Ceci nest pas une pipe

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The well-worn surrealist trick question of art & the perception of reality.
English translation is “This is not a pipe.”


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    dhg4983

    I remember this one from way back, wow that art history class wasnt totally worthless.

    TGGeko

    I don’t get it. Looks like a pipe to me.

    PmWi

    Shenanigans

    Caio

    Hey are you guys talking about Shenanigans?

    Henghast

    Its not a pipe its merely a picture of a pipe! ?

    CJFreeze

    Shenanigans… I don’t think so.

    In french slang, Canadian and France french that is, une pipe is a blow job.
    So basicaly, you could say that the picture is saying “that is not a blow job”.

    I’m fully biligual in French and english if your wondering fyi.

    American Perv

    The kitsch! it burns!

    and dhg4983 and CJFreeze, in no particular order: Precisely Margit’s point: it is a picture, not the thing. Previously, depictions in art were taken more literally. I think the blow job slang term post-dates this image by some decades.

    Unfortunately, surrealism such as this is a one or two trick pony. It has limited irony.

    wartoaster

    i remember seeing this and not knowing french.
    i always thought it was an existential piece, as i read it as “This is a pipe”
    my bad.

    W

    Damn French! Should have bombed them along with the Germans!

    asdf

    @Henghast: lies its a bunch of bytes on the internet about a poster/picture of a picture of a pipe

    Troik

    @Timmay72: The germans did that themself, didn’t stick.

    dhg4983

    @American Perv

    no shit dumbass, thanks for the explanation i didnt need

    conan776

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    Sarcastastic

    I love the version I saw over at SomethingAwful where is was the Deathstar and it said “ceci n’est pas le lune” or This is not the moon.

    Professor Cramulus

    also,
    This conversation isn’t a bunch of bytes on the internet, it’s actually in in your head.

    tiki god

    I’m pretty sure that IS a pipe. The kind that I smoke while receiving oral pleasure from multiple women at once.

    Shanghai_Factor

    @CJFreeze: *YOU’RE* not quite fully fluent, are you?