Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This week’s winner is…


Brian, you old coot, you are this week’s winner, with 56% of the vote.  You have won the right, nay privilege, to provide next week’s two random words.  We need em by 2pm Friday, por favor!  

As for this week’s words, why not review them and start on your submission?  If nothing else, this is an excellent opportunity to find out what the hell LOWBROW means in the art world. 

The words are: LOWBROW / MARBLE

Here’s some inspiration:


/n. ˈloʊˌbraʊ; adj. ˈloʊˈbraʊ/ [n. loh-brou; adj. loh-brou]

1.a person who is uninterested, uninvolved, or uneducated in intellectual activities or pursuits.


2.being a lowbrow: that lowbrow idiot.

3.of, pertaining to, or proper to a lowbrow: lowbrow entertainment.




/ˈmɑrbəl/ [mahr-buhl] noun, adjective, verb, mar·bled, mar·bling.

1.metamorphosed limestone, consisting chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, capable of taking a high polish, occurring in a wide range of colors and variegations and used in sculpture and architecture.

2.any variety of this stone: Carrara marble.

3.an object made of or carved from this stone, especially a sculpture: Renaissance marbles.

4.a piece of this stone: the fallen marbles of Roman ruins.

5.(not in technical use) any of various breccias or other stones that take a high polish and show a variegated pattern.

6.a marbled appearance or pattern; marbling: The woodwork had a greenish marble.

7.anything resembling marble in hardness, coldness, smoothness, etc.: a brow of marble.

8.something lacking in warmth or feeling.

9.a little ball made of stone, baked clay, glass, porcelain, agate, or steel, especially for use in games.

10.marbles, ( used with a singular verb  ) a game for children in which a marble is propelled by the thumb to hit another marble so as to drive it out of a circle drawn or scratched on the ground.

11.marbles, Slang. normal rational faculties; sanity; wits; common sense: to have all one's marbles; to lose one's marbles.