luka

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As for fascination, that’s a helotry chiefly reserved by snakes for rabbits, which is why the TV screen which looks like an emission surface is clearly an engorged sink for even partial variability of attention, consuming viewer intelligence by homogenising and neutralising its interface. Well and truly is the fetish of value avoided: the first stage being to attach that first noun to the second, so that the one can then replace the other. Yet trivia and profundity mingle constantly but don’t “naturally” blend, because the activity they jointly provoke is adversarial and mediated by valuation; but a trivial emulsion can be induced to form by use of apt detergent, e.g. “humour” as you put it, thereby further reducing value to fetish. I for my own part have a positive addiction to the meanest trash and to unmitigated urban pollution; but uncontrolled, self-replicating triviality is genteel and necrotic, a true language-cancer and well able to invade across the mind / brain barrier.
 

luka

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Isn't it the classic freedom to eat cake, to diversify an assumed lesuire and to choose out of the diversity which is precisely the commodity-spectacle of a predisposed array, clearwrapped in unitised portion control?

Isn't the supermarket the correct analogy where the consumer is generically trained to value a freedom of choice precisely fetishised by the brand alternatives of late capitalism, the wonderfully smart play of vacuity by which the reader if the labels can rustle up preference, advice, loyalty, thrift, all the bound emotional habits of an old humanism now afloat within the play of signs within which the consumer's arbitration is a highly efficient instrument to maintain market saturation and to ration the efficiencies of decision control?
 

luka

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apart from the problems of political inconsistency which make the restitution of hedonism more than just a pitting of fun against hubristic Puritan control ethics
 

luka

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When a text is too insufficient for the space it occupies the reader is annoyed or bored. This response (refusal or eye-skid; mind-wilt) marks the rate of exchange from one economy to another, the marginal conversion of preferential value; what we are provoked to consider we would rather be doing or to have done to us
 

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i mean when you get a poem that doesnt make sense and the lines are formatting are all fucked, and you can't work it out easily, cos its not normal text, you say see you later mate jog on
 

catalog

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i have a preference for prose. i read that note on metal tho and thought it was poncey. and the time manifold thing is just a total pisstake, really embarassingly bad cod sci fi
 

luka

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You've got a teenagers bratty sensibilities. You need to knuckle down. Get some discipline. 6 of the best on bared backside.
 

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"Yet trivia and profundity mingle constantly but don’t “naturally” blend, because the activity they jointly provoke is adversarial and mediated by valuation; but a trivial emulsion can be induced to form by use of apt detergent, e.g. “humour” as you put it, thereby further reducing value to fetish. I for my own part have a positive addiction to the meanest trash and to unmitigated urban pollution; but uncontrolled, self-replicating triviality is genteel and necrotic, a true language-cancer and well able to invade across the mind / brain barrier."

Do we think this is referring to the profound being mimed by the trivial? Or the profound being inadequately expressed and thus coming off as trivial? (edit: or the profound being trivially appropriated for motives other than expressing the profound?)

I think the mediation of valuation would figure into it. Because the scale of value most generally goes from trivial to profound, no?

The "detergent" point is interesting. Having looked up detergent and got "cleaning agent" from Merriam-Webster, I'm reminded of the process of pasteurization, a process which can seen as devaluing something by cleaning it. So we're left with a strange paradox, which is that the profound is devalued and cleansed into triviality, say by capitalism, and what we're left with are stripped-down naked fetish-cores that feel dirty in their own right... despite having been the product of pasteurization?
 

luka

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Detergent is on the surface a typically perverse word choice. Emulsions are formed by emulsifiers. Is detergent an emulsifier? https://www.rimpro-india.com/m/articles1/surfactants-as-detergents-and-emulsifiers.html

The most common application of a surfactant is in the form of a detergent. Detergent is a kind of surface active agent that possesses the cleaning properties and has the ability to remove dirt from the surfaces. Various forms of surfactants available today are employed as detergents or different cleaning requirements in industries.


Another popular form in which surfactants are employed in industries is an emulsifier, also referred most of the times as emulsifying agent. Surfactants are used as emulsifying products in industries for better mixing of the products. As an emulsifying agent, it has the capability to disperse one liquid into the other, which usually does not mix well with the former.


Apart from cleaning and emulsifying, surfactants are used in various other applications too. Surfactants for industrial applications are employed as wetting agents, dispersing agents, foaming and anti-foaming agents in various applications like detergents, fabric softeners, adhesives, emulsions, paints, inks etc.
 

luka

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I'm not totally sold on the importance of knowledge personally. I think we can do without facts. They seem boring and annoying to me. But they are clearly important to Prynne.
 
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