Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to improve your intellect at Wellesley College

A person possessing a highly developed intellect.
highbrow, learned person, academic, bookworm, man/woman of letters, bluestocking

synonyms: thinker, brain, scholar, genius, polymath, mastermind;
informal egghead, Einstein, brains, brainiac, rocket scientist
"there’s an elitism among intellectuals that turns many “common” folks off"

If the intellectual process is any process that goes on in the brain and one were to contrast that process with the definition and/or synonyms of the word intellectual we would expect there would be some similarities.  Not so with President H. Kim Bottomly and Museum Director Lisa Fischman at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.  Their intellectual process has more in common with the president's last name than anything related to the brain.  We've all heard of the old axiom that some people have manure (its really the 's' word but this is a family show) for brains and now there's strong evidence that this is true. Both Bottomly and Fischman have released statements that in a way, glorifies a man in his underwear and calling it that has no known social or otherwise redeeming value. 
It is not clear what is meant by, "The very best works of art have the power to stimulate deeply personal emotions and to provoke unexpected new ideas..." regarding the life-like sculpture of the man in his underwear which was on display at busy area of the campus... outdoors, nonetheless!  But one could surmise some kinky vicarious experience when you hear the latter part, "The sculpture "has started an impassioned conversation about art, gender, sexuality and individual experience,..."  Its all in there; passion, gender, sex and individual experience.  How much more kinky can you get with a statue?  They must get their jollies with the "unexpected new ideas" that I'm sure are "provoked" by the near nakedness of the man in his shorts.  Just as guns don't kill people...people kill people, sculptures don't start impassioned conversation, two so-called intellectuals start the conversation.  Further, sculptures neither show emotion or talk whereas impassioned conversation comes from the mindset of people who may be suffering from rectal cranial inversion.  Bottomly and Fischman exemplify this malady.  ~  Norman E. Hooben
Oh, I forgot one thing... How does one get deeply personal emotions over a sculpture?
Sounds pretty kinky to me..

The following from: FOX News

Mass. college man-in-underwear sculpture causes stir

A remarkably lifelike sculpture of a man sleepwalking in nothing but his underpants has made some Wellesley College students a bit uncomfortable, but the president of the prestigious women's school says that's all part of the intellectual process.
The sculpture entitled "Sleepwalker" of a man in an eyes-closed, zombie-like trance is part of an exhibit by sculptor Tony Matelli at the college's Davis Museum. It was placed at a busy area of campus on Monday, a few days before the official opening of the exhibit, and prompted an online student petition to have it removed.
The sculpture is a "source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault" for many, according to the petition, which had nearly 300 signees on Wednesday.
The petition started by junior Zoe Magid called on President H. Kim Bottomly to have the artwork removed.
That appeared unlikely, according to a joint statement issued Wednesday by Bottomly and museum Director Lisa Fischman.
"The very best works of art have the power to stimulate deeply personal emotions and to provoke unexpected new ideas, and this sculpture is no exception," the statement said. The sculpture "has started an impassioned conversation about art, gender, sexuality and individual experience, both on campus and on social media."
The sculpture was placed outdoors specifically to get a reaction and to connect the indoor exhibition with the world beyond, Fischman said.
"I love the idea of art escaping the museum and muddling the line between what we expect to be inside (art) and what we expect to be outside (life)," she wrote.
Reaction from the campus community was mixed.
Freshman Bridget Schreiner told The Boston Globe ( ) she was "freaked out" the first time she saw the sculpture, thinking for a moment that a real, nearly naked man was lingering on campus.
"This could be a trigger for students who have experienced sexual assault," she said.
Others were more understanding.
"I find it disturbing, but in a good way," English professor Sarah Wall-Randell said. "I think it's meant to be off-putting. It's a schlumpy guy in underpants in an all-women environment."
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