Saturday, July 12, 2008

Another Episode of "Is It Art, or Isn't It?" / Plus, Kip's Hometown Makes the Guinness Book of World Records (Twice!)

In the last installment of this continuing series, the boys reached a split-decision on Larryville's Summer Solstice Bonfire and Mask Party, with Kip calling it decidedly non-art ("it's just a public celebration of the barely concealed paganism that lies under Larryville's placid surface") while Richard declared it to be art ("frightening, sure, but certainly art").

Today the boys consider the Victor Continental Show, celebrating ten years of debauchery, sketch comedy, and sock puppetry this weekend at Liberty Hall.

Kip says: "It's just a bunch of friends who get drunk on stage and make inside jokes about local places and politics. Not art. I mean, if we were to write up our own drunken antics and our visits to various bars in a humorous manner, would you call THAT art."

Richard says: "Yes, Kip. I fucking would."


It's been a proud week for Fort Scott, Kansas, which set two World Records: one for laying the longest line of pennies (40 miles) and another for laying a mile of pennies faster than anyone else (2 hours, 23 minutes, 1 second).

Kip says: "In Fort Scott, we have a lot of extra time and we enjoying laying pennies down on the ground in a line. It all just sort of worked out to our advantage."

Did Kip himself place the final penny? When he returns from Colorado, where he's currently amongst the mountain hippies ("they wear backpacks and smell like bran muffins"), we'll certainly ask him.

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