My Patriotic Duty

In spite of the fact that I have been AWOL for quite some time, I will not let my countrymen and countrywomen down.  I am aware of my patriotic duty.

And I will fulfill it.  Or fill the pot with it.

The Washington Post today ran an article about the Trumps’ request to borrow a painting from the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.  The painting they requested is a Van Gogh.  I can say, that I wouldn’t mind having private access to a Van Gogh, myself.  Especially if I had already been exposed has trying to pass off a fake Renoir as a real one.

Anyway, here’s the painting they requested for the White House residence:

Landscape with snow

Instead, they offered an alternative:

The curator’s alternative: an 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet — an interactive work titled “America” that critics have described as pointed satire aimed at the excess of wealth in this country.

For a year, the Guggenheim had exhibited “America” — the creation of contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan — in a public restroom on the museum’s fifth floor for visitors to use.

But the exhibit was over and the toilet was available “should the President and First Lady have any interest in installing it in the White House,” Spector wrote in an email obtained by The Washington Post.

The artist “would like to offer it to the White House for a long-term loan,” wrote Spector, who has been critical of Trump. “It is, of course, extremely valuable and somewhat fragile, but we would provide all the instructions for its installation and care.”

My friend Mark, at Exile on Pain Street, wrote about his personal experience with this, ahh, exhibit, a while back.  But I couldn’t find the link.

No word on whether the Donald will accept the loan.

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I just thought you needed to know about this.

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40 responses to “My Patriotic Duty

  1. I haven’t heard whether he accepted the gold throne, but probably not. Would anyone on the staff have the guts to explain the significance to him? Lincoln had his cabinet of rivals, Donald has a cabinet of scoundrels and mountebanks. The staff ain’t so hot either.

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  2. Yes, I did need to know this! I’ll be laughing all day. I’d come across references to this story but couldn’t find the full details. So perfect for the orange ass.

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  3. Nothing cries out to me more than a solid gold working toilet. It can go with my Complex Sh*t, a house-sized inflatable dog turd (by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy); my Sh*t Fountain (by Chicago artist Jerzy S. Kenar) and my Goose Poop Art (by Rochester, MN artist Gary Blum).

    On a related subject, I attempt to converse with a group of old classmates from my home town and a group from the ultra-conservative county in which I live. In contrast to the comments here, many of them feel it is un-American to criticize such a great president who is trying his hardest to improve the country. I got a pounding headache just writing that last sentence.

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  4. benfree78

    Trump is a golden ass already he deserves neither the Van Gogh or the golden loo…..which is a little over ostentatious. … which would fit in the current white house.
    I wonder whether he realises how disliked he is, and not just in America, even a “working” visit to the UK never mind a full on State Visit will cause protests and riots. Can’t you just take his passport away, or even better Airforce One?

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    • So nice to see you in here, Ben! I hope you’re doing OK.

      I don’t think he has a clue how detested he is. Take his passport away? How about oxygen (which actually he is working on taking away from himself given his EPA)! Twitter! Freedom! I was saying to a friend of mine that we thought it would be bad with Trump in office, but we had no idea just HOW BAD. Lord help us all.

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  5. Hey Elyse, I came across a new product on FaceBook today and thought you might be interested: https://us.whogivesacrap.org/. Would make a nice juxtaposition, recycled TP with a philanthropic twist next to an over-the-top solid gold toilet. Enjoy. 🙂

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  6. I don’t believe that Trump had anything to do with picking that painting. He seems more like a velvet Jesus kind of a guy.

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  7. This seems like a pretty appropriate for substitute for this particular butt hole.

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  8. If you look at the way Twitler sits, he makes every chair a toilet. As for the Renoir, we’ve had this discussion before. It’s the real thing.

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  9. I remember when Mark wrote about that. Art is, apparently, in the ass of the beholder.

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  10. Great post. I’d never have known otherwise.

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  11. I read about this this morning.
    The Trump Ass is flushed with his own success.

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  12. You should have the solid gold toilet! … and not on a loan, but the artist and museum should gift it to you.

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  13. Hey, thanks for the shout-out! When that exhibit first opened, people waited in line for HOURS to see the gold commode. I am proud to say I used it (but did not wait in line). And to think that el Presidente might one day use the same commode is a THRILL. Here’s the post you mention.

    https://exileonpainstreet.com/2016/11/14/wife-swap/

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  14. Nice to read from you again. But alas, how can you pass up writing a post that combines Trump with a toilet?

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  15. Ha, a toilet to match his skin color. It only seems appropriate.

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  16. I cannot imagine that orange asshole requesting that beautiful Van Gogh…. who REALLY asked for it?

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