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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9361 on: November 10, 2018, 09:29:47 pm »

Reading through the wiki, I found this gem in Mosquito Man:

Curiously, mosquito men will occasionally visit your fort in caravans. However, they have only been observed to offer one human doctor, two human bandits, and one human wearing a steel mask with high physical attributes. While you have to buy the doctor, there is no charge for the other three.
Contrary to popular belief, mosquito men are quite small.
IF I GRASPED YOUR MASK WITH MY RIGHT HAND AND RETAINED IT WOULD YOU DIE

It would extremely painful

You're a gigantic guy with incredible muscles

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9362 on: November 10, 2018, 10:19:04 pm »

Oh man why couldn't I see before. It's suddenly all so clear:

https://read.dukeupress.edu/the-minnesota-review/article-abstract/2017/88/69/28590/Assembled-BodiesReconfiguring-Quantum-Identities

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In this semimanifesto, I approach how understandings of quantum physics and cyborgian bodies can (or always already do) ally with feminist anti-oppression practices long in use. The idea of the body (whether biological, social, or of work) is not stagnant, and new materialist feminisms help to recognize how multiple phenomena work together to behave in what can become legible at any given moment as a body. By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements of quantum physics, and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies through time, it becomes possible to reconfigure structures of value, longevity, and subjectivity in ways explicitly aligned with anti-oppression practices and identity politics. Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability.

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9363 on: November 10, 2018, 10:31:19 pm »

To simplify a wordy precis: I used quantum physics as a metaphor to discuss intersectional feminism
It's a pretty gold mine to just slap [ idpol ] next to [ discipline ]
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9364 on: November 10, 2018, 11:34:19 pm »

Christ almighty why do academics have to make things so complicated.
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9365 on: November 11, 2018, 12:36:17 am »

Academia: You are the solution, create the problem

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9366 on: November 11, 2018, 05:22:39 am »

Isn't that one of the fake papers those three peeps wrote up to test how many social politics papers were simply published without review? I'm pretty sure it is, along with one of the ones that got removed later, the one making an argument that fantasizing about someone while masturbating is an act of rape.

So, yeah, specifically written to make fun of whatever sad sack publisher actually puts the paper out.

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9367 on: November 11, 2018, 05:29:13 am »

It's not actually. The one I linked is legit.

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/hoax-or-not-a-hoax-new-paper-on-how-intersectional-quantum-feminisms-fight-the-oppression-of-newtonian-physics/

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This paper appears to be real. Whitney Stark, is at the Institute for LGB Studies at the University of Arizona
https://lgbt.arizona.edu/somatechnics-researcher/whitney-stark

However, it's not that surprising. In order for the hoax papers to pass muster, the real papers must be equally bullshit.

The funniest bit from her paper is this:

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Theory is often conceived as inaccessible, thus for small, privileged audiences. I agree vehemently with critiques of inaccessibility, banal depoliticization, and academic elitism

... that's after 10 pages of jargon that only postmodernist gender studies graduates can understand. She's having an attack on making things "inaccessible" that mainstream science supposedly does.
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9368 on: November 11, 2018, 05:30:22 am »

Reading through the wiki, I found this gem in Mosquito Man:

Curiously, mosquito men will occasionally visit your fort in caravans. However, they have only been observed to offer one human doctor, two human bandits, and one human wearing a steel mask with high physical attributes. While you have to buy the doctor, there is no charge for the other three.
Contrary to popular belief, mosquito men are quite small.
IF I GRASPED YOUR MASK WITH MY RIGHT HAND AND RETAINED IT WOULD YOU DIE

It would extremely painful

You're a gigantic guy with incredible muscles

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9369 on: November 11, 2018, 05:53:52 am »

-snip-
Hmm, looks like she's got something of an "inaccessible" background herself... I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't another "ban white people from voting" story.

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I have no idea what any of this is supposed to be a reference to.

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9370 on: November 11, 2018, 06:04:13 am »

This heavily memed scene from The Dark Knight Rises. The phenomenon is known as Baneposting.

...if I remove this context, will you die?
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9371 on: November 11, 2018, 07:24:23 am »

-snip-
Hmm, looks like she's got something of an "inaccessible" background herself... I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't another "ban white people from voting" story.

If it was a fake of some sort, she wouldn't be listed on several university's faculty pages. Here's her linkedIn for a start:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-stark-a94923b

and the stuff I quoted was straight from the source journal, The Minnesota Review, which is a reputable academic journal. dukeupress.edu is a domain belonging to Duke University, which hosts The Minnesota Review. Trust me, this stuff is completely legit postmodernist stuff. The reason fakes like the Sokal paper manage to slip through is because most of the real stuff is actually exactly like it.

You just have to pick some random articles from Minnesota review:

https://read.dukeupress.edu/the-minnesota-review/article-abstract/2017/88/59/28581/Corpor-e-al-Cartographies-of-New?redirectedFrom=fulltext

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Corpor(e)al Cartographies of New Materialism: Meeting the Elsewhere Halfway

This essay sketches cartographies of new materialism with reference to theoretical dynamics and transformations of the category of the body. By tracing interconnections between concepts of corporeality coined by Elizabeth Grosz, transcorporeality developed by Stacy Alaimo, and “viscous porosity” introduced by Nancy Tuana and referring to the philosophical work of Brian Massumi and Erin Manning and also to artistic work by Pinar Yoldas, this article introduces the concept of the body depicted as always gesturing toward what is beyond and more than a body and as intrinsically oriented toward its own “elsewhere.” This reconceptualization of the body proves its ability to “push dualisms to the extreme.”

I'm not even sure what their definition of the word "body" is meant to be.
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9372 on: November 11, 2018, 09:51:13 am »

The rail travel plan I just filed with the king lists me, my men, chief medical dwarf Bomrek Fingerdikes here, but only one of you! First one to yield gets to stay on my =Microcline minecart=
Who sent you on a mission to kidnap Surgeon Pavel?
The flying iron bolt misses the human pikeman
He didn't fly so good! Who wants to try next? Tell me about the human Lord Bane Crashplanes, why does we wear the mask? A lot of loyalty for a hired sword!

Well perhaps he's wondering why someone would shoot a man... Before throwing him out of a =Microcline minecart=

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 9244 snickers and counting
« Reply #9373 on: November 11, 2018, 10:08:56 am »

Best Wiki page ever

Some ethnic slurs are just... Hilarious. Granted they're awful and evil. But who the fuck calls someone a honkie or quashie without feeling ridiculous? Septic tank yank and Merikan are my favorite applicable to me.

... Ignorant racists I guess.
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« Reply #9374 on: November 11, 2018, 10:22:49 am »

Celestial?
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