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We need a way to have, buy, and sit on fewer and better things. — from the CICINA, a 20 minute video presentation on their effort to compare all things in a massive bracketed set of 214 binary judgements. Which is better: Apples or Oranges?
posted by blasdelf (22 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I made it through 1.5 of the 20 minutes... compare that to, well, almost anything else, and CICINA loses.

and, to answer your question.... apples
posted by HuronBob at 9:52 AM on October 30, 2008


I don't think many people would bother to peel an apple if it had a tough skin like an orange. If oranges had thinner, tasteless skins then they would be the clear winner.
posted by Citizen Premier at 9:59 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


...there are too many things on this planet. Although some of these things are good things and some are crappy things, they all vie for our attention with equal fervor.

*exits video*
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:07 AM on October 30, 2008


Grapefruit.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:10 AM on October 30, 2008


"Although there are cool things and crappy things, they all vie for our attention with equal fervor."
posted by zippy at 10:11 AM on October 30, 2008


Loved the video. But its all a joke, right?
posted by jpdoane at 10:12 AM on October 30, 2008


LOLSINGLELINEARSCALISTS
posted by DU at 10:13 AM on October 30, 2008


Apples and oranges? That was settled years ago...
posted by bouvin at 10:16 AM on October 30, 2008


I loved this. I watched all twenty minutes in tearful rapture. I'm not even kidding. If you turned it off 90 seconds in, then maybe fart humor is more your speed. Not that there's anything wrong with fart jokes.
posted by Plutor at 10:19 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


I clearly said 1.5 minutes, not 90 seconds....

And, if you had a dog that farts like mine does, you would find nothing funny about fart jokes!

/sheesh
posted by HuronBob at 10:23 AM on October 30, 2008


I lasted way longer than 90 seconds, and this was pretty funny, yeah, but 20 minutes is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long for this joke.
posted by middleclasstool at 10:33 AM on October 30, 2008


I loved this. I watched all twenty minutes in tearful rapture. I'm not even kidding. If you turned it off 90 seconds in, then maybe fart humor is more your speed. Not that there's anything wrong with fart jokes.
LOL@PEOPLE WHO DON'T THINK WHAT I THINK IS FUNNY IS FUNNY THEY'RE DUMB AMIRITE
posted by Flunkie at 10:38 AM on October 30, 2008


That got better as it went along. But after 10 minutes or so, I skipped to the end.
posted by oddman at 10:48 AM on October 30, 2008


Which is better: my milkshake or yours?
posted by Hairy Lobster at 10:55 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


More than a joke it's social commentary and fairly sophisticated. It has to do with the dialectic between more stuff vs less stuff, more choice = anarchy -vs- less choice = authority -- it's fundamentally a political statement with a pro-liberal slant.
posted by stbalbach at 10:57 AM on October 30, 2008


I want to see the chart.

See also.
posted by ericbop at 11:53 AM on October 30, 2008


The Bloch Building is not better than Night of the Hunter. Not by a long, long way. While I applaud the effort, the judges are clearly assholes.
posted by rusty at 11:59 AM on October 30, 2008


They were right about the Aeron chair though. And the mammoth, so they have some potential.
posted by rusty at 12:02 PM on October 30, 2008


Y'all need to sit on this.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:44 PM on October 30, 2008


Well, Hairy Lobster, my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
And they seem to be under the impression that it is better than yours.
Hence, damn right it is better than yours.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 12:19 AM on October 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


Actually awesome.

It's pretty difficult for an internet video to hold my attention for 20 minutes but this managed it.
posted by alby at 1:35 AM on October 31, 2008


We are the hordes
posted by fistynuts at 6:44 AM on October 31, 2008


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