Banksy vs. Paris Hilton

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Blue Velvet, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Banksy has been at it again. :D

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5310416.stm


    Who is Banksy?
    http://www.banksy.co.uk/

    Some of his other pieces:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/5193552.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4563751.stm


    If anyone can find pictures of the altered Paris Hilton CDs, that would be fab.
     
  2. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Is the shame of looking at Paris Hilton CDs worth it?
    What if someone saw me? :p
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

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    It would really suck to buy something and find out something else is inside the sleeve.

    Oh, these are Paris Hilton CDs. Never mind.
     
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    has anybody read the reviews on paris album on itunes? it's just great. "sounds like a drowning cat" is one of the better reviews she got. very entertaining.

    as for switching the CD's: it can only be an improvement.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    He does have a point....why the hell is she famous anyway?:confused:
    I wouldn't buy her CD anyway.



    Bless
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    She's famous for... being famous!
    Which reminds me, SIGN MY PETITION!
     
  7. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    No photos/samples anyone?

    I used to live near a Banksy piece on Holloway Rd - a child with a spacemens helmet on. At least I think it was him. There are now imitations everywhere. Back in Lambeth there was a "Designated Picnic Area" sketch behind Waterloo where all the prostitutes and drug dealers would hang out, but I'm quite sure that was a fake.

    My personal favourite:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Banksy is great!!!
    I love this one in Bristol!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    How did people find this out? For the ruse to be discovered someone would have had to purchase a Paris Hilton CD - I just can't get my head around it, who would buy such a thing.

    I always considered her CD to be a real working example of a Schroedinger's Cat scenario - her CD could be absolutely anything until somebody buys one but seeing as how nobody would it would remain unaltered by our observation and thus could take any form possible.

    People bought a Paris Hilton CD... nope, the mind still boggles.
     
  10. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    They're everywhere. :eek:
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    My thoughts exactly. Banksy himself must have publicised it. There's no other explanation as to how the ruse was rumbled :confused:
     
  12. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Chundles and Dynamicv

    If you would kindly cast your eyes (or the browser window) upwards a few inches, you would find the following helpful statement, as helpfully quoted by the helpful Bluevelvet in the very first post of this thread:

    I know you like playing the thick ozzie but that's laying it on a bit thick :)

    PS Aye Banksy's great innie, I used to see some of his stuff around Hackney back when I lived there, but now I'm in west London, it's all poshified round here. Quite a few Turks / Lebananese around here, but they don't seem into graffitti - Hackney has been full of turkish political graffiti for the last few years.
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    Easy with the inappropriate stereotypes.
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    But that quote doesn't explain HOW they discovered the switching!
    It only explains WHAT was done.
     
  15. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Banksy sent out a press release of course. Standard form when you're a successful artist / prankster with several books and exhibitions to your credit.

    I imagine the media rang up Virgin et al, who sent a staffer to check it out, (or someone from the media went down to Picadilly Circus / Tottenham Court Road to check it out (can't see them having that much energy tho)). Banksy is well known to the media, so they're more likely to follow up his press releases. And they love to rag on Paris too :)

    Sorry to disappoint you.
     
  16. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Quote:
    I never said that Chundles was thick. In fact, I declare that I will fight anyone who claims that Chundles is thick.

    Free class in grammar parsing available from your nearest whingy Pom or raw prawn :)
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ROFL!

    The whole Bansky thing is awesome. As far as why she is famous? Because she has the cash to produce an album that sounds bad and pay people to make it sound good. Let's just say it'll be a little while before we hear her live....probably more Ashlee Simpson live than anything else. ;)
     
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  19. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I don't get it... Yes I do, very funny.

    What's this about prawns and parsley??
     
  20. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Ashlee Simpson live or Eminem Live? Because, well, both have terrible singing.

    As for Paris, she shouldn't have made an album. As for her scandals and whatnot, it's the same exact crap that goes on in High School and College. It doesn't help that she grew up in the generation in which Clueless taught blondes to be idiots. And all smart, hot blondes are delegated to shows such as Stargate and Law stuff, shows most teenage girls wouldn't watch, sadly. Maybe portray a blonde as smart, intelligent may save society. Unfortunately, I think not.
     
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    Three words:
    Florence Foster Jenkins
     
  22. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Paris Hilton is famous for F***ing on camera.

    I just got done listening to her "Stars are Blind"

    Please excuse me while I go play Russian Roulette with a fully-loaded gun.

    Thank you.

    I love the cover of the album also, funny how shes got all that clevage when in real life shes as flat as a diving board.
     
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    Nice to see Banksy branching out and doing audio as well as visual work.

    God bless him for what he does.
     
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    Never heard of him until now. The man is a freakin' genius.
     

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