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Eggs Benedict

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Times wouldn't print the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, or even the less offensive "Draw Muhammad" winning cartoon, but they have no problem publishing a picture of "Eggs Benedict", a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 stretched-out condoms in a variety of colors.

    Now, this useless piece of art isn't even on display yet, but the Times still sees it worthy of coverage.

    And, unlike the coverage of the "Draw Muhammad" event, this work is treated purely as a piece of art, though even the director of the museum where it is slated to eventually go on display clearly states that "controversy" is a goal of the work:

    “Our hope is that the piece will bring not only controversy, but room for conversation about the underlying discussion the artist intended as well as regarding the role of art in public discussion,” Dan Keegan, the museum’s director, said in a statement.


    Is there not a single pius Catholic family in Queens that the Times is worried about offending?

  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    17,000 fewer cases of seeds going unspilled.
    Vombatus likes this.
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Make art, not love.
  4. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Something irrelevant about "bigots." #cranberry
    doctorquant likes this.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    That's actually pretty well done given what it's made from.
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    The responses to this should be interesting, given that the people who are adamant about the separation of church and state are giddy about the new pope wading into the political realm.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2015
  7. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I condom his actions. It just rubbers me the wrong way.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    In the spectrum of insulting pictures of Benedict, this comes in about No. 3000. You should see the Hitler Youth and Emperor Palpatine ones.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    If you don't wear condoms you run the risk of getting Eggs Chesapeake.
    Vombatus likes this.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Are any of those scheduled to be shown in a prestigious art museum?

    Has the New York Times published a photo of any of them?
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Time will tell.

  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

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