imgod2u: He called it a caricature but his description of what Colbert does -- and more importantly what Colbert actually does -- is by definition argument from absurdity.It is a fine line, but watch closely. Nothing Colbert says is really out of line with what pundits routinely says.That is to say, Colbert passes Poe's Law.
Doctor Jellyfinger: [i.imgur.com image 396x396]
DubyaHater: Christ, I'm glad that woman is dead. What an insufferable pain in the ass. I bet sex was strictly missionary, if at all. Sex probably interfered with her pursuit of personal happiness.
Kazan: comparing nietzsche to rand is an insult to nietzsche. Rand is out of her depth in a kiddie pool, Nietzsche was a sarcastic critic of the status quo and blind obedience to tradition (thought himself fell victim to it sometimes - ex gender roles).
taurusowner: Ishkur: taurusowner: Eh. Anyone who's actually familiar with Rand can see through a lot of that pretty easily. It clearly reads like it's been written by someone who's just been told what Rand believed, not heard or read her words himself.Actually, if you watch her old interviews and talk shows (I remember the big hour long one on Donahue) she talks and acts EXACTLY like that.She hated dissent, was known to start a fit whenever someone disagreed with the self-evident superiority of her logic, and would not want to stick around in a discussion of that format.But the ideas here are just caricatures of her actual ideas. It's like reading what a Farker thinks Rand believed instead of what she actually believed. You can see a lot of that in this very thread. There's no requirement that one must agree with Rand, but the sheer lack of understanding of what she actually thought is staggering. Caricature is the best description I can think of.
taurusowner: Eh. Anyone who's actually familiar with Rand can see through a lot of that pretty easily. It clearly reads like it's been written by someone who's just been told what Rand believed, not heard or read her words himself.
Benevolent Misanthrope: kronicfeld: This actually happenedSure didn't. And Steve Biko - a poor, South African anti-apartheid activist - didn't participate in one of the other ones posted on the site.This is an art project.And not a very well-written one. I don't know about the philosophies of Nolan or Henson, but the lines from Rand and Ono were not believable at all.
kronicfeld: This actually happenedSure didn't. And Steve Biko - a poor, South African anti-apartheid activist - didn't participate in one of the other ones posted on the site.This is an art project.
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