ottos gone wild

it was first thursday last week.  we loaded the kids up on suckers and iced coffees and took them to the idaho historical museum and boise art museum for free admission.

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yee-haw!

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that day the kids had even got their art anthology in the mail.  so they were super stoked to go to the art museum for the first time and see the real stuff.  unfortunately, the current exhibits seemed to be primitive basket weaving, picketing signs, old lady glass vases with chipmunks, and a herd of life-size, white elephants inflated by electric fans.

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i thought it was funny that the elephants had a plaque that said they represented our unsustainable culture and how it’s a “white elephant” that no one talks about.  while it occurred to me, that for once, the white elephant in the middle of the room that no one talks about, might just be…a white elephant in the middle of the room that no one talks about.  except for gideon.  who walked through the door and blurted out indignantly, “hey, this isn’t art!”  kids.  the constant plague of emperors.

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moral of the story, don’t let your children browse an entire volume of art history before taking them to see the “real stuff.”  they might be sadly disappointed.  jehu suggested that maybe they had run out of good things to paint.  although he did find one (the only) painting in the whole museum he liked.  it reminded him of “the garden of earthly delights” by bosch.  a painting, which probably has no business reminding him of anything.

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garden-of-earthly-delights

now watch mommy censor the art book with painters tape.  i’m sooo fascist.

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just ask anyone.

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1 Response to “ottos gone wild”


  1. 1 Anonymous May 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    how many licks does it take to get to the center of a totsie pop? Grandma knows. Do you?


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