Sunday, January 12, 2014

Decaffeinated Rebellions

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  1. Reminds me of Weird Al Yankovik.

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  2. I'm hoping from this video that it's become "cool" to only pretend to be cool...

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  3. ...that way it acts as an "interpassive" outlet for a more "externalized" form of rebelliion.

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  4. It's definitely cool to mock cool people. :p

    But what's wrong with a little rebellion?

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  5. In revolutions, property gets damaged and people get hurt/killed.

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  6. Oh I just meant a little personal rebellion. ;-)

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  7. Personal rebellion is better channeled through interpassive association with a video... as opposed to participating in the "knockout game".

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  8. Personal rebellion = dyeing my hair pink

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  9. I suppose I need to start learning to distinguish "alienation" combined with a desire for "authenticity" from "rebellion". Rebellion, IMO, is when you start forcing others to comport to YOUR standards through the destruction of the status quo. I suppose it's all root and branch...

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  10. There were acts of violence, bomb throwing, etc. in the video that the viewer might identify with sufficiently to think that he didn't need to go throw bombs himself... that someone else was already doing what he wanted to do and might save him the trouble.... only since this was a film, those weren't "real" acts of violence... and the film serves to maintain the status quo, not overthrow it.

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  11. Oooops. I was thinking of a different video. Never mind. :(

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  12. The two video's became fused in my mind. You are right. This one is more a minor alienation from society... although in this case, it's also an alienation from the "cool rebels".

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  13. I get your point. My hair was a rebellion against my church. Will you love me IF.....
    I got mixed reviews.

    I guess the rebellion was me fleshing out the verses I had grown up on and testing if the "church" could live out their faith. Kind of childish. ..

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  14. Social norms seem to get tighter and tighter until they strangle you. We all need a little critical distance at times.

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  15. It has gotten worse. During my childhood, we could be different and not get ridiculed. Now, not so much.

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