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When graffiti artist Shepard Fairey turned his talents to US politics, his reward was international acclaim and a letter of thanks from Barack Obama. When he employed a similar tactic in Denmark, however, the response proved altogether less edifying.

 

Last weekend, Fairey – creator of the famous "Hope" poster that came to encapsulate Obama's 2008 presidential campaign – was beaten up after the opening of his exhibition at a Copenhagen gallery.

 

Earlier this month he was involved with a controversial mural that has enraged leftwing anarchists throughout the city.

 

"I have a black eye and a bruised rib," Fairey told the Guardian.

 

According to reports, 41-year-old Fairey and his colleague Romeo Trinidad were punched and kicked by at least two men outside the Kodboderne 18 nightclub in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Fairey claims the men called him "Obama illuminati" and ordered him to "go back to America".

 

The LA-based artist believes the attack was sparked by a misunderstanding over his mural commemorating the demolition of the legendary "Ungdomshuset" (youth house) at Jagtvej 69. The building, a long-term base for Copenhagen's leftwing community, was controversially demolished in 2007. In the intervening years it has become a potent symbol of the standoff between the establishment in Copenhagen and its radical fringe.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/aug/12/shepard-fairey-beaten-danish-mural

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Barley didn't do too well (audience-wise) because it was so far ahead of the curve that hipsters hadn't become something you see every day.. it was a Shoreditch/Hoxton thing. Watch it now and it's like seeing the most prophetic TV ever.

 

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There are dickheads just like this in Sheffield FFS

 

Basically, it was aimed at the media luvvies it was satirising.

True, the problem is that they bred and now populate everywhere/everything

 

 

Also, it wasn't that funny

I thought it was alright, but not side-splitting

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Guest Iain C

I thought it was alright, but not side-splitting

 

Definitely had its moments, and way better than most of the dross Ch4 put out in recent years... but Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker are capable of much better imho. I loved TVGoHome.

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I thought it was alright, but not side-splitting

 

Definitely had its moments, and way better than most of the dross Ch4 put out in recent years... but Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker are capable of much better imho. I loved TVGoHome.

 

I think the problem is that you had previous knowledge of it and expectations based on that. when i first saw nathan barley i came in as a massive chris morris fan and was disappointed due to lack of laughs. but watching it over the years since i now love it. its not perfect but its really funny to me now. I don't think the accusation that it was aimed at the people it satirized is valid either. i'm not a hipster, don't ride a bmx etc and i get it

 

as for the rise of the idiots...i think we ain't seen nothing yet

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Yeah if you don't think Nathan Barley was funny then rewatch it!

 

I didn't think it was funny when it screened on TV even though, at the time, I was out in Hoxton most week nights finding all the prototype hipsters very confusing and hilarious.

 

It's a sitcom, not a satire - after you get to know, and like, every character all their flaws are lovabley hilarious rather than just disheartening.

 

 

Would a few more seasons of worked? I can't tell but I hoped there would be some.

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Guest Gary C

Basically, it was aimed at the media luvvies it was satirising.

 

Also, it wasn't that funny.

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omg i just watched it again

 

ahahaha

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Bad Uncle

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lol this made my mornign tuesday.. i need to find shows like this

 

I'm not sure if you want to. Liv Ann Young had a show in the town I'm living in. A part of this show was when she took a crap on the floor just in front of the audience. And then her helpers tried to push the shit back into her ass. http://www.adressa.no/kultur/scene/article1532317.ece

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heh. ))<>((

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if you had a vagina, what would you stuff up it to represent society?

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if you had a vagina, what would you stuff up it to represent society?

A tin opener and a can of spaghetti-o's.

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last one I promise!

 

james-blake-dubstep_0.jpg

 

http://hipsterrunoff...iecentrism.html

 

The things that drew me to dubstep in the first place weren't necessarily the kind of testosterone-driven environments that you got from say, late jungle or some of the drum 'n' bass stuff that was happening after that. I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers — who I can't even be bothered naming — have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there's this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It's a million miles away from the ethos of it. It's been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that's not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I'm concerned.

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Also, it wasn't that funny

I thought it was alright, but not side-splitting

 

same. i liked it. it reminded me of a few people i used to know. shit cracked me up!

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I thought it was alright, but not side-splitting

 

Definitely had its moments, and way better than most of the dross Ch4 put out in recent years... but Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker are capable of much better imho. I loved TVGoHome.

 

not sure about Charlie Brooker. he comes across as a complete arrogant prick most of the time!

and he's not very funny with it.. "fact". lol

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I thought it was alright, but not side-splitting

 

Definitely had its moments, and way better than most of the dross Ch4 put out in recent years... but Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker are capable of much better imho. I loved TVGoHome.

 

I think the problem is that you had previous knowledge of it and expectations based on that. when i first saw nathan barley i came in as a massive chris morris fan and was disappointed due to lack of laughs. but watching it over the years since i now love it. its not perfect but its really funny to me now. I don't think the accusation that it was aimed at the people it satirized is valid either. i'm not a hipster, don't ride a bmx etc and i get it

 

as for the rise of the idiots...i think we ain't seen nothing yet

 

true that, and the rest of this.

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shampoo is for washing your scalp; conditioner is for washing your hair

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last one I promise!

 

james-blake-dubstep_0.jpg

 

http://hipsterrunoff...iecentrism.html

 

The things that drew me to dubstep in the first place weren't necessarily the kind of testosterone-driven environments that you got from say, late jungle or some of the drum 'n' bass stuff that was happening after that. I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers — who I can't even be bothered naming — have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there's this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It's a million miles away from the ethos of it. It's been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that's not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I'm concerned.

 

What he says is true though...

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