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who would buy this for 100 million?
bongotezz at 10:18AM, June 4, 2007
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not me. it's too creapy. i'll save my 100 million for something better :)
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LIZARD_B1TE at 10:25AM, June 4, 2007
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I'd buy it for $10.
^ Totally stingy.
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ozoneocean at 10:52AM, June 4, 2007
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ugh. Hirst is a total waste of life. That thing is as tacky a piece of shit as all his ideas and art pieces, everything he does is a tawdry student joke. It's amazing that he's found a little niche of delusional imbeciles to accommodate him, but such things happen. Behold, he's a “genius” of our time. Funny that for some they'd be looked at as rather immature students for thinking up his childish excesses, but for him it's celebrated.

I laugh when people say any of his art pieces are “shocking” or “confrontational”. Give us all a break, it's not, it's beating a dead horse. It's boring, unimaginative, and just plain stupid. He's not “avant-guard” he's back-end arse-guard trailing the rear and picking up the horse poo. -As far as art and intellectual statements go…

But he's a big superstar money maker, so he can get the buyers and the funding to parade his excess. Even though the emperor has no clothes. It's just the same as supermodels: they're NOT amazingly beautiful, but the hype and the press confuses the masses that this must be so. Or big paid actors who aren't actually very good like Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts, just more crass celebrity feeding on itself.

Heh, we don't even need talent, culture, or intellect any longer. Celebrity fulfils all needs.
 
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silentkitty at 11:03AM, June 4, 2007
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“I was very worried for a while, because if it looked like bling - tacky, garish and over the top - we would have failed.”

I'd say he had cause to be worried. That is the most gaudy, hideous looking thing I've seen for a long time.
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gigafelz at 11:04AM, June 4, 2007
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That was a very astute observation ozoneocean. I would also like to add that he is a poo face
Everybody wants that fold of matches to reinflate their confidence.
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marine at 11:42AM, June 4, 2007
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I'd like to buy Anna Nicoles corpse or even the Crocodile Hunter. If Michael Jackson can own the Elephant Man, why can't other people own other famous people.
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bongotezz at 12:02PM, June 4, 2007
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ugh. Hirst is a total waste of life. That thing is as tacky a piece of shit as all his ideas and art pieces, everything he does is a tawdry student joke. It's amazing that he's found a little niche of delusional imbeciles to accommodate him, but such things happen. Behold, he's a “genius” of our time. Funny that for some they'd be looked at as rather immature students for thinking up his childish excesses, but for him it's celebrated.

I laugh when people say any of his art pieces are “shocking” or “confrontational”. Give us all a break, it's not, it's beating a dead horse. It's boring, unimaginative, and just plain stupid. He's not “avant-guard” he's back-end arse-guard trailing the rear and picking up the horse poo. -As far as art and intellectual statements go…

But he's a big superstar money maker, so he can get the buyers and the funding to parade his excess. Even though the emperor has no clothes. It's just the same as supermodels: they're NOT amazingly beautiful, but the hype and the press confuses the masses that this must be so. Or big paid actors who aren't actually very good like Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts, just more crass celebrity feeding on itself.

Heh, we don't even need talent, culture, or intellect any longer. Celebrity fulfils all needs.

that's pretty much what i think of all snooty artists.
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skoolmunkee at 12:12PM, June 4, 2007
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Hahaha. Some rapper is gonna buy that and then have it in his video on the hood of his car.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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Enef at 12:16PM, June 4, 2007
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Hahaha. Some rapper is gonna buy that and then have it in his video on the hood of his car.

That's what i'd do.
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Cthulhu at 12:41PM, June 4, 2007
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If Michael Jackson can own the Elephant Man, why can't other people own other famous people.

Wait… WHAT?!
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ozoneocean at 1:37PM, June 4, 2007
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Yeah, MJ doesn't own the elephant man… it's just a funny story that's been going around for years, like the one about Cryo-Disney. :P

That's what make Marine's joke funny Cuthulu; he suggests up an absurdest outrageous proposition using a fantastical urban myth as a logical precedent. :)

Your gullible misinterpretation makes marginally funnier, and my dry dissection kills the funny completely lol!

Such is the nature of humour illustrated by specious smiles :(
 
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LIZARD_B1TE at 1:51PM, June 4, 2007
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and my dry dissection kills the funny completely lol!

You fun-sucking funny-killer!
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ozoneocean at 2:00PM, June 4, 2007
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heh, It was an enjoyable exercise, but I dislike the possible interpretation that my purpose may have been to put Cthulhu down or make him look stupid by juxtaposing his simple reaction against my own more caustic and complex one.

My purpose was pure joy in words, the result is that I look like a ****ing tit.
 
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Enef at 2:04PM, June 4, 2007
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heh, It was an enjoyable exercise, but I dislike the possible interpretation that my purpose may have been to put Cthulhu down or make him look stupid by juxtaposing his simple reaction against my own more caustic and complex one.

My purpose was pure joy in words, the result is that I look like a ****ing tit.

Look like?
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that kid yellow at 2:08PM, June 4, 2007
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O hell no
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ozoneocean at 2:11PM, June 4, 2007
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Look like?
You're right. Not look like: Am. A wanker my friend. That's me.

I have this in common with Mr Hirst.

If I met me, I'd punch myself in the balls lol!
 
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Phantom Penguin at 4:42PM, June 4, 2007
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Look like?
You're right. Not look like: Am. A wanker my friend. That's me.

I have this in common with Mr Hirst.

If I met me, I'd punch myself in the balls lol!

Note to self: go down under.
Secondary note to self: Bring large steel toe nut-kicking boots.
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dueeast at 6:08PM, June 4, 2007
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I'd pay a quarter and use it as a cool doorstop or a really tacky paperweight. ;)
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Ian Jay at 6:22PM, June 4, 2007
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I would imbue it with mystical powers and set it deep in a cave in a jungle somewhere. And there would be booby traps, too. Oh, how there would be booby traps. Also I would sprinkle in some hostile natives around the area, just for the added layer of spontaneity. Intrepid explorers would flock from all corners of the globe and risk their lives just to even catch a glimpse of it, and soon it would pass into legend.

Because, I mean, you can talk about the value of it as an artistic piece all you want, but the fact remains that it is a skull that is encrusted with diamonds. If that isn't something worth adventuring for, then I don't know what is.
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Disgruntledrm at 6:32PM, June 4, 2007
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I was wondering if this would be mentioned on the forum. I wouldn't. Frankly, it's tacky. And the artist himself is over-glorified, I mean god…just about everything he does is saying how beautiful and amazing death is. If it's so great, why doesn't he just kill himself?
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FoxmanZEO at 8:31PM, June 4, 2007
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I think it's well crafted, the diamonds are well placed, capturing the shape of the object very well, even adding some characterization.

Difficult to place in a room though, too small for the fireplace, too big for the night stand.
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To answer the title, no, I'm unable, Imma poor. .-.
'Who must do the hard things?

He who can.'


-Confucius.
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Alexis at 10:32PM, June 4, 2007
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I rather like it, but I like the macarbe. If I was dropping a lot of money on a skull, though, I'd buy the origional crystal skull
http://www.unmuseum.org/cryskull.htm
Generally I'm not a big fan of art that is not accessible to everyday people. Just because of the materials it's made of that's a piece of art that normal people can't make or buy.
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Eviltwinpixie at 1:11AM, June 5, 2007
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Man… I even refused a real diamond in my engagement ring because I feel they're a pointlessly extravagant and morally questionable luxury (the stone I do have looks beautiful, and is far more interesting).

So no, I'm not sure I can agree with this kind of opulence. Quite beyond the moral issues with diamonds alone, I just think of how many people will be starving tonight while someone is considering spending $100million on a damn rock-covered skull, and it makes me sad.
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Zaidee at 6:12AM, June 5, 2007
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Look like?
You're right. Not look like: Am. A wanker my friend. That's me.

I have this in common with Mr Hirst.

If I met me, I'd punch myself in the balls lol!

Note to self: go down under.
Secondary note to self: Bring large steel toe nut-kicking boots.
ROTFL!
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mandiedawn at 6:17AM, June 5, 2007
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roflmao lol!
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Zaidee at 6:19AM, June 5, 2007
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I rather like it, but I like the macarbe. If I was dropping a lot of money on a skull, though, I'd buy the origional crystal skull
http://www.unmuseum.org/cryskull.htm
Generally I'm not a big fan of art that is not accessible to everyday people. Just because of the materials it's made of that's a piece of art that normal people can't make or buy.
I think I agree a crystal skull looks and sounds far more interesting.
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Roguehill at 6:27AM, June 5, 2007
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Oh, I like it! I'd much rather see something like this than the diamond-encrusted cell phones that sell in Dubai. It's pretty timeless….

…..and, like Ian, I'd have to hide it in a cave with lots of traps. I mean, c'mon, who wouldn't like to see:

“INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAMOND SKULL OF ANG!”

Oboy!

-Dave

GHOST ZERO
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ozoneocean at 7:57AM, June 5, 2007
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I think we should cut off Hirst's head, replace it with the tacky diamond skull, put him on a motorbike and set him on fire.

That'd make a more interesting statement. Plus, it'd make a better Ghost Rider than Nick Cage…
 
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dueeast at 8:23AM, June 5, 2007
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Hypothetically speaking, OO, that is true. I wouldn't do it…but it is true.

I will admit, I saw Ghost Rider in the theater so I know of whence he speaks.
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maritalbliss at 11:07AM, June 5, 2007
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not me. it's too creapy. i'll save my 100 million for something better :)

If I HAD the extra 100 million laying around I totally would. I know it's tacky, wasteful, and kinda' ugly…But the “Kelly Bundy” in me just sees, “shiny shiny skull.”

If I had the extra 100 million not only would I buy “Sparkle Skull;” But, I'm guessin' at that point, I'd also have an extra 2 million I could blow on a Liberace cape from his estate…then next Halloween I could be Glitter Hamlet…

Ya' know, if I had the extra 102 million.
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