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

Maybe people become more of whatever they were before? I know I'm heading farther left the older I get.

WilliamC, Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

the guy who wrote the lyrics to "do you hear what i hear?" went to the UU church i went to when i was a kid. he was nice. i always loved that song. it was nice to sing it with the congregation every christmas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No%C3%ABl_Regney

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_You_Hear_What_I_Hear%3F

scott seward, Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

xp yeah I'd say conservative people (small c) become more conservative with age

The Dearth of Stollen (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 14 December 2017 17:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Do you sing it like Bob Dylan? xpost

Mark G, Thursday, 14 December 2017 18:16 (one month ago) Permalink

haha, yeah

don't like the execution with the whole capital letters in impact font thing, but the observation is funny in its own right

niels, Saturday, 16 December 2017 09:13 (one month ago) Permalink

If you give her lemons she will give you lemonade.

If you give her a fish, she will something jesus something

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If you give a mouse a cookie

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If you give her groceries she will say cool can you help me put these away

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what if you give her ten dollars, do you get $100 back

― dmr, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:17 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you get rolled quarters

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:32 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if you give her one, a bartender will get a double entendre, and you will walk into a bar

-- Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

― goole, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:15 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is that what babies are? just... lots of sperm?

― real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:08 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sperm eats egg, becomes strong, grows into baby

― your native bacon (mh), Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:21 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the pleather of pleather paul (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 17 December 2017 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

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A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 17 December 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink


don't like the execution with the whole capital letters in impact font thing

Yeah, that'll never take off

groovypanda, Sunday, 17 December 2017 21:55 (one month ago) Permalink

haha

niels, Sunday, 17 December 2017 22:12 (one month ago) Permalink

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Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 18 December 2017 02:40 (one month ago) Permalink

these fuckin people

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 18 December 2017 02:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Eh. Agencies that never get noticed by the public are ripe for budget cutting by congress, even if they keep kids from dying. What's a dead or maimed kid or two here or there? It's not like they're fetuses that need protecting or anything like that.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 18 December 2017 06:03 (one month ago) Permalink

waht

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 18 December 2017 12:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah. Defriended. sorry guys. No more veteran memes.

how's life, Monday, 18 December 2017 13:33 (one month ago) Permalink

that just... doesn't make any sense?

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Monday, 18 December 2017 13:41 (one month ago) Permalink

It's making fun of transgender people while also stroking it's own dick about gun ownership and then conflating transphobia with racism, capped off with some illiteracy for good measure.

how's life, Monday, 18 December 2017 13:58 (one month ago) Permalink

there's a lot of competition but that must be up there with the stupidest image macro in the entire thread

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 18 December 2017 14:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah I get what it's trying to do but it's such a topply shitpile of an MC Escher bigotry, none of the angles support each other at all

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Monday, 18 December 2017 14:06 (one month ago) Permalink

I have wandered down too many veterans humor facebook pages during the few months I was friends with that guy to ever be sure if I have found the stupidest one. That one came from https://www.facebook.com/DisgruntledVets/

how's life, Monday, 18 December 2017 14:09 (one month ago) Permalink

love too mix metaphors

mh, Monday, 18 December 2017 14:55 (one month ago) Permalink

i think i'm about to get banned from facebook. they told me i had "violated their community standards" by posting a link to scott walker's "patriot, a single" (honestly i don't even remember doing so, which means someone somewhere is under the impression that reviewing facebook posts nobody remembers anymore for "violation of community standards" is the best way to fix their credibility gap), and then they asked me straight up if i was a spammer. i hope they do ban me because i don't have the strength of will to delete my facebook account.

bob lefse (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

thx keanu

insomniac in the brainomniac (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

everybody needs to stop brutally breaking things

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/B6dimfV.png

niels, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 07:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I would instantly unfriend anyone posting that. What an unforgivable combination of picture and text.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 28 December 2017 14:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And yet he isn't going to waste time trying to explain any of this to anyone.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 28 December 2017 14:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ELITE team of Coaches

Never changed username before (cardamon), Thursday, 28 December 2017 15:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

stop trying to explain yourself. people only understand things from the sensory input they receive so the best thing to do is withhold your possible contribution to their experience of reality out of a selfish and foolish desire to conserve energy whatever that means

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 28 December 2017 16:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

PNA (The Maraboli Method) has been called, “The Science of Influence,”

lol. this is about the lamest claim imaginable, on a par with penis-lengthening spam emails.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 28 December 2017 17:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

people only understand things from the sensory input they receive

my friend have i got a pure critique for you

j., Thursday, 28 December 2017 17:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I believe "trenchant" is the word

like, I get the idea, but it just comes off so unsympathetic

niels, Saturday, 30 December 2017 16:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

on 26th August stare at the jar with 3 or 4 lonely bits of paper in it, smash the jar and open your wrists with a shard of glass

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 31 December 2017 13:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Mine would be a load of esprit d'escalier - 'Should have asked what the fuck they were laughing at', 'Ticket machine needed a good thump'

Never changed username before (cardamon), Sunday, 31 December 2017 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

From a linked article, but I think it belongs here.

https://themindsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/stages-of-relationship.jpg

how's life, Friday, 5 January 2018 12:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

22!

how's life, Friday, 5 January 2018 12:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fancy words for "doormat" and "jerk."

failsun ra (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thinly veiled personal axe-grinding as clickbait

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 5 January 2018 13:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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