Originally created 11/14/97

This is 'art'?



When the National Endowment for the Arts awarded $600 in 1970 to some weirdo for a "poem" consisting of one word -- "Lighight" -- we realized standards in the world of art were deteriorating. Then came the 1980s, when the NEA began doling out money to sick artists like the one who dipped a portrait of Christ in urine.

Now, locally, there's Augusta State University Professor Jim Rosen's "art" display of sanitary napkins -- replete with a disgusting title.

Just when we've thought we've seen 'em all, along comes more junk. (Let's hope Congress has slashed the NEA budget so much that there's nothing left to give Rosen!)