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MsFrisby



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:25 am    Post subject: Interesting Link Dump Reply with quote

This is for the stuff that isn't pictures or video, but doesn't really need a whole thread made for it, either. Just random bits of this and that you stumble upon that you'd like to share.

http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume6/v6i4/postal-6-4.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060810/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_arts_fringe_puppets
(this reminds me of that conversation we had in the car, Sam)

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/09/jetski.sturgeon.ap/index.html

http://www.popgadget.net/2006/07/ds_cooking_navi_1.php

http://www.avclub.com/content/node/50971
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.brillig.com/lego/starry_night/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting Link Dump Reply with quote

MsFrisby wrote:
http://www.avclub.com/content/node/50971

I've only ever seen the first of those on the list.

Obviously I'm not watching the right movies.

and, the titular (ha) photo is verry interestink. verry interestink indeed.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of people may have seen this, as it's pretty old but my Anthropology teacher showed it to the class and I thought it was a very interesting viewpoint.

Nacirema
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some crazy cultures in the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Link Dump Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
MsFrisby wrote:
http://www.avclub.com/content/node/50971

I've only ever seen the first of those on the list.

Obviously I'm not watching the right movies.

and, the titular (ha) photo is verry interestink. verry interestink indeed.


Me too! I've seen 2 out of 14. I suck. Haha.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Link Dump Reply with quote

trustedfaith wrote:
Yorick wrote:
MsFrisby wrote:
http://www.avclub.com/content/node/50971

I've only ever seen the first of those on the list.

Obviously I'm not watching the right movies.

and, the titular (ha) photo is verry interestink. verry interestink indeed.


Me too! I've seen 2 out of 14. I suck. Haha.

we should watch them together!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a catalog in the mail for an extrmely manly company. There are all kinds of items in here that I know would be very well recieved. Now, if only I had some money. Very Happy

http://www.duluthtrading.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have a smugglers belt! Neat!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin Kelly Cool Tools - a different tool every day (no, not THAT tool, wash out your mind now).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: grump grump nitpick nitpick Reply with quote

Even though I KNOW the deal behind the Nacirema essay, I totally absolutely still wanted to tear it apart from a standpoint of anthropological professionalism. For instance, you can point out the subjective and incorrect apriorism of common practices as being centrally spiritual, which distorts the true nature of their common practices.

The author's supposition of practical and hygienic acts as being fundamentally religious and ritually ceremonial was particularly egregious and demonstrably incorrect! feh feh feh
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ritually ceremonial, eh?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: to boot Reply with quote

And religiously spiritual, and formally decorous!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't alive in the mid 50s, so I'm not sure what the bathroom habits were like at that point in time. You are correct that the essay does leave much to be desired as an anthropological piece. I may not have classified the bathroom habits of this particular study group as a religous observance but the amount of time spent in the bathroom and using the various utensils therein would definately show some sort of devotion to self. Perhaps a form of egomania.

Anyway... It's still funny.

So meh.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natashabi wrote:
Nacirema


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In addition to the private mouth-rite, the people seek out a holy-mouth-man once or twice a year. These practitioners have an impressive set of paraphernalia, consisting of a variety of augers, awls, probes, and prods. The use of [505 begins ->] these objects in the exorcism of the evils of the mouth involves almost unbelievable ritual torture of the client. The holy-mouth-man opens the client's mouth and, using the above mentioned tools, enlarges any holes which decay may have created in the teeth. Magical materials are put into these holes. If there are no naturally occurring holes in the teeth, large sections of one or more teeth are gouged out so that the supernatural substance can be applied. In the client's view, the purpose of these ministrations [8] is to arrest decay and to draw friends. The extremely sacred and traditional character of the rite is evident in the fact that the natives return to the holy-mouth-men year after year, despite the fact that their teeth continue to decay.


This reminds me, I haven't been to the dentist in a while. =\

PS: I got it. ^.~
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