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 (eight years ago) link

The New Guilted Age

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

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

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

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

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

just what i always wanted thousands of hours of failure

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

hahaaa

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

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

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

KEEP FACEBOOK WEIRD

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

buy my meme

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

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

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

yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

Tastes like metal. Made of metal. Really nice actually

Never changed username before (cardamon), Monday, 4 May 2020 01:44 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ah yes, famously nobody ever criticised the govt during ww2, that’s why chamberlain won his vote of confidence and remains pm to this day. Love history!

What fash heil is this? (wins), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:19 (three months ago) link

Yeah but think of all the vegans who... I’ve not seen cause a fuss. Fuckers wouldn’t have even survived ww2

a hoy hoy, Monday, 25 May 2020 08:24 (three months ago) link

someone big on twitter put this out last week, was widely mocked for it

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:26 (three months ago) link

male and female toilets

wasdnous (abanana), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:29 (three months ago) link

https://www.ft.com/content/14c86fe8-69d4-11ea-a6ac-9122541af204

I like to remind ww2 larpers that ppl were so furious with the establishment that they booed the fucking queen (and Churchill), also that it was the communist party who actually organised deep shelters when the government failed to provide them

What fash heil is this? (wins), Monday, 25 May 2020 08:42 (three months ago) link

I've seen a lot of things, but never four commas in a row or the word "haversack".

peace, man, Monday, 25 May 2020 14:32 (three months ago) link

^^^ lost stanza of "Do Ya"

Doctor Casino, Monday, 25 May 2020 22:09 (three months ago) link

‘bisexsual’

Prosecutor Bradley Tankerton (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 7 June 2020 11:56 (three months ago) link

Does this go here?

There's this genre of gormless, unpoetic, basically meaningless statements that apparently don't even have the justification of being fucking adverts. Someone just paid to tell you they are trying their vewy best. Whatever the fuck that's supposed to mean. Who gave these blancmange heads access to the glue to put these up?

Apparently I'm not the only jerk who feels this way though.

https://imgur.com/a/YHd6AI6

Noel Emits, Sunday, 7 June 2020 12:41 (three months ago) link

🎶nestle makes the very best
we love our n-ee-aitch-ee-ess 🎶

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 7 June 2020 12:44 (three months ago) link

Is that the reference? That's even worse. I don't remember that advert but it confirms my impression of the perpetrator(s) as being the sort of clowns who open cereal cafes or retro sweet shops. Colonised minds. Sad.

Noel Emits, Sunday, 7 June 2020 12:57 (three months ago) link

haha no idea but my mind got so colonised by that ad that it was the first thing i thought of

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 7 June 2020 13:45 (three months ago) link

finally, someone taking action against the scourge of coffee ordering misunderstandings

Neil S, Sunday, 7 June 2020 15:16 (three months ago) link

🖼


Love that they made the coffee ordering guy a TROOP. A real man ordering real coffee from some pierced puke who’s probably whining to his mama that he’s triggered, am I right folks?

Boring, Maryland, Sunday, 7 June 2020 16:07 (three months ago) link

does he want filter coffee or an Americano? what size? for here or to go?

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 7 June 2020 16:13 (three months ago) link

not cool for his twin sister to razz him like that though

dip to dup (rob), Sunday, 7 June 2020 16:20 (three months ago) link

I like my coffee like I like my comedians - tasteless and full of chemicals

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 7 June 2020 16:26 (three months ago) link

I JUST WANT COFFEE YOU PINKOS

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 7 June 2020 20:16 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Is there a thread for the worst ideas being circulated on social media?

Instead of “How are you?” pic.twitter.com/tPObfnt32T

— RN (@DopeEthiopian) June 22, 2020

If people started doing this I might have to avoid all human interaction forever

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 19:29 (two months ago) link

What color is your heart today?
Sir this is a Wendy's.
Why?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 19:31 (two months ago) link

if someone asked me "what story are you telling yourself today" i'd assume they're being passive aggressive

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 23:46 (two months ago) link

"who the fuck are you kidding today"

kinder, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 23:47 (two months ago) link

Hey bro, what lies do you find yourself believing?

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 25 June 2020 09:50 (two months ago) link

Instead of "how are you?" try this as a prompt pic.twitter.com/UDn9tkmzyP

— Eric Allen Hatch (@ericallenhatch) June 25, 2020

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 25 June 2020 13:27 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

high school classmate posted this

it's the wealth dad

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ea-pJwkXQAQAp3y.jpg

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 31 July 2020 06:14 (one month ago) link

"welp just turned 25 time to elevate my circle from potheads to cokeheads"

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 31 July 2020 06:15 (one month ago) link

https://pm1.narvii.com/6850/ccb03501c8328fd917cd4f2f23d52d7a9fde6e76v2_hq.jpg

it's time to elevate your circle

Doctor Casino, Friday, 31 July 2020 17:34 (one month ago) link

is that Jordan Peterson

brimstead, Friday, 31 July 2020 17:39 (one month ago) link

Americans who can't distinguish "wealth" from "money", C or D?

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 31 July 2020 17:47 (one month ago) link

"If you're 25-30 and don't come from massive economic privilege, fuck you you piece of shit"

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Friday, 31 July 2020 18:04 (one month ago) link

fuck “real estate” into the ground, forever

brimstead, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:30 (one month ago) link

talkin' bout the good o'le days with my matadors

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 July 2020 20:26 (one month ago) link

fuck “real estate” into the ground, forever

― brimstead, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:30 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

huge otm

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 31 July 2020 20:32 (one month ago) link

Ol'e ol'e, ol'e ol'e
Feelin hot hot hot

The Wealth Dad $ |_/ (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 31 July 2020 20:57 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Woah, mind blown.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 24 August 2020 09:56 (three weeks ago) link

is the bird supposed to be good or bad

Your original display name will be displayed in brackets (Left), Monday, 24 August 2020 11:44 (three weeks ago) link

bill hicks glove puppets routine? but a bit worse

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 24 August 2020 11:53 (three weeks ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/DzNj5C4G/image.png

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 5 September 2020 01:51 (two weeks ago) link

oh nice, two repulsive attitudes for the price of one

assert (MatthewK), Saturday, 5 September 2020 04:04 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Z6UrtVx.jpg

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 5 September 2020 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

dang, here comes the film zone with the deep cuts

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 6 September 2020 03:32 (one week ago) link

I only scanned it lightly, but didn't see Inception on that list. (mirthless chuckle)

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Sunday, 6 September 2020 03:56 (one week ago) link

Oh it's there.... second column.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 September 2020 06:42 (one week ago) link

If my friend is a transporter, that's who I'm using for my human trafficking

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 19 September 2020 08:40 (twenty-seven minutes ago) link


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