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What is the meaning of life?

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posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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If you haven't seen this before, it's oddly amazing.

I won't ruin it by explaining it. If you can't see video on your current device… wait until you can, then watch.



This guy (Matthew Silver) is a man who runs around nyc in underwear saying and doing radical things. A friend and I stopped and actually listened, and he said some beautiful things.



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posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I love that guy.

P.S the meaning of life is love, joy and goodness.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

He's the one who ran into Forever 21 in his underwear drumming and singing "Stop buying stuff! Love is the answer!". I've seen him before.

Silva is pretty much the twin of The Alligator, he's a very obscure NYC agitator and activist. They look alike and though TA's methods are more internet based and protest focused their mission to question things has made many people think.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

That was probably the best three minutes I have invested in a YouTube video.

Me and that Mr. Silver are now homies for life. I loved that.






posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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If I ever make it to NYC again, I will find this man.....and give him a huge hug.

Amazing.
Simple.
Pure.
Truth.

LOVE! NOW!



*ba-cawk!*


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posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:19 PM
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He is a performance artist.

Here is an interview he did.

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You didn't actually think he was some crazy random guy did you? He has been performing for years.

Some of the local shows should do some sketches with him he's entertaining. Like SNL or any of the late night comedy shows.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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While I appreciate what he said. This guy is so high on something, I find it amusing people will accept this, while the "drug war" wages on; while the constant judgment of the individual continues on in so many forms, be it creed or race what have you.

I look forward to the better tomorrow.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

The trouble with him is if he dressed "normal" trimmed his hair and tried to get people to question things he'd be ignored. So he does outrageous things. The problem is by doing outrageous actions for attention (and hopefully getting people to think), he's actually making people who question things, look a little odd.

Yes, the crowd may like him in the videos. But oh man if you hear the things people say about him when he leaves.... He opens people's minds no doubt, even if for a small fraction of society. I commend the guy for that but more are turned off by his methods.

NYC has all types, the uptight folks, the laid back nice people but there's no boundaries, no distinction between them when this man's in the area.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

shhhhh! You ruin the effect.





Brilliance is brilliance, whether performed or impromptu.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
He opens people's minds no doubt

And thus, the noble purpose of art.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Even if art opens the minds of a few, some methods are far from noble. Especially if they turn off many more than they turn on. I've had personal experiences with him, seen the crowds in person, their reactions during and after, and business owners. He's like a light-hearted GG Allin in many eyes.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:47 PM
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Ummmm. seems like Al from the theater acting one of his parts. I wonder what this guy is like when he isn't acting?



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

The public is mostly turned off by him, fellow performance artists seem to appreciate his art. I can't speak for his off hours behavior but during performances he's either a decent actor able to put on personalities or he's like many say...



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posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme

lol!

Dude, comparing this Guy to GG Allin is like comparing a Tootsie roll to black tar heroin.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

I said light-hearted. GG wasn't always out of control, he could be very amiable, friendly and caring in rare instances.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme

For every one person that dislikes you, there will be 100 others who do like you, and for every person that likes you, there will be 100 more dislike you, so younyounreally should pay attention to people likes or dislikes, just be who you are, i think thats his message... People are allowed to disagree, and talent he Mick, that why he makes obscene noises in. Between profound words of wisdom.... He reminds me a lot of reading his website, honestly lol



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 11:51 PM
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Live now. Love now. Don't judge. Be happy.

Good advice.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 11:51 PM
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He is very convincing as the village idiot, but he also says the truth.



He reminds me of Diogenes the Cynic telling the truth yet people who can't understand him think he is crazy


Diogenes believed that virtue was better revealed in action than in theory. He used his simple lifestyle and behaviour to criticise the social values and institutions of what he saw as a corrupt society in Athens. There are many tales about him dogging Antisthenes' footsteps and becoming his "faithful hound". Diogenes made a virtue of poverty. He begged for a living and slept in a large ceramic jar in the marketplace. He became notorious for his philosophical stunts such as carrying a lamp in the daytime, claiming to be looking for an honest man. He embarrassed Plato, disputed his interpretation of Socrates and sabotaged his lectures. Diogenes was also responsible for publicly mocking Alexander the Great.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: Dr1Akula

His act has progressed very well over the years. Clearly he's been a keen observer of people as he performs.

I've seen quite a few "performance artists" when I lived in NYC, his current persona is the most thought provoking artist I've seen.



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