Friday, June 30, 2006

How many times have I told you NOT to draw on the walls?!?!

Friday, June 23, 2006


Not often does the leviathan show himself. Captured here is beelzebozo, blind and grinning.

This capture is part of an ongoing project with the US Department of Art and Technology for the next installation of A Season in Hell. Whether this capture will be used in the final exhibit remains to be seen.

Rod Parsley, a dominionist pentecostal minister from Columbus, Ohio, has finished no theological training and is open about his disdain of formal Bible training. He believes that part of salvation is achieved through tithing and has pocketed much of the tithing of his 12,000 person congregation to purchase a private jet and to construct adjacent million dollar properties: one for his family and a second for his father. Parsley preaches against the "evils" of homosexuality, the separation of church and state, and Islam. He also provides the service of faith healer if the sum of cash is correct.

The false prophet is quite entertaining during his services. He preaches in voices. He struts and dances about. He mocks and ambles and jibes. His orchestra has the improvisational talents similar to that of Paul Schafer, accenting Parsley's skits and absurdities. And, when tithing, he reminds you how to spell thousands, enunciating each letter with exactitude.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Art Is Not Popular

...according to a graphic found in the text "Reporting for the Media." (by Fred Fendler, John R. Bender, Lucinda Davenport, and Michael W. Drager and published by Oxford University Press). The graphic indicates that the least popular news stories are "Business, Agriculture, Religion, Minor Crimes, State Government, Art, Music, Literature."

To be fair, this information was gleaned from the 7th edition, published in 2001. There is a good chance that Music and Literature are more popular stories to read than Art at the time of this post. And, thanks to the Neo Cons, I'll wager Religion has become more popular than Agriculture... unless we are discussing pork belly markets.

The graphic also indicates that the percentage of readers completing an article drops significantly as the number of paragraphs within a story increases. Five paragraphs maintains a readership of 56%, ten paragraphs maintains a readership of 39%, and twenty-five paragraphs maintains a readership of 28%. With this kind of statistic, it is safe to say that art blogs might have some sustaining power in the long haul provided we keep things short and sweet... unlike many of my previous posts.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006