Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.
This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
“Never confuse motion with action.” — Ernest Hemingway
Please spread around this video of my friend Murf Meyer expressing his love for his lady Dianimal Kolsky. I know Murf and this is as heartfelt as it gets. I think this is a beautiful piece of video art that embraces the heartfelt and tears down the cynical. I think it’s an amazing and completely ridiculous tribute to true love and it nearly brought me to tears. Also, you get to see Murf with his hair down, both physically and emotionally.
This is so magical.
Key & Peele: Liam Neesons & Bruce Willy
LIAM NEESONS IS MY SHIT!
This is great.
funny & yummy
Coffee almost came out of my nose at the end of this.
#Romnesia. This is the best. It should be shown in sketch classes as how to write the perfect button.
This is the best.
Back in NC this weekend. Made a new friend in the shower this morning. Nature y’all.
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