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(Huffington Post)   Dirty liberal hippie artist creates "art" project guaranteed to offend everyone   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 34
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2014-01-10 03:25:29 PM  
7 votes:
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 12:40:11 PM  
5 votes:
I like the Hitler one.
2014-01-10 09:44:50 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:28:43 PM  
3 votes:
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 05:28:13 PM  
2 votes:

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

Michael Franti?


according to the project website, yes.
2014-01-10 03:53:24 PM  
2 votes:
Any way to avoid the politics and/or offensiveness thing altogether and just think it's lazy, boring excuse for "art"?
2014-01-10 03:31:57 PM  
2 votes:
I am not the droid you are looking for.
www.wonderlandblog.com
2014-01-10 03:30:59 PM  
2 votes:
I am not a jelly donut.

media.nbclosangeles.com
Ant
2014-01-10 03:27:34 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:25:02 PM  
2 votes:
blogs.westword.com

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn
2014-01-10 01:38:03 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-01-11 03:15:58 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-01-10 09:42:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:43:03 PM  
1 votes:

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

Michael Franti?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8y1HFzNE-4
2014-01-10 05:51:04 PM  
1 votes:
eczemaman.files.wordpress.com

I AM NOT AN ANIMAL!
2014-01-10 05:25:39 PM  
1 votes:
i.huffpost.com

Michael Franti?
2014-01-10 05:14:49 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

"I am not a number, I am a free man!"
2014-01-10 05:03:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:23:23 PM  
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2014-01-10 04:18:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:56:45 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:45:44 PM  
1 votes:
faculty.tcc.edu

I am not a crook!
2014-01-10 03:45:35 PM  
1 votes:
"I am not my thoughts."

Actually that's exactly what you are.
2014-01-10 03:44:43 PM  
1 votes:
content8.flixster.com

Did not have sex with that woman.
2014-01-10 03:41:59 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:37:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:36:44 PM  
1 votes:
I am not my birthplace.

/Sacramento, California
2014-01-10 03:32:59 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:25:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:25:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:46:13 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:24:25 PM  
1 votes:
Interesting concept, but it's nothing really "new"
2014-01-10 02:19:24 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:48:47 PM  
1 votes:
You know who else was offended?   Hitler.
 
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