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Cringe of the Day: Bill Cosby 'Rapeseed' Portrait Banned From State Fair
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The Minnesota State Fair just doesn't get fine art.

This portrait of Bill Cosby caused quite a stir at the fair before it was taken down after being up for only a day.

The portrait, made form "rapeseed" or canola seed, was created by Nick Rondo, a 37-year-old software engineer. He wasn't surprised people complained.

"The point was just to see, would there be outrage? Would there be people talking about it? Would it even get through?" he told Pioneer Press.

Although the portrait was originally allowed into the fair, an official made Rondo cover up the word "rapeseed" on his work, which basically defeats any type of message the artist was trying to make.

Despite the removal of the portrait, Rondo said this was for the best.

"I think it's actually maybe the best possible scenario," he said. "Up for a day and then taken down."

What happens when you get a bunch of people who have never done stand-up comedy before trying to force humor on a lukewarm audience? You get E3 presentations, that's what. To all future E3 presenters: stop trying to be funny. It rarely ends well.

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Via: Slate
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This is Reza Aslan, a scholar of religion and religious history. As a part of his promotional tour for his new work, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Aslan appeared on Fox to be interviewed by anchor Lauren Green. In maybe the most cringe-worthy piece of conversation ever recorded on the network, Green can't seem to get past the idea that a Muslim scholar would want to write a book about Jesus - who as you may know is something of a standout historical/religious figure across many nations and creeds. But hey, what do I know, I slept through history class.

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