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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2012
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2012
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    FUCK. YOU.
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    I made this

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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    Oi, septics! Leave our isms alone. (Did the world have an extra quiet, uneventful day yesterday?)

    Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    @Foamhead - very familiar. People who want languages and dialects to stay in their imgainary pens just because it's more tidy that way confuse me.

    I do have some sympathy for the kind of argument made in the article, though - there's something creepy about the idea that you may be unwittingly importing assumptions and ways of thinking along with new idioms and words.
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    My problem with the language drift is the unavoidable insistence of all software on American spelling. I don't give a shit if other people in other places want to spell things differently, this is how it's done here so stop correcting me when I'm fucking well right!
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    English is such a bastardised language full of loan words from almost every other language that has ever existed or continues to exist; people talking about it's 'purity' always make me laugh.
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    English language
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    Purity be damned. Locality is all I want.
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    I just turned on @Greasemonkey's Coil-Hell Raiser Soundtrack youtube video, and while it was playing watched the Cow Commercial @TwentyThoughts posted.

    It was, weirdly, even more the stuff of nightmares. It was multiplicative, not additive; a parabolic curve of horror, if you will.
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    Not for any reason, other than he's a legend. :)
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    About English : here in France, people have been complaining (since at least the 1950's) about the "invasion" of English words, disregarding the fact that half these words were originally French.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    ROBIN! I HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR YOUR NEXT BEER POST!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012 edited
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    I actually heard about that and want to give it a try. Sadly, that won't happen because of my damn country's laws.

    Also, while talking with another beer person about it I managed to find a web site in which an artist extracted some yeast from her vagina in order to make a "goddess beer". This bugged me on a number of levels. Firstly, the yeast wouldn't be fermentable (made a bit more apparent by her saying she would be mixing it in with brewer's yeast), second (and here's the snob part) she was planing on using regular brewer's yeast. Would have used something much different. And...yeah, I'll stop.



    " Somewhere between 7,000 to 4,000 B.C., in Mesopotamia, in the Kingdom of Sumeria, women invented beer. Early agriculture in the “fertile crescent” was centered around grains. Those grains, pregnant with possibility, became bread and, eventually, beer. Sumerian women were both the first brewers and the first gods of beer. By adding a trace amount of my vaginal yeast to regular brewer’s yeast, my “Original Pussy Beer” pays homage to beer’s ancient creators from “the cradle of civilization.” Woman is literally reunited with the beer.

    Yeast, because it has been used for millennia, carries a great amount of symbolic weight. As a key ingredient to basic sustenance like bread and beer, yeast is an age-old, familiar and very powerful medium to work with. Food, and our complex relationship with it, is mythical; when we eat and drink, human happiness and sorrow, love and hate, heaven and hell are simultaneously displayed and represented. If beer is food, and food is life itself, then beer too is life itself.

    Experimentation with these historic staple foods, in combination with my own body, helps to build a new artistic dimension: understanding through taste. To experience an art piece through taste is a two-pronged experience. The viewer has to make a simple decision – to ingest it or not. From this primal question new questions quickly arise: Is it socially acceptable to drink beer that includes even a trace amount of vaginal yeast? Is it natural? Is it kinky? Can a man drinking this beer still be macho? Why does it make such a difference when it comes to the human body?

    It is these questions about society’s ever-increasing disconnect with the human body that I try to expose and learn about by feeding the viewer. By sharing my art in this way, I share my body and mind, inviting the viewer to have a conversation on a genuinely intimate level. Essence meets essence. The participants begin to understand me and I them.

    Humanity was built on beer and conversation."

    The artist's site.

    You're welcome.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    God damn it, Robin, you actually made me do a spit take in my office.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012 edited
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    Also theres a marked difference between using yeast directly from your body and using yeast cultured from strains found on your body. One is a biohazard and one is not.

    Good grief, from her site:

    "Art patrons had a choice of either boy’s or girl’s underwear to choose from. These intimate delicacies were deep-fried to order at each of the Fashion is Art events out of a street vendor’s cart....The objective was to lure people into literally ingesting (and digesting) a piece of art."


    Nevermind the fact that human bodies are incapable of digesting textiles because we don't have the proper guy bacteria to do so. :| I'm all for post-modern art, but if you're going to use the body for it at least do some research beforehand.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012 edited
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    And yeah, beards are AWESOME for picking up yeasts. I think it's fantastic.

    The vagina beer not so much. Yuck factor aside I disagree with her choice of ingredients. Don't match up to the concept.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2012
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    I don't know...if I so wanted to create an ick factor/artsy statement with beer I think I would do a take on the "This beer tastes like piss" statement people throw around by making a beer using some water extracted from my urine (yes, it's a thing and it's drinkable).

    It would probably be a lager.