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 (nine years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

I know that one: gay marriage

rob, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 15:36 (five months ago) link

it's the whole tradition of appearing like a badass, like back when you'd be in the bar talking to your friend


Yeah but the extra Facebook twist is capping a stupid anecdote with a series of pseudo-profound philosophical insights expressed in pithy affirmations, ready to be attributed to Bob Marley or Shakespeare. And these affirmations are invariably mean and nasty.

“I intend to return
Silence with silence…” etc.

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 16:40 (five months ago) link

“If you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best”

—Albert Einstein

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 16:41 (five months ago) link

“He happily told me he now had Netflix” is such a funny sentence.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 18:29 (five months ago) link

how good could the speed have been using a neighbor's wifi

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 20:44 (five months ago) link

we watched Cobra Kai, each episode took us four hours once the buffering was over

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 20:44 (five months ago) link

′Ma'am, I have my network and you have your Netflix, everything is fine and everyone is happy"

Why do I hear this being followed by the whistle in Led Zep salsa song

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:22 (five months ago) link

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal) at 2:44 5 Jan 22

how good could the speed have been using a neighbor's wifi
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the narrator is a gamer so they have one of those crazy routers that looks like an alien ship

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 22:43 (five months ago) link

Solomon the WiFi

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 6 January 2022 05:03 (five months ago) link

take my wifi... PLEASE

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 6 January 2022 19:42 (five months ago) link

(that's pretty good)

koogs, Thursday, 6 January 2022 21:02 (five months ago) link

if I see that god damn "I am planting flowers" meme once more I am gonna go on an unfollowing spree

chaos goblin line cook (sleeve), Thursday, 6 January 2022 22:46 (five months ago) link

hadn't seen that yet, just looked it up....ugh yes burn it with fire

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Thursday, 6 January 2022 22:47 (five months ago) link

boomer-humour

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 7 January 2022 01:34 (five months ago) link

When we lived in a U-Haul, we used to park it outside our friends' warehouse and use their Wi-Fi. We could stream movies and everything, no problem.

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Friday, 7 January 2022 23:19 (five months ago) link

Just had my first meeting in the Metaverse.

Here’s the top 16 reasons I’ll never take a meeting any other way:

— Garrett Scott 🕳 (@thegarrettscott) January 7, 2022

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Friday, 7 January 2022 23:59 (five months ago) link

#1: i am a cocker spaniel and am tired of explaining

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 8 January 2022 02:25 (five months ago) link

https://www.garbageday.email/p/viral-content-optimized-to-piss-off

"There should be no illusions anymore about what Facebook is, as a platform. It’s just random bits of sensory information meant to make old people fight with each other."

rob, Friday, 14 January 2022 18:46 (five months ago) link

lol forks

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 14 January 2022 18:53 (five months ago) link

that's an interesting article, thanks rob. God this FB shit is so weird. However I did really enjoy the cat breastfeeding video, that was worth 1000 counter spaghetti videos.

akm, Friday, 14 January 2022 19:19 (five months ago) link

i’m sorry the what

cowboy bopeep (cat), Sunday, 16 January 2022 02:51 (five months ago) link

College acquaintance who now teaches at a very prestigious divinity school and was recently profiled in the NY Times bc of her corporate spirituality consultant job posted some kind of flickering neon aurora-ish gif on FB today. Someone in the comments asks "What's this? Maybe I can't get my audio to work." She replies "Haha there's no sound, it's just meant to evoke the inner life of spirit," with a smiley face emoji.

Obviously if this person were less successful in life this would only be mildly annoying; it's the fact that she gets paid the big bucks for this sort of thing that fills me with rage.

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 02:06 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Well gee, by that metric I'm doing great. No one has offered me anything, so clearly my value is limitless.

un chien boogaloo (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 21 February 2022 22:05 (four months ago) link

Oh my, let me put my readers on.

peace, man, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 20:41 (four months ago) link

"they"

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 23 February 2022 22:16 (four months ago) link

I see a doggie

Johnny Mathis der Maler (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 24 February 2022 01:43 (four months ago) link

Cat bottom right

Mark G, Thursday, 24 February 2022 08:10 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

now that social media is filled with memes telling people that are worried about rising gas costs to be thankful they don't live in a war zone, I wonder if they actually have any low-income friends or family whom a massive gasoline hike actually could threaten their ability to make ends meet. or ever had a colleague call out of work because they had no money to fill up their vehicle to get to work that day. or have ever had the ability to hold two different thoughts in their head at the same time.

but hey, if it makes people feel better to ration out sympathy based on a tiered system.

i read to 69 position (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 March 2022 20:39 (three months ago) link

(I'm definitely not talking about myself here, and obviously there's a wide gulf between David Allen Coe fans who drive SUVs with MAGA bumper stickers and make six figures whinging about gas prices and people who are actually struggling, but lefties' penchant for zero sum messaging never ceases to amaze)

i read to 69 position (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 March 2022 20:40 (three months ago) link

wow you're getting that from lefties? feels like a classic conservative argument to me, "be thankful proles, things are much worse behind the Iron Curtain"

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 11 March 2022 10:06 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Feels like an honorary Facebook post

20 books to read in your 20s

= thread = pic.twitter.com/LzkP9Y76Hg

— Art of Life 🦋 (@Art0fLife_) April 10, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 11 April 2022 16:35 (two months ago) link

I made it about halfway through Atomic Habits earlier this year (at my therapist's suggestion) and it inspired me to make some small-but-important life changes that I have thus far been able to stick to.

There are obviously some egregious Jordan Peterson books in there and I'm unfamiliar with most of the rest.

peace, man, Monday, 11 April 2022 16:44 (two months ago) link

If anyone is still reading any of those books 5 years from now I will be astonished. But there will be a whole new batch of warmed-over pop psychology and simple-minded self-motivational books by then, so no one will miss these.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:35 (two months ago) link

Seneca is likely to make it another 5 years.

bulb after bulb, Monday, 11 April 2022 17:46 (two months ago) link

i like siddharta.

i have heard that sapiens is one of the least accurate pop science books.

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:51 (two months ago) link

12. Letters From A Stoic pic.twitter.com/jprmMCNkG6

— Art of Life 🦋 (@Art0fLife_) April 10, 2022

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:51 (two months ago) link

(never mind that last post, misunderstood bab's comment)

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 11 April 2022 17:53 (two months ago) link

Fiction books and female writers are for after you've retired

jmm, Monday, 11 April 2022 18:15 (two months ago) link

don't get me started on the many deficiencies of stoicism as a moral philosophy

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 11 April 2022 18:36 (two months ago) link

Yeah Sapiens was pretty bad but there are like ten worse things there

So's your imam (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:14 (two months ago) link

haha tuesdays with morrie at #19 killed me

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:35 (two months ago) link

Why are there 48 books in the first image... and a bunch of books on the list of 20 aren't even in that image...?

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:09 (two months ago) link

20 books that will allow you to happily adjust to a lifetime of wage slavery and pretending your life actually means anything because you have a job

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Saturday, 16 April 2022 17:27 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

peter noone fights alone

guess he was in a band called hermits lol

very interesting piece by (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 9 May 2022 08:15 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

two friends, one visiting georgia (the country) the other new orleans. both posting 6-10 photos a day without using albums. i wish the 'i have read this post' thing actually worked (and was cross browser)

koogs, Monday, 23 May 2022 13:20 (one month ago) link

turns out bread in georgia is very slightly different from bread in the uk, i know because i've seen pictures.

koogs, Monday, 23 May 2022 13:22 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Sci-fi author Neal Asher here sticking it to the sheeple

Uhuh. pic.twitter.com/Tj4JismO4y

— Neal Asher (@nealasher) June 13, 2022

groovypanda, Monday, 13 June 2022 07:25 (two weeks ago) link


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