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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    How is an event in a post? What sutures this event--itself an anomaly, something that has been defined, cut, and estranged from the flow of time and from the spatial world around it--to its annunciation? This is, of course, an incarnational understanding of Flesh and Word united. Yet might we not understand L'Incandescent's "posts" as more accurately "pres," as signaling an open-ended messianic temporality? His posts are absurd, but in the future, events may or may not arrive to be "in" his posts--to have been revealed as already having been "in" his posts all along. This is messianism without a messiah. Or, if you prefer, online posting without the safety net of a claim to truth or verifiability in a world that is sundered, rendered untenable by that very claim.
     
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  2. gomestar

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    you're starting to sound like Booth's recent facebook activities, although with much better sentence composition.
     
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  3. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    charlie sheen x derrida x uniqlo
     
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  4. Gibonius

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    I hate gift cards. I always end up with like $5.83 left on them, and it's a pain to zero them out so they never get used. They're just laughing all the way to the bank. That lack of fungibility is how they double-dip on making money on those damn things.

    I've been getting Visa Gift Cards recently and I just use them to buy Amazon gift cards. They get applied to my Amazon account and then can just get spent as a credit and not as a form of payment. Much easier to zero out.


    Also, fungibility is a great word.
     
  5. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Almost all of my posts are about real-life happenings, even though I describe them in ways that aren't meant to be taken literally. I just try to capture the sense of the happenings in my words (chasing after what eludes signification).

    Also, pB has been producing high quality FB posts as of late can't even be gainsaid (true event).
     
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  6. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    There's a guy where I work whose shoes always squeak as he walks past my office. I know perfectly well who he is as he walks past on account of the squeaking noise. But irregardless, I usually look out my door to see who is walking past. I wonder why I do that? (Probably something to do with the bar that bars the way from signifier to signified or something like that.)
     
  7. otc

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    There are many sites online that sell gift cards at a discount (dedicated sites and places like ebay). Those are from regular people...but it reflects the true value of the gift card.

    Also, most companies sell their gift cards to other companies at a discount. That's why walgreens has an endcap filled with giftcards to various chains, and why coinstar machines will pay out higher rates on an amazon gift card than a cash voucher...because they still make money selling a $50 gift card for $50.

    like this: https://www.raise.com/buy-macy-s-gi...Y-BvaoJrZeweR.BG8WUfnwag&LSNPUBID=lw9MynSeamY
     
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  8. Big Pun

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    Son of a bitch?
     
  9. brokencycle

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    Worse, some (like the AmEx gift cards) charge you.
     
  10. ethanm

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    Literally it's son of a whore. Often translated as son of a bitch but it's way more offensive than how we would say sob.
     
  11. Find Finn

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    Store credits are worse, I got an $800 one to a shop that sold 2 brands, I returned a product from one (due to it being faulty and shit) and didn't want anything from the other, so long story short it costed me $250 to own a G-Lab coat for 24 hours and oh yeah FUCK NAG Copenhagen, I hope your shop burns down and all the employees loose just enough of their arms, so they can't dry their ass.
     
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  12. patrickBOOTH

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    I have to start "dialing back" my Facebook posts as my mother had words with me recently (spanked me).
     
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  13. Biscotti

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  14. Biscotti

    Biscotti Senior member

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    Why do I keep beating it to E.T. porn?
     
  15. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Did she "spank" you because of the quantity of your posts or because of the content?
     
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    Welcome to the Inner Circle!
     
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    The inner circle, or ET porn?
     
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    I was invited to the IC in October of 2008 :bigstar:
     
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