1. Birds battle buttocks for top art prize

    LONDON (Reuters) - A pink hummingbird battled with a weather-beaten shed on Monday for the Turner prize, one of the world's most contentious art awards, but they face stiff competition from a pair of pallid buttocks.

    The quirky nature of the Turner prize entries invariably draws scorn from the critics, but up to 100,000 people flock to the Tate Britain museum every year to judge for themselves.

    Gillian Carnegie, one of the rare painters picked by Turner judges over the years, offered up for competition her "bum paintings".

    Seeking to explain their purport, her Tate Britain biography said: 'While apparently following the conventions of representational painting, Carnegie challenges its established languages and unsettles its assumptions.'"

    That is most definitely a load of arse.

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