Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Hanzii, Mar 23, 2012.
Definitely DEFINITELY Termigator.
Shit, I thought I was on Facebook for a second.
But the real reason for the whole thing is that it was too much effort not to have a war.
Oh come on, Lagos must be using much more data than that!
Why is this a thing? Why, humanity, why? (Ignore my terrible photo-manipulation skills and focus on the COMPETITIVE TAXIDERMY.)
Wait, is that a chickenlamp?
A census taker tried to test me once...
It's doubtful the show will feature work of this quality:
WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE?
Pam Anderson has had some really bad work.
Visual representations of evolution are tricky, and often require multiple types of images used in support of each other to provide a coherent picture (they also have a good section on debunking common "objections" to evolution). Unfortunately, even within the usual Primate-Hominid version of that 2d chart style, you can see where many of the more problematic and persistent fauxjections to evolution begin to crystallize. So that's why I don't like that style of evolution representation.
Man I wish I could remember the video I once had bookmarked but can no longer find that took 8 minutes of a guy talking really, really fast through an ultra specific amount of detail and graphics to explain how evolution is fact.
One point he takes some time to make is some basic connection between so many living things that eat through a mouth and expel feces from an anus.
Yeah, but that's not the point of the graffiti.
What's the point of the graffiti?
Sometimes it's "HEY GUYS I DREW MY NAME". Sometimes it's "FUCK BUSH/OBAMA/YOU". Sometimes it's art. This one was more the latter, I'm thinking.
To hazard a guess, this bit in the middle seems to suggest a broader point:
I take it to be a somewhat cynical (or perceptive!) commentary on the idea of evolution as "progress", in the weak sense of development over time, with genuine moral progress. All the characters from the left to the middle do not fit in with the evolutionary theme in a descriptive way since they are all, or mostly, of a period where no substantive evolution took place. The characters in the middle are still dressed in loin-cloths despite wielding firearms, suggesting that while technological development continues it is not a civilising development. The convergent lines of evolution might imply (in a rather clever way) that we are not transcending the natural processes which dictate mammalian evolution, leaving our bones as mere tools for the next intelligent species to make use of.
Or not, I can imagine many interpretations. But that middle bit does strongly suggest an artistic point beyond a representation of evolution.
I daresay the theme is along the lines of "I am ahead/I am advanced/I am the first mammal to wear pants"
I feel dirty for posting this but I'm doing it anyway.
I don't think that picture is why people are stupid.
The introversion comic should also mention that the hamster ball can expand in size as the introvert's tolerance for interaction runs out. When this happens, everyone is TOOCLOSE and SO ANNOYING and it's time to leave the mall.
What nine is it?
Ladies Home Journal from 100 years ago:
Is that real? It's got the internet in there!
On the other hand, "Everyone Will Walk Ten Miles" couldn't be more wrong :)
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