On a slightly unrelated note, I visited a fancy classical art gallery as part of a museum somewhere in Perth once, because obviously if you're an artist you're supposed to enjoy that crap according to my family. I was wandering around bored out of my mind and when I passed a group of 40-50 year oldish women dressed to the nines in fashion and sparkly diamond shit and I swear they were making up random pretentious words when commenting on a rather typical bland portrait to make it seem like they knew what they were talking about.
I work at an art gallery and we get people like that all the time. They're usually people who have the money to spend on art but have never studied art or created it. They always seem a bit disappointed when their BS falls flat on us, seeing as everyone who works at the gallery is a student and learned more in first year than any of these people can make up.
Hrm, not of someone making stuff up to sounds smart. The girl I work with is a fourth year art history major going into her master's degree. Once we had a guy come in and ask what's the oldest art in the world. She couldn't specify the exact location, but it was a certain set of cave paintings she had studied. He went "Nope, you're wrong! I can't remember where or when but it's basically a red squiggle, it's the first application of paint ever". We were sort of dumbfounded that he'd say such a stupid thing, which gave him enough time to add "I heard it on a plane".
Because, you know, planes are the most reliable source of art history information ever.
She was still in shock he'd try to one-up her education, but I managed to quickly make up some BS to not hurt his feelings: "Well, if you heard it on a plane it might be a new discovery. Our university has extremely high standards about the content they teach, and if it hasn't been peer-reviewed or seen by the academic community than we wouldn't have heard of it. We can only create timelines with verified information."
I hate how people are bashing you for this. What they say is "you're bashing him for expressing himself" (or usually something along the lines of this) when in reality they're also bashing you. So, they're nothing but hypocrites.
I never claimed superiority by saying that their stolen quotes on black backgrounds that they actually sell for money are unoriginal. If it's not your own idea, then it's unoriginal, it's the truth. No work or effort needs to be put in when you take someone's words and type them onto a plain background then sell it.
I never said it wasn't art, and noticing what quotes are popular does not take much work, especially if you go to meme sites every so often and take quotes off of television shows like family guy, which this Alpner fellow does.
It doesn't bother me if you think I'm narrow minded, ignorant or an idiot for thinking that what this guy does looks like shit and takes little effort since none of the ideas are his own.
I still don't see how I acted superior. That's usually something idiots who disagree with someone's opinion say.