why do i hate that artist thing that people keep posting on my facebook so much? why am i such a jerk?

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Get a job, hippie!

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:06 (eight years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:07 (eight years ago) link

'independent' is doing a lot of unneccessary work in that blurb, for one thing

if you are a false nine don't entry (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:10 (eight years ago) link

you're not a jerk; this is annoying and even though art is work, imo any real artist would be a bit embarrassed to have their life/work/art talked about like this on a poster that seems to speak for all artists. work is work and sometimes it's passionate and sometimes it's art.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:13 (eight years ago) link

i feel like such a crank cuz people share that all over the place on facebook and the responses to it are always OH GOD YES A THOUSAND TIMES I CAN'T LIKE THIS ENOUGH POWER TO THE PEOPLE and i'm always tempted to post something really mean but i don't cuz i'm not THAT big of a jerk.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:13 (eight years ago) link

it's REALLY narcissistic and kinda weird to think that people buy art in order to suck up the "passion" of the artist like a vampire. people like art so they can form their own meanings/interpretations/relationships to it.

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:14 (eight years ago) link

"my SOUL is in this, that's why it's valuable"-- you keep it then!

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:14 (eight years ago) link

also this boils down to: gimme money so i can continue to be all about my passions and inner life.

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:15 (eight years ago) link

yeah i don't really want most people's souls!

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (eight years ago) link

yeah i think it reminds me of the kickstarter guilt-y thing.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (eight years ago) link

work is work and sometimes it's passionate and sometimes it's art.

art is art and sometimes it's passionate and sometimes it's work.

ledge, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (eight years ago) link

like we must support as many people as possible to do art? can't support everyone. then i start to feel bad for people who are like...starving to death in the world.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:17 (eight years ago) link

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:17 (eight years ago) link

and maybe i'm just jealous cuz i have had to work full-time since i was 19? i could never afford to "do art" all day. and i'm a well-respected fictional character! i would love an art holiday. i do what i can with the time that i have. but that is my problem and not soul-giving artist's problem.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:19 (eight years ago) link

yeah that thousandth failure might actually be a clue...time to rethink the art thing.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:19 (eight years ago) link

hahaaa

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:20 (eight years ago) link

You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures.

I do not want to buy the experimentation or failures. I just want to buy this particular piece of art.

You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy.

I'm certainly not getting days, weeks, and months from this purchase, and if I were able to buy additional time I wouldn't want to buy time that includes frustration. Just the high octane serenity time.

You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feecd the children, the birds, the dog.

Do not want.

You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart,

Gross.

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:20 (eight years ago) link

"you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about" -- i.e., drink beer and smoke cigarettes!

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:21 (eight years ago) link

you are buying... private moment in someones life, wondering is this even legal

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:23 (eight years ago) link

so, let me ask: Non-indie musicians don't do any of this kind of work-prep?

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:23 (eight years ago) link

it's funny that you read that and then you buy like this weird blob-painting kinda thing or quirky sculpture. gimme the 9th symphony if it comes with all that sturm and drang.

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:24 (eight years ago) link

Or is it "Independant Musicians need you to buy it even if it's not that good actually"

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (eight years ago) link

oh man i wish someone would post this in my timeline, except itd prob be my aunt whos always putting up similar things re the sanctity of book and it wouldnt really be worth clowning her

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (eight years ago) link

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (eight years ago) link

buy my meme

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:26 (eight years ago) link

yeah it's incredibly obnoxious and entitled but even I feel slightly guilty for saying that b/c it makes me some kind of soulless free marketeer

my friend is always posting shit like that about his excessively skilled but not all that listenable jazz-funk-experimental trio, and sometimes I just want to be like "Look, do you really think you'd be making a great living doing this in the days BEFORE mp3s?"

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:27 (eight years ago) link

as much as i'd love it if someone paid me my current salary to sit at home for a year and write fiction, i understand that the way the world works is that first you create the art on your own time and at your own expense, and then if you're lucky and people like it, maybe you'll get funded for the next project. if people don't like the current project, you don't get paid.

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:30 (eight years ago) link

i would never say this stuff on my facebook. too many innocent souls. i knew there was a reason i was still on ilx.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:31 (eight years ago) link

"independent" and "local" are the last refuges of hacks, basically

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:31 (eight years ago) link

also when i read this i picture people selling their novels on the street. or laying a blanket down at the arts fair and putting their novels on it.

having said that, i would probably totally buy a novel off of someone on the street.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (eight years ago) link

yah was gonna say

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (eight years ago) link

a friend of mine in nyc is friends with a guy who sells his novels on the street. he used to be in advertising. or still is.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (eight years ago) link

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:34 (eight years ago) link

the thing i might dislike most about this poster is the bolding

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (eight years ago) link

cool whiney jpg man... put yr wares on the blanket

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (eight years ago) link

oh he has a table

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (eight years ago) link

But aren't self-published ebooks the new novels on a blanket in the street?

Queue de Cheval (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (eight years ago) link

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:36 (eight years ago) link

it doesnt have to be a literal blanket or an actual novel but anyones whos posting these silly jpgs should stop fucking around and put their novel on the blanket

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:38 (eight years ago) link

im starting an etsy competitor called the blanket, the hook is theres an actual blanket near a farmers market w/all the stuff on it

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:41 (eight years ago) link

near a farmers market

A+

cwkiii, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:43 (eight years ago) link

When you buy from MegaCorp, you're purchasing more than just life insurance. You're buying hundreds of hours of endless board meetings and administrative errors. You are buying days of multiple signature sign-offs, mind numbingly tedious health and safety audits. You are buying days, weeks, months of redundancy fears, family problems and very little joy. You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of people's livelihoods. More importantly, you are buying our workers more time to do something that they may not be passionate about, but are thankful for; something that makes all the fear and the doubt just about worth getting out of bed for every single mindnumbing day.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:44 (eight years ago) link

legit lol at Rebekah selling prints of that jpg

if you are a false nine don't entry (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:45 (eight years ago) link

basically if you post any kind of jpeg with words on it on facebook i hate u

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:46 (eight years ago) link

#1 on my FB feed this week:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m695jg98c01r1z1beo1_500.jpg

Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:49 (eight years ago) link

can we just turn this into a thread of those dumb things

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:50 (eight years ago) link

If I didn't have other stuff to do and ILX to distract me, I would make a Tumblr page with a million fake Kurt Vonnegut quotes, like "Know what? Bitches get stuff done. - Kurt Vonnegut."

http://theinterrobang.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/tumblr_lw7hsmVh9U1r2qaswo1_500.jpg

Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:50 (eight years ago) link

Even the "good" ones, the ones on the side of the angels, are still kind of STOP WITH THE JPGS ALREADY, EVERYONE'S WACKY AUNT. Like the one about how the poor in America view themselves as temporarily inconvenienced millionaires.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:52 (eight years ago) link

If you go to the garden and catch 100 red ants as well as 100 large black ants and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen 🤷🏼‍♂️
However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other ☠️
The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa, when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar 🤯
This is exactly what’s happening in society today
Liberal vs Conservative
Black vs White
Pro Mask vs Anti Mask
The real question we need to be asking ourselves is who’s shaking the jar and why? 🤔

groovypanda, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:01 (one month ago) link

Dude maybe needs a refresher on what a conservative is

The Wealth Dad $ |_/ (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:18 (one month ago) link

god is shaking the jar because she is bored

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:20 (one month ago) link

Who shook the jaaaar?
Father Noahhh

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:25 (one month ago) link

Tell me who's that shaking? John the Revelator

Erdős-szám 69 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:28 (one month ago) link

Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your ant jar.

nickn, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

Chef God Pa Smurf

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:38 (one month ago) link

and all of the little ants are shaking
red and black, antenna waving
they're not asking who shaaaakes
who's shaking the jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:38 (one month ago) link

why mesa allow evil? issa berry boopjack!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:43 (one month ago) link

O ok jeans coat guy

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 October 2020 02:25 (one month ago) link

This.

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 12 October 2020 02:41 (one month ago) link

Think about that.

Take as long as you like.

nickn, Monday, 12 October 2020 04:37 (one month ago) link

Let. That. Sink. In.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Monday, 12 October 2020 04:39 (one month ago) link

That guy looks like an absolute spanker whom I would avoid on sight if I knew him.

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 12 October 2020 06:05 (one month ago) link

i'm guessing you guys probably laughed at that atlantic piece about how to be happier this election season

DT, Monday, 12 October 2020 06:44 (one month ago) link

The gist of that article was pretty much "don't pay so much attention to the news. Also centrism is good."

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Monday, 12 October 2020 12:07 (one month ago) link

due to the moist

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 13:17 (one month ago) link

that's the name of my next mixtape

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 13:19 (one month ago) link

Born to be moist

Bnad, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:01 (one month ago) link

moist on both sides

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:55 (one month ago) link

moist by my own breathe-hard

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:08 (one month ago) link

slippery when moist

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:24 (one month ago) link

one yeasty, measty morning

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:39 (one month ago) link

T/S The Moist vs The Warmth

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:59 (one month ago) link

The Moist of a Generation.

nickn, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

Imagine being born in 1900.
When you're 14 years old
World War I begins
and it ends when you have 18
with 22 million dead.
Shortly after, a world pandemic,
a flu called ′′ spanish ",
kills 50 million people.
You come out alive and unscathed,
you are 20 years old
Then at 29 years you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment and famine.
At 33 the Nazis come to power.
You're 39 when World War II starts
and ends when you're 45 During the Holocaust (Shoáh) 6 million Jews die.
Over 60 million dead in total.
When you're 52 the Korean War starts.
When you're 64 the Vietnam War starts and ends when you're 75
A baby born in 1985 thinks his grandparents have no idea how difficult life is,
and survivors of different wars and disasters survived.
A boy born in 1995 and today 25 years old thinks it's the end of the world when his Amazon package takes more than three days to arrive or when he doesn't get more than 15 '' likes '' for his published photo on Facebook or Instagram...
In 2020 many of us live in comfort, we have access to different sources of entertainment at home and we often have more than we need.
But people complain because about everything.
Yet they have electricity, phone, food, hot water and roof over their heads.
None of this existed in the past.
But humanity survived much more serious circumstances and never lost the joy of living.
Maybe it's time to be less selfish, stop complaining and crying.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 06:30 (one month ago) link

Electricity, food and hot water didn't exist in the past.

koogs, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 06:46 (one month ago) link

They left out polio.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 06:51 (one month ago) link

Ball in the street, etc.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 13:12 (one month ago) link

amazing how much our parents and grandparents accomplished before the invention of roofs

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:09 (one month ago) link

a flu called "spanish"

kinder, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:22 (one month ago) link

When you're 82 the Jam release their 4th album

peace, man, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:35 (one month ago) link

6th, wtf

peace, man, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:35 (one month ago) link

tbf, being born in 1900 sounds like it sucked; i guess i'll stop crying

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 15:48 (one month ago) link

I have never so quickly tl:dr in my life

brimstead, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

In my day we didn't complain. Now here's where you're going wrong.

mirostones, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:59 (one month ago) link

lol @ the Jam invocations, guess i know how i'm singing that song from now on

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:12 (one month ago) link

You're 88 when you see
A fish called " Wanda ",

jmm, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:17 (one month ago) link

tbf, being born in 1900 sounds like it sucked; i guess i'll stop crying

uh it lets you get through 2 wars and Spanish flu 'alive and unscathed', pretty good in my book

kinder, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:02 (one month ago) link

Then at 29 years you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment and famine.

Uh, that's not how you spell ruinous deflation. Probably was getting the Great Depression mixed up with Weimar Germany. And yes, the 20th century sucked in lots of ways.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:39 (one month ago) link

Kid gets around, living through the Spanish flu, two world wars and

Actually blah.

Basically, old people complain about nothing. Except young people.

Mark G, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:43 (one month ago) link

i’ll admit i was thinking along the lines of the first part of that macro just two days ago, mainly in the context of like, mass suffering has been the norm for a lot of humanity for a long time and i am personally lucky to have basically evaded that. so far. it IS a brutal succession of crises but most of european history has been.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:51 (one month ago) link

lets you get through 2 wars and Spanish flu 'alive and unscathed'

yes but the entirety of the holocaust (Shoáh)!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 21:39 (one month ago) link

the best time to be alive is always now, it was always worse back then unless it wasn't is how i break it down to an extent

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 21:40 (one month ago) link

*it IS a brutal succession of crises but most of european history has been.*

Can't be part of a brutal European history if you're not in Europe
mantappinghead.gif

kinder, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:05 (one month ago) link

But humanity survived much more serious circumstances and never lost the joy of living.

All of humanity, huh? This is meaningless. But what it tries to suggest is a pure fantasy. Lots of people in past centuries (just like today) felt very little, or no, joy in living. Joy is intermittent and rather rare even in the best and happiest lives.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:17 (one month ago) link

By the time Vietnam rolled around they were probably the warmongers cheering on Operation Rolling Thunder.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:31 (one month ago) link


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