Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Safety of Conformity.

c. David Grim (taken 4/12/09)

And on and on...

"The ironic thing is that these are often the same blunt minds that bemoan the fact that not enough people listen to them, yet the bulk of mainstream "culture" is directed at their demographic because theirs is the least nuanced, and thus the easiest to grasp. They prefer not to have their worldview challenged, and thus reach for the most mundane concepts to consume. If they don't have a convenient category within which to place the phenomenon, then they are anxious, even without the realization that their chosen paradigm has been threatened. The thing is however... that I suspect the concealed heterogeneity in the secret thoughts of all individuals would simultaneously fascinate me and evoke a surprising sensation of identification. Instead I'm exposed to the safety of conformity."

8 comments:

  1. Quotation without attribution is plagiarism.

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  2. Then who was phone?

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  3. This reminds me of the time I went out to get a bunch of groceries because I had just moved into my house and there was literally nothing to eat. It was kind of a cold day in October, far colder than usual. They were calling for snow later that evening, which is like uber rare for my parts. So, I went to the grocery store down the street. The roads were a little wet from some sprinkles we had earlier in the day, but for the most part they didn't look slick or icy. Well, one of the items on my list was Lucky Charms and it was like the most important item that I was trying hard not to forget. But my dumb ass got everything except Lucky Charms. I got milk, and I got bread, and canned tomatoes, peanut butter, sugar, red food coloring, pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, some noodles, jasmine rice, wheat crackers, strawberry pop tarts, kool-aid mix, diet pepsi, BBQ pringles, oatmeal, eggs, chocolate milk, beer, cottage cheese, some frozen pizzas that were on sale, carrots, celery, hot sauce, fresh baby spinach, ranch salad dressing, a small container of cupcakes, guacamole mix, garlic bread, hot dogs and hotdog buns, shredded cheese, black olives, chewing gum, some instant tea, a container of coffee, a can of corn, a jar of pickles, some mustard, a package of bacon, a bunch of parsley.

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  4. i like the kremzeek episode of transformers too.

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  5. "Quotation without attribution is plagiarism."
    -Anonymous

    How do I know that you didn't steal that from Webster's? Or that you aren't just stealing the identity of "Anonymous". There's no way to tell.

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  6. Anonymous wrote...

    "jasmine rice, wheat crackers, strawberry pop tarts, kool-aid mix"

    -This is a brilliant, yet subversive addition to your post. Well done, sir!

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  7. Oh, and by the way... I think the additions of "bacon" and "hot dogs" to your inventory were simply thrown in as red herrings. I do not believe you are a meat-eater.

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