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Monday, 29 March 2004

Holy Mackerel

Topic: Vic Jameson

I'm temporarily stunned. Too many layers of meaning.

First shock: Noam Chomsky has started a blog. !

Second shock: some cheeky berk has submitted one of his posts to my favourite popularity ratings catcher, Blorgy. !!

Third shock: (It hasn't happened yet, but I know full well it will within minutes) Noam Chomsky - the Noam Chomsky - will have his post rating ripped down to 2.5 in favour of some well meaning but inconsequential crap from Dooce. !!!

Noam Bloody Chomsky. For whose theories I fucked up a Sociology A level, but good.

Just too many layers. !!!

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Updated: Thursday, 8 April 2004 3:28 PM BST
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Monday, 29 March 2004 - 7:57 PM GMT

Name: Nursie
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I like Dooce. Am I the anti-christ or somethin? No, wait...I'm already the anti-christ to so many. Take a number.

Monday, 29 March 2004 - 8:27 PM GMT

Name: sarah
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The other warden I lived with in our tents over the summer kept returning on his days off with Noam Chomsky Pamphlets.

I did try to read them, but I was too shocked that people *other* than the County Council produce pamphlets. I thought you could only use the word when referring to something about STDs or How To Use Your New Wheely Bins.

Monday, 29 March 2004 - 10:51 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Dooce is fine; most blogs appeal to all sorts of audiences, and blorgy reveals which blogs appeal to the greatest cross section. You miss the point of the post; not blorgy or Dooce, but Chomsky.

Monday, 29 March 2004 - 10:52 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Was 'Protect and Survive' a pamphlet?

Monday, 29 March 2004 - 11:11 PM GMT

Name: Nursie
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I always miss the point. What's your point?

Monday, 29 March 2004 - 11:46 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Mumble groan mutter mumble .... famous theorist .... blog ...

Imagine Hamlet were real and goddammit, we found his diary.

Monday, 29 March 2004 - 11:54 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Sorry, Analogy of Limited Usefulness Alert, there.




Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 1:15 AM GMT

Name: Cyn
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So I guess ol' Noam has lowered himself to the level of us pedestrians.

I hate Noam, btw.
Nothing personal. I'm just too bloody dense to comprehend most of what he writes.
I tried to pass the study of linguistics--then I found out that it's based on maths. That was the moment I realized there was no hope for me and that Noam and I would never be on one another's speed dial.

Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 1:48 AM GMT

Name: Nursie
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Hehehehe.... Nim Chimpsy... hehehe. Eh...what? Oh right. Big important stuff. I'm with Cyn.
Hehehe...Nim Chimpsky...hehehe.

Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 5:47 AM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Yeah, his linguistics stuff can be incomprehensible sometimes. And you're spot on with the maths connection.

He's not only about language, though - his research affected a lot of other forms of philosphoy too.
He worked out that infants are born with some forms of innate knowledge, rather than just an absence of knowledge. We're not just empty glasses waiting to be filled. That we 'know' some things right from birth - like how to learn to talk.

That really changed the way people began to think about our brains, and infancy, and about how we actually learn things. I think that was pretty damn major.
That and being against empiricism. I'm way with *anyone* who furthers the death of empiricism.

It's like finding a love letter from Karl Popper.

Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 9:31 AM GMT

Name: csf
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its noam chomsky.
when i was a teenager,he was the reason i went to israel.
he always made sense.
thanks for the link.
i am also a little bit stunned.
its f ucking noam chomsky!

Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 4:13 PM GMT

Name: sarah

Yes, that was the one abot STDs, hur hur.

I came home from school once and my mother asked why I'd been learning about Standard Telephone Dialling.

Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 5:00 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Thank god someone else gets the same sense of shock. I was beginning to feel more than a little starfuc|ker.

Wednesday, 31 March 2004 - 6:25 AM GMT

Name: boz
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Wouldn't it be funnier if Hamlet had a blog.
Talk about angst filled.
I hate my mother.
My girlfriend doesn't understand me.
My friends are all freaks.
Wait a minute ...

Wednesday, 31 March 2004 - 7:34 AM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Lol ... Can I be Spartacus Hamlet too?

Friday, 2 April 2004 - 6:27 AM GMT

Name: Lux

"Imagine Hamlet were real and @#%$!, we found his diary."


Friday, 2 April 2004 - 6:29 AM GMT

Name: Lux

What the @#%$!? You can say @#%$! but I can't quote you saying @#%$!? @#%$! censors.

Saturday, 3 April 2004 - 3:44 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Lux, it work s if you s p a c e the b a s t a r d comments.

(And no, it's not something I invented, it's angelfire!)

Sunday, 4 April 2004 - 5:44 AM GMT

Name: Lux

I know. But I copied and pasted what *you* wrote. Not a big deal, I just... computers... arghh.

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