what is art?

May 20, 2008




  1. axrinekey on May 23, 2008 at 12:31 am

    That’s amusing xD


  2. lynndarwinharris on May 22, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    That was funny!!

  3. Xavi_cardenas on May 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    i knew that those pigeons were going to do something ridiculous!!! hahaha lol
    following the Fishgoingwest comment…. MIKE DOING LIKE A MONKEY ISN’T CUTE!! , it’s just fun to laugh at xD

  4. Fishgoingwest on May 22, 2008 at 4:51 am

    It’s fun!HA HA HA

    The gorillaz says that he does art at the fever level,ha ha.

    And I think maybe you can show up in the video,acting like a monkey artist.

    I mean it seems that you love to act like a money and that’s really cute

  5. _mYfOrGiVeNeSs_ on May 21, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    ha ha i loved the “Print” art by the dog. very deep, but it is so hilarious @ the same time. i loved it! thanks for posting! 🙂

  6. asianotter on May 21, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    LOL! Monkey poop art . . . classic! thanks for sharing and for the laughs! ; )

  7. Madlen on May 21, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    animals are really smart…i didn’t know they talk though:Dhaha ok really how do you find these videos?there’re like in my all time favourite video collection 😀

  8. psykobouliz on May 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    haha THIS is art !

  9. clara110 on May 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    just gotta say u that ur website is great.xD. i always send these videos to some friends of mine, and they’re like:’ Where the fuck did u get this from? ‘.. and i always say its from ur blog, and now we’re about 20 people looking for a new posting nearly every day, and if there’s something new, be sure to hear about it the next day at school.xP

    so, KEEP POSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks.xD

  10. SimplyMode on May 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Oh dude! i didn’t know creature comforts was in the US

    thats dope! xD

    I HEART it bigg time =]

  11. SteppinRazor on May 21, 2008 at 11:57 am

    yes kathyxx, I did. ie/ soup can.

    Being an English major, I was TOTALLY disappointed that literature and poetry were not even MENTIONED.
    I suppose mentions of comic books and song writing made up for it a tad 😀

    PS. Bec, you’re so British!

  12. Sonia_LP on May 21, 2008 at 11:26 am

    A US creature comforts! wow I thought it was just a U.K thing. LOL very funny. Gorilla in the zoo & dogs playing poka insane!!!.
    well have a good evening. (couldnt u extend ur exhibition to mid august, i fly into Cali then?). Oh well can’t wait for milton keynes. See u then.xx

  13. Y_ on May 21, 2008 at 10:58 am

    haha. i just found an ad it said “what is art?” a minute ago.

    so, what is art for u, mike?

  14. LiyanaNaznim on May 21, 2008 at 10:28 am

    haha .. nice one

    well i think i can agree with all of them! 😛

  15. Ssophia on May 21, 2008 at 8:55 am

    ..i have any words,but that’s fucking funny))))specially birds.donkey and dogs.After this video i wasn’t under the table,i was on the table.Good,in spite of this small movie is cheerful,it also has deep sense and it’s really make me concernad in question what it means art!?And i’m sure that anybody can’t exactly give answer.By the way,i don’t know why, but the dog in the carpet with slippers is very likely Chaz.(nothing personal)

  16. JPkaukonen on May 21, 2008 at 8:46 am

    That’s P E R F E C T ::)

  17. KAT83 on May 21, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I love Creature Comforts. Very cute.

  18. Ilo on May 21, 2008 at 8:36 am

    This question is not easy to answer…..and I can´t do this! I think it´s in the point and meaning of the individuell viewer what art ist! For me this movie is art, for example. I liked the beagle and the tap-dancing crawfish most (because I do tap-dancing too) …..they were funny ;-))


  19. yanTyan on May 21, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Such a complicated question , mikey got a mental sensor of surroundings.

    First , one like

    Second , someone like


  20. shan1105 on May 21, 2008 at 7:48 am

    that is some funny shit, i am totally against dolphin art too. ha ha!

  21. Cara on May 21, 2008 at 7:26 am

    wow i had no idea there was an American version of Creature Comforts!
    funny stuff XD

  22. msgirl on May 21, 2008 at 7:09 am

    oh…..mikey….that’s awesome….:) kiki……you always make my day….:) and love yah….;) have anice day…..greetings for others and anna ,ur pets…:)

  23. maria on May 21, 2008 at 6:24 am

    The first and broadest sense of art is the one that has remained closest to the older Latin meaning, which roughly translates to “skill” or “craft,” and also from an Indo-European root meaning “arrangement” or “to arrange”. In this sense, art is whatever is described as having undergone a deliberate process of arrangement by an agent. A few examples where this meaning proves very broad include artifact, artificial, artifice, artillery, medical arts, and military arts. However, there are many other colloquial uses of the word, all with some relation to its etymology.
    the piece of my search in wiki)

  24. maria on May 21, 2008 at 6:15 am

    and if you don’t mind my posting the results of my search in the comment here (I will write just a piece of it) for you to broden your profound skills).

  25. MusicalMorphine on May 21, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Haha, that was great! I liked the monkey’s impression of that painter, I forget his name but my parents used to watch him all the time.

  26. maria on May 21, 2008 at 6:11 am

    well, hi Mike) 🙂 It’s great) The word art can mean different things and I’ve been brooding about it many times and still didn’t find the appropriate way to explain it to myself)haha) In my opinion art is a kinda mirror of people’s life perceptions)
    And also it reflects their thoughts about life and the way they perceive the world, the role they play in this world now and then. ) That’s just one point of view of course there can be lots of them) And you can look up in Wikipedia for the word art)
    Well, I’m gonna do it myself) Have a nice day) God Bless you)

  27. Helene on May 21, 2008 at 5:29 am

    haha =) awesome (L)

  28. theOuiSkey on May 21, 2008 at 4:46 am

    dangg..i like the gecko…hohoho….

  29. AS_21 on May 21, 2008 at 4:08 am

    art is a friend of mine… ^^ but yeah, I agree with a duck ;p art always is as different as different people are… monkey’s painting must have been awesome


  30. AmyLynette_91 on May 21, 2008 at 2:25 am

    heheheh Art… i dont know how to define art… but i agree with the bird at the statue.. her voice sounds sexy…

  31. Sashy on May 21, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Funny, we were talking about this in my Art class today. More so to do with the Dada and Surrealist movements, you know, Arp, Tanguy, Magrite, Miro, Ernst; Pretty interesting some of that stuff. Might take this in tomorrow, good for a laugh =)

  32. Japan on May 21, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I don’t understand video so much. Because my English isn’t good enough yet. sorry.
    By the way, did you know about “elephant painting” ? He is writing the picture better than I.
    He’s smart and cute. 🙂 I think there might be an art also in the animal world.
    It’s like a fairy tale.
    check it out !

  33. KATHYxx on May 20, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    That’s a clever video.
    Anyone else catch the hidden references to other paintings and such in there?

  34. Reem on May 20, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    that was funnyand interesting, i woulda loved to see what you think art is? but that mademe think,truely what is art? i thought i knew but i never actualy thaught about it,art is whatever you come up with after feeling that certain feeling,hitting that spot that gets you to do what’s known as art,to express your feelings and them out in some piece,its intereseting you posed this,yesterday at school my art teacher was telling this girl how her work isn’t ‘artistic’ cos its messy? we had a discussion,i just wanted to show her that art doesnt gotta be neat or whatever she was after to be art, eh teachers these days lol,any who thanks for sharing, that was cool:)

  35. nillp on May 20, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    i don’t know if u noticed it, but i disappeared few days.. but it wasn’t my fault. it was marcelo adnet’s fault.. 😡 i promisse i won’t do this again. sorry. :~

    changing the subject.

    for me art is the feelings, the life and what the person expect or believe expressed in a lot of different ways.. art isn’t just art. is something u do with ur heart and want to share with everybody (or not).. is something u’r proud of doing.. is something that u put all ur feelings and want to scream and to show to everybody: I MADE IT.. ha!

    have a great week and take care.

    see u later. love ya ~ mk’nil ♥

  36. vanessa_6487 on May 20, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I think everyone has a different opinion on what art is… for me art is a way of expressing ur self… it doesn’t matter what form… literature, paintings, lyrics, music (playing it n making it) , dancing…. For me art has to come from the soul… art is pieces of soul… SO WHAT’S ART FOR U MR.SHINODA??? Hope u can answer.. Love u n take care

    att. Vanessa

  37. DTime on May 20, 2008 at 6:14 pm

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  38. Seal on May 20, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Hahaha, that was great. XD The perspectives were interesting, and the humor was a nice spice up to it. I’m also a fan of that particular animation style. I can’t remember who does it, because I fail like that, but I know that they did Wallace and Gromit.

  39. analoggirl on May 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    That was awesome on so many levels! Love the dig at Jackson Pollock -> “I thought you said you saw a penis!” lol The “impressionist”‘s impressions were cute too.

  40. Jaclyn on May 20, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Yeah! The vid is awesome and very interesting and thanx god i understood every word 😀 Ithink we will turn back to your latest posts in august and will be surprized

  41. Jaclyn on May 20, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    And i ….just slept today and saw a dream. Like you and me were in the same class at a college, not an art college, but a teacher told everybody to draw a picture, we should have drawn a wall and a graffity on that wall. And i was afraid coz i couldnt draw at all but i knew that you’re such a good friend and would draw a pic for me. And then i thought that if you draw it the teacher’d understand that it was your work coz you had a unique style…. but i decided that if you drew the pic out of MY mind not of YOURS everything’d be okey ))) and i asked you and you agreed to help. The picture was – a country road, a mill and a girl on the bike ………… omfg did i put it down ?!

  42. lp_fm_fan on May 20, 2008 at 3:28 pm


    Art has a different definition to everyone. and LOL @ the birds. xD

  43. bec on May 20, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Creature comforts with american accents sounds wrong

  44. theluispez on May 20, 2008 at 1:41 pm


    It´s amazing!! the animation is really really good!
    I´m studying fine arts right now, and it´s a question that really has a very personal and non-clear answer…
    It´s not answered for me right now, I still looking for it, but I think that everything is artistic and creative in life, I think that life is the most important art piece…

    I really want to know as sammy asked, what do you think MS ?¿?¿ It´s a really helpful and important opinion…

  45. Sammy on May 20, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    what is art for you mike ??

  46. yun on May 20, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Haha this was great! Really funny, done really well graphicly and the characters are perfectly real! Thanks Mikey ___

  47. Kostas on May 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    It seems everyone has got his own opinion. Too bad nobody mentioned sth about literature or poetry or sth. In my opinion, art is expressing one’s self… in a personal and impersonal level… An artist, is somebody who can think and feel stuff…. like simple, everyday stuff…. such simple stuff inspire him to create things, whatever his art is… Now, as a fan of your work, i have to say… only for puting such subjects in your personal website…. you are an artist…. i mean…. like… the quality of an artist really matters…. (some dude from greece)

  48. Sammy on May 20, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    great video …

  49. cuz on May 20, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    oh Mike that’s great 😀 thanks for posting, i just write an essay how art can influance a person. this video might be helpful with creation a definition of art ;D love you 🙂

  50. Yahali on May 20, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    LOL nice vid…..from yooootooob (yeah i still there XD )


  51. merve on May 20, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    youtube doesnt work in here!something’s wrong,i guess.so i couldnt watch the vid.but anyway,tnx for the post mike:)

  52. LPSoldier on May 20, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Hey Mike !

    Nice Video .! Creature Comforts is so amazing .. :D!
    Anyway … I’ve a question .
    You guys come next year to Germany? I was this year in Frankfurt and now I’m addicted of your live performances :D. (Of course of your fantastic music 2).

    Hope ² get a answer … 🙂

    greez LPSoldier

  53. Daga280 on May 20, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    hahah dude, its hilarious ;D the ‘printing dog’ and pigeons R great 😛

  54. rockermeg on May 20, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Creature Comforts!!!!!!!!!!!Absolutely hilarious!

    Tap-dancing crab XD

    http://www.dictionary.reference.com ‘s definition of art is “the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.”

    …That makes sense…I think…:)

    Thanks for sharing Mike!


    PS-Just purchased Milton Keynes Bowl tickets for June 29th! Can’t wait!

  55. RachaelLP on May 20, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Haha Creature Comforts is a brilliant nice one.
    Creature Comforts is art =D

  56. Curiosa on May 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Hey Mike, it’s Spurs vs. Lakers. How about a friendly wager? If Spurs lose I’ll buy your shoes & wear them even though I don’t have anything that would go with them & if Lakers lose, you’ll post on fmmb for a whole week once a day. How about it? 🙂

  57. Zara on May 20, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I think that anything that has an impact on another person can be argued as art.

    I lol’d at the hamster and the budgies

  58. Cheryl_PTT on May 20, 2008 at 11:21 am


    ohhhhhhhhhhh kayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  59. Masa on May 20, 2008 at 11:20 am

    That was pretty nice! Arigato Mike!

    This is my description of art by the way.


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