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"... in no way intentional..." cynical fucks  :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

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I see it is more of a pressure valve... if we didnt have the Great RWHN Drug Wars of 2009-2013 there might had been a great number of derailed threads that would still happen to this very day.

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Oh, i dont know, ive lived under a rock for so long focusing on school and work that i havent seriously dated no one or gotten laid in like 5 years =/

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Punch your balls while gnashing on beef jerky till you pass out; repeat as necessary.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: okCupid
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:52:03 pm »
Omg CPD, my panties are drenched, dont let this jewel go! hes the one!

Imagine, selling bmws in mars (and tomorrow, in Saturn!)

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: okCupid
« on: June 18, 2014, 04:46:41 am »
fucking okcupid, how does it work?

Anyhow, ive had more interesting interactions in PlentyOfFish, you ppl should try it out

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The best thing about this generation with comic book nerds and gamers is I get to see all the stupid self-entitled douchebags bitching and whining about their worthless childhood being destroyed. Your childhood was destroyed the minute your nut sack dropped, yet I don't see you whining about that do you? You know the ability to start having sex.

I've realized now I don't want to befriend in real life, or online, or be in the same room with people who are clinging to their worthless nostalgia colored goggles.

The fact that you pieces of shit suck the life and fun out of every fucking thing makes me sick to my stomach, and there's only one thing I can do. The only thing I should do. Which is laugh at your childhood, and you til you go back to whatever basement you crawled out of.

Also fuck the 80's the only thing important was Reagan and A.I.D.S. Fuck the 90's the only thing important was the Internet being commercially available. Fuck the 2000's the only good thing about that was watching Metallica fans cry because their shitty band was making even shittier music.

What did you say about the internets!??

 :hashishim:

-Teh Johnny, manic over having his own internet instead of having to steal it with a "wall breaker antenna" for almost three months.

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I feel like maybe "New Criticism" is a little to strong for me:
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In 1946, William K. Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley published a classic and controversial New Critical essay entitled "The Intentional Fallacy", in which they argued strongly against the relevance of an author's intention, or "intended meaning" in the analysis of a literary work. For Wimsatt and Beardsley, the words on the page were all that mattered; importation of meanings from outside the text was considered irrelevant, and potentially distracting.

In another essay, "The Affective Fallacy," which served as a kind of sister essay to "The Intentional Fallacy" Wimsatt and Beardsley also discounted the reader's personal/emotional reaction to a literary work as a valid means of analyzing a text. This fallacy would later be repudiated by theorists from the reader-response school of literary theory. Ironically, one of the leading theorists from this school, Stanley Fish, was himself trained by New Critics. Fish criticizes Wimsatt and Beardsley in his essay "Literature in the Reader" (1970).[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Criticism

I understand taking into accout socio/cultural implications of work, however, accusations leveled against the public aspect of a person tend to be simply secondary or tertiary sources.

Cute, but retarded.

Interpretation of a text cannot be done seriously if its done in said "closed manner". Why is it you might ask?

Well, because if you arent taking into account its context of creation, or intent, then you are interpreting based on YOUR OWN context and bias, making it just a mirror of your inner thought process but nothing much about the work itself.

How would satire be interpreted?

How about a very strong sarcastic work that means the opposite of what it says?

How about a diary of a statesman that just talks about his dog and family (while under war)?

If im off base, correct me.

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MJ is a poignant example because I see him as kind of a Frankenstein's Monster. We created him and we eventually had to destroy him en mass with torches and pitchforks. This has been the nature of celebrity for thousands of years.

Celebrities are Holy, that's why we rip out their hearts and send their severed heads bouncing down the steps of Chichén Itzá.

This in particular made me associate with some book of Mircea Eliade... I dont know the direct translation but i think its "sacred vs. profane", in which whatever is rare or strange over the course of history has either been brought up, or brought down but never has a neutral reaction.

Example 1: Cats either have been worshipped as god's companion (Egypt et al) or have been thought of as THE devil's companion (witches).

Example 2: Schizophrenics have been thouhgt of as either being the medium thru which gods speak, or possessed by teh demons.

And what is an artist after all? Some strange minion that is either put in an altar or demonized depending on the person that is subjected to them... artists are the lightning rods for the masses sentiment, or their altar, or their punching bag...

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It's kind of the equivalent of the government seizing 10 tons of krokodil, THEN auctioning it off.  :lulz:

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Did the card choice actually effect anything or was that just to screw with you? Pretty cool flash either way.

You could always retry to try and work out the system. As he said, Diamond and Squares are high.  :fnord:

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Eh. A lot of buildup to nothing. But it was fun while it lasted i gotta say  :fnord:

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The question is: how much does personal life affect the work? And that not only goes for artists, but also intellectuals.

Real Example 1: Psychiatrists on a general basis tend to focus on treatment based on medication rather than a mixed approach of also including some kind of talk therapy, which has been shown to be more efficient. What dictates the general practices of psychiatrists? The DSM. Who writes the DSM? Psychiatrists that are on the pay roll of big pharma. Therefore, they're personal life of corruption is tied to their work.

Hypothetical Example 1: The band "They Might Be Giants" makes cute and fun music that can be nice to play for kids. Now imagine if one of them was a pedophile. Kind of creepy, right?... So one would need to revise the lyrics carefully to see if there's some hard to spot double entendre that disqualifies their work.

Real Example 2: I really dont like pop music because its real empty and all that, but, Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga might be into some of those pop artist lifestyles in which she spends a million dollars on a golden wheelchair (look it up) and all that stupid show business antics... but the content of her lyrics is the only mainstream pop artist that embraces and supports LGBT culture... in this case its two different issues that dont conflict with each other, but to me on a general level she gets a pass.

Real Example 3: Ayn Rand. Her works and philosophy completely contradict her personal life, therefore this renders her a hypocrite and disqualifies her work.

Real Example 4: Hitler's paintings. From what ive seen, its just realist style of buildings and wildlife... so one could love his paintings if one is very much into realism (i guess?) while still being against nazism and racism.

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Actually looks like it could be pretty useful for protection from falling debris.

Strangely, the videos focus all on the gun angle and not at all on this. I've got a hundred and one work related debris horror stories and if it's at all useful in that regard the guy is going to be fabulously rich. I really doubt it'll provide any real protection once you're dealing with objects with any real weight though.

Well, theres a difference between penetration protection and crushing protection...

Like in the olden days, chain mail was used against arrows and shit like that, but if you get hit by a mace, it's not going to help much, is it?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Jabronis!
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:57:22 pm »
You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

This is why reading comprehension should be an integral part of the educational project.  :fnord:

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