Left to right: know-little boralevi, swindle wendle swan, bruce big mouth do nothing baganz
When RK mentioned the big fish, who swim in the piss-puddle also known as rugDUMB, we could not have produced a better image than the one above to memorialize this statement.
Let’s all remember some facts about these three big fish.
1. When asked about the bogus bellini dennis the cheat dodds used to rip-off the Los Angeles County Museum of Art supposed Turkish rug expert, and recent recipient of the McMullan award for his “work” with Turkish rugs, alberto boralevi said “I do not know enough about Anatolian rugs to judge it”.
Seems mr boralevi deserves a dunce-cap and not an award for his alleged Turkish rug expertise.
2. Longtime rug-water-boy and junior wanna be wendle aka swindle swan has finally hung around in rugDUMB long enough to swindle his way onto the stage and act like a big fish.
Too bad wendle doesn’t know enough about old rugs to know his ass from a hole in the ground and his presence as one of the big shots of rugDUMB is not only a joke it is one of huge proportions.
There is many the story of wendle cheating old time textile museum and hajji baba members out of their rugs when, years ago, few knew about the rising prices and interest in them that occurred in the late 60’s and 1970’s.
That’s how he got the nickname swindle, and frankly wendle should go hide himself in the broom closet and not prance about in rugDUMB like he does.
Besides his well earned nickname swindle RK can’t help but always think about Howdy Doody whenever we see that rug-clown wendle swan.
For those of you too young to remember, Howdy Doody was a wooden dummy who used to appear on a children’s show on television in the 1950’s.
Like Howdy, wendle is also a dummy, as he has well proven to RK each time we have the displeasure of being in the same room with him.
To think a rug-jerk like wendle the swindle swan is a luminary in rugDUMB makes RK wanna reach for some Dramamine.
3. And last but not least in this troika of rugDUMB’s big fish is bruce aka big mouth baganz, the textile museum’s big talk no walk chairman of the board.
Under the leadership, or should we say leadershit, of baganz the textile museum has sunk even lower than RK thought possible.
After hiring dan aka do nothing walker to be the new director and braying about having a new broom to sweep out the old, baganz then realized he had a lot in common with walker. That is in regards to the do nothing moniker they both share.
So walker was then summarily dismissed to be replaced by a woman placeholder, who we are sure takes order from baganz like she was a waitress in a Horn and Hardart automat cafeteria.
Then the brilliant big mouth baganz signed a lease for a space on the mall to move the textile museum, according to his press release, into a "higher profile" location.
Well, that might have seemed like a good idea but then when it came to securing the funding baganz got enough egg on his face to feed India’s poor for a year and had to meekly withdraw from the contract costing the textile museum some pretty coin as we have been told.
How does a stuffed-shirt rug-poseur like bruce baganz become the chairman of the board at the textile museum?
A good question, and while we have heard he “bought the job” RK has serious doubts as from what we have also heard and seen firsthand baganz is a cheapskate big talker no walker(pun intended).
One really has to know from seeing a picture like the one above, of these three rug-clowns, that rugDUMB is in big trouble, especially since they are captains of the ship.
Why else would rugDUMB be such a ship of fools floating listlessly in a Sargasso Sea.
RK thinks it’s high time to get bazanz’s new broom and sweep floatsom and jettison like boralevi, swindle swan, baganz, dodds and the rest of them big fish off the stage and get some real and capable leadership to right the ship and carry interest in oriental rugs to the place it surely deserves.