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Watching paint dry!…

Artist Phyllis Toburen announces that she has “conceptualized a new genre of abstract art”; she calls her work Sculptural Enamel Paintings, delighting in the how her paints “lift off the canvas in planes, simulating how the Earth formed during its various geologic eras”…

Readers can draw their own conclusions as to the tectonic metaphor.  In any case, the photos fascinate.

[TotH to Flavorwire]

UPDATE: from reader DH:

Candidate for LA Country district attorney Trutanich posted YouTube videos that his campaign noted had 700,000+ viewers. LA Times reporters wondered what those numbers really meant, and how easy it is to buy viwers, so posted their own videos of paint drying to see…

As we find the Divine in the details, we might recall that it was on this date in 1989 that the fledgeling Fox Network debuted COPS.  Desperate for new programming, but strapped for cash and in the midst of the WGA strike (which had frozen all scripted drama and comedy), Fox had picked up the reality series (which was cheap and “writer-free”) after all of the (then) major networks had passed.

COPS has gone on to become one of the longest-running series on television, and (after the cancellation of America’s Most Wanted) the longest-running show on Fox.

Click here to hear Inner Circle perform “Bad Boys,” the show’s theme.

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March 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

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