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Desc:I hope it lasts a million years and is viewed by life from all over the galaxy.
Category:Arts, Educational
Tags:narcissism, selfie, the throne of god is empty, statues, monuments to nothing
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15th - 2016-06-03
Really makes you think.
Old_Zircon - 2016-06-03
More than I'd like to, honestly.

That guy - 2016-06-03
Fuck you, ancient Greeks!!
Xenocide - 2016-06-03
It's Texas, so it was either this or a statue of some guy who died fighting for his right to own slaves.
SolRo - 2016-06-03
Still better than florida

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/20/marco-rubio-wants-a-tim- tebow-statue-at-the-u-s-capitol/21380942/

SolRo - 2016-06-03
Don't worry it wont stand long, will be taken down an melted for the Resource Wars effort once society collapses...20 years, tops.
Maggot Brain - 2016-06-03
Everlasting proof that mankind once existed.
Xenocide - 2016-06-04
It's funny how this statue ended up being the thing that wiped out humankind.

Man, that was a weird Thanksgiving.

Anaxagoras - 2016-06-03
I've seen chatter about this piece on several news sites. Why? I don't get it. It's just a depiction of a super common activity. That's what 50% of public statues *are*.

I will say this, though: the womens' faces look weirdly melted. Couldn't they have gotten a *good* selfie statue?
Old_Zircon - 2016-06-03
This is immeasurably better than the public sculpture I see on the Brown campus.

This monstrosity:
http://www.browndailyherald.com/2012/12/03/sculpture-incorpora tes-daily-objects-invites-student-interaction/

I mean, the vast majority of public art is pretty awful (hell, a couple years ago I got to see the biggest Calder exhibition in the last 70 years and even he went way down hill once he got big enough that he was doing a lot of public sculpture commissions. I still like them but compared to his early work, especially the stuff in the 40s, it's pretty bland) but this one of the worst I've seen. The photo doesn't do justice to how bad it looks in real life.

I'd take the selfie statue over that thing any day.

Old_Zircon - 2016-06-03
I like the sort of mournful look on the face of the figure on the right (the one with the roadkill python draped around her neck).

Old_Zircon - 2016-06-03
I haven't seen it as a kid, but I remember the whole "sculptor" story arc in My Life As a Dog was a really great, quiet rip on the whole business.

Plus, you know, in the days before the Internet, if you were 10 or 11 and the puberty was really kicking in, any PG movie with frontal nudity was gold. That it was also really good was just an added bonus.

Cena_mark - 2016-06-04
Why is the selfie seen as the fall of civilization by dorky curmudgeons? Selfies existed before the cell phone. It's just taking pictures of you and your friends without bugging a stranger to take a photo of you. Selfies are totally cool and this statue was likely made to troll all you dweebs who are angered by selfies.

15th - 2016-06-04
It's not the action, it's the motive. Social media is a bottomless cess pool of narcissism. I'm sure 20-30 years ago people took pictures of themselves, but not to this nauseating degree. It's like the equivalent of buying hundreds of books for a shelf and not reading a single one. I'm not sure that makes sense. Fuck Facebook.

Old_Zircon - 2016-06-04
Why is the selfie seen as the fall of civilization by dorky curmudgeons? "

Because kids with their phones make them feel old and irrelevant.

Same reason people think texting/twitter/whatever is making kids illiterate.

Old_Zircon - 2016-06-04
Fuck Facebook/twitter,but not for that reason. The problems with social media are much deeper and more insidious and have to do with 90s dot com boom Randian beliefs embedded into the design choices, privacy, manipulation of public opinion, and datamining.

15th - 2016-06-04
^ that's actually the real problem. My rant was more or less about a handful of really gross Facebook people I know.

I'm not a dinosaur, and I definetly get the appeal. However long Facebook has been at my disposal - I think a used it for a year. I reserve the right to go back if my life ever becomes impressive.

Hooker - 2016-06-03
And people thought the 80s were awful.
Old_Zircon - 2016-06-03
Awfulness changes forms but the total quantity remains constant. The 80s were just as bad, and so were the 90s. The 70s were awful from what I've read. The 60s sound like a complete shit show, too.

Don;'t let the Edenic Myth fool you, there were never any good old days.

Lurchi - 2016-06-04
there are more people now, and more ways for them to express themselves, thus more awfulness

Lurchi - 2016-06-04
really though it's just the difference between drowning in a lake of shit or an ocean of shit

Anaxagoras - 2016-06-04
Back in my day we drowned in lakes of shit, and we liked it! We loved it! None of this "oceans" nonsense for us!

dairyqueenlatifah - 2016-06-04
Man, as someone born in the mid 80s, I'm so glad there weren't any statues made depicting the shit we were obsessed with. I would probably die of internal embarrassment if I had to walk by a "Kids fighting over POGS" monument every day.
Caminante Nocturno - 2016-06-05
It'll be right next to the statue of the kid showing his friends Ninja Scroll on VHS without giving them any forewarning of its contents.

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