Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

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The Size of Keith Olbermann’s Ego Threatens to Suffocate David Letterman

You know how we’ve said that one of the best things about the political race is that the GOP candidates have had little fear of telling the world exactly who they are, and this amount of honesty — while the stuff nightmares and insane asylums are made for — is still a bit refreshing? Yes, well, Keith Olbermann has apparently been taught by the greats. Continue reading

Hirst World Problems Come to the Tate Modern

This week the Tate Modern in London opens a Damien Hirst exhibit that it’s calling the “first substantial survey” of the British artist’s work in twenty years. So if you have a hankering to see a dead shark suspended in formaldehyde—that would be his curiously titled The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living—or a human skull covered in 8,601 diamonds—the Tate is your place. And if you have  £36,800—that’s nearly $59,000–to spend on a plastic skull dripped with multi-color paint, don’t miss the gift shop on your way out. You can also pick up a Damien Hirst-ian set of plates for £10,000 ($16,000) or, if you’re feeling cheap, a scarf for a mere £125 (a steal at $200).  Continue reading