The only advantage to the $1-for-the-new-card scam: fewer treacherous discarded Metrocards littering the station floors. Those fuckers are slippery! Like evil, vitaminless banana peels.
Oh joy. It's Spargelzeit!
@doraleigh I totally cannot wait to get fitted for my caftan! (I'm 37: does that mean it's time! Whooooo! Although I have a soft spot in my heart, actually, for Hilo Hattie muumuus.)
@JoJo by few@twitter Seconding you. Damn that was good, Polly. Oh, the lost puppies. The assholes. The stoners (oh, the stoners). My commitment-phobia, too. All of it.
And, JoJo by a few, I love the line about not feeling the need to impress anyone.
Not on topic at all to the HuffPo versus Slate thing, but to the actual art on display at MoMA... it's not a special exhibition. It's just the way the permanent collection happens to be hung currently or, in artspeak, a rotation. It's the same room on the 4th floor where Johns/ Rauschenberg/ Twombly (sometimes) usually can be seen.
MoMA rotates the permanent collection fairly frequently: not everything, obviously, and it's usually subtle changes (a painting or two are swapped out), because they can. Stuff goes on loan, stuff goes to conservation, or a curator decides it's time to see something different. The room with Pollock, Newman, etc. on the 4th floor have been changed fairly frequently in the last year as well. And the current Johns/Rauschenberg thing has been tinkered with a few times since Canyon arrived.
So, yeah, I guess this is about HuffPo/Slate thing because it's has nothing at all to do with what is actually happening in the galleries.
@happymisanthrope Don't get me started on things like museum studies or non-profit administration degrees. If only starting salaries at a museum approached annual tuition of those MA programs.
Unrelatedly: a long time ago I decided I'd start donating to my undergrad college once my annual salary exceeds its current annual tuition. Still hasn't happened, and as someone in the arts who hasn't gotten a raise in years, that's looking increasingly unlikely.
@Lockheed Ventura I know you're joking, but this more or less already exists with the adjunctification of higher ed. They're not touring the entire country, but plenty of adjuncts cobble together a living by teaching one or two classes at a bunch of different colleges and are basically zipping from one university to the next in hopes of making $10,000 or so a semester, without benefits and sometimes without even an office. I know one person who held her office hours at one school in a food court.
I'll take the cold over humid 100-degree days any day. Plus, if you dress appropriately, it's not that bad. It's not upper-midwest cold.
Coming back to say, marry me, Ken Layne. Marry me.