3.15.2010

This Just In: My First Blog Award!


Pass the fried squirrel, maw. We're a-gonna celebrate. I've just been named Angry Hillbilly of the Week by a pay-to-show gallery whose overtures I declined. Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up.
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3.16 update: In case they take the post down (again), click here; I pasted the content into a separate post. If you haven't read it yet, please do. It cleared my sinuses, and it might do the same for you.
3.23 update: OK, I stirred the pot a bit, but they're still at it, this time pulling in the co-op galleries. Like I said on FB, I must be doing something right. Links above.

42 comments:

Cat said...

Did you poke around that blog, though? Clearly written by a mentally ill person. Not to bring down the meaning of your award. :p

May Brady said...

Hilarious! Well done...

http://maybrady.blogspot.com/

Lady Xoc said...

Congratulations, you "brazenly naked" "babe...", you.

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks for the first belly thumper of the a.m.!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the award! And thanks for such great images of the Armory show!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Joanne!

EAGEAGEAG said...

Sorry but I couldn't resist leaving Mr. Chako a nice message. The message does not represent the views or opinions of Joanne Mattera.

dennishelsel said...

Angry Hillbilly? Dave Hickey usually gets that award. Time to put a new line on the resume.

anne mcgovern said...

Too funny! You've earned a "razzie" from a vanity gallery.

Chris Rywalt said...

Holy cow that Website is something else! "A provocative example of the postmodern pointillism on a Boolean operating system"? I'd be proud to be called a hillbilly by anyone capable of extruding such verbiage!

Mark Staff Brandl said...

Yee-Haw! Ya shoor did get 'em all fired up! Good job!

EAGEAGEAG said...
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tamar said...

From that website, truly an honor!

Anonymous said...

What a ridiculous thing. Please don't let this kind of nonsense slow you down. I really enjoy your blog.

jessica b said...

This organization is obviously insulted and overly defensive, not to mention childish. i hope you don't give this kind of thing a second thought. I'm out of NY and I really count on your blog to filter/curate what I'm missing.

Lori Buff said...

Congratulations? Thanks for the smile, this is too funny.

Cynthia said...

You must be doing somethin' right, Ellie Mae! Keep up the good work!

Oriane Stender said...

Up from the ground come a-bubblin' crude.

You go, Jojo-ayun!

Ora - ayun.

kalm james said...

Of all the angry Hillbillies in the world, I can't think of a more deserving recipient. You're an inspiration to all us "hill folk".

Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, all, for sharing this fabulous award with me. Everyone over to the cee-ment pond for a buffay: fried squirrel, stewed possum, and maybe racoon burgers. For the vegetarians, well yer plum outta luck. No, wait: we got some deep-fried weeds. I'm stillin' the moonshine now.

Ico's comning with the crow.

One question: is there such a thing as a "Boolean operating system"? And if so, what is it? Does it taste anything like possum?

Oriane Stender said...

I think Boolean came just after DOS and before Windows.

Ya got ranch dressin for them deep-fried weeds?

Joanne Mattera said...

No ranch dressin' but we got us some branch dressin'--you crumple twigs and sprinkle em like bacon bits.

Joanne Mattera said...

@ EAG: Any chance there's a cartoon in this?

Chris Rywalt said...

Er, all operating systems as currently designed are Boolean. Boolean logic is the logic of ones and zeroes. AND, OR, NOT, NAND. This logic is all coded into microscopic structures on microchips, and is also, at a higher level of abstraction, how computer programming works.

So basically everything in computers is Boolean.

Fi said...

Good grief! Their post is entirely unreadable. Except for the sentence where they give you an award. What an hysterical overreaction. Vanity gallery indeed. Very vain. Stark raving mad and so very, very funny.

Pretty Lady said...

You know, I've changed my mind. I think I'll let Ico Gallery represent me, after all.

Pretty Lady said...

You know, I've changed my mind. I think I'll let Ico Gallery represent me, after all.

EAGEAGEAG said...

I am half done thinking up a testicular related cartoon and I will see if I can come up with anything relating to your hard earned award. The problem is that these ideas pop into my head and I can't move on to the next one until I finish the one I've been mulling over.

Joanne Mattera said...

@EAG: OK, well I don't want to tear you away from your testicles. Everything at its own pace.

Anonymous said...

Yikes, ICO actually exists! After they emailed my invite, I figured they where an cyber-gang inspired by Nigerian scammers.

Congrats on your hillbilly status.

kim matthews said...

Wow. I suppose this is funny but I'm mostly horribly embarrassed and sad for these people. If they had even a fraction of integrity and professionalism that they do of ego, they might actually be able to make a positive contribution to the art world and wouldn't be so threatened by you.

EAGEAGEAG said...

There will be a talking pair of testicles with a shriveled penis attached to it and a talking vagina in the comic. I am an equal opportunity cartoonist. I won't mention testicles again in any future comments I post.

Starr said...

This is absolutely the coolest award I've seen in a long time!

Casey Klahn said...

Granny's gonna cut a switch.

It's one thing to charge artists to show, and another to throw rocks at the, like this. Sheesh.

EAGEAGEAG said...

The cowards did take my comments down. Losers!

Joanne Mattera said...

@EAG: Post them here!

EAGEAGEAG said...

I used curse words in my comments on Ico's website. In the past, I got in trouble using those on Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's artblog, so I don't want to cause any trouble here.

mariandioguardi.com said...

If anyone reads THAT blog..they are sure to read yours. And I'll bet anything they come back to read your blog from then on. My disdain for vanity galleries runs deep.

c-mon said...

dang lady! making me jealous!!!

Haley Nagy said...

That's hilarious (and kinda sad). Maybe you should out it on your resume bibliography - or creatively edit a quote for your Selected Critical Overview.

Just for kicks...

;-)

Yeehaw!

Kathy said...

You know if you really are a hillbilly, you'll celebrate by eating something "deep fried".

Joanne Mattera said...

Deep fried? Tempura, that's about it.