The world we've made. Sawwy 4 Lawng Poast.. Why is the first one implying knowledge is bad? The world is not as black and white as these artists make it out to be, it's more complicated than they, or anyo i Love You
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#50 - kingpongthedon ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
Any dude who can figure out how to grow a tree so that it forms a fully functional hot tub is a genius and deserves all the money.
#139 - waffies ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
#32 - sanbichemabob (05/08/2013) [-]
the hasmat suit plant watering picture reminded me of this
the hasmat suit plant watering picture reminded me of this
#53 to #32 - bromosexual (05/08/2013) [-]
with the paralytic dreams that we all seem to keep
Drive our engines till they weep
rain is falling like rhinestones from the sky

God dammit I love Gorillaz
User avatar #130 to #53 - samxdaxman (05/09/2013) [-]
Plastic Beach was a badass album. Not as good as Demon Days, IMO, but a badass album nonetheless.
User avatar #152 to #130 - bromosexual (05/09/2013) [-]
I felt as if some of the stuff on there like "white flag" and "sweepstakes" was really lazy and didn't add much to the album, all the stuff that didn't involve other artists was good though (Except for "Welcome to the world of the plastic beach")
#1 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
i've seen some of these before, there's some more out there that are more politically charged too. i have to say that while i agree with a lot of these, it kind of irks me that it comes from these artists that think they're doing their part to fix the problems by making a painting. actually go out there and ******* do something about it. it's easy to be critical about the way things are. having an affirmative plan for the future is much more difficult, and it's where all the hard work comes in. the idea that the people in power could just change all these problems "if you could only get them to see the light" is such ******** , if poverty could easily be solved it would be. they're good drawings, i just don't like the holier than thou attitude i get from them. who knows maybe the dude who makes these gives most of his money to charity. but i have a sneeking suspicion he has an ipad and drinks starbucks.
User avatar #3 to #1 - banditowolf (05/08/2013) [-]
I was going to reply to your house sign in thing who
User avatar #4 to #3 - banditowolf (05/08/2013) [-]
this translates as "I was going to reply sensibly to your post, but now I'm using this speech recognition feature"
User avatar #25 to #1 - lizardnigger (05/08/2013) [-]
I thumbed you because I'm against poverty
User avatar #67 to #1 - friendlysaboteur (05/08/2013) [-]
All the people that actually do try to do something are branded terrorists or extremists, and what is there to do when you can't pull enough people into action? How do you know this guy isn't a part time Earth Liberation Front activist? Edward Abbey was just a bookwriter!?! Why didn't he help the environment?! Well, he did, He published many books about monkeywrenchers and even helped co edit a book called Ecodefense, which helps people understand what tools they need and how to take down most industrial equipment. I'm just saying one should judge by their front, although you are right there are many people like that..
#88 to #67 - garrtron (05/09/2013) [-]
So, a guy who is lucky enough to live in a highly industrialized society goes on to publish books' written on paper made from trees, about how to commit minor acts of terrorism against industrialization. And then you, another beneficiary of industrialization, try to glorify him on the internet with is powered by electricity that is generated by burning coal.
User avatar #97 to #88 - friendlysaboteur (05/09/2013) [-]
We live in time's where there are many tools around us to use to our benefit to help support a cause, although it may seem hypocritical to the cause one supports. But in this day of age, you won't be pulling people's attention by living in the woods, off the land, and shouting "death to the system" sitting on the sidewalk of cities you happen to drift through.. IF I hear you correct, that's what you probably expect me to do. I don't like how things have gotten, but I'm not going to stand aside and not use technology to my benefit, if it happens to help destroy it as well.
#159 to #97 - garrtron (05/09/2013) [-]
you're basically an IRL Britta Perry. Go somewhere else.
User avatar #85 to #1 - rhetoricalfunny (05/09/2013) [-]
Not everyone is capable of taking that kind of stand. We don't all have it in us. So we do what we can. It may not be enough. **** it may never be enough. But there will always be people trying.

Always.
User avatar #98 to #1 - lolzordz (05/09/2013) [-]
hes trying to at least motivate people with his art
#94 to #1 - Rascal (05/09/2013) [-]
Forgot to log in.
#6 to #1 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
You are both right and wrong.
The morons of this world are organized, and they are way to many for us smart people to even dent their way of living.
Which is indirectly proven by the matter of fact that there still are no change being done right now.
Now, time is still the best weapon us intelligent people got.
And by adding many, but small improvements to humanity's general intellect, the smartest of us WILL enforce a positive change in the future.
Sad it can only be done this slowly.
#8 to #6 - garrtron (05/08/2013) [-]
"us intelligent people" you mean guys posting anonymously on FJ?
#18 to #1 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
Well, I think they are accomplishing one important thing with these paintings - getting other people to notice and realize the "problems" the paintings are pointing out to. I would call this "doing something about it" too actually.
#42 to #1 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
I think raising and spreading awareness of this cause is more than he could ever do himself, this way he can get a lot of people to change their ways and do something rather than one guy.
And who's to say he didn't go out there and help
#7 - karmakoala (05/08/2013) [-]
Why is the first one implying knowledge is bad? The world is not as black and white as these artists make it out to be, it's more 			*******		 complicated than they, or anyone, else can express through these whiney drawings about 'the corporations'.
Why is the first one implying knowledge is bad? The world is not as black and white as these artists make it out to be, it's more ******* complicated than they, or anyone, else can express through these whiney drawings about 'the corporations'.

#10 to #7 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
And sure, no artist can capture the world in a picture, but I don't see why that means they can't capture new and interesting perspectives
#13 to #7 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
It was a bad way to present it, but make no mistake, the standard education system is useless.
#14 to #13 - karmakoala (05/08/2013) [-]
That's because no one reads
User avatar #21 to #14 - Lilstow ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
the problem is that america values test taking ability over actual intelligence.
User avatar #36 to #21 - smittywrbmnjnsn (05/08/2013) [-]
Also, America values idling stamina over advancement capabilities.
A student that understands algebra in second grade, will not be able to force himself to do simplistic homework as much as a kid that can't. So, the kid that knows what he is doing, will come out with a lower grade than the kid that still doesn't understand, but does his homework like a good little slave.
User avatar #72 to #36 - popkornking (05/08/2013) [-]
What do you mean the kid who knows what he's doing will come out with a lower grade?
User avatar #83 to #72 - smittywrbmnjnsn (05/09/2013) [-]
Let's make an analogy.
Say you're in a class, to learn how to tie your shoes.
Now, YOU know how to tie your shoes already, but everyone else is just learning.
Your homework and classwork can be summed up as "tying and untying your shoes 100 times".
Now, those who are just learning, will need this. They'll do it slowly at first, then pick up speed, and value the practice.
YOU on the other hand, now must PROVE you know how to tie your shoes, by tying and untying them 100 times? Why?
You're not going to do that. So you get a lower grade, because you knew what you were doing from the beginning, and they don't grade you on understanding...they grade you on your ability to do their busy work.
User avatar #86 to #83 - popkornking (05/09/2013) [-]
Oh, I'm glad my schooling wasn't like that, I usually figured out things before many of my classmates and so I just didn't do any home work :P
User avatar #87 to #86 - smittywrbmnjnsn (05/09/2013) [-]
Right.
And you were graded on the homework you didn't do?
User avatar #89 to #87 - popkornking (05/09/2013) [-]
Only the kids who didn't do well got homework checks, I wasn't penalized in any way
User avatar #47 to #7 - helenwheels (05/08/2013) [-]
If you are forced to learn in a way your mind does not respond to you will live through your life believing knowledge is bad.
User avatar #121 to #7 - zorororonoa (05/09/2013) [-]
It is more referring to the fact that our education system today is all about score. Retaining knowledge doesn't matter as long as you get an a on that test.
#126 to #7 - Rascal (05/09/2013) [-]
the artist may be traying to imply that the great majority of people are inprisoned by our society beloved "knowledge", when this poeple could be living theyr lifes
#9 to #7 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
How do you know it's a book about knowledge?

Twilight was a book and not many people learned much from it

It's more of a comment on how people will bury themselves in something from various pressure. The contraption is holding the man's head down so he can't see anything except for whatever is written on the page.
#80 to #9 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
l2context
User avatar #102 to #7 - rainbowrush (05/09/2013) [-]
You don't learn anything in school anymore, you replicate it. Score is all that matters.
User avatar #81 to #7 - rhetoricalfunny (05/09/2013) [-]
It's not implying knowledge is bad. It's implying we're not defining knowledge properly.

I have learned much in school. But I have also learned so much useless **** , (Not math, that **** helps) I was never taught to think critically, or even think for myself, not in school at least.
User avatar #100 to #81 - CupcakeMaster (05/09/2013) [-]
I was never taught how to properly format a resume.
User avatar #35 to #7 - smittywrbmnjnsn (05/08/2013) [-]
It's saying this:
We push our kids to learn too much, so they can't absorb anything.
The kid can't read the book, even if he wanted to, because his head is being pushed too hard.
#142 - swedishassassin (05/09/2013) [-]
Can I just be a critic and say that these paintings are horribly one-dimensional, with no real wit to them.

They're just not at all that clever. They don't do anymore than state one thing at a time, which can usually be said in less than 4 words. Politicians talk **** , for example. There is no ability for the viewer to argue anything else than that.

Please don't take this as me just being snooty. I just am used to paintings that have far more than just one meaning to it.
User avatar #148 to #142 - iamkagji (05/09/2013) [-]
It's better than the usual political art with the convoluted metaphors that nobody understands.
User avatar #160 to #148 - swedishassassin (05/09/2013) [-]
Oh, I get your point too, but there is a fine balance in-between a guy sucking himself off for some sort of convoluted metaphor and in your face picture that gives no room for interpretation.
#49 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
I like the trenches one. As opposed to rest, kind of inspirational.
#48 - ogloko (05/08/2013) [-]
put down the brush, and actually go out and help a real person. we need less talkers, more doers.
#57 to #48 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
says the one talking rather than doing
#59 to #57 - ogloko (05/08/2013) [-]
i spent 100's of hours volunteering in high school. in college i have less time but i still volunteered at the juvenile prison in my state.
#64 to #59 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
Yea, I serve at the homeless shelter 28 hours a day


see, I can make **** up too
#68 to #64 - ogloko (05/08/2013) [-]
didnt make it up, think what ever you want anon. im a doer, youre a ****** whiner
#71 to #68 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
Whatever makes you feel special bub
User avatar #92 to #71 - faridahmalik (05/09/2013) [-]
My high school actually makes it mandatory to do 100 hours of community service. You can't graduate without it. Multiply that time 130 students, and I would say we make a bit of difference.
User avatar #105 to #92 - zorororonoa (05/09/2013) [-]
My high school did that too. Nice to see another private schooler
User avatar #109 to #105 - faridahmalik (05/09/2013) [-]
It's not a private school, actually, it's a special public school, that operates similar to a charter school. You need to login to view this link , if you're interested.
User avatar #117 to #109 - zorororonoa (05/09/2013) [-]
Oh, my bad. Usually 130 students is public/charter school range. Anyway, nice to see someone else who went to a school with that policy
#108 - pvtdancer (05/09/2013) [-]
I have a few captions

>FaceBook
>Face desk, because face palm was not enough
+4
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#46 - Rascal (05/08/2013) [-]
I agree with osimonmagus. The world is becoming too god damn liberal and consumers are becoming much more common then producers are these days. We can't help everyone and when we do, we wind up hurting ourselves and pissing others off. Isolationism is the best.
User avatar #2 - mechanichore (05/08/2013) [-]
Right in the ******* feels, man.
#93 to #2 - seanislesir (05/09/2013) [-]
it strikes you right there.... in the ******* feels
User avatar #107 - nightmaren (05/09/2013) [-]
lole so deep
User avatar #20 - Lilstow ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
User avatar #78 to #20 - Survivalist (05/08/2013) [-]
Thanks man, was having a bad day, made me feel better
User avatar #84 - furrymammal (05/09/2013) [-]
damn depressing, but smart
#133 - Rascal (05/09/2013) [-]
Things are changing, tho.
User avatar #106 - babbylicious (05/09/2013) [-]
Damned Hippies
User avatar #73 - vegetatheprince (05/08/2013) [-]
I don't get the vase and museum one
#29 - infinitereaper (05/08/2013) [-]
People will live in ignorance, expecting a great human being to do the work but will quickly destroy anyone willing to make the sacrifice. Such is humanity. It's a delusion I tell you: In real life, its the bad guys who win.   
   
Some powerful images. And deep meaning. Too bad no one really gives a 			****		. Too bad things are just going to degenerate while everyone makes the excuses and hypocritical statements. There is irony here, and truth forgotten.
People will live in ignorance, expecting a great human being to do the work but will quickly destroy anyone willing to make the sacrifice. Such is humanity. It's a delusion I tell you: In real life, its the bad guys who win.

Some powerful images. And deep meaning. Too bad no one really gives a **** . Too bad things are just going to degenerate while everyone makes the excuses and hypocritical statements. There is irony here, and truth forgotten.
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