Ayn Rand fans: Help decide her fate

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  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Over at Slog, Christopher Frizzelle writes of this drawing:

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    And so he asks what should be done with Kathryn Rathke's 30x36" drawing of Ayn Rand, and suggests the following options:

    Comments so far include,

    Anyway, it's easy enough to comment at Slog. Go for it. Hell, tell them what bastards they all are, if you want.
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    Frizzelle, Christopher et al. "What Should We Do with this Portrait of Ayn Rand?" Slog. March 19, 2008. http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/03/what_should_we_do_with_this_portrait_of
     
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  3. Hipparchia Registered Senior Member

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    I think she pretty well covered (predicted) most of those responses, at least in a generic sense, in Atlas Shrugged.

    By the way, who is Christopher Frizzelle?
     
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Just this guy, you know

    Mr. Frizzelle is an writer for The Stranger who tends to cover the arts.

    And every once in a while, he takes a shot at humor. It's mandatory at The Stranger.
     
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  7. domesticated om Cartoon character Valued Senior Member

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    Hehe
     
  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Auction her off.

     
  9. Hipparchia Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry. I meant 'Who is Christopher Frizelle?' as a ironic mirror of "Who is John Gault?"
     
  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I'm sorry I missed the update earlier today. Interested parties have several more minutes to get their essays in .... Um, okay. So that's no good.

    Anyway, click here to see the absurd rules. The essays are in the comments at the end of the blog entry. It's a sad, sad result.
     
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    option d
     
  12. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    They can deface it, burn it, turn it into a urinal, whatever. Ayn would support their right to do any of those things, it's their property. Of course, it's an idiotic, juvenile act of destruction. But what the hell, she had the gall to defend capitalism.
     
  13. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    With awful, grandiose tomes that could have been edited to include only the relevent content: "I once skimmed through some Nietzsche, I have horrible self-esteem issues, I like money and I want hunky dudes to rape me."

    The rest is repetition upon those themes.

    I suggest cutting eye-holes in it, making it a mask and wearing it to Halloween parties.
     
  14. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Paint it in many bright colors, like a cheap whore, and then place the picture next to a huge photo of Ashton Kutcher.
     
  15. draqon Banned Banned

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    ummm did this Ayn Rand woman do something bad? Did she not write those books?
     
  16. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Yes and yes.
     
  17. draqon Banned Banned

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    got an article?
     
  18. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    If it's been abandoned in Christian's office, it's his. He should auction it off on e-bay, and keep all the money.
     
  19. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    She was Russian, your unannounced preference in women.
     
  20. draqon Banned Banned

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    I never announced that.

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    And if her name is Ayn Rand she has long way left Russian culture.
     
  21. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Congratulations, Bill

    The result has been announced: the winner is "Bill", who submitted the very first essay in response to the contest. An excerpt (the relevant portion):

    In awarding Bill the portrait, the judges at Slog had this to say:

    Congratulations, Bill.
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    Bill. "Why This Portrait Is Rightfully Mine and No One Else's". Slog. March 20, 2008. http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/03/essay_contest_it_is#c974931

    Frizzelle, Christopher et al. "So Long, Lady". Slog. March 21, 2008. http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/03/essay_contest_it_is#c974931
     
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  22. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    As officer Bar Brady said, "At first I was happy to be learning how to read. It seemed exciting and magical, but then I read this: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. I read every last word of this garbage, and because of this piece of crap, I am never reading again!"

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    And her birth name was Alisa Rosenbaum.
     
  23. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    Clearly you did, or I wouldn't know about it!
     

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