Not Saussure

December 8, 2006

Inspirational…

Filed under: Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 10:52 pm

Folks might be familiar with Demotivators, the rather less upbeat versions of those pretty photos and inspirational slogans you sometimes see advertised (God knows who buys them). Anyway, I came across a site called ishkur.com; the author writes,

Motivational posters! Those cute little signs with the snappy statements and pretty pictures that are supposed to solve all your problems. The cheerfully optimistic wall decorators championed by “office synergizers” and morale boosters alike that, realistically, carry nothing but hollow rhetoric. Well, one good ripped off idea deserves another, so I stylebited the typeset, punchiness and it’s-funny-because-it’s-trueness of despair.com’s Demotivators for disaffected college students and cubical slaves. Only applying them to every day things. Originally this was going to be an electronic music thing, but then I started coming up with nifty ideas for other topics, so I separated them into distinct categories. Peruse at your peril (and feel free to meme these things around the internet like a motherfucking religious cult):

He covers subjects as diverse as astrology, intelligent design and government, . My favourite:


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