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by doolhoofd
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fodder 'n' Frivolities: a complaint against Spectacle Society
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Fodder 'n' Frivolities: a complaint against Spectacle Society

BlackChristianMind wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:24 am
People don't have time to read about what is destroying them.
I wouldn't go so far as to say it's destroying people.
Seduction doesn't destroy, it merely distracts.
Okay, in the case of junk food, it's different.
But watching a movie has never destroyed anyone, I think.
by doolhoofd
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1101
Views: 159128

Re: Poetry here.

I esp like verse 13 - laughed out loud over that part, and verse 19 and the last vers 20 was fabuous in it bleak truth/and the rhyme to send the message home ;-/. The world's richest 1% get 82% of the wealth, according to Oxfam. The NGO has produced similar reports for the past five years. In 2017 ...
by doolhoofd
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1101
Views: 159128

Re: Poetry here.

your poem is that good IMO - do you have more work? curious. Thanks! :D I have a complaint against Spectacle Society (not poetry even though the category says otherwise, system's messed up because of Eclipse). https://www.deviantart.com/doolhoofd/art/Fodder-n-Frivolities-678396762 And I have a jour...
by doolhoofd
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fodder 'n' Frivolities: a complaint against Spectacle Society
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Fodder 'n' Frivolities: a complaint against Spectacle Society

Okay; a teaser, then. Paragraph sixteen of the essay, which deals with new cinema technologies. Paragraphs twelve to seventeen deal with contemporary cinema. 16) These days they're even adding a third, fourth and fifth dimension to the pellicule. Technological novelties to intensify the cinematic ex...
by doolhoofd
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Can the universe think?

Check out my thread in the religion section, "the Sun is God." https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26686 "The sun? Conscious? Impossible... How?" 'In a way lower organisms like you have difficulty to grasp. One thought from the source takes longer than a human life. A conversation w...
by doolhoofd
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What Book Changed Your Mind?
Replies: 217
Views: 22316

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

The quote and the lyrics to Revolution (Beatles) have a similar message. Incorrect. Perhaps you merely glanced at the quote I posted. The association is understandable, but what Baudrillard is saying is that aesthetics is primary. Basically, what he is saying is that there will be no revolution, be...
by doolhoofd
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 244
Views: 24142

Re: Got any good jokes?

Actually, come to think about it, it would have made more sense if the man were a boy and the wife his girlfriend... I'll have to retell it! :? A boy comes home to his girlfriend carrying a box of condoms with different flavours. He says to her, "Let's have some fun. We'll turn off the lights, I'll ...
by doolhoofd
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 244
Views: 24142

Re: Got any good jokes?

A man comes home to his wife carrying a box of condoms with different flavours. He says to her, "Let's have some fun. We'll turn off the lights, I'll put some on, and you have to guess what flavour it is." His wife agrees; they head into the bedroom; they undress; they turn off the lights. Fifteen s...
by doolhoofd
Fri May 31, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 10786

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

"The blank, oppressive void facing the American consumer populace remains unfilled today, despite the recent launch of the revolutionary Swiffer dust-elimination system, sources reported Monday. The lightweight, easy-to-use Swiffer is the 275,894,973rd amazing new product to fail to fill the void - ...
by doolhoofd
Fri May 31, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 10786

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

"You can say what you want about this country, and I love this place. I love the freedoms we used to have; I loved it when it didn’t take a f***in' catastrophe to get us to care for one another; I love the fact that we’re on camera all the time, from all angles. You can say what you want about Ameri...
by doolhoofd
Fri May 31, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 48
Views: 3097

Re: Interesting insights about love.

Love begins when you move from liking someone because of to liking someone inspite of. "Everybody's in a shitty thing. That's what it's like to be with somebody: you're either alone, or you're in a shitty thing. That covers one hundred percent of human beings. I can see there's young couples here; ...
by doolhoofd
Fri May 31, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 244
Views: 24142

Re: Got any good jokes?

"If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive...
they would eventually start finding me attractive."
by doolhoofd
Thu May 30, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1101
Views: 159128

Re: Poetry here.

Dubious wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:29 pm
doolhoofd wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:07 pm
I wrote a poem about money recently...
https://www.deviantart.com/doolhoofd/ar ... -770553945
Though many attempt rhyme very few succeed. On this site, I didn't think anybody could. I was obviously wrong!
:D Thanks!
by doolhoofd
Thu May 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Vicious Quote of the Day (post your own)
Replies: 44
Views: 1631

Re: Vicious Quote of the Day (post your own)

"We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, with our historical passions withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures." - Jean Baudrillard