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Old 08-11-10, 10:36 PM
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L.A. Freeway Puppet Show

In a parking lot near the Golden State Freeway, Los Angeles artist Joel Kyack is stripping right down to his underwear. He squeezes into a black bodysuit that makes the skinny 37-year-old look even skinnier, and pops open the back hatch of a dusty white truck. He's setting the stage quite literally for another installment of his first large-scale public art project: a rush-hour puppet show.

The show, called Superclogger after L.A.'s endlessly clogged freeways, was conceived with Kyack's friend Peter Fuller. Fueled by a determinedly low-tech aesthetic, it stars a cast that suggests a group of funky, grimy, homemade Muppets, acting out short vignettes on themes that might speak to people stuck in traffic. Coping with uncertain conditions, for instance, or the state of being controlled.



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Goddamn puppets are distracting me from my cell phone!
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He's in a Mazda. No gas guzzling American made SUV...NO SALE!
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Re: L.A. Freeway Puppet Show

That sounds amazing. I hope I'm stuck behind him in traffic sometime.
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Re: L.A. Freeway Puppet Show

When we were kids, on long trips in the family station wagon, my sister and I used to do this with stuffed animals, trying to entertain the cars behind us.
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Re: L.A. Freeway Puppet Show

Haven't we learned anything from Blackwater troops?

We're suppose to point guns at people driving behind us, not puppets!
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I heard it on NPR yesterday. Loved the part where they go pulled over.
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^ And severely beaten for "resisting".
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He's in a Mazda. No gas guzzling American made SUV...NO SALE!
Don't worry, I think all Mazda's are really Fords.
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Shouldn't this be a porno?
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are spinal tap going to get involved?

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
That sounds amazing. I hope I'm stuck behind him in traffic sometime.
Yeah with 12 million cars on LA freeways there's a great chance of that happening.
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I think that, during my entire childhood, I was never more bored than I was at any kind of puppet show.

I still think they are an awfully poor form of entertainment (don't get me started on that dumb-ass ventriloquist dude that has a career on Comedy Central...the epitome of lame..you know, the "dead terrorist" guy).
You are like the most un-fun person ever. Are you going to tell me you didn't like the Muppets?
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Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
I think that, during my entire childhood, I was never more bored than I was at any kind of puppet show.

I still think they are an awfully poor form of entertainment (don't get me started on that dumb-ass ventriloquist dude that has a career on Comedy Central...the epitome of lame..you know, the "dead terrorist" guy).
You sound pretty boring.
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Yeah with 12 million cars on LA freeways there's a great chance of that happening.
Who pissed in your cornflakes?
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Who pissed in your cornflakes?


Sorry about that Cungar, I really had to go.
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Sorry about that Cungar, I really had to go.
I've seen that on L.A. freeways, too!
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Re: L.A. Freeway Puppet Show

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Shouldn't this be a porno?


Quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.
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^ I agree. One of the few movies I couldn't finish. And it seemed so promising.
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really? I'm surprised. Meet the Feebles is awesome but I also like Bad Taste and Braindead so I appreciate what Jackson was doing with those movies. Movies I wish he would go back to making again
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I hope people are just challenging Lemmy's opinion of puppets in general and not Jeff Dunham. Because he's 100% right there.
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Re: L.A. Freeway Puppet Show

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^ And severely beaten for "resisting".
He isn't actually Black, just dressed in black.
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Re: L.A. Freeway Puppet Show

Dunham is awful. The Muppets kick ass. Anything that makes L.A. traffic a bit more enjoyable gets a thumbs up from me.

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