Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The People's Cube - Karl Marx Treatment Center

I wanted to do a quick update at the ACL and was looking for recent references to communitarianism in the news and found this hilarious site! It's an Outpatient Gulag Program!
"I think it’s high time we dealt with that pesky, old document called the Constitution. We need a new document. One that reflects the compassion, the caring of the new Communitarian movement ( formerly known as the world of next Tuesday). A document that all can rally around. The blueprint for the new Utopian Society of this the 21st Century. " We The Government By Grigori E.R. 9/16/2009, 10:19 pm


angry cheese said...

Thanks Niki, I have just spent over an hour scrolling around in The People's Cube, laughing my -socks off!
Have you taken the guilt quiz yet?

the tent lady said...

You're welcome cheese, how often do we get to laugh in the middle of doing our research? I don't think I ever have, nothing about my work is funny. Or so I thought. I didn't take the test but I'll go back, otherwise I'll feel to guilty about not doing it.

jeff said...

Niki, I was up in the middle of the night and it occurred to me: the word 'Government" where in heck could that word have come from? Hmmm...Gov...maybe that G segued from a "J"?...then it would be "Jovernment"...that's it I comes from "Jove", the Roman chief god.

Jove ruled over everything, men and all other gods. From his Temple on the south summit of the Capitol Hill in Rome, he looked out over the whole Mediterranean Empire. If he was displeased, look out, thunderbolts for you!

So, how can we possibly doubt or question anything that might emanate from our own Capitol Hill, from our own Heavenly Deity, our own Jovernment?


Lark said...

By Jove, I think you have something there, Jeff!

Want to hear something else rather interesting?

I was playing around on Wordle one day, and then later somehow came across the word bot, Opposite-Word.

Wanting to know what might be the opposite of "word", I discovered its supposed antonym is the word "pleasant."
Wordle – Beautiful Word Clouds

Find opposite of a word in seconds. Largest opposites dictionary.

word or phrase

Opposite of "word":



word or phrase

Opposite of pleasant:

unpleasant, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic, beastly, hellish, god-awful, dour, forbidding, grim, dreadful, embarrassing, mortifying, harsh, rough, harsh, hot, afflictive, painful

Two things more: The Online Etymology Dictionary is another excellent source. Once again I typed in that word, "word", to gain even more insight.
Online Etymology Dictionary: Word

Then I was reminded of the English nursery rhyme that begins "Sticks and stones may break my bones..."

But Patrick Jordan is doing some even more intriguing research at the intersections of word origins, symbology, religion and philosophy - especially as they relate to old occultic traditions and doctrines from history. You can hear him discuss his latest findings on Dr. Rebecca Carley's RBN radio shows.
"What's Ailing America?"

Did you know that before the Civil War and Thomas Nast's invention of "Uncle Sam" as our national icon, most everyone greeted or referred to their neighbors and brethren as "Brother" or "Brother John?"

"By Jove" certainly does sound British, but have you researched where that word "British" comes from? :)

BTW, Chz and Niki... I too found The People's Cube site... at once a bit disturbing... but riotous... nevertheless. Got it bookmarked now, for when I need a few grins [or grimaces]! ~lol~