zhao

there are no accidents
picture of a Cock on Cocteau's book of erotic drawings FTW.

that prince article should be in "makes my head hurt" thread surely... sorry for confusion but Symmetry demanded (she really did) that i give this thread the name it has.
 

petergunn

plywood violin
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there are a billion of these, but to me this one is the funniest due to the disconnect w/ the subject matter....

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nomadthethird

more issues than Time mag
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there are a billion of these, but to me this one is the funniest due to the disconnect w/ the subject matter....

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Those are funny but that movie is kinda annoying, they don't give Hitler his proper Austrian accent.

Part of the great irony of Hilter's takeover using "pure Germaness" as his left hook is that he talked about purifying the "race" in the most broken, ugly Austrian German that to anyone born in Germany sounds kind of like what a Canadian sounds like to an American. It would be like having someone come down from Toronto and tell us we need to go aboot purifying the U.S. eh. His writing is even worse than his speeches.
 

scottdisco

rip this joint please
It would be like having someone come down from Toronto and tell us we need to go aboot purifying the U.S. eh. His writing is even worse than his speeches.
i love your accents Nomad :D

totally small little aside from which i of course draw no inferences about what a handful of boneheads get up to when drunk but quite a lot of the German supporters during the Germany vs Austria game at Euro 2008 were singing to the Viennese fans lines about how they were inbred farmers/peasants etc and should be bowing down to the sophisticate Germans that sort of thing.

(can't find any sources online but i trust my fellow Brit mate Mark who told me this. he lives and works in Vienna and speaks fluent German.)
 
at this point: "pretentiousness," and this from Kant's Third Critique :):

The advocates of the theory of evolution, who remove every individual from the formative power of nature, in order to make it come immediately from the hand of the Creator, would, however, not venture to regard this as happening according to the hypothesis of Occasionalism. For according to this the copulation is a mere formality, à propos of which a supreme intelligent Cause of the world has concluded to form a fruit immediately by his hand, and only to leave to the mother its development and nourishment. They declare themselves for preformation; as if it were not all the same, whether a supernatural origin is assigned to these forms in the beginning or in the course of the world. On the contrary, a great number of supernatural arrangements would be spared by occasional creation, which would be requisite, in order that the embryo formed in the beginning of the world might not be injured throughout the long period of its development by the destructive powers of nature, and might keep itself unharmed; and there would also be requisite an incalculably greater number of such preformed beings than would ever be developed, and with them many creations would be made without need and without purpose. They would, however, be willing to leave at least something to nature, so as not to fall into a complete Hyperphysic which can dispense with all natural explanations. It is true, they hold so fast by their Hyperphysic that they find even in abortions (which it is quite impossible to take for purposes of nature) an admirable purposiveness; though it be only directed to the fact that an anatomist would take exception to it as a purposeless purposiveness, and would feel a disheartened wonder thereat. But the production of hybrids could absolutely not be accommodated with the system of preformation; and to the seeds of the male creature, to which they had attributed nothing but the mechanical property of serving as the first means of nourishment for the embryo, they must attribute in addition a purposive formative power, which in the case of the product of two creatures of the same genus they would concede to neither parent.
 

swears

preppy-kei
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lololololol

This kid is hilarious and looks like a Daniel Clowes drawing.
 

empty mirror

remember the jackalope
ok so i mentioned to a colleague that the doughnuts in the other room "keep calling me" as dead souls called to Ian Curtis. somehow we got onto the topic of elvis presley being an apropos replacement for ian curtis, which prompted impressions of elvis singing "she's lost control" and the like.

the rub is this: doing an impression of elvis presley fronting joy division is equivalent to doing an impression of ian curtis fronting joy division.

what can it mean?
:slanted:
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Dunno, but the first thing that attracted me to the Ramones was that Joey sounded to me like a really, really awful Elvis impersonator.

I also discovered recently that it's quite good fun to sing the chorus to Love Shack by the B-52s in the style of Andrew Eldritch from the Sisters Of Mercy. Without even meaning to I found myself substituting 'Lovecraft' for 'Love shack', heh.
 

empty mirror

remember the jackalope
Mr. Tea;167633 I also discovered recently that it's quite good fun to sing the chorus to [I said:
Love Shack[/I] by the B-52s in the style of Andrew Eldritch from the Sisters Of Mercy. Without even meaning to I found myself substituting 'Lovecraft' for 'Love shack', heh.
brilliant! i just tried it out---it works!

also, yeah, i am famous for inventing things that already exist or should never exist.

once, while microwaving something, i thought, wouldn't it be great to make a box that instead of heating things, makes them colder----basically, i invented the refrigerator!

just yesterday, i was holding my coffee mug, and noted the handle of the mug was a tad warm---i thought---hey, they should make holders for these mug handles: a coffee mug handle-holder. just think of the potential----first, the coffee-mug handle holder, next year, the coffee-mug handle holder handle, followed by the coffee-mug handle holder handle holder...

the mind boggles!
 

BareBones

wheezy
Part of the great irony of Hilter's takeover using "pure Germaness" as his left hook is that he talked about purifying the "race" in the most broken, ugly Austrian German that to anyone born in Germany sounds kind of like what a Canadian sounds like to an American. It would be like having someone come down from Toronto and tell us we need to go aboot purifying the U.S. eh.
there was a bit on QI recently where they were talking about the original terminator film. When they were releasing the film in germany, arnie offered to redub all his lines in german - but they refused because, to germans, arnie's austrian accent makes him sound like a farmer.
 

STN

sou'wester
What I never got is that the Terminator can adopt whatever accent it wants, so why adopt an Austrian accent if you're an English-speaking robot?

I think if I was Terminator I'd want to sound like Brian Blessed or Bounty Killer. Or maybe that lady off the M and S food adverts.
 
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