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 (seven years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

*drops mug*

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:57 (five months ago) link

i get creeped out when people look out for me more than 5000%

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 15:10 (five months ago) link

Noted English nationalist George Bernard Shaw.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 24 March 2019 11:31 (five months ago) link

Would bet a sizeable sum that none of the cunts sharing that shite are familiar with the work of Shakespeare Milton or GBS

Helel Cool J (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 24 March 2019 11:33 (five months ago) link

thanks for the dn

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 7 April 2019 04:20 (five months ago) link

you are not welcome!

alomar lines, Sunday, 7 April 2019 05:21 (five months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/pYp6s7p.jpg

buttigieg play the blues (crüt), Friday, 19 April 2019 23:04 (four months ago) link

for instance, it could be The Joker

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 April 2019 23:13 (four months ago) link

President Earthworm Jim

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 April 2019 23:14 (four months ago) link

lol tracer

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 19 April 2019 23:36 (four months ago) link

"He tells Parisians he shares their pain - IN FRENCH" - so he shares their bread, then?

emil.y, Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:27 (four months ago) link

lol!

kinder, Saturday, 20 April 2019 06:24 (four months ago) link

lol, this is going to be a trainwreck
https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/facebook-dating-secret-crush/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 20:09 (four months ago) link

At least two of these girls are clearly making a number of non-positive judgements.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 3 May 2019 17:04 (four months ago) link

that meme is the equivalent of the now-defunct ilx TITTWIS posts. you love being around positive people? how very nice for you. tell me more.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 3 May 2019 19:36 (four months ago) link

I love being around gram-positive bacteria.

I love being around HIV-positive people.

I love being around positive battery terminals.

Pontius Pilates (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 3 May 2019 20:08 (four months ago) link

proton pals

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 3 May 2019 22:23 (four months ago) link

actually i'd like to go on record as not ever knowing what the fuck i'm doing, thx

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:21 (four months ago) link

off the top of my head I cannot think of a single person who knows exactly what the fuck they are doing

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:28 (four months ago) link

i could elaborate on this story but i'm not gonna but i mean imagine liking this

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:30 (four months ago) link

stop being so fucking forgiving xp

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:31 (four months ago) link

the quality of mercy knows exactly what the fuck it is doing

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:32 (four months ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

Ok, I'll think about single use plastics if you think about the two transatlantic holidays you take each year.

koogs, Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:04 (one month ago) link

The FaceApp hysteria is the dumbest freakout in recent memory.

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 July 2019 16:59 (one month ago) link

Based little in fact, shared by 90% of my friends

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 July 2019 16:59 (one month ago) link

the funny part is people are posting it on Facebook which has years and years of pictures, records of what you did and where you went

bUt ItS RuSsIaN

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 19 July 2019 17:03 (one month ago) link

"If you don’t know what’s going on, Face App is a Russian app that has been proven to turn on your camera when you aren’t using it as well as go through your pictures. Because it is an app that you download through an App Store they will be able to match that data with your personal information. The face scanning nature of the app probably also means they are trying to start tracking Americans if they enter the country."

This is an intelligent person who is so incredibly on point on a wide variety of sociopolitical topics and then they write this Weekly World News fodder

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 July 2019 19:30 (one month ago) link

unfriend
delete facebook

Karl Malone, Friday, 19 July 2019 19:35 (one month ago) link

Nuke from space to be safe

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 July 2019 19:43 (one month ago) link

Also Cats sucks

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 July 2019 19:44 (one month ago) link

^ this is a pretty much perfect final message. do it!

Karl Malone, Friday, 19 July 2019 19:49 (one month ago) link

It's 2019, we're all gullible idiots now. And that's OK.

jou're much too jung, girl (Noodle Vague), Friday, 19 July 2019 19:49 (one month ago) link

THEREFORE TRUMP 2020

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:21 (one month ago) link

Ok lol at “Well, our kids are assholes”

rob, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:31 (one month ago) link

hard to imagine that the person who wrote this could raise asshole kids but hey, millennials, what are you gonna do amirite

am i supposed to sue someone named fitzmaurice? i mean i will

alomar lines, Monday, 29 July 2019 05:39 (one month ago) link

So, if I understand Sue F. correctly, she's essentially saying that in her view there is no such thing as offensive speech or an offensive FB posting. Well, I have a few choice words for her.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:33 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

#liveinthemoment
#neverforget

FOR ME AND MY FAMILY
PERSONALLY, SEPTEMBER 11
WAS A REMINDER THAT LIFE IS
FLEETING, IMPERMANENT, AND
UNCERTAIN. THEREFORE, WE
MUST MAKE USE OF EVERY
MOMENT AND NUTURE IT
WITH AFFECTION,
TENDERNESS, BEAUTY,
CREATIVITY, AND LAUGHTER.

< blurry photo of statue of liberty >

- DEEPAK CHOPRA

SUCCESS.COM

j., Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:08 (four days ago) link


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