“I finally understand this movie. … [It’s] the kind of thing that Ed Wood would have directed if someone had handed him umpty-million dollars and not applied any direct adult supervision.”
~ W. H. Jamison, Jr.
[source: Amazon.com: W. H. Jamison, Jr.s review of Batman & Robin via George Clooney – Interview with George Clooney – Esquire]
There was once a conjurer who boasted that he had become god-like. One god happened to overhear, and challenged him to a contest.
“Can you do this?” the god asked, scooping up a handful of dirt and making it into a bird. They watched the bird fly away.
“Sure,” said the conjure-man, and reached down for a handful of raw material.
“Hey,” said god. “Use your own dirt.”
[found: Making Light: “Fanfic”: force of nature]
“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather.”
~ Bill Hicks
[source: The Comedian As Confidence Man … – Google Book Search
These are some of the guidelines the Budget Gallery operates under:
We use underutilized public spaces for our exhibitions.
If work doesn’t sell at the opening, it stays, in public, unguarded, for at least 1 week.
After the opening the unguarded work is sold on the honor system.
All art work in our shows will be sold, stolen*, or vandalized** and we can not pre-determine the outcome.
Our commission is arbitrary, optional, and determined by the artist.
*Having a work stolen is the highest honor of the Budget Gallery because it means someone wanted the work so badly they were willing to abandon personal and societal mores to acquire your piece of art. In our eyes, this may be considered a more valuable compliment to you than a simple monetary transaction.
**We suggest you consider vandalism a form a collaboration.
[source: The Budget Gallery » the rules
“I like David Blaine. It would be a very boring world if someone isn’t allowed to do something stupid every once in a while.”
~ Professor Jeremy Powell-Tuck
[source: a NYTimes article about one of DB’s stunts]