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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pope, He Angry

posted by on August 28 at 8:25 AM

Over this:


A man has been hospitalized after recently going on a hunger strike in response to this. What a wuss! He’s been eating happily for years while this thing has been in existence, tormenting, absolutely tormenting the sacredness of human life. What I mean is, this art’s old. The artist, Martin Kippenberger (a good, spicy one, as you might imagine), has been dead since 1997. Here’s the best overview of his work that I’ve found on the web.

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if I looking for frog
him name is hopkin green frog
I lost my frog

Posted by Darcy | August 28, 2008 8:28 AM

Pissing off the Pope seems more like incentive than disincentive.

Posted by monkey | August 28, 2008 8:38 AM

Oh Toad, oh Toad, wie bitter bist du!

Posted by kinaidos | August 28, 2008 8:39 AM

This isn't art. This is something you buy for $1.99 for no reason at all, only to throw it away during your next move.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 28, 2008 8:48 AM

The Vatican needs to update their tactics: trademark the crucifix and sue anybody who uses an unsanctioned version, Disney-style.

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 28, 2008 8:51 AM

Too bad he died before he could make a matching set with Muhammad and the Dalai Lama.

Posted by Fnarf | August 28, 2008 8:55 AM

Is there any useful point of differentiation between Christianity and Islam?

Any god, or religion, that can't deal with images of Kermit-on-a-stick or turbaned-dude-in-charcoal-on-paper isn't worthy of the appellation.

Posted by rob | August 28, 2008 8:56 AM

Oe, Poe: soe boering.

Posted by Jen Graves | August 28, 2008 9:00 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | August 28, 2008 9:03 AM

Christ, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're gonna crucify me!

Posted by Kermit the SLOG Frog | August 28, 2008 9:08 AM

let him die.

Posted by max solomon | August 28, 2008 9:18 AM

max@11, the frog, the pope, or the douche who's been hospitalized? i vote for all three.

Posted by ellarosa | August 28, 2008 9:38 AM

Kermit died for your sins?

Posted by Dalton | August 28, 2008 9:45 AM

If this is art, where the "What's Hanging" title?

Posted by RonK, Seattle | August 28, 2008 10:10 AM

A fucknut on a stick.

Posted by Irena | August 28, 2008 10:14 AM

I BEG your pardon; "fucknut"? You wouldn't say that if you knew that that frog happens to look almost exactly like me.

Oh, wait; yes you would.

Posted by Fnarf | August 28, 2008 10:50 AM

Didn't this used to hang on the wall at Coffee Messiah?

Posted by PA Native | August 28, 2008 11:03 AM

It "has offended the religious feelings of many people who consider the cross a symbol of God's love and of our redemption," Pahl quoted the pope as writing in the letter.

If the cross is a symbol of God's love then he's a kinky so and so.

Posted by elswinger | August 28, 2008 12:26 PM

That frog is tame. Try Rops:

I believe there's a more explicit drawing, where JC is being mounted but I can't find it online.

Posted by snarky | August 28, 2008 5:12 PM

I too have done some art work about my opinions of religion and its crushing impact on our society. If the religion can't take criticism, what does that tell you? Of course it can't take it because it's a myth and can't be defended by other than faith and BS.

Posted by Stan Chraminski | August 31, 2008 7:49 PM

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