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Boulder arrives at Los Angeles museum
upi ^ | March. 10, 2012

Posted on 03/11/2012 10:13:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono

LOS ANGELES, -- Residents say the newest acquisition by Los Angeles County Museum enjoyed a rock star reception early Saturday morning as the 340-ton boulder rolled into town.

The rock arrived at 4:30 a.m. aboard its 176-wheel transport truck to a crowd of admirers armed with cellphone cameras and noisemakers. The behemoth boulder will be the centerpiece of the art museum's new outdoor installation entitled "Levitated Mass," the Los Angeles Times reported.

When the transport truck broke down for 30 minutes, onlookers jumped at the chance to touch the rock, pressing palms to its protective plastic wrap.

"I came a long way to touch this thing, and it felt very impersonal -- I expected more intimacy from this rock," said M.M. Green, who later used his keys to slash an opening in the plastic wrap. After poking his fingers through the hole, Green smiled. "I'm having chills, if that means anything," he said. "I'm going back for seconds."


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: art; ca; la; napl; rock
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1 posted on 03/11/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

It must be the water.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: battlecry

“I forgot my line.”

“It’s a ROCK.”


3 posted on 03/11/2012 10:17:09 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: JoeProBono

Geeezzz......... couldn’t they just have some first graders do a class project, and make a big paper mache rock? Think of the carbon offsets required to truck an object that heavy all around.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: JoeProBono

Huh?


5 posted on 03/11/2012 10:19:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono

“”I came a long way to touch this thing, and it felt very impersonal — I expected more intimacy from this rock,” said M.M. Green, who later used his keys to slash an opening in the plastic wrap. After poking his fingers through the hole, Green smiled. “I’m having chills, if that means anything,” he said. “I’m going back for seconds.””

Speechless...


6 posted on 03/11/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: JoeProBono
"When the transport truck broke down for 30 minutes, onlookers jumped at the chance to touch the rock, pressing palms to its protective plastic wrap."

Hmmmmm....sounds familiar....


7 posted on 03/11/2012 10:19:38 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: JoeProBono

8 posted on 03/11/2012 10:19:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: coloradan

In a related story, Los Angeles arrives at Boulder museum.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 10:20:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: JoeProBono

So...what’s the significance of this rock?


10 posted on 03/11/2012 10:21:59 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: JoeProBono
Rock show coming to town


11 posted on 03/11/2012 10:27:52 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Future Snake Eater

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/29/340-ton-boulder-begins-trek-to-California-museum/UPI-86361330542049/?rel=55171331416323

Ummmmm... apparently it is “art” : |

All that time and money, for people who have never considered transporting themselves outside of the city limits, shakes head.

Dear Lord, give us strength.
Tatt


12 posted on 03/11/2012 10:29:40 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“So...what’s the significance of this rock?”

umm...it has a title, “Levitated Mass”


13 posted on 03/11/2012 10:30:58 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono
What a let down. I thought they moved Boulder Colorado to Kalafornica.
14 posted on 03/11/2012 10:35:51 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Rebelbase

I don’t suppose he has ever heard the term , “stone-cold’. It is amazing that this guy can function in any sort of society, if he expects intimacy from a stone.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 10:35:59 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: JoeProBono

Got to be high on my list of really stupid things for the 21st century.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 10:43:03 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JoeProBono

Hey, I got your rocks right here, Idiots.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: JoeProBono
I have a bigger rock at my Museum. And I can see it every day.


18 posted on 03/11/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”


19 posted on 03/11/2012 10:45:10 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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20 posted on 03/11/2012 10:47:35 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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21 posted on 03/11/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JoeProBono

Why would you put protective plastic around a rock?


22 posted on 03/11/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

This sounds like some of the crap Yoko Ono used to do. Just on a larger scale.


23 posted on 03/11/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: JoeProBono

The purpose for the whole exercise is to bring in refills for
the craniums of most Angelenos.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 10:54:54 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: JoeProBono

Sierra club declaring it an endangered species in 5..4..3..2...


25 posted on 03/11/2012 10:56:19 AM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: blueunicorn6
I think it's supposed to contain the aura.
26 posted on 03/11/2012 10:57:13 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Rebelbase

27 posted on 03/11/2012 10:59:09 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Liberty Valance


28 posted on 03/11/2012 11:04:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: jessduntno


29 posted on 03/11/2012 11:07:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Only rock stars can get away with wearing those shades....


30 posted on 03/11/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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31 posted on 03/11/2012 11:09:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Rebelbase

“I’m having chills, if that means anything,” he said. “I’m going back for seconds.””

He must have been stoned...


32 posted on 03/11/2012 11:09:50 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: JoeProBono

Give me a can of spray paint......


33 posted on 03/11/2012 11:12:14 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Utah Binger


34 posted on 03/11/2012 11:12:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Rebelbase

Queer as a three dollar Obama bill.


35 posted on 03/11/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: CrazyIvan

Oh......Aurora Colorado......it is a Colorado thing......cool.


36 posted on 03/11/2012 11:15:52 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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37 posted on 03/11/2012 11:16:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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38 posted on 03/11/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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39 posted on 03/11/2012 11:28:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
When the transport truck broke down for 30 minutes, onlookers jumped at the chance to touch the rock, pressing palms to its protective plastic wrap.

Since when do rocks need "protective plastic wrap"?

Isn't california the state where they are taxing and outright banning plastic bags?

40 posted on 03/11/2012 11:30:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: coloradan
Stand in AWE of the rock.


41 posted on 03/11/2012 11:37:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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42 posted on 03/11/2012 11:51:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: P.O.E.

I loved that movie. Wish it was shown more nowadays.


43 posted on 03/11/2012 12:24:11 PM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: JoeProBono

LOOK! We have to do SOMETHING with all that money we’re borrowing from China. Why not truck a rock that everyone can worship?


44 posted on 03/11/2012 12:35:59 PM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith, no matter what. "Worry is practical atheism." - Robert Mounce)
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To: blueunicorn6

“Why would you put protective plastic around a rock?”

So it doesn’t get wet and melt.


45 posted on 03/11/2012 12:47:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: hattend

It’s on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEhNQdoF4sg


46 posted on 03/11/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: a fool in paradise; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
Since when do rocks need "protective plastic wrap"?

This was done in an effort to keep drool and bodily fluids from contaminating the rock, until it could be placed behind bullet resistant glass at the museum.

Apaches and Indians from other tribes in the Riverside area, chanted and performed tribal rituals prior the rocks journey to the museum. Originally the rock was scheduled to arrive at the museum during a full moon. But local tribes protested, stating that would bring bad mumbo upon their people.

Once at the Museum, local Latino leaders demanded the rock be named, Viva El Roca and several gang members attempted spay paint the name on the rock, but were held back by police in riot gear.

Several African American groups were also on hand, to protest and were angry because the rock lacked color, and felt this was offensive to the black community.

47 posted on 03/11/2012 2:40:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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48 posted on 03/11/2012 2:58:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: P.O.E.

Oh MAN! Thanks!

I’ll download it tonight when I get home from work. Last time I saw it I was probably 12...I’m 57 now.

Other great SF movies from the past there as well.


49 posted on 03/11/2012 3:05:46 PM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: wizr

should make the muslims feel right at home, they worship a rock in Mecca...


50 posted on 03/11/2012 3:49:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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