Saturday, February 13, 2010

I told Smut not to touch the Dream Control machine

The People's Daily reports otherwise. This is why we can't have nice things


Smutdated with bonus moustaches hoiked from Sub McG.

16 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

What does this man's appearance mean? Global netizens enthusiastically discussed and summed up the following conclusions:

Here's to the sober analysis of the netizenry!

Going with explanation #2.

mikey said...

Goddamit, the bias is to believe AFTER the fact.

People piss me off. Here we have all sorts of science, and all they want is a big pile of WOO WOO in their pants.

It's a DREAM, dipshit. You don't remember it well, but if you want it to have some profound significance you could try to find a way to tie it to OTHER people's dreams.

Yeah. That's a winner.

Hey look. That tree was in my dream! I can draw it and shit.

That tree is the locus of power in the world. Woo woo....

Substance McGravitas said...

Moustaches available.

Another Kiwi said...

I was wondering, about teh whirling hair pieces but, will this offend the secret society that is running the whole thing???
Feel free to consult with my colleague Mr. Clyde and insert said hair extensions as you see fit.

Smut Clyde said...

The dude has his own website!
I don't know if he's on Facebook, though.

Looks like someone stumbled on an amusing Wanted picture, thought it would be a ripping lark to spin a yarn about it "appearing in 2000 dreams a night", quoted some unnamed psychologists for extra verisimilitude, and hilarity ensued.

Substance McGravitas said...

But wait! There's more!

Smut Clyde said...

Disappointing:
A little more tunneling, however, quickly undermined the credibility of the source. According to Logicpunk at Metafilter, "The registrant of thisman.org, Andrea Natella, is the director of guerrigliamarketing.it, an advertising agency that uses non-conventional communication techniques, like the creation of fictitious events or campaigns reaching the limits of legality, through which they 'fuck the market in order to enter it'."

So there it is, a perfectly creepy, subversive, cross-media narrative, unravelled because a marketer failed to spend an extra seven bucks a year to mask the WhoIs information through the domain registrar.

At this point, the mind-screw - if you still wish to engage - is trying to figure out what the hell Natella and Guerriglia Marketing are actually promoting here. If it ends up being cider, I'm going to be pissed. If, on the other hand, it's a mind-screw for giggles alone, it still deserves some marks ... although points are coming off for the sloppy execution with the domain.

mikey said...

Sadly, you're giving them simultaneously both too much credit and not enough.

The whole point is to identify people who are subject to manipulation thru woowoo. This is neither new not a particular challenge. It's intention is completely preliminary, to separate the sheep from the ones who might question the underlying assumptions.

Once you have your working list, you move on to Phase II...

Another Kiwi said...

But at least I found out about the Luther Blissett movement which M. Natella was associated with.

Smut Clyde said...

Roll on Phase IV.

Another Kiwi said...

Jeepers Smut, don't set the Phasers to 4 man!! Staff BBQ's only

Substance McGravitas said...

If you make the eyebrows whirl around the grandma it's like she's hopping mad at smog.

Then she pees.

Smut Clyde said...

My raging grandma became strangely agitated when the Kirsanow moustache crept up on her from from behind until it got close enough to tickle.
Then she peed.

Another Kiwi said...

It is also quite funny to have snot falling onto the Raging Granny

mikey said...

I tried to tell the judge there were extenuating circumstances.

Then she peed...

tigris said...

Going with explanation #2.

Thank God it's not #3; I was worried, but I dreamed about a tube sock and box of cereal who fell in love.