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Started by TinyMcOtter on Oct 28, 2018 11:58:40 PM
Bell-end or not bell-end?

We’ve got PotD, STS, DotD and a variety of other threads. This thread, I propose, is for people/events that are debatable as to whether the participants are bell-ends or not.

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TinyMcOtter - 29 Oct 2018 00:00:06 (#1 of 103)

Novel idea to raise awareness, or tedious bell end?

A series of pinhole cameras have been positioned around Lake Tahoe to record in a single exposure the effects of climate change over the course of the next 1000 years. Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats has booked space at the nearby Sierra Nevada College to hold an exhibition of the results in the year 3018.

https://dpreview.com/news/0865105528/1000-year-long-exposure-due-to-reveal-effects-of-climate-change-for-exhibition-in-3018

TinyMcOtter - 29 Oct 2018 00:00:58 (#2 of 103)

The art world could probably fill up this thread tbh. E.G. Banksy’s recent thing.

popstar7 - 29 Oct 2018 00:07:55 (#3 of 103)

I would argue probably the complete opposite. We're the feckless bell-ends and the artists are just doing their best to awaken their easily-distracted, slack-jawed potential audience - which is to say, us - to impending species-level disaster.

Ebadlun - 29 Oct 2018 00:16:01 (#4 of 103)

Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats has booked space at the nearby Sierra Nevada College to hold an exhibition of the results in the year 3018.



Oh crap, I'm busy that week.

CarlosFandango - 29 Oct 2018 00:16:27 (#5 of 103)

Tahoe climate pinhead camera thing - Resounding bell-end.

TinyMcOtter - 29 Oct 2018 01:29:02 (#6 of 103)

I would argue probably the complete opposite



Opposite to what? Unless you mean all artists.

Bonusy - 29 Oct 2018 05:40:10 (#7 of 103)

We're the feckless bell-ends and the artists are just doing their best to awaken their easily-distracted, slack-jawed potential audience - which is to say, us - to impending species-level disaster

I'd be somewhat surprised if the people who need to change their stance (ie the leaders and regulators of the industrial world) are going to become environmentally woke by artistic actions

Arjuna - 29 Oct 2018 05:55:32 (#8 of 103)

He ain't no Jack Vettriano

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathon_Keats

SheikYerbouti - 29 Oct 2018 06:36:08 (#9 of 103)

I'd be somewhat surprised if the people who need to change their stance (ie the leaders and regulators of the industrial world) are going to become environmentally woke by artistic actions

Quite. You might argue that by focusing their artistic endeavours on this topic they're just tickling the righteousness glands of their already right on audience. Virtue signalling of the most flamboyant kind.

machiavelli - 29 Oct 2018 06:37:07 (#10 of 103)

Kanye West - gold-plated bellendery.

Addressing Mr Trump, he added: "There was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman.

"You made a Superman - that's my favourite superhero - you made a Superman cape for me."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45826875

Arjuna - 29 Oct 2018 06:46:41 (#11 of 103)

isn't there meant to be an element of doubt in nominations?

TinyMcOtter - 29 Oct 2018 06:49:32 (#12 of 103)

Bill Maher fits into thsi category. He can be quite incisive at times, if obvious, but I like his visceral abuse of Trump and the GOP.

But he's also a smug self-satisfied knob. And his insistence on bringing dickhead right wingers on his show to prove how politically incorrect he is, is tedious. These people have plenty of airtime and media platforms, they don't need to take up more space on the telly.

SheikYerbouti - 29 Oct 2018 07:10:22 (#13 of 103)

All American news review show hosts do. Despite Trevor Noah and John Oliver being basically on the side of the goodies, the self regard is just sickening.

Also Michael Moore, of course.

machiavelli - 29 Oct 2018 08:57:29 (#14 of 103)

isn't there meant to be an element of doubt in nominations?

Heh! I withdraw my nomination forthwith.

SteveFrench - 29 Oct 2018 15:12:55 (#15 of 103)

Max Boot

I am firmly in the bell-end camp and wish he’d just STFU

TinyMcOtter - 29 Oct 2018 16:39:55 (#16 of 103)

I’ve managed to never knowingly read anything from him.

Chazzer - 01 Nov 2018 13:12:12 (#17 of 103)

Mark Clattenburg- for having tattoos commemorating his reffing at the Euro's and big cup finals:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/31/m
ark-clattenburg-mission-saudi-arabia-referees-ends


although the man who has tattoos to commemorate his role in refereeing both the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals is unlikely to want to be out of the action for long.

Moschops - 01 Nov 2018 13:16:17 (#18 of 103)

I always thought Clattenburg was a pretty decent ref

AlanII - 01 Nov 2018 13:17:51 (#19 of 103)

One of the better ones though I think Michael Oliver is the better of the two.

Arjuna - 01 Nov 2018 18:14:16 (#20 of 103)

I heard him interviewed about his tattoos, he said it had always been his dream to referee at the very top level and was immensely proud to have achieved it. He came across really well. In a world where all kinds of idiots, have all kinds of ridiculous tattoos, his really aren't that daft.

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