July 22, 2008
July 21, 2008
Reading Foucault: Subtextual conceptualist theory, Marxism and the capitalist paradigm of discourse* - Not really. Had you for a second though, huh?
“Art is part of the defining characteristic of reality,” says Debord. Thus, the characteristic theme of Hamburger’s critique of Sontagist camp is the role of the observer as writer. Lacan suggests the use of neopatriarchialist desituationism to deconstruct hierarchy.
If one examines postcapitalist material theory, one is faced with a choice: either accept the capitalist paradigm of discourse or conclude that culture is capable of intentionality. But if Sontagist camp holds, the works of Smith are postmodern. Bataille’s essay on neopatriarchialist desituationism implies that narrative comes from the collective unconscious, given that narrativity is equal to language.
“Sexual identity is a legal fiction,” says Sartre. However, the primary theme of the works of Smith is the bridge between class and truth. Bataille uses the term ‘the capitalist paradigm of discourse’ to denote a subdialectic paradox.
Therefore, the characteristic theme of McElwaine’s analysis of neopatriarchialist desituationism is the role of the artist as reader. Textual theory holds that the establishment is intrinsically elitist.
It could be said that the main theme of the works of Smith is the fatal flaw, and eventually the dialectic, of postcapitalist society. The subject is interpolated into a that includes art as a totality.
In a sense, the premise of the capitalist paradigm of discourse suggests that language may be used to marginalize minorities. Von Ludwig holds that we have to choose between neopatriarchialist desituationism and Sartreist absurdity.
But the subject is contextualised into a that includes narrativity as a whole. The primary theme of McElwaine’s essay on postpatriarchialist discourse is a self-sufficient paradox.
I'm ready to tell you to have a seat over there. Laugh out loud.
A "Win a date with Miley Cyrus" contest. I don't even want to know what kind of creepy middle aged, balding mouthbreather wins this.
Since that link is from KURU Lounge, be sure to check out chad's latest podcast, and if you have any suggestions for music to play or a podcast you want to do for Radio Free Moronosphere, be sure to let him know.
July 20, 2008
July 19, 2008
Oh, and you'd better check it out before tomorrow night, because apparently it ceases to be free Sunday at midnight.
(Via Jim Treacher)
"Disney should be ashamed of what it is trying to pass off as its first black princess," [columnist William Blackburn] said."Despite all its resources and experience, it has failed to create a black princess to rival its predecessors.The film was originally titled The Frog Princess, but had to be changed to The Princess and the Frog because of "racism".
"For one, this princess' story is set in New Orleans, the setting of one of the most devastating tragedies to beset a black community. And then they throw in the voodoo theme and an alligator sidekick. When you put New Orleans, alligators and voodoo together, there's no beauty there."
He added that Maddy sounded too similar to Mammy, a name synonymous with the segregated Deep South.
Reached for comment, "Rev." Jesse Jackson said that he was catching the first flight to Orlnado to cut off Mickey Mouse's nuts.
The hosts of the radio show provided him with a few dates, and he got them all, including the Northridge Earthquake here in California (he's from Wisconsin), the attack on Nancy Kerrigan's knee, and the death of Princess Diana (which I can't remember specifically, but I remembered happened the weekend I moved into my final apartment in Berkeley).
Anyway, check it out. The trailer includes footage from the guy's appearance on Jeopardy!, which he claimed in the radio interview I heard that he lost because of obscure questions about snakes. I guess not having memories of experiences with snakes would probably be a good thing in just about any other situation.
July 18, 2008
Please place your first thought in comments.
I got advanced tickets to Batman: The Dark Knight this evening and thought I'd say a little about it. First of all, it is simply amazing in every aspect of film making. Heath Ledger's performance is every bit as amazing as you've heard as were the performances of the rest of the ensemble.
Also, you may have heard the movie was an anti-American allegory on the war on terror. If it was any kind of allegory, it was most certainly not anti-American. No few times, it was explained that Batman protected the rest of the city and had their love and affection so long as the going didn't get tough. Then they suddenly turned on him the second he pushed back in the hard times. His value as a defender comes from his position outside the rest of society allowing him to make decisions nobody else could make: the right ones.
All in all, it could be taken as an allegory for the war on terror but clearly would be making a statement that fighting it is worth whatever the costs.
Great movie. See it as soon as you can.
July 17, 2008
The US space programme said it was seeking urine from workers at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, as part of its work on the new Orion space capsule.You know, if they have to do drug tests, I'm pretty sure they can just ask.
July 16, 2008
Cost of Government Day (COGD) is the date of the calendar year on which the average American worker has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of spending and regulatory burdens imposed by government on the federal, state and local levels.In, um, completely unrelated news the U.S. Congress' approval rating is at 14%.
Cost of Government Day for 2008 is July 16. Working people must toil on average 197 days out of the year just to meet all costs imposed by government. In other words, the cost of government consumes 53.9 percent of national income.
(h/t via Heh, Indeed)
July 15, 2008
An Australian man convicted of his seventh drink-driving charge was spending about A$1,000 ($972) a week on beer -- enough to buy more than 2,500 small bottles a month, a newspaper said Tuesday.The man's liver was unavailable for comment.
July 14, 2008
The interweb tubes seem to be all clogged up today, so I'm gonna go ahead and post this body language segment from an episode of "RedEye" this past spring:
John McCain released his on July 10th, raising $22 million. The Obama campaign has yet to release theirs.
John Kerry made $30 million in June 2004. Is it possible that Obama's figures are well below both of these figures?
The refusal to release the records, combined with this desperate plea for money make me think that is the case.
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