We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"A distinction between art and entertainment isn't worth making." George Balanchine
Reading a short piece in the CSM (my favorite newspaper right now besides the New York Sun) about how comic books are being featured, and presented as serious high art, at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art, triggered an ill-formed thought that has been percolating in the back of my mind.
And it's not the usual ranting about "That's not real Art." It's that the notion of "serious art" or "high art" is the real problem. I'd like to replace the word "art" with the word "pictures." Then we can start to talk.