24 June 2008

A flying banana over Texas?

Somebody please tell me this is a hoax...

-- MONTREAL -- A Canadian art project involving a giant banana, helium and the state of Texas was already considered bold and controversial - now there are doubts about whether the massive piece of fruit will ever fly.

Despite getting about $105,000 from Quebec and federal art-funding agencies, Canadian artist Cesar Saez's flying-banana project appears to be meeting turbulence. According to his project's webpage, the Geostationary Banana Over Texas has failed to get enough grassroots funding to ensure its planned launch date in August.

That is when Mr. Saez has said he would release a 300-metre banana, about the size of three football fields, over the Mexican desert and see it drift over the Lone Star State.
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RELATED: Even Snopes seems confused.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

$105,000 dollars! That's it! Why oh why hasn't this man been given a million dollars of Canadian taxpayer's money? That only represents the proceeds of everything you and a couple other taxpayers have paid during your working lifetimes! That's practically nothing at all, liberally speaking.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, in truth, it's no wackier than imposing a carbon tax... while gas prices are going through the roof.

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Rich said...

I hope this gem gets passed on up-the-line to CPC party headquarters....this is the sort of crap that has to be stopped.
Wouldn't it be great if the artiste was a just a scammer.
Ammo for shutting down the whole 'arts' funding mess.

Neo Conservative said...

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hey, get as artsy as you want.

you can set up a thousand monkeys, with a thousand typewriters and write up a new "red book" for all i care...

just don't stick me with the bill.

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JA Goneaux said...

As they say, art is anything you can get away with. The actual art is the reaction...

Neo Conservative said...

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i'm with harry truman on this one... "if that's art... i'm a hottentot."

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