[PLUG-TALK] This Film Not Yet Rated

glen e. p. ropella gepr at tempusdictum.com
Mon Sep 18 18:37:27 PDT 2006

Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 04:19:36PM -0700, glen e. p. ropella wrote:
>> Are you implying that Da Man cannot laugh at himself or appreciate
>> satire?
> Yes, it is the defining characteristic of Da Man, not how much power
> it is assumed they have.

Oh, I don't know.  There is that cellular telephone commercial where Da
Man (a suitable, in fact suited, representative anyway) gets a phone,
the act of which sticks it to himself.

Jeme A Brelin wrote:
> I would imagine a person could appreciate the former directed at
> one's self, but not the latter... unless Da Man's malevolence is
> simply a cry for help.

I can imagine that of pretty much anybody _but_ Da Man.  Da Man is an
underappreciated intellectual and emotional giant who neither cares for
nor about insults or accusations lobbed his way.  Da Man has one goal in
mind... _Control_.  And control is difficult to come by... So Da Man
spends 99% of his time maintaining and growing whatever control he has
and 1% of his time worrying about ancillary comments from the peanut
gallery of powerless yahoos.

Given that, I doubt any mere movie will really upset Da Man.

Now, of course, there are Da Man imposters... those who want or claim to
be Da Man but will never be anything other than impotent yahoos who are
actually manipulated as chess pieces by Da [actual] Man.  I suspect
those Da Man posers can get quite upset by affronts to the reputation of
Da Man.

glen e. p. ropella, 971-219-3846, http://tempusdictum.com
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the
human mind to correlate all its contents. -- H. P. Lovecraft

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