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Best Link Ever! A Poodle Dressed As A Snail

by Paddy Johnson on June 7, 2011
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Who knew poodle hair mutability could match that of the We Network’s Amazing Wedding Cakes? Sandy Paws, an award-winning poodle groomer (that’s a title you can have, now), had this vision, transforming her pet poodle/mascot Cindy into… just about everything.  Garden snails not your thing? No problem! Cindy has become a Ninja Turtle, a rooster, and even a potted peacock. Suck on that, Hipster Puppies!

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The Tenuous Connection Between Madonna and AFC’s @wrbrand

by Paddy Johnson on April 21, 2011
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Here’s a blast from the past worth a second look. Good Morning America talks to Madonna in 1991 about Truth or Dare, a production “critics may see as a primitive home movie. A self-plotation film violating the boundaries of good taste.” In the age of The Rock of Love and 50 cent’s twitter it’s hard to imagine this same criticism being lodged today.

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The World’s Greatest GIF!

by Paddy Johnson on April 8, 2011
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May this GIF make your morning as happy as it made mine.  Via: The Tomorrow Museum.

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What To Do With Art: Live With / Think About

by Paddy Johnson on April 5, 2011
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A love letter to art? Probably not – as I see it, this new Michael Bell-Smith video set to The Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place” is mostly about being comfortable with art. Whether we want to think about it or simply live with it is up to us. Bell-Smith is represented by Foxy Production in Chelsea.

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From The Purveyor of Fine Art Objects and Women

by Paddy Johnson on March 29, 2011
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“We pay top dollar for your used Malevich!” reads a speech bubble from the above website. And just what can you get from a company with a name that evokes prophets, cats and law firms all in the same breath? In theory, Cabbage Patch Dolls, David Wojnarowicz, NY Giants memorabilia, and Russian Models. In practice, approximately 30 seconds of wasted click time. So far this site is only a splash page. Scroll down the full length of the site though so as not to miss the senior discount. We’ll all want to take advantage of that. Via: @kristoncapps

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Hennessy Youngman Compares Contracting Herpes and Experiencing Relational Aesthetics

by Paddy Johnson on March 16, 2011
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We first introduced Hennessy Youngman to audiences last year when he shared his thoughts on Post-Structuralism. Now he’s discussing Relational Aesthetics [posted above]. The video link came to us from Jerry Saltz on Twitter, who appreciates both Rirkrit Tiravanija’s soup at Gavin Brown and Youngman’s cynicism. Naturally, artist William Powhida has challenged him on Twitter […]

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Best Link Ever! SPOEK MATHAMBO – CONTROL

by Paddy Johnson on March 10, 2011
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Now, this is good. An Afro-goth music video with graveyards, seizures, paint, megaphones, slums, and children. A cover of Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control.

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Best Link Ever! Lady Gaga’s Vag Joins The Ranks of Kittens and Fucking Hipsters

by Corinna Kirsch on February 28, 2011
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Today we prove that Best Link Ever isn’t all kittens and fucking hipsters. It’s all kinds of link bait completely unrelated to fine art, but uniquely qualified as time wasting fodder. I’m sick of Lady Gaga too, but who can resist this much vagina in one music video.

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Best Link Ever! Kittens Turbo Techno Jam!!!

by Paddy Johnson on February 14, 2011
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Quiznos wants sell subs to the internerds with a few dancing kittens (Update: or not – Dave Harper tells me he thinks this is home made, which makes me like it more). As it happens, some of these kitten compositions are surprisingly artful. I’ve included a few choice screenshots below. Via: Dave Harper

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Best Link Ever! Clapping Music!

by Paddy Johnson on February 4, 2011
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Lee Marvin and Angela Dickinson perform Steve Reich’s minimal piece ‘Clapping Music’. Idea, George Manak, Editing Peter van der Ham. 2005. Exceptionally well executed. Via: ss. cc: Cory Arcangel.

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