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    Pet rat's artwork sells for over $3,500

    This is a video news story on CNN about a pet rat that 'produces' art work.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/wor...uk.rat.art.itn

    I'm curious to hear people's reaction to this story. (The ending is the best part, watch it to the end)

    While I appreciate art, and believe that it is a skilled talent, I do have limits to what I feel art qualifies as. Personally I feel things like this discredit the art community.

    In addition, I'm curious how many people have the same reaction to our own community when they find out how much money we would drop on a rare Nepenthes as I did for this.

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    I guess people can call any piece of garbage art so long as they have some convoluted story about how it's "art".
    Infact, the harder you work at something, the more craft that goes into your work, the less "true arteests" and the critique community will say your work is art. So I guess this rats garbage collection is as much art as any of the garbage in the worlds art galleries!

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    That is one big behind rat!!! WOW
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    Well...I did have to laugh at the end.

    If she likes those things I could probably roust up a few more of those for her. All I have to do is put out birdseed and I get rats. :-/
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    yeah! thats one fat rat.

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    huge but artistic in a animalish sort of way

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    In a year and a half, his artwork should double in value. You can also find free artwork in any New York city garbage dumpster.
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    i had a pet rat.........gave him scrambled eggs and honey baked ham as treats on a semi regular basis...........he was prolly the same length as that one, but weighted prolly half as much......what in the hell does she feed it?
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