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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:28 pm

If it took a chicken and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half, how long would it take a monkey with a wooden leg to read Heidegger's Being and Time?
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed May 01, 2019 3:10 pm

promethean75 wrote:If it took a chicken and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half, how long would it take a monkey with a wooden leg to read Heidegger's Being and Time?


Probably not as long as it took me to try to grasp what you were trying to say with those "and a half" phrases.

I was tempted to ask you how long it took You ~ lol ~ but I will not. You will have to forgive me. I seem to be in a funny mood at this moment.

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Anyway, that would surely depend on just how busy that monkey was and if he liked to walked while he read. Remember, that wooden leg would surely slow him down.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Sat May 18, 2019 1:50 am

This just in: 19 undocumented Mexicans and other foreigners worked for a/the trump organization.

Moral of the story: campaign against illegal immigrants UNLESS you're a capitalist who can exploit them for cheap labor on the down low.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Sat May 18, 2019 2:03 am

this just in: trump says, and i quote; 'the president of puerto rico is corrupt'.

for once he's told the truth... but by accident.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat May 18, 2019 2:52 am

promethean75 wrote:This just in: 19 undocumented Mexicans and other foreigners worked for a/the trump organization.

Moral of the story: campaign against illegal immigrants UNLESS you're a capitalist who can exploit them for cheap labor on the down low.


Holy shit dude. Aren't you embarrassed? Is this a serious argument?
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Sat May 18, 2019 2:54 am

No, i am a narcissist. I'm never embarrased.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby Del Ivers » Sat May 18, 2019 5:24 pm

promethean75 wrote:No, i am a narcissist. I'm never embarrased.

Sounds like the first line for a potential rap song. 8)
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm

I know, right? It's not the rappers fault though... this undeserved and unearned sense of greatness. It's more of a cultural paradigm thing that started once capitalism took hold of the music industries and reduced everything to simple formula and mediocrity. Add this to the association of wealth with power, and you get a bunch of invalids who feel extraordinary because of the money they've made being a part of its (hip hop) production.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby Del Ivers » Sat May 18, 2019 6:28 pm

Promethean

If you haven't read it already . . .

Political Hip Hop

(extra material in 'References')
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:06 pm

yeah i know all about it. i grew up in it and got to witness its entire evolution... from the moment it started as a silly but harmless novel trend in mainstream pop music back in the 80s to the present day, where it persists like what should have been a short lived experiment but ends up becoming a fantastic gimmick for making fast money in a commodified industry of mass production pandering to a musically illiterate audience of consumers.

but i'm a bit of a music snob, though, and as a musician myself, i'm almost appalled at how seriously this trend has been taken by the western world. it really comes to represent a vision of cultural decline, and i see all kinds of signs and symptoms which point directly to the kinds of attitudes our capitalism/consumerism indirectly fosters in the people. it would be one thing if hip hop were just for 'fun', but its not. it's become a very serious aberration in the artistic spirit of western civilization.

but sure, i get it, and i've said it before; there can be good rap... but rap is not good. i don't see it as representative of real talent, and while i, myself, can't rap, i don't feel like i'm missing something critically important in terms of credible talent... if that makes any sense.

i accept that it is a music by the people, for the people. i'm just not part of 'the people', nor would i ever want to be.

and you know, i think even if history had been different - if the ethnocentric civil unrest for a racial minority that spawned original rap as a 'voice' for protest never happened - it still would have evolved on account of its being so easy. it's in the nature of the mechanics of capitalism to find ways to market cheaply produced commodities at an extremely fast pace, and the art industries are no exception to this influence. this is why every five minutes some new rapper is on the radio. they turn em off the assembly line by the hundreds.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby Jakob » Sun May 19, 2019 2:24 pm

promethean75 wrote:I know, right? It's not the rappers fault though... this undeserved and unearned sense of greatness. It's more of a cultural paradigm thing that started once capitalism took hold of the music industries and reduced everything to simple formula and mediocrity. Add this to the association of wealth with power, and you get a bunch of invalids who feel extraordinary because of the money they've made being a part of its (hip hop) production.

You associate wealth with power as well, you even would overthrow society to get a satisfying portion of it.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby Jakob » Sun May 19, 2019 2:28 pm

I would say wealth is the type of power that is required for people who aren't like Jules in Pulp Fiction or Caine in Kung Fu. Thats real power, the power to take what you want when you want it and have people feel like its only right that you should have it. Wealth is a substitute for that.

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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Wed May 22, 2019 9:14 pm

i don't know if she's an idiot because she presides over small claims court, or if she presides over small claims court because she's an idiot. in any case, in addition to having first hand experience of the incompetence and corruption of the criminal courts, i now have first have experience of the incompetence and corruption of the civil courts. i have now advanced to level 34; initiating full anarcho-mode.

perhaps i was too fast for her... maybe her tiny little negro brain was overwhelmed and she got lost when i took the stand. but my god man, i wasn't giving the fucking gettysburg address. all i did was present to her a list of criteria used by the IRS and other appellate courts to determine whether or not someone is a sub-contractor or an employee, and the different legal obligations of the employer pertaining to each. this went right over her head. maybe that's why she didn't make it to criminal court... but then even those judges are generally morons too. none of this makes sense. why would she be a judge if she duddint even know the fucking laws? oh that's right, there are no laws. okay that makes sense. i can work with that.

so i'm out almost 900 bucks and i don't know how many hours running around between the clerk of court and fedex.

but the lies. that capitalist weasel lied so many times i couldn't keep up with them all... and that dumb bitch ate it up. like i couldn't get a word in. she wouldn't let me 'object'. the whole thing was a joke. america's courtroom.

so anyway that's the good news... that i lost my small claims suit for monies owed. with this comes an advance in, uh... 'privilege', as i like to call it. the bad news is, he won. his next court date will be set to appear in the court of promethean75, and that's a very, very bad place to be. over this court presides a man... well it's not even accurate to call him a man, really. more like a demigod or some shit like that. the golden hammer of justice this guy wields makes thor's hammer look like a fisher-price toy. it's crazy man.

rejoice, ilp, for today is a good day.
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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Wed May 22, 2019 9:21 pm

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Re: Thoughts, Observations and Questions.

Postby promethean75 » Sat May 25, 2019 3:03 am

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Faust is a beast at logic if Idaho is not tasty when it rains.

When it doesn't rain in Idaho, and Faust is a beast at logic, some states are not tasty if it rains in one of 48 states other than Idaho.

If it rains in Idaho, and doesn't rain in 47 states, Faust is tasty.

Faust is not tasty and it's raining in Delaware.

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