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 Post subject: TSOYA: Brandon Bird
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:14 am 
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Brandon Bird describes himself as a surrealistic, realistic pop artist. His often-hilarious paintings typically place psuedo-celebrities in bizarre and somehow banal situations. He talks about the potential he thinks pop art is missing, the role of humor in art and why popular culture is a perfectly reasonable subject for a fine artist.

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I've been a fan for years, ever since I saw his James Woods pieces. I know he's been a guest on the show before, but it was nice to have him in the "studio".


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I enjoyed this episode very much. I've been a Bird fan since I first saw his coloring book on Conan a few years ago. I'm glad to see it's now back in stock and updated. I'm ordering that soon.

I bought two sets of SVU Valentines last year and I'm glad I did as the whole set is now $200 on his site. Unfortunately they weren't signed like they are now. I'm eyeing some of the prints now, though, but I may hold off until I've set aside enough money to have it framed.

In short, Brandon Bird is awesome.


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Man, I'm just pissed that that Abe Lincoln picture "In the Cage," which me painted when we were in college, wasn't for sale... but is now sold. The old switcheroo.


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The Sega Master System was by FAR the superior 8-bit system. But I guess Brandon, I, and like, the 13 other people in America that actually owned one would know that. The Harrison Ford piece brought back some very painful memories for me. That was the game console for social lepers in the know. It is still very popular in Brazil.


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Zombi Wannabi wrote:
The Sega Master System was by FAR the superior 8-bit system. But I guess Brandon, I, and like, the 13 other people in America that actually owned one would know that. The Harrison Ford piece brought back some very painful memories for me. That was the game console for social lepers in the know. It is still very popular in Brazil.


It might have been superior in terms of hardware, but I think the free market did it's job of deciding which was the best in terms of games and therefore fun.

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Ronnie wrote:
Zombi Wannabi wrote:
The Sega Master System was by FAR the superior 8-bit system. But I guess Brandon, I, and like, the 13 other people in America that actually owned one would know that. The Harrison Ford piece brought back some very painful memories for me. That was the game console for social lepers in the know. It is still very popular in Brazil.


It might have been superior in terms of hardware, but I think the free market did it's job of deciding which was the best in terms of games and therefore fun.


I would beg to differ. I would add that it wasn't so much the free market that did the deciding as Nintendo's protectionist/fascist licensing agreements with third party game developers. They were ROBBED! ROBBED, I tell you! There is a pretty decent wiki on this. Would you apply your theory to the much unjustly maligned TurboGrafx-16?


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