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2014-01-10 12:28:43 PM
What a neat project.

/people deserve to be treated like people regardless of their gender, race, creed, physical condition or religion....what a concept.
 
2014-01-10 12:36:19 PM
The two girls with eating/body image issues are actually pretty hot.

/am I doing this right?
 
2014-01-10 12:40:11 PM
I like the Hitler one.
 
2014-01-10 01:05:52 PM
Not sure how it would offend anyone.  It's all about people's own insecurities and coming to terms with them.

/am I missing something here?
 
2014-01-10 01:38:03 PM

BunkyBrewman: Not sure how it would offend anyone.  It's all about people's own insecurities and coming to terms with them.

/am I missing something here?


Why should people be offended when someone wears a turban as part of their faith, if a male identifies as a woman or a kid who likes video games wants to be treated with respect? And I'm sure the messages they've been getting from people around them played no role in what the girls with eating/weight issues are dealing with.
 
2014-01-10 01:38:03 PM

Voiceofreason01: What a neat project.

/people deserve to be treated like people regardless of their gender, race, creed, physical condition or religion....what a concept.


Like all people being created equal?
Wow. Someone should write that down somewhere.
 
2014-01-10 01:48:47 PM
You know who else was offended?   Hitler.
 
2014-01-10 02:19:24 PM

BunkyBrewman: /am I missing something here?


i think subby is riffing on the typical fark independent portrayal of artists as filthy liberal hippies who are only trying to offend people for attention.

maybe?
 
2014-01-10 02:24:25 PM
Interesting concept, but it's nothing really "new"
 
2014-01-10 02:32:24 PM
One of these things has not the same likeness as the others who have the picturement. One of these things does not supply the belonging.
 
2014-01-10 02:34:19 PM

doublesecretprobation: BunkyBrewman: /am I missing something here?

i think subby is riffing on the typical fark independent portrayal of artists as filthy liberal hippies who are only trying to offend people for attention.

maybe?


You can't treat people like people and expect nobody to get offended, besides "photographer creates project confronting people's insecurities": red and forgotten. Troll headline hitting all the keywords: easy green
 
2014-01-10 02:46:13 PM

meow said the dog: One of these things has not the same likeness as the others who have the picturement. One of these things does not supply the belonging.


Which of the things is the one that is doing the standing out when comparing to all of others accordingly to your opinions?
 
2014-01-10 03:20:40 PM
Didn't Glee do this back when it was still watchable?
 
2014-01-10 03:21:32 PM
The shiatty 'stained glass' movie posters were better than this.
 
2014-01-10 03:21:39 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
Been done
 
2014-01-10 03:22:00 PM
I think this was an Allegra commercial or something, wasn't it?
 
2014-01-10 03:23:20 PM
Nothing in there came anywhere close to offending me.

I really really was hoping to be offended. I want my 39 seconds back.
 
2014-01-10 03:24:15 PM
I am Jack's feeling of meh.
 
2014-01-10 03:24:43 PM
that was supposed to be artsy ?

It wasn't.    And as a concept,  it is a flop.
 
2014-01-10 03:24:44 PM
Seems like the only one trying to offend anyone here is Subby.  Even rich clean conservative's can appreciate what the artist is trying to convey.  Raise the bar, no need to be snarky here.
 
2014-01-10 03:25:02 PM
blogs.westword.com

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn
 
2014-01-10 03:25:14 PM

Shostie: I like the Hitler one.


Me, too. I loathe the phrase "you go, girl!", but for some reason it's the first that sprang to mind. I found myself thinking that she deserved to have that tattooed on her middle finger to make up for the one he caused to be put on her forearm.
 
2014-01-10 03:25:29 PM
Lady, anytime and anywhere all the beers are on me if you let me hang out with you for a few hours....you rock with the might of 1,000 suns:
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-01-10 03:25:50 PM
I must admit, I'm stumped.
 
2014-01-10 03:25:51 PM

BunkyBrewman: Not sure how it would offend anyone.  It's all about people's own insecurities and coming to terms with them.

/am I missing something here?


Because being offended is now normal in American society. You can't be one of the cool kids if something doesn't offend you and you blog about it.
 
2014-01-10 03:25:58 PM
Very cool concept but I don't know if I'd call writing on one's forehead with a Sharpie "art."
 
2014-01-10 03:26:50 PM
They're being kind of liberal with the word 'art'.
 
Ant
2014-01-10 03:27:34 PM
I am not my thoughts?
I am not my character?

If you're not either one of those things, WTF are you?
 
2014-01-10 03:29:11 PM
I'm pretty sure "thunder thighs" girl has nothing close to that...
/I've been surprised before though...
 
Ant
2014-01-10 03:29:11 PM
I am offended by "art" that consists of pictures of people with words written on them looking sad.
 
2014-01-10 03:29:32 PM
I'm a fan of Poop Art
sonotfunny.com
 
2014-01-10 03:30:59 PM
I am not a jelly donut.

media.nbclosangeles.com
 
2014-01-10 03:31:46 PM

BunkyBrewman: Not sure how it would offend anyone.  It's all about people's own insecurities and coming to terms with them.

/am I missing something here?


Relax, just because you don't get it, doesn't mean you are abnormal
 
2014-01-10 03:31:57 PM
I am not the droid you are looking for.
www.wonderlandblog.com
 
2014-01-10 03:32:59 PM
This guy just wrote shiat on people with a sharpie. I guess every frat party on earth is just chock-full of budding artists...

www.lolhome.com

www.pranks.tv

i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-01-10 03:33:01 PM

BunkyBrewman: Not sure how it would offend anyone.  It's all about people's own insecurities and coming to terms with them.

/am I missing something here?


It's called: What I Be. Grammarians may be offended.
 
2014-01-10 03:33:56 PM
I am not a god.

www.wearysloth.com
 
2014-01-10 03:34:59 PM
And yet what do we know about any of the people in the exhibit, other than the fact that they are transgender/survived the Holocaust/bulimic etc. etc?

They are saying they are NOT their insecurities and yet their insecurities are the only part of them getting any play.
 
2014-01-10 03:36:44 PM
I am not my birthplace.

/Sacramento, California
 
2014-01-10 03:37:13 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

I'm not a witch.
 
2014-01-10 03:37:30 PM
I mean, if I say "I refuse to be defined by the fact that I'm single" and don't give you any other information about myself, I am more or less forcing you to define me as "that single chick Nogale."
 
2014-01-10 03:41:37 PM

zulius: I'm pretty sure "thunder thighs" girl has nothing close to that...
/I've been surprised before though...


All the puking probably helped.
 
2014-01-10 03:41:59 PM

Magorn: Lady, anytime and anywhere all the beers are on me if you let me hang out with you for a few hours....you rock with the might of 1,000 suns:
[i.huffpost.com image 850x566]


That picture made me laugh and cry simultaneously. She gets all the internets.

/I am not my account balance
//"Poor and disabled ≠ lazy and entitled"
 
2014-01-10 03:44:43 PM
content8.flixster.com

Did not have sex with that woman.
 
2014-01-10 03:45:24 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-10 03:45:35 PM
"I am not my thoughts."

Actually that's exactly what you are.
 
2014-01-10 03:45:44 PM
faculty.tcc.edu

I am not a crook!
 
2014-01-10 03:45:44 PM

a particular individual: [upload.wikimedia.org image 436x600]

I'm not a witch.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-10 03:46:54 PM
I am not my Fark handle. I would, in fact, describe myself as level-headed, and organic rather than cybernetic.
 
2014-01-10 03:47:01 PM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-01-10 03:47:16 PM

bhcompy: [blogs.westword.com image 850x566]

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn


Meh, it's a litle subtle.
 
2014-01-10 03:48:29 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2014-01-10 03:48:33 PM

bhcompy: [blogs.westword.com image 850x566]

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn


i thought it was the mural inside and the aliens underneath that got everyone all bent about DIA
 
2014-01-10 03:49:26 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: [faculty.tcc.edu image 220x199]

I am not a crook!


I have been bested good sir!
 
2014-01-10 03:50:56 PM

Burr: [images.sodahead.com image 350x236]


I suppose that you could actually make an argument for that, although liar and greatest mass murderer in Asia since Pol Pot....those are still apt.
 
2014-01-10 03:53:24 PM
Any way to avoid the politics and/or offensiveness thing altogether and just think it's lazy, boring excuse for "art"?
 
2014-01-10 03:53:29 PM

LewDux: a particular individual: [upload.wikimedia.org image 436x600]

I'm not a witch.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]


justinangel.net

It's a fair cop.
 
2014-01-10 03:56:34 PM
I'm offended by the absence of actual "art" in this art.
 
2014-01-10 03:56:45 PM
i.huffpost.com
"I am not my character"

Uh... yes you are. You ARE a dork. Get used to it.

Eventually, you'll get out of high school and being a dork won't be quite so big an issue. You'll even find girls who like you despite (or maybe even because of) being a dork. You'll gradually find ways to be a bit less awkward, but you're always going to feel like a dork. It's who you are.
 
2014-01-10 03:58:59 PM
Hopefully the artist was also a bit of a prankster and gave these people permanent magic markers. Then again, if the old lady got beat up for being a Nazi sympathizer that would be really bad . Ok, washable marker for the old lady, perm marker for everyone else (especially the dork).
 
2014-01-10 04:00:37 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-10 04:00:50 PM

tennyson: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]
"I am not my character"

Uh... yes you are. You ARE a dork. Get used to it.

Eventually, you'll get out of high school and being a dork won't be quite so big an issue. You'll even find girls who like you despite (or maybe even because of) being a dork. You'll gradually find ways to be a bit less awkward, but you're always going to feel like a dork. It's who you are.


And if your head is screwed on straight, even proud of it.
 
2014-01-10 04:03:23 PM
I was offended.  Completely.

/offended that I wasted my time looking at this crap that passes for "art" rather than surfing porn
 
2014-01-10 04:07:59 PM

zulius: I'm pretty sure "thunder thighs" girl has nothing close to that...
/I've been surprised before though...


Bet she does squats...
 
2014-01-10 04:09:06 PM
Powerful. I am really curious what the last guy's ("warrior") story is.
 
2014-01-10 04:14:01 PM
TIL doing the same thing frat dudes do to passed out bros is art now.
 
2014-01-10 04:15:48 PM
"Warrior"? Shouldn't that say "Autoerotic asphyxiation"?
 
2014-01-10 04:18:07 PM

Ant: I am not my thoughts?
I am not my character?

If you're not either one of those things, WTF are you?


I think the character one is a reffernce to video game avatars, at least that's how I took it.

But yeah the thought one makes no sense to me. If we are not out thoughts, then we would be mindless drones that suffering schizophrenia, as we seem to have other people's thoughts in our heads. I understand the concept of having thoughts that will never be actualized, but it doesn't change the fact that they are still ours and that those thoughts are a defining feature of our personalities.

/not offended, just a little confused
//Also why is the old lady giving the finger Hitler?
 
2014-01-10 04:22:01 PM

tjsands1118: /not offended, just a little confused
//Also why is the old lady giving the finger Hitler?


Presumably, she is a Holocaust survivor. I'd give him the finger too..
 
2014-01-10 04:22:23 PM
He just wanted to see if he could draw a dick on someones face and sell it as art...
 
2014-01-10 04:23:23 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-10 04:23:52 PM

HailRobonia: I am not the droid you are looking for.


[Spittake.jpg]
 
2014-01-10 04:25:22 PM

Radak: [i.imgur.com image 200x345]

He changed his mind after he couldn't get any work:



eil.com
 
2014-01-10 04:32:51 PM

czei: Radak: [i.imgur.com image 200x345]

He changed his mind after he couldn't get any work:

[eil.com image 500x500]


Yeah, I've actually only read the latter, but it didn't quite fit the theme of the thread.  :)
 
2014-01-10 04:35:50 PM
I am not a pipe.
 
2014-01-10 04:45:18 PM

HailRobonia: I am not a jelly donut.

[media.nbclosangeles.com image 324x182]


Sigh.
 
2014-01-10 04:50:49 PM
willitbeok.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-10 04:59:56 PM

tjsands1118: Ant: I am not my thoughts?
I am not my character?

If you're not either one of those things, WTF are you?

I think the character one is a reffernce to video game avatars, at least that's how I took it.


I assumed he was a character on some dumb TV show for children, like The Walking Dead or something.
 
2014-01-10 05:01:20 PM
"What I Be" is only offending my inner Grammar Nazi.  Everything else is copacetic.
 
2014-01-10 05:03:47 PM

buckler: tjsands1118: /not offended, just a little confused
//Also why is the old lady giving the finger Hitler?

Presumably, she is a Holocaust survivor. I'd give him the finger too..


That was my take on it. If that's the case, then she'd have been tattooed with a number; the "my number" that the picture's title refers to.

BunkyBrewman: Not sure how it would offend anyone.  It's all about people's own insecurities and coming to terms with them.


Some people might read into this group of pictures an implication that the issues being dealt with are somehow equal. If one assumes this reading, then it makes sense why some might take umbrage at lumping the Vietnam veteran with the transwoman, or the Muslim (Sikh-mistaken-for-Muslim?) with the suicidal person, or the Holocaust survivor with the eating disorder sufferer, or the RPG player with any of the others.

Truth be told, I don't accept that reading as reasonable. But it's still useful to empathize with, for the sake of argument.
 
2014-01-10 05:04:22 PM

tjsands1118: Ant: I am not my thoughts?
I am not my character?

If you're not either one of those things, WTF are you?

I think the character one is a reffernce to video game avatars, at least that's how I took it.

But yeah the thought one makes no sense to me. If we are not out thoughts, then we would be mindless drones that suffering schizophrenia, as we seem to have other people's thoughts in our heads. I understand the concept of having thoughts that will never be actualized, but it doesn't change the fact that they are still ours and that those thoughts are a defining feature of our personalities.

/not offended, just a little confused
//Also why is the old lady giving the finger Hitler?



Thank you for the explanation of the character one, though it was a poor word choice since using the word avatar instead of character would have cleared up the ambiguity.

In the I am not my thoughts one, I can only guess that the poor man has many suicidal thoughts, hence the goodbye letters written on his head, and doesn't want to be limited to or by those thoughts alone.

At least I'm kind of hoping that is what it is, because otherwise you most definitely ARE your thoughts and character.

I guess it is good art since it has made us think about this.
 
2014-01-10 05:07:08 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-01-10 05:08:37 PM

Ant: I am not my thoughts?
I am not my character?

If you're not either one of those things, WTF are you?


more than just a suicidal gamer...

/nope, didn't identify with both of those instantly... definitely not.
//also, you want people to be offended, put up the picture of the guy with "terrorist" on his forehead, out of context...  i'm sure there are many more like it.
///great project, especially if people are contributing essays to go with the images...
 
2014-01-10 05:13:36 PM
On phone, but yes. I'd like to see the essays the photographed people wrote to accompany the images. Especially the depressed person, the amputee, the Holocaust survivor, and the veteran. These were the most poignant images in the grouping in the vignette
 
2014-01-10 05:14:49 PM
i.imgur.com

"I am not a number, I am a free man!"
 
2014-01-10 05:16:15 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-10 05:19:16 PM

xanadian: "What I Be" is only offending my inner Grammar Nazi.  Everything else is copacetic.


If we assume that the author meant this in the AAVE sense, it actually has a distinct meaning. The construct is called the "habitual be," and is usually explained as expressing consistent habits. For example, if I showed you a picture of Elmo eating cookies and Cookie Monster sleeping, Elmo is eating cookies, but Cookie Monster be eating cookies (even though he isn't eating anything in that picture).

But the actual meaning can be a little broader than that. To some extent, it can also be used to designate the essential nature of something. I think that's the intended sentiment here. The mentally ill person apparently wrote a "goodbye letter" at some point, but you shouldn't say "he be trying to kill himself." "She be purging" does not describe the eating disorder sufferer. The RPG player has a character, but it's not right to say "he be in character." And so on, and so forth.
 
2014-01-10 05:23:43 PM

Millennium: Some people might read into this group of pictures an implication that the issues being dealt with are somehow equal. If one assumes this reading, then it makes sense why some might take umbrage at lumping the Vietnam veteran with the transwoman, or the Muslim (Sikh-mistaken-for-Muslim?) with the suicidal person, or the Holocaust survivor with the eating disorder sufferer, or the RPG player with any of the others.


i'd go with the guy using "what i be" specifically because the point is saying the pictures represent "what i am" IS incorrect.  as far as your comment, given that this was a sampling, the "portraying situations as equal" is rather unfair...  it sounded like the unifying theme was simply people opening up about their deepest secrets, deepest pain, deepest frustrations, things people feel ashamed of, things people feel judged for, inadequacies, etc... maybe pointing out things like "even though YOU are pretty sure the thunder-thighs girl doesn't have anything of the sort, SHE doesn't believe you"

it's definitely an interesting concept, and i'd agree that as it does convey a very strong message about the human condition, and (should) make you think more about the people around you every day, it can qualify as "art", or at least somewhere in the "art&literature" spectrum if you include the essays.
 
2014-01-10 05:25:39 PM
i.huffpost.com

Michael Franti?
 
2014-01-10 05:26:07 PM

Millennium: Cookie Monster be eating cookies

all up in this biatch...

/sorry.
 
2014-01-10 05:28:13 PM

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?


according to the project website, yes.
 
2014-01-10 05:37:20 PM
www.mardecortesbaja.com
I am not a victim.
 
2014-01-10 05:51:04 PM
eczemaman.files.wordpress.com

I AM NOT AN ANIMAL!
 
2014-01-10 05:56:30 PM

bhcompy: [blogs.westword.com image 850x566]

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn


That looks amazing! It's missing Odin wielding Gungnir though.
 
2014-01-10 06:08:45 PM
Ok, i know it's not right, but i larfed at the "terrorist" guy, though i can see his point.
 
2014-01-10 06:10:00 PM
I am not a racist
...even though I'm a middle-aged middle-class suburban white man
 
2014-01-10 06:26:52 PM

i1.cpcache.com

I am not my resumé

 
2014-01-10 06:27:31 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, i know it's not right, but i larfed at the "terrorist" guy, though i can see his point.


Especially as those who see terrorist will not know he's a Sikh not a Muslim
 
2014-01-10 06:34:19 PM
I am not responsible.

There.
 
2014-01-10 06:36:50 PM

jamspoon: Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, i know it's not right, but i larfed at the "terrorist" guy, though i can see his point.

Especially as those who see terrorist will not know he's a Sikh not a Muslim


Buddy Cianci found this out the hard way on September 12, 2001.

Stuff like that happens a lot, actually.  Hell, my friend saw the inside of a barrel of an FBI rifle the day they caught Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because someone thought he looked like him during that time when they thought he was on the run.
 
2014-01-10 07:04:22 PM
i.huffpost.com

Is this Shia LaBeouf?
 
2014-01-10 07:19:12 PM

Ant: I am not my thoughts?
I am not my character?
If you're not either one of those things, WTF are you?


I am not responsible for my own actions.
 
2014-01-10 07:26:19 PM

ransack.: [i.huffpost.com image 300x199]

Is this Shia LaBeouf?


i was thinking more Parker Schnabel from Gold Rush.
 
2014-01-10 07:27:05 PM
Headline is redundant.
 
2014-01-10 07:34:10 PM
The guy with the amputation is an amazing tattoo artist! He's ones on both my husband and I. I know people get a little jittery getting inked by a guy with one arm but he his fantastic. The essay he wrote for this was really inspiring.
 
2014-01-10 07:43:03 PM

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8y1HFzNE-4
 
2014-01-10 07:49:10 PM

meow said the dog: One of these things has not the same likeness as the others who have the picturement. One of these things does not supply the belonging.


You know, I'm teaching myself German (*trying* to teach myself German, I should say), and I've gotten pretty good at reading it, but your stuff still puzzles me sometimes.

Keep up the good work!
 
2014-01-10 07:51:04 PM

bhcompy: [blogs.westword.com image 850x566]

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn


I don't know what that is, but I'm offended by the horse's ribs showing.
 
2014-01-10 08:04:35 PM

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?


I'm confused by the "The Child Nobody Wanted" guy. Obviously, if you were adopted, your adoptive parents wanted you. Your birth parents might not have wanted you (who knows the circumstances that made keeping you impossible for them), but your adoptive parents obviously did or they wouldn't have adopted you. So, the "Nobody" bit is completely untrue.

In fact, you might consider yourself even MORE wanted, because your adoptive parents saw what you looked like, maybe even got to know you, and STILL wanted to adopt you. Birth parents don't get that luxury.
 
2014-01-10 08:35:33 PM
Oh, and for the record, I'd give the redhead reasons to be okay with her body, if you know what I mean.... ;)
 
2014-01-10 08:48:09 PM
Some of the people art pretty cool, especially the little old lady.  The "artist" is a schmuck.

Fark post-modernism.  Lame, simpering cult of the victim.

/But I don't always pass the sociopath screening tests, and I am good with this.
 
2014-01-10 08:50:46 PM
I'm not offended, but I'm kind of bored by it. Art, meh.
 
2014-01-10 09:01:20 PM
Dangit someone else beat me and used the word "lame."
 
2014-01-10 09:17:17 PM

walktoanarcade: Dangit someone else beat me and used the word "lame."


Sorry,  brah.  No hard feelings?
 
2014-01-10 09:20:24 PM
/Project's page doesn't mention "Art".


Welcome to Fark's Arts Discussion Club


2.bp.blogspot.com


 a

 
2014-01-10 09:42:43 PM

James10952001: I'm not offended, but I'm kind of bored by it. Art, meh.


i went roaming for a bit on the actual project website...  all things considered it seems more a sociology project than an art project, aside from the pictures providing a contrast... what's written on them is what THEY see in the dark places, but the portrait shows so much more in full color...  and i say sociology/psychology (whichever is more appropriate i guess) because it does seem to be about encouraging people to confront/open up about/let go of/etc. the stuff they've got stuffed away somewhere.  that's why the essays are such a bonus to the pictures... i'm guessing a lot of these people are taking a first step by doing this, which hopefully will end up with them beating their insecurities...
 
2014-01-10 09:44:50 PM

silvervial: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?

I'm confused by the "The Child Nobody Wanted" guy. Obviously, if you were adopted, your adoptive parents wanted you. Your birth parents might not have wanted you (who knows the circumstances that made keeping you impossible for them), but your adoptive parents obviously did or they wouldn't have adopted you. So, the "Nobody" bit is completely untrue.

In fact, you might consider yourself even MORE wanted, because your adoptive parents saw what you looked like, maybe even got to know you, and STILL wanted to adopt you. Birth parents don't get that luxury.


I think that's the point, at least with some of these: that our own perceptions (especially negative ones) are often irrational. He FEELS like nobody wants him because the two who should most want him gave him up. It's not even, necessarily, that THEY didn't want him. It just feels like they didn't. In his case, his mom gave him up because she was afraid her white family wouldn't accept him because he's mixed race. It turns out that he turned out ok dr
 
2014-01-10 09:53:27 PM

LewDux: /Project's page doesn't mention "Art".


Welcome to Fark's Arts Discussion Club
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x319]
 a


Franzetta?  He's awesome!
 
2014-01-10 10:35:25 PM
Dear old lady with "Hitler" on your middle finger,

I love you so very, very much and wish I could be your grandson. I would write, visit on holidays, and wear your presents, because you are so incredibly cool.
 
2014-01-10 10:47:58 PM

James10952001: I'm not offended, but I'm kind of bored by it. Art, meh.


That's not art. That's an after school special...only, more so.

/I wanna see one with the artist: "I am not my lack of moral imagination."
 
2014-01-10 10:55:19 PM
granitegrok.com

I am not Herbert
 
2014-01-10 11:08:35 PM
I assumed more people would find the "murderer/I am not my abortion" picture and story provocative.
 
2014-01-11 01:51:41 AM

wellreadneck: I assumed more people would find the "murderer/I am not my abortion" picture and story provocative.


Of course not, the baby died when she aborted it and she's still alive.
 
2014-01-11 02:04:10 AM
I'm more amazed we didn't get any "AND YOU'RE STILL A MAN!" bullcrap.
 
2014-01-11 02:23:31 AM

grumpfuff: I'm more amazed we didn't get any "AND YOU'RE STILL A MAN!" bullcrap.


Progress. Slowly but surely. :)
 
2014-01-11 03:05:41 AM

silvervial: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?

I'm confused by the "The Child Nobody Wanted" guy. Obviously, if you were adopted, your adoptive parents wanted you. Your birth parents might not have wanted you (who knows the circumstances that made keeping you impossible for them), but your adoptive parents obviously did or they wouldn't have adopted you. So, the "Nobody" bit is completely untrue.

In fact, you might consider yourself even MORE wanted, because your adoptive parents saw what you looked like, maybe even got to know you, and STILL wanted to adopt you. Birth parents don't get that luxury.


I had the same initial reaction as you. But maybe it's from a sheltered perspective.

Not all kids who are adopted are "put up" for adoption, smooth and simple. Plenty of drugged out or mentally ill people keep their kids despite being resentful, unloving, and openly hostile to them. When social services takes a kid from parents who are either unable or unwilling to provide care, their first step is to search among relatives for someone who can take the child in. Suppose that the child is old enough to remember that process, their case worker going door to door among aunts and uncles. Nobody is interested, or nobody is able. Then it's foster care, maybe for years, then adoption outside of the family. Hopefully it works out the first time. Often it doesn't, for a variety of reasons. In a case like that, even if the child IS adopted they will always carry with them that experience of being the child nobody wanted. Being wanted and welcomed later isn't going to erase those years.
 
2014-01-11 03:15:58 AM
NaCSB (& slightly off topic): My Husband was 5 years old when his aunt gave up her 2-1/2 year old daughter in a closed adoption to strangers. The aunt had gotten a divorce earlier that year. One weekend she went to her parents and said, "Do you want this kid?" and they said, "No, you raise her, she's yours." not thinking much of it. The next weekend... no more kid. *Poof.* Gone. All legal and irrevocable. It was/is a pretty close extended family, so he had played with her and everything. That event scared the CRAP out of him.
 
2014-01-11 09:20:47 AM

E5bie: NaCSB (& slightly off topic): My Husband was 5 years old when his aunt gave up her 2-1/2 year old daughter in a closed adoption to strangers. The aunt had gotten a divorce earlier that year. One weekend she went to her parents and said, "Do you want this kid?" and they said, "No, you raise her, she's yours." not thinking much of it. The next weekend... no more kid. *Poof.* Gone. All legal and irrevocable. It was/is a pretty close extended family, so he had played with her and everything. That event scared the CRAP out of him.


I bet he listened to his parents after that!
 
2014-01-11 09:37:28 AM
Way too obvious and way too been done many time.  I am pretty sure there are some commercials that have done this.  Why is the mediocre getting so much advertising as brilliant?
 
2014-01-11 10:12:46 AM
That is definitely Shia LaBeouf in the Even Stevens era. That explains the label. And the "character" thing. I know Shia when I see him. I don't care if nobody backs me up. It's Shia. I see you, Shia! Nobody else on the internet recognizes you! But I do!

This also means this project has been going on for over a decade.
 
2014-01-11 10:14:21 AM
OR... they shopped that onto Shia's hand from an old publicity photo and this whole thing is a scam.

SHIA IS THE KEY
 
2014-01-11 01:00:43 PM

tennyson: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]
"I am not my character"

Uh... yes you are. You ARE a dork. Get used to it.

Eventually, you'll get out of high school and being a dork won't be quite so big an issue. You'll even find girls who like you despite (or maybe even because of) being a dork. You'll gradually find ways to be a bit less awkward, but you're always going to feel like a dork. It's who you are.


....and you're gonna make a shiat-ton more money than those douchebags who end up as "contractors." But hey, at least they have a big ol truck to make them feel better.
Dorks rule.
 
2014-01-11 02:42:28 PM

silvervial: bhcompy: [blogs.westword.com image 850x566]

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn

I don't know what that is, but I'm offended by the horse's ribs showing.


Public art guarding the entrance to Denver International Airport.  It killed its creator when it was finished by crushing him.
 
2014-01-11 04:05:14 PM
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