With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Monday, September 11, 2006

I Promise This Will Be One of the Last Posts Involving a Picture of a Urinal: A Post Inspired by Modern Artsy Fartsy People.


Apparently in contemporary art it is appropriate to display something as your own if you picked it out.

Today's post is from "A Nice Place to Dig" I found it while reading her blog. And then I pulled the classic cut and paste. It is an explanation of why she is in love with Mathematician Grigori Perelman. It reminded me of happier times.

Friday, August 25, 2006
All I Know Is That It's Love

Bela and Helen have asked why I think Grigori Perelman and I would make a great couple. The reasons, though perhaps subtle in nature, are valid and numerous. We have lots in common.

1. He’s a brilliant Mathmatician + I’m a brilliant Poet = we’re both brilliant
2. He turned down the Fields Medal + I’ve never posted my brilliant poetry in my blog = neither of us care if others know how brilliant we are
3. He turned down a million dollars + I gave up my trustfund = we’re both content to live like normal, unbrilliant people
4. He was offered a prestigious prize in Mathamatics+ I was featured on the jumbo-tron while drinking 1 + 3 Pink Panty Pulldowns at a Vols game = we’ve both been recognized by a committee of people who were formed to find other people
5. He has a Candidate of Science Degree + I have a Master of Fine Arts Degree = neither of us have a real PhD

And last but not least…

Sometimes you just can't explain why you love someone...especially if you've never met them. I will just say this: my devotion is fierce, and sometimes it's best if its directed at people who don't know me and aren't in any real danger of meeting me.
posted by Pepper Medley at 1:26 PM
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Thanks, Modern Art! And best wishes to Grigori and Pepper.

14 comments:

bitingblondewit said...

Awesome! But what, um, goes into a Panty Pulldown? I'm curious....

Justin said...

Allow me to direct this question to Pepper.

Hey, Pepper!

This plagiarizing thing could make blogging a whole lot easier.
J.

QuillDancer said...

Justin, I don't believe you will actually keep plagiarizing other people's work. Soon it will dawn on you that this post is not about YOU, and the comments won't be, either ....
Hmmm, but then the comments seldom are ...

Comrade Kevin said...

All these pictures of urinals keep making me have to go to the bathroom...

Pepper Medley said...

Justin,

Thanks for helping me bring my love for Grigori into the real world. Now that other people know about it, our love affair seems...well, even more realer. I just know we'll be happy together, and will probably name our first mathematically gifted child after your penthouse. Thanks!

Bitingblodewit,

A Pink Panty Pulldown is simple: pink lemonade, Sprite or 7-up, and lots of Grey Goose. The jumbo-tron is optional.

Vagina Dentata said...

Laplace transforms and delta and Heaviside functions give me the horn too.
I'm for Grigori

fried_blue said...

Hi Justin,

You mentioned in your last post that "The Math Dances"--another convergence of the fine arts with mathematics.

Coincidence? I think you planned this post all along.

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

just a good life

goldennib said...

Doesn't Justin live here anymore?

QuillDancer said...

Goldennib -- Justin, who?

Justin said...

Abbot & Costello: I'm still here. I was trying to find comments from other blogs that I could cut and paste on to my own. But nothing. J.

QuillDancer said...

::looks around:: I don't see any comments from Abbott & Costello. Do you, Goldennib?

goldennib said...

Quilly: I don't. I don't see any comments from Justin either; D

QuillDancer said...

Jusin, WHO?!