Oh come off it! Every museum in the country can have a harrier or jag if it wants one and the rest will be torn up by JCB's never to be seen again. They are scrap metal and and if anything it's just another way to display them. That the work itself is a bit twattish, shallow and largely talentless is the real issue, but that applies to just about everything else in modern art. If you want to see aircraft as they should be seen you go to Hendon, Cosford, Duxford, Elvington, Yeovilton, Midlands Aeropark, Lothians, Newark, etc etc etc etc. And that Harrier is an FRS2 and not the type that "helped save the Falklands". I expect better from this blog.
Pipe and slippers are in the post Dr North.
Don't wear slippers and given up smoking! The Harrier "type" is the the TYPE that helped save the Falklands ... me too pedantic. But the point you make is exactly the point: the work itself is a bit twattish, shallow and largely talentless. How different is could have been if the real thing, in all its glory, had been given pride of place ... celebration instead of sneer. That's my point - we put the energy into "sneers rather than cheers" - and yes, I can talk. I shall go away and celebrate my own inconsistency.
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And Hey! I thought I did "grumpy" quite well ... obviously, I'm going to have to practice a bit!!!!
Little bit of a re-write in order ...