Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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Mike Bloomberg Avoids Being Associated with the Word "Bubble"

What do you call a giant extrusion from your museum? If you're the Hirshhorn Museum, you announce that it shall be named the Bloomberg Balloon. The structure, which Diller Scofidio + Renfro will cause to be inflated from the museum with more than a million bucks from Bloomberg LP next year, is already generally referred to around D.C. as "The Bubble." But no more! Enjoy your "Bloomberg Balloon."

We demand that Bloomberg LP also announce that no funding for the structure was derived from participation in any bubbles before we start calling it a balloon.

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saythatscool (#101)

Oh shit, did my girlfriend remember to take her birth control pill this morning?

freetzy (#7,018)

Oh, the humanity.

Dave Bry (#422)

The Incident Report, Or The Time I Broke It On Top Of A Museum.

A million bucks for hot air? Sounds about right.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

The Hirshhorn is the worst museum. Garbage bags stapled to a wall and revered as art and all those pretentious comments on how modern art "stimulates discussion and challenges our perceptions of what constitutes art"- blah, blah, blah.

Matt (#26)

May your head be crushed by the leg of a Louise Bourgeois spider.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@Matt – Bourgeois, indeed.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

A fitting namesake for a gigantic sac of hot air. EDIT: Too late on that joke!

BadUncle (#153)

I'd have named it the Michael C. Tumor. Or maybe Hirshwort.

laurel (#4,035)

@BadUncle The Classyst.

Flashman (#418)

That's a lovely looking thing. 'Balloon' doesn't really do it justice. I'd call it the Bloomberg Opal.

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