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Offline MH

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« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2018, 11:27:19 am »
   If people want to see superhero movies, leave them alone.

No.

Get.  Off.  Of.  My. 

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« Reply #61 on: May 22, 2018, 12:06:51 pm »
No.

Get.  Off.  Of.  My. 

Lawn.

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« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2018, 12:26:37 pm »
Is that you ?  Cute & happy couple...

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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2018, 12:31:21 pm »
Is that you ?  Cute & happy couple...

Yes, that's us.  The good news is that I'm pretty much who I say I am.  The bad news is that I'm pretty much who  I say I am.  ;D
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« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2018, 12:42:09 pm »
Are you camping ?  Crown Land ?  :D

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« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2018, 12:49:48 pm »
Are you camping ?  Crown Land ?  :D

We live on an acreage - 1.3 acres.  There's another acre of crown land running through a forested area behind us, then the Sturgeon River.  We've made trails through the forest and a flat area near the river for when we sled in the winter.  It's a lot of work, but it's nice and quiet.  And our neighbors are all wonderful.  Internet stinks out there though.
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« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2018, 01:19:25 pm »
I'm sure it's better than the internet in the desert.

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« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2018, 11:46:21 am »
Any artist who can't self-fund is going to have to create art that sells. This is a fact of life that has always been true and will be forever true in the future. In the past artists depended on wealthy patrons which might have eliminated the need to sell art to the masses but still required that art could be marketed to the patrons. Today artists have more options because they can reach wide audiences for little cost and have access to revenue streams such as YouTube ads. A world where artists create art that no one wants to buy is a pointless fantasy.
Not everything needs to nor should rely on economic markets. Art is one of those things.

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« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2018, 12:34:51 pm »
Not everything needs to nor should rely on economic markets. Art is one of those things.

Not solely. It's a proxy for popularity, and whatever that is worth.

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« Reply #69 on: May 24, 2018, 01:19:11 pm »
Not solely. It's a proxy for popularity, and whatever that is worth.
But what does popularity mean? ie, Does art need to be popular to be good?

Edit: Does art even need to be good or popular to be important

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« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2018, 06:39:01 am »
But what does popularity mean? ie, Does art need to be popular to be good?

Edit: Does art even need to be good or popular to be important

No.  Popular art is important though as is unpopular art.

Let me drift away:

Popular art ... true art ... to me is something that emerges suddenly when the popular mindset has been static for too long and is hungry for something better.  It doesn't happen often.  I am thinking of Bob Dylan, Easy Rider, Punk Rock and The Simpsons as examples. 

The popular arts of the times when these things arrived were so stale that the mainstream was willing to take in something radically different.

Unpopular art may repel the mainstream but if truthful it can influence the influencers.  I am thinking of The Velvet Underground, Eraserhead, Gram Parsons and Get A Life!  None of those things saw success of much import but grew into 'cult' status and were eventually cited as hugely influential.

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« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2018, 01:40:10 pm »
Popular art is important though as is unpopular art.

Where does Andy Warhol fit?

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« Reply #72 on: June 27, 2018, 12:05:31 am »
Josh Brolin reads Donald Trump tweets, in the voice of Thanos.

https://youtu.be/d853h-8rsPQ?t=9m42s

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« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2018, 09:07:54 pm »
"There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!"
  -Chris Evans, "Captain America".

"How many millions of us are indebted to this guy, none more so than me. The father of Marvel has made so many people so incredibly happy. What a life and what a thing to have achieved. Rest in peace Stan."
 -Tom Holland, "Spiderman".

"Stan Lee and Dr. Seuss and Ray Bradbury. Thatís where it begins and ends with me. To those of us who have been so deeply affected by the humanity of his imagination, the understanding of reaching beyond our potential and the necessity of tapping into our immeasurable imaginations, we thank you and are forever indebted. Rest In Peace Dear Stan. You made our time here a better one."
 -Josh Brolin, "Thanos".

Stan Lee brought joy to millions.  Bill Maher brings snark to some modest number of night-owls.   The line from Neil Gaiman-- acclaimed author of both comics and "books without pictures"-- sums it up pretty well.  "More people cared about Stan Leeís death than care about Bill Maher alive."



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