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Favorite Thanksgiving Joke

Turkey Time
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Q: What did the Turkey dress as for Halloween?

A: A Goblin.

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Pterodactyl Joke

Pterodactyl Skeleton
Pterodactyl Skeleton Photographed By Gail at the AMNH

Q: Why Can’t You Hear When a Pterodactyl Uses The Bathroom?

A: Because the P is Silent.

Tuesday Humor: It’s All About Priorities

He Couldn't Swim Joke
Photographed By Gail at Mary Boone Gallery, 24th Street, Chelsea Gallery District)

“I understand your husband drowned and left you two million dollars. Can you imagine, two million dollars, and he couldn’t even read or write.”

“Yeah,” she said, “and he couldn’t swim, either.”

Richard Prince – Couldn’t Read, Couldn’t Write, Couldn’t Swim, 1989

Marc Dennis: An Artist, A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar…

An Artist A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar
All Photos By Gail

It’s not every day that you walk by an art exhibit whose title is the front end of a Meta Joke, and in this case that title is exactly what drew us in to Hasted Kraeutler Gallery for a quick look at Marc Dennis’ latest collection of hyper-realist paintings, playfully entitled An Artist, A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar….

Dennis likes to work with layers of reality and he’s said that his paintings are about “creating an absurd context.” He’s very adept also at creating scenarios in which you can consider yourself, as the viewer, to be an additional layer of the artwork

Marc Dennis Painting Art Fan
The End of The World

The painting above is based on the famous work you can see at This Link. Warning: NSFW! In my opinion, Dennis has greatly improved upon the original!

Marc Dennis Painting Rose Pile
Uncontrollable Beauty

Dennis explains that this painting, Uncontrollable Beauty, was inspired by pondering the idea of what a sculpture of his might look like, if he were to make one. It’s hard to believe that this is a painting and not a photograph.

Marc Dennis Painting Tattooed Girl
Betty, Lawyer, Pony

When you look at this painting, what do you focus on? The young girl’s ‘Bad idea” My Little Pony Tattoo? Her ill-fitting bra straps (seriously, she needs a t-back bra to go under that shirt)? Perhaps you notice the woman in front of her and the pattern of the red and white outfit she has on? I think the point here is that you can’t get a good look at that outfit because another person is blocking your view. Kind of like how at art galleries there is often an admirer standing in front of a painting blocking your view. Which is the very reason I took this photo from an angle — to avoid including the art fan standing next to me, who refused to move, so I could get a better shot, in the picture. Art imitates life, people!

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Marc Dennis‘ paintings make you think like that, and they are also beautiful. For that reason, I recommend this show!

An Artist, A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar… By Marc Dennis will be on Exhibit Through January 4th, 2014, at Hasted Kraeutler, Located at 537 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. Hours ar Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00 PM and By Appointment.

Video Clip of The Week: The Happinesses “Beautiful Mistake”

In the mid-1990s, when music was an entirely different animal than it is now, there was a fantastic NYC-based power pop quartet, possessed of a wickedly gritty edge, called Thin Lizard Dawn. Thin Lizard Dawn were just about my favorite band in the world for the short time they were together. TLD sounded something like The Beatles meets 10 CC and their self-titled, 1995 debut featured energetic, danceable songs about smoking pot (“Weed”), enthusiastic sex (“Sexual Dynamo”) and how much they thought Oasis sucked (“Sucks). I loved them so much and that album is still one of my favorite discs of all time. But TLD’s record label, RCA, had no clue how to market them and the band was dropped after their sophomore album failed to make any kind of dent in the commercial marketplace. Which reminds me of a joke:

Q: How do you stop the spread of AIDS?
A: Let BMG distribute it.

More than a decade has passed since the death of Thin Lizard Dawn, but the bands’ individual members have all gone on to have careers in the music industry, and that includes lead singer/guitarist/heartthrob Greg Lattimer. Greg is currently a studio engineer and producer, but he still finds time to write and record original music. The Happinesses is Greg and his wife Alice, just performing simple, memorable songs about love. Please enjoy this very fun, split-screen video for the super hooky “Beautiful Mistake.” “Like” The Happinesses on FaceBook at This Link.

Apple Store Playset by Playmobil

Do you enjoy shopping at the Apple Store? I sure do. There’s a big, shiny Apple Store just across town from me, on the corner of 9th Avenue and 14th Street (the bus goes right there). If you are in the area, sometimes it is fun to just “pop in” and browse the cool Apple products while listening to endless loops of The Beatles’ music. I just heard about a cool new toy that I would certainly buy if I had children; the Apple Store playset by Playmobil. Here are some of this cutting-edge playset’s fantastic features:

  • Amazing PLAYMOBIL™ set introduces children to the magic of Apple technology
  • Interactive play teaches important social interaction skills
  • Includes everything pictured: entire store with figures and over 60 accessories
  • Store comes fully staffed with PLAYMOBILApple Store associates
  • Ground floor of Apple store features product demo tables, software shelves and kids corner
  • Top floor includes Genius Bar and Keynote Theater with mini Steve Jobs figure
  • Use your own real iPhone 4 as the screen behind Steve Jobs in the Keynote Theater (downloadable simulated keynote presentation available on the PLAYMOBIL™ website)
  • Purchase the optional Line Pack and stage your own Apple Device launch party!
  • Entire store measures 72 cm long x 36 cm deep x 40 cm high
  • Officially licensed Apple product

I so want to own this.