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A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: decocritter
Date: February 28, 2006 10:20PM
on a $1.5 million Abstract Painting at a Museum, while on a school field trip.

He was suspended from school.


The painting might be saved, if they get the right chemical formula to remove the gum.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 28, 2006 10:24PM
I was thinkin' he stuck it. . .where the sun don't shine. . .

grinning smiley


Kids today. . . what would his parents be like?



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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: February 28, 2006 10:25PM
how old is this kid?
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: decocritter
Date: February 28, 2006 10:29PM
Any kid old enough to go to school and go on field trips - is old enough to frickin know better.

We would have gotten suspended for having gum on campus.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 28, 2006 10:37PM
. . .and all he got was a suspension?


he should have gotten 2 cans of whoop ass!



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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 28, 2006 11:02PM
He'll get that when the parents get the restoration bill.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Monster
Date: February 28, 2006 11:10PM
friggin' kid should be suspended from his testicles





The Taoist Zhuangzi said, "Good order results spontaneously when things are let alone".
The sociologist, and historian, Adam Ferguson described the phenomenon of spontaneous order in society as the "result of human action, but not the execution of any human design".
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 01, 2006 12:03AM
An Abstract painting huh? I bet he just doubled the value.

They should be thanking him.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 01, 2006 12:08AM
mikebw Wrote:
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> An Abstract painting huh? I bet he just doubled
> the value.
>
> They should be thanking him.

Was thinking along the same lines. If he'd stuck it to a Pollack, they might never have noticed.





It is what it is.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 01, 2006 12:32AM
Hey- watch it buddy. I resemble that remark.

... Do'H!! ( ;) )


N-OS X-tasy! Wrote:
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> mikebw Wrote:
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> > An Abstract painting huh? I bet he just
> doubled
> > the value.
> >
> > They should be thanking him.
>
> Was thinking along the same lines. If he'd stuck
> it to a Pollack, they might never have noticed.
>
>
>
> -------------------------
> Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse
> the privilege.


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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: March 01, 2006 04:14AM
It's the museum's fault. They should take better care of their stuff. One terrorist could ruin their whole existence, then.



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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Tofer
Date: March 01, 2006 05:04AM
SteveJobs Wrote:
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> It's the museum's fault. They should take better
> care of their stuff. One terrorist could ruin
> their whole existence, then.

Well, I realize that works like the Mona Lisa and other world-famous paintings need to be protected from theft or vandalism, I hate museums that physically keep you at a distance from the art. It ruins the enjoyment. A tasteful white line on the floor keeps people away from most of the art in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and they don't have serious problems. This kid got caught, and punished (but maybe not enough), and the museum will live. Besides, $1.5 mil isn't a very expensive piece of art these days...

-Tofer

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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: March 01, 2006 07:29AM
It's called Upbringing, someone failed to do their job. Just
like failing schools are always the schools fault, not.
There again it's upbringing. Most peoples answer is to throw some
more money at the school, wrong again, it just doesn't
work. It's called Parental Involvement that's what it takes
to stop little @#$%& like this kid.



Grateful11
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: March 01, 2006 08:13AM
It's called reality. There are plenty of <70 IQ people (adults and children) that can't comprehend 'rules' and if they are allowed in a museum and the uppity crap isn't protected well enough this will happen. If they CHOOSE to reduce the risk, then they will be fine. If they don't then they won't.

And again, if ANYONE wanted to actually cause harm, then party's over. Ten Art Liberation Front people, let's say, that believe art is wrong in or some other dumb idea, then they could obliterate these types of museums in 20 minutes.

I was amazed that a Rembrandt at my local museum is very TOUCHABLE with no guard nearby. And my 3 little kids could have done anything to it. It's not like one does not 'bring up' kids, but lo and behold even under our best attempts to teach them 10,000 things a month NOT to do, they end up not being able to process all those restrictions and the KID kicks in and fails us adults time after time.

What options are there? Can't spank - you'll get arrested. Can't keep them in cages, you'll get arrested. Can't raise your voice or you'll be suspected of being a child abuser. etc. etc.

So, it's best to PREVENT this stuff. Either stop making art, stop putting in such high esteem and overvaluing it, stop displaying it, stop displaying it to KIDS, have tests for kids like a simon says "touch the painting" to see which kids pass in order to gain admittance, erect some sort of better protection around the displayed art, have all those 'laser beams' in place to beep (heck Mickey's house in WDW beeps if you lean over the railing to look at the fake TV in there - really), etc. etc.

Kids HAPPEN.
smiling smiley



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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 01, 2006 09:32AM
Link to the story:
[www.mlive.com]
Anybody got a pic of the painting? It may have looked like everyone else was sticking their gum there.

Given Will Rogers' maxim about a nation's ethics being only as good as its leaders, our museums should be glad they're not in the same state as Baghdad's.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2006 09:34AM by Refurbvirgin.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 01, 2006 09:48AM
Oh, fer crying out loud. The kid took his inspiration from the artist:

[www.bluffton.edu]

"The term "brush stroke" is a bit misleading, since an artist like Frankenthaler "poured" her paint on the canvas (or "stained" the canvas)."

I'm not as alarmed about the low i.q. of the 12 y.o. kid, but that of the grownups that spent $1.5 million to acquire this waste of paint.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: March 01, 2006 09:53AM
What's it called, "Oops I spilled the paint again"



Grateful11




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2006 09:53AM by Grateful11.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: ArtP
Date: March 01, 2006 11:16AM
It does kinda look like a Face, maybe the kid stuck it in the green area so it looks like the Face os spitting the gum out.



Kid has artistic talent!

smiling smiley
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 01, 2006 11:46AM
It's very aggravating to have to stand behind a velvet rope 6 feet away from Renoir's Boating Party like when I was visited the Phillips Collection. I leaned over to try to get a look at the paint and a guard told me to stand back straight up. I would hate to have to view all the works in museums that way.

I would be just as glad if they banned children from museums. Too damn sticky and noisy. Let them look at prints until they turn 21.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 01, 2006 12:06PM
Next time take your binoculars. :-)
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: March 01, 2006 01:02PM
See, this is why we just can't have nice things. You mean it wasn't interactive art?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2006 01:04PM by blusubaru.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 01, 2006 02:19PM
See, this is why we just can't have nice things.

LOL!
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: decocritter
Date: March 01, 2006 04:03PM
Well- first the kid destroys art, and that is ok with some of you because you don't value it.
In your opinion it is over valued.

Fsck- IT IS NOT YOURS .

Next the kid will destroy someone's car or home, because he does not value it.

Next he will abuse an animal or maybe a person because he doesn't like that.

If an adult can't grasp this concept, I bet their children don't stand a chance.
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Re: A kid stuck his Polar Ice Gum ...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 02, 2006 01:18AM
decocritter Wrote:
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> Well- first the kid destroys art, and that is ok
> with some of you because you don't value it.
> In your opinion it is over valued.
>
> Fsck- IT IS NOT YOURS .
>
> Next the kid will destroy someone's car or home,
> because he does not value it.
>
> Next he will abuse an animal or maybe a person
> because he doesn't like that.
>
> If an adult can't grasp this concept, I bet their
> children don't stand a chance.






It is what it is.
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