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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:38 PM
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why does the DOD need a fairy on a toad's back, anyway?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:40 PM by kpete
i love artists & art, but $600,000.00?


A $600,000 frog sculpture that lights up, gurgles "sounds of nature" and carries a 10-foot fairy girl on its back could soon be greeting Defense Department employees who plan to start working at the $700 million Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. this fall.

someone explain WHY this belongs at the DOD?
is it some king of joke - or is this fairy loaded with pixie dust?
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/20...

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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:42 PM
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1. That much money could buy a half a missile!
Seriously, I love art too, but that thing is a weird choice for the DOD and a waste of money.
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jdlh8894 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:42 PM
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2. Loaded w/pork--- not pixie dust !
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:43 PM
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3. The new military of the future
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:45 PM
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4. 3 days late.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:47 PM
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5. Right you are, Ken!
Sorry, sorry. You must get it all the time.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:48 PM
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6. They're laughing at the taxpayers, is all that is.
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Safetykitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:51 PM
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7. Oh, it has deeper meaning.
The fairy is represenative of our new technology defense department. Winged, magical, and carefree, astride the controlled toad, that serves the fairy's needs.

Guess who the toad represents.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:51 PM
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8. Well, at least it's not
a sculpture of laborers. That would be so much worse. :sarcasm:

The toad does look a bit like Donald Rumsfeld IMHO.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:52 PM
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9. I think it is a 'euphemism' of the US (fairy) riding the earth
I think it is the new 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy?
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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10. Because people who benefit from the National Endowment for the Arts need
your support.

Struggling artists and all that.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:09 PM
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11. There was a lovely thread on this a few days ago
It is a neat sculpture but the price tag is over the top. I am all for supporting the arts, something which has been demonized over the past decade as frivolous but with people suffering a smaller version with a smaller price tag would be more appropriate.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:11 PM
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12. with unlimited funding, you can afford the stupid stuff
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:52 PM
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13. Ugly toad barfing up a malted milk ball? Am I missing something?
:shrug:
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