Brian Feldman leaps, entertains Orlando

Brian Feldman leaps, entertains Orlando

There are 36 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 29, 2008, titled Brian Feldman leaps, entertains Orlando. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Perching on a 12-foot ladder? No big deal. Perching on a ladder in front of Orlando City Hall at midnight in the cold with a bank of lights blinding you? That's a leap.

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rlo1976

Mims, FL

#28 Mar 1, 2008
What a dumbass. I feel like a bigger dumbass for taking the time to read this story.
Fat Cat

Columbus, IN

#29 Mar 1, 2008
Franklin Ratliff wrote:
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You're a mo ron.
You're a moron.

See how easy that is? Takes a lot of imagination, doesn't it?
Fat Cat

Columbus, IN

#30 Mar 1, 2008
Orlando Calrissian wrote:
Fat Cat: "It's stupid. Meaningless. Lacking significance."
You've made my point for me. Leap Year Day made you take notice of the absurdity of the event and of life. It's called surrealism, existentialism, take your pick.
How did you spend your extra 1440 minutes on Leap Year Day? Was your time critiquing the Orlando Sentinel and art events better spent than leaping from ladder?
Reading Gertrude Stein and masturbating with chocolate sauce.
Franklin Ratliff

AOL

#31 Mar 1, 2008
DYERs world wrote:
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And if you don't f'ling care, why post a comment?
BECAUSE THE CITY SPONSORED IT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS, AND IT SENDS THE MESSAGE TO THE WORLD THAT WE ARE THE "CITY STUPID".
It signals to many European cities that somebody besides Republican neanderthals runs Orlando.
why readership dwindles

Winter Haven, FL

#32 Mar 2, 2008
Franklin Ratliff wrote:
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It signals to many European cities that somebody besides Republican neanderthals runs Orlando.
Head on over to the Cornell Art Museum on the Rollins campus. They have an enormous mound of rope "installation" that I think you will just love. PT Barnum was so right, particularly the suckers in the world of art "appreciation" too afraid to describe garbage as garbage for fear they'll be called a neanderthal. But I think these are born every second.
Kong

Saint Petersburg, FL

#33 Mar 2, 2008
I happend to be in downtown on Friday, and made it my point to see this guy while I was there. Sure, it was silly.....EXCEPTIONALLY SILLY, in fact! But why not? I'd prefer to see silliness such as this in front of City Hall rather than the "giant glass asparagus" sculpture that was 10 feet away from Mr. Feldman's act. But yeah, it still didnt warrant front page coverage in the Sentinel.
Franklin Ratliff

AOL

#34 Mar 2, 2008
why readership dwindles wrote:
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Head on over to the Cornell Art Museum on the Rollins campus. They have an enormous mound of rope "installation" that I think you will just love. PT Barnum was so right, particularly the suckers in the world of art "appreciation" too afraid to describe garbage as garbage for fear they'll be called a neanderthal. But I think these are born every second.
I guess that's why NASCAR still has so many fans.
Franklin Ratliff

AOL

#35 Mar 2, 2008
...except if you want to take the family to a NASCAR event you have to take out a second mortgage.
why readership dwindles

Winter Haven, FL

#37 Mar 2, 2008
Not really getting the Nascar references...though you persist as if it's an insightful point... are you saying that folks who call this jumping "performance art" stupid in the extreme must be Nascar fans?

Let me be as clear as I can about modern art and performance art lovers: they either knuckle under to peer pressure and don't want to appear unenlightened in the face of condescending "art experts", or they are flaming liberals who fear standards placed on anything, or they are part of the art world and benefiting from the scam in some way. When there are no standards, everything is performance art, including Nascar.
Kong

Saint Petersburg, FL

#38 Mar 2, 2008
I witnessed the performance by Mr. Feldman in downtown O-do on Friday. What qualifies as "art" is highly subjective, and this certainly did stretch that description a bit.

But I did appreciate the silliness of it. At least it wasnt a canvas with the artist's own feces smeared on it, selling for high $$$$s.
big vern

Lady Lake, FL

#39 Mar 2, 2008
and when idiots like this idiot die is a tragedy right. the real tragedy is the people that keep encouraging idiots like this one by paying attention to their stupidity.
Franklin Ratliff

AOL

#40 Mar 2, 2008
why readership dwindles wrote:
Not really getting the Nascar references...though you persist as if it's an insightful point... are you saying that folks who call this jumping "performance art" stupid in the extreme must be Nascar fans?
Let me be as clear as I can about modern art and performance art lovers: they either knuckle under to peer pressure and don't want to appear unenlightened in the face of condescending "art experts", or they are flaming liberals who fear standards placed on anything, or they are part of the art world and benefiting from the scam in some way. When there are no standards, everything is performance art, including Nascar.
Gee, here's a thought (look it up in the dictionary). Maybe performance art is our giant "fu c k you" to the rest of our tabloid buying celebrity worshiping society.
Franklin Ratliff

AOL

#41 Mar 2, 2008
Kong wrote:
I witnessed the performance by Mr. Feldman in downtown O-do on Friday. What qualifies as "art" is highly subjective, and this certainly did stretch that description a bit.
But I did appreciate the silliness of it. At least it wasnt a canvas with the artist's own feces smeared on it, selling for high $$$$s.
Some things are like the lilies of the field. You can't eat them, but the different sort of sustenance they provide is appreciated nonetheless.
Franklin Ratliff

AOL

#42 Mar 2, 2008
why readership dwindles wrote:
Not really getting the Nascar references...though you persist as if it's an insightful point... are you saying that folks who call this jumping "performance art" stupid in the extreme must be Nascar fans?
Let me be as clear as I can about modern art and performance art lovers: they either knuckle under to peer pressure and don't want to appear unenlightened in the face of condescending "art experts", or they are flaming liberals who fear standards placed on anything, or they are part of the art world and benefiting from the scam in some way. When there are no standards, everything is performance art, including Nascar.
".... are you saying that folks who call this jumping "performance art" stupid in the extreme must be Nascar fans?" BINGO. Feldman is an individual, unlike those personality free drivers driving pasteurized homogenized cookie cutter clones in Nascar.
Franklin Ratliff

AOL

#43 Mar 2, 2008
big vern wrote:
and when idiots like this idiot die is a tragedy right. the real tragedy is the people that keep encouraging idiots like this one by paying attention to their stupidity.
Feldman was only falling six feet, landing flat into a state of the art stunt air bag. That's how he was able to jump 366 times without murdering his knees and ankles.
Orlando Calrissian

Winter Park, FL

#44 Mar 2, 2008
Dyer's World Wrote: "BECAUSE THE CITY SPONSORED IT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS, AND IT SENDS THE MESSAGE TO THE WORLD THAT WE ARE THE "CITY STUPID"."

I happen to know that city dollars were not spent on this. Brian got sponsors and volunteers to support the entire event.

The only thing that makes Orlando look like the City Stupid is your juvenile comments, not Brian's performance art. Orlando's true moniker "The City Beautiful" was prevalent on Feb 29th by enhancing your life with something that you don't see every day.

Andy Kaufman and Andy Warhol would appreciate Leap Year Day.

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