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

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j., Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:08 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

and that teacher.... was bob marley

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:05 (one month ago) link

how did she say that stuff in all caps tho

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:38 (one month ago) link

rising cadence as she gripped the podium and spittle flecked her chin

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:41 (one month ago) link

She wrote 9x1=7. Her students laughed. Nevertheless, she persisted.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:45 (one month ago) link

“OK BUT THEN WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS FOCUSING ON ME YELLING AT YOU??” yelled one troubled boy

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:30 (one month ago) link

Everyone gets an F

jmm, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:44 (one month ago) link

and that teacher...was Subway Jared

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:46 (one month ago) link

Lol at the idea of a math teacher thinking his students should be proud of his ability to do 90% of his multiplication tables correctly

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:52 (one month ago) link

I posted the gif on my FB, everybody clowned it but of course i got one "aw i find it lovely :((("

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:53 (one month ago) link

"I took dozens of sips from my beer and no one congratulated me on it, yet when I poured the beer all over my lap everyone laughed."

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:55 (one month ago) link

or, as it's more commonly explained in bad joke parlance: "but you fuck ONE monkey..."

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 22:47 (one month ago) link

Literally the response i got from one friend

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:16 (one month ago) link

i programmed this mars orbiter, and i got 90% of the code right, but people still laughed at me when it crashed

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 06:39 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/fSQTfL7.jpg

esempio (crüt), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

considered...for what?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:27 (two weeks ago) link

uh, yr maxell's broken dude

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:32 (two weeks ago) link

Xpost for employment at the Cassette Museum

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:35 (two weeks ago) link

;_;

i wanna work at the cassette museum

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

How fast can you respool a cassette?

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

*folds hands*

how long is the cassette

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:47 (two weeks ago) link

fuck. that's like responding to "how fast can you type" with "how long is the document"

i can respool at 5 cm/s.

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

thats not very fast

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:05 (two weeks ago) link

how unconsiderate

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:24 (two weeks ago) link

i googled for 'cassette spool rate' and the first thing i found was 19 cm/s, so i figured i could respool at probably a quarter that, as a human being. my assumptions were off!

see, this is why no cassette museum in this entire country will hire me

;_;

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

Hey...hey!

We have training programs. Do not give up.

Send me your resume @ basf✧✧✧@eudoram✧✧✧.c✧✧

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:39 (two weeks ago) link

Basf666 at eudoramail dot com

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

they say it takes money to make money, let me just go ahead and give you account and routing numbers as well

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:41 (two weeks ago) link

BASF cassette orange is a very evocative colour.

koogs, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:21 (two weeks ago) link

Ok mr Malone, you're in. I was on the fence, but my partner, Rhonda, recalled working with you in the past and gave a high recommendation.

You start Monday. Bring three fucked up or unspooled tapes to orientation Monday.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:25 (two weeks ago) link

a lot of memes atm are basically equivalent to the art of Piero Manzoni

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 23:40 (two weeks ago) link

otm

Titanic was cliched Marxist crap. (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 9 November 2019 06:59 (one week ago) link

Today's Facebook history brought up this

https://pics.onsizzle.com/there-are-66-books-in-the-bible-subtract-your-age-5318169.png

koogs, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 07:43 (one week ago) link

(that last line is part of the image)

koogs, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 07:43 (one week ago) link

shout-out to the people born in the year 44 and still around nearly 2000 years later to be amazed

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 07:52 (one week ago) link

well, no, for one thing. For another thing, what?

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:07 (one week ago) link

(it worked in 2016 but only then if you weren't born after the middle of november. elementary maths wrapped up as mysticism)

koogs, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:19 (one week ago) link

yeah that should apply to literally no one now

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:57 (one week ago) link

I am 66. My name is Jesus Christ.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:58 (one week ago) link

er, I mean 116, lol, nm

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:59 (one week ago) link

117

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:09 (one week ago) link

aaaaaaah i meant 115

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:09 (one week ago) link

This is a spectacularly dumb reason to see the movie

https://i.ibb.co/vZmRrFB/FB-IMG-1573703801570.jpg

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 03:57 (one week ago) link

fan base activists are the most pathetic people on the island

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Thursday, 14 November 2019 04:12 (one week ago) link

Like cool, i'll see this shit video game movie because Uwe Boll isn't directing it oh hey a film studio basically focus grouped a movie woooowie

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 04:16 (one week ago) link


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