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Exit

Exit from Rebel Banana on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 16, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Annoying Things, Anthropomorphism, Destruction, Motor Vehicles, Cartoons

Really, You Shouldn’t Have

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I walk past this boulder, located on the grounds of some State Offices near the Rhode Island capitol, about once a week. This week, I happened to notice it featured a plaque. Here's what the plaque says (click to enlarge):

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Gift to the future? Where? Is it the boulder? But the boulder is pretty much just a bland frame for the plaque!

This appears to be nothing more than an egocentric tribute to the people involved, a way to memorialize themselves. Or am I missing something?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 04, 2012 | Comments (12)
Category: Annoying Things, Frauds, Cons and Scams, Government, Statues, Monuments and Memorials, 1990's

Turner Prize 2012

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It's that time of the year again, a favorite moment for all WU-vies. The shortlist for the UK Turner Prize is announced! We get to see a selection of the best and the brightest UK artists, those figures who contribute to humanity's glorious heritage of imperishable art that uplifts the soul and defines what it is to be human.

My personal fave this year is Lali Chetwynd. "She reworks iconic moments from cultural history in deliberately amateurish and improvisatory performances." Such as you see above.

Monet, eat your heart out!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 02, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Annoying Things, Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Science Fiction, Europe

Clean Those Valves!



1) Wooden Bridge Inspection

2) Arrow Dipping

3) Cranberry Bog Tour

Have we found a contender to match those in boredom? The speech is out of sync with the lip movements, and there's annoying media broadcast in the background. Plus, the test notes he blows are atrocious!

Winner!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 26, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Annoying Things, Boredom, Hygiene, Music, Technology

Kali Bahlu



We haven't had any music in a while. so let's try this period piece as a test of your inner hippie.

More info here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Apr 10, 2012 | Comments (8)
Category: Annoying Things, Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's

Disco Volare



As if "Volare" were not enough of an irritating chestnut, here's the disco version. Inexplicably, the video is set not in sunny Italy, birthplace of the song, but in the frigid north.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 12, 2012 | Comments (8)
Category: Annoying Things, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1970's

Design the Skyline





My new favorite band! Yours too?

More info here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 11, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Annoying Things, Disasters, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music
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