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May 13, 2012 Theoretical commented on "The Godzilla of Public Art" in London.
It looks like someone tried to realize Vladmiir Tatlin's "Monument to the Third International" in reality, but then something went wrong and it started to overflow.
May 8, 2012 Theoretical commented on What's He Building in There?.
It's a good sentiment, but I Can Haz Cheezburger has profited as a parasite on internet culture, appropriating memes that originate elsewhere and repackaging and putting them back out there, with ad space, and watermarked branding.
May 8, 2012 Theoretical commented on The Selfish Gene Goes to War.
Sociobiology is similar to the discipline of evolutionary psychology in trying to explain human culture by putative evolutionary events....rather than by culture, history, and individual human interaction itself. The idea of trying to picture how we behave now by inventing fictional cave men and women who existed in a time long long ago is a farce if you look at what sociology brings to the table. However, sociology doesn't have the pseudo-scientific appeal of sociobiology, meaning that it's less sexy. I suspect that in the future there'll be a book like Stephen J. Gould's "Mismeasure of Man" about the Sociobiologists.
May 8, 2012 Theoretical commented on Capitalism Doesn't Need Democracy.
While there might be different models of capitalism, China brings up an interesting point: is the tendency behind the all to go towards a neo-liberal end, with the force of civil society holding them back from this and forcing them into ways of operating like welfare state capitalism, or is capitalism capable of absorbing corporativist thought and reinventing itself as a managed dictatorship in order to create a more stable mode of production?
May 4, 2012 Theoretical commented on SPD Identifies Arrested May Day Suspects; McGinn Laughs Off Attack on His Home.
...yet the people who defaced property in the Boston Tea Party are looked on as heros, not as cowards.
Apr 18, 2012 Theoretical commented on Laughing at Racism.
Umm..."Western" culture was not founded on racism, American culture was. Racism did not really exist before colonialism and Europe's attempt to commercially dominate the world.
Apr 5, 2012 Theoretical commented on I Am Indifferent to Cats.
The Japanese love cats in cafes, but Americans would indeed go for something more like a Bro-fe, with arm wrestling competitions, fake tanning cubicles, sports, vodka red bulls, and plenty of awesome tribal tattoos.
Mar 31, 2012 Theoretical commented on The Funk Megan Seling Challenge: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
I can't read Megan Selling's mind, but my impression when I read the reference was that it might have more to do with white funk artists who have listened to lots of George Clinton, but not necessarily much else, smoke lots of weed, play mediocre music in their bands.
Mar 30, 2012 Theoretical commented on "We're Trained at Birth to See Women as Decoration".
True, but what about all those stories about princes that come and rescue princesses, giving them great lives? I think that wish fulfillment for people of the opposite sex is something that's common to both sexes, because having fulfilling relationships is part of life. There are romances where the women get the perfect man, there are movies where the guys get the girl.
Mar 25, 2012 Theoretical commented on Slog Bible Study: Exodus 22:18.
Also translatable as "Thou shalt not suffer a poisoner to live"

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