a nut, in a nutshell

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  1. mfhfffmff owey I just bit my tongue

    Comment by geezerette — November 14, 2012 @ 7:39 am

  2. 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.

    Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 14, 2012 @ 8:06 am

  3. They can eat elephant dung Madonna and drink Piss Christ.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 14, 2012 @ 8:08 am

  4. Artists should starve. It improves their output.

    Comment by mojo — November 14, 2012 @ 8:13 am

  5. 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.

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — November 14, 2012 @ 8:33 am

  6. Darn. I flushed it just before I saw this.

    Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — November 14, 2012 @ 8:48 am

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

    Comment by rickn8or — November 14, 2012 @ 9:48 am

  8. 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

    Comment by Wollf — November 14, 2012 @ 10:34 am

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

    Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 14, 2012 @ 11:23 am

  10. 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.

    Comment by JO — November 14, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  11. 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.

    Comment by apotheosis — November 14, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

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

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 14, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

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

    Comment by MCPO — November 14, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

  14. Eat hope and shit change, lady.

    Comment by PeggyU — November 14, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

  15. Produce art that people want.

    They will give you money for it.

    You can buy food with that money.

    Problem solved.

    Comment by Sigivald — November 14, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

  16. 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.

    Comment by Paul Moore — November 14, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

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

    Comment by ZZMike — November 14, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

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

    You’re welcome.

    Comment by Steve Skubinna — November 14, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  19. Art?
    You want art?
    I gotcher art rahcheer!

    Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 14, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

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

    Comment by Fat Baxter — November 14, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

  21. If I can do it, it’s not art.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — November 15, 2012 @ 1:03 am

  22. 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!!!!!!

    Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 15, 2012 @ 4:09 am

  23. Funhouse mirror, I’m thinking.

    Comment by SteveHGraham — November 15, 2012 @ 7:58 am

  24. 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.

    Comment by ZZMike — November 15, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

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