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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Don Rickles and Regis Philbin



Don Rickles appreciates CelebriGum as art.  He recognizes that it's a descendant of the mid-20th century Pop Art movement, with its elements of mass culture kitsch, irony, and incongruity.

That's why he honored me by modifying his classic insult.  Mr. Rickles called me a "Hockney puck." 


17 comments:

  1. Just realized that if you combine "Pop" and "Rickles" you get "Poprickles."

    Stay in school, kids.

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    1. You're only just realizing that now? Boy, are you behind the curve.

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    2. I'm not even in the same room as the curve.

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  2. David KazmierskiMay 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Last time I saw that many bald heads in one photo was in the December Issue of Bald Men Monthly.

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    1. Is that the issue in which they all wore Santa hats?

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    2. David KazmierskiMay 28, 2012 at 9:48 PM

      No, Bald Men Monthly doesn't need to do goofy gimmicks like that to sell issues.

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  3. The Toast in the MachineMay 29, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Leave it to the genius Don Rickles to put the "art" into "old fart." :)

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