LONDON (Wireless Flash) — A London artist who collected mucus from his nose for two years and displayed the resulting ball of snot at four separate art exhibitions is now ready to part with his prized possession — to the tune of roughly $20,000. James Robert Ford’s brussels sprout-sized “Bogey Ball” now rests in a glass case on a shelf in his apartment, but he is seeking an art collector to take possession of it. He wants no less than 10,000 British pounds for the mucus blob, explaining that each booger is a part of his body and it would be impossible for anyone to replicate. In Ford’s words, “It’s a physical record of all the different places I have been and people I’ve met.” So far, the artist has only received offers in the 100-to-500-pound range, but he says his snot is worth much more than that. His desired price breaks down to roughly 10 pounds per piece of mucus — or about $18 U.S. How does Ford feel about parting with his notorious piece of art? He says, “It will be hard to let go, but at the same time, it’s hard not to have any money.”
My moron of the day isn’t the guy who made the snotball. My final moron of 2004 is whoever buys the damn thing for $20,000 bucks. If someone’s got so much money that they can blow $20,000 on a ball of snot, then they obviously have too much money and should give me some.
Have a wonderful new year everyone, and please don’t get drunk and try to drive tonight. A cab is a lot cheaper than lawsuits and hospital bills.