Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Gross Clinic Stays, The Cello Player Goes

I am pretty sure that most of the region won't notice this article in the Inquirer today. Seems that in order to participate in the highly publicized effort to protect Thomas Eakins’ The Gross Clinic from the Wal-Mart people, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts actually had to sell ANOTHER noted Eakins work, The Cello Player.

I guess The Cello Player didn’t have the backing of really rich people and Mayor Street. Or perhaps The Consortium to keep the Gross Clinic though we would be too busy grieving Barbaro to notice that they had pulled a switcheroo on us. I might fantasize that Street is too busy solving the crime problem or the child welfare issues in Philadelphia, but somehow I doubt it.

On Another Note

How about the woman who tried to sell herself on Ebay to get a trip to the Superbowl in Miami?

When that scheme failed, Sarah Spain somehow swung a deal with Axe men’s body spray to get 4 tickets to The Big Game. She is now auctioning off the 4th ticket. She’s a Bears fan. A well-built Bears fan.

What a country!

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