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Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension

Abstract Controversy


This painting was commissioned and displayed in a public building in the 1960s. It immediately aroused ire and controversy and disgust. Can you guess why?

Answer after the jump.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Oct 20, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension, Death, Politics, 1960's

A Sticky Situation

In this day and age if you are going to make maple syrup you should probably let the neighbors know about it. Otherwise they may misconstrue all the containers and paraphenailia for a meth lab. Giving SWAT some homemade syrup was a nice touch.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension

Pistol-packing Teacher


I'm very proud this incident is part of my home state's history.

From The New York Times for January 12, 1923.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 15, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension, Education, 1920's, Alcohol


Dimensions by Bernard Longpré, National Film Board of Canada

Ostensibly a primer in spatial awareness for kids, this drug-addled escapade is really an elaborate allegory for sexual tension. The geeky male's inability to physically connect with, mate with, or ultimately please the attractive female. Watch, and see if you don't agree.

Unsafest Skies Ever!


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