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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yah was gonna say

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

stop messing around and put it on the blanket already

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

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

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

oh he has a table

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

https://www.facebook.com/RebekahTheArtist

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

near a farmers market

A+

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

my personal least favorite is the Ira Glass "you're creative and have good taste sorry you can't do exactly what you want with your life" quote

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:54 (seven years ago) link

The ones that are thinly-disguised guerilla marketing campaigns for far-right parties are the ones that go from objectionable to downright FUCK YOU. Especially when you get 28 people liking and going "LOL, so true" etc...

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:55 (seven years ago) link

was the first one "ask not what your country " etc?

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:57 (seven years ago) link

my first thought was, whoever wrote that must be making some terrible art

then I googled rebekah joy plett and found out she should've wrote "you are buying hundreds of hours spent copying the work of mark ryden"

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:57 (seven years ago) link

"real men head boop with kittens" number one on my facebook today.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:57 (seven years ago) link

LOL some people are so fucking deluded about the amount of narcissism and inflated sense of self worth that drives people to be "artists"

calum-y maybe (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:58 (seven years ago) link

I don't have that many Facebook friends to begin with and 2/3 of them are hidden but occasionally one of those wacky e-postcards with the "vintage" clip art slip through the cracks and I get a little IA.

Hate when I add someone and I find out almost immediately that they are WACKY AUNT and I lose a little respect for them. :)

cwkiii, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:00 (seven years ago) link

LOL some people are so fucking deluded about the amount of narcissism and inflated sense of self worth that drives people to be "artists"

― calum-y maybe (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:58 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's a strange business. They're all like that, it's just that a tiny minority of them are actually good enough to justify it. The whole system depends on this kind of narcissism. You can't really devote your life to making art if you don't have it.

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:00 (seven years ago) link

I know! You need to study and earn that narcissm, they don't understAND!!

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:00 (seven years ago) link

ambitions! work! creativity! YOUR TASTE IS KILLER!

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:02 (seven years ago) link

iow:

"Settle"

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:02 (seven years ago) link

i actually like that ira glass bit. maybe bc i'm one of those ppl who is always disappointed in their own creative work.

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:02 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/2HWxB.jpg

via my aforementioned aunt, didnt realize until just now how ubiquitous this shit had become

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:02 (seven years ago) link

^^except that ira glass one is true xpost

Mr. Que, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) link

Yes, but they had to 'design' the bookshelf instalation as well, didn't they?

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) link

btw ira glass yr show is good and all but not really on the level where you need to be handing out advice on creativity and taste

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) link

not to mention that it's clearly not enough bookshelves!

xp

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:05 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/qchoz.jpg

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:06 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/zI2Mv.jpg

aunt again

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:07 (seven years ago) link

Wait, your aunt posts Tesla quotes? Does she have a twitter where I can follow her? That sounds like a straight-up awesome aunt.

Queue de Cheval (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:07 (seven years ago) link

OK, I *always* knew that one. (xpost)

Mark G, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:08 (seven years ago) link

ira glass advice is not bad imo but he's basically saying "practice makes perfect" in 200 words.

ledge, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:08 (seven years ago) link

also what happened to just like, posting a quote in text

we should all start putting these quotes on FB except with lolcat images

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:08 (seven years ago) link

if only he had worked on his meme a little bit more, maybe his execution could've matched his ambition

Mordy, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:09 (seven years ago) link

and yeah the worst thing about these are the wordiness, remember when quotes were pithy and succinct

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:09 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/fZ9Ka.jpg

2 teslas from 2 diff dudes, neither from my aunt to be clear

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:09 (seven years ago) link

"never listen to your children cuz all they ever talk about is candy or magic the gathering" - scott seward

scott seward, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:09 (seven years ago) link

"do a lot of work" is always good advice, unless your work sucks. even then, as long as you don't show it to anyone, who cares?

Mr. Que, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:10 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/CTAO0.jpg

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:10 (seven years ago) link

my favorite dumb quote is "information wants to be free."

Mr. Que, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:10 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Iuope.jpg

guess who

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:11 (seven years ago) link

So many passive aggressive or just plain aggressive memes shared on Facebook

éminence rose et jaune (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 December 2019 16:50 (two months ago) link

make no mistake

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 14 December 2019 20:16 (two months ago) link

"u probably wish i was dead, but if u don't please share this meme"

100 Percent That Grinch (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 December 2019 21:05 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/7r7kKC5.jpg

💠 (crüt), Monday, 30 December 2019 01:52 (one month ago) link

Ugh seen that one like fifty times this week

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Monday, 30 December 2019 02:30 (one month ago) link

🙃

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:33 (one month ago) link

Technically speaking a heart has no bones either

Yeets don't fail me now (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:45 (one month ago) link

Nor the eyeballs or brain.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:47 (one month ago) link

You can't ask my bones to turn into a heart

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:49 (one month ago) link

other things without bones: knives, guns

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 30 December 2019 13:58 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

makes u stink

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 04:55 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UknhhXEuTmY

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 17:18 (two weeks ago) link

that tag didn't add much, B-

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

I recently joined a group - Baltimore Old Photos - that seems to really attract off-topic memes for some reason. The people there don't stand for it and it always gets taken down, but that doesn't stop them from trying. Here's last night's contribution.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82792539_2675098149194448_2235242152118452224_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_ohc=iS6ra9GQuU4AX8IgJUV&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=34f811b08d9d58a69abc5eb16f59c54b&oe=5ED6D34F

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 7 February 2020 11:50 (one week ago) link

my current meracle is playing up so this is good

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 7 February 2020 11:55 (one week ago) link

Maracals.jpeg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 8 February 2020 03:46 (one week ago) link


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