Put a frame on it, and boom! Art.

June 11th, 2009 · 45 comments

Alice in York, U.K. spotted this little work of art in the kitchen she shares with — yikes — fourteen other people.

Don't think I haven't noticed. STOP IT. These bags aren't yours!

Now, you wizened old troublemakers might skim past this as a throwaway…but thanks to this month’s Passive-Aggressive Notes gallery show at London’s kk outlet, little gems like this are — at least for a few more weeks — getting the treatment they deserve!

at the london gallery show

So if you’re in London this month, check it out! or, you know, don’t. Whatever.

This is a Passive Aggressive Note: This time come in for the art not the free bar, twats

extra credit: More photos from the opening at kk outlet

FILED UNDER: art · meta · roommates · U.K.


45 responses so far ↓

  • #1   fluffy8u

    I love the fact that people feel the need to state the obvious with “THIS IS A PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE NOTE!!!” (Why didn’t they just add “grrr!”)

    Oh, Capt’n Obvious! I salute thee! *do do doot do do!*

    (That includes you, Kerry. Don’t think I didn’t notice that that yellow one is in your writing, outside your show.)

    Jun 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   AuntyBron

      Great minds, Fluffy. I was just thinking, “Bron – a note that tells people that it’s a passive aggressive note just takes all the fun out of it.” I mean, where’s the mystery?

      Jun 12, 2009 at 1:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   fluffy8u

      It’s in the observatory, with the candle stick, and Colonel Mustard.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 2:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   anglophile bang

    Who precisely are you calling old and wizened, kerry?

    Congratulations, and I hope you have a great show!

    Jun 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   fluffy8u

      Yay for Kerry! I would come if I was in driving distance and not just for free booze.

      Jun 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   zombieBlanco bang

      At first I was worried that Kerry was dissing me, but who could forget Reality?

      *hehehe, I’m in so much trouble*

      Jun 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Titanium nitride bang

      I may be wizened but I don’t think of myself as old Young Miss Kerry! harumph!

      You’re the bee knees Kerry and I hope you have a great London show!

      I think about you every time I am on the toilet.

      Love,
      T

      Jun 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   zombieBlanco bang

    *wishing that the gallery show was in SF*

    Jun 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   fluffy8u

    I disagree with the last note. What is a PAN without a bitter lemon? “Thanks for eating all my special brownies, Julie. Hope you trip and die!” See? bitter people leave better notes.

    Jun 12, 2009 at 12:44 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Neeners

    Did that PA sandwich board sign just call everyone a twat or is that some English vernacular? Twat never sounded so proper.

    I say twats, let’s go have a spot of tea and then tit about the PA gallery at KK Outlet.

    Jun 12, 2009 at 12:52 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   AuntyBron

      No, Neeners. I think it’s in code. Notice the fret marks around “Free” and “Twats”. Obviously they are attempting to get around the stringent British censorship and advertising “Free Twats”.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 1:04 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Neeners

      I don’t know about you Aunty, but I would never give my twat away for free.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 1:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   kt

      then what the hell is art beer?

      Jun 12, 2009 at 7:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Wade bang

      The War Against Terrorist Supremacy*

      Come to the art show or the terrorists win!

      *thanks again, urban dictionary

      Jun 12, 2009 at 7:25 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   claw71 bang

    Do the TWATS come (hahahaha) with every purchase? I’d buy a lot more art if that was the case.

    Jun 12, 2009 at 6:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   NewMoon

      You get twat you pay for.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Mark bang

      TWAT? Clit mumbling, I cunt hear you! I’ve got an ear infucktion! Cum a little closer so I can finger you out!

      Jun 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Snippy

      Twat do I owe the pleasure?

      Jun 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   stickman

    yay!

    Jun 12, 2009 at 7:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   ClickClack bang

      Alright, so far we have two “Yay” votes.
      Are there any “Nays”?

      Note: Dead gay horses are ineligible to vote. (Quitters never whinny.)

      Jun 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   walkinthepark

      dread gay horse says: neither a nay nor a naysayer be, mon.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 6:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Woman on the Verge bang

    Do you think the person stealing the bags was named STOP IT? That’s pretty PA naming by the parents…

    Jun 12, 2009 at 7:35 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   walkinthepark

      You gotta do it with the correct accent:

      Stu – pit, you so stu-pit. These bags aren’t yours!

      Jun 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Joe bang

    When there’s little or no punctuation, I like to add my own.

    Don’t think? I haven’t noticed. Stack Overflow Protection, Information Technology! These bags aren’t yours!

    The sarcastic notewriter is upset that IT is using his bags to clean up the overflows, when they should be using protection? Can I join that IT group?

    Jun 12, 2009 at 8:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Woman on the Verge bang

    Kerry,
    It is very passive aggressive of you to taunt those of us who live too far from London to attend your show. While we admire the brilliance of the PANness of the post, we are nonetheless pissed off.
    Love,
    WotV

    Jun 12, 2009 at 8:23 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   aaa

      She’s just being a dirty internet whore by being all meta and shit. :D

      Jun 12, 2009 at 10:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   you suck at craigslist

      Why not just say, “If you lived in a REAL city, you could come see this exhibition, but since you don’t, you can’t! Hahahahahahah!”

      Jun 12, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   GhostWriter bang

    Hey as long as you are in London, can you check to see if that bridge is really falling down?

    Jun 12, 2009 at 9:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   walkinthepark

      “Friends” of Fergilicious really want to know.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   aaa

    Ummm, you share a kitchen with fourteen other people. Do you really expect your crap to stay unmolested?

    Jun 12, 2009 at 10:36 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   BlackKristos bang

    Hahaha, the “Twats” really sells it.

    Jun 12, 2009 at 11:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Snippy

      Ah, twats….. Is there anything they can’t sell?

      Jun 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   ClickClack bang

    That note is directed at all those who criticize “The View” and its all-female panel: “These hags aren’t yours!”

    Unclear whether the sentiment is intended to be more of a “Hands off, they’re mine” warning or a “Ha-ha-ha, you only wish you had hags like mine” taunt.

    Jun 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   oi!

    This note sucks. Where are the trolls when we need them?
    Isuck
    AP
    anybody home?

    Jun 12, 2009 at 12:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   aaa

      I’m guessing that the troll’s naturally short attention span got the better of them and they’re harassing other strangers elsewhere on the internet.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   NewMoon

      All we need do is mention the Pacific Northwest.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   I suck

      Stupid work filter blocks all the pictures now. You guys are officially done with me

      Jun 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   newguy

      oh isuck has replied! but without dissing anybody. I am so disappointed.
      Shame on you isuck! take a cap (of pepsi bottle) full of water and be drawn into it.

      Jun 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   newguy

      correction: be drowned into it.

      Jun 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   walkinthepark

    …alice in york, u.k. spotted this little work of art in the kitchen of a mother with — yikes — three teenaged sons:
    Don’t think I haven’t noticed. STOP IT or you’ll go blind. You know what Father Henry told you. These bags aren’t yours!
    (a substitute for tissues? socks? whatever was “handy”? )

    Jun 12, 2009 at 1:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Snippy

      The randy lads then informed her that it was Father Henry who taught them to do it in the first place. Sadly, she had misunderstood his comment about how her sons had a lot of spunk.

      Jun 12, 2009 at 1:33 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Phalange

    Are “beer” and “TWATS” radiating light or just sweating profusely????? What’s with the little lines around them?

    Jun 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Snippy

      “Is your twat sweating, or are you just happy to see me?”

      Jun 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Snippy

    These are not the bags you’re looking for.

    Jun 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Sammy

    i AM in london! awesome!!

    Jun 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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