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Something to keep in mind

Post by jadewombat » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:57 am

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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:29 am

Wrong.
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Re: Something to keep in mind

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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by jadewombat » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:25 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:Wrong.
I never thought of Simon Garfunkel as a "dumb fuck." Always seemed like a pretty intelligent guy to me.

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Post by ygmir » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:42 am

jadewombat wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:Wrong.
I never thought of Simon Garfunkel as a "dumb fuck." Always seemed like a pretty intelligent guy to me.
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:53 am

i calls them as i sees them...
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:06 pm

jadewombat wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:Wrong.
I never thought of Simon Garfunkel as a "dumb fuck." Always seemed like a pretty intelligent guy to me.
I think he was referring to Art Paul. :roll:
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by Eric » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:21 pm

I've moved this to the Open Forum, since it's not about a specific art piece for the 2014 event.
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by trilobyte » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:39 pm

Volunteering at a soup kitchen won't save the world, either. And neither will trolling message boards.

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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:59 pm

At the risk of feeding a Troll, or even being one.....
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I have found that of all the people I know, the ones making art are also the ones most likely to volunteer helping total strangers at a soup kitchen, fund raiser, or other activity.

I don't think my observation is an anomaly.
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:35 pm

Is the world in need of saving? Or does someone have a need to be a savior?

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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:45 pm

Apparently, we are not allowed to have any fun until the world has been saved.

makes me want to spill something nasty into the ocean...
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Apparently, we are not allowed to have any fun until the world has been saved.

makes me want to spill something nasty into the ocean...

The problem is, everyone has a different idea of what a saved world should be like. So, it can never actually be saved.

Continue having fun......Nothing to see here.
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Post by ZaphodBurner » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:18 am

FlyingMonkey wrote: The problem is, everyone has a different idea of what a saved world should be like. So, it can never actually be saved.
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Post by ygmir » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:22 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Apparently, we are not allowed to have any fun until the world has been saved.

makes me want to spill something nasty into the ocean...
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:51 am

ZaphodBurner wrote:
FlyingMonkey wrote: The problem is, everyone has a different idea of what a saved world should be like. So, it can never actually be saved.
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by ^Rhino! » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:00 pm

One person at a time.

One day at a time.

Make sure that the person you educate does the same for two others, and instruct them to tell them to educate two more.

Whether it's doing something unexpectedly generous or kind or even lifesaving, or simply living in tolerance of other fellow HUMAN BEINGS. TEACH others to do the same, and get them to TEACH what they have learned to others. With a little luck, hope, and a lot of work on your part, first the ones you love and hold dear will 'get it', then your friends and neighbors, and finally those folks that you don't know. It snowballs like an out-of-control Fibonacci sequence on steroids in its exponential pursuit of a better world.

There will always be those who resist it, those who belittle it, and those who oppose it. Keep trying. I always have. Have hope, not fear.

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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Wrong.

Take a look at http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/alfredo-jaar
Take a look at Ai Weiwei
Maya Linn
Take a look at Art Spiegelman
Innumerable filmmakers, musicians, playwrights. 12 Years a Slave just won best picture
Take a look at social practice art

Yes BM is a utopian temporary community love festival. So people rarely mount downer, critical or worldchanging art. But a huge number of artists are doing it, and they are changing the world.

So if you are just looking at BM art, suggest you expand your vision.
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Re: Something to keep in mind

Post by tamarakay » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:30 pm

I thought it was funny.
It is hard to hing about art when you are at base survival mode. But the need for self expression does seem to kick in quickly once you have a full tummy.
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