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Post #1189 • June 6, 2008, 7:31 AM • 13 Comments

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roy

June 6, 2008, 11:28 AM

Finally something worth serious attention. As a former marble enthusiast, I find myself wishing I had had that monster in my arsenal in grade school - I would have cleaned up on the playground. I would have kept it on my hip in its very own Crown Royal bag, and all the kids would have feared for the moment I unleashed the...Jugglernaut!

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Franklin

June 6, 2008, 11:34 AM

It's not too late, Roy.

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roy

June 6, 2008, 11:40 AM

Nice!! Ok, so do you think it would be weird if I showed up at the schoolyard and started getting my marble hustle on with all the grade threes? I mean, do you think they'd have it in them to lose with dignity? I wouldn't want to have to deal with a bunch of whining about what's fair. This is modern marble warfare for chrissakes!

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Franklin

June 6, 2008, 11:43 AM

You might have to reintroduce the game, Roy. I'm sure they're all on PSPs now.

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roy

June 6, 2008, 11:57 AM

Ya I don't think PSP "Extreme Marblin'" comes out til the fall. This just got sent to me. It's pretty wild.

Before there was Cirque du Soleil, there were the Ross Sisters...

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/145193/solid_potato_salad_the_ross_sisters/

If that doesn't work for anybody (it didn't on my machine) just search something like 'solid potato salad ross sisters' on youtube. You have to wait about 90 seconds or so before things get frikky.

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Franklin

June 6, 2008, 12:01 PM

I linked to that very video once. It got pulled down from YouTube.

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MC

June 6, 2008, 12:08 PM

"And now for something completely different."

Thanks for the relief, Franklin...

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roy

June 6, 2008, 12:21 PM

It did seem to me like the kind of thing that may have show up in the Skills department of yore. One last tidbit, google has a lovely header today. Those Spaniards... there's density for you. That guy's paintings, for one, have so much on large format backlit-assisted colour phototgraphy well, it ain't a thing.

And I'll never forget Goya on canvas the first time. It was my head in that forge.

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opie

June 6, 2008, 12:34 PM

Those plastic balls are gorgeous.

I think you are considerably younger thgan I am Roy, and I thought marbles went out with my vintage MANY years ago. Do kids still play marbles?

I was a marbles freak as a kid. I loved the damn things & had a box full I could hardly lift. I think those colors floating in glass eventually influenced my paintings more than anything else.

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Darren

June 6, 2008, 1:11 PM

The Ross Sisters video is insane!

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roy

June 6, 2008, 2:05 PM

No, Opie i don't think kids are playing marbles anymore. I was born in the seventies and marbles were but a quick phase for me and my friends. I knew it was a throwback thing even then. In fact, it was my dad's collection, Crown Royal bag and all, that got me hooked. Steelies, cat's eyes, foggy ones...ya they were great. They definitley fed me aesthetically too. I wrestle with a penchant for minimal myself and they always struck me as a great little unity. I used to build everything monochrome with my lego...

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opie

June 7, 2008, 9:22 AM

I was on a panel at a meeting of the Association of American Museum Directors with Harold Rosenberg many years ago.

One of the things Rosenberg said was "Museums should not mess with art history".

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opie

June 7, 2008, 9:24 AM

Sorry. That belonged on the Ron Paul thread. I'm going to put it there.

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