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MORE IS MORE?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Humor, Language, Less, Norms, Spectacle, Violence | Comments Off on MORE IS MORE?

[Ed.: Are words just by themselves the essence of hyperbole?] Death by Internet Hyperbole: Literally Dying Over This Column By Jessica Bennett From the New York Times The text exchange was unspectacular: a friend explaining a video that had been posted by a classmate to his Snapchat feed. Jordana Narin, my 20-year-old research assistant, was half paying attention, sitting in my living room working on a project, texting between breaks. “Omg literally dying,” she typed back, not missing a beat. She turned back to her computer. But Jordana wasn’t literally dying. She wasn’t figuratively dying,...

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Stock Lives

Posted by on Jun 6, 2015 in Belief, Humor, Language, Norms, Spectacle, Television | Comments Off on Stock Lives

The insights from this video can be extended to any ad.
It is not a question of using stock footage or not.
Every ad appeals to a great variety of clichés.
To plug into you, ads (and most media) tap into what has already been said
– what is taken for granted –
and call it: “communicating with an audience.”

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Wittgenstein’s Descent

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Belief, Language, Nothing, Philosophy | Comments Off on Wittgenstein’s Descent

Wittgenstein in a Few Sentences

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