoma!"; hopefully I'll recover. If you don't hear from me again, it may be likely that it is because I will have become bedridden with a serious case of Gary Indihoma!

12.

KH

June 19, 2006, 4:10 PM

AAA! Another pyscho comma!

13.

JL

June 19, 2006, 7:28 PM

Now I'm afraid I'll have to suffer through an afternoon of "gary indiana gary indiana gary indiana" running through my head!

Happens to me all the time. Just roll with it.

14.

Marc Country

June 19, 2006, 11:40 PM

Well, it's certainly nice to see that the exposure of arguably questionable ethical behaviour, reported on a blog (in the absence of anything more than the ol' wink-wink-nudge-nudge response from the mainstream sources), can actually lead to some kind of real-world repercussions.

I've probably already mentioned the story (closer to my home) of the +$100,000 sculpture commission for our downtown square, "won" by the husband of the Executive Director of the city's public art program... I'm still waiting for the "real" media to touch that one... best not hold my breath, though. Nobody likes it when you make waves, you know.

Well, unless you're making the right kind of waves. Anybody figure how much prices have increased for Tamara Hoover's, her partner's, and RA sculpture-less plinth guy whats-his-face's work?
Anybody care?

15.

Marc Country

June 19, 2006, 11:45 PM

(I hope my last comment is up to the high standards that KH has set for us all, and will meet with her satisfaction.)

16.

oldpro

June 20, 2006, 12:08 AM

... "won" by the husband of the Executive Director of the city's public art program...

Now, that's a good one, for sure.

17.

Noah

June 20, 2006, 1:20 AM

I don't get any kick from from seeing someone lose their job for arguably questionable reasons. Is it really such a big deal that she was on the board ? It went against a "rule" that I'm not convinced is a good one.
As far as the art market and who's work increases in price because of a weird kind of publicity , I don't care.
The real problem as I see it has more to do with good art having so few champions, not turf wars or indignation because somebody else got the cash.

18.

oldpro

June 20, 2006, 8:10 AM

"The real problem as I see it has more to do with good art having so few champions,"

Right on, Noah!

19.

Franklin

June 20, 2006, 8:34 AM

I would agree, except that the policy was at the Times, not the Clark, and Glueck did not display a response that one would associate with someone who felt she was doing nothing wrong.

20.

Jack

June 20, 2006, 9:23 AM

As far as the Glueck business goes, I would lay everything that is questionable and/or problematic on the NYT's lap. They knew Glueck was on the Clark board. It's their damn rule and their responsibility to enforce it. No wonder they've been so reticent, and I expect will remain so. Business as usual.

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