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December 14, 2004 7:12 PM   Subscribe

Seminar in Texas. "Tribute to the Great Visionary." It's a triumph in both graphic design and public relations.
posted by Mayor Curley (25 comments total)

 
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posted by neckro23 at 7:17 PM on December 14, 2004


404, baby.
posted by Salmonberry at 7:18 PM on December 14, 2004


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A true existential triumph in graphic design.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:19 PM on December 14, 2004


Go easy on the Mayor; he's an ol'bie.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:28 PM on December 14, 2004


I think he meant Great nary-Vision.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:32 PM on December 14, 2004


Oh, it's floodin' down in Texas,
All the Muslim sites are down
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:37 PM on December 14, 2004


care to explicate, Mayor? wish there'd been a few ancillary links..
posted by By The Grace of God at 7:40 PM on December 14, 2004


*yawn*
Dear God. MAKE IT STOP ALREADY!
Wow. Genius. Pure genius.
STOP STOP STOP!
undergrad. Curses!
/. cleanup to thread 37836 please.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:55 PM on December 14, 2004


*uh we need a clean up in aisle 8 please*

here's google's cache of the page.
posted by squeak at 8:52 PM on December 14, 2004


I just tracked down Google's cache myself. I have to say I still don't get it.
posted by stopgap at 8:58 PM on December 14, 2004


It seems to be advertising a seminar about Khomeini, without mentioning his name. 'Neither East nor West' was a slogan of his, and there's his picture there. But otherwise I don't get it either.
posted by gubo at 9:06 PM on December 14, 2004


*uh we need a clean up in aisle 8 please*
We do, but aisle 8 is over here, squeak.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:07 PM on December 14, 2004


I noticed that too gubo and other than Khomeini was a psycho from hell, still a little lost.

[believe's in equality when it comes to housework - hand's weapons-grade pandemonium a mop ;) ]
posted by squeak at 9:31 PM on December 14, 2004


I don't get it either: the graphic design doesn't stand out as particularly good or bad. I mean, it's clearly amateur, but it's easy to find much worse examples, particularly in the age of the world wide web.

I guess the listing of "REPRESENTATIVE" as one of the featured speakers is pretty bad...
posted by mr_roboto at 9:46 PM on December 14, 2004


[believe's in equality when it comes to housework - hand's weapons-grade pandemonium a mop ;) ]
*believes in correct use of apostrophe; hands squeak an eraser*
There's nothing else to clean up, squeak. It was just one of those practical joke spill picture cutouts pasted to the floor.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:03 AM on December 15, 2004


Sorry that it went down as soon as I posted it. And sorry that I went to bed-- I didn't figure on having to stand over the thread to stop weapons-grade pandemonium from shitting on it. And sorry that no one else thought it was ugly and funny.

But "...outlines the true policy on non-alliance for the Islamic countries and countries that in the near future with the help of Allah SWT, will accept Islam as the only school for liberating humanity and will not reced or sway from that policy even one step," isn't hilarious/threatening? It sounds just like the takeover policies that "concerned" christians accuse muslims as having.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:36 AM on December 15, 2004


Relax, Curley. If you and squeak will follow my link to aisle 8, you'll see that they're not my words--just a cut and paste of remarks you guys give noobs when they don't do things just right. But I forgot this one:
Can you please explain this? What the hell is it? I clicked on a few links and got some photos that aren't especially informative or compelling.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:22 AM PST on December 14


When you hold up a mirror, you freak some people out.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:54 AM on December 15, 2004


When you hold up a mirror, you freak some people out.

Yes, Exra Pound, this is just the sort of behavior that will fix the site's growing pains. I can't tell you how many times a handsome stranger has ridden into town and cleaned the place up with a fair dose of self-righteousness.
posted by yerfatma at 4:07 AM on December 15, 2004


weapons-grade pandemonium, I hadn't said a bad word specifically about new users. But you're definitely creepy for a middle-aged man.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:08 AM on December 15, 2004


Mayor Curley I thought it was odd and slightly threatening (hence my "psycho from hell" comment) after finding the page tried to find the deeper meaning behind, "Tribute to the Great Visionary." It's a triumph in both graphic design and public relations." That is what threw me. I thought there was some deeper meaning there. See what you mean now after expounding on it. My fault not yours.

oh I know weapons-grade pandemonium I was just having some fun (in a cheeky mood). Have to live with the apostrophe thing, I screw up sometimes - so shoot me
posted by squeak at 5:53 AM on December 15, 2004


Mayor Curley: Yes, the content is a little odd, and "neither east nor west" strikes me as a pretty dorky slogan, even for a bunch of Islamic revolutionaries, but who knows what the page is really trying to say?

I mean, the page is clearly translated from something, maybe Arabic. For example, what does "policy of non-alliance for the Islamic countries" mean? What exactly are those countries that he is talking about? Iran? There seems to be a lot of "code" in there ("liberating humanity"?) that non of us uninitiated is getting.
So I wouldn't feel threatened just yet. It's not meant for your eyes anyway.

What's a salaat anyway? (I'll have mine with some of that spicy sauce please.)
posted by sour cream at 6:59 AM on December 15, 2004


Ok wait... so ... like .... .... huh?

(all due respect, Mr. Mayor)
posted by socratic at 8:33 AM on December 15, 2004


"Neither East nor West" is a phrase out of Kipling's "The Ballad of East and West." In Iran, it obviously means something completely different now. I thought that Nehru had used a similar phrase to summarize the Non-Aligned Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, but I can't seem to find anything online to back that up.

"Salaat" means prayer.

On rereading, I think the phrase "countries that in the near future with the help of Allah SWT, will accept Islam as the only school for liberating humanity" might actually be referring to Muslim-majority countries with governments insufficiently theocratic enough for these guys' liking. In any case, I am not any more bothered by Muslims dreaming of a totally Muslim world than I am by Christians dreaming of an entirely Christian world. Interestingly enough, though, both of the above bother me more than Buddhists dreaming of an entirely Buddhist world.
posted by skoosh at 12:34 PM on December 15, 2004


In any case, I am not any more bothered by Muslims dreaming of a totally Muslim world than I am by Christians dreaming of an entirely Christian world.

I feel the same way. But Christians dreaming of an entirely Christian world bothers me a fucking lot.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:03 PM on December 15, 2004


So this Muslims dreaming of a totally Muslim world coupled with Christians dreaming of an entirely Christian world, it vibrates?

*ducking*
posted by ZachsMind at 4:34 PM on December 15, 2004


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