Sunday, February 26, 2006

How to rip off art properly

After David Cerny’s shamelessly derivative attempt recently, those noble souls at sickcomic.com show us how it’s done. I’m sure Magritte would have approved.


I particularly like the tag line, which poses a neat conundrum for those knucklehead fundamentalists trying to work out whether they should be offended or not. The more time they spend wrestling with the resulting ice-cream headaches, the less time they have for butchering hostages. There’s just no down side so far as I can see.

Last time I checked, the artist was still alive. Still, I shouldn’t start any long books if I were him…

6 comments:

Aunty Marianne said...

Tobacco's a stimulant. The Wahhabites and Temperance Societies have issued a fatwa on you, Ivan.

I've told them you're on Bush's ranch and collected my seven-George-Clooneys-in-heaven voucher.

Anonymous said...

The conundrums of thought have never been a favorite pastime of any mullah, Ivan. Had it been so, they'd be doing something more productive these days. I guess in the end, before their heads explode, they're gonna decide whether it's blasphemous or not by tossing a coin.

--Des.

Gorilla Bananas said...

I knew the mullahs would be too tempting a target for you, Ivan. When a giant bumbling elephant keeps crossing the path of a game-hunter, there's a limit to the amount of restraint one can expect. I still like Sinbad the Sailor, though.

Ivan the Terrible said...

No worries, Aunty - if they head to W's ranch, Cheney'll get 'em for sure. Better read the small print on those Clooney vouchers, tho' - you might think you're getting ER and instead end up with Syriana...

You're right, Des - it was a vain hope. They probably wouldn't even bother with the coin, come to that, although the 9/11 hijackers were apparently partial to a bit of "spin the bottle".

And hi GB - good to have you back! Yes, every now and then I succumb. I thought I could take it or leave it alone, but I admit that I have a problem. Now I've bravely owned up to "my blogging hell", can a fat cheque from the "Hello!" be far behind?

R. Sherman said...

Ivan,

You make an appearance in my post for 2/27/06 for better or worse.

Cheers.

Ivan the Terrible said...

Hi Randall - seen it :) What's a "tag"?