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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Would You Hit It?

7 comments:

Dale Carrico said...

Ew. Way too Flavor of Love 2491 for me, also way too child touchy.

Anonymous said...

What about android Gigolo Joe (played by Jude Law) from A.I.?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technosexual

Nato Welch said...

Who knew Yosemite Sam had a bedroom voice?

jimf said...

No, but when I was 12 I had a crush on Tina
(you know, Platinum from the DC "Metal Men"
comics).

Robin said...

My gut reaction was "eww... it's a kid!" but now that I've thought about that reaction, I'm going to have to discuss it with my therapist. I mean, my AI class. We spend a lot of time talking about the difference between the ontology of robotics and our *judgments* of that ontology.

Dale Carrico said...

I'm going to have to discuss it with my therapist. I mean, my AI class.

I know just what you mean...

jimf said...

> > I'm going to have to discuss it with my therapist.
> > I mean, my AI class.
>
> I know just what you mean...

Ha!

You know, I read someplace [*] that Ayn Rand's entire literary
career was a self-administered course of psychotherapy --
exorcizing her own demons via Howard Rourke and John Galt
and Dagny Taggart and Dominique Fran├žon.

Then again, I guess **life** is a course of psychotherapy,
ain't it, whether "self-administered" or shoved down the
throat.



[*] Must've been something like this one:

"Rand obviously had something very wrong with her, which she
was trying to fix through her writing. The psychiatrist Richard Restak,
in his book, The Self Seekers, knew what the problem was:
'Homicidal rage is the ultimate measure resorted to in an
effort to repair the damaged sense of self.' Yikes, that's the
plot of Atlas! All that hate, rage and envy were Rand's own
feelings she projected onto all her 'looters.' She took to heart
the first rule of writing: 'write about what you know.' She was
engaging in self-therapy through writing. Only it didn't work
(the Objectivist psychologist Alan Blumenthal called Objectivism
a system of psychotherapy for Rand)."

http://uncabob.blogspot.com/2008/03/secret-teachings-of-ayn-rand.html