November 8th, 2008

cat helmet

Meta Metaquotes

rosencrantz23 commented in metaquotes:
"The word is the presence of the absence of the thing"

So, if we are using the word "Australia", that means that there is not, in fact, an Australia in front of us to discuss, and only the theoretical Australias in potentia in our own heads. Since no two peoples' conceptual Australias will match, the mismatching concepts will generate cognitive tension and imbalance in the opposition of "Australia" and "not-Australia". This supplement of secondary and tertiary meanings indicate the unspoken and unconscious agenda of the reader or speaker, thus rendering "Australia" unconnected with any possibly real "Australia" on a fundamental level.

The binary opposition between "Australia" and "not-Australia" is both predicated upon this lack of absolute meaning, yet is simultaneously rendered moot by the same process.

Thus is all language rendered meaningless by impenetrable deconstruction analysis.
(Emphasis mine.)

I get a kick out of this because I'm into Semiotics and philosophy. No, really, I think this hysterically funny.

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gutterboylive advises Black Friday shoppers:

Worship your gods. Worship your HD, 32-inch, My Little iMermaid Wii Kitchen-Aid 400-thread-count X-Box fucking bargains.

And do not believe lies about a global recession or a credit crisis -- if you do not max out your Visa card in an attempt to buy your children's love, YOU ARE A BAD PARENT AND CHRIST HATES YOU.

Trample. Trample. Trample. Crowd and trample. Cull the weak from the herd and claim what is rightfully yours.

Oh, die. Die, my bitches. Be willing to die for your bargains.

In Jesus' and Sam Walton's names I pray.

Context is trying to find a parking space. Friends-locked, QWP.