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 (eleven years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

those are definitely unused props from Raised By Wolves

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 6 March 2023 22:30 (eleven months ago) link

facebook sucks so bad but i joined a new group called "big tree seekers" that is pretty good so far, just nice pictures of big trees.

ꙮ (map), Monday, 6 March 2023 22:55 (eleven months ago) link

One of my favourite fb groups is 'Craft beer and cats.' which is exactly as described.

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 8 March 2023 10:27 (eleven months ago) link

I used to really enjoy cat groups on FB like Catspotting but they ended up having way too many posts from ppl eulogizing their just deceased cats. Don't mean to come across as heartless but I don't need another source for getting bummed out.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 8 March 2023 11:07 (eleven months ago) link

The new "Artist thing" of course is Facebook reels that either don't make sense or are just embarassing.

the forces of darkness making making us laugh ourselves into DEATH?? (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 March 2023 12:11 (eleven months ago) link

Yes. Very sad

Quick turnaround by the coroner, hopefully that will be some comfort to the grieving family

Very Sad 2 Second ago in Chicago (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 10 March 2023 09:43 (eleven months ago) link

100mph coroner

Mark G, Saturday, 11 March 2023 09:04 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

https://imgur.io/gallery/X7ZlbCF

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 04:03 (nine months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/i1xc4ze.jpeg

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 04:04 (nine months ago) link

god taht one's been making the rounds for a few years now. yuk yuk fake customer sonned in McDonald's beef

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 04:05 (nine months ago) link

lol otm

No, 𝘐'𝘮 Breathless! (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 16:57 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

When motivational slogans are created by lazy people

calstars, Wednesday, 12 July 2023 02:32 (seven months ago) link

that reminds me of this poster i’ve seen in a few corner shops.. i think it’s for a brand of vape.

WILD
IS NEVER
TAME

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 July 2023 08:22 (seven months ago) link

Yes, Neanderthal, exactly. Do you know the source? (Would love to spread that message but with credit attached.)

Some people call me Maurice Chevalier (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 24 July 2023 02:36 (seven months ago) link

Neanderthal plagiarized it.

Gerard Grisey Funk (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 24 July 2023 02:37 (seven months ago) link

Ha, that is the joek

Some people call me Maurice Chevalier (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 24 July 2023 02:42 (seven months ago) link

Oops

Gerard Grisey Funk (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 24 July 2023 02:55 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.ibb.co/VQ5KXFJ/FB-IMG-1695924581600.jpg

I love you, dad (Neanderthal), Thursday, 28 September 2023 18:10 (five months ago) link

why do i hate that thing so much where people post stuff like: "Mozart would have been 412 today...."

i mean saying happy birthday to a long-dead person who isn't related to you always seemed kinda lame anyway - who cares? - but telling people how old that person would have been if...they...were alive?

i don't get it.

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:37 (four months ago) link

a huge part of the problem with all memes, posts, shares and internet humor now is that they're all bogged down with baroquely cutesy wording to try and freshen up a banal observation, minor factoid, or low-wattage punchline. typically by just plugging it into whatever was last summer's trending sassy verbal construction. everything is just encrusted with verbiage.

not the one who's tryin' to dub your anime (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:59 (four months ago) link

I still hear these memes in Mary Hart's voice.

"Celebrating a birthday today, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 412 years young!"

pplains, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 16:40 (four months ago) link

"Making a birthday 'twist' before blowing out the candles, Chubby Checkers turns 47!"

https://i.imgur.com/E8OWo9x.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 16:41 (four months ago) link

Dogs laying on their sides during this segment, howling at the baseboard.

pplains, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 16:42 (four months ago) link

none of the "I found x in Halloween candy" memes are funny, stop it

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Friday, 13 October 2023 22:03 (four months ago) link

what if they found love in their halloween candy tho

oatly carmichael (m bison), Friday, 13 October 2023 23:28 (four months ago) link

So, you're into Primus and Tool now coz Billy has played with them and Alice In Chains because he covers their song.
That's nice.
😉
Yeah, I'm old. But I've seen all your favorite bands live and in their prime.
😃

https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/391602524_10161283552216093_97669433835605696_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_s640x640&_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5f2048&_nc_ohc=6BlnMOlDBFUAX-mZraI&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfCzTvOojdNjZ8WQUBS-TN3D1mQVfAUZXEwDkONMV6wjZg&oe=6534B669

scott seward, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 04:33 (four months ago) link

Youtube is constantly trying to get me to watch Primus videos and I'm mildly offended by it, I shower at least once a day.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 05:14 (four months ago) link

I'm really sick of seeing fake Spirit Halloween costumes representing various stereotypes. It stopped being amusing several years ago.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 25 October 2023 04:09 (four months ago) link

Saw a meme related to a book called Your Brain On Art, these are the top blurbs

https://i.imgur.com/R7mwGR3.png

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 26 October 2023 01:09 (four months ago) link

"everything that annoys you is teaching you patience"
"everything that angers you is teaching you compassion"
...
"every artist thing you hate so much on facebook is teaching you to get off facebook"

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 26 October 2023 03:02 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://i.ibb.co/SxRNtZD/FB-IMG-1700754948493.jpg

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 November 2023 15:57 (three months ago) link

corner the market on being human

rob, Thursday, 23 November 2023 15:59 (three months ago) link

Spend all your time at movies and on planes

groovypanda, Friday, 24 November 2023 07:16 (three months ago) link

Wonder how ppl sharing that feel about immigration lol

The narrative of arthur gordon pimp of nantucket (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 24 November 2023 08:02 (three months ago) link

take-home message, make sure you’re managed by profiteering assholes

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 24 November 2023 09:29 (three months ago) link

A Pint of lager can be €2
in Bratislava. €5 in Liverpool.
€8 in London and €20 in
Norway. Same Lager. Only thing that
changed its value was the
place..So that's where we're
going for Deano's stag, Slovakia

The narrative of arthur gordon pimp of nantucket (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 24 November 2023 09:38 (three months ago) link

Lol

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 24 November 2023 14:27 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

@highlight

groovypanda, Thursday, 18 January 2024 06:11 (one month ago) link

the price of anything is the amount of lifetime you spend wondering if the quote is fake or not

ꙮ (map), Friday, 26 January 2024 00:51 (one month ago) link

We do not talk enough about how the creator of bobs burgers has successfully switched the animated family dinamic from confrontational and toxic, to wholesome and loving. They successfully proved an animated show focused on a family doesn't have to exhibit some sort of abuse between eachother, in order to be entertaining or funny. The belchers represent the healthier and more idealistic depiction of a modern american family. They consistently touch on relatable and realistic problems from childhood life lessons to complicated adult conflicts all while not failing to maintain a consistent comedic relief. Bobs burgers is such a comforting show to watch if you grew up with any sort of childhood trauma or parental issues. It's also a great show to watch anyways because it's genuinely just such a fun, entertaining show. We need to praise bobs burgers more!

Not only is this not why I love Bob's Burgers, this feels like something one of my Deacons would have said I'm high school

never trust a big book and a simile (Neanderthal), Sunday, 28 January 2024 22:35 (one month ago) link

Unconvinced that Bob's Burgers exists outside of 10-second clips and memes tbh.

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 28 January 2024 23:24 (one month ago) link

Jesus is everything a thinkpiece now

Mommas of Daughters,

Remember… they called her a distraction.

Even when he took the field in a team sport.
Even when she sat on the sidelines.
Even when the cameras panned to her.
Even when she is successful in her own right as a solo artist.
Even when the franchise made money off of her.
Even when the male dominated industry used her presence to bring itself out of years of declining popularity.

She was the distraction. Remember?

When society decided it was totally acceptable to call women distractions, remind them that what society is really trying to say is that they are still afraid of women with power.

Mommas of Daughters, teach them to enter the room, the arena, any space with heads held high and a peace of mind that their distraction won’t warrant any type of reaction from her.

✍️: Backwards N High Heels

Like I like Taylor, think there was definitely misogyny present amongst male fans who complained about her presence or would call Kelce things like "cuck". I think their relationship is cute. I enjoyed watching her celebrate at games. People who are bothered by it can grow up.

But JFC, the NFL's income has increased every year except 2020, and this year's TV ratings during the regular season were the second highest in recorded history. So suggesting she singlehandedly saved football is hilarious.

never trust a big book and a simile (Neanderthal), Monday, 29 January 2024 16:45 (one month ago) link


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