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    Longish, but kinda worth it :D

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    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012
    I have a friend who is in this.

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012
    I think I've seen some of those fursuits at a convention I do security for.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012
    Those crow costumes were interestingly creepy, and the video was competently shot. Not sure what was going on, though . . . what is it a parody of?
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    @Vornaskotti - love that!
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
    @Vorn, o snap neither wittgenstein nor habermas could get a word in
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
    Why the world needs introverts
    We live with a value system that I call the Extrovert Ideal – the omnipresent belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha and comfortable in the spotlight. The archetypal extrovert prefers action to contemplation, risk-taking to heed-taking, certainty to doubt. He or she favours quick decisions, even at the risk of being wrong; works well in teams and socialises in groups. We like to think that we value individuality, but all too often we admire one type of individual – the kind who is comfortable "putting himself out there". Sure, we allow technologically gifted loners who launch companies in garages to have any personality they please, but they are the exceptions, not the rule, and our tolerance extends mainly to those who get fabulously wealthy or hold the promise of doing so.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012 edited
    I've had that discussion about introvertion and extrovertion with friends before, and I've heard a lot of the arguments from the article before, which is where a lot of my problems with the division into introvertion/extroversion stems from: It's based on an outdated idea of duality (either you're an extrovert or an introvert and there is nothing in between and if you can switch between the two like many human beings, then you're being untrue to yourself), an outdated idea of authenticity and rigid personality structure (there exists a "true" you and you can never ever change) and an outdated idea of how classifications work (disregarding prototype theory, social constructivism and a lot of major academic theories of the last 50 years).

    Plus, it makes only a corrolative argument that because some introverts were smart and had good ideas, it's because they were introverts, not because they were smart and had good ideas.

    I don't disagree with the fact that extrovertion is more socially popular, but instead of criticizing this assumption properly, it leaps to fetishizes the other side of the coin, which is just as useless. Extrovertion is a useful instrument sometimes and introversion is a useful instrument other times, but the idea that people are inherently either/or isn't particularly insightful or even true.

    What I mean is that I think the article encourages this:
    Problems with Socializing

    Which isn't necessarily better than this:
    Brain Surgeon
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    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
    Being all Witch Haus and Satanic Y'all!

    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
    awesome, nicking it for various social networking websites n shit
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    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012 edited
    Check out the huge Van Gogh Gallery here

    'Road with Cypress and Star", 1889.

    'A Pair of Shoes', 1887

    'Cottage: Reminiscence of the North', 1890

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012

    1) That's based off of a song by a group named Suicidal Tendencies.
    2) While the leader of ST is named Mike, I haven't found any info saying he was involuntarily locked up for wanting a Pepsi or anything else.

    Unless you've got some more info on it, it's crap and just another outrage of the day.
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    Yeah I think that's the joke, Ren.
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
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    The origin of the joke
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    Let's try that again: The origin of the joke was this