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  budget for bootstraps

House Conservatives Offer Up New Budget Full Of Really Great Ideas That Everyone Loves

Oh good, we had grown tired of making fun of Paul Ryan and his “budget,” so it’s nice that the Republican Study Committee (RSC), chaired by Chairman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA, of COURSE), has released its own budget for us to make fun of. Highlights include: turning Medicare into a voucher system, raising the retirement age to 70, and repealing Obamacare. Here, let us give you a summary for you to make fun of and enjoy! Read more on House Conservatives Offer Up New Budget Full Of Really Great Ideas That Everyone Loves…
  goatse

For His Next Trick, Glenn Beck Will Pull Mapplethorpe’s Bullwhip Out Of His Butt

Back in 1987, before many of you young Wonkettarians were born (but not yr Wonkette, because we are ageless, like the sea) there was a kerfluffle over the National Endowment for the Arts and how it funded things that gave Lynne Cheney and some other old-school wingnuts a sad. Your grandpa was probably most upset by Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ, which is…well, exactly what it sounds like. A crucifix submurged in Mr. Serrano’s urine. (We have always taken Mr. Serrano at his word that it was indeed his urine). Yr Wonkette, and most sane people, had entirely forgotten about this whole debacle, but Fox News is still SO MAD and wants the White House to yell at Serrano, or a museum for displaying the piece again, or all of New York, or something. Glenn Beck isn’t just getting mad, however. Glenn Beck is using his sad internet teevee show to  get even: The media giant is reacting to controversy over a painting of President Obama resembling Jesus Christ on a crucifix by putting a bobblehead doll of President Obama into a container of what appeared to be urine. “I like to call this ‘Flobama,’” Beck said with a false French accent, as he played the role of a freedom-loving artist expressing himself on his television program Tuesday evening.  He titled his artwork, “Obama in Pee Pee” and put a price tag of $25,000 on it. Ebay has since pulled the item, despite the proceeds slated for charity. “I have been working on a masterpiece. I have been working on something for quite a while,” Beck clowned. “When I say quite a while, I mean all day, small little doses all day. I drank a lot of water when I did this.” Man, eBay is always trying to keep Glenn Beck down! Read more on For His Next Trick, Glenn Beck Will Pull Mapplethorpe’s Bullwhip Out Of His Butt…
  sleeps with the fishes

The Time ‘World’s Most Collected Painter’ Thomas Kinkade, Who Is Dead Now, Lied To Us About The NEA

The year: 2004. The place: Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. The occasion: the “private” opening for an ironic showing of Thomas Kinkade’s Christian-fished, trademark-marked work with select important people (at the time, your editrix was an art critic and thusly very important) and 300 or so of Thomas Kinkade’s closest fans, who had a nice group prayer. That’s when yours truly saw a bunch of people on the Grand Central board discreetly gathering in an artist’s studio to be addressed by the Master himself, and so decided to crash the party. Read more on The Time ‘World’s Most Collected Painter’ Thomas Kinkade, Who Is Dead Now, Lied To Us About The NEA…
  cartoon violence

Nudity And Cannibalism And Whores

By the Comics CurmudgeonIf Carl Jung were alive today, he’d see political cartoons as a shortcut into our collective subconscious. Those brave few Americans who continue to read newspapers have the honor or seeing the darkest, foulest recesses of the human mind barfed out daily onto editorial pages everywhere. In order to fulfill their appointed role of shocking a jaded nation, the cartoonists select only the most depraved, taboo-violating subjects for their art. What we’re trying to say is that this week’s cartoons are all about awful stuff, so brace yourself before you click the clicky and see the things in store for you. Read more on Nudity And Cannibalism And Whores…