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

Performative wackiness is super conventional. Whenever someone uses a bumpersticker or refrigerator magnet or social media meme to say "look at me, I'm so DIFFERENT and WEIRD," I suspect they are way more boring than people who think they're boring.

Relevant xkcd: "I'm So Random" https://xkcd.com/1210/

too gashly (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:46 (one month ago) Permalink

even the cartoon hat makes me loathe him

VAR VAR Rasputin (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:47 (one month ago) Permalink

it's Heisenberg

omar little, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

being boring is good

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

xp i assumed that and that didn't diminish the loathing

VAR VAR Rasputin (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

xkcd has a one good comic every decade average and the rest of them make me want to stop living

mh, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:53 (one month ago) Permalink

> being boring is good

It is one of my favorite Pet Shop Boys songs

too gashly (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:53 (one month ago) Permalink

xkcd is waste Ivor cutler is good

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:01 (one month ago) Permalink

The Heisenberg thing possibly makes it worse!

omar little, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Erm, not to be That Guy, but the black-hatted character in xkcd predates "Breaking Bad" by several years

too gashly (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:11 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks Randall

mh, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Why do all those still-images-as-videos posts have a line through them now

frogbs, Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Can't tell if it's supposed to be dumb, though.

nickn, Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:13 (one month ago) Permalink

too lovingly rendered to be intentionally dumb

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:21 (one month ago) Permalink

irl i think bowie made very awkward conversation with warhol about shoes (or something), played him a bit of the song that he named after him (which warhol had little reaction to), and left

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:24 (one month ago) Permalink

This is such fucking lame sauce that it's hardly worth putting here, except for the fact that it was shared by a facebook friend who apparently thiks that this is a good way to live your life.

https://i.imgur.com/nrWeZst.png

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 18 June 2018 06:28 (one month ago) Permalink

hmm I kinda agree with that though

not the phrasing, not the weird image, not the unrelated imperative at the end, but the general idea that (over)thinking is overrated and doing stuff that keeps your mind off things is often beneficial - this seems to align with a lot of selfhelp lit/buddhism etc

but I guess if you read the caption politically or in an anti-intellectual context, it seems... less clever

niels, Monday, 18 June 2018 06:37 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm afraid that the unsharable context of the post makes your reading a bit too generous.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 18 June 2018 08:01 (one month ago) Permalink

roger that

niels, Monday, 18 June 2018 09:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Facebook groups devoted to self-conscious ironic shitposting are weird! To be scrolling past my aunt fund-raising for rural firemen or whatever and on the right side of the screen is, like, "Edgy Memes For Sullen Teens". Why is this here, don't they know FB is a safe space for normies

Dan I., Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That lighthouse thing about how you mustn't overthink things is making me fucking furious.

Never changed username before (cardamon), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 20:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Stay dumb. Dummy dummy good good.

Never changed username before (cardamon), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 20:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i kinda like it even though the face is also the face of winning wimbledon

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 03:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

2 days after that pic and jesus isn’t returning yr txts and then sez he is just like, kinda busy these days sorry i’m sure ur a super gal tho xx

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 09:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 11:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah although i think it's a sweet pic. would prefer if jesus were replaced with a lost relative or something though

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 11:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tbh that's what I thought it was when I first saw it

groovypanda, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 11:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

WHAT A GOAL

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 13:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

awesome painting called 'polyphonic spree meet their fans'

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

circle jerks

Neil S, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 17:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Are they suggesting colonic surgery there?

Never changed username before (cardamon), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 20:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TBH the idea of a bunch of yesmen standing around clapping when I comment on getting over a cold or my $15 lottery win seems a bit much.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This guy's last FB post before he died was to this. It's at the top of his memorialized page now. I hope that it is not my last ilx post before I die.

http://www.hrtwarming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/155.jpg
http://www.hrtwarming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/252.jpg
http://www.hrtwarming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/328.jpg
http://www.hrtwarming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/52.jpg

how's life, Friday, 6 July 2018 16:56 (one week ago) Permalink

was a link to this

how's life, Friday, 6 July 2018 16:56 (one week ago) Permalink

It was nice knowing you, how's life. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 6 July 2018 17:19 (one week ago) Permalink

GET'S!

how's life, Friday, 6 July 2018 18:37 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

How is it ignoring the rule of three?

Count the number of judges!

Mark G, Friday, 6 July 2018 22:40 (one week ago) Permalink

hehehehe

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

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

nickn, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:29 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

Fuck all the adorable cop lip sync videos

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 12 July 2018 22:22 (one week ago) Permalink


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