Am I missing something???

Am I missing something???

Post by Ignoramus3135 » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 04:24:49



http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html
 
 
 

Am I missing something???

Post by Artemu » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 04:41:04



Quote:
> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

That it is being sold as furniture?
Art

 
 
 

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Post by Snag » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 05:18:15


Quote:



>> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

> That it is being sold as furniture?
> Art

I think they're trying to call it art ...Art .

--
Snag
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you young !

 
 
 

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Post by Denni » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 09:47:09



Quote:



>>> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

>> That it is being sold as furniture?
>> Art

> I think they're trying to call it art ...Art .

> --
> Snag
> Learning keeps
> you young !

ya beat me to it!
 
 
 

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Post by Tim Wescot » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:41:22



Quote:
> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

The chance to sell some "found art" for big bucks?  There's some parable
about the collapse of western civilization buried in there, somehow.

--

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http://www.wescottdesign.com

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Post by DoN. Nichol » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:16:39



Quote:
> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

        I think that he is presenting it as an example of "found art",
not as a welding mask to be used.  Note that he also has a link to an
art gallery.  He would probably be insulted if someone bought it to
weld with. :-)

        "deep distressed green with nice rivet details" certainly does
not sound like a description aimed at someone who intended to *use* it.
It may even be permanently attached to the rod shown under it as a
stand.

        Enjoy,
                DoN.

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Post by Larry Jaque » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:46:48


On Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:24:49 -0600, Ignoramus31358

Quote:

>http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

You obviously think it is merely a tool.
The seller recognizes that it is art, in its purest form.
<gag>

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the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by
deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up
around them will deprive the people of all property until
their children wake up homeless on the continent their
Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions
are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies...
The issuing power should be taken from the banks and
restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
                                        --Thomas Jefferson

 
 
 

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Post by Edward Hennesse » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 13:40:30




Quote:
> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

My guess is he's hoping P.T. Barnum is right.
It shows some rough similarity with the famous scifi robot
Gort in "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

There are many mask collectors who go beyond the
ethnographic examples seen in Anthropological museums.
Add to that the "cosplay "(costume play) crowd and the
current fascination for "steampunk art" (try Google images)
and you have an inventory of some of the avenues he might
hope are productive.

Personally, it looks like a regular, tired welding helmet to me. If it
showed the chance artistic alterations that might occur if it were
dredged out of a Superfund sludge pit or mine leach pond,
then it might have more tingles. As it is, best of luck, most
of the time.

To that yawning appreciation, I will add that this: the daring
(read "nutty") price may be a positive for him. If you ever
look at comparitive book prices for the same title, same
makeup, same condition on, say, www.bookfinder.com ,
you will often find a spread of prices topped by some
outrageously high outlier. Occasionally, someone will spring
for the exorbitant volume merely on the theory that the
stratospheric price_must_ mean it is better than others
similarly described. Usually, Mr. Exclusive's Rarities orders the book
drop shipped from a competitor lower down on the bookstore
list. The seller doesn't have the book, he just lists it and
rakes in  the money. Barnum bunkum at its best.

Regards,

Edward Hennessey

 
 
 

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Post by Ignoramus531 » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:35:02



Quote:



>> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

> My guess is he's hoping P.T. Barnum is right.
> It shows some rough similarity with the famous scifi robot
> Gort in "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

> There are many mask collectors who go beyond the
> ethnographic examples seen in Anthropological museums.
> Add to that the "cosplay "(costume play) crowd and the
> current fascination for "steampunk art" (try Google images)
> and you have an inventory of some of the avenues he might
> hope are productive.

Ed, the only plus of this mask that I see, is that it is riveted and
represents steampunk style. I may pay $3 for it at a garage sale, as
opposed to my customary $1.

i

Quote:
> Personally, it looks like a regular, tired welding helmet to me. If it
> showed the chance artistic alterations that might occur if it were
> dredged out of a Superfund sludge pit or mine leach pond,
> then it might have more tingles. As it is, best of luck, most
> of the time.

> To that yawning appreciation, I will add that this: the daring
> (read "nutty") price may be a positive for him. If you ever
> look at comparitive book prices for the same title, same
> makeup, same condition on, say, www.bookfinder.com ,
> you will often find a spread of prices topped by some
> outrageously high outlier. Occasionally, someone will spring
> for the exorbitant volume merely on the theory that the
> stratospheric price_must_ mean it is better than others
> similarly described. Usually, Mr. Exclusive's Rarities orders the book
> drop shipped from a competitor lower down on the bookstore
> list. The seller doesn't have the book, he just lists it and
> rakes in  the money. Barnum bunkum at its best.

> Regards,

> Edward Hennessey

--
 
 
 

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Post by Edward Hennesse » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:12:03



Quote:



>>> http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fud/2199109216.html

>> My guess is he's hoping P.T. Barnum is right.
>> It shows some rough similarity with the famous scifi robot
>> Gort in "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

>> There are many mask collectors who go beyond the
>> ethnographic examples seen in Anthropological museums.
>> Add to that the "cosplay "(costume play) crowd and the
>> current fascination for "steampunk art" (try Google images)
>> and you have an inventory of some of the avenues he might
>> hope are productive.

> Ed, the only plus of this mask that I see, is that it is riveted and
> represents steampunk style. I may pay $3 for it at a garage sale, as
> opposed to my customary $1.

I31358:

You and me both, plus I've got a few to sell you.
And I'll throw in the matching bolts in my neck if you take all
the helmets...no stand included for them though. It's kinda
attached at the shoulders.

If you haven't Google imaged "steampunk art" and skimmed
a few of the better websites, the higher level of that stuff
can be very amusing. It's all based around something like fusing
the Victorian Period and futurististic mechanisms. If you're
looking for a zippy ray gun mockup, there's no background
check.

Regards,

Edward Hennessey

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Quote:

> i

>> Personally, it looks like a regular, tired welding helmet to me. If
>> it
>> showed the chance artistic alterations that might occur if it were
>> dredged out of a Superfund sludge pit or mine leach pond,
>> then it might have more tingles. As it is, best of luck, most
>> of the time.

>> To that yawning appreciation, I will add that this: the daring
>> (read "nutty") price may be a positive for him. If you ever
>> look at comparitive book prices for the same title, same
>> makeup, same condition on, say, www.bookfinder.com ,
>> you will often find a spread of prices topped by some
>> outrageously high outlier. Occasionally, someone will spring
>> for the exorbitant volume merely on the theory that the
>> stratospheric price_must_ mean it is better than others
>> similarly described. Usually, Mr. Exclusive's Rarities orders the
>> book
>> drop shipped from a competitor lower down on the bookstore
>> list. The seller doesn't have the book, he just lists it and
>> rakes in  the money. Barnum bunkum at its best.

>> Regards,

>> Edward Hennessey

> --

 
 
 

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Post by Ignoramus90 » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:02:02



Quote:


>>> There are many mask collectors who go beyond the
>>> ethnographic examples seen in Anthropological museums.
>>> Add to that the "cosplay "(costume play) crowd and the
>>> current fascination for "steampunk art" (try Google images)
>>> and you have an inventory of some of the avenues he might
>>> hope are productive.

>> Ed, the only plus of this mask that I see, is that it is riveted and
>> represents steampunk style. I may pay $3 for it at a garage sale, as
>> opposed to my customary $1.

> I31358:

> You and me both, plus I've got a few to sell you.
> And I'll throw in the matching bolts in my neck if you take all
> the helmets...no stand included for them though. It's kinda
> attached at the shoulders.

Well, if you have a super old riveted mask, I would be interested!

Quote:
> If you haven't Google imaged "steampunk art" and skimmed
> a few of the better websites, the higher level of that stuff
> can be very amusing. It's all based around something like fusing
> the Victorian Period and futurististic mechanisms. If you're
> looking for a zippy ray gun mockup, there's no background
> check.

Ed, I would really like to retire, and when I do so, I would really
like to make some steampunk art.

i

 
 
 

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Post by Edward Hennesse » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:36:27



Quote:


>> message
>>>> There are many mask collectors who go beyond the
>>>> ethnographic examples seen in Anthropological museums.
>>>> Add to that the "cosplay "(costume play) crowd and the
>>>> current fascination for "steampunk art" (try Google images)
>>>> and you have an inventory of some of the avenues he might
>>>> hope are productive.

>>> Ed, the only plus of this mask that I see, is that it is riveted
>>> and
>>> represents steampunk style. I may pay $3 for it at a garage sale,
>>> as
>>> opposed to my customary $1.

>> I31358:

>> You and me both, plus I've got a few to sell you.
>> And I'll throw in the matching bolts in my neck if you take all
>> the helmets...no stand included for them though. It's kinda
>> attached at the shoulders.

> Well, if you have a super old riveted mask, I would be interested!

>> If you haven't Google imaged "steampunk art" and skimmed
>> a few of the better websites, the higher level of that stuff
>> can be very amusing. It's all based around something like fusing
>> the Victorian Period and futurististic mechanisms. If you're
>> looking for a zippy ray gun mockup, there's no background
>> check.

> Ed, I would really like to retire, and when I do so, I would really
> like to make some steampunk art.

> i

I##:

Parting the steaming mists and staring into  the blown-glass orb
mounted in the bronze and silver sconce ornamented with chrome
doodads in front of me, I see you will be successfull, make
millions, kopeks, money even.

When you are famous and beyond rich, we will all be
proud to say we knew you when...and always enjoyed
free lunch at your studio.

Regards,

Edward Hennessey
I

 
 
 

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Post by Edward Hennesse » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:11:29



Quote:


>> message
>>>> There are many mask collectors who go beyond the
>>>> ethnographic examples seen in Anthropological museums.
>>>> Add to that the "cosplay "(costume play) crowd and the
>>>> current fascination for "steampunk art" (try Google images)
>>>> and you have an inventory of some of the avenues he might
>>>> hope are productive.

>>> Ed, the only plus of this mask that I see, is that it is riveted
>>> and
>>> represents steampunk style. I may pay $3 for it at a garage sale,
>>> as
>>> opposed to my customary $1.

>> I31358:

>> You and me both, plus I've got a few to sell you.
>> And I'll throw in the matching bolts in my neck if you take all
>> the helmets...no stand included for them though. It's kinda
>> attached at the shoulders.

> Well, if you have a super old riveted mask, I would be interested!

>> If you haven't Google imaged "steampunk art" and skimmed
>> a few of the better websites, the higher level of that stuff
>> can be very amusing. It's all based around something like fusing
>> the Victorian Period and futurististic mechanisms. If you're
>> looking for a zippy ray gun mockup, there's no background
>> check.

> Ed, I would really like to retire, and when I do so, I would really
> like to make some steampunk art.

>i

I:

First, let me ask a simple question. You are Ignoramus0-nth power?

Next, I called and the vintage welding helmets are'nt riveted. By
happenstance,
I also had a conversation with a friend who does eBay. They got back
to me
and said you are not looking for an item they see everyday. Was this
something
of familiar notice to you way, way back East?

But if you do have a lot of  surplus but nifty hardware around the
shop you
may want to jump on steampunk architecture:

http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=3534

Great signage that isn't subject to signage regulation. I like it.

Regards,

Edward Hennessey

 
 
 

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Post by Larry Jaque » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:38:28


On Tue, 8 Feb 2011 20:11:29 -0800, "Edward  Hennessey"

Quote:

>But if you do have a lot of  surplus but nifty hardware around the
>shop you
>may want to jump on steampunk architecture:

>http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=3534

I wouldn't call that steampunk, but it's quoite soitenly metal.

Quote:
>Great signage that isn't subject to signage regulation. I like it.

Yeah, cool.  SOMEONE has more patience than necessary.

--
Education should provide the tools for a widening and deepening
of life, for increased appreciation of all one sees or experiences.
It should equip a person to live life well, to understand what is
happening around him, for to live life well one must live life with
awareness.                                        -- Louis L'Amour

 
 
 

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Post by Edward Hennesse » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:55:48



Quote:
> On Tue, 8 Feb 2011 20:11:29 -0800, "Edward  Hennessey"

>>But if you do have a lot of  surplus but nifty hardware around the
>>shop you
>>may want to jump on steampunk architecture:

>>http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=3534

> I wouldn't call that steampunk, but it's quoite soitenly metal.

>>Great signage that isn't subject to signage regulation. I like it.

> Yeah, cool.  SOMEONE has more patience than necessary.

LJ:

That last line is a gem. You are in the notebook.

Regards,

Edward Hennessey