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I've got this strange friend; her name is Maria. Maria's always been a little weird but now things have gotten unworldly altogether. You see, Maria's an artist; she's into sculpture in particular, of which she specializes in the manipulation of Perspex with a blowtorch. Lately I haven't seen too much of her as she's hooked up the Internet. Actually not many people at all have seen her recently; she says she's working on a big project.
Now that she's got the Internet she reckons she can focus a lot more on her work without distractions. She doesn't 'waste' time doing grocery shopping anymore. Now she orders all her food and household items. She says if she's extremely busy, her weekly list is saved into the computer, and she just clicks on 'order' and the usual stuff is delivered to her door every week. No more driving, parking, searching for stuff, standing in line, dealing with bored and under slept cashiers. I'm starting to think it's not such a bad idea. Maria is pretty proud. She's now organizing for a local greengrocer to deliver her fruit and vegetables too.
Maria has always had a 'thing' for Donald Duck. On the Net she's found all these rare collectable dealers like eBay. When she's not warping Perspex into postmodern configurations representing the need for a more spiritual existence, she's thriving in the consumerist world of finding and bidding for Donald Duck comic books from the 1950's. Last I heard a friend said she's actually starting to look like a duck herself!
All this Internet shopping is pretty new to me, it sounds like it really could help a lot of people out. However for recluse artists it could be the final straw for friends and family who may never see their buddies again! Nah, its cool-I just hope Maria's new project isn't a giant Perspex Donald Duck. I don't think the world needs any more Donald Ducks!
I just got back from Maria's place. You're not going to believe what I saw. She was actually having a party, and I wasn't invited. Maybe she thinks I'm boring compared to her new friends. She says she met them on the Internet, a whole bunch of people into Donald Duck! One guy was actually dressed up like Yosemite Sam-gun belt and all! It seems I'm the odd one out.
Before I left her place she showed me her new sculpture. I underestimated her newfound love. It's a giant computer; inside it is filled with the heads of all her friends (me included). Of course none of us had human mouths, smiling duck beaks adorned all the heads, a definite sign of the Internet's powerful influence, and of the collective warping of today's society!
About The Author
Jesse S. Somer is a human hoping to show his fellow Earth citizens the beautiful opportunities the Internet is making available for all our lives.
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The company has conducted about 30 auctions of memorabilia worth millions of dollars, including several green jackets. The jackets are worn by members of the Augusta National Golf Club and awarded to the winner of each year's Masters Tournament. The ...
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Quinn's tracks beauty of 'Natural World' with Jan. 25 Prints Auction
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Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647-1717), Cayman with Snake, from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, Amsterdam, 1719, 20.25 x 14.25in. Est. $4,000-$6,000. FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Thursday, January 25, the Waverly Rare Books & Prints division of ...
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Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K
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A rare piece of art history is now up for sale in the form of an Apple Macintosh logo painted and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol. Thought its exact raison d'etre is unknown, the work may be a color study for an Apple advertising commission, according ...
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With auction houses in the news following record-breaking sales, I sat down with Ralph Taylor, Global Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Bonhams, to discuss how the contemporary art market is shaping up for 2018. Are auction houses getting too ...
Foreclosure auctions for Keene plazas pushed back
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The foreclosure auctions of two major Keene shopping centers have been postponed until next month, according to an auction company. Riverside Plaza and Key Road Plaza were previously scheduled for sale at auctions Friday. The two centers house some of ...
Classic 'Macintosh' Painting by Andy Warhol Estimated to Fetch Up to $30000 at Auction Next Month
Woodshed Art Auctions has announced it will be auctioning an opaque watercolor painting of Apple's classic logo by the late Andy Warhol next month. The painting is part of Warhol's "Ads" collection from 1985, one year after the original Macintosh ...
Trai holds industry-wide consultation on spectrum auction
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