The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 56
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: kisrael
Forum: Image of the Day 07-15-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,232
Posted By kisrael
Heh. Actually when I went a few years ago...

Heh. Actually when I went a few years ago (http://kisrael.com/2006/07/05), my companion DID have to go so we made a furious paddle for shore, she found a portalot, and then we came back just in time....
Forum: Image of the Day 07-06-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,232
Posted By kisrael
It's fireworks! Duh. Either you...

It's fireworks! Duh.

Either you intrinsically get the appeal of beautiful lights in the night sky and fun pseudo-scary big noises (along with a kind of facile patriotism and sort of shared group...
Forum: Image of the Day 07-06-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,232
Posted By kisrael
Thanks for the link etc Bruce! * at the risk of...

Thanks for the link etc Bruce!
* at the risk of making myself sound less rugged (THAN I CLEARLY AM), Charles River Kayak rents these things, and the 4.5 mile journey each way ain't too difficult,...
Forum: Image of the Day 12-23-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,628
Posted By kisrael
Unfortunately, I don't feel up to doing the back...

Unfortunately, I don't feel up to doing the back of the envelope calculations, but based on my life experience of how a neat, flat pile of stuff like coins and bottlecaps contains far more objects...
Forum: Image of the Day 09-15-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,195
Posted By kisrael
Personally I say that , my definition is "Art is...

Personally I say that , my definition is "Art is What You Can Get Away With". It's a mix of intention and convincing other people of your intention.
Forum: Image of the Day 09-14-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,961
Posted By kisrael
BoingBoing mentioned...

BoingBoing mentioned (http://www.boingboing.net/2006/09/13/thai_girl_with_hyper.html) that the parents hope the hair falls out as she becomes an adult, as sometimes happens in these cases, but if not...
Forum: Image of the Day 09-14-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,195
Posted By kisrael
And what is it that makes you think art has to be...

And what is it that makes you think art has to be aesthetically pleasing?

Is Picasso's Guernica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernica_(painting)) aesthetically pleasing?

How "pretty" something...
Forum: Image of the Day 09-08-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,195
Posted By kisrael
My favorite bumperstickerable slogan is "Good Art...

My favorite bumperstickerable slogan is "Good Art Does Not Match Your Sofa."

Naked lady cavorting with dead pig certainly doesn't match MY sofa.

At least, now that I got a decent slipcover for...
Forum: Image of the Day 09-08-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,195
Posted By kisrael
The funny thing is that 90% of NEA is this truly...

The funny thing is that 90% of NEA is this truly uncontroversial stuff, lots of support of folk arts and all the rest. And stuff along these lines and "Piss Christ" make it easy targets. But I don't...
Forum: Image of the Day 09-07-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,195
Posted By kisrael
I think one measure of art is its ability to get...

I think one measure of art is its ability to get people thinking about art, and by that measure it succeeds.

I ain't arguing it's great art, or even all that good.

It's like this class I took...
Forum: Image of the Day 08-21-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,195
Posted By kisrael
Damn, sounds like you don't want art, you want...

Damn, sounds like you don't want art, you want Jesus.

Personally I think it sounds like an interesting piece.

I think Art is What You Can Get Away With, and if this gal is doing just that, and...
Forum: Image of the Day 11-04-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,625
Posted By kisrael
I think it is an uncommon but not hypocritical or...

I think it is an uncommon but not hypocritical or self-contradictory to hold that human concern for an individual animal is what gives that animal value "worth" in the sense of whether it's ok to...
Forum: Image of the Day 11-04-2003, 10:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,625
Posted By kisrael
dolphins or porpoises?

Are the Dolphins or Porpoises, and do you think that matters?

I know people get the two mixed up a LOT.
Forum: Image of the Day 09-19-2003, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,728
Posted By kisrael
I keep meaning to try my hand at making one of...

I keep meaning to try my hand at making one of these myself.

But it occurs to me, is there any real reason not to try more than 2 frames, other than our bias about having 2 eyes, and the...
Forum: Image of the Day 06-20-2003, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,788
Posted By kisrael
Yeah, Rekyavik (except, you know, spelled...

Yeah, Rekyavik (except, you know, spelled correctly and all) is a frequent midway stopping point twixt the USA and Europe, so it's not surprising it's reasonably priced.
Forum: Image of the Day 06-12-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,614
Posted By kisrael
Absolutely agreed: I've written a webpage meant...

Absolutely agreed: I've written a webpage meant to help people come to terms with it:
<a href="http://kisrael.com/mortal/">Dealing With Mortality: A Skeptic's Guide</a>

And I hate to say it, but...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-15-2003, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,231
Posted By kisrael
Wolf, I bow to your observations. Interesting...

Wolf, I bow to your observations. Interesting document there.

Still, although I am a great big technophile, I do wonder if our society could still work and be interesting if it were a lot less...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-15-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,231
Posted By kisrael
The Unabomber wasn't as insane as people assume. ...

The Unabomber wasn't as insane as people assume. I've only read a bit of it, but I've heard that NY Times creed is a pretty consistent and reasonably well thought out argument. He has some points;...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-15-2003, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,160
Posted By kisrael
Yikes! Hope it's absolutely qualitatively...

Yikes! Hope it's absolutely qualitatively different from the stuff in the tapwater here...
Forum: Image of the Day 04-02-2003, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,988
Posted By kisrael
tacky!

That's like the tackiest thing I've seen in space! It looks like "Star Wars Night" at a 1970s Disco!
Forum: Image of the Day 11-21-2002, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,340
Posted By kisrael
I think it looks more like Boba Fett.

I think it looks more like Boba Fett.
Forum: Image of the Day 11-11-2002, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,661
Posted By kisrael
Tufts University had an "albino" squirrel in the...

Tufts University had an "albino" squirrel in the mid 1990s, I have a picture of it somewhere.
Forum: Image of the Day 05-19-2002, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,717
Posted By kisrael
Given all the hype about the stablity of this...

Given all the hype about the stablity of this thing, it seems almost odd to hear about it having this kind of accident...sort of like a Titanic thing..."God himself couldn't trip that scooter!"
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-15-2002, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,963
Posted By kisrael
There's a great Richard Feyman quote on money and...

There's a great Richard Feyman quote on money and art, after someone bought some drawings he made,

What I got out of that story was something still very new to me: I understood at last what art is...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-15-2002, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,963
Posted By kisrael
I dunno, "Art is what you can get away with" at...

I dunno, "Art is what you can get away with" at least has the hope of deffering to established "experts" and recognized authorities in the way "art is stuff" doesn't....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 56

 
Forum Jump
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.