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Posts Tagged ‘Britney Spears’

Stan’s Cafe Serves Up Global Perspective With a Side of Rice

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For some, today might signal the final chapter of a month-long credit card-wielding saga. But to us, it’s also a reminder that there’s only a few more days to catch the month-long engagement of Of All the People in All the World: The Americas, a performance and installation at the Skirball here in Los Angeles. British performance group Stan’s Cafe uses 33,000 pounds of rice to represent the 900 million people living in North and South America, sifting the grains into piles that give a sudden meaning to the facts and figures that often fly right over our heads.

These numbers can range from the most serious statistics (number of deaths while crossing the Mexico/Arizona border) to pop culture trivia (number of Harry Potter fans who bought the final book in the series on its release date). They even take requests–visitors can ask for the piles to shift to reflect their questions about the world. But there’s only a few days left to compare the number of the number of prisoners worldwide with the number of people living in gated communities in the US (it’s frighteningly close: 9 million vs. 8 million). The show closes December 30.

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Bantjes Trumps Vit In Layer Tennis With Obvious King vs. Riggs Overtones

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There’s no asterisk affixed to her name just yet (denoting a win), but from a quick swing through the forums, it appears as though the victor in this week’s historic inter-Speak Up league Battle of the Sexes Layer Tennis match is one Marian Bantjes. Playing exclusively in Illustrator (an obvious advantage for the vectorous one) Bantjes paddled Armin Vit‘s behind through a series of imagery evoking tennis balls, butterflies and Britney Spears.

You can scroll through each artful volley and read play-by-play by Heather Armstrong to see proof that this match was definitely one for the ladies. Actually, we didn’t see much of a contest at all; Bantjes kicked major layer ass.

Plasticgod Gets Political

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You remember we were so excited when we spotted Plasticgod‘s oh-so-in-the-moment rendition of Bald Britney Spears (wonder what’s next, topless while holding two kids with a crapping dog stuck to her dress?). Now he’s topped himself with the Axis of Evil: Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair, Kim Jong-Il, George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden. The best part? When dressed in their jailhouse attire (below), Saddam, being, you know, a ghost and all, glows in the dark.

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Britney Spears, Bald and Beautiful

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We couldn’t resist snapping this shot of art imitating life at the Pop Cling show last night. Plasticgod is so on top of his celebrity caricatures that he’s updated his Britney Spears illustration from a ponytailed pop princess to a 60-year old man.