Sybil Brintrup, RIP

Alas, the world will get no more performances like this one.

Obit in Spanish.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 14, 2020
     Category: Art | Avant Garde | Performance Art | Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art

Looks like she needed a really long extension cord.
Posted by ges on 08/14/20 at 10:41 AM
It occurred to me while watching this that I can't remember the last time I saw my wife iron something. Heck, I don't even think we own an iron!
Posted by David Plechaty on 08/15/20 at 01:44 AM
I'm a bachelor and live alone. As far as memory serves, I ironed a tie, as a last minute touch-up, sometime just after the turn of the century. The last time I ironed a shirt . . . maybe in the 1970s?

That said, I own three irons.

One is in my box of pcb supplies (print out a circuit on a laser printer, place on blank pcb board, iron to transfer toner to copper, etch copper -- done in an hour rather than ordering one and waiting two to twenty days for it to get delivered).

One is in a kitchen cabinet along with a box of wrappers for baking potatoes. Want to reseal a plastic bag? Place edge between layers of foil and iron it.

One is in a drawer in my table saw stand along with a roll of cheap foil and a large box of razor blades. 'Edge banding' is a veneer you buy in a roll about an inch wide. You cut it to length, put it on the edge of a piece of plywood, cover with foil to prevent heat discoloration, iron it on, and trim it to width. Voila! A finished edge that makes it look like you used real boards (as long as you don't look too close). The banding comes pre-coated on one side with a glue similar to the sticks you buy for a glue gun.

Why three instead of one? Because I'd never remember where I last used it, and I can leave each one of the proper setting for the task. They're cheap since I'm using them as basically heating elements with handles and don't need anything fancy.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/15/20 at 09:24 AM
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