a nut, in a nutshell

The eminently readable David Thompson shares a window into the psychology of the people currently in line to inherit the remains of a once great nation.

I’m sure we can come up with SOMETHING for this poor soul to eat.

24 Comments!

  1. geezerette
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:39 am |

    mfhfffmff owey I just bit my tongue

  2. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:06 am |

    Take the cross out of the glass and drink up.

    Hey, I was once an occasional beachcomber. You know, a laborer of the soul and a maintainer of nature and a watcher-outer for invasion fleets. Should’a been able to make a good livin’ doin’ that.

  3. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:08 am |

    They can eat elephant dung Madonna and drink Piss Christ.

  4. mojo
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:13 am |

    Artists should starve. It improves their output.

  5. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:33 am |

    She [she?] claims to be a “mirror of ” meeeeeeeeeeeee.

    Therefore she will have meterial for her “woooork” in whatever I throw at her. Like some nice soft sticky tofu? followed by bits of carrot, some arugula, old tomatoes and road apples.

  6. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:48 am |

    Darn. I flushed it just before I saw this.

  7. rickn8or
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:48 am |

    A government-supported artist is nothing but an incompetent whore.”
    — Robert Heinlein, speaking as Lazarus Long

  8. Posted November 14, 2012 at 10:34 am |

    The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.
    -George Bernard Shaw

    You know…. a Socialist

  9. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 11:23 am |

    Is there a gov’t subsidy for pet origami boulders?

  10. JO
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 11:51 am |

    I am a musical artist of sorts…I help finance my retirement by playing the didgeridoo (yes it’s weird, but someone has to do it). I work my butt off playing on the streets of a north Florida tourist area for tips, give lessons, play, make and sell didgeridoos at Farmers Markets and craft shows and backup local musicians when I can. I know a lot of visual artists, painters, sculptors, etc, that work the streets, give lessons and do markets to make a living off their work so if an artist cannot be self-supporting there is no excuse except laziness or perhaps creating such a poor product that nobody wants it.

  11. apotheosis
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm |

    I have nothing to add, other than that didgeridoo music is cool.

    A friend got me listening to Richard Walley a few years back and it’s great music to work by.

  12. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm |

    didgeridooin’s hard. Congrats…there’s a saying about doing what you love for work :)

  13. MCPO
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

    If she wasn’t such a syphilitic-ridden commie douche, I’d tell her to eat me.

  14. PeggyU
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm |

    Eat hope and shit change, lady.

  15. Sigivald
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm |

    Produce art that people want.

    They will give you money for it.

    You can buy food with that money.

    Problem solved.

  16. Paul Moore
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm |

    I discovered years ago that there are many mute, inglorious Miltons out there. I have heard amazing singers at camp sing a longs, read great novels found in bargain bins, seen mind blowing paintings in art fair kiosks. Fame and fortune are a crapshoot, and there are a lot of players.

  17. ZZMike
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm |

    JO (#10): Good on ya, mate!

  18. Steve Skubinna
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm |

    Produce something of value that a purchaser will compensate you for.

    You’re welcome.

  19. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm |

    Art?
    You want art?
    I gotcher art rahcheer!

  20. Fat Baxter
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm |

    If she gets really desperate, she can cut off an ear. Kinda chewy, I imagine. I *think* they grow back; I’m not sure.

  21. Posted November 15, 2012 at 1:03 am |

    If I can do it, it’s not art.

  22. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 4:09 am |

    Become the 21st century Norman Rockwell. Paint a thankgiving dinner scene of grandma serving Turkey TV dinners, beer and everyone at the table w a cellphone in their ears. Every one at the table wearing a hoodie. A window in the background w cracked bullet holes and outside a whore bending over in a car window of a Democrat senator………..

    And paint it all on velvet!!!!!!

  23. SteveHGraham
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 7:58 am |

    Funhouse mirror, I’m thinking.

  24. ZZMike
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm |

    WaitaMinnit!!! I’m a artist!! Maybe even a artiste!!!!

    I work real hard making artistic piles of Stuff! And I even won a Prize!!

    So people should give me money, or food, or a house to live in, so I can keep being a artist.