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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Noncommercial Branding
« on: April 04, 2017, 02:50:14 pm »
Why not....just buy clothes with no obvious brand label, or remove labels?

This is literally how I tackle this problem. Sometimes band shirts make the cut, but wearing logoless shirts, shoes, etc, is the only way I see how to combat this branded nonsense that consumes our lives.
In other ways, I am still a slave to branding, such as minor things with soda.
Branding isn't completely awful though when branding actually says something, such as with cars, where Tesla, Ford, and Honda all say very different things about the driver but also serve a very different function than each other.

In taking a brief survey of the room I'm in and glancing at the people, most people are wearing logoless clothing.
In many ways, clothing is purely commercial and consumerist. No one wants for clothing in America, Americans want for clothing with status or for clothing that fits with certain events (suit for an interview at the firm). To advocate for a non-branded clothing, a non-commercial clothing line is to engage in the exact same superfluous commercial activity that can be so concerning when taking a critical eye to the world around us.
If someone tried to sell me an identity centered around rejecting identities, that might not be the hook for me that it once was.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Post-Irony
« on: March 08, 2017, 05:04:10 pm »
There is a little symmetry here between the New Sincerity, and Christine Harold's book Ourspace, which is critical of Kale Lassn's AdBusters.

In Ourspace, Harold says the problem with the "anti-commercial" movement is that it's just a negation. It doesn't present a replacement. Adbusters say "stop getting obsessed with brands." But what do we do instead?

You get obsessed with sustainability and local shit and supporting ethics in consumption, etc, etc. This is pretty obvious, though maybe a tad implied.

TBH, it seems like irony, post irony, new sincerity, etc, are meaningless distinctions because all of them are intended to be sharp criticism of society. With every ironic statement is a very sincere criticism that is illuminated from the contrast.
Irony often didn't have the desired effect because the speaker knew what they intended, but this might be confusing to the observer. Irony is too often confused for sincerity because everyone is so inundated with shitty ideas on the internet that its no longer effective to present ideas as ironic due to their seemingly obvious absurdity.

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Principia Discussion / Re: is Discordianism alt right? I'm confused
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:47:01 pm »
Philosophy and religion can be a foundation for concrete politics, but philosophy and religion are not political views, even in theocracies, because politics requires interpreting something subjective and making it objective by placing the ethereal into the material world.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:18:41 pm »
Two ideas:
*a story whose villain is a weeaboo obsessed specifically with WW2 era Japan

Weeaboos cant be obsessed with WWII era japan because Japan only developed cutesie culture in the wake of being completely emasculated (I use that term not in any derogatory way, really) by US occupation in the wake of nuclear annihilation.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: a new project
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:14:53 pm »
If you're looking for information about this type of stuff, check out the Southern Poverty Law Center. They track hate groups, including nazis, kkk, general hate/racist groups, etc. This can give you an overview and maybe a few tips on where to investigate and how.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: White Nationalist/Neo-Nazi Recruitment Rally
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:11:06 pm »
Hey all, haven't been here for a minute.
This thread took a fun twist.

Being jewish and being friends with nazis reminds me of Milo. Every time he was accused of being a total piece of shit and associating with completely reprehensible people, he would say, "no, they aren't all evil, they accept a gay jew who supports miscegenation!"

Unfortunately, I was looking at my schedule, and not only does this date fall on my birthday, it also falls during the week in which I will have to take law school exams :/. Do I risk missing an exam in law school to participate in an event which could lead to my arrest or an injury? These are all difficult questions...

Also, this is a small town the event is taking place in, and the only park in town has been rented by a group holding an anti-nazi rally. However! they are planning on banning all people who use divisive political speech or use vulgar language in the park! The anti-fascist rally is being run by fascists, and so therefore the only place to demonstrate will be on sidewalks and in the street where there is a dramatically increased likelihood of being targeted by police.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 12, 2017, 11:55:33 pm »
every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.

preach!

Happy ending edition: Despite her cold understanding of the universe devoid of superstition, she learns to not discount her feelings of joy and love even if they are chemical reactions to stimuli and she enjoys them all the same.

Maybe, but without mystery what's supposed to set off the joy reaction in the first place?

I think seratonin fires off in the noodle with or without my knowledge/understanding.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 12, 2017, 06:09:41 am »
every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.

preach!

Happy ending edition: Despite her cold understanding of the universe devoid of superstition, she learns to not discount her feelings of joy and love even if they are chemical reactions to stimuli and she enjoys them all the same.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: White Nationalist/Neo-Nazi Recruitment Rally
« on: February 12, 2017, 01:40:53 am »
It sounds silly, but if you find they propaganda all over the place it's a good idea to counter it or obliterate their shit with sharpies

Next week once I have some time I plan on littering anti-nazi flyers like its turn of the millennia Fallujah. I have access to near unlimited paper and printers. I'll snoop around for some good flyers and look for a local organization to contact and link on there. Maybe a local diversity group for people to join, potentially the local Black Lives Matter chapter, or the Southern Poverty Law Center, and an organization designed to help people leave hate groups they have joined.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: White Nationalist/Neo-Nazi Recruitment Rally
« on: February 12, 2017, 12:39:28 am »
Fuck my nippled ball farts, these fucking white nationalists and nazis are mobilizing directly in my community. Their online presence in local news threads has exploded, and they have been posting up their flyers in various spots around my community.
The most frustrating part is it seems like they are actually gaining traction.
I'm not in some podunk little southern town either...

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 11, 2017, 11:44:11 pm »
None of these stories have love elements in them. Don't you know LOVE HAS TO BE IN EVERY STORY?!

A mathematician engages in an ultimately futile legal battle to make it possible to marry the concept of infinity. In the end, he settles for marrying Cantor's Continuity Conjecture, but after this harrowing experience, he was never the same.

3.14/🍮 Would watch only if Patrick Stewart plays the plaintiff lawyer like he did for Data when arguing for Data's humanity in Star Trek: TNG

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: White Nationalist/Neo-Nazi Recruitment Rally
« on: February 11, 2017, 07:55:03 pm »
As the resident bureaucratic adviser, I unequivocally disavow some of these suggestions which are in contravention to the laws and regulations which govern my temporal existence.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 11, 2017, 04:48:39 pm »
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That's because nobody cares if people struggle alone and accomplish something. Nothing is real unless its shared, sheesh.

I'm only being slightly sarcastic here

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 11, 2017, 04:27:30 pm »
None of these stories have love elements in them. Don't you know LOVE HAS TO BE IN EVERY STORY?!

The stupid love element is what ruins every single movie. It's never enough for you to see world-ending cataclysm or embark on epic adventures. No, you also have to find Twoo Wuv™ while you're at it. Because... reasons, I guess. Stupidest convention in Hollywood.

That's because nobody cares if people struggle alone and accomplish something. Nothing is real unless its shared, sheesh.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 11, 2017, 01:27:10 pm »
None of these stories have love elements in them. Don't you know LOVE HAS TO BE IN EVERY STORY?!


A demon in the pits of hell gets dumped by her mongoloied beefy six armed hunk. She's real bummed and wants to cause some havoc and dispair to life her spirits, so she heads to earth. Assuming a human form, she fucks with people such as by butt-dialing spouses while the other spouse is making loud love to a paramour, and other fun diddies like that. Anyway, she meets a man who is just completely immune to her fuckery. The usual foibles exploited to cause torment do not work on this man, he is immune to her, and she finds this irresistible. They spend more time together, and they start to fall for each other. The more time she spends on earth, the weaker her powers become. Demons attempt to take her from him, but she refuses to go. Eventually, she struggles to choose mortality and weakness over eternal strength. In the end, I've yet to decide if the man is so mortified at her demonic nature he flees, or if she decides to leave him because she decides to blaze out on their own, or they stick together.

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