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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Aug 24 12:36 AM

Aug 24, 2010: Drill Baby

Drill Baby is not a real baby, it's vinyl rubber, mohair, oil paint, and plaster over an aluminum armature.



Drill Baby is tattooed with images of the BP offshore drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Oily Pelicans and Seagulls, Fish swimming in blackened water, a clipper ship with floating oil barrels, and the Virgin Mary-ish figure grasping a dripping gas nozzle.

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SPUCK  Tuesday Aug 24 06:49 AM

And the point?



Trilby  Tuesday Aug 24 07:57 AM

everyone needs a hobby.



casimendocina  Tuesday Aug 24 08:02 AM

The local Art Gallery has just bought a very similar piece. I took the students to look at another exhibit yesterday. They happened to wander past one in the same style and I couldn't drag them away from it.



Spexxvet  Tuesday Aug 24 09:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Drill Baby is not a real baby, it's vinyl rubber, mohair, oil paint, and plaster over an aluminum armature.



Drill Baby is tattooed with images of the BP offshore drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Oily Pelicans and Seagulls, Fish swimming in blackened water, a clipper ship with floating oil barrels, and the Virgin Mary-ish figure grasping a dripping gas nozzle.

link
BP = Baby Porn?


spudcon  Tuesday Aug 24 09:12 AM

S/M baby porn



ToastyOhs  Tuesday Aug 24 10:29 AM

Sailor baby says, "I end up with a new tattoo every time I pass out around those BP guys"



dmg1969  Tuesday Aug 24 12:28 PM

Seems just a little extreme to voice your position on BP. Why a tattooed baby? Who actually thought that would be way to get their point across?



Spexxvet  Tuesday Aug 24 01:12 PM

Tattoos marring the pristine flesh of a baby symbolizes oil marring the pristine environment of the Gulf.




Maybe.



dmg1969  Tuesday Aug 24 01:15 PM

I admit that I'm no artist. But I would have come up with something like a sea turtle crying tears of oil or something like that. But hey...that's why I'm not an artist.



Spexxvet  Tuesday Aug 24 01:24 PM




Happy Monkey  Tuesday Aug 24 01:40 PM

There was an odd scene in The Sopranos where Ralph blackmailed a Native American by threatening to publicise the fact that that guy was actually Italian.



spudcon  Tuesday Aug 24 01:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
Tattoos marring the pristine flesh of a baby symbolizes oil marring the pristine environment of the Gulf.




Maybe.
How pristine can the gulf be with Castro rotting in the middle of it?


classicman  Tuesday Aug 24 02:14 PM

How pristine is the gulf with thousands of rigs in it?



Gravdigr  Tuesday Aug 24 05:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmg1969 View Post
But I would have come up with something like a sea turtle crying tears of oil or something like that.
Or Tony Hayward's lunch covered in whale sperm.


Gravdigr  Tuesday Aug 24 05:44 PM

Art. I don't get it.



Clodfobble  Tuesday Aug 24 06:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK
And the point?
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmg1969
Why a tattooed baby?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr
Art. I don't get it.
It's a play on words, from the widely-repeated Republican mantra, "Drill, baby, drill," first uttered by Michael Steele, then popularized by Sarah Palin during the Vice Presidential debate.


sweetwater  Tuesday Aug 24 09:33 PM

Drill Baby can't compete with Oogachucka Baby.



casimendocina  Tuesday Aug 24 11:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
How pristine can the gulf be with Castro rotting in the middle of it?
Castro is contained, not leaking into the ocean.


SPUCK  Wednesday Aug 25 06:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
It's a play on words, from the widely-repeated Republican mantra, "Drill, baby, drill," first uttered by Michael Steele, then popularized by Sarah Palin during the Vice Presidential debate.

Ah.. Thank you. At least I understand it now.
Still lame in my opinion.


Clodfobble  Wednesday Aug 25 09:59 AM

Personally, I find the oil stuff irrelevant, but the baby itself creeps me right the hell out. It looks too real, and too dead.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Aug 25 04:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Still lame in my opinion.



casimendocina  Thursday Aug 26 07:03 AM

Went to the art gallery again today. The sculpture bought by the local gallery is called Big Mother. It's a primate with highly developed mammary glands standing up and holding a baby. Like Drill Baby, the skin and hair looks completely real.



ZenGum  Friday Aug 27 12:22 AM

Drill baby would be cooler if it were constantly turning like a drill bit.

Big Mother is #$%&ing freaky. And very well presented.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 27 12:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Drill baby would be cooler if it were constantly turning like a drill bit.
No, Drill Baby isn't drilling, it's being drilled. That's the whole point.


Juniper  Friday Aug 27 01:27 AM

Creepy!



Happy Monkey  Saturday Aug 28 07:26 PM

Is "drilled" slang for tattooed?



Happy Monkey  Saturday Aug 28 07:31 PM

Big Mother looks like a Mystic from Dark Crystal.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Aug 28 07:37 PM

Quote:
Is "drilled" slang for tattooed?
I don't think so, at least not that I've heard.
The baby represents the Gulf of Mexico, the tattoos represent the sullying by BP. Kind of a tree hugger position, considering we've been crapping on that particular baby for hundreds of years, but that's his statement on the oil spill.


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