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Big Red Swirly Object Dominates News Shocker

Posted by cathedralofshit on April 1, 2010

Isn’t the world wide interweb a great thing? Back in the day, people like the British Council would make decisions and us, the poor public, would be powerless to say anything. But now with the information superhighway, everyone can comment on things. It’s great. Yesterday was dominated by the news that Anish Kapoor is going to build a large red swirly tower in the Olympic Park. Here’s what the public think:

Over at the Evening Standard blog ‘Mark from South East London’ ponders “How about a 115 metre high statue of St. George or even “Pie Mash” to represent London instead of this £19M quids worth of rubbish?” A depressed ‘Louise from Manchester’ rambles “I wonder how many will get trampled to death or suffocate on the tube in the summer of 2012”. Whilst Health and Safety expert ‘Dave from Chertsey’ sagely notes “Don’t glance up at this monstrosity while you are driving by, you’ll end up in a pothole” – although this could be a reference to Kapoor’s Void works from the 1990s.

Meanwhile the Guardian clearly attracts a higher class of art-bloggers who use both puns AND humour. “Misshero” clevely writes, “Eiffel tower? Awful Tower, more like” (geddit?). Meanwhile ‘Zepp’ feels cheated, “Towers are meant to reach for the sky.” Finally ‘ryko25’ sums up what we’re all thinking by this stage “How are these things decided? Do we (the people) never get a say?”
And the answer, is ryko25: NO, YOU NEVER GET A SAY BECAUSE YOU ARE GRUBBY, AND INANE. WE WILL MAKE THE DECISIONS FOR YOU. NOW GET BACK TO WORK!

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