Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Continuation of Odd Art

I've realized that a rather large percentage of my "Odd Art" posts seem to focus on bodily functions, so I thought I should post something non-Freudian for once. I didn't want readers to start asking me about my mother, inquiring if I have penis-envy or analyzing whether or not I suffer from hysteria and other variously charming complexes.

The rest of the blog should be quite adequate for that.

Fat Car, by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, really seems to epitomize the current cultural mood in America today. Or perhaps it epitomizes the current physical state of America today; I really can't tell the difference.

And that's all we really need to say about that, isn't it?


Blogger kingfelix said...

was brilliant move by Freud to commandeer the bodily functions for his theories (just taking a subgroup, it meant his ideas would never run out of gas). it reminds me of people who become hairdressers due to the logic, "hair continues to grow during a downturn."

i think the answer is to dedicate all your bodily functions to freud and have done with it.

11:37 AM  
Blogger L said...

pinhut: for a while, I did consider devoting the blog to various bodily functions (please note my early post(s) on farting). However, I thought I would just be pissing in the wind and making a bunch of shit up.

9:33 PM  
Anonymous larry jones said...

Love the fat car. But it looks like the "artist" started with a cheap piece of junk, rather than a nice, big Buick Regency. Now there's a car that knows how to get fat.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous comfort addict said...

If he had wanted to capture the mood of America, he would have done it with a monster truck (with sharp teeth). I don't know why but "Fat Car" reminds me of flatulence.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Silver Moon said...

Reminds me of a squished marshmallow with a mouth. Will share w/ my daughter, the one who is into classic cars- in fact all model cars-She already razzes me about my opennes about penises and such, anyway..

11:40 AM  
Anonymous april said...

Hehe ...
... I thought it said "fast car" and I was going to make some joke about it being likely pregnant ...

... does that revert back to bodily functions? Its a good thing the car doesn't have red wheels ...!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous mr. anigans said...

i feel like there should be something witty to say, but i just woke up. maybe it'll come later.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous moos said...

It's hideous - but it is smiling.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous glomgold said...

It does look marshmellowian. Are there wheels on this car or does it just sort of slide along on a layer of lard? Could be tough taking corners...

11:41 AM  
Anonymous rhodent said...

It's the Pillsbury marshmallow car!

11:41 AM  
Blogger L said...

Larry: you ain't just whistling Dixie

Comfort Addict: I think you might make a better artist than Erwin Wurm. I COMPLETELY agree that a monster truck with fangs would be much better

Green-Eyed Lady/Silver Moon: I also love classic cars, but I'm not exactly sure if that is what this is

April: I don't think we'll ever get completely away from bodily functions on this blog -- it's all just part of the service we offer...

Mr. Anigans: I shall wait with bated breath

moos: it does look that way, doesn't it?

glomgold: I imagine it must ooze along on a layer of lard -- seems to be the most efficient thing to do

rhodent: thanks a lot. now I'm hungry. again.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Happy and Blue said...

If you flip the car upside down it looks like a cute litte creature that's sleeping.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous weary hag said...

They make bras for grills. Maybe they could make a girdle for the front quarter panels on this baby.

Well done, L.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous mark said...

I thought it looked rather like a grub with gas.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous mr. anigans said...

i'm sorry...it never came....work seems to have sucked the wit from me.

11:43 AM  

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