Mooninites, from one of the Duo


Here’s a note from Sean, one of the people who were in the media last year for the Mooninite event, he sent this in… post in the comments with you thoughts! –

Hi, I’m Sean Stevens, From the infamous Mooninite Madness of 1-31-07. Unfortunately I’ve been totally buried in work and other things so I didn’t have a chance to “celebrate” the anniversary… But if you would, please send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has remembered the day. It’s a scary world where the people in Office don’t understand the need to change things, Make them how we want. But it’s a basic desire. The desire to Create. The desire to Make things Better. The fact that people have created Bushinites and Binladenites…. Even a Zebblerite! And put them all over Boston…In some of the same spots even… To me it’s a real show of strength and civil disobedience. Of course, I know it’s all in fun too… That’s all it was ever meant as. (Though I prefer the “LOLz” spelling personally) Anyways, I hope that more people will put effort into trying to understand things that they don’t… Fear of things that aren’t understood that is the root cause of Terrorism. Until more people start thinking for themselves and stop letting the government/media tell them what is truth I’m afraid we are stuck with that fear. Government and Police can only write laws and try to stop those who break them. Then they can publish stories of their “Success” and hold press conferences… To make us think we are safe. But we aren’t. Rely on yourself. Rely on Community. Live your life, be aware of your surroundings. The only thing worse than loosing one’s life is giving it up for false safety-Sean Stevens

28 thoughts on “Mooninites, from one of the Duo

  1. Sarcastic says:

    Another 1-31-2007 post. Awesome. Keep it up.

  2. Robbie says:

    Very nice! This is now a Maker holiday! Don’t fear art!

  3. grobbins says:

    It wasn’t art. It was advertising. Please please please be sure and know the difference.

  4. Monga says:

    Churches forced artists to paint religious scenes but that is art too. I don’t have a problem with the start of an art form coming from advertising.

  5. Josh says:

    So how bout them Haircuts?

  6. grobbins says:

    I have a problem with corporations co-opting and diluting the art and culture that we artists work so hard to create, all in the name of profits for the very few. Do you think these two sub sub sub contractors made as much money from this project as Interference Inc., the advertising firm that came up with the campaign? Or Time Warner? The worst thing you can do as a cultural being is to accept the detritus of corporate advertising as art. Because it essentially doesn’t have your interests at heart. I’m all for patronage. But patronage this is not.

  7. Volkemon says:

    @ Grobbins- Well said.(Both posts)

    @Monga- I don’t believe churches ‘forced’ artists, it was a very happy artist to get a big church project.

    As far as the ‘artist’ featured..I will only look to him for answers to hair questions, per his request.
    ( Trying to get meaning from his writing helped me decide also…what drivel!)

  8. The Thompson Five says:

    I still feel bad for this guy. He takes a job hanging up some signs, and not only does he get publicly pilloried for it, but now we expect him to become a martyr for the cause and come out with some profound sermon on the mount type of statement we can all rally around a year later. He can’t win.

  9. UnderwhelmedByItAll says:

    The guy was paid to make a publicity stunt, but the actions border on misdemeanors. He hides behind his actions when confronted claiming it is art.

    He has the freedom to express himself in art. I is a great freedom (freedom of expression, freedom of speech) that we have in this country. But with that freedom comes the responsibility to the rest of this society to perform the art in a way that doesn’t infringe on other people.

    He used scare tactic of terrorism to perform a commercial job for cashy money to pocket. Anybody can call themselves artists, doing so doesn’t justify actions that are decremental to others.

    I’m glad that people have the desire to express themselves, and push the envelope, buck the system. But if you do so, you are still responsible for what you do. You cannot cower behind “art” and demand absolution from the society you bucked.

  10. Anonymous says:

    > but the actions border on misdemeanors

    …and there, there on the other side, in the middle of the other side, away from everything else on the other side, in parentheses, capital letters, quotated, read the following words:


    I went over to the sergeant, said, “Sargeant, you got a lot a damn gall to ask me if I’ve rehabilitated myself, I mean, I mean, I mean that just, I’m sittin’ here on the bench, I mean I’m sittin here on the Group W bench ’cause you want to know if I’m moral enough to ‘pologize to the Boston PD (who just finished shut tin’ down an entire city, tryin’ to weasel Ted Turner outa $2,000,000, scarin’ the daylight outa their citizens’ kids, shuttin’ down alla the streets and bridges)… after bein’ a litterbug.”

    He looked at me and said, “Kid, we don’t like your kind, and we’re gonna send you fingerprints off to Boston.”

    And friends, somewhere in Boston, enshrined in some little folder, is a study in black and white of my fingerprints. And the only reason I’m singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if you’re in a situation like that there’s only one thing you can do and that’s walk into the shrink wherever you are, just walk in say “Shrink, you can get anything you want, at Evil Mad Science Labs”. And walk out.

    You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he’s really sick and they won’t take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they’re both advertisin’ for a movie and they won’t take either of them.

    And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin a bar of Evil Mad Science Labs and walking out. They may think it’s an organization.

    And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said
    fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Evil Mad Science Labs and walking out? And friends they may thinks it’s a movement.

    And that’s what it is , the Evil Mad Science Anti-Paranoia Movement, and all you got to do to join is is build something the next time it comes around on the guitar.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Uh, huh. Not really a comment in the nonsensical prose above, but a big advertisement for Evil Mad Science Labs.

    Please let me commit crimes in the name of ‘art’ so I can make my money…

  12. Grammar Police says:

    I can think of lots of things worse then loosing my life. In fact, I quite enjoy keeping my life pretty loose. Losing it now, that might be bad.

  13. Anonymous says:

    OK, so s/Evil Mad Science Labs/Maker Faire Restaurant/g

    Or anything else that scans with “Alice’s Restaurant”!

  14. The Snob says:

    Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?

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