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 (five years ago) Permalink

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

Long-winded way of saying "you're not the boss of me."

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 21 October 2017 17:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Not even Helvetica

El Tomboto, Saturday, 21 October 2017 17:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

this is the sort of weak tea anti-nazi shit that gets posted from people who i grew up around with lots of "RIGHT ON!" notes below it
http://www.theroadtonow.com/blog/2017/10/26/a-white-nationalist-guide-to-murfreesboro

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 27 October 2017 13:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So a literal artist thing that I hate and makes me feel like a jerk.

counterpoint: she's the jerk for getting all the way through a fine arts degree without realizing she is horrible!

j., Friday, 27 October 2017 14:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

weak tea anti-nazi shit

it's the Mr. Rogers version of confronting Nazis.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 27 October 2017 18:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

No impugning Mr. Rogers

mh, Friday, 27 October 2017 18:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My latest irritation are people who like to post "helpful" shit. LIke I have one friend who endlessly, week after week, posts reminder posts about how people should keep their fucking 18 year olds in car seats. Or my aunt who is always posting shit like "remember to watch out for trick or treaters while driving!" Oh thanks auntie, I was planning on fucking driving over hoards of masked creatures because I thought there was a goddamned monster invasion, I forgot that they were little kids.

akm, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i mean they couldn't even muster up a red heart. just this mossy green thing that's even smaller and sadder than the accompanying text

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe they're Vulcans.

nickn, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"In short: I want a Realdoll"

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

looool

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if one were to ever make the transition between human partners to Realdolls, that would actually be a really good conversation template for how to break the ice in discussing it with the human. just a list of all the things you want, and then subtly make the point that a Realdoll could also do those things, as you walk over to the closet and pull one out, fully inflated.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol, that's waaaayyy to close for comfort, it is going to happen, I'm sure.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 18:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My latest irritation are people who like to post "helpful" shit.

I live in a city with a gigantic university (more like a gigantic university with a city attached) and every big "event" week - homecoming, halloween, home football games - the city posts a bunch of helpful things about not drinking too much, not doing stupid shit, and how you can bring drunk underage people to the hospital without getting in legal trouble, etc.

Yesterday there was a cartoon drawing of three ducks in witch hats dumping out their trick-or-treating loot into a pile next to a jack-o-lantern with helpful text below about how you should eat while you're out drinking so you don't get too fucked up.

joygoat, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 18:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Day Two.
Seven days.
Seven black and white photos of your life.
No people. No explanation.
Challenge someone new each day.
xxx thanks for the challenge... I challenge you, yyy

I hate this crap, why do people do this? makes you feel like a dick if you don't respond, also makes the other person feel like a dick for playing along.

also fuck black and white photos with no people in it.

Roz, Friday, 3 November 2017 08:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ah it keeps people amused i guess. some of my photography mates love it

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 3 November 2017 09:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN09-MCyMNo

every time i see a video in this style on my FB feed it's the most disgusting sub-Guy Fieri monstrosity

drejelire, Sunday, 5 November 2017 22:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

all those videos on how to bake a cake by using poorly made industrial cakes as ingredients are so confusing to me - do people not know how to bake? do they think oreos taste better than a chocolate cake?

niels, Sunday, 5 November 2017 22:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My US and UK friends post these videos sometimes (I can't believe the UK has fallen so much for these rubbish American biscuits or no actually I can believe it) but friends from Spain and Italy post similar videos only with food that actually looks pretty good. So guess I'm saying that it's the underlying food culture, not the facebook video.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 5 November 2017 22:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you guys missed the shocking chaos of sandra lee’s semi-homemade, a food network tv show
the highlights reels people have put on youtube capture the insanity

mh, Sunday, 5 November 2017 23:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Semi-Homemade With Sandra Lee?

Doctor Casino, Monday, 6 November 2017 01:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ah yes, forgot the inevitable thread

mh, Monday, 6 November 2017 02:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I would eat an Oreo cake.

The song in the video is appalling though and ruins the cake.

jmm, Monday, 6 November 2017 02:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I made an Oreo cake for a friend's bday a fortnight ago. I used the choc cake recipe from here, split it into 4 layers, then filled/covered it with whipped cream icing containing crushed orero, then decorated with oreos. It was enormous and delicious. The problem is not Oreo cakes, it is bad cakes. Oreos themselves are glorified chocolate bourbons, what's not to like?

barbarian radge (NotEnough), Monday, 6 November 2017 13:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oreos are good for compulsive snacking but they're kind of chemically and gross and I think they've even fiddled with/cheapened the formula in recent years. not that I bake much these days, but i imagine the flavor of the final cake would be improved by using a higher grade dark chocolate wafer (or making some from scratch) and some homemade icing. obviously that's just if you need the crunch and crumble factor - otherwise just making a dark chocolate layer cake with a nice frosting would probably satisfy anybody to whom it was offered, just without the billing of "oreo cake."

Doctor Casino, Monday, 6 November 2017 14:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

but c'mon calling them glorified bonbons is totally backwards

Doctor Casino, Monday, 6 November 2017 14:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

bourbon not bonbon. but i can't help with your previous terrible post.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 6 November 2017 14:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh lol. pre-coffee there.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 6 November 2017 14:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oreos are good for compulsive snacking but they're kind of chemically and gross

We buy them every once in a while for my kids. One thing I noticed when I tried them for the first time as an adult is that there is a somewhat burnt taste to them.

how's life, Monday, 6 November 2017 15:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i wouldn't be surprised if they were invented as a way of using byproduct from some other process(es)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 6 November 2017 15:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they're secretly scorched nilla wafer crumbs

mh, Monday, 6 November 2017 15:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Joe-Joe's are the way to go; they actually taste like chocolate and vanilla

.oO (silby), Monday, 6 November 2017 15:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oreos look a lot more appealing than they taste, i think that's the clincher

Fox Mulder, FYI (dog latin), Monday, 6 November 2017 15:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oreos are vegan so they are inherently good.

billstevejim, Monday, 6 November 2017 18:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The original video that inspired this discussion is horrible and infantilizing and deserves any amount of scorn heaped upon it, regardless of the merits or demerits of oreo cakes.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 6 November 2017 18:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you what mate

André Ryu (Neil S), Monday, 6 November 2017 21:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

– Dante, La Vita Nuova

Never changed username before (cardamon), Monday, 6 November 2017 21:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Needs the critical first part of the quote: "I slipped on the banana peel of my dreams, then fell on the knives your conflict carried that surrounded your heart, killing my soul."

Careful with that Ax, Emanuel (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 6 November 2017 22:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha

niels, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 19:41 (one week ago) Permalink

seven black and white photos of my life. no people. no explanation.

marcos, Monday, 13 November 2017 22:01 (one week ago) Permalink

i bet that fewer than 10 friends will read this. if you read this then time "i am an asshole" in the comment box.

marcos, Monday, 13 November 2017 22:02 (one week ago) Permalink

i am an asshole.

marcos, Monday, 13 November 2017 22:02 (one week ago) Permalink

there are soooo many of those b&w challenges on my timeline, and each of them is on a different day of the challenge. Very disconcerting when a new Day 1 shows up.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 13 November 2017 22:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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