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

that right there is the pure distilled essence

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:42 (one week ago) Permalink

How the hell’d anorexia end up in there


Also fuck these people in their antediluvian ear holes

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:48 (one week ago) Permalink

What is it about tedious miserable dipshits that makes them so nostalgic for corporal punishment

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I remember the Comic; Sans of my youth

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:41 (six days ago) Permalink

And not from a freezer; or shop.

the pinefox, Thursday, 15 February 2018 08:15 (six days ago) Permalink

Shops didn't exist prior to 1996, its true

But doctor, I am Camille Paglia (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 15 February 2018 08:23 (six days ago) Permalink

We didn't have ill people, they b all dead.

Mark G, Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:16 (six days ago) Permalink

no anorexia cos nobody cared about no crazy bitches who didn't eat lol, long as they could still cook

But doctor, I am Camille Paglia (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:22 (six days ago) Permalink

^ uh, irony there

But doctor, I am Camille Paglia (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:23 (six days ago) Permalink

cinema was famously free on Saturdays

kinder, Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:38 (six days ago) Permalink

dinner came hot from the oven, not from a freezer

does the writer think that people just suck on frozen meals like they're fucking ice lollies instead of, y'know, cooking them in the oven

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:48 (six days ago) Permalink

it's not the same if you can't taste an hour's worth of unpaid female labour in every bite

"oh no my cheds" man had dark to black packet (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:50 (six days ago) Permalink

no you don't understand unpaid female labour is the name of my dog

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:52 (six days ago) Permalink

to be fair, sometimes facebook can really deliver the goods:

https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11002615_10101573614770342_7901511622626986622_n.jpg?oh=66b51702e4743d335819f07f60990011&oe=5B0EE270

scott seward, Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:51 (six days ago) Permalink

On the weird detail front, not refrigerating your cheese kind of stands out. And hell, if you want to keep your cheese on the counter you're welcome to, I won't rat you out to the cheese police.

nickn, Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:01 (six days ago) Permalink

http://i65.tinypic.com/2pref76.jpg

sleepingbag, Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:44 (six days ago) Permalink

^ eh, as a parody, it's pretty passable. at least it doesn't misplace the punchline.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:48 (six days ago) Permalink

ok i love that

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 16 February 2018 08:59 (five days ago) Permalink

i laughed at that britney thing.

this i did not laugh at :

https://www.wired.com/story/inside-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-2-years-of-hell/

a very interesting deep dive read.

mark e, Friday, 16 February 2018 10:33 (five days ago) Permalink

i'm more annoyed about the car on the street PARKED THE WRONG WAY

omar little, Friday, 16 February 2018 16:44 (five days ago) Permalink

clearly they need to build a wall imo

gr8080, Friday, 16 February 2018 17:17 (five days ago) Permalink

or two walls, rather

gr8080, Friday, 16 February 2018 17:17 (five days ago) Permalink

it looks like gun control stops 5 out of every 7 murderous triangles tho, it's a start

omar little, Friday, 16 February 2018 18:53 (five days ago) Permalink

im 2 dumb to understand the gun control one

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no you're not, you probably just missed the gate (i did too at first.)

omar little, Friday, 16 February 2018 18:57 (five days ago) Permalink

aah ok

I guess gun control doesn't work then

niels, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:08 (five days ago) Permalink

hmm as if rules mean nothing without meaningful enforcement

never mind, I’m thinking too hard

mh, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:42 (five days ago) Permalink

It's not an analogy, it works exactly like this.

jmm, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:50 (five days ago) Permalink

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Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 18 February 2018 16:38 (three days ago) Permalink

No fingers left.

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Teens man, first it was jäger bombs now it's drano bombs I can't keep up with all these funny new words!

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weird how the makers of neither drano nor tin foil have gotten in any boiling hot water for all the sinks, kitchens and houses blown to bits, in what must be a very commonplace accident

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:06 (three days ago) Permalink

i think the real trick is to wait until someone picks up the drano bomb and then throw toilet paper at them

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🤔

omar little, Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:23 (three days ago) Permalink

I mean, yes, both those things.

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mh, Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:07 (three days ago) Permalink

Those drano bombs have been around for yonks: https://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebomb.asp

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Forgot to say, that's a rare True for that one. Watch out!

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j., Tuesday, 20 February 2018 02:16 (yesterday) Permalink

peak artist thing

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:08 (yesterday) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BoqE0lY5s

gr8080, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:38 (yesterday) Permalink

if you ask me to keep it going it dies right there

omar little, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:39 (yesterday) Permalink

messenger hardman

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:49 (seven hours ago) Permalink

What, is that about forwarding? Are people forwarding useless bullshit in messenger now or something?

how's life, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:28 (seven hours ago) Permalink


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