ProperGander wrote: The elite have always funded artists to create the world as we see it. They have being playing this game since the dawn of culture itself.
"NEW YORK (AP) — Ever hear about the gargantuan octopus that dragged a New York City ferry and its 400 passengers to the river bottom nearly 53 years ago?
A cast bronze monument dedicated to the victims of the steam ferry Cornelius G. Kolff recently appeared in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, erected a stone’s throw from a handful of other somber memorials to soldiers, sailors and mariners lost at sea or on the battlefield.
But if you can’t recall the disaster it could be because the artist behind the memorial, Joseph Reginella, made the whole thing up."
"Artist Joseph Reginella poses for a photo, in the Staten Island borough of New York, with the cast bronze faux monument dedicated to the memory of the victims of the steam ferry Cornelius G. Kolff, on Sept. 29, 2016 (AP Photo/ Ula Ilnytzky "
"The 250-pound monument, which depicts a Staten Island ferry being dragged down by giant octopus tentacles, is part of a multi-layered hoax that also includes a sophisticated website, a documentary, fabricated newspaper articles and glossy fliers directing tourists to a phantom Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum across the harbor.
It took Reginella six months to put it together. He said the idea for the project came to him while he was taking his 11-year-old nephew from Florida on the ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island.
"He was asking me all kinds of crazy questions like if the waters were shark-infested,” he said. “I said ‘No, but you know what did happen in the ’60s? One of these boats got pulled down by a giant octopus.”
“The story just rolled off the top of my head” and the idea for a mock memorial was born.
It evolved to become “a multimedia art project and social experience — not maliciously [ ] — about how gullible people are,” said Reginella, who creates artworks for store windows and amusement parks. "
And from the Daily Fail :
" Joseph Reginella says the project is a testament to how gullible people are."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... TOPUS.html
By-line Title STF
Object Name Octopus Ferry Attack Tall Tale
Original Transmission Reference NYRD103
Time Created 11:12:21+00:00
Urgency 5 (normal urgency)
Caption-AbstractIn this Sept. 29, 2016 photo, artist Joseph Reginella poses for a photo, in the Staten Island borough of New York, with the cast bronze faux monument dedicated to the memory of the victims of the steam ferry Cornelius G. Kolff, It took Reginella six months to execute his multi-layered project that includes the faux memorial, a sophisticated website complete with a documentary, a mocked-up newspaper articles and glossy fliers directing tourists to a phantom Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum with small pieces of the wreckage on display _ some with "strange suction-cup-shaped marks." (AP Photo/ Ula Ilnytzky )
By-line Ula Ilnytzky
Country-Primary Location Name USA
Country-Primary Location Code USA
Copyright Notice Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Oh yes and this - OcTOPUS and OcPOTUS 22/11/63
POTUS: "President Of The United States"
simonshack » October 25th, 2016, 6:22 pm wrote:brianv wrote:
Oh yes and this - OcTOPUS and OcPOTUS 22/11/63
OMG - thanks for that brilliant word play catch, brianv - it would otherwise have been lost on me !
For those who may wonder what "POTUS" stands for...POTUS: "President Of The United States"
CluedIn » October 26th, 2016, 9:11 am wrote:
The city where I live has a picture at City Hall of the old City Hall building (circa 1960) and in the picture there is a cell tower behind it. The picture is displayed on the wall with other historical buildings with no mention that the tower was added into the picture. One city at at time
Great catch brianv on that OcPOTUS!
SacredCowSlayer » October 26th, 2016, 12:51 pm wrote:
As to the City Hall comment. Well, I guess I'll be snapping shots of key things in my area from now on.
That way I can at least prove when something gets modified (yes, that is a very kind word for it).
simonshack wrote: [..] we are asked to believe that this is just the work of a lone artist, "eager to show how gullible people are".
on the statue. Corn Lie US .Kloff
brianv » October 28th, 2016, 10:38 am wrote:
http://gothamist.com/2016/09/25/artist_ ... labora.php
Location, location, locaction.
A monument to American illiteracy.
The Name on the Ferry is the Cornelius G. Kolff, as seen here http://www.sioctopusdisaster.com/home.html
The idiots have misspelt the name ason the statue. Corn Lie US .Kloff
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