What is Hollywood, you ask, dear children? A quorum of whores babbling endlessly on about fucking while the bordello is razed for a penny arcade -- Paul Bern

Friday, August 6, 2010


Artists once said: "Uh, let me show you this -- you haven't looked at it quite this way. Useful? No, I don't think so. Let's just bring this old fuddy duddy Christ into the modern era, etc."

The humility of transposition.

In between, there was Warhol.

Artists now say: "I'm investigating this -- I'm exploring this like it's the Zambezi. What I'm doing is dangerous." They all adopt the persona of Indiana Jones, the intrepid scientist with the pistol, but they speak in Grant Writing phrases.

It's bullshit.

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