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"In media, he (Sigmar Polke) was all over the map: painting (abstract and figurative), drawing, photography, collage, sculpture, film, installation, performance, sound art; he did them all, often messy, counterintuitive combinations. Stylistically, he brushed up against Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism and Conceptualism, only to lift their moves and mick them."

— Holland Cotter.  Found Everything, Tried Everything, All His Own Way (Alibis:  Sigmar Polke).  The New York Times (Weekend Arts).  18 April 2014.

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"NEATNESS in nonfascist institutions doesn’t count, so long as you don’t harbor rotten fruit in your drawers, allow dead animals on your desk or lose too many crucial things. A lot of very competent people people need clutter to keep their myriad projects before their eyes. To them chaos means vitality. This insouciance is all very well and good until you toss out your paycheck with your lunch."

— Stanley Bing.  The New ABCs of Business.  The Wall Street Journal.  11 April 2014. 

(Source: goo.gl)

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The Psychology Behind People’s Love Affair With Fried Chicken

Fried chicken: You’re totally laid back. You don’t mind the messiness of life — in fact, you love it! You enjoy getting your hands dirty, gardening, fixing motorcycles, and making mud pies with your toddler.

(Source: thestir.cafemom.com)

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The Messiest Foods

1.  Powdered Doughuts

2.  Ribs

3.  Ice Cream Cones

4.  Croissants

5.  Jelly Anything

6.  Sushi

7.  Burritos

8.  Crab Legs

9.  Noodles

10.  Meatball Subs

11.  Spinach (Really?)

12.  Chicken Wings

13.  Tacos

14.  Dumplings

15.  Hot Dogs

16.  Watermelon

(Source: huff.to)

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"Sometimes, you have to go mining for perspective, panning through messiness and edginess to find it. And when you find it…diamonds are forever."

— Kelle Hampton.  Enjoying the Small Things:  Scavenger Hunt.  Enjoying The Small Things.  24 March 2014.

(Source: kellehampton.com)

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"Big words can be tough on relationships. Messy versus neat, early bird versus night owl—add to this list language junkies versus those with a tweet-ready vocabulary. The problems that big words cause are overlooked. Can people who enjoy using big and obscure words, and those who are annoyed by them, get through to each other?"

— Elizabeth Bernstein.  Big Words Are Fading, But Many People Still Love Them.  The Wall Street Journal.  24 March 2014.

(Source: goo.gl)

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The World’s Messiest Festivals

(Source: CNN)