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SOMA, Orgy-Porgy, Centrifugal BumblePuppy help!
posted by Capn (17 comments total)

 
wtf on the first link
posted by Satapher at 11:58 AM on June 18, 2004


SOMA?
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:12 PM on June 18, 2004


Context if you haven't read Brave New World. I'll give you the first two, but number three...
posted by shinynewnick at 12:14 PM on June 18, 2004


NonSequiturFilter.

Capn, you need at least 4 more Signs of the Apocalypse to make a full set.
posted by wendell at 12:14 PM on June 18, 2004


"Bush established the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in April 2002 to conduct a "comprehensive study of the United States mental health service delivery system." The commission issued its recommendations in July 2003. Bush instructed more than 25 federal agencies to develop an implementation plan based on those recommendations.

The president's commission found that "despite their prevalence, mental disorders often go undiagnosed" and recommended comprehensive mental health screening for "consumers of all ages," including preschool children."


"consumers"? not citizens? that really says it all now, doesn't it?.

will no one rid me of this pesky prince?
posted by quonsar at 12:17 PM on June 18, 2004


¿Qué.
La.
Cogida.
CAPN?

Meanwhile, the oboists had organised themselves into a tight Lycra nucleus, which proceeded to gnaw on the very fabric which binds aunt to nephew. Boddhisatva and cognoscenti alike engaged in vigourous pH testing. Ach mein Gott!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 12:17 PM on June 18, 2004


Soma
posted by Stoatfarm at 12:24 PM on June 18, 2004


oops. i meant pesky prince?
posted by quonsar at 12:25 PM on June 18, 2004


The Director and his students stood for a short time watching a game of Centrifugal Bumble-puppy. Twenty children were grouped in a circle round a chrome steel tower. A ball thrown up so as to land on the platform at the top of the tower rolled down into the interior, fell on a rapidly revolving disk, was hurled through one or other of the numerous apertures pierced in the cylindrical casing, and had to be caught.

"Strange," mused the Director, as they turned away, "strange to think that even in Our Ford's day most games were played without more apparatus than a ball or two and a few sticks and perhaps a bit of netting. imagine the folly of allowing people to play elaborate games which do nothing whatever to increase consumption. It's madness. Nowadays the Controllers won't approve of any new game unless it can be shown that it requires at least as much apparatus as the most complicated of existing games." He interrupted himself.

posted by Capn at 12:26 PM on June 18, 2004


STOMA
posted by ColdChef at 12:27 PM on June 18, 2004


sex hormone chewing gum (kinda sorta)
posted by Stoatfarm at 12:43 PM on June 18, 2004


ColdChef: ROFL
posted by quonsar at 1:00 PM on June 18, 2004


SOMA
posted by moonbird at 1:24 PM on June 18, 2004


SfmOMA
posted by Kwantsar at 3:32 PM on June 18, 2004


It's madness. Nowadays the Controllers won't approve of any new game unless it can be shown that it requires at least as much apparatus as the most complicated of existing games.

I know I'm skipping a generation of consoles (N64, 32X, Playstation and Dreamcast) and I'm not even talking about P.C. games... But you get the idea...
posted by Grimgrin at 5:33 PM on June 18, 2004


consumers of all ages

quonsar, Capn, you've nailed it.
posted by soyjoy at 9:18 PM on June 19, 2004


wtf on the first link, indeed.

There's so much wrong with this that I don't even know where to start.

- Another massive social program from Amurka's second favorite "conservative" president

- Another great vote buying and campaign donations strategy from the right's greatest living Svengali

- Screening the entire population for mental illness? It's hard to discuss this without straying into tinfoil hat territory, but with mental illness already stigmatized, once we've decided who's mentally ill (let alone who's "mentally ill"), what are we going to decide that society needs to do to protect itself from them? For example, we can already effectively lock up pedophiles for life in order to protect society (not that I can think of a better idea). And, of course, the incarcerated can't vote... It's a slippery slope, folks

- Finally, there's the whole "pay no attention to the man behind the screen" aspect hinted at by Capn.
posted by coolgeek at 8:18 PM on June 20, 2004


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