Glenn Campbell's tweet archive, searching for "art"

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1: 2018-04-14: Who killed Art Bell?
2: 2018-04-11: Stupid products manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility with superior quality control are still stupid products.
3: 2018-03-08: This article isn’t helping me with my caffeine issues.
4: 2018-02-17: The artificially intelligent advertising algorithms of Facebook and Google are extremely effective in offering me products I have already purchased. #dontneeditnomore #artificialdimwits
5: 2018-02-14: On My Bucket List: Become a bohemian writer and visual artist, always on the move, caring little about material gain.
6: 2017-12-10: Trump Art of Negotiation:
7: 2017-12-08: On My Bucket List: Build a respectable career in the arts, journalism or public service before resigning in disgrace for sexual misconduct.
8: 2017-03-04: Creativity and skill are the easy part of art. The hard part is direction and purpose.
9: 2016-11-03: On my deathbed, I will invoke Article 50 to announce my exit from this world. Negotiations will go on forever and I won't have to die.
10: 2016-06-04: If you're a student of the arts and can't find work in your chosen medium, you can become a teacher to help other students not find work.
11: 2016-05-08: RT @Peripatetia: Feature article about me in the Las Vegas Sun back in my Family Court era (18 Dec 2005). A… https:…
12: 2016-02-23: One thing I hate is pretentious art.
13: 2016-02-23: The true value of art is if you found it at a garage sale, with no one to tell you its worth, whether you would look at it and give a damn.
14: 2016-02-06: "I'm going to flout the boundaries of social media convention and use a black square for my profile pic," said the artist with no followers.
15: 2015-12-20: Collecting cameras, paintbrushes, musical instruments or typewriters is not the same as making great art. The tool is not the product.
16: 2015-12-20: The function of art is to do something for you, to give you a tool for living. Anyone can call anything art but not all of it works.
17: 2015-08-07: Cover art for my new YouTube channel.
18: 2015-07-24: Dear World ~ Thank you for participating in our study of the long-term health effects of artificial sweeteners. ~ Sincerely, Coca-Cola
19: 2015-04-11: How many errors and inconsistencies can you find in this news article? - 6000 miles NW of Shannon?
20: 2015-03-10: My new blog article: "Bifurcated Breeding and the Fate of the World" - Want to know how the world ends? Read this.
21: 2015-01-06: Insightful article on addiction: The best way to change behavior is to change ones environment.
22: 2014-10-28: Old guy, now dead, claims to have worked with alien craft at Area 51. Video, article and comments.
23: 2014-09-21: Pigs get even by clogging the arteries of those who eat them.
24: 2014-09-19: RT @nytimes: Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body's ability to regulate blood sugar
25: 2014-08-13: Society worships the actor who uttered the famous line but forgets the true artist who wrote it.
26: 2014-07-19: “Putin’s Approval Rating Reaches Record High in Russia” — NOT an Onion article — so sad. See:
27: 2014-07-13: Rock 'n Roll Fact: The artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as.
28: 2014-07-07: 20 years ago (June 26) a big article in the New York Times about Area 51, featuring moi.
29: 2014-06-19: RT @tugbrown: @BadDalaiLama Just finished reading Limbo best thing I've read since Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Five stars on…
30: 2014-06-02: Art meets reality, Bergen, Norway (April 9)
31: 2014-05-30: Art studies life through exaggeration.
32: 2014-05-18: My 1995 article on Area 51 in Covert Action. My most difficult write assignment to date.
33: 2014-04-14: New article on my misadventures this past weekend: "My Strange Norwegian Epic My Tiny Little War with UWCRCN"
34: 2014-04-06: Glenn Campbell featured in a 1995 Der Spiegel article on Area 51 "Dreamland of Death"
35: 2014-03-29: 25 signs made funnier by guerilla artists.
36: 2014-03-29: "X-Files creator producing new series about Area 51" - article link and my FB comments:
37: 2014-03-14: Diplomacy is the art of delicately dancing around someone else's bullshit.
38: 2014-02-14: Norwegian Air Shuttle - New airline with extraordinarily low fares between USA and Europe. Article: @TIME
39: 2014-02-08: A fascinating team producing some amazing musical videos: @Antonius_Music and @Vijay_Nazareth of @AV_byte - Article:
40: 2014-01-29: Every great artist starts as an amateur who thinks his work is better than it is. He becomes great only because he keeps improving himself.
41: 2014-01-15: If you mix good apples with bad apples, you have mediocre apples. If you can hide the bad ones, your apples look fantastic. That's art.
42: 2014-01-08: Ugly Renaissance Babies via @RhodiHawk - Not all Renaissance art was Michelangelo. Facebook:
43: 2014-01-02: Started yet another feed today: @BadLamaEureka - Just retweets of articles, mainly for my own future reference. Few followers expected.
44: 2014-01-01: On My Bucket List: Represent, through the ostentatious display of artifacts, that the sports team of my city is better than any other.
45: 2013-12-15: Politics is the art of managing information so that people are not distracted from the most important goals.
46: 2013-11-26: My best art photos from around the world.
47: 2013-11-22: "Fuel dumping" - enlightening article on saving money on intl airfares.
48: 2013-11-08: Europeans taught me their ancient art of installing a duvet cover. I am now a Duvet Ninja.
49: 2013-10-06: The art of rejection: Use the minimum force necessary, but make it clean, clear and definitive. Your aim is not education, only separation.
50: 2013-09-17: RT @impropaganda: Jesus Christ. RT @Earth_Pics The coconut crab is the largest living arthropod in the world.
51: 2013-09-06: RT @amandapearl: Art cars of Burning Man | Effing rad )'(
52: 2013-08-31: The job of art in any medium is to perpetrate an illusion, to make you see something more than is actually there.
53: 2013-08-27: Best time to be alive in America: 1928. A flowering of arts, architecture and big dreams! But you wouldn't want to hang around for 1929.
54: 2013-08-25: An arts festival is an exercise in appearances. While the appearances may be fantastic, no one is actually getting anything done.
55: 2013-08-22: Perfection in the arts is impossible. You will run out of resources before you get there.
56: 2013-08-15: In the arts, "style" is a shortcut you use to avoid having to do any real work.
57: 2013-08-14: Now I'm no artist, but I think if I applied myself I could do a credible Jackson Pollock.
58: 2013-08-10: You see someone's art or business failing. You know what they're doing wrong but can't tell them because their ego won't let the message in.
59: 2013-08-01: Many practice for hours a day at their chosen art but don't get better. Practice isn't enough. You also need insight.
60: 2013-07-31: Great art is built upon irony.
61: 2013-07-05: The most valuable artistic skill is viewing our own work with the same dispassion as the work of others.
62: 2013-06-28: RT @ohboywhatashot: Officials confirm: The US Army (worldwide) can't read #NSA news articles, because of restricted web access ─► http://t.…
63: 2013-06-28: "Zen and the Art of Baggage Handling"—my 2008 article on the apes who abuse your bags at a major airline. I was one!
64: 2013-06-27: On My Bucket List: Master the fine art of empty political rhetoric.
65: 2013-06-18: Photography is not just an art but a form of extended vision, allowing you to see and analyze things you would otherwise miss.
66: 2013-05-28: Art is a dance with serendipity.
67: 2013-05-22: The artist lies to you by showing you a restricted and distorted version of reality. Sometimes this is the best way to tell the truth.
68: 2013-05-14: New cover art for our Facebook timeline for "The Case Against Marriage"
69: 2013-05-14: Genoa Tower (4 days ago). ... More art photos:
70: 2013-05-08: "The Spark of Life: What Makes a Great Work of Art?" - my new essay on creativity: -
71: 2013-05-07: "An Eccentric's Struggle for Truth." 2005 article about me from the Las Vegas Sun, 2005, Re Family Court.
72: 2013-05-06: @katebolick Sharp or Fuzzy? Criticism = if the work is good you say so. What does the gender of artist or reviewer have to do with it?
73: 2013-04-23: If you don't expect your art to change people, what is the point in doing it?
74: 2013-04-23: Oblivion: "a slow-moving behemoth of a film that has been art-directed into a coma"
75: 2013-04-21: @lawnrocket needs to add background and header images to her Twitter home page. Understand she's an artist. Maybe she can artistificate it!
76: 2013-04-19: Great art starts with media, not message. First you see what your medium can do, then you figure out what to say with it.
77: 2013-04-18: What Would Jesus Drive? (Charlotte, NC, two days ago) ... More Art photos:
78: 2013-04-04: Understanding television (unknown artist)
79: 2013-03-29: Wouldn't it be funny if Jesus was a short, bald Jewish guy, not the heroic Aryan Jesus of Western art.
80: 2013-03-23: A little gem of artistry and good humor. You'll feel good about following @lbtreiman
81: 2013-03-19: Artistic success is built from two ingredients: opportunity and quality. Opportunity is not entirely within your control, but quality is.
82: 2013-03-14: Venice, Italy, November 1992 - My first art photo, taken with a 35mm film camera. The story:
83: 2013-03-04: My Best Art Photos - photos that look like paintings, taken over past 4 years
84: 2013-03-03: Visual effects artists can look at the big budget movie they helped produce and say, "I was a slave on that ship!"
85: 2013-02-27: RT @nytimes: A high-stakes fight is brewing between visual effects artists and movie studios that employ them
86: 2013-02-24: "Crazy Horse III—Awarded Best Strip Club In The West!" ... Who gives out these awards? The Academy of Adult Entertainment Arts and Sciences?
87: 2013-02-24: In no art is the talk-to-action ratio higher than in filmmaking.
88: 2013-02-23: Surfing is the art of catching a wave when it happens, not demanding that there be one when you want it.
89: 2013-02-22: Triage is the art of choosing your battles so your limited resources are used to their best effect.
90: 2013-02-20: RT @girlweena: Book sequel: Zen and the Art of Riding a Motorcycle After Getting That Maintenance Crap Out of the Way.
91: 2013-02-19: Being invested in a work of art, you gain motivation but lose perspective.
92: 2013-02-13: RT @NIETZSCHESOURCE: Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training. #Schopenhauer #NIETZSCHE
93: 2013-02-13: Art is not just depicting your subject but providing a frame that gives it meaning.
94: 2013-02-10: Art is getting inside the mind of the viewer in order to manipulate him.
95: 2013-02-10: Great art does not have to be something the artist believes, but it must be something the audience does.
96: 2013-02-10: Art is not expression but communication.
97: 2013-02-10: Art is a exercise in mind reading. As the viewer moves along the path laid out for him, what is he thinking?
98: 2013-02-10: A clever work of art is not the same as a great one.
99: 2013-02-08: Artificially flavored orange beverage made with 30% fruit juice in Tetra Brik aseptic packaging... Guaranteed Fresh!
100: 2013-02-06: My best art photos: Photo or painting?
101: 2013-01-27: Either you exercise your art at the highest level you can or you try to explain it to others. You can't do both.
102: 2013-01-27: Check out my new Lite™ feed on creativity and art: @BadLamaArt - Retweets from both past and present on the creative process.
103: 2013-01-26: "The Art of the Frame" - my new essay written yesterday. Where should a work of art begin and end?
104: 2013-01-25: A common artistic affliction: He used to be creative. Now he's just repetitive.
105: 2013-01-25: Pretty art, easy on the eyes or ears, is different from meaningful art engaging the mind.
106: 2013-01-25: The most important skill of an artist is grasping what is going on in the mind of the viewer.
107: 2013-01-24: Art must convey an important lesson about life. Otherwise, it is just a pretty picture, a garage sale item.
108: 2013-01-24: "The Art of the Frame" - an essay I don't have time to write right now, but here is the illustration (shot today)
109: 2013-01-23: If an artist has to explain what his work means then both he and the work have failed.
110: 2013-01-22: Art is an exercise in mind reading.
111: 2013-01-22: It is the responsibility of the artist to read the mind of his audience and move at their pace.
112: 2013-01-22: You can stretch the boundaries of an artistic medium but you cannot break them. If you do, the audience cannot digest your work.
113: 2013-01-22: When does vigilance become paranoia, love become masochism, art become obsession? Few know where to stop.
114: 2013-01-21: Our new Lite feed on art, film & creativity: @BadLamaArt -
115: 2013-01-20: Our new Lite feed: @BadLamaArt - our wisdom on creativity, film, writing, photography and art.
116: 2013-01-20: Every art becomes exclusive over time. Those who are good at it get better and those who aren't withdraw. #socialmedia
117: 2013-01-20: Trauma is the secret energy source of most great artists.
118: 2013-01-19: Art is the process of describing inner conflicts with outward symbols.
119: 2013-01-18: Creativity is an individual pursuit. A team can contribute to the periphery of an artistic project but can't build its core.
120: 2013-01-17: The trouble with teaching your art to others is you have to lower yourself to their level instead of pushing the limits of your own.
121: 2013-01-17: Either you are a great artist or you are a support system for other artists. You can't be both.
122: 2013-01-15: Achieving artistic success is only half the problem. The other half is not flaming out and self-destructing once you get there.
123: 2013-01-11: Artificial things that aren't so bad: contraception, medical care, indoor plumbing, sewage treatment, electronic communication, law.
124: 2013-01-11: Fructose vs. aspartame. One natural the other artificial. One deadly the other harmless. Nature does that sometimes.
125: 2013-01-10: Simple minds need simple rules, like "Natural is better than artificial," and "Big business is bad."
126: 2012-12-28: There is fine art in accepting the lessons of the mistakes you have made without punishing yourself for them.
127: 2012-12-18: .@mariarfin The book title is an unpronounceable symbol, like the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
128: 2012-12-16: Photography is usually a lie. Emotions at the time are rarely the same as appears in the photo. Just keep quiet and let it be. That's art!
129: 2012-12-16: Lord of the Rings felt completely real to me. The Hobbit felt artificial. Maybe it's not The Hobbit's fault, maybe just my own evolution.
130: 2012-12-16: Being a great artist is not just producing one great work but having a unique system of processing that consistently produces great work.
131: 2012-12-14: Interminable battle scene. I don't know who we're fighting or why, but there's a whole army of CG artists involved.
132: 2012-12-14: Less money demands more artistry. cc @edictive
133: 2012-12-13: All great art is an individual effort: the artist alone in his room. The surest way to kill it is to make it democratic.
134: 2012-12-13: Most artists with great technique will never be great artists because they cannot think backwards.
135: 2012-12-13: All great art is a process of reverse engineering. The audience views in the forward direction what the artist conceived backwards.
136: 2012-12-13: backfill artistry — n. artistic technique where you start with the most engaging part of your story and design the rest to get you there.
137: 2012-12-12: Filmmakers are easily distracted by the technical and visual artistry of film while all the audience remembers is the story and gags.
138: 2012-12-12: "Inventacon: The Movie" (my expanded treatment) A flamboyant con artist starts a religion.
139: 2012-12-08: .@DalaiLama — perfecting the Eastern art of speaking while saying nothing.
140: 2012-12-07: "Serendipitology: The Art of Unexpected Good Fortune" My new essay, finished over the Atlantic.
141: 2012-12-05: "The 6 Essential Communication Skills of Modern Life" This article of mine from Jan. seems to be popular right now.
142: 2012-11-29: "How to Become a Great Artist" - my new essay from Istanbul cc: @lawnrocket
143: 2012-11-29: The great artist can make great art even with inferior equipment. The novice buys the best equipment and still can't do it.
144: 2012-11-24: There is no free lunch in brain chemistry. If you "pep up" by some artificial means, you're going to pay later.
145: 2012-11-23: Style, in the arts, is the sugar coating that helps you swallow a difficult message.
146: 2012-11-20: The core of all great art is irony.
147: 2012-11-18: The human lifespan? This neat image comes from a business article but has wider applications.
148: 2012-11-09: The case against legalizing pot: Drug abusers are excellent con artists. via @hysell
149: 2012-11-08: Robot Adventures! - Shatner and I created this work of art with the Shatoetry iPhone app!
150: 2012-11-07: "Triage" - First article in my Grand Philosophy henceforth known as "Triology" -
151: 2012-11-05: Technical skill in the arts does not imply creativity or the motivation to use it.
152: 2012-10-26: "How Aspirin Saved My Back" - My 2009 health article you just might find useful.
153: 2012-10-25: "Dr. Bad's Miracle Weight Loss Plan" - Some tweaking of my Oct. 2 article based on recent experience.
154: 2012-10-09: My greatest arthropod schadenfreude is watching a mosquito fat on my own blood buzz helplessly inside my car. You're gonna die here, sucker!
155: 2012-09-28: @crushjunky Indeed, that article explains it all. A Rosetta Stone of weight loss!
156: 2012-08-30: The more enmeshed you become in the details of your art, the less you are able to see the big picture that everyone else sees.
157: 2012-08-25: As a photographer, I like color, the more the better. B+W looks phony and deliberately artsy because the human eye doesn't see that way.
158: 2012-08-22: You have little control over people paying you for your art. You have great control over practicing your art in the meantime.
159: 2012-08-21: This is the face of Florida White Trash: very red! ... Article:
160: 2012-08-18: It is silly to call someone an "aspiring" writer or artist. Either you do it now with the tools you have or it's empty talk.
161: 2012-08-16: Practicing your art every day doesn't necessarily make you creative.
162: 2012-08-13: An angry lake in Chicago (3 days ago) ... More from Chicago Best art photos
163: 2012-08-11: In art, social media and life, most people are like Frida Kahlo: only one subject. Few are like Leonardo, seeing the world for what it is.
164: 2012-08-07: RT @KilroyCafe: Artificial sweeteners are like pornography: totally fake and reprehensible yet satiating the desire for more dangerous s ...
165: 2012-08-07: Bonneville Salt Flats (last night) ... More photos from Utah Art Photos
166: 2012-08-06: Art usually involves fixed restraints on duration. (e.g. 3m song, 90m movie, 140ch tweet) This tells the audience what to expect.
167: 2012-07-24: meta — adj. highly self-referential. Usually applied to a work of art or entertainment—e.g. a movie about the making of a movie.
168: 2012-07-18: Oh my Gawd, look at that lobstah!... and see how many geographical errors you can find in this article.
169: 2012-07-18: Half of being a great artist is having the guts to do it. The other half is—um—talent.
170: 2012-07-18: An expert is different than an artist. An expert knows everything about paints. A artist uses them and if he is good, makes you forget them.
171: 2012-07-10: There are plenty of people with artistic talent but only a few who can see through the fog of their own ego.
172: 2012-07-09: The challenge of Twitter—and any other art form—is to take your own life experience and turn it into something useful to others.
173: 2012-07-09: The danger in becoming a professional artist is you become so engaged in details that you stop seeing your work as the consumer does.
174: 2012-07-07: Great advice on storytelling ==> RT @WSJ: School of Plotting: A storyboard artist on "Brave" tweets storytelling tips:
175: 2012-07-06: Science can give you only microscopic answers to specific questions. Integrating all the factors in your life is an art not a science.
176: 2012-07-01: Most professional photographers are staging artists. They can set up wedding photos, but they can't dive into chaos to find meaning.
177: 2012-06-30: Caesar crossing the Rubicon (Lucky an artist was there to record it!)
178: 2012-06-29: Artists with great technical skills are usually defeated by ego, which prevents them from seeing their own work as others do.
179: 2012-06-10: Some of my best "Art" photos (I don't intend to be artsy, but sometimes this shit just happens.)
180: 2012-06-09: This is where your artichokes come from.
181: 2012-06-06: People point to the amenities around them—the expensive car, the spacious home, the priceless art—and say, "See? I'm not a prisoner!"
182: 2012-05-27: Art is not necessarily entertainment. It can be a medium to convey information about life that can't be expressed otherwise.
183: 2012-05-27: Mabry Mill, Virginia - a colorized version of a photo shot 3 days ago. See more Art Photos at
184: 2012-05-25: Irony is the core of all great art. What is the point in saying something if it isn't something unexpected?
185: 2012-05-25: Not a painting but a photo! (Mabry Mill, yesterday) More art photos:
186: 2012-05-23: The risk in being a professional musician or artist is you get wrapped up in technical details and stop seeing the final product.
187: 2012-05-23: I'm not saying my phylum is superior, but when was the last time you met an arthropod who truly cared?
188: 2012-05-21: RT @KilroyCafe: Attention inventors, artists, dreamers: An idea is useless without means to execute it. True creativity is building with ...
189: 2012-05-16: RT @KilroyCafe: The art of photography (and the art of life) lies in seeing what is actually there in front of you, not what you want to ...
190: 2012-05-14: Getting a ridiculously low bus fare is less fun when every seat is full. Fortunately, I was trained in Tibet in the art of sleeping upright.
191: 2012-05-03: Photography is the art of seeing patterns and significant details in a random environment.
192: 2012-05-01: Every great song or work of art has a mythology the artist didn't put there. The best thing the artist can do is shut up about it.
193: 2012-04-26: The most important skill in any artistic medium is being able to see your own work from afar, as though it was someone else's.
194: 2012-04-25: RT @Kyoks1: Nice article on multicultural communication "Same Words, Different Meanings in Japan, Mexico and the U.S."
195: 2012-04-25: RT @afoolswisdom: Intelligence is the art of getting unstuck.
196: 2012-04-25: In any art form, there are technical skills that can be taught and balance skills that can only be learned from within.
197: 2012-04-19: jumpthesharkology — n. the study of how far to push an artform to achieve maximum effect without going too far and jumping the shark.
198: 2012-04-14: Part of the art of writing is anticipating how your words might be misinterpreted and refining them to avoid ambiguity.
199: 2012-04-12: Every work of art must stand on its own, without the artist being present to declare how it should be interpreted.
200: 2012-04-05: Intellect is art of understanding and processing viewpoints that differ from our own.
201: 2012-04-04: Some of the greatest works of art were inspired by random events.
202: 2012-03-28: My Spanish isn't great, but I think I've figured out this month's articles (pretty much the same as last month's).
203: 2012-03-28: Art is not merely entertainment if it helps you resolve the problems of your life.
204: 2012-03-26: Advertising is the art of lying in such a way that you can't be prosecuted.
205: 2012-03-25: The self-confidence you exude as an artist depends not just on your ability to say things but your willingness to remain silent.
206: 2012-03-18: RT @ScottSaab: @BadDalaiLama True, that. The best art is exceptional because it's the exception. :)
207: 2012-03-18: @ScottSaab Ah, but there are always exceptions, and therein lies the art.
208: 2012-03-18: repetipitology — n. the study of repetition. How many is enough? How many is too many? It is a subtle art that applies to everything.
209: 2012-03-17: Music is the art of capturing the listener's attention and retaining it.
210: 2012-03-07: An artist is a failure only when he becomes trapped in his own conundrums.
211: 2012-03-07: Turning a blank canvas into a great work of art is 10% having the skills to do it and 90% having the motivation.
212: 2012-03-07: Art without purpose is vanity.
213: 2012-03-04: My bi-monthly movie: "The Artist" — Good experience!
214: 2012-01-28: RT @philosophytweet: Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.--Arthur Schopenhauer
215: 2012-01-24: Photography is the art of detecting in the environment things that others have in front of them but can't see.
216: 2012-01-21: Speed limits are a hard science. How fast you can actually go without getting a ticket—that's a fine art.
217: 2012-01-20: When a creative artist becomes a celebrity spokesperson for a charitable cause, you know their creative days are behind them.
218: 2012-01-14: @ArtRevelation 56.
219: 2012-01-11: No art or music school can teach you creativity.
220: 2011-12-27: Many artists have great skills but nothing to say. BDL has plenty to say but never enough skills to do it.
221: 2011-12-21: @piratehook3r "driving through mississippi forever" <== That movie is "Oh Brother Where Art Thou".
222: 2011-12-16: A fatal flaw in any artist: An inability to absorb and process criticism.
223: 2011-12-10: "Clean" art is straight edges and right angles in a controlled environment. "Dirty" art is an unexpected order wrestled out of chaos.
224: 2011-12-06: A truly committed artist never retires but remains productive until his dying breath.
225: 2011-12-03: Marketing is the art of taking something routine and making it seem extraordinary.
226: 2011-12-01: With showbiz people, you always got to ask: Do they really love the art or just covet the applause?
227: 2011-12-01: True art acknowledges the complexities of life.
228: 2011-11-30: The difference between a commercial product and a work of art is true art has a soul. Commercial products only pretend to.
229: 2011-11-28: A "successful" artist (making money) should not be confused with a "great" one (remembered through the ages).
230: 2011-11-17: RT @laurenahayes: 99% of the 99%ers at #OWS cannot formulate one coherent sentence to articulate what they're protesting @zerohedge @Gre ...
231: 2011-11-15: Life with the "common people" is no paradise, but you should be able to handle it without artificial isolation.
232: 2011-11-11: Any art divorced from human purpose eventually turns to tedium.
233: 2011-11-09: Former creative artist, now safely entombed in the formaldehyde of celebrity. Hasn't done anything memorable in years.
234: 2011-11-08: Maybe it's the latest incarnation of the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
235: 2011-11-04: Didn't know it still existed, but it does! The drug store lunch counter. Stanton, Texas. ArtA52lI>
236: 2011-11-04: On My Bucket List: Dedicate myself to an arcane dying art of little use in the modern world.
237: 2011-11-03: For me, photography isn't an abstract artform but a way to process the world.
238: 2011-10-27: The main thing standing between an artist and his best work is his own ego, which prevents him from seeing what's really there.
239: 2011-10-23: Most great works of art (from photos to music to movies) contain some form of irony—that is, the opposite of what is expected.
240: 2011-10-23: A great song is great regardless of who sings it, but when one artist nails it all the rest seem like fakers.
241: 2011-10-23: The main art of music is creating new songs, not re-performing old ones.
242: 2011-10-23: An artist's dedication to creativity isn't so impressive if he does enough of it to get rich and famous and then quits.
243: 2011-10-17: RT @leahjohnston (a clever photographic artist): Latest work: thinking about the idea of freedom”
244: 2011-10-05: RT @xtinewu: The most important thing- Tell your own truth in everything you do. #film #music #art #life
245: 2011-10-04: .@xtinewu "New MJ Cirque du Soleil tour looks amazing!" <== Sometimes the best thing an artist can do for his career is get out of the way.
246: 2011-10-01: Bob's Lazar's Area 51 UFO claims: I just came across a 1997 article of mine offering skeptical theory.
247: 2011-08-13: Narcissists can be con artists but more often they are victims, unable to discern the intent of others through the fog of their own needs.
248: 2011-08-12: Art cuts out the noise and gives you the essence.
249: 2011-08-12: The greatest artists are fakers.
250: 2011-08-04: Celebrity chefs are essentially bullshit artists with food instead of words.
251: 2011-08-01: Maryland's state flag is totally freaky—like some kind of 60s abstract art. You figure it out!
252: 2011-07-27: Just because you read a lot of books and articles doesn't make you an autodidact. Where is your direct experience with the world?
253: 2011-07-26: The temporary loss of my iPhone has reintroduced me to an ancient artform: the etching of characters on paper with a pen. Imagine!
254: 2011-07-10: The foundation of all great art is irony—the opposite happening from what is normally expected.
255: 2011-07-10: On My Bucket List: Learn the art of bitter sarcasm.
256: 2011-07-10: State of the art: 3 terabytes for $160. That would hold my life's work to date, including video.
257: 2011-07-09: Art and exploration are not the role of government.
258: 2011-07-06: The main thing that stands between the artist and his work is his own ego. "I made this so it must be perfect."
259: 2011-07-04: Art is meaningless without a message, just like words are useless without something to say.
260: 2011-07-01: RT @avphibes: @BadDalaiLama entertainment is the only purpose of entertainment. Art is meant to provoke/enlighten.
261: 2011-07-01: Is entertainment the only purpose of art—to pass the time idly and without pain?
262: 2011-07-01: .@dunebat “I thought 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was good.” <== Indeed memorable, but what did it teach you?
263: 2011-06-27: Art is a medium for a message. If you don't have a message, then your art is meaningless.
264: 2011-06-21: @laurenahayes You can't always be "insanely great". There is also an art to doing things just well enough and moving on. That's triage.
265: 2011-06-13: @princeboucher "bellarusian princess, entrepreneur, artist, and simply just an amazing person @NinelleEfremova” <== Good catch! A keeper!
266: 2011-06-07: Childhood is a delusion, held up by an artificial system of supports that can't be maintained indefinitely.
267: 2011-06-01: Typical Athens street scene. The artwork is free! FB photo:
268: 2011-05-20: The greatest enemy of the artist is his own ego, which prevents him from seeing his own work accurately.
269: 2011-05-13: A book author wants to quote from our 2006 article on human motivation: "Why Do People Do What They Do?" Not bad!
270: 2011-05-09: As a New Englander, I bear the shame of the Salem Witch Trials. Also Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale and about 1,000 pedophile priests.
271: 2011-05-08: Creativity has little to do with arts and crafts. It's coming up with ingenious solutions to your problems using the resources you have.
272: 2011-05-01: "A true artist does not seek permission." @CrankyPappy
273: 2011-04-29: "The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook." —William James via @DoruTARITA
274: 2011-04-23: RT @Sports_Greats: Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. -William Arthur Ward
275: 2011-04-21: The test of a quality work of art is whether you still mull it over in your head months after you saw it.
276: 2011-04-21: There's a difference between an artwork that makes you say, "That's clever!" and one you remember months later.
277: 2011-04-14: For their own protection and development, children are kept in an artificial environment and fed fairy tales.
278: 2011-04-12: Once upon a time, there were countless thick magazines filled with in-depth articles, some of which took weeks to produce. No more.
279: 2011-03-30: Nothing is so artful and absurd as the clever reasoning by which we deceive ourselves.
280: 2011-03-28: What kind of carbonated, artificially flavored high-fructose corn syrup would you like with that?
281: 2011-03-26: Education replaces self-motivated learning with an artificial system of rewards and punishments.
282: 2011-03-24: Benefits of the internet: instant, free information. Costs: gutting the livelihoods of writers and artists—so lower quality information.
283: 2011-03-21: Art is a medium for a message, not an end in itself.
284: 2011-03-20: Meaningful: art that teaches you something about life. Meaningless: art that is merely "pretty" and teaches you nothing.
285: 2011-03-20: .@MotherCatt "Appreciation of music, art, serenity, food should not be sought?" <== Correct! They are meaningless in isolation from life.
286: 2011-03-15: @SrMaryNapalm "Edward De Bono's techniques can help anyone with structured creativity" <== Example, please! What great artist has it helped?
287: 2011-03-12: Most of us deal with the tragedy of the world by creating an artificial environment around ourselves where most tragedy doesn't intrude.
288: 2011-03-08: His Holiness has been honorably quoted in this article on Toxic Relationships by @bellasarian -
289: 2011-03-08: RT @grandmasterzo: @BadDalaiLama has the 140 character art form down to a science. Great stuff!
290: 2011-03-08: Artificial sweeteners are like pornography: totally fake and reprehensible yet satiating the desire for more dangerous sweets.
291: 2011-03-07: The highest achievement of the art of marketing is the branding of bottled water. No bullshit is more pure!
292: 2011-03-06: To avoid the discomfort of saying "No" to those in need, people create artificial habitats so they are never asked. (e.g. suburbia)
293: 2011-03-03: We all grew up in Disneyland—an artificial and protected environment essential for our education and growth. The problem is leaving it.
294: 2011-02-22: Zen and the Art of Grilled Cheese. Right now!
295: 2011-02-21: Perseverance is important at times, but let us not forget the essential art of strategic retreat.
296: 2011-02-20: .@Type_One_ “If the universe is digital you can make infinite copies." <== The universe is analog! Digital is an artificial creation of man!
297: 2011-02-14: RT @GreatestQuotes: "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." - John W. Gardner
298: 2011-02-04: RT @lolahayes: I love you for your artificial intelligence and your sincerity simulator
299: 2011-02-02: Fine art at the Fort Lauderdale airport.
300: 2011-01-29: The art of photography lies in seeing what actually appears in the viewfinder, not what you want to be there.
301: 2011-01-27: "Reverse engineering", in any narrative artform, is starting with what you want to achieve, then back-filling the details to make it happen.
302: 2011-01-26: Art, beauty, joy, pleasure — Are these things really valid goals in themselves, separate from accomplishment or learning?
303: 2011-01-24: If you want to be an artist, you can't afford to wait for others to support you. Just seize whatever tools are available and do it!
304: 2011-01-21: Define "government outreach" and "technology thought leadership" in this article by Google's ex-CEO: via @lolahayes
305: 2011-01-11: Science gives you only microscopic answers to macroscopic questions. The big picture—integrating all the factors—is an art not a science.
306: 2011-01-09: Academia is the ultimate bluepill society—an artificial environment supported from the outside and isolated from redpill reality.
307: 2011-01-08: Irony is the basis of all great art.
308: 2011-01-07: Artistic maturity is trading trite and simplistic emotions for complex and layered ones.
309: 2011-01-02: On My Bucket List: Become a celebrity chef, devoting my life to food, because art people eat is better than art they have to think about.
310: 2011-01-02: Promotion can initially get an artistic work noticed, but only quality can make it last.
311: 2010-12-30: Any art that doesn't teach you something about life isn't worth the effort to take in.
312: 2010-12-20: Art is the process of reducing reality to its simplest symbolic form.
313: 2010-12-14: His Holiness compassionately stars tweets he likes. Check our Favorites every day for articles and wisdom intruding into His Consciousness.
314: 2010-12-10: The world gives you two artistic choices: Either you do things well or you do them to make money.
315: 2010-12-07: The most vapid form of travel is the cruise. You can't find a more artificial environment outside of a video game.
316: 2010-12-02: The rich man thinks he can prove his good taste by purchasing an art collection, but he's still a narcissistic bore. #donaldtrump #stevewynn
317: 2010-12-02: Mona Lisa's smile. Hotel California. The role of great art is to conceal, not reveal, to give the illusion of meaning without any.
318: 2010-11-25: The key to mastering any artistic medium is emotional detachment, because once your ego gets involved, you stop seeing what's there.
319: 2010-11-23: The art that gets noticed first is usually attached to a moneymaking scheme, but the art that lasts survives on its own merits.
320: 2010-11-11: .@Stonerpreneur "Creating art/beauty for others who appreciate it is something devoid of meaning?” — Correct.
321: 2010-11-09: The key to great art, in any medium, is restriction. You don't want "hi-def" but "low-def", painting reality with as few pixels as possible.
322: 2010-11-07: Great art is so graceful that it flows out of the artist almost effortlessly. His only skill is in recognizing it.
323: 2010-10-27: Art is a medium for a message. If you don't have a message, it's vanity, not art.
324: 2010-10-18: RT @YourAristotle: The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle
325: 2010-10-17: Pornography is the opposite of art because it hides nothing.
326: 2010-10-16: Anyone can surround themselves with the tools and technical skills of an artistic medium, but few are capable of real creativity.
327: 2010-10-14: People are crippled by their own artificial list of things they can't do.
328: 2010-10-03: In a great work of art, most of what you see in it was never put there by the artist.
329: KilroyCafe: 2010-10-17: RT @BadDalaiLama: Pornography is the opposite of art because it hides nothing.
330: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-19: Singers and voice artists: You don't have to fill a whole stadium with your voice, only the two inches between you and the microphone.
331: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-13: On my bucket list: Become the subject of an article in the Lifestyle section of the Minot Daily News.
332: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-05: We were raised in an artificial fantasyland created for us by our parents. The trauma of life is learning that the world works differently.
333: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-04: Zero calorie artificial sweeteners.
334: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-30: The goal of art is not just to express yourself but to appeal to the audience to the point where they'll actually pay attention.
335: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-28: There are too many worthy causes in the world and not enough time. Life is the art of choosing your causes so you have the greatest effect.
336: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-27: "Unplug the Signal: The Truth Will Not Be Televised" - This article is wordy and Quixotic but I love the title!
337: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-25: The art of management should not be confused with the art of selling management seminars.
338: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-25: The only difference between luxury marketing and con artistry is legality. If done right, the mark doesn't even know he's been taken.
339: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-15: The job of advertising is to stimulate artificial demand.
340: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-13: Attention inventors, artists, dreamers: An idea is useless without means to execute it. True creativity is building with the tools you have.
341: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-01: "Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does, the better." - Andréide via @tweetsayings
342: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-23: Life's fundamental trauma is the transition from the artificial order of childhood to the chaos of the real world. None of us is prepared!
343: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-19: sports — n. a system of artificial conflict intended to placate the masses, absorb their energy and keep them from any real accomplishment.
344: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-13: Artificial sweeteners are like pornography: totally fake and reprehensible yet satiating the desire for more dangerous sweets.
345: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-05: The highest achievement of the art of marketing is the branding of bottled water. No bullshit is more pure!
346: KilroyCafe: 2010-05-11: On my bucket list: Master the art of sexual innuendo.
347: KilroyCafe: 2010-04-26: Marketing is the art of lying in such a way that you can't be prosecuted.
348: KilroyCafe: 2010-04-02: Kilroy Cafe #69: "Truth and the Art of Photography" - The world is full of lousy photos.
349: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-26: Taking pictures is only half the art of photography. The other half is the editing afterwards, especially selection and cropping.
350: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-16: If you are a creative artist with a wide portfolio, one of your best career moves is to die. It has been the key to success for thousands!
351: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-13: Narcissists may become con artists but more often they are victims, because their understanding of the motives of others is so poor.
352: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-12: Most novelists are merely bullshit artists. Their work changes no one.
353: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-02: The art of photography (and the art of life) lies in seeing what is actually there in front of you, not what you want to be there.
354: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-28: Ositos de Goma (con sabores naturales y artficiales)
355: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-26: If you want to become skilled in some art form, it is a mistake to immerse yourself in the work of others. A clear mind is more important.
356: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-25: "Any idiot can do it!" applies to almost any graceful artform. However, it has to be a special kind of idiot.
357: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-25: Great art is so graceful that it flows out of the artist almost effortlessly. His only skill is in recognizing it.
358: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-20: People become entrapped in their own artificial expectations of life. The fundamental test of character is overcoming that internal block.
359: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-15: We all grew up in a protected environment, an artificial one, and the great trauma of life is discovering that the world works differently.
360: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-09: Pity the poor voiceover artist: doomed to read scripts he doesn't write, promoting products he doesn't use, as convincingly as possible.
361: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-07: Super Bowl Sunday: an artificially created holiday designed to sell commercial products in the gap between Christmas and Valentines Day.
362: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-06: Most music fans are motivated by their artist's story and what it represents, not the actual quality of the music.
363: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-05: News articles I find interesting are now being added to my Favorites (instead of retweeting):
364: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-04: In a great work of art, most of what you see in it was never put there by the artist.
365: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-24: NY Times: "For photographers and graphic artists, not a pretty picture out there"
366: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-22: Marketing is the art of lying to the public in such a way that you can't be prosecuted.
367: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-26: The artistic world is filled with well-meaning fakers who slavishly learn a technical skill but never grasp how it should be used.
368: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-09: The best gauge of artistic maturity is a grasp of irony.
369: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-30: An artistic abomination: Christmas Rock! Arrrgh!
370: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-25: Anyone can surround themselves with the tools and technical skills of an artistic medium. Very few are capable of real creativity there.
371: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-09: Pornography is the opposite of art because it hides nothing.
372: KilroyCafe: 2009-09-23: The artist's greatest enemy is his own ego, which prevents him from seeing his work as the outside observer sees it.
373: KilroyCafe: 2009-09-07: Art is a medium for a message. If you don't have a message, all you have vanity, not art.
374: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-28: Interesting article from @Slate: "Is Depression Useful?" - Sure! Obvious isn't it?
375: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-22: Artistic maturity is the trading of trite and simplistic emotions for complex and layered ones.
376: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-16: Promotion can initially get an artistic product noticed, but only quality can make it last.
377: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-16: "It's all about the music, man!" Yes, the internal quality of the art. It's amazing how few "artists" have figured that out.
378: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-16: Art, in the real world, is the realm of narcissists, most of whom can't see beyond their own needs to the needs of the art itself.
379: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-16: Wow! A whole website on sleeping in airports: - Also see my own article on the subject:
380: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-15: In any art, there is real creativity and fake creativity -- which is mimicking the sound and fury of creativity without saying anything.
381: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-15: Any art that doesn't teach you something about life isn't really art but noise and isn't worth the effort to take in.
382: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-15: Real artists are rare. They are far outnumbered by pseudo-artists who know a medium but have nothing to say in it.
383: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-13: My Twitter feed is used for: 1) Timeless words of wisdom; 2) Interesting news articles and websites; 3) Announcement of my own new content.
384: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-05: Art without a function in real life is merely egotism.
385: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-20: Graffiti may be the purest form of art, done without hope of monetary gain or fame beyond an inner circle.
386: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-15: The art of music is polluted by its performance.
387: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-13: There is only one reason an artist would perform the same song over and over: money. Otherwise, they should be creating new songs.
388: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-11: It is usually claimed that Elvis was the greatest musical artist of the 20th Century. Bull! It was the Beatles! No question.
389: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-04: The world gives you two artistic choices: Either you do things well or you do them to make money. There is no middle ground.
390: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-31: The most vapid form of travel is the cruise. You can't find a more artificial environment outside of a video game. People pay for this?
391: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-29: Too much information: I have a third vestigial nipple. You may have one too! My 2006 article:
392: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-28: PHL and PHX are fine sleeping airports. See my article "How to Sleep in an Airport."
393: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-22: "An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." - Charles Bukowski
394: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-20: The essential element of any artistic medium is restriction. You are forced to condense your message into a small package.
395: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-20: When you break the restrictions of an artistic medium, the product goes to hell. You're just talking then. It's not art.
396: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-20: The true art of music lies in its creation, not its performance.
397: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-20: Why do singer-songwriters perform at all? They need the money! Committed artists would be creating new material, not rehashing the old.
398: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-10: We all grew up in a protected environment, an artificial one, and the great trauma of life is discovering that the world works differently.
399: KilroyCafe: 2009-04-30: Here's an article on UFO's at Area 51 written by a much younger Glenn Campbell - 15 years ago!
400: KilroyCafe: 2009-04-28: A nice little article on a part of the body you don't think much about: Bone. NY Times: - A wonder of engineering.
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