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

But the age threshold for finding that hilarious will rise inexorably, ever out of reach beyond your fingertips, until you are elderly enough to find telemarketing calls a refreshing change in your daily routine.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Hey dad, fuck off and die, hope you enjoy the nursing home I'll be dumping you in as soon as possible."

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The dad looks down on the daughter's internet use but still, we notice, texts

Never changed username before (cardamon), Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Like kissing a hand. And putting a horse's head in someone's bed.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 10 May 2018 11:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is there anything stupider and more classless than decrying the decline of intelligence and class?

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i can't place exactly why but that stupid fucking meme has enraged me like few others have ever managed

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's probably a combo of the infuriating vagueness of 'so many things' with the suggestion that enforced fealty to unelected power via intimidation, violence and fear is somehow compatible with morals, respect and intelligence

don corleone is a fucking monster u idiots

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

latecapitalismsiren.wav

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he was always respectful to the guys he had wacked

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my main trigger is imagining the kind of clueless dipshit approvingly sharing these tho

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

like it's not some scion of an ancient bloodline supping on his port and tsk-ing to himself as laments the tempura and the morays

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the content of the image and the content of the text are so flagrantly at odds with each other that i'd almost think it was a joke were it not for, y'know, having a facebook account and regularly seeing shit like this shared by my er less-contemplative acquaintances

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's only like when fedoraboys approvingly share photos of Al Capone and stuff

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'he putsh one of yoursh in the hospital, you put one of hish on your newsh feed'

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my main trigger is imagining the kind of clueless dipshit approvingly sharing these tho

― hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:19 AM (thirty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Mid-forties. Never left parents' home and has trouble staying at jobs for any period of time but has opinions about government assistance programs and whatever else comes down the pike from Fox News. Fortunately they quit sharing political stuff a while back for the most part. At the same time a sweet and fun person who I hate to drag too much, but not exactly the most self-aware.

how's life, Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just want to point out that Don Corleone was very strictly against moving into the narcotics business. If that's not a clear sign of morality, respect, and intelligence, I don't know what is.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's a v unamerican shirking of entrepreneurial duty imo, shame on him for not moving with the demands of the market

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ultimately happy for black people to be peddled to iirc

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My friend's widower dad posts these to facebook all day and gets like 0-3 likes for each one. It's pretty sad.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i think i was imagining more the m'lady massive than older people where i'd expect a higher percentage of yearning for a gentler, more bigoted past

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Men are stupid babies lol lol lol

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:07 (one week ago) Permalink

the weirdly precise "16 accidents," gah

I have seen plenty of freaky shit but never crashed because of it

an alfred hitchcock joint (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:26 (one week ago) Permalink

drunk driving: hilarious

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:27 (one week ago) Permalink

gonna go ahead and hazard a guess that this staged photo session of a stationary vehicle concluded with everybody opening some beers and calling it a day and that the actual number of accidents caused on "road I-35" was zero

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

the internet: where fantasy meets electrons and make beautiful love together

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:52 (one week ago) Permalink

I-35 is real
I have my doubts about that story

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink

yes but who says "road I-35"

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:25 (one week ago) Permalink

the only segment of I-35 that'd have moose would be near Duluth, so I'm assuming this is some Duluth regionalism

:)

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ (mh), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:30 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe that's your answer: moose say "road I-35"

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ (mh), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Relatedly, the usage of "the" before a highway or whatever is a classic tell for TV or film set on the East Coast but written and made on the West Coast. We don't say "the 95."

an alfred hitchcock joint (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:33 (one week ago) Permalink

"road" I-35 is weird

also mh good point, also the fact they are saying I-35 instead of 35W or 35E means it's either north or south of the metro and there ain't much for moose in my homeland

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:35 (one week ago) Permalink

uh I think you mean since they say I-35 and not 235 means they're not in the middle of Des Moines

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ (mh), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:47 (one week ago) Permalink

no i mean outside of the metro ppl say i-35 and in the cities they say either 35e or 35w

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:53 (one week ago) Permalink

A close examination of the photograph revealed that the moose head on the left was pasted into the photo but no body was visible from beyond the base of its neck. Also, the shadows below the heads are not at the same angle. The shadow just below the moose head on the right is angled toward the left and the shadow below the moose head on the left is pointing toward the right. The angles of all three shadows should be the same.

A moose normally stands six to seven feet and it is doubtful that one moose would fit inside such a vehicle. It is highly unlikely that three creatures of this size would fit in the cab this truck.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tuAzsKGELpo/TrLSMikT6nI/AAAAAAAADZ8/H3DTLuBOyRE/s1600/JFK5.jpg

omar little, Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:05 (one week ago) Permalink

from some of the antlers here, and here

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:32 (one week ago) Permalink

lol off topic this is great

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino)

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:35 (one week ago) Permalink

haha yes and it keeps on giving too

niels, Thursday, 17 May 2018 21:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Love this trail of analysis

right brain ringworm (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 17 May 2018 21:19 (one week ago) Permalink

For me it started and ended with the reflection in the doors of the guy standing in a grassy area with cars parked behind him, holding a camera.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Thursday, 17 May 2018 21:25 (one week ago) Permalink

tbf, it didn't claim the photo was taken while the car was being driven.

nickn, Thursday, 17 May 2018 22:13 (one week ago) Permalink

no i mean outside of the metro ppl say i-35 and in the cities they say either 35e or 35w

― The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:53 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

in the twin cities and dallas, texas, sure

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ (mh), Friday, 18 May 2018 14:51 (one week ago) Permalink

oh ffs

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:49 (one week ago) Permalink

on the other hand Facebook has been very helpful in making me reconsider the rigorousness of my screening process for people i decide to devote time and energy being friends w/

omar little, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:53 (one week ago) Permalink

xxxxxxpost No legal moose hunting in Minnesota since 2013

Bnad, Friday, 18 May 2018 20:26 (one week ago) Permalink

ilx0rz will scrupulously fact-check yer memes for you, for a low monthly fee

an alfred hitchcock joint (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 18 May 2018 22:46 (one week ago) Permalink


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