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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I did this for you
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:46:49 am »
If someone gives someone a gift that they did not ask for and do not want, was the gift really for the recipient, or was it really for the giver?

It can be an extremely contradictory action that mixes giving something selflessly that was chosen narcissistically.

How did this start out reasonable?
'Disney movies are worthless crap with horrible morals' Is a perfectly reasonable position.

That's not where he starts. He is 18 seconds in when he starts in on the "evils of masculinity" bitching.

I have not seen the movie itself, so perhaps immmissing something, but at the start he speaks in general about Hollywood style stereotyping and demeaning... think of 300 and how the bad guys are either ugly or effeminate contraposed to the muscular manly good guys, cowardice vs bravery, teamwork and frienship vs lone mercenaries etc etc


As others may or may not have noticed, what recently makes my toes curl is not great arguments that give one the feeling of "wow, such amaze, very impress" or some FOX caliber conservative radical... no, rather i live for the arguments that catch you like a bass in spring - and then the discourse takes a sharp turn, making you cringe and clench your teeth in loathing...

This person starts analysing in a matter worthy of Bruno Bettelheim in his "The uses of enchantment: the meaning and importance of fairy tales" - but at some point, his interpretations stop making sense as they lose a basis to support them, starts talking about real people, then groups of people and goes off the deep end...

well yea, but she-Hulks thing isn't crawling up buildings in a spider-like manner. One of her things however, was jump roping naked for an entire issue once.

Pop quiz, hotshot: Is this sexualizing or objectifying?


Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK/Scotland Spags
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:08:26 am »

Eh, preliminary samples of voting, at least in my country's experience, is a way of slanting the undecided population towards a certain decision by peer pressure; i read in some article that around 40% of the voters were "undecided" as of yesterday night or todays morning.


To be honest, I couldnt care less about comics, I bring this up rather for the amusement of the arguments that arose around the given issue... Its like Rhetorics 101 if you ask me!

The important points is how this person brings up important facts that debunk general opposition stance which is hypocritical and uninformed, but then proceeds to make some very strange argumentative square dancing which will leave nobody satisfied.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: "I create my own reality!"
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:26:09 pm »

The only ways to "change reality" is either thru a change in the interpretation of the meaning of it or thru taking action.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 08, 2014, 01:08:34 am »

Nice to know that I can study at peace during the zombie apocalypse somewhere.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Kim Kierkegaardashian
« on: September 06, 2014, 02:08:20 pm »

Or Kill Me / Re: To a certain breed of atheist
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:21:39 am »

But I think IM retarded, that must mean I'm Illuminated.

Seriously now, I did really like the part on how some people think that they hold a neutral objective viewpoint that is TRULY TRUE and cannot be contested by the different subjectivities every single human has.

The guardians of "truth and objectivity" are always either despots, bigots or just plain clueless... rather the posture of doubt and uncertainty, channeled thru the proper means of a methodology (im looking at you conspiracy theorists) is the closest we can get to veracity and not being assholes.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Dream Girl
« on: August 24, 2014, 10:16:03 pm »
I dont know what adjectives to use, but this made me sad in a nice way.

Flamethrowers as biological warfare are supposedly banned practices.

11 gunshots just to incapacitate someone? Did he even have a knife?

But surveilance of officers will impede their duty and put them at risk.  :showus:

I think it's adorable.  We contrive such fragile systems of thinking and then huff and puff about it. :lulz:

They're not really constructed, so much as they evolve over time. I'm fairly certain there have never been any Jewish carpenters who were able to stop storms, walk on water, and rise from the dead. But I'm also fairly certain at least one Jewish carpenter just kinda said, "Fuck this hammering. I'm gonna preach!" one day. Where that other stuff came in, I don't know. Maybe they did some good drugs. But Christianity didn't come out of thin air, and it certainly wasn't contrived like Scientology or Discordia.


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