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FantasticMrFoxdie
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(08-20-2015, 05:38 PM)
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...I mean a Bemusement Park.





There have been strange goings on in Weston-super-Mare this week. A giant stallion made of scaffolding poles reared its head, a grim, gray fantasy castle popped up and a twisted truck sculpture rolled in to town.

Banksy has been secretly assembling his own Disneyland-inspired creation in this West Country seaside town, and it's not exactly the happiest place on Earth.

Dismaland, which opens to the public Saturday and sits on the 2.5 acre site of the Tropicana lido, is the shadowy artist's first "bemusement park," and it's packed full of subversive artworks.

This is Banksy's first major show in the UK since his Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition in 2009, which saw dozens of works of art put on display and hundreds of thousands of visitors in attendance.

The artist described the work as "a festival of art, amusements, and entry level anarchism," in a press statement handed out to journalists.

"This is an art show for the 99% who'd rather be at Alton Towers."

The place is full of traditional funfair attractions, which have been given a satirical twist. A portrait artist will render the exact likeness - of the back of your head. The "crazy gulf" attraction is an "oil caliphate-themed crazy golf course."

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(08-20-2015, 05:41 PM)
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Looks like the original concept art from Epic Mickey.
xxracerxx
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(08-20-2015, 05:42 PM)
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Bojack did it first.

Last edited by xxracerxx; 08-20-2015 at 05:44 PM.
31GhostsIV
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(08-20-2015, 05:42 PM)
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I have the benefit of living near this, so i'll be visiting - it's also hosting gigs from Massive Attack, Pussy Riot and Run the Jewels (and more).
Impeccable
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(08-20-2015, 05:42 PM)
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Someone go steal a bolt holding it together... you could sell it on eBay as a banksy original for like $100,000.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(08-20-2015, 05:42 PM)
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Yep, that looks like something Banksy would do.

Originally Posted by 31GhostsIV

I have the benefit of living near this, so i'll be visiting - it's also hosting gigs from Massive Attack, Pussy Riot and Run the Jewels (and more).

You have good taste for someone with an Ascension avatar.
adj_noun
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(08-20-2015, 05:43 PM)
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The crappiest place on Earth!
Coppanuva
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(08-20-2015, 05:44 PM)
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ReAxion
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(08-20-2015, 05:44 PM)
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@mbalazo
Ideas For Banksy

- Mickey Mouse, but he is mean
- a twerking ISIS man
- a refugee who is Popeye
- a bank getting a BJ
- barcode on a dog

yep
31GhostsIV
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(08-20-2015, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Yep, that looks like something Banksy would do.



You have good taste for someone with an Ascension avatar.

Full credit goes to it's creator, a poster called 'ElectricBlanketFire'.

When are we free from these things Blanky? Next week?
Herbspiceguy
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(08-20-2015, 05:46 PM)
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Awesome, would love to visit.
Chariot
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(08-20-2015, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by adj_noun

The crappiest place on Earth!

It won't even make the top hundred of crappy places the world has to offer.
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(08-20-2015, 05:48 PM)
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Wow, that is amazing. And dismal.
fallengorn
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(08-20-2015, 05:48 PM)
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It's not just Banksy, there's a ton of other artists showcasing their stuff.

I want to go to there.
Rktk
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(08-20-2015, 05:48 PM)
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Looks like Blackpool.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(08-20-2015, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by 31GhostsIV

Full credit goes to it's creator, a poster called 'ElectricBlanketFire'.

When are we free from these things Blanky? Next week?

I think once SummerSlam is over i.e. when Sting interferes in the main event.
SigmasonicX
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(08-20-2015, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx



Bojack did it first.




Father Ted before that.
PSqueak
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(08-20-2015, 05:50 PM)
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Am i wrong for thinking Banksy is too pretentious? Sometimes his stuff feels like he's so full of himself.

That simpsons couch gag he did felt so...hollow, like he sold out too.
Last edited by PSqueak; 08-20-2015 at 05:56 PM.
TheJollyCorner
(08-20-2015, 05:50 PM)
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It's a beaut, Clark... a beaut!
31GhostsIV
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(08-20-2015, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

I think once SummerSlam is over i.e. when Sting interferes in the main event.

Thank christ.
FlashbladeGAF
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(08-20-2015, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReAxion

@mbalazo
Ideas For Banksy

- Mickey Mouse, but he is mean

yep



Auctopus
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(08-20-2015, 05:54 PM)
The edge.
adj_noun
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(08-20-2015, 05:54 PM)
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Ok, so for drug folks we can have Hash Mountain.

Sneaking off for sex? Come down to the Enchanted Freaky Room.

Peter Pan's Fight for unlicensed MMA.

Gift shop...it's a mall world?

Oh! And to use Lastpass (which lets you skip to the end of the line) you have to get a Magic Brand.
Last edited by adj_noun; 08-20-2015 at 06:02 PM.
sixteen-bit
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(08-20-2015, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReAxion

yep

Meanie Mouse
PillarEN
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(08-20-2015, 05:57 PM)
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How do we still not know this dude's real identity? Like 2.5 acres of stuff and nobody ever spotted him?
xrayregime
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(08-20-2015, 05:58 PM)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVr5SxekI1Y

TGI Fart
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(08-20-2015, 05:58 PM)
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Wanksy
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(08-20-2015, 06:01 PM)
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PeskyToaster
(08-20-2015, 06:04 PM)
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so angsty and edgy
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(08-20-2015, 06:04 PM)
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Seen this on the news, thought it looked good. I'd be more likely to go here than a normal amusement park.
Chariot
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(08-20-2015, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by PillarEN

How do we still not know this dude's real identity? Like 2.5 acres of stuff and nobody ever spotted him?

Legends say he's not even human, but a abandoned Stand.

Originally Posted by PeskyToaster

so angsty and edgy

Don't ylu dare to badmouth Banksy, he's a great gut or girl with great messages.
Mac the KNife
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(08-20-2015, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by DeaconKnowledge


“Hey, they’re trying to learn for free!”
NickatNite
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(08-20-2015, 06:20 PM)
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AMUSIX
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(08-20-2015, 06:31 PM)
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Japan did it first with Nara Dreamland:


FlashbladeGAF
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(08-20-2015, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by NickatNite

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K.Sabot
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(08-20-2015, 06:34 PM)
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edit: beaten but pic anyways?!

the edge, it hurts
ThreePiMatt
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(08-20-2015, 06:34 PM)

Originally Posted by AMUSIX

Japan did it first with Nara Dreamland:

Man, I don't think there's anything better than photographs of abandoned amusement parks.
Dead Prince
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(08-20-2015, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx



Bojack did it first.

came here just to drop Bob's Burger as they recreated the park and called it Wonder Wharf
robotzombie
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(08-20-2015, 06:39 PM)
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banksy really speaks to me and my plights
Dai101
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(08-20-2015, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by adj_noun

The crappiest place on Earth!

That's Detroit

or Cleveland

or Oakland

the entire midwest
xxracerxx
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(08-20-2015, 06:46 PM)
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This is fantastic.
cluxdeluxe
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(08-20-2015, 08:21 PM)

Originally Posted by xxracerxx



This is fantastic.

Wow so d33p.
StillEdge
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(08-20-2015, 08:29 PM)
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A lot of haters in here. I think it's cool and would love to visit.
DICKS AHOY
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(08-20-2015, 08:29 PM)
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How much would building your own 'ironic' themepark to go against the man actually cost?
LakeEarth
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(08-20-2015, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by StillEdge

A lot of haters in here. I think it's cool and would love to visit.

I like it too.
Lazyslob
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(08-20-2015, 08:31 PM)
i want one of those "i am an imbecile" balloons
iceatcs
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(08-20-2015, 08:33 PM)
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I want to go.
teruterubozu
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(08-20-2015, 08:33 PM)
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What's up with urban artists always trying to make "cynical" Disney shit like twisted Mickey Mouses?
It gets fucking old. We get it - anti-consumerism, blah, blah, blah.
zeemumu
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(08-20-2015, 08:35 PM)
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But Epic Mickey already did this.

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