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 (six years ago) Permalink

The New Guilted Age

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:07 (six years ago) Permalink

'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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

ryan, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:14 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (six years ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:16 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:17 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:19 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaaa

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

"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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:23 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

buy my meme

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:26 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

yah was gonna say

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:33 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:34 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:35 (six years ago) Permalink

oh he has a table

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:36 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

near a farmers market

A+

cwkiii, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

#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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

the joke that ignores the comedy rule of 3 by more than doubling the number AND hypes up new mexico as the ultimate spice lovers of the US? now thats what i call a meme.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 6 July 2018 22:36 (four months ago) Permalink

How is it ignoring the rule of three?

Count the number of judges!

Mark G, Friday, 6 July 2018 22:40 (four months ago) Permalink

hehehehe

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 6 July 2018 22:56 (four months ago) Permalink

brb gotta barf up my entire skeleton

there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ tub machine tonight (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:51 (four months ago) Permalink

"And when you're done with that, eat her face."

nickn, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:29 (four months ago) Permalink

That is the worst yet and what kind of savage posts that on public social media?

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:44 (four months ago) Permalink

trying to open this thread starting with that post on Flagging app kept breaking my phone. Now I know why.

kinder, Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Fuck all the adorable cop lip sync videos

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 12 July 2018 22:22 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

oh god *destroys* destroy everybody who ruins that verb

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:48 (three months ago) Permalink

that one is great, I say as I smirk quite Jewishly

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Needs to be in the "powerful conservative images" thread

And where did you acquire this fine bundle of lettuce? (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:53 (three months ago) Permalink

That one is a parody you nimrods

devops mom (silby), Sunday, 29 July 2018 23:14 (three months ago) Permalink

say it isn't so

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 29 July 2018 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

saw a truck at the gas station with a dozen Marine-themed stickers on the back and my mind has been polluted by jokes because I saw a “molon labe” one and immediately thought “ah yes the heart-removing villain from Temple of Doom”

mh, Monday, 30 July 2018 00:50 (three months ago) Permalink

prepare to semper fi.... IN HELL

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Monday, 30 July 2018 13:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Not just a parody, but one of the most widely distributed copypasta of all time, if it's the first time you've seen it then I just have to congratulate you on successfully avoiding reddit and 4chan, you have done well.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 30 July 2018 14:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Ha

Nimrods

F# A# (∞), Monday, 30 July 2018 15:09 (three months ago) Permalink

o_O

faculty w1fe (silby), Friday, 10 August 2018 14:37 (three months ago) Permalink

what the hell

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 August 2018 14:44 (three months ago) Permalink

I made another one:

https://imgflip.com/i/2fzdto

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 16 August 2018 13:55 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgflip.com/2fzdto.jpg

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 16 August 2018 13:55 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

not a terrible meme or macro but existing in the same circles of hell

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217447198121062&set=a.3388264154572&type=3&permPage=1

vanjie wail (qiqing), Monday, 3 September 2018 00:19 (two months ago) Permalink

dw i made one

https://i.imgflip.com/2h3bqo.jpg

vanjie wail (qiqing), Monday, 3 September 2018 00:33 (two months ago) Permalink

ok technically twitter but sometimes i forget to unfollow old clients and this is a doozy of a fake quote

https://s22.postimg.cc/mexo6urwh/modest-mouse.jpg

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:45 (two months ago) Permalink

of all the innumerable sources for a fake quote, why would you pick modest mouse ffs

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:09 (two months ago) Permalink

To connect with uhhhh Millennials?

faculty w1fe (silby), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:14 (two months ago) Permalink

what are words to the mind exactly?

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:04 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/N95JwqK.jpg

crüt, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:57 (two months ago) Permalink

it'd save a lot of effort on everyone's part to just make a shirt that says 'i'm a shitty dad'

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:58 (two months ago) Permalink

classy sassy

how's life, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 16:03 (two months ago) Permalink

we've all had those convos about the bugs crawling under our skin

every day there's a whining choad (Noodle Vague), Friday, 21 September 2018 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

The twist is that he really is in a mental hospital and he hasn't spoken to anyone in years

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 21 September 2018 21:33 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

makes u think

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bb_eAXxCUAA0fQq.jpg:large

la bébé du nom-nom (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 October 2018 13:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol so true

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Thursday, 25 October 2018 14:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

disturbing to imagine what the writer thinks a gynecologist does

rob, Thursday, 25 October 2018 14:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

“Don’t bother him with his movements”??? Like don’t talk to him while he’s pooping? What?

Anyway abolish gender

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 25 October 2018 14:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

See above re: gender

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Misandrist my hair!

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that was a response your scary misandry silby

the Warnock of Clodhop Mountain (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I didn’t say abolish men

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

father

a good father

kinder, Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I didn’t say abolish me

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

abolish me tbh

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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