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March 01, 2013

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Joan

The 28 state-sanctioned hairstyles of North Korea.

"Spiky hair is forbidden, as are quiffs — the nation has learned the baleful lesson from the decadent South that outrageous hairstyles may lead to the formation of effete boy bands or to pervasive mental health problems whereby people hallucinate riding invisible horses. Under no circumstances should you enter a North Korean barber shop and ask for your hair to be cut "Gangnam Style.""

The do have a point then.

Anna

I assume this is performance art. It involves bananas and Nutella.

I didn't know you could buy Nutella in such big jars.

svh

Brighton teenagers “live at a faster pace,” use words “gracious” and “fellow,” 1960.

Great find. It's been a long time since I heard the word 'necking'.

AC1

IT developer humour

http://martinvalasek.com/blog/pictures-from-a-developers-life

John Dougan

I wonder if the Josephine Baker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Baker) reference in the performance art is deliberate? If so, did the artists realize this puts them in blackface territory. Which, when I last checked, was considered to be Offensive.

Jim Whyte

Had a look at the NoKo hairstyles. Bad news for Dennis Rodman.

David

If so, did the artists realize this puts them in blackface territory. Which, when I last checked, was considered to be Offensive.

I’m sure they’re being terribly radical and transgressive. Besides, isn’t performance art meant to be offensive? Or tiresome, I forget which.

WTP

Wait, I thought the Nutella thing was a satire of performance art. Satire kinda like when Rodman referred to Kim Jong Un as "an awesome kid". I'm confused.

carbon based lifeform

Besides, isn’t performance art meant to be offensive? Or tiresome, I forget which.

Tiresome and shit. It's actually a condition of getting an Arts Council grant.

David

Tiresome and shit.

Oh, I don’t know. There’s always William Lamson’s Think Globally, Act Locally, otherwise known as the exploding banana mask. A triumph, surely?

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