The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is a world-renowned institution dedicated
to showcasing the finest art acquired from Boston-area refuse. The
museum started in a pile of trash in 1994, in a serendipitous moment
when an antiques dealer came across a painting of astonishing power and
compositional incompetence that had been tragically discarded. Its
magnetic pull was immediate; it has since inspired a collection of 500
masterful pieces of art so awful they prompt viewers to appeal loudly
for divine intervention. Located next to two Massachusetts bathrooms,
the museum's collection aspires to be a monument to creative ecstasy
that has resulted in glorious failure. Only the most arresting
paintings and sculptures are accepted by MOBA, but priority goes to
those that prominently feature a monkey or a poodle. Public reaction
has been overwhelming, freeing the art-loving community to point and
laugh at art everywhere. Two of their pieces have been stolen, so
alarming the museum that they promptly offered a reward in the amount
of $6.50 for their return. Some of their more notable pieces show a
footless John Ashcroft wearing a diaper, and a hula skirt-wearing
wiener dog juggling bones. Such enigmatic images invoke so many
mysteries that they are often unable to be explained by artists
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Robert Winchelsey left England for Rome to be consecrated by the Pope,
only to find that there was none.
Spanish general and governor Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of
Alba lost his glasses in the town of Brielle, enabling sea beggars to
gain the first foothold on what would become the Dutch Republic.
The British Armed Forces started to grant personnel the power to fly.
The first of over 670,000 gremlins were released into North America to
crush foreign imported machines.
The people of Iran overwhelmingly approved a national referendum to
renovate their government buildings.
Exactly one year after recognising same-sex marriage, the Netherlands
thought it would be best to also legalize euthanasia.
As mandated by a 2005 Act of the British Parliament, several British
policing agencies joined together to become very serious.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Mediocre; lackluster; unexceptional; uninspiring.
2. Apathetic; unenthusiastic
Wikiquote quote of the day:
What is unique about the "I" hides itself exactly in what is
unimaginable about a person. All we are able to imagine is what makes
everyone like everyone else, what people have in common. The individual
"I" is what differs from the common stock, that is, what cannot be
guessed at or calculated, what must be unveiled, uncovered, conquered.
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