Category Archives: Art

The Egyptian Tranny Caption Contest

This is the 150th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: On April 21, 2017, Chicago artist Chris Devins finished painting a mural of Michelle Obama as an Egyptian queen on an apartment building at the corner of 74th and Chappell on Chicago’s South Side, across the street from Bouchet Elementary School where Mooch had graduated.

Devins had financed the painting with $12,000 from a GoFundMe campaign. He said: “The purpose of this mural is to give today’s children someone they can literally look up to and to celebrate Mrs. Obama’s life and accomplishments during the last 8 years as First Lady of the United States.”

Alas, Devins plagiarized the image from another artist — Ethiopian-born Gelila Mesfin, who had posted a photo of her painting to her Instagram account (@Thick_East_African_Girl) last November.

After first denying knowing of Mesfin’s work, Devins eventually admitted being “inspired” by Mesfin’s painting and offered her a licensing fee. (Source)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Ancient Egypt had trannies too! Who knew?

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~Eowyn

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Tuesday Funny: pineapple left behind by students mistaken for modern art

If this incident doesn’t show, once and for all, that modern/post-modern art is full of crap, devoid of standards and judgment, I don’t know what is.

Roisin O’Connor reports for The Independent, May 8, 2017, that a pineapple left by two students at an art exhibition at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Scotland was mistaken for a work of art.

RGU business information technology student Ruairi Gray and his friend Lloyd Jack had bought the pineapple for £1 at a supermarket. They left the fruit on a table at the Look Again exhibition at RGU’s Sir Ian Wood building, hoping that it might be mistaken for art.

Jack tweeted this pic of their pineapple:

Four days later, the two students returned to the exhibit and found that the pineapple had been put inside its own glass display case.

Gray, 22, told the MailOnline“I saw an empty art display stand and decided to see how long it would stay there or if people would believe it was art. I came in later and it had been put in a glass case – it’s the funniest thing that has happened all year. My honours supervisor saw it and asked an art lecturer if it was real because he could not believe it.”

Natalie Kerr, a cultural assistant who organized the art exhibit, denied displaying the pineapple as art, claiming she is allergic to pineapples. She told the Press & Journal, “We were moving the exhibition, and came back after 10 minutes and it was in this glass case. It’s a bit of a mystery – the glass is pretty heavy and would need two or three people to move it, we have no idea who did it. But it’s still there now, we decided to keep it because it’s keeping with the playful spirit of this commission.”

The pineapple incident is similar to a prank a year ago when a pair of glasses placed by a 17-year-old on the floor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) was also mistaken as part of the art exhibition.

To test whether art-goers would mistake anything as art if it’s placed in a gallery setting, TJ Khayatan placed the glasses on the floor of SFMOMA and walked away.

Soon after, visitors to the gallery surrounded the glasses and began taking pictures.

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~Eowyn

Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump exhibit relocates – again

shia labepouf

Someone needs to get this creature an acting gig. Or better yet, a cure for his Trump Derangement Syndrome.

From Page Six: Actor Shia LaBeouf is taking his controversial anti-President Trump art installation across the pond, claiming America isn’t “safe enough” for his work.

The “He Will Not Divide Us” webcam exhibit has been adopted by the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the group said Tuesday.

“Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” LaBeouf and the other artists wrote in a statement.

The project encourages people to say “He will not divide us!” into a wall-mounted camera that is livestreaming 24/7.

It was launched in Queens on Inauguration Day, and was supposed to run for the duration of Trump’s presidency. But the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria shut down the installation on Feb. 10, saying it became a “flashpoint of violence.” (Including LaBeouf being charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation .)

So LaBeouf moved it to Albuquerque, where it was yanked a few days later because of vandalism and gunfire.

DCG

Homosexual director of ‘Beauty and Beast’ wants to rip the Bible to pieces

I have published two posts warning about Disney’s new flick, Beauty and the Beast, that:

Now we know why.

Beauty and the Beast‘s director Bill Condon, 61, born in New York City and raised in an Irish Catholic family, is openly homosexual and has a visceral hatred for Christianity.

Pete Baklinski reports for LifeSiteNews, March 17, 2017, that in a 2007 interview with Passport Magazine, Bill Condon said he wishes he could “rip pages out of the Bible” when he stays in hotel rooms.

When asked what the first thing he does when he gets into a hotel room, Condon replied:

“I wish I could say I’m like [homosexual actor] Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days.”

According to a report by The Charlotte Observer’s Lawrence Toppman, there are two homosexual moments in the film:

  1. The first comes when “a young man whirls into the surprised Le Fou’s arms, and they dance happily away together”.
  2. Later in the dance, Le Fou “spins across the room and lands on the reclining Gaston’s lap, wrapping Gaston’s arms around him.”

Neither scene is found in the original Beauty and the Beast story, nor are they essential or add to the plot. Which makes Disney’s new movie a FAKE Beauty and the Beast!

Condon said in a March 1 interview with Attitude:

“Le Fou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realising that he has these feelings. And [actor] Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

So committed and insistent is Disney on the homosexual message in Beauty and the Beast that the studio would rather swallow the loss of box office revenue in Malaysia than cut out the pro-“gay” scenes, as requested by the Malay government.

Beauty and the Beast is being boycotted by Christian and Conservative groups:

  • A petition to boycott the film created by LifeSiteNews has been signed by 131,000 people. The petition to Disney states: “Children’s movies are no place for promoting a harmful sexual political agenda, one that offends the deeply held beliefs of countless parents and families. I pledge to boycott both the Beauty and the Beast movie, and other Disney films and products, until such a time as Disney commits itself to protecting, not harming, the innocence of our children.”
  • The American Family Association has 51,000 petition signers saying they “can’t support Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie” because it pushes the “gay agenda on our children. Homosexual behavior is unhealthy and unnatural. It is irresponsible and careless of Disney to promote such an agenda in a movie designed and marketed to children.”
  • Colorado Christian University created a petition to Disney CEO Rober Allen Iger where “Christian Americans” pledge to “not allow our children or grandchildren to be subjected to your radical Left-wing agenda through your latest rendition of Beauty and the Beast. We will not allow you to bully us into going against our Biblically-based beliefs in natural marriage, and we will certainly not let you circumvent us as leaders of our families to force these beliefs on the impressionable young minds of our children.”
  • On March 2, evangelist Franklin Graham wrote his 5.5 million Facebook followers asking them to “say no” to Disney’s remake. “They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children—watch out! Disney has the right to make their [shows], it’s a free country. But as Christians we also have the right not to support their company. I hope Christians everywhere will say no to Disney.”
  • Earlier this month Christian owners of an Alabama drive-in theater said they would refuse to show the film because it would “compromise on what the Bible teaches.”
  • Russia slapped a  16+ rating on the film, effectively banning children from seeing it.

Alas, the boycotts evidently are in vain. The movie had a record $170 million opening in the U.S. this weekend, earning $350 million worldwide. (Hollywood Reporter)

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~Eowyn

Rapper Snoop Dogg assassinates President Trump in music video

In the video for his latest “song,” Lavender, rapper Snoop Dogg (networth: $110 million) mock executes a clown-like President Trump with a toy gun.

Then, on top of threatening the life of a sitting President — and inciting others to do the same — Snoop Dogg layers on the contorted faux justification. He told Billboard that his “song” gives a voice to “people who don’t have a voice”:

“The ban that this motherfucker [Trump] tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherfuckers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherfuckers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it — but if you got color or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of color position themselves to get millions and billions off of it. It’s a lot of clown shit going on . . . . When I be putting shit out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing . . . I’m trying to fill in a void. I feel like . . . nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this fucking clown as president, and the shit that we dealing with out here . . . . “

H/t Constitution

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~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: ‘His face shone like the sun’

Matthew 17:1-8

Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother,
and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them;
his face shone like the sun
and his clothes became white as light.
And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
conversing with him.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Lord, it is good that we are here.
If you wish, I will make three tents here,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold,
a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,
then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.”
When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate
and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
“Rise, and do not be afraid.”
And when the disciples raised their eyes,
they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

My eyes brimmed with tears reading the above passage from Matthew, my heart is filled with wonder and awe.

Imagine if you and I had been there, waking up from sleep and seeing our Lord Jesus Christ transfigured — His face shining “like the sun,” His clothes “white as light” .  . . .

And talking with two long-departed men, Moses and Elijah — visual evidence that there is life after death.

Then, to top it all, we hear the voice of the Father: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Do you long to see our Lord as much as I do?

A little-known, panned-by-critics (of course) 2016 gem of a movie, Risen, about an unbelieving Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’ body following His resurrection, captures well our Lord’s warmth, love, and unspoken understanding.

Here’s the scene of when Clavius, the Roman Tribune, saw the risen Christ for the first time.

It is said that Mel Gibson, who just had a newborn son out of wedlock with a woman young enough to be his granddaughter (he’s 35 years older), is planning to make a sequel to his 2004 The Passion of the Christ, about the Resurrection.

Gibson should know that the sequel has already been made, and it’s called Risen.

If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to. You won’t regret it.

Here’s the link to watch the movie in its entirety: http://ffilms.org/risen-2016/

And may the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

~Eowyn