Monday, October 19, 2009

Oh No They Didn't



















You must check this out. Truth surely is stranger than fiction.
www.regretsy.com

Here is their disclaimer:
Don’t get us wrong. We like crafts.

We just don’t like these crafts.

Yes, we know these people put their hearts into it. We know it took hours and hours. We know how mean it is to laugh at their creations. And we regret being the only web site on the internet that makes fun of things.

But what can we do? We’re immature.

Besides, art is totally subjective. Who cares what we think? I barely care and I’m writing this.

Listen, if you like something you see here, don’t argue with us, go and buy it. Seriously. Click on any photo and you’ll be taken to the seller’s store. We’re only too glad to have made the introduction.

Otherwise, we’re just going to sit here and look at the amputee kitten paintings and vulva earrings and laugh so hard that we pee in our reusable Pokemon pads.

- The Regretsy team

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh, Canada

So, I am teaching a freshman orientation class this semester. Part of the class is supposed to cover our international mission, a themed semester, and this time it's Canada. Historically, Canada's First Peoples carved stunning totem poles that represented a tribe's values and belief system. The group project I assigned was to present Canada historically, and to actually make and document the making of a totem pole. It had to be three feet tall minimum, and they could use any materials they wanted. Well, totally awesome theater major, Hunter, went above and beyond. This kid needs to be on Project Runway. I am so proud of him. This is why I teach. The video is about three minutes, and documents the purchasing of materials and then the making of the totem. Note, the eagle represents America, the lion MSSU, and the other three figures are the students in the group, including Hunter himself. The totem pole currently resides in MSSU's administration building, where I was told three years ago I couldn't install art in, because "that's what the art department is for, right?" They seem to have no problem with fuzzy animals with googly eyes. Yay, Hunter!