Take that,you...Barbarians !!
The Media is all agog over a recently unveiled "Great Art Project"
It seems The-French-Artiste-Known-as-Christo and his faithful companion Jeanne Claude have caused 7500 "steel constructions"-draped in orange vinyl...Oops ! One must say: "draped in Saffron fabric -the color of the Dalai Lama,you know"...to be erected in New York City's Central Park.
The effect is quite compelling: a sort of Home Depot ad
The cost is rather compelling as well: over 20 million dollars-when one factors in the cost of NY Police Officers assigned to keep The Gates from becoming the largest graffiti display in history-
and it was all raised by private subscription.
Think about that for a moment: East Coast elitists dug deep into their trust funds to finance this ...whatever-the-hell-it-is !
Were you to approach these same people and beg them for a few bucks for food and shelter,they would not only snarl and walk away: they would call the Police Commissioner and demand that filthy beggars like you be rousted-forthwith !
This leads one to ruminate on Life's Mysteries:
What in hell did Jeanne Claude do to her hair ?? Did she back into a fan? Was she attacked by hair stylists ?
Will the NYPD manage to prevent the inevitable assault of the Central Park gangs ? (See next question.)
The Gates look after being decorated with gang colors?
This seems an appropriate place to show off with a nifty saying in colloquial French.(Thanks,Laura !) "La merde ne tombe pas trop loin du taureau."
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY,FELLOW BARBARIANS !!