“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt...

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“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt...

“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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H Halkin's picture

Not sure if you know who I am...Caught your show in West Palm Beach...
Just want to tell you how much I love and adore you .. ever and always..
Your daughter is gorgeous..and having not met I'm guessing as sweet.
intelligent and talented as her mom..

P.S. Oh and they do butt in don't they... some people just can't seem to
mind their own business..


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"Well, you shouldn't let any of it get to you. Just steer clear of this sort of conflict, and if they're not comfortable taking advantage from behind, then line them all up front and hit'm again." -Sun Tzu, the Art of War
my favorite

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