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Old 01-25-2018, 08:47 PM
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Trump asks for a Van Gogh, is offered golden toilet instead.


So apparently back in September the White House asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting from the Guggenheim Museum; instead the Chief Curator offered up a fully function, 18-karat golden toilet instead. No word on how exactly the White House responded, thought I'm fairly certain they turned it down.
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Of course it was turned down. 18 carat? Only 26 carat or more for his Mighty Tushness.
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The golden toilet is named "America". I can't see how Trump could turn it down.
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Why not the jewel encrusted Faberge toilet?
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:20 PM
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I am flush with potential commentary, but: Crap! The rule against political jabs in breaking news threads means I'll just have to remain, er .. constipated.
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If it is not Japanese (music, heated seat, bidet, odour masking) it’s just not worth it for a golden standard crapper.
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Old 01-25-2018, 11:46 PM
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President Shithole was offered the most appropriate piece of art.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:48 AM
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I want to know how much that seat weighs.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:51 AM
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I want to know how much that seat weighs.
Hopefully, more than he can lift.
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Hopefully, more than he can lift.
This was my fear about him getting his tiny hands on the van Gogh.

I'm really curious if he/they even understand just how badly the Guggenheim Museum was trolling him/them?

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The offer came in response to a White House request to borrow the painting “Landscape with Snow” by 19th century Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, for installation at the president and first lady’s private living quarters, the Washington Post reported. The request for the painting was declined.

You know, if Trump were asking so he could show it off to school children or something, that would be one thing. But to ask so you can use it for your own private quarters? Yeah, you can fuck right off.
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:28 AM
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Can a bureaucratic exchange be considered Art?

"Give POTUS a Van Gogh."
"We recommend the gold toilet. It captured the Trumpworld ethos better."

Pretty much sums up Reality right now. Knowing he's sending his tweets on top of that throne would make it all the more blackly humorous.
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Could they not have just got a print from the gift shop and put it in a nice frame for him? Like he would be able to tell the difference anyway!
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:07 AM
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This was my fear about him getting his tiny hands on the van Gogh.

I'm really curious if he/they even understand just how badly the Guggenheim Museum was trolling him/them?

CMC fnord!
I'm willing to bet he was planning on not giving it back.
"Sorry, it got...lost".
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I'm willing to bet he was planning on not giving it back.
"Sorry, it got...lost".
Press Conference: "The good people at Google love me so much they gave me this original Van Morrison painting. It's great isn't it? I am so honored to have such a great painting from such a great American artist!"
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Well, we know who's not getting any federal arts grants at least from now to Fiscal 2022, don't we?

Myself, I'd just have declined or conditioned the loan to it being in a viewable place of display and not in private quarters. But the curator is obviously out of f***s to give. And when you have a gold toilet called "America" in the collection, the temptation is truly great...


Now watch the guy say it never happened and nobody ever asked for the painting and the museum never offered the potty.

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Could they not have just got a print from the gift shop and put it in a nice frame for him? Like he would be able to tell the difference anyway!
He thinks he owns a Renoir.
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Could they not have just got a print from the gift shop and put it in a nice frame for him? Like he would be able to tell the difference anyway!
LOL! I was thinking this too !!
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Reminds me of a real long joke about a guy who goes to a party and in a drunken haze recalls a push-button gold toilet.

After a long search....

Punchline: "Hey, Albert! Here's the guy that shit in your Tuba!"
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You know, if Trump were asking so he could show it off to school children or something, that would be one thing. But to ask so you can use it for your own private quarters? Yeah, you can fuck right off.
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It is common for presidents and first ladies to borrow major works of art to decorate the Oval Office, the first family’s residence and various rooms at the White House. The Smithsonian loaned the Kennedys a Eugène Delacroix painting, “The Smoker.” The Obamas preferred abstract art, choosing works by Mark Rothko and Jasper Johns.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:35 AM
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The golden toilet is named "America". I can't see how Trump could turn it down.
He already has one.
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This caused much hilarity here. But why did he ask for a Van Gogh? Wasn't an American artist good enough?
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Had they offered him a golden shower instead, he would’ve jumped at the chance.
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This caused much hilarity here. But why did he ask for a Van Gogh? Wasn't an American artist good enough?
Because a Van Gogh painting shows you have class. As has been said of Loser Donnie, he's a 'poor person's idea of what a rich person is'. It is a trope in many movies that a poor, uneducated person who suddenly comes into money will buy art for the name and have 'solid gold toilets' so as to show off his wealth and 'class'.
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The works of the Smithsonian are owned by the American people - and its normal to use its collection to decorate the White House. Several Supreme Court Justices have Smithsonian works in their offices, IIRC.

The Guggenheim is a private institution. While it isn't unheard of for a private institution to loan works , its highly unlikely that they will loan one of their most important works to somewhere where very feel people will get the opportunity to see it.
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When *I* ask for a Van Gogh, they call the cops.
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