Monday, January 4, 2016

Elbertt Elmerr Cautions No Clicking If You Don't Have The Stomach For J.D. Granger

Earlier today I blogged about an aspect of the slow motion public works project known as America's Biggest Boondoggle.

A short while after hitting the publish button I heard from Elbertt Elmerr via a blog comment...

Elbertt Elmerr has left a new comment on your post "Will Slow Progress Of America's Biggest Boondoggle Result In Contract Default? ":

Fearless Leader scoffs at your facts and figures.

Click to enlarge if you have the stomach for it.

When you click to enlarge you are greeted with a big version of the above photo. That is J.D. Granger at the podium. I am assuming this was at the extravagant ceremony celebrating the arrival of the spaceship, I mean work of million dollar art, you see behind J.D.

I am assuming the Fearless Leader, to whom Elbertt Elmerr refers, is J.D. Granger. I do not know what  facts or figures are being scoffed at.

You have to admit, after Boondoggling along for most of this century, it is rather impressive that all America's Biggest Boondoggle has to show for the effort is a flood destroyed wakeboard park, one of three simple bridges under construction, a roundabout under construction.

And this beautiful million dollar work of art.

And maybe one or two other products. Like convincing people to have floating beer parties in the Trinity River.

How big a ceremony will we be having if one of those three simple little bridges is ever completed, connecting the Fort Worth mainland to an imaginary island? I suspect that will call for a week long city wide celebration.

With fireworks and TNT explosions....


I M Wondering said...

Durango, do you have any idea of the art selection process which the Trinity River Vision went through, to select this piece of million dollar art? It just looks so pedestrian. Busy and mundane.

Now, I am no art critic, and maybe I will be embarrassed when an art connoisseur sets me straight here over my brutish remark; but I would kind of like to know the process, or who actually made the decision to commission this thing.

Durango said...

Mr. Wondering, if that really is your name. I have no idea what process was used by the TRV Boondogglers to select the person to adorn their roundabout with a piece of imaginary art.

I agree, the result it a bit pedestrian. Ordinary. Ugly. Plain.

I also am no art critic, of the credentialed sort. But I know dumb when I see it.

I suspect this million dollar piece of pseudo art will not last long before it is replaced with sensible, not visually jarring, landscaping.

Like a tree.....