Award season = orange vs. spaceship Matt 18 Jan 2006

15 comments Latest by Joe Murphy

It’s award season: Golden Globes, Oscars, year end best-of lists, etc. In the midst of all this judging/ranking of art or whatever, I found this quote from Antony — of Antony and the Johnsons — rather refreshing (uttered at a press conference after he won the UK’s Mercury Music Prize a few months back):

It’s kind of like a crazy contest between an orange and a spaceship and a potted plant and a spoon - which one do you like better?

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Mike 18 Jan 06

The spoon! The spoon!

mikedeh 18 Jan 06

The potted plant! The potted plant contriversial because it is gay. It has to win!

Dane 18 Jan 06

“Go grapefruit!”
“Go banana!”

SC 18 Jan 06

I totally don’t get it. anyone? explain to a simpleton

A. Fruit 18 Jan 06

“There is no spoon.” -Neo

Rick 18 Jan 06

It’s simple…
If you have an orange tree in a pot, pick an orange from the tree and eat the orange with a spoon, all while you are on a spaceship, you’re an actor in hollywood.
Duh!

Berndawg 18 Jan 06

The idea is that the award is creativity…but how do you give an award for that. The elements are incomparable and there are no metrics It like giving an award for the most creative painting and an abstract art exhibt.

Noah Winecoff 18 Jan 06

Its all rigged. Ever since Catherine Hepburn left us, its gone down the tubes.

Dan 18 Jan 06

The orange. Because snakes don’t have armpits.

indi 18 Jan 06

Well, really it’s a popularity contest of sorts. Sure I use spoons everyday, but a spaceship represents the future. And “In the future I won’t use spoons.”

And really, the analogy is flawed anyway. It’s not between an orange and a spaceship and a potted plant and a spoon. It’s between an orange, a tangerine, a pink grapefruit and a kumquat.

MonkeyT 18 Jan 06

La segunda pregunta es:
Que es mas macho, lightbulb o schoolbus?
Uh, lightbulb?
No!
Lo siento, Schoolbus es mas macho que lightbulb.
Gracias.
-Laurie Anderson

Eamon 18 Jan 06

Well, what kind of spaceship is it?

ceejayoz 18 Jan 06

I think it’s painfully obvious that the spaceship is cooler than the rest…

Alan 19 Jan 06

Art is in the eye of the beholder.

So they ALL won.

(OUCH! My eye hurts)

(another valueable contribution from me).

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