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    Default The Phenomenal Slavoj Zizek

    Slavoj Zizek has been around and about lately; reviewing Peter Hallward's book Damming the Flood in the New Statesman, pontificating on Tibet, and then Radovan Karazdic's poetry in the LRB, answering a Q+A in the Guardian, and, of course, publishing a new book.

    http://www.newstatesman.com/books/20...istide-lavalas

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n12/letters.html#letter5
    (and see Rebecca French's Reply)
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n15/letters.html

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...9/slavoj.zizek

    What do Dissensusers think of his work?

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    Hahaha, awesome:

    Quote Originally Posted by Slavoj Zizek
    Q. What does love feel like?

    A. Like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
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    He answered me back on myspace so he gets more credit in my book than Thom Yorke, Kode9 or Gus Van Sant, who never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    He answered me back on myspace so he gets more credit in my book than Thom Yorke, Kode9 or Gus Van Sant, who never.
    he has a myspace? that's so freaking cool. i wish all my favourite writers had myspaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mos dan View Post
    he has a myspace? that's so freaking cool. i wish all my favourite writers had myspaces.
    Innit? It was him as well cos he sent me his address so I could send him stuff, it's little things like that that make me really happy.

    I think he's just totally ADD rather than on the toot, you see him in that documentary and he's hyper all the way through. Big brain + no attention span = cultural studies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post

    I think he's just totally ADD rather than on the toot, you see him in that documentary and he's hyper all the way through. Big brain + no attention span = cultural studies.
    haha. yeah probably so... i dunno though...it's the constant sniffling and playing around with his face, combined with a seemingly increasing inability to stay on topic. As with his lecture, "Cocaine, a New Opium for the Masses"

    http://www.lacan.com/zizekecologyvideo.html

    I find myself in agreement with a lot of what he says anyway, even the more fanciful stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fokse vektaire xeven View Post
    haha. yeah probably so... i dunno though...it's the constant sniffling and playing around with his face, combined with a seemingly increasing inability to stay on topic. As with his lecture, "Cocaine, a New Opium for the Masses"

    http://www.lacan.com/zizekecologyvideo.html

    I find myself in agreement with a lot of what he says anyway, even the more fanciful stuff.
    lol. the idea of zizek on crack fills me with total, absolute fear.

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    Heh, I thought the url said 'zizekology', which could presumably be a whole field of study in itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by fokse vektaire xeven View Post
    Also, why the painting of a half-naked woman in the background? ("Why not?", I guess...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    Innit? It was him as well cos he sent me his address so I could send him stuff, it's little things like that that make me really happy.

    I think he's just totally ADD rather than on the toot, you see him in that documentary and he's hyper all the way through. Big brain + no attention span = cultural studies.
    I see two Zizeks on myspace but only one that looks legit.

    I'm gonna add him and see if I can get a response to a question about his work.

    I saw this interesting short bio of him on some weird channel (maybe ion television) in the 800s once, and I was unsurprised to find that he had some interesting mannerisms. I loved it when his son laughed smugly and Zizek said "he is narcissistically amused..." He did seem quite yakked through most of it.

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    An interesting and provocative thinker- though whenever i watch one of his lectures from the last couple of years everything about his delivery and mannerisms suggest he's nosed a half kilometre line of chong five seconds before he came on. it's really distracting. anyone else noticed that?

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    Would explain a lot. But not everything. Perhaps he's mixing kenny in with his nosebag.

    Brad DeLong is the same by the way...

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    To surmise, insofar as Zizek may be said to have a position today, it seems to amount to a vague summons to violence.

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