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Post #985 • April 9, 2007, 9:13 AM • 28 Comments

Just when I thought I have endured the non plus ultra Bostonian upper respitory infection, along comes its big brother. Until blogging resumes, enjoy: Simon Schama and the Power Rangers of Art. (via)

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1.

opie

April 9, 2007, 9:32 AM

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I just got over one too, and I never get sick.

Look at this everyone. This guy makes Jack look mild!

http://salutetheroughguys.com

2.

ax

April 9, 2007, 11:46 AM

Boring trivias [are not welcome. - F.]

3.

Jack

April 9, 2007, 12:25 PM

OP, I like "Nothing gets dull more quickly than the cutting edge."

4.

opie

April 9, 2007, 12:27 PM

Me too, Jack. Except I would make it "nothing is more dull than the cutting edge".

5.

Marc Country

April 9, 2007, 12:28 PM

I like the lost dog poster the best... certainly better than the one that spells "realms" without the necessary "a".

6.

Jack

April 9, 2007, 12:30 PM

I also like "Do not confuse advocacy for art."

7.

Jack

April 9, 2007, 12:31 PM

Yes, Marc. The dog poster is very good.

8.

Jack

April 9, 2007, 12:32 PM

By the way, if it's possible to look "too English," Simon Schama does.

9.

catfish

April 9, 2007, 12:52 PM

I think you may be able to get some of those little jewels as tee shirts.

10.

jm

April 9, 2007, 12:56 PM

Now this is getting fun - seriously !

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billermo

April 9, 2007, 3:03 PM

i've met fluff, shes not toilet trained.

12.

Jack

April 9, 2007, 6:22 PM

Yes, Fluff is pretty piss-poor.

13.

billermo

April 9, 2007, 6:53 PM

yet, occasionally worth over hundreds of thousands of dollars.

14.

bjtaylor01

April 9, 2007, 8:05 PM

Why is fluff the dog worth so much money?

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Marc Country

April 9, 2007, 8:38 PM

It's all about the pedigree, man...

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Rene Barge

April 9, 2007, 9:01 PM

billermo, Jack, Marc, that's golden!

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ahab

April 9, 2007, 9:15 PM

"Piss-poor" and "ass-air".

18.

RL

April 9, 2007, 9:22 PM

By the way
Sol LeWitt has died at age 78

New York Times has his obit

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RL

April 9, 2007, 9:56 PM

Hmmm
Is the art in the corner art a detail of a Dzubas painting??
I like the changing format

20.

Jack

April 9, 2007, 10:36 PM

Billermo, if you think Fluff is bad, you should get a load of Feckless. On second thought, keep your distance.

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billermo

April 9, 2007, 11:21 PM

i think art is better off as a stray anyways, you know if you love it set it free.......and however the rest of that went.

i cant help imagine fluff and feckless as one of those 4 lb froofroo dogs you see all over south beach.

22.

Elizabeth

April 10, 2007, 4:44 AM

Franklin, eat some scallion onions and you will be healed....:) it does work, no kidding..feel better and buy some mouth wash to take the edge off and keep you presentable.

23.

Franklin

April 10, 2007, 8:48 AM

+1 to RL for identifying the Dzubas.

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Jack

April 10, 2007, 10:06 AM

Whenever I go to Lincoln Road on South Beach, there are always plenty of dogs, but they are never regular dogs. Ever. They're always designer dogs, either the small "accessory" type or the huge "get a load of this" type. I keep looking for anything like a real dog, but I've never seen one there. It's like there's a law against it. Or maybe they have very aggressive doggy hit squads to immediately remove and eliminate anything that's not chi-chi enough. Fluff anf Feckless would love it there.

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Marc Country

April 10, 2007, 3:11 PM

Yeah, Fluff is one of those "Teacup" breeds that are so popular with the Paris Hilton-types, that also make up today's cadre of top collectors of 'important' art.

It's worth noting, of course, that "Teacup" is not a distinction recognized by reputable dog breeders, since, to come up with such fashionably tiny abominations, unscrupulous puppy merchants purposely selectively breed only the sickly runts of every litter (the regular, healthy pups being, of course, worthless in today's elite market).

The analogy is so apt...

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billermo

April 10, 2007, 3:54 PM

The analogy is so apt...

yea... but i am really more of a cat person..

those posters especially the lost dog one all really need to taste some wheatpaste all over the walls of wynwood + design district. hell, id even put them up myself. my inner vandal child is calling.

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salutetheroughguys

April 10, 2007, 4:44 PM

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salutetheroughguys

April 10, 2007, 8:32 PM

Correction, sizes are medium and large.
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