Monday, June 23, 2008

Socialist Art is Alive and Well, Thankyouverymuch

From Reuters:

People drink wine at the unveiling ceremony of an enema syringe in a sanatorium in the southern Russian spa town of Inozemtsevo June 18, 2008. A health spa in Russia has unveiled a bronze monument of three cherubs carrying an enema, a design inspired by the 15th century Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli.

I was gonna post this straight up, without comment. But one just knows Botticelli is spinning, not rolling, in his grave. Good Grief.

(h/t: Barry)

11 comments:

  1. "Good grief" is putting it mildly! I wouldn't have believed it.

    Say, you hear about George Carlin's passing last night? I just found out myself.

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  2. I was hoping the pic might have been a "fun with Photoshop" exercise, but I think it IS real, Amy.

    LOL. Susan! Looks about right, don't it?

    Becky: Yeah, I heard about Carlin in the wee small hours this morning, just before I went to bed. I thought about posting something, but thought twice. Everyone and their Mom seems to be putting something up...

    I will miss the guy. He was a fave, back in the day before he went all moonbat on us.

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  3. Susan made me lol with her comment, and I couldn't think of a thing to say after that.

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  4. Susan made me laugh, too, Lou!

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  5. Heck, I will drink to that. Any reason for a glass of wine.

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  6. Oh Lordy, that sounds like something vulgar out of a Tom Robbins novel. You beat my immediate thought into print - that Botticelli would have whirled in his grave. I am particularly fond of the cherubs of his era but that update let me cringing no matter how much gilding.

    I don't suppose the celebratory drinks they were holding were warm water and soap solutions. Would have been fully fitting the dignity of the sculpture somehow.

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  7. Diva sez: Heck, I will drink to that. Any reason for a glass of wine.

    You sound like my kinda gal, Diva!

    Kris: Truth is indeed stranger than fiction, eh?

    OTOH...

    Lin sez: Oh Lordy, that sounds like something vulgar out of a Tom Robbins novel.

    Yeah, Robbins could and probably would put something like this in one of his novels. I see the Wiki sez he has a new novel (or something) coming out this Fall: "B is for Beer." I like the title!

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