Twitter learned a valuable lesson this week: passive-aggressively pranking your messy roommate can double as fine art.
To be fair, not all messy roommates are created equal. There's the saucepan-in-sink roommate, for example, who likes to fill dirty pots with water and "let them soak" for weeks. There's the couch roommate, who stores at least a quarter of their belongings on the sofa for reasons you'll never understand.
And then there's the cutlery caper, who doesn't not do the dishes, per se, but has a nasty habit of leaving single pieces of unwashed cutlery around. A peanut butter knife, a sour cream spoon—nothing big, but annoying nonetheless.
For comedian Justin Cousson, who appears to live with a cutlery caper (albeit one with a few other vices), this was the perfect fodder for a "passive-aggressive art gallery."
Here are a few of the finest pieces. We're particularly drawn to "Cheese Knife," which seems to have cheese stuck to its handle for some reason.
My passive-aggressive art gallery is thriving, although some critics don't care for my emphasis on found pieces. pic.twitter.com/qp9hJ651tW
— justin L! cousson (@justincousson) March 16, 2017
Critics seem to be pleased. "The curation is stunning," wrote one fellow tweeter. "So elegant and simple, yet innovative, truly a breath of fresh air."
@justincousson I'd say it's art! Shows human interaction with inorganic objects and the subtle statements are quite clever! Hehe.
— an old soul (@goast_n_stuff) March 18, 2017
@justincousson the curation is stunning, so elegant and simple, yet innovative, truly a breath of fresh air
— bone mother (@barfbabe) March 16, 2017
@justincousson The boxes-on-couch piece is my fave because of the conceptual twist of "What even *is* breaking them down", etc.
— girlyratfish (@girlyratfish) March 18, 2017
@justincousson This is one of the best things on the Internet this week. BRILLIANT.
— Doctor G (@DoctorG777) March 18, 2017
No word yet on when this hits The Whitney, but we'll keep you updated when it does, because it absolutely should.