This is what I like to imagine that paintings get up to in their spare time:
Girl With A Pearl Earring: Did you hear that Congress is thinking about trying to regulate the internet? It’s total censorship! They can’t do this to us! They’re infringing on our artistic expression and ability to get stuff for free!
The Scream: No! How will my nonprofit grassroots community protest group get the message out now that we won’t be able to stream copyrighted material on our website? We can’t pay for these things; we’re already operating out of Whistler’s Mother’s basement!
The Scream: It’s just that sort of apathetic, bourgeois attitude that creates an atmosphere of entitlement among the power players and the authority addicts! Information is free! Ideas can’t be regulated! Occupy the Internet! Oh, and could you pick up some toaster pastries on your way home? Van Gogh’s self-portrait ate the last one. Greedy bastard.
American Gothic: We deeply oppose any legislation that would interfere with our ability to find free porn and download movies currently in theaters at three in the morning while net surfing in our underwear. It’s un-American.
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