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“No Thank You, Have A Nice Life!” by Inphltrate

February 14, 2019

Love this little wheatpaste from Inphltrate found on Front street between Girard avenue and Thompson street in Fishtown!

“Surround yourself with only people
who are going to lift you higher.”
Oprah Winfrey

When I spotted Inphltrate’s wheatpaste the other day, it immediately reminded me of the famous Oprah quote above. Which then reminded me of Abbi Jacobson‘s character on Broad City and her obsession with Oprah as a near God-like figure. Which then made me think about God and if God exists for like a split second before I quickly started thinking about what a profound impact Oprah has had on the elder Millennial generation. Which then made me wonder, When did Oprah even leave ABC to create her own network, because maybe her impact was on ALL Millennials? Which I then Googled and found out. It was May 25, 2011.

The point of this story is that brains are funny and streams of consciousness can be easily jumpstarted by what we see and experience. It’s one of the reasons why I’m so passionate about thinking about what’s in our public space, so much so that I work on projects that encourage conversations around the topic. It’s also why, as Oprah affirms, it’s good to surround yourself with as many of the most supportive people as you can and do your best to leave the rest.

Thank you Oprah, thank you Inphltrate! Now please excuse me as I YouTube old clips of Oprah’s show to seek further wisdom and to further avoid folding my laundry.

Read my past interview with Inphltrate here, and see past work from the artist here!

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  1. February 19, 2019 11:41 am

    I thought this might be a response to Jeff Bezos’ “No thank you, Mr. Pecker” post on Medium. It’s clever to put this on a shopping bag which usually says “thank you.” Hi Conrad!

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