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Why my involvement with found_objects is limited
An image of a stack of porn mags with the statement, "I found these at work" is thought to be the height of hilarity.

A defaced sign that went from Mill Cafe to Milf Cafe is also thought terribly clever. There's no indication that the poster didn't draw in the horizonal lines to form the head f herself.

I post a pic of an unmodified "Hot Long Peppers" sign in the Whole Foods produce section, and am greeted with a chorus of "I don't get it" and "Is there art happening here?" not to mention someone who, though notably silent on the other items mentioned, took it upon himself to toss out a Beavis/Butthead crack in response to the shot.

"Hot Long Peppers" is arguably representative of that peculiar aspect of my sense of humor that still enjoys the occasional fart joke, and that in mind, I'd have a hard time justifying it as art. Despite this, it was a rare submission (for me) of a type that has clear precedent in the community, and one that was entirely unaltered and pictured in its original context. True to form with found objects, it will either speak to you or not, and no, I don't care to explain it or justify it further.

I should probably not worry about it and leave them to their "I found a fish on the beach" and "I found beads under my bed" posts.
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: August 29th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, i gave up on them despite the great concept.
komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I stopped listing them directly on my flist during the period when there was a spate of "I found my dog wearing sunglasses!" posts. While these are prohibited now under the community rules, the improvement is minor.

Most of my submissions have been ephemera, but I'm considering phasing out involvement altogether. I should be focusing on 7shots anyway.
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: August 29th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found them to be, nearly universally, completely retarded. Found objects, to my mind, is about locating really cool stuff. To them it's an opportunity to engage in high-handed ass-hattery. Form your own group and fuckem.
komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
You mean, a Mario stencil on a tank isn't really cool stuff?
watchamacallit From: watchamacallit Date: August 29th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you know cell phone stores ruin neighborhoods?
komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've been reading ron's rants again, haven't you?

It's a shame. I remember when davis_square was mostly useful information.
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komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
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sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: August 29th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I realize you're irritated and blowing off a little steam here, and I fully sympathize....but, man, your tone (or what I imagine your tone to be) and the phrase "I found a fish on the beach" are so damn funny, I've got tears in my eyes here, from laughing so hard...
komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

I love it when you use Kaylee

Blowing off steam, yes, but mostly just amused at just how thoroughly the space is ruled by the "Unclear on the Concept" tribe. I give some leeway to the "I found a fish on the beach" girl since she's a first-time poster, but still... "I found a fish on the beach??"

Happy to serve.
starflow From: starflow Date: August 29th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude. What's up with asshat from Kansas City making the comment about the piece of paper (not technically a note, I might add)? I'm in agreement with my fellow commenters: fuck this group of idiots!

Hmmm, this is the second comment I've made today in which I sound somewhat volatile. I wonder what that's all about.
komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
There've actually been a couple of people after me to come over to found_notes since most of what I post tends to be ephemera of some sort or another. I guess I can see "notes to oneself" qualifying.

frederic From: frederic Date: August 29th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
"I found a fish on the beach"

Please put all references to dead things behind a cut tag! kthx!
komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
But it was ALIVE!

It was a wee ickle thing and when she felt its gills moving, she put it back in the surf.
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: August 29th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)


Your pepper shot (a) made me think of the jalapeños now yielding their essence into the homemade chili in my fridge, (b) helped me make a mental note to join my parents for Saturday Sausage & Peppers Night, and (c) fired my Whole Foods jones. Possibly b/c today's a Monday for me, I took 'em entirely at spicy face value.

However, to add a cock-rock dimension, "Hot Long Peppers" can be sung to the same four notes as "Cat Scratch Fever."
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: August 29th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

and as to that lj community . . .

am I missing something on the Rentokil Initial van picture?

Zuh? Context on aisle five??
From: aphorisic Date: August 29th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
You must stop reading LJ communities before you blow a gasket.

komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need more friends.

Will you be my friend?
cinemama From: cinemama Date: August 29th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was the day mipplet posted a photo of her ugly, goddamned nutcracker that got me to quit several years ago. (God! Have I really been on LJ that long?)
komos From: komos Date: August 29th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seems some people are taking issue with my posting ephemera there now.


And another ugh for mipplet. What the hell?
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