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Thursday, September 23 1999

Mr. Nice Guy fights the right to bad art

and threatens to cut off funding to the B.M.A. unless they can the Sensation show. Meanwhile, all of Canada is a-flutter over Diana Throneycroft's dead bunnies.

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JJ Charlesworth on the Sensation Generation

"But amateurism's real lack of ambition isn't simply its rejection of the limited notion of technical specialism. Rather, the adoption of the amateur idiom is a declaration that the artist cannot offer a vision of experience which is any more valid or insightful than anyone else. In much the same way as politicians, lacking any credibility with the public, prefer to endlessly seek out the public's opinion rather than set the agenda themselves, so recent artists content themselves with insisting that they are no different, and no more extraordinary than the rest of us ... As part of that process of minimisation, amateurist art, represents a further retreat from the risk of failure; By lowering the stakes, it becomes impossible to lose."

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Oh, that this too too solid flesh would melt

"Sometimes we have to remove the navel and find a new spot for it." Not for the squeamish. shockwave.

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Rafe Colburn

I hate JavaScript. It's the bane of my existence. Mainly, I hate it because it's implemented differently in every browser, and debugging the scripts is absolute torture. What makes it worse is that many people don't follow the most basic best practices that have been established over time. To help eliminate this problem, I will link to the article Object detection, not browser detection. If you program in JavaScript, read it.

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Josey Vogels : Vulva Lickin' Good

"I know itís tough when, as one frustrated male friend recently said to me, 'Every one of you is bloody different.' But think of it as a challenge. I thought guys liked challenges."

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Wednesday, September 22 1999 ←††→ Friday, September 24 1999