Friday, February 08, 2008

FIMP Gets out the Vote!

Moments ago, I delivered this month's artist's book to the post office. It is essentially an invitation for subscribers to the FIMP Book of the Month Club to vote on the subject for next month's book. That invitation is extended not only to those subscribers who can anticipate the arrival of this to-be-determined book in their mailbox, but also to the casual wanderer of the web who might happen upon this page. If you're reading these words, you should leave a comment and vote on next month's book.

So, now that everyone knows why they're here and what is what, here are the candidates:



A "how-to-draw" book, claiming to teach you how to draw B. F. Skinner using his methods of operant conditioning, or



An explanation of the relationship between smoking and hats, and a modest proposal based on that relationship.

Now, in keeping with every other book of the month, I will only guarantee two things. Whichever topic is chosen, the reader of the resulting book will neither be taught how to actually draw B. F. Skinner, nor learn anything remotely useful about the relationship between smoking and hats. This is ART, dammit, it's not supposed to DO something. That's just a given!

So, leave a comment with your vote. Make your voice heard! Your single vote might make all the difference. Actually, yours might even BE the only single vote! Think of the awesome power that is at your typing fingertips!

Voting will be closed on Monday, February 25, so you've got plenty of time to fully weigh the merits of both candidates. Choose wisely!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I vote for Hats vs. Cigarettes, and I hope the Hats win!

MB said...

well, BF Skinner, obviously. I mean, what other choice could there be except the Utopian Communitarian candidate?

Judith Hoffman said...

Oh, power! I vote for B.F. Skinner.

Kim said...

Hats versus (no abbreviations, please!) Cigarettes stands for Hope and Change so... it's got my vote!

Paul said...

I was all set to vote for "How to draw BF Skinner because I'm a big fan of the how to draw series and because BF Skinner is such a funny guy, but in a last minute change of heart, I vote for Hats v Cigarettes because the curiosity is killing me.

GCurious said...

One vote for Hats v Cigs (abbrev pls).
Or even better Curious George v. Bogey.

Anonymous said...

Hat is to Spaghetti as Smoking is to B.F. Skinner... or something like that.
How do I draw BF Skinner smoking?

Snowman Expert said...

How to Draw B.F. Skinner! How to Draw B.F. Skinner! I have been hearing about this book since I attended college in 1985 (I already have How to Talk Like B.F. Skinner)

craig said...

While the How to Draw BF Skinner is intriguing (drawing a guy with initials BFS), my curiosity is more peaked by the topic of Hats versus Cigarettes, which gets my vote. Surely the topic not wining won't be indefinitely shelved!

For future consideration -- A St. Louis Poohbah.

Anonymous said...

Hats vs. Cigarettes all the way, unless Skinner is offering a better universal health care plan.

Stephen Falken said...

It doesn't matter how I vote, the vast right wing conspiracy has already made the choice. Our feeling of power from voting is merely an illusion...

_Maga said...

Do "How to Draw B. F. Skinner" existe? I would like see it!
Bye

Marc Snyder said...

Hats Vs. Cigarettes was the winner, but that was quite a while ago. I just might have to make "How To Draw BF Skinner" sometime soon.