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Conflict has erupted at First Steps Daycare after Tyler Greene, 1, started to become a huge pain in the ass. “At first I was impressed, what with his extensive baby sign language vocabulary and superior motor skills,” said Lulu, 1 ¾, “but now it’s just getting obnoxious.”
According to an anonymous toddler, Greene regularly puts down those in the group who watch Baby Einstein, insisting that reading real Einstein proofs is the way to go. “I dabble in Baby Braille when evaluating theorems, since I’m not cognitively able to read English characters yet.” He went on to elaborate on how juice fasting really rejuvenates your chi (“you have to try it!”) and how Tchaikovksy is a “little too pedantic” for his taste.
Greene’s attitude has clearly annoyed the entire First Steps community. Even after learning how to speak, some of the daycare’s clientele have reverted to old habits in defiance, refusing to communicate in anything but unintelligible gurgles.
“Kljkwweeeeeeeeeeeeeguh,” commented Maria, 1 ½. Very compelling indeed.
Experts assume this new way of speaking is a dialect shift in response to hyper-communicative babies such as Greene, but recommend that further studies should be performed to validate this hypothesis.
Of course the expert is Greene. What a prick.
Interactive performance art (nicknamed bullshART by the art world) is clearly on the rise. In June we felt the beginnings of the movement with Franklin Aucoin’s “Wonderwall,” an early August piece installed in Brooklyn. I got a chance to speak with Eli Jacobs, a young bullshARTophile, soon after he attended the event. Clearly mid-revelation, Eli described the experience: “We just went over to this guy’s apartment and painted his living room a new shade of beige. It was wild.”
Also influential was Monique Lablovska’s fall opener “Toxic,” where gallerygoers were blown away watching Monique’s little brother repeatedly dial Poison Control and claim it was a “wrong number.”
The most notable of these young bullshARTists is Jake O’Leary, who started working just this year. I was lucky enough to attend a show of his in late August. Dressed in Hanes boxers and an oversized Giants jersey, O’Leary was seated on a couch in the middle of the gallery. He proceeded to eat salt and vinegar chips and drink Bud Light while watching ESPN for several hours. Safe to say I walked out of the show in tears, blissfully reeling from the several epiphanies I had about existence during the show’s duration.
I ran into him at a nearby newsstand and he agreed to elaborate more on his artistic process:
“At first I did it as a joke. I couldn’t believe that people paid me for this crap…. and now I’m kind of terrified – and trapped. They won’t let me do anything without calling it revolutionary and making me do it in front of the public! I shaved my beard into a chinstrap for an hour the other day – just as a joke, you know, to send a picture to my friends and see what they’d say – and somehow everyone knows and is calling it a ‘radical statement on capitalism’! Sometimes I wake up in a gallery and don’t even know how I got there – I’m pretty sure there’s some type of art mafia making sure I can never stop performing. Please make sure this gets published – I’m so desperate. Please.”
A true visionary – even his personal interviews contain complex artistic subtext. Clearly he has a lot to say about Syria.
Inspiring and Noteworthy Quotes From People With A Less-Than-Adequate Command of the English LanguageSeptember 23rd, 2012
“The only way to get more better at something is to do it alot and alot so then you can get more better.”
“The power of imaginashun makes us infinite because in you’re imaginashun you’re arms can be as long as infinity.”
“U miss 100% of the shots you dont take bcuz your not throwing anything. If u throw one u might still miss so why even try.”
“Its a small college and yet there r peepul who think its a dope college to go to college at.”
“I think, their4 I’m.”
“Shoot for the moon cuz then ur bullets won’t hit peoples face or other parts of there body.”
People often ask me, “How do you look so effortless?” To be honest, I just don’t put in the slightest bit of effort! Just let the world see the Real You! Continue reading for my non-solution solutions to look your sexiest:
- Buy the cheapest makeup possible. When it runs or makes weird little eye boogers, you can say you were inspired by Kate Moss’ “heroin chic” look in the 90s. Smudged equals stylish! Now your wallet is pleasantly plumper, and you can buy that new bargain-priced shampoo you were eyeing – which brings me to my next point…
- If your hair is color-treated, do not use specialty shampoos or conditioners. With a cocktail of cheap hair products, you can finally achieve that lackluster, greenish tone you’ve always wanted.
- To amplify the wow factor, just don’t wash your hair. Natural, gunked-up dreads make you look carefree and eclectic! Fight the Man AND bad hair days as tiny insects make a home in your matted locks.
- Forget to shave your legs. To entice the endless parade of attractive men in my life, I like to give it at least a week, and then bust out my favorite shapeless shorts every time I take a jog around campus, ensuring that anyone and everyone can admire my shaggy gams.
- Refuse to wear contacts, even if you desperately need them. A constant squint is a dazzling look and helps develop a seductive air that drives men wild. Flatter them with your alluring up-and-downs of their tee shirt while you try to figure out what a Modest Mouse could be. I started practicing this glamorous expression at an early age (see right).
- Always wear a sports bra. Traditional bras are awful and don’t give you the eye-catching uni-boob you need to attract male attention. Put on a sports bra and strut through the halls; heads will turn at your quietly captivating lack of feminine shape.
- Get in a bike, canoe, playground, and/or hide-and-seek accident (I’ve done ‘em all!). Your partially porcelain tooth will provide just the right sparkle for photo ops with all of your new male friends! By shining separately, it makes people question, “What is her tooth made of?” – adding a seductive air of mystery.
- Upon contracting the typical fall-term cold, never blow your nose. Your sporadic sniffles act like a teasing signal: Hey, boys! I’m here – full of mucus and feminine allure! Cue swoons.
- Be lazy with cover-up. A zit peeking through is your skin’s way of winking!
- Don’t be fake. Make sure everyone knows when you’re grumpy, sick, and/or bloated. Groaning “I need Midol” is the mating call of the modern world.
Being a real-life Heidi Klum isn’t hard at all! Just follow my ten simple steps and people will stop and stare when you walk down the street – they do at me all the time! So stand proudly, feel the wind in your pungent dreadlocks and embrace your glamorous future!