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May 18, 2013 9:11 PM   Subscribe

 
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posted by taz (staff) at 11:10 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here's my favorite capitalist pick-up line, from Adam Smith to Karl Marx: "Hey, Karl, let's sneak out the back so I can give you an invisible hand job!"
posted by Snarl Furillo at 11:12 PM on May 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


but if someone had given the Gosling treatment to Hitler, Himmler, Goering, Speer et al. would we find it cute?

Hipster Hitler is mildly amusing, so I suspect so.

Who is that with:
if i can’t dance, i don’t want your revolution.
if you can’t dance, i’m going home with the busboy.


I feel I should know.
posted by Mezentian at 11:27 PM on May 18, 2013


Who is that

Emma Goldman, noted critic of pretty much all of her contemporaries on that page.

PS: Isn't deleting comments critical of Stalinism a little, well... you know?
posted by lambdaphage at 11:33 PM on May 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Thanks! I can't say have heard of Goldman, but I shall google her now.
I likes me some Marxist theory and debate.


PS: Isn't deleting comments critical of Stalinism a little, well... you know?

They're not being deleted, they're being purged. :)
I did wonder what was getting deleted.
posted by Mezentian at 11:46 PM on May 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


Getting into x iteration of stupid boring internet fight y right out of the gate is generally frowned upon around here but you can always go to Metatalk and fight about it there for 500 or so comments, I'm sure everyone is looking forward to it.
posted by furiousthought at 11:48 PM on May 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


I can't say have heard of Goldman, but I shall google her now.

Goldman's book on early Soviet Russia can be found here. The relevant quote is this one:
Kronstadt broke the last thread that held me to the Bolsheviki. The wanton slaughter they had instigated spoke more eloquently against them than aught else. Whatever their pretences in the past, the Bolsheviki now proved themselves the most pernicious enemies of the Revolution. I could have nothing further to do with them.
posted by lambdaphage at 11:54 PM on May 18, 2013


"ain’t no party like the communist party cuz the communist party DON’T STOP UNTIL WE ACHIEVE A CLASSLESS SOCIETY" made me cackle.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 12:00 AM on May 19, 2013 [9 favorites]


"ain’t no party like the communist party cuz the communist party DON’T STOP UNTIL WE ACHIEVE A CLASSLESS SOCIETY" made me cackle.

Alternate suggestion: "ain’t no party like the communist party cuz the communist party is the sole embodiment of the temporary dictatorship of the proletariat"
posted by jaduncan at 12:23 AM on May 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also fond of "Because a Communist Party is MANDATORY." Much like a Liz Lemon Party.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 12:31 AM on May 19, 2013


I actually found Mansplained Marxist, linked from there, to be more interesting!
posted by threeants at 12:32 AM on May 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


The longer you've been out of college, the quicker you are able to see ungrounded wires, lost in the walls.
posted by four panels at 1:01 AM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


They also link to Lisa Franfurt School, which... is amazing.
posted by Acheman at 1:34 AM on May 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


Instead of actually posting a grim Louis Althusser joke, I'll just announce that I have thought of one. Carry on.
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:12 AM on May 19, 2013


Hey, you there! Come back and give us the joke.
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:36 AM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cosmarxpolitan remains my favorite of these.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:56 AM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Postmodernism as expressed by cats because why the fuck not?
That is all.
posted by adamvasco at 5:56 AM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Hey baby, you must be made of glue, because my intellectual vanguard has been trying to adhere to your proletariat all night."


"I'd fetishize your commodities any day."


"Seriously, you have nothing to lose but your pants."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:45 AM on May 19, 2013


We had a thread on Cosmarxpolitan recently, with lots of these kinds of jokes if you are hankering for more.
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:30 AM on May 19, 2013


Totally not surprised that it was elizardbits who brought Cosmarxpolitan to the blue.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:09 AM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


"I'd fetishize your commodities any day." - MSNBC
posted by rough ashlar at 9:05 AM on May 19, 2013


1. From the Mansplaining Marxist blog, this is my new favorite thing.

2. For a while I've wondered why I took the time to make this. Now I know.

3. From the Lisa Frankfurt School link, above, how awesome is this!
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 9:50 AM on May 19, 2013


We had a thread on Cosmarxpolitan recently, with lots of these kinds of jokes if you are hankering for more.

See also Anarchist Dating Advice.
posted by homunculus at 3:59 PM on May 19, 2013


I would scarcely rely on a participant in the poltical battles of the early-20th century Left like Emma Goldman to provide an accurate view of early 20's Russia. There are plenty of academic accounts of the period that do it far more justice. Personally, I find Cohen's Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution 1888-1938 to be an excellent survey within a biography of the period.
posted by Ironmouth at 12:46 PM on May 27, 2013


> I would scarcely rely on a participant in the poltical battles of the early-20th century Left like Emma Goldman to provide an accurate view of early 20's Russia.

Right, because she was there and knew everybody personally; what could she have to contribute?

> Personally, I find Cohen's Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution 1888-1938 to be an excellent survey within a biography of the period.

Cohen is a Bukharin fanboy and has ludicrous ideas about what "might have been." It's a useful book when you allow for his biases, but I'll take Goldman's view over his in a heartbeat.
posted by languagehat at 8:23 AM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


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