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Re: Polka Time

Postby orin stepanek » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:48 pm

Charlie Was A Boxer Polka

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Re: Polka Time

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Long overdue polka dot update!


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Re: Polka Time

Postby geckzilla » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:58 pm

This continues to be the creepiest thread on Asterisk.
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Re: Polka Time

Postby Fred the Cat » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:36 pm

I'd have to agree Geck. Now that I've semi-retired I think I'll spend some time "polking" around to get a better understanding of the dots. I've heard that a quantified biology may shed some light. :idea:
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Re: Polka Time

Postby starsurfer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:27 pm

geckzilla wrote:This continues to be the creepiest thread on Asterisk.

What's wrong with polka dot fashion? Also some nice songs:

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Re: Polka Time

Postby geckzilla » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:00 pm

starsurfer wrote:
geckzilla wrote:This continues to be the creepiest thread on Asterisk.

What's wrong with polka dot fashion?

Are you a fashion designer? Is this a thread about fashion? Sorry, but it just looks like a weird fetish to me. Not that there's anything with fetishes, just... most people don't have a public collection. Or, at the very least, most people don't share them at astronomy themed forums which is currently a field where just about any woman present happens to be a feminist.
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Re: Polka Time

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:34 pm

geckzilla wrote:Is this a thread about fashion? Sorry, but it just looks like a weird fetish to me. Not that there's anything with fetishes, just... most people don't have a public collection. Or, at the very least, most people don't share them at astronomy themed forums which is currently a field where just about any woman present happens to be a feminist.

This discussion has been totally foreign and bizarre to me from day one.
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Re: Polka Time

Postby orin stepanek » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:41 am

Hey guys; This is a discuss anything forum! I started a polka music thread and it seems to attract polka dots! I can't help that!! I'm not crazy about the dots either; but I didn't see how I could stop it! Do what you must; if you think rulls have been broken!
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Re: Polka Time

Postby Chris Peterson » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:58 pm

orin stepanek wrote:Hey guys; This is a discuss anything forum! I started a polka music thread and it seems to attract polka dots! I can't help that!! I'm not crazy about the dots either; but I didn't see how I could stop it! Do what you must; if you think rulls have been broken!

Heck, I don't think any rules have been broken. I just don't understand why this discussion exists. But if polka, or polka dots are your thing, carry on.
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Re: Polka Time

Postby Ann » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:48 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
orin stepanek wrote:Hey guys; This is a discuss anything forum! I started a polka music thread and it seems to attract polka dots! I can't help that!! I'm not crazy about the dots either; but I didn't see how I could stop it! Do what you must; if you think rulls have been broken!

Heck, I don't think any rules have been broken. I just don't understand why this discussion exists. But if polka, or polka dots are your thing, carry on.


Orin, you rock! Or, if you prefer it, you polka! You have broken no rules whatsoever! Keep up whatever you're doing! :D :thumb_up: :yes:

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Re: Polka Time

Postby starsurfer » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:15 pm

Viva la polka! Plus this thread is in a section called "Discuss Anything" :D

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Re: Polka Time

Postby orin stepanek » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:58 pm

Ann wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
orin stepanek wrote:Hey guys; This is a discuss anything forum! I started a polka music thread and it seems to attract polka dots! I can't help that!! I'm not crazy about the dots either; but I didn't see how I could stop it! Do what you must; if you think rulls have been broken!

Heck, I don't think any rules have been broken. I just don't understand why this discussion exists. But if polka, or polka dots are your thing, carry on.


Orin, you rock! Or, if you prefer it, you polka! You have broken no rules whatsoever! Keep up whatever you're doing! :D :thumb_up: :yes:

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Re: Polka Time

Postby orin stepanek » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:01 pm

P>S> the three smilies rule sucks! :thumb_down:
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Re: Polka Time

Postby orin stepanek » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:04 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
orin stepanek wrote:Hey guys; This is a discuss anything forum! I started a polka music thread and it seems to attract polka dots! I can't help that!! I'm not crazy about the dots either; but I didn't see how I could stop it! Do what you must; if you think rulls have been broken!

Heck, I don't think any rules have been broken. I just don't understand why this discussion exists. But if polka, or polka dots are your thing, carry on.



Well you don't have to read it! I don't read the threads that I'm not interested in! :shock:
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Re: Polka Time

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Re: Polka Time

Postby Ann » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:59 pm

Hey, Orin! Won't you post a nice new polka for us to listen to? :yes: :thumb_up:

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"Polka dots are a way to infinity."

Postby neufer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:57 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama wrote:
<<Yayoi Kusama (born March 22, 1929) is a Japanese artist and writer. In 2017, a 50-year retrospective of her work opened at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibit featured six infinity rooms and is scheduled to travel to five museums in the US and Canada. [Forty years prior] Kusama checked herself into the Seiwa Hospital for the Mentally Ill, where she eventually took up permanent residence. She has been living at the hospital since, by choice. Her studio, where she has continued to produce work since the mid-1970s, is a short distance from the hospital in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Kusama is often quoted as saying: "If it were not for Art, I would have killed myself a long time ago."

By 1950, Kusama was depicting abstracted natural forms in watercolor, gouache and oil, primarily on paper. She began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later, household objects and naked assistants) with the polka dots that would become a trademark of her work.

Kusama on polka dots: " a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity."

The vast fields of polka dots, or "infinity nets," as she called them, were taken directly from her hallucinations. The earliest recorded work in which she incorporated these dots was a drawing in 1939 at age 10, in which the image of a Japanese woman in a kimono, presumed to be the artist's mother, is covered and obliterated by spots. Her first series of large-scale, sometimes more than 30 ft-long canvas paintings, Infinity Nets, were entirely covered in a sequence of nets and dots that alluded to hallucinatory visions.

Yayoi Kusama said about her 1954 painting titled Flower (D.S.P.S), "One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self-obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness. As I realized it was actually happening and not just in my imagination, I was frightened. I knew I had to run away lest I should be deprived of my life by the spell of the red flowers. I ran desperately up the stairs. The steps below me began to fall apart and I fell down the stairs straining my ankle.">>
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Re: "Polka dots are a way to infinity."

Postby bystander » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:35 am

neufer wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama wrote:
"If it were not for Art, I would have killed myself a long time ago."

So we have you to blame :?:
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Re: "Polka dots are a way to infinity."

Postby neufer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:46 am

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bystander wrote:
neufer wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama wrote:
"If it were not for Art, I would have killed myself a long time ago."

So we have you to blame :?:

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Re: "Polka dots are a way to infinity."

Postby starsurfer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:58 am

neufer wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama wrote:
<<Yayoi Kusama (born March 22, 1929) is a Japanese artist and writer. In 2017, a 50-year retrospective of her work opened at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibit featured six infinity rooms and is scheduled to travel to five museums in the US and Canada. [Forty years prior] Kusama checked herself into the Seiwa Hospital for the Mentally Ill, where she eventually took up permanent residence. She has been living at the hospital since, by choice. Her studio, where she has continued to produce work since the mid-1970s, is a short distance from the hospital in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Kusama is often quoted as saying: "If it were not for Art, I would have killed myself a long time ago."

By 1950, Kusama was depicting abstracted natural forms in watercolor, gouache and oil, primarily on paper. She began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later, household objects and naked assistants) with the polka dots that would become a trademark of her work.

Kusama on polka dots: " a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity."

The vast fields of polka dots, or "infinity nets," as she called them, were taken directly from her hallucinations. The earliest recorded work in which she incorporated these dots was a drawing in 1939 at age 10, in which the image of a Japanese woman in a kimono, presumed to be the artist's mother, is covered and obliterated by spots. Her first series of large-scale, sometimes more than 30 ft-long canvas paintings, Infinity Nets, were entirely covered in a sequence of nets and dots that alluded to hallucinatory visions.

Yayoi Kusama said about her 1954 painting titled Flower (D.S.P.S), "One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self-obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness. As I realized it was actually happening and not just in my imagination, I was frightened. I knew I had to run away lest I should be deprived of my life by the spell of the red flowers. I ran desperately up the stairs. The steps below me began to fall apart and I fell down the stairs straining my ankle.">>

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