Silkscreen ink is cheap! Then all you need is a foam roller and something with a cool texture. If you want to get fancy, you can cut a mask out of cardboard, matboard, ABS plastic, or (other cheap material I love to use) tile-board.
Eloquence was born before the rules of Rhetoric, as languages were born before Grammar.
Verbal abuse and written abuse are important social tools. If you’re going to use them (or defend against them) you may as well do a good job and be properly equipped. In this series, I am going to offer some of my opinions about strategy regarding verbal abuse. To be clear: this is not a canonical treatment; I welcome your feedback – especially if it’s well-aimed and cruel.
I hope to expand this into a full series including a variety of techniques as subtle as eye-gouging and groin-kicking are in a street-fight. This section is groundwork and throat-clearing, so it’s going to be delivered more in the tone of a short lecture than as strategic or tactical maxims. As Anne Elk said, “This is a theory, which is mine. And this is it.”
We start with the 5 minute argument.
When I was a kid I often got various forms of food poisoning (due to my habit of eating wild fruit and buying not-very-well-refrigerated ham sandwiches from street vendors) so I had a lot of experience at throwing up, hurling, chundering, blowing chunks, and otherwise making the bucket ring.
October, 2006 I recorded my reaction upon opening a package of Andes mints that I had purchased…
Politics is probably the dominant field of surrealist comedy, since economics tends to be a bit less accessible for the common audience.
In 1973 René Viénet produced a delightful feature-length movie “Can Dialectics Break Bricks” in which he (and others) did voiceovers on a bad martial arts movie.
A few months ago I mistakenly grabbed a box of “light butter” instead of regular butter. Since I was using it as an ingredient in popovers, it completely ruined my breakfast. “What is this evil substance?”, you wonder.
I obtained a copy of the classic text by Paul Popenoe, published in 1918 by McMillan. Unfortunately, original editions don’t appear often on Ebay and I thought that it’d be better to spend my money on nerd toys instead of obtaining a beautiful old printing of an ugly old book.
I am fascinated by propaganda. So I’ve been collecting a bit to discuss with you.