Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hey MarineLand

This shit has to stop. People are starting to notice.

This is one of the exhibits featured at a new, dystopian theme park in England, named Dismaland. The orca leaping out of a toilet bowl captures perfectly what's wrong with Ontario's MarineLand and all those facilities just like it, mainly in the States.

Dismaland is said to be the handiwork of Banksy and a gang of guerrilla artists.

Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhere cheaper. Then this is the place for you—a chaotic new world where you can escape from mindless escapism. Instead of a burger stall, we have a museum. In place of a gift shop we have a library, well, we have a gift shop as well.

Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus—a bemusement park. A theme park who’s big theme is: theme parks should have bigger themes…

This event contains adult themes, distressing imagery, extended use of strobe lighting, smoke effects and swearing. The following items are strictly prohibited: knives, spraycans, illegal drugs, and lawyers from the Walt Disney corporation.

Realizing they have about zero chance of not being shut down, Dismaland is scheduled to be open for just five weeks.

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