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Forum Post: Banksy Explains It All

Posted 7 months ago on Sept. 15, 2013, 2:56 p.m. EST by owshelpermonkey (-1)
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"People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are 'The Advertisers' and they are laughing at you.

"You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs." Banksy

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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20419) 7 months ago

Thanks, Banksy, for all that you do.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours.

ABSOLUTELY - PUBLIC DOMAIN

I think this jingle and attached content is quite appropriate:

N-E-S-T-L-E-'S, Nestle's takes your very best, W-A-T-E-R.

And sells it back to you at a high profit.

http://t.co/1DUuhbXp4O Tapped.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 7 months ago

And don't forget.

EXXON hates your children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXV6FW9Vg0I

Oh yeah.......and You too.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 7 months ago

N-E-S-T-L-E-'S, Nesle's takes your very best, W-A-T-E-R.

And sells it back to you at a high profit.

http://www.examiner.com/article/former-nestle-ceo-water-should-be-privatized-it-s-not-a-right

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

Your comment should also include. http://t.co/1DUuhbXp4O Tapped.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 7 months ago

You included it for me........thanks.............................:)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

No prob. Still though - would not want it to get lost in the crowd. {:-])

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

BTW - makes for a good TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Former Nestle CEO: 'Water should be privatized, it's not a right' http://www.examiner.com/article/former-nestle-ceo-water-should-be-privatized-it-s-not-a-right … via @examinercom

Really?

Privatized? for Profit?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

I'm wondering though - can we say that they take the very best? - yes it is often times true - but - I guess they also bottle toxic.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 7 months ago

That's in the nature of dirt cheap plastic water bottles.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

Yes yes - but they actually bottle some toxic water.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 7 months ago

In the drive to maximize profits, there's bound to be some "bumps in the road", but don't worry, market forces will take care of everything, because dead people will stop buying that water.........

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

And can be used as an all natural fertilizer (toxins being a natural part of the environment).

Way back when - Indians planted their corn with dead fish.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 7 months ago

Ah yes. soil-ient green.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

Yep - I think that that is their plan for when they kill off enough soil so that crops can not be raised.