It's not that there are reams of crap on this site that gets me. As many people have pointed out, there is excellent stuff as well, of course in smaller quantities. It's to be expected - everybody can't be hot shit.
What disgusts me about the site is how the people who choose featured art talk about concepts. It usually sounds like a 10 year old trying to use big words that clearly have little or no relation to the art they refer to. The difference is that 10 year olds have been known to use language more precisely and to much more insightful ends.
That and the MySpace structure of the site create a garish atmosphere of clich駸, cliques, and a marketing tack consisting of a profound aversion to anything remotely resembling scholarly or professional opinion.
As an artist or designer it could be useful for exposure. But as I've watched this site fumble repeatedly over the years, the question becomes - is this the kind of exposure you really want?
Post-transformation Reverend Bruce Howard from Seattle public television.
He used to wear a suit and play with his puppy "buster" and had a pastel background, etc. Looked like your normal goofy public-access preacher.
recently he's totally changed into an ANGRY ZEN MASTER and semi-cult leader.
Hard to determine what his message really is, but the delivery is ASTOUNDING! He gives some answers that are quite enlightened and others he sounds like a schizophrenic.
I think he's become a sort-of mixed up shaman of some type ... quit taking his "medicine" and now he's semi-enlightened here & there, but is WAY unstable and unbalanced.
"Uh, this pure B.S. IF sex were such great exercise, the ENTIRE WORLD would be in great shape. They're not, because it isn't. Plain and simple." - Fingerlicking Mouthbreather
Reading comprehension and getting his sexual needs met are clearly not this guy's strong suits.
HINT: If it's not great exercise, you're doing it wrong.
As though having an emotionally distant father and sexual abuse makes people gay. A semi-abusive fantasy for homophobic parents to lay on their children.
Thumbs up for awareness of this borderline abusive "children's book."
It's even more funny that a few people think this is destructive, negative, or reflects badly on humanity. I get the feeling that these are the same people that act like assholes and are likely to get pranked in this manner.
Ha ha! Watch your back assholes!
A fairly random yet entertaining collection of "Journal Entries"
This badger is gangsta.
I can feel my spatial intelligence increasing rapidly as my productivity sinks to dangerous levels.
Currently stuck at level 17.
I especially like the little exclamation point made of blood in the upper right...
I have one of their vacuum flasks and have used it just about daily for six months.
No complaints whatsoever. I even dropped it on concrete a few times.
Pencil copyist is more accurate.
I can render with pencils just as well, but I use my own photos. This is lame.
If I find the people who hold the copyrights to some of those images I'm going to direct them there. The fact that Duey is claiming copyright at the bottom of the site makes this illegal.
But before it's illegal, it's just shameful that he's essentially stealing images that other people put a lot of work into.
Ha ha, homophobes get owned. Sure, they look foolish enough without cutting satire, but this was dead on accurate.
I especially like how the conservative response to this comes up impotent as hell. HA HA!