Although the newest episode of "The Cougar" did not quite deliver the red-hot cougar-den action that the previews promised us (providing instead a bit of sensitive "pillow talk"), it did teach us several important lessons, as always. The episode began with the cubs revealing their darkest secrets to the cougar, who then chose the two most interesting candidates for a skydiving date. The secrets chosen by the cougar were: a stint in rehab; cheating on a girlfriend with her best friend. Later, the cougar excused the ex-rehab cub from the house and chose to keep the philandering cub, making him promise never to hurt her should they fall in love. He promised; she believed him. Later, the cubs were asked to write a song for the cougar. Her pick: the one that sounded most like John Mayer, proving once again that women can never resist the lure of sweet nothings played acoustically by boring white men. Next week's trailers reveal another trip to the cougar-den, this one actually featuring a make-out session with a shirtless cougar (Chip: "Even prior to a first kiss, I always remove my shirt. It's just something I do."). Stay tuned.
Today's art pick takes us to La Esquina in KC: "On May 8, 2009, beginning at noon, Kansas City based artist Jason Dixon will attempt to complete the most performance art pieces ever enacted by a single person in a single day. Clad in competitive swimming gear and acting through his alter ego, Tito, Dixon plans to re-create a selection of seminal performance art works of the past, from Bruce Nauman’s “Bouncing in Corner” to Vito Acconci’s “Turn On,” and Theme Song,” to Paul McCarthy’s “White Line.”
Richard: "I'm guessing that 'bouncing in corner' is pretty much exactly what the title suggests."