Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Mr Burns for Mayor II

So upon further investigation the Burns for Mayor Campaign is not a stealth attack from challenger Bill Thompson's campaign but rather an art project from artist Boris Rasin, who is running the campaign and web site designer Kenny Komer as a part of the Art in Odd Places 2009 Festival. AIOP takes place on 14th St. and is a collection of artists who display their artwork in publicly accessible areas without obtaining permits. As described on their website, “Part of the project's goal is to explore the meaning of public space and how artists can create work within it, without requesting the permission of the city.”

I love the idea of this exhibit, especially The Concerned New Yorkers for Monty Burns Coalition effort and the campaign site burnsformayor.com. The embedded video above is from their website. I think Monty has a bunch of great ideas, such as:

The construction of the state-of-the-art Williamsburg Nuclear Power Plant With a 400 MWe capacity, the medium-sized reactor will be able to provide New York City with 90% of our energy needs, saving New Yorkers up to 30% on their energy bills.

The sale of Staten Island to NJ for over $10 billion to solve our current budget deficit.

Moving the transportation of bulk goods and livestock under our streets will give the MTA the fiscal boost it needs to maintain its rail network, provide better service, and slash the subway fares down to a nickel, where they should be.

Identifying hipsterism as a quality of life crime, the New York Police Department will finally have the means to protect ordinary New Yorkers from these undesirables. Only through a surge of force can we eradicate the poison of our society. The proposed state-of-the-art Williamsburg Nuclear Power Plant is strategically planned for the epicenter of the hipster infestation and promises to eject them from this neighborhood once thought abandoned forever

Come Tuesday, November 3, 2009 I will be up bright and early, or at least by 2:30-3:00, to cast my ballot.