It’s a four-story outdoor art installation that’s hard to ignore. Residents of the Lower East Side awoke Christmas morning to find an enormous penis painted on the side of a Broome St. apartment building — courtesy of a Swedish-born artist.
“I have never heard so much laughter and seen so many happy faces behind my back when painting as for today doing this wall on Broome Street,” wrote Carolina Falkholt on Facebook after finishing the piece.
Falkholt, 40, is a well-known street artist renowned for her large-scale projects. A second Falkhalt painting on Pike St. on the Lower East Side features a far more abstract mural of a vagina. Her Instagram feed, featuring a photo of the painted phallus, has become home to a debate over its placement in a residential area.
Falkholt said the mural and another, which shows a more abstract depiction of a vagina on Pike Street, were “about not being ashamed of your body and who you are as a sexual being.”
“Talking about these subjects in public space is a must for a healthy, nonviolent community/world,” she said. “And the dialogue created around feminist public art pieces raises awareness.”
“Weiner kept pestering Hannity to say whether the debt limit should be raised, and when Hannity told him to stop asking questions, he shot back, “What am I, a potted plant?” Weiner called Hannity “defensive” and said, “You speak to the mothership at that party.” As Weiner kept going, Hannity figured out exactly what his game was. “You’re auditioning for MSNBC! You’re auditioning. You want Chris Matthews’ job, I can tell!… You never shut up like Chris Matthews either!” Weiner shot back, “Why do you always have patsies on?” and commented that “Fox apparently has much lower standards.” Hannity replied, “You want to talk about low standards? You really want to go there?”
Sexting aside. (and personally i could really care less) I like Weiner. (No pun intended). He really could have been one of the greats if it were not for America’s Puritanical values.
This morning on CSPAN a caller called in and asked Wayne MacDonald, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican party, was aked if Mitt Romney has a big penis. NOT that he is a big dick which really goes beyond saying.
The host cut MacDonald off before he could answer.
If it wasn’t enough that disgraced ex-Rep. Eric Massa was accused by one of his male staffers for unwanted advances because he told him “what I really ought to be doing is frakking you” at another staffer’s wedding, which in Massa’s words was supposed to be a joke. Now comes the news that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel confronted him naked. In the shower.
Massa said Emanuel came up to him last year, shortly after he entered Congress, while he was trying to clean up to give him grief about a budget vote.
“I’m sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me because I wasn’t gonna vote for the president’s budget,” Massa said. “Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man? … It’s ridiculous.”
He continued, “By the way, what the heck is he doing in the congressional gym? He goes there to intimidate members of Congress.”
Really though think of it. It might not be that far fetched.
The only way for one guy to intimidate another in the showers is to swing a bigger dick than he. So is this Massa admitting Rahm’s wang is 2X the size of his own? Or does a certain Obama BFF just sport the lowest hangers?