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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The American Subconscious

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--MC 1
Mmmmm .. mandalas.
Posted by --MC on January 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM · Report this
I like meat mandalas best.
Posted by Chicago Fan on January 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM · Report this
Uh, those aren't in any way mandalas -- power radiating outward from center, center as center of the universe, mandala as political organization, etc. Doesn't mean I don't like a good pizza, though. Now: everyone tell me I'm stupid and don't get it.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on January 29, 2013 at 1:55 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 4

Sometimes something is "so cool" that only a few people get it.

Sometimes a thing is so uncool, that everyone gets it.

Sometimes a bunch of poseurs construct something that is supposed to be cool, and make you think that if you don't get it, then you're "uncool". But in doing so, they make something that is understood by no one, which makes it just stupid.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on January 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM · Report this
@4 Ah... got it. The gist: I'm uncool, but they're stupid. I like that!
Posted by carnivorous chicken on January 29, 2013 at 2:18 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 6
prerecorded lecture with slides! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Posted by Max Solomon on January 29, 2013 at 2:46 PM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 7
@3 Don't listen to Balio, he is brain poison. It's called a joke. Here, let me explain: the photo contrasts the form of the Mandala as a cosmological symbol which represents the universe with pizza: a symbol of consumerist Americana. It is making an observation about how consumerism has come to represent a sort of spiritual model for how we understand the universe. See now isn't it funnier now that it's been explained?!
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm on January 29, 2013 at 4:31 PM · Report this
Yes! Because any round object with somewhat randomly placed items must be linked to Hindu-Buddhist conceptions of the universe!

I get it, it's just not that clever. Now, if they said the pizza was a representation of a Catholic Church -- now that's laughs! If you squint really hard, they kind of do look like churches!
Posted by carnivorous chicken on January 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM · Report this

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