Episode 127 – Psychic Damage w/ Topher Florence

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Episode 127 - Psychic Damage w/ Topher Florence
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OK and Sarah slightly lose it this week talking to their guru at the top of the mountain, possible legend, and internet auteur Topher Florence aka Docfuture1. Actually coming from Something Awful in the early 2000s, Topher’s work as a writer and video artist cut to the bone, and present a highly informed perspective of fandom, cringe culture, anonymous cruelty aka the “caldron of suburban internet”. Why did Disney buy Marvel? Why has isekai taken off in the past decade? Why do we still differentiate between high and low culture, even though we know better? An episode for the Real Ones and a desperate attempt by OK to history-build a hagiography in order to justify all this other shit we do. We’re starting a cult for if you ever wanted to be your own boss, set your own hours, and huff paint while flashbacking to Gooey Gus. Get in on the ground floor if you’re ready to change your life!

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Funky Kong Country updates thread: https://mobile.twitter.com/topherflorence/status/1383669951324581890

Sonic 1 Easy Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-ef8SD9gUg&t=193s&ab_channel=RaocowGV

Still I shitpost: Cory in the Abyss on a communism of the visual + antiblackness in the meme-o-sphere with manuel arturo abreu: https://www.aqnb.com/2017/12/12/still-i-shitpost-cory-in-the-abyss-on-a-communism-of-the-visual-antiblackness-in-the-meme-o-sphere-with-manuel-arturo-abreu/

Episode 116 – The Gossip Industrial Complex

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Episode 116 - The Gossip Industrial Complex
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Darcie, OK, and Sarah get in their feelings this week after some hurtful, toxic people decided to write articles that gave them agita and welled their sparkling Ghibli-wiggly eyes. OK, as per usual, sat too long above the Delphic vapors and what was once incomprehensible babbling now proves prophetic. What is it about this big beautiful city that takes over peoples brains like the fungus that spores out of an ant’s head and says “what culture is missing is my trailblazing frippery. I am truly a tribune of the people (who own iPhones)” (subscribe to the patreon at patreon.com/artandlabor)?

Embrace the dark twin pillars of compulsive dirtbag left-bashing and yelling at them dag-nabbed trustfund Party Monsters to get off our lawn. Remember kids, the only good affect is a flat affect and other negative symptoms, present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period, concurrent with at least one other characteristic: delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence), and when depressive or bipolar disorder with psychotic features has been ruled out. Check out the discord and suggest anime to stream! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Sarah has started writing the descriptions and they’re very good now


the dangerous game of flirting with liberalism: https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-dirtbag-left-stars-are-flirting-with-the-far-right


NYT on dimes square zine scene: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/07/business/media/the-drunken-canal-media-nyc.html

Giuliani NYPD training company: http://www.giulianisecurity.com/ https://theintercept.com/2018/10/05/rudy-giuliani-amazon-contract-brazil-election/

Brooklyn Dad, Deep State: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1369334266518241290

Episode 88 – The Four Horsemen of Economic Collapse

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Episode 88 - The Four Horsemen of Economic Collapse
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Welcome to the stage Ms. “Show” Bezos!! We watched the congressional antitrust committee lightly prod the four biggest tech company CEOs in the country. Surely the system will be able to hold these monopolies accountable and protect our user data! What could go wrong? Excuse me Mr. Google, how do I open PDF? Between surreal dreams we dip in and out of the doomer fog and try to think about or imagine possible futures. There is a huge eviction crisis on the horizon, and a major confrontation incoming as congress fails to extend unemployment insurance (for now). If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Amazon’s Shifting Definition of What Is “Essential” https://themarkup.org/coronavirus/2020/04/07/amazons-shifting-definition-of-what-is-essential

that garbage piece about “Hustle” replacing “Gig” Economy: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1288666229352300550

COME TO THE MARCH TOMORROW (or support a similar march near you)

Episode 48 – Unions Rule, New York Times Drools

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Episode 48 - Unions Rule, New York Times Drools
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So beautiful to see artworkers on the cover of the paper of record! Too bad NYT whiffs it so hard—for an article about worker struggle they sure showcase a lot of bosses. We discuss how the media frames systemic issues in defeatist or individualist terms, we push against the scarcity mindset, encourage more decentralized actions, and urge everyone to demand public museum ownership. This is the episode for our takes on “The Tear Gas Biennial,” and it’s complicated! PS the new Lion King is just The Veldt come true. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor (if you support us on drip, please switch over). Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder (horrible title): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/arts/museum-pay-unions.html

Artists who have pulled from Whitney: http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/19/whitney-biennial-artists-kanders-removal/

Artists who have decided to stay in: http://www.artnews.com/2019/07/23/whitney-biennial-artist-removals/

The Tear Gas Biennial: https://www.artforum.com/slant/hannah-black-ciaran-finlayson-and-tobi-haslett-on-the-2019-whitney-biennial-80328

On Willem Van Spronsen: https://itsgoingdown.org/on-williem-van-spronsen/

Gretchen Felker-Martin writes about regressive fandom stuff well: https://www.patreon.com/posts/25994657

Episode 40 – The Conspiracy of Art

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Episode 40 - The Conspiracy of Art
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Hello everyone! Y’all ready to dive into the simulacrum void? We discuss press releases, how publicity influences art economies, the concepts of nothingness/realities, and synthesize the convo with an essay from the original media theorist weirdo Jean Baudrillard. Zine folks: catch OK at TCAF this weekend! Thank you Peter (@deadtreesanddye) for sending us the Hito zines! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

Read Lucia’s piece here: https://d.rip/artandlabor/posts/usa-funding-analysis-5NrNk