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Art or Alcoholism?

6:00 PM -- Boy, just when you think the Welsh can't get any sillier: A Japanese artist has been paid £5,000 of taxpayers' money to drink 48 bottles of beer and then fall off a wooden beam – a feat approximately as easy as falling off a log.

When questions were raised about the propriety of this use of public monies, a spokesperson for the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff commented: "This wasn't just about a woman drinking a lot of beer. This was a powerful piece of art," meant to illustrate "the confusion we can feel in response to the amount of mass media that is pumped to us incessantly."

Uh huh. They still overpaid: Red Panda would have done it for the cost of 48 bottles of beer.

— Red Panda, Drinking for Free, Light Reading

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