Conspiracy theories vs. the Western canon

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Which is better?

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Deliberately but gently tonguing the ballsack of the Western canon is better 21
Conspiracy theories are better 2

lumen (esby), Friday, 7 June 2019 19:29 (three months ago) link

we have a gay thread that could use a little goosing, you know

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 June 2019 19:30 (three months ago) link

voted for ballsack even tho i generally spell it ballsac, not to be confused with Balzac, of the Western canon

sarahell, Friday, 7 June 2019 19:34 (three months ago) link

Comes down to protocols of the elders of Zion vs stagecoach for me, voted nutsack

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 7 June 2019 19:44 (three months ago) link

i'm a canon boi

Trϵϵship, Friday, 7 June 2019 19:50 (three months ago) link

i've even been polling canonical artists and authors recently. bringing you guys a taste of high school humanities class

Trϵϵship, Friday, 7 June 2019 19:51 (three months ago) link

I ride the canonballsack like my name was Munchausen

Fiat Earther (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 June 2019 19:51 (three months ago) link

I love sac

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 7 June 2019 20:00 (three months ago) link

esby rides again

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 7 June 2019 20:19 (three months ago) link

this is fairly easy for me; i would rather lick beethoven's taint than cause a measles epidemic

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 June 2019 08:45 (three months ago) link

Mozart’s would be apter

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Saturday, 8 June 2019 09:34 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 9 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

i keep my tongue on the balls of truth

Vape Store (crüt), Sunday, 9 June 2019 00:12 (three months ago) link

For many, many years I thought EPMD made a literary pun, "get the Balzac" (which was a euphemism for "get the ball-sack" anyway).

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Sunday, 9 June 2019 00:15 (three months ago) link

my lifelong love of conspiracy theories is not gonna survive the era of the current admin

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 9 June 2019 01:41 (three months ago) link

And yet I cannot endorse the canon

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 June 2019 02:03 (three months ago) link

The fallacy that is being subtly promoted here is that one's personal relationship with any or all of the works of art and thought which make up the western canon requires anything from you other than approaching each of these works and finding out what you can discover of value in them. I clearly recall reading Plato avidly as a 20 year old, all the while mentally arguing with his formulations and conclusions, seeing past his rhetorical smoke and sorting out what seemed right from what seemed wrong. In the process I had thoughts I may not have otherwise had, but far from worshipping his Established Authority, I took only what I could use.

That is what The Western Canon is for, and ironically many, if not most, of the authors or artists in that canon felt exactly the same way and heaped scorn on those who worship Authority instead of thinking things through themselves. It is the academics, critics and minor scholiasts who seem to think these are sacred artifacts to praise lavishly or to idolize.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 9 June 2019 03:27 (three months ago) link

Addendum: People who think they enhance their standing in the eyes of others by insinuating that they would, if they cared to, demolish every work in the western canon, but it would be so easy that they (yawn) don't really care to demonstrate the full extent of their superiority on such rabbit droppings, are tiresome jackasses.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 9 June 2019 03:49 (three months ago) link

omg can't believe you tongue the sac, wait until i tell all my friends

Fiat Earther (Old Lunch), Sunday, 9 June 2019 11:36 (three months ago) link

Rather: Aimless otm as per uzh. The works of the Western canon aren't the problem. The problem is the staid absence of critical distance which allows one to believe in a canon which much be cherished and cast in amber. There's a term for people who maintain such notions, and the term is 'Rosicrucians backed by the Illuminati'. I learned all about it in one of those Tom Hanks/Ron Howard joints.

Fiat Earther (Old Lunch), Sunday, 9 June 2019 11:47 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 10 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

a hearty hail and well met to my fellow ballsack-lickers!

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Monday, 10 June 2019 00:05 (three months ago) link

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