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Presenting Italy's Violent (Artistically So... For Now) Take On Globalization

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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:17 | 1561784 oogs66
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i think they have it backwards and ronald should be holding a nice italian head in his hands

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:30 | 1561836 Popo
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Drawing a cartoon would have been faster.   But then again, European cartoonists don't get government sponsored grants to live fat and not work.   



Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:42 | 1561881 alpha60
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good thing the contemporary artists do.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:05 | 1561907 Popo
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it is?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:06 | 1561990 Hobbleknee
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Piss Christ was funded by the NEA.  Remember that one?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:37 | 1562152 Id fight Gandhi
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Yah, try it with the star of David and see what they do.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:38 | 1562154 Manzilla
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Being a cartoonist may not but just being a European does.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:17 | 1561786 falak pema
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laughing medusa and scowling Perseus. The times are a changing.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:17 | 1561789 Sophist Economicus
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Yup, Art beats working for a living.   Also makes for better conversation at the expresso counters

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:23 | 1561819 Hansel
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Trading beats working for a living.

Sports beats working for a living.

Acting beats working for a living.

Federal Reserve economist beats working for a living.

Congressman beats working for a living.

Lobbyist beats working for a living.

POTUS beats working for a living.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:46 | 1561886 Sophist Economicus
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...And because I absolutely suck at all of the above, I work for a living...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:14 | 1562032 Mad Cow
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You would fit right in! ;)

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:32 | 1562895 Don Keot
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What exactly to they produce?  I guess it's whats called "Intelectual capitol"

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:34 | 1563249 MsCreant
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Good points!

I'll get hammered here, but I like art and support it when I can. I dabble too. Life would be a little "less" without it. Ditto music, dance, etc.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:11 | 1563759 WebWeasel
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When a society stops supporting art it has died.

Notice that even the most broke eastern european countries still could keep an arts program going?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:31 | 1561840 ZeroPower
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Art is for hipsters. Well, new age "i liked this BEFORE it was considered art" art.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:18 | 1561795 tickhound
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Art foreshadowing life.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:18 | 1561798 Ancona
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17 bucks for a BigMac hamburger sandwich?


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:01 | 1561927 Sudden Debt
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Remember what Uncle Sam says ;)


 and as a Big Mac seems to be the symbol of freedom to most Americans.... SUPER SIZE IT AND BE A PATRIOT!


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:59 | 1561943 speculator
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W/ fries and drink, incl tax. McDonalds here are much nicer and incomes are higher.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:26 | 1562096 falak pema
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that's as inflated as the price of a hooker in the trastavere! Now that bunga bunga has sent hooker prices up through the roof in Italy. Every gal wants to be on berlusconi tv and msm radar. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:20 | 1561804 pepperspray
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What's that in the background?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:35 | 1561850 cpnscarlet
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I'm not totally sure, but my idea of great Italian art is the Neptune Fountain in Bologna.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:03 | 1561937 Sudden Debt
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My Idea of art is Naked chicks doing naked chick stuff.

That's why: INVEST IN PORN!


Mine's in the DVD player right now!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:38 | 1561863 Zaphod B.
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More Americana in the form of Wonder Woman. Wasn't she a cup size larger?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:43 | 1561880 hunglow
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Those are half of the important things in life.  The other half is down stairs.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:21 | 1561807 bob_dabolina
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Tities by his left knee. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:49 | 1561904 centerline
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I must be slowing down as I get older. Otherwise I would have picked that up on radar right away. LOL.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:31 | 1562416 grunk
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They are Wendy's.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:22 | 1561814 AcidRastaHead
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The Burger King never would have fallen so easily.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:53 | 1561894 caerus
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nor the dairy queen...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:26 | 1562383 Pool Shark
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nor the Hebrew Nation(al)


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:44 | 1563709 tip e. canoe
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nor Oscar Mayer, but then Michelle Bachmann will take care of him.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:27 | 1561828 I am a Man I am...
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so this is what you get when you compete with the mighty meatball

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:27 | 1561830 PaperBugsBurn
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hell yes... mcdonalds, burger king, walmart, taco bell, all of it must go... small businesses must rule the roost and limits (taxation) on wealth accumulation must be imposed... why the fuck do you need a billion dollars?????

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:32 | 1561845 lubyanka
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Stop calling it a $17 burger. A Big Mac costs 6.50 Swiss Francs, as you can see on the McDonalds website. Google will tell how much that is in USD. $17 is the price of the meal.
I really like reading ZeroHedge and all but this sensationalist b/s has to stop.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:34 | 1561849 Seasmoke
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well then those sure are some expensive french fries and a coke

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:50 | 1561910 centerline
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you mean Freedom Fries?  Or is that behind us now too?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:37 | 1563257 tom a taxpayer
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"$17 is the price of the meal." Is it a Happy Meal?  I'll pay $17 but it better be a Happy Meal.  I ain't paying $17 for a Sad Meal or a Melancholy Meal or a Mellow Meal or an O.K. Meal or a Pleasant Meal or a Mildly Amusing Meal. It better be a HAPPY MEAL or a certain clown is going to get a boot up his ass. 

Don't disappoint me. I want to be happy.


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:35 | 1561852 Debt Rolling
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Yep, it was actually the price of a complete menu and not a Big Mac. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:37 | 1561855 williambanzai7
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That BM meal costs about $3.50 US in Hong Kong.

The truth is Switzerland is a beautiful country, but has always been an overpriced rip- off. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:03 | 1561969 speculator
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I think $3.50 is just the burger price in the US. I think in Switz the burger is chf 6.50 incl tax.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:56 | 1561916 speculator
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I live in Zurich, and yes, that is the meal price including 8% tax. Also consider that Swiss McDonalds are far nicer than those in the US. They have spotless bathrooms, free wifi, comfortable booths, nice decor, big-screen TVs with sports, beer, and even table service (you order as usual at the counter, but they come around once in a while and ask if you'd like a coffee or anything - oh, and the coffee is espresso, not drip, and comes with a little chocolate). The beef, (real) cheese and potatoes come from Switzerland and are subject to more stringent health and animal welfare regulations. Entry-level employees (polite, efficient, multilingual, rarely morbidly obese) make 3800CHF/m if full-time. 

Yes, Switzerland is expensive, but it's not just because the dollar is down. This place was never cheap, but you are getting something for your money, even if it's just the privilege of walking though Swiss streets. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:11 | 1562823 Dirt Rat
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Prices are high, but then again so is the level of civilization.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:52 | 1563109 Hulk
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Big Mac and a beer...Yuk...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:12 | 1562026 Silver Dreamer
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The last time I checked, most people buy the meal.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:33 | 1561846 williambanzai7
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If they think McDonald's is the root of their problem, they are bigger clowns than I thought.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:37 | 1561861 baby_BLYTHE
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Time to party like it's 1789 here in the good ole' USofA!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:50 | 1561896 Ahmeexnal
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Last time they blamed a group of people who would not trust govenrment issued fiat paper backed by "labor". This group of people prefered to hold physical PMs, gold and silver. They stored their PMs in various ways: coins, cuttlery, ornaments.... hamsa amulets, menorrahs.

They were demonized by the system. The sheeple who did not heed their warning and trusted the government saw their life savings crumble to dust.  The sheeple in blind desperation, idiocy, envy, and cognitive dissonance, turned against their former PM holding friends, colleagues, neighbors, spouses. The sheeple did the government's work. There was no need to employ armies of inspectors to figure out who was a PM holder.

The PM holders were stripped of their belongings, and sent to death.

This time, they will try to do the same to any and all PM holders.

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