Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Harvard Halts Homophobe Hunt; Blames 'Books and Urine' Art Project

BOSTON, MA - Harvard University has called off the search for a homophobe vandal and now states that 36 LGBT library books soaked in urine were part of a new federal art project. Said Harvard librarian Amiee Lyttle-Klunder, "We should've remembered. Last week, Harvard participated in a project called "Books and Urine." Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the project involved local artists pouring urine from homeless people onto university books. Lyttle-Klunder continued: "The purpose was to demonstrate how universities deny [the homeless] a free higher education. We were told in advance and I guess the word didn't reach all the staff. So no harm, no foul expect for the urine smell. It's quite heady."

But Harvard's Queer Student alliance remains sceptical. "How come they didn't pee all over Christian books then jam a crucifix upside in a urine cup? That's how you know its NEA." Lyttle-Klunder hoped the misunderstanding would blow over, but defended Books and Urine. "Art is meant to be challenging; to shake you out of your comfort zone." Nevertheless she expressed reservations about a follow-up NEA project. "It's called "Books and Number 2." I hope it's not what I think it is. I really do." (Image: Shroomery)

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