Entries Tagged as 'art'

Technological Warfare

April 13th, 2011 · 69 Comments

First off, hat tip to the cranky guerilla artist who plastered the bus stops at Rachel’s college campus yesterday with these posters.

(Of course, like the good citizen and PAN-ista that she is, Rachel promptly snapped and sent this pic to us using her BlackBerry.)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALL CITIZENS MUST EVERYWHERE EVERYDAY CONSTANTLY FIDDLE WITH THEIR CELL PHONES. AT NO TIME IS IT PERMISSIBLE TO SIT IDLE AND OBSERVE THE POETRY OF LIFE OR LOOK INTO TEH EYES OF ANOTHER PERSON. THE ARRIVAL OF A SNIPPIT OF TRIVIAL TEXT HOLDS THE PROMISE OF UNIMAGINED PLEASURE. HONOR THY RINGTONE AND JIGGLING HAND-HELD DEVICE ABOVEL ALL OTHER GODS. REMEMBER ALWAYS

But speaking of art on campus…how’s that for a segue? —  I can’t look at this piece from Matt’s dorm in Reno without hearing it as a Daft Punk song. (That’s probably thanks to far too much time spent playing around with iDaft…time which I do not regret one bit.)

Shit's broken/I'm pissed/Might start/A riot

Okay everyone, let’s get this riot started. Go text this post to all your friends!

related: Daft Flush

extra credit:  iDaft: une vidéo funny [dailymotion.com];

Daft Hands [youtube.com]

Tags: art · cell phone · college life · laundry · most popular notes of 2011

Signed, R. Mutt

February 12th, 2011 · 35 Comments

What’s wrong with America today? If you ask Jason in Los Angeles, it’s people who don’t return their shopping carts. At least, that’s the action that prompted this note (which was originally attached the the upright cart itself).

Do you really have to be this ghetto, trashy, and lazy? Take your carts back so this apartment doesn't look like trash.

That note, in turn, inspired this Dadaist creation:

It's ART now. Happy? ya Bitch! —Santa

related: Untitled (Broken Glass)

Tags: art · Los Angeles · neighbors · smartass · that's trashy

A solid argument for liquid soap

December 21st, 2010 · 54 Comments

When men and women are forced to share a bathroom, our submitter in Philadelphia explains, “sometimes gentle reminders are needed to keep the household hygiene at an acceptable level.”

GENTLEMEN PLEASE clean your PUBES off of the SOAP. ~thank you~

And as Meghan the intern discovered during a summer gig in New York City, sometimes those gentle reminders bear repeating at the office, too.

All employees must wash genitals

related: Rocketpubes.com

Tags: art · hygiene · New York · Philadelphia · soap

Need another reason to ditch the elevator for the stairs? Two words: nose grease.

November 19th, 2010 · 67 Comments

Our submitter, April, fills us in on a little background: The CMB building on the UT-Austin campus is home to Austin’s local PBS station, KLRU, and NPR affiliate, KUT, as well as classrooms for the University’s Radio-TV-Film department.

Apparently, one of the jokers frequenting this building is fond of pressing his or her nose on the surface of the stainless steel elevator doors — or at least that’s the conclusion drawn by the exasperated author of the following screed.

Hey guy who draws on the elevator doors every day with his nose grease. I just thought I'd drop you a line and tell you about the sunshine that you bring me every day. Y'know sometimes I come in to work with a frown on my face because of the heady political and social times we are living through. I'll be all cloudy and stormy as I walk into CMB but then, what do I see? I see a wonderful and original work of art that's drawn on the stainless steel doors of both elevators. Yes, it doesn't even matter which one I get on because you (as a true artist) have taken full advantage of every canvas that is offered to you.

related: Some suggestions for elevator small talk

Tags: art · Austin · elevator · most popular notes of 2010 · that's disgusting · TL;DR · WTF?

It’s called “performance art.”

October 12th, 2010 · 59 Comments

Based on this example — spotted by Erin in the employee restroom of an AT&T Store in Los Angeles — I think the Kiwis have a clear edge over us Yanks…at least when it comes to smartass bathroom snark.

If you need to extract dried mucus from your nose, please use a tissue. The bathroom walls are not the place for them. [Response 1:] It's called

related: The bathroom-stall booger epidemic

extra credit: National stereotypes according to Google Autofill [buzzfeed.com]

Tags: art · bathroom · nose-picking · retail hell · smartass

The joys of motherhood

March 2nd, 2010 · 141 Comments

Writes Sarah: “This note was written to me after I told my seven-year-old daughter to go to her room until she felt like being nice. I’m still trying to figure out what she really feels. Was it love mingled with regret…or slathering me with goodness in hopes of ending the misery in her room? Somehow I still think she meant what she originally said. Motherhood rocks!!!!”

I <3 U Mommy Dear Mom, You are my favorit [sic] mommy ever. I'm sorry for calling you a piece of poo. And I hate you and not going to my room. I love you Mommy  Love, your dauttre [sic] Karah

Meanwhile, Laura in California writes: ”My six-year-old daughter misbehaved at school, so she couldn’t go to the harvest festival. This didn’t go over well, so she wrote me this threatening note. When I laughed, she took it back to add ‘I (am) serious.’”

No luving Maggie in less you let me go I serious am

And it’s not just the girls. Liev in Gainesville, Georgia received this from her six-year-old son when — while trying to get dinner on the table for five kids clamoring for her attention — she had to tell him she did not have time to look at his latest Lego creation right this second. “This is his drawing of me yelling at him. The thing above him is his broken heart.”

The joys of motherhood

related: Mad, but not made enough to forego a French braid

Tags: art · heart · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2010 · not-so-veiled threats · signed with love · spelling and grammar police

I think this is the best costume for today.

February 3rd, 2010 · 79 Comments

Noah in Richmond, Virginia spotted this earnest plea in the bathroom of “a funky little coffee shop” on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. “The sign was also on a bulletin board in the middle of the shop as well,” he says — “just in case the thief was avoiding the scene of the crime.”

And if you doubt Edie’s ability to get aggressive on your personal-art-piece-thievin’ ass, just wait ’til she catches you in the act. We’ll see how your bathroom art collection looks when she’s through with you!

To the Person(s) who keeps stealing my own personal art pieces from this bathroom... Someday this will happen to you, and you will then know just how hurtful it is! Please...You snuck them out... please be kind and thoughtful enough to sneak them back in... No questions asked. Thank you, Edie.

(I’d like to imagine the follow-up note going something like: “Damn it, Edie, no one wants to see your ‘personal art pieces.’ For the millionth time…FLUSH!“)

related: Get your “nozzle” off my “hose”

Tags: art · ellipses-crazed · North Carolina · restaurant · stealing · WTF?

The art of passive resistance

November 4th, 2009 · 110 Comments

Travis in Edmonton says this painting (which “resembled a tenth-grader’s crack at designing fantasy novel jacket”) appeared one day in the alley behind the pub where he works. Feeling puckish, Travis says, “Every evening I would turn it toward the south-facing balconies…and every morning it would be face-down in the street again, until eventually it disappeared for good.”

passiveaggressivenotes.com: Despite all my rage...

related: You can have the inflatable bananas

Tags: art · Canada · WTF?

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

Tags: art · meta · roommates · U.K.

No, no you can’t

June 9th, 2009 · 226 Comments

Writes our anonymous submitter from San Francisco: “I bought $50 worth of groceries at Trader Joe’s, my boyfriend made an awesome pizza out of [some of] them, and as we were watching a movie and eating some, my uber-bachelor roommate yelled through the door and asked if he could get a slice. The man has rice and soy protein on his shelf in the pantry, for almost two years has been replacing leftovers in the fridge with “IOUs,” and rarely makes anything worth sharing — not that we would impose. Sean said ‘yeah,’ I countered with ‘meh,’ and after 30 minutes of door-slamming, he left this note on the table — along with a sticker on our pizza that said ‘meh.’”

I share my shit with you all the time

related: get your own :)

Tags: art · food · roommates · San Francisco · shit