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July 15, 2014 10:44 AM   Subscribe

Artist Leaves Cute Motivational Sticky Notes On The Train
posted by Brandon Blatcher (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I hate "motivational" cruft, and by the middle of the page I was smiling. You go, Motivation Cat.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:56 AM on July 15 [1 favorite]


Cute! SAY IT.
posted by gwint at 11:10 AM on July 15 [1 favorite]


Hey, cat. Guess what? Nobody asked you.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:12 AM on July 15 [4 favorites]


Don't hate this post, make this post hate you

That can be arranged, but I understand the mods frown on it.
posted by echo target at 11:14 AM on July 15


Pro Tip: When on a subway, any subway... LICK NOTHING!
posted by Splunge at 11:29 AM on July 15 [2 favorites]


Just knew it would be October Jones, he's great!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:18 PM on July 15


I can see some people hating these. But I don't. They're just little post-its; they don't demand attention; they aren't everywhere; they're cute; and they may not actually achieve much but they might give someone a small chuckle to themselves.
posted by JHarris at 12:39 PM on July 15


Clearly, the reason commuters are apparently in need of motivation has nothing to do with the fact that their culture has made slaves of them, deprived them of personal space and agency, and forces them to congregate shoulder to shoulder every day in vast hives to toil in the service of their wealthy masters. No. It must instead have everything to do with some innate flaw in the individuals themselves, that can be can corrected by simply adopting a different mental attitude of innate entitlement and competence. Yes, that's it; there's no chance that the cognitive dissonance between the reality of their daily lives and the cultural expectation to project happiness and confidence and satisfaction will result in any negative side-effects whatsoever. Let's encourage blanket positive thinking, especially in circumstances characterised by monotonous despair. It's good for business.
posted by Verg at 12:59 PM on July 15 [10 favorites]


Okay, those are better than I was expecting. Also, cute! Also, good artwork!
posted by rmd1023 at 1:13 PM on July 15


I AM A SUPERFLY SEX MACHINE!!!

wait, what... oh SUCCESS! Never mind. Please remove the handcuffs, it was all a simple mistake. A cat named Peppy told me to scream it and I misheard.
posted by not_on_display at 1:37 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


the cultural expectation to project happiness and confidence and satisfaction

A derail, but though I agree with the happiness and confidence part, I think there's actually a cultural expectation against satisfaction. Don't want a higher-paying job, bigger house, flashier car? Obviously you lack ambition.
posted by echo target at 1:50 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


"Don't hate Monday. Make Monday hate you"
If only!
posted by ferret branca at 1:52 PM on July 15


These would brighten my day. I totally chuckled.
posted by chatongriffes at 2:29 PM on July 15


Let's encourage blanket positive thinking, especially in circumstances characterised by monotonous despair.

I'm with you! WE GOT THIS!
posted by billiebee at 12:31 AM on July 16


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