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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
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    I don't know. I just think we've come to something as a species when culture needs to be preserved in a guerilla manner.

    That said, we already have guerilla gardeners...and I admire them.

    Maybe this is what we need, in terms of general Western 'culture.' It seems that homogenisation is becoming more apparent and rewarded, from supermarket produce to television shows. Maybe 'proper' culture (a definition I'm happy with, anyway) can only hit the mainstream in a covert manner?
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    I don't know. I just think we've come to something as a species when culture needs to be preserved in a guerilla manner.


    I saw that in the news the other day, T.B -- what an amazing effort.


    Undercover restorers fix Paris landmark's clock
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
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    Great, isn't it? Besides the obvious benefit of repairing a beautiful machine and piece of culture, the idea of clandestine clock mechanics is almost too good not to write about.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
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    I don't think that this sort of thing needs to be covert at all. In fact I feel it needs to be as open and public as possible. No one imagines that they could spend a few hours a week and become a blacksmith while living in a major city, but you can. There are tons of organizations for this sort of thing. They're just not very well known.