Hypermodern International Congress 2175

Remember, it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

20060421

Super Corporate Mascot Cool Death Warz: Noid vs. Spot


Today's SCMCDW features two mascots you may have forgotten: the Dominoes Noid and the 7-up "Cool" Spot.
Of course, all members of The Hypermodernity Club should immediately recognize that the only thing that makes the Spot cool is the fact that he's the ad mascot for a large modern corporation (thank you McLuhan). Whether or not his sweet Blu Blockerz augment this fact is another matter entirely. But, as all things information are cool and advertising is definitely information, we should applaud 7-up for deciding to name its mascot so wisely.
So without further commentary:

In the red corner, weighing in at 0 lbs (two dimensional objects have no weight or mass) and hailing from St. Louis, Missouri... the 7-up Cool Spot!!!





And in the other Red Corner, weighing in at a catastophic 150 lbs and hailing from Ypsilanti, Michigan.... The Dominos Noid!!!!!

"Holy shit! I forgot about the video games! Didn't I rent both of those from Blockbuster when I was in Middle School?"
The answer comes quickly from afar: Yes, you did forget about both of the games and yes, you did rent them in Middle School and yes... you most likely rented the Spot game around the same time that you fingered your first girlfriend. Remember? It happened in the back of a school bus heading to Washington, DC for a Holocaust Museum field trip.










So, even though you just soiled your brand new Diesel Jeans, we must continue moving endlessly and effortlessly towards our goal: Noid vs. Spot in a no-holds-barred Quake 2 Deathmatch. The arena: q2dm8. The server: Mage Warehouse.
Now, it's up to you to d-cide who wins, what the Kill/Death ratios will be, favorite weapons, etc.

Personal choice is the Noid (K/D ratio of 12-5), fuckin 0wn1ng with teh Rocket Launcher, sending little black arms and legs flyin about. R3x0rz!

The Hypermodernity Club vs. Davidson Class CIS 453 "American Media"



Clean those cobwebs out boys and girls, today is a new day and a beautiful one at that! Ahh, I can still close my eyes and imagine myself walking through the pristine campus of my alma mater breathing in the fresh air and fragrance of flowers in bloom and young minds at work. Good times are truly hard to hold, my friends!

Here's an update from the current war being waged by your brothers and sisters in arms against the rogue Davidson class, "American Media" in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
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An anonymous THC member issues the following Charlie Sheen-inspired challenge under student Alex Swanson's nonsensical BS essay about various threats to journalistic integrity:
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"The Hypermodernity Club hereby officially issues this class a challenge to research and respond to the information we have provided you regarding the TRUTH about the American media and its associations with big money financiers.

You have a right to know the TRUTH.

Has your teacher ever mentioned the government's $3 billion dollar budget for FAKE NEWS? Students, this has been admitted! One of the countless examples of the Bush administration's attempts to manipulate the media — and the American public — came to light a year ago, when USA Today disclosed that the Education Department, working through a public relations firm, had paid an African American media pundit $240,000 to promote the president's No Child Left Behind Act with minority groups. But that's only 1/1000 of what's really out there, though, ladies and gentlemen. By my count, "Jeff Gannon" is now at least the sixth "journalist" (four of whom have been unmasked so far this year) to have been a propagandist on the payroll of either the Bush administration or a barely arms-length ally like Talon News while simultaneously appearing in print or broadcast forums that purport to be real news. Although the Bush administration has been guilty of this more than any of other President, we repeat that this is NOT a left-right issue. Oh, I'm sure all of you are aware that this Jeff Gannon "reporter" used to moonlight as a gay porn star/prostitute. Google it. He's a top, by the way. That's fucked up boyz and girls. We won't even mention Tony Snow, an imperialist stooge for Fox News AND Davidson grad.

Don't believe us. Find out for yourselves. Steven Aftergood, who runs the Project on Government Secrecy for the Federation of American Scientists, wrote,"The administration practice of clandestine support for commentators and video press releases reinforces the nagging suspicion that much of what passes for news nowadays is actually bought and paid for in order to advance a particular agenda".

In the name of THC, Davidson, and on our Holy day of 420, we repeat a fragment from a tragically almost-forgotten thinker from the 6th century BCE, Heraclitus of Ephesus:

'Let us not conjecture at random about the Greatest things' "
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Hmmm. Seeing as how there was no vote, we find it peculiar this particular THC member - or someone claiming to be a THC member - "officially" issues this challenge on behalf of THC. Perhaps there is some voting fraud taking place within this very exclusive organization! Something to keep an eye on folks, but we'll let it slide this time.

In other news, anonymous THC member, going by THC (Davidson '04) , received this response from "Jahmain Ras", also Davidson class of '04:
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I received a link to this web site through another Davidson alumni (Go cats!). At first I felt it would be a unique way to interact with a Davidson tradition of which I am, sadly, no longer a part. All things seemed optimistic and bright as I read through your thoughtful analyses of politics and media.You can imagine my suprise then when I noticed the errant comments dealing with 9/11 in these public sections. I feel and have always felt that any grandeous conspiracy theories detract from the structural integrity of the american population. It is only in this country that one can find a citizenry so dedicated, so fanatically compelled to preserving the freedoms of each and every man and women in this world.

We should all stand and applaud the various intelligence organizations, media outlets, and the average american working man. For it was only through these groups that we were able to pick up the pieces and move on. Move on to a better tomorrow.Remember the firefighters who died within the bowels of the World Trade Center. Remember the policeman who suffered severe injuries from falling debris. Remember the food cart chef who got just a little to close in all of the commotion and inhaled an excessive amount of carcinogenic dust. All were American Heroes. God bless them.
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How will the Davidson students respond? Stay tuned...

http://pressingmatters.davidson.edu/

20060420

4/20/06

April 20th, 2006 - People parade all across the world today commemorating the 1st ever official day of THC.
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Pictures from today's events are provided below:



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20060419

You Say You Want an (Ultimate) Revolution


As an addendum to Mr. Screw's thorough disembowelment of the Davidson journalism blog, a brief thought from Henry Ford--Our Ford, I should say--on the economic plumbing of our nation (read: the world):

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

This, ladies and gents, is what you call a symptomatic moment.

(By the by, Ford published a book called "The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem." Not sure how that fits into the whole hypermodern grid, but it's worth putting on the table.)

Davidson Shillology 101


Davidson Shillology 101:
A Story You Have to See For Yourself to Believe
(check out that hottie on the left)
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The front page of davidson.edu lists the following classroom blog created by Davidson students in CIS 453 "American Media". It is perhaps the greatest example of the present-day Davidson propaganda machine - the same machine that lionizes former Davidson students such as Dean Rusk, Patricia Cornwell, and Woodrow Wilson with signs, speeches, and scholarships, when in truth they are nothing more than shills (Can I go to the bathroom please, Mr. House?). This particular professor is a former editor of the Charlotte Observer, so far down the rung of influential newspapers that it probably isn't owned by the CFR in any way (Joke. Of course it is). She leads discussions on a whole host of issues, none of which approach the issues themselves, such as the government's expansive budget for fake news, etc. etc. As far as can be seen from their webpage, none of the essential questions regarding media hegemony are being posed; the class instead offers only the same regurgitation of popular myth spun by the elites that we have come to expect from this fine Southern institution we call our alma mater. In short, the students should ask for a refund.
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From http://pressingmatters.davidson.edu:

Welcome to PressingMatters, a blog created by 12 students in CIS 453, taught by Jennie Buckner, former editor of the Charlotte Observer . These postings are part of a semester-long conversation on the state of American journalism. Our seminar has examined big changes that are reshaping media – and what they mean to all of us. We have graded newspapers and television news, with an eye towards how well the press is living up to its responsibilities.
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Do they really want to know what we think?

Here's a sample:

Perhaps this class should be renamed Shillology 101. How else do you explain the recent Charlie Sheen story that has been whitewashed in almost all the major media outlets in spite of evidence that the public wants to hear it? A recent Zogby poll stated that over 60% of New Yorkers believe there was a cover-up regarding 9/11, and an informal poll on CNN showed that over 80% of Americans believe the government is lying about 9/11 (www.prisonplanet.com). In spite of this, the only articles you read about the supposed 9/11 Truth Movement are dubious hit pieces like the one today in the SF Chronicle (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2006/04/19/cstillwell.DTL).

The point is that the media isn't independent and isn't interested in "well-written, thoroughly researched and significant" news - it is an instrument of the state. Their sole objective is to arouse the public's passions so they can be seamlessly led by the powers that be, for instance the Iraq war (see previous post re: CFR). They're shills, boys and girls, and they're fooling you with the left-right paradigm. The fools buy into it, too, rooting for their favourite political party like it's their favourite sports team.

The truth is that both parties, fundamentally speaking, stand for the same thing, which is big government and the ever-expanding New World Order plan for world socialism, a de facto police state. Remember, both Bush and Kerry belong to the Order of Skull and Bones, as does Nader for that matter.

Finally, ask your teacher why no publication reports on the yearly Bilderburg meetings, the truth about the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commision, or the Bohemian Grove - an exclusive retreat/club outside of San Francisco where George W. and other elites go romp around naked in California with gay porn stars (per New York Post)!!!

You laugh. This all would be funny if they weren't making critical policy decisions such as STARWARS, the Manhattan Project, and who the next President will be in secrecy. This is all documented, look it up for yourselves (www.infowars.com
). Until then, let the whitewash continue. Wake up Davidson and realise there is a war on for your minds!

p.s. Has the Davidsonian ever investigated what the financial interests are of Davidson College, our trustees, Sir Bobby Vagt? He's an oil man, by the way. Who's managing DC's endowment and what are they investing in? Could it be that our college is a bastion for neo-conservative ideology because it parallels the financial interests of Davidson, Inc. Just a thought...

20060418

Hypermodern Comix Part I: The Story of Our Party's Formation


Our first club meeting...that's me in the back, third from the left.


This is Colby winning the War.


Spring Break in New York


Last Saturday...





Tomorrow?




Humuhumunukunukupuaa To Become Hawaii's State Fish Again

AP
POSTED: 6:41 am EDT April 18, 2006
The humuhumunukunukupuaa officially lost its title as the state fish more than a decade ago but is set to reclaim the honor. A bill reinstating the fish -- known as humuhumu for short -- passed the Legislature on Monday and heads next to the office of Gov. Linda Lingle for a signature.

The little fish with the long name was deposed in 1990 by a clause in the law that gave it its crown, which made the measure expire after five years. But few in the state were aware of the change and the fish, also known as the rectangular triggerfish, has continued to be touted as Hawaii's state fish.

The measure is credited by its introducer, Rep. Blake Oshiro, to the 6-year-old son of a friend and constituent, Joel Itomura. It was Itomura who brought the lack of an official designation for the humuhumu to the attention of Oshiro, D-Aiea-Halawa. Lingle now has 10 days to potentially veto bill.

BREAKING MYSPACE NEWS: Heraclitus Speaks



Ephesus, Turkey (AP) - For the past week terrorists have been waging urban warfare against primoridal philosopher Heraclitus in the form of mass spamming through his MySpace account. Highlights include "OMFG! See my naked sister!", "OMFG! Win instantly!", and "OMFG! Click here for XXX Pics". Until now Heraclitus had remained silent leading some at infowars.com to suppose it is an "inside job", while those at Russian disinformation site whatdoesitmean.com speculated that the spamming was a neo-con psy-ops campaign. In response, Heraclitus has issued the following statement:
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OMFG!!! TERRORISTS HAVE HIJACKED MY PROFILE!!!

Good citizens of Ephesus, my profile has been hijacked by a nefarious organization that opposes my primordial thinking.

We must resist this plot to bring down my remergence as as essential thinker in this era of hypermodernity, at precisely a time when I am needed most.

These spammers/terrorists are the same people who wrote countless hit pieces claiming that me and my good friend Parmenides opposed one another when in truth, we say the same thing, i.e the first Saying of Western thought (sorry Anaximander).

Don't you see - they will kill Americans and destroy MySpace profiles JUST TO SEE WHAT IT DOES!

So first let me apologise for these bulletins. I am not sending them intentionally.

I implore each of you to come together in my defense, as I did my good friend Hermodorus who was expelled from our city walls just a few thousand years ago. Those with any computer knowledge please seek me out to help rid my profile of bulletins that preach to our base desires of sex, lust, etc. These terrorists are clever and have fooled the best of us - I admit that even I clicked on the one claiming to have naked pictures of my sister. But alas, we must move forward in a spirit of solidarity.

an old soul in need,

your Heraclitus

Transhumanism: An Introduction in Pictures




THE WORLD TRANSHUMAN ASSOCIATION


Is it the Mark of the BEAST?

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Transhumanists advocate the moral right for those who so wish to use technology to extend their mental and physical (including reproductive) capacities and to improve their control over their own lives. We seek personal growth beyond our current biological limitations.



Humanity will be radically changed by technology in the future. We foresee the feasibility of redesigning the human condition, including such parameters as the inevitability of aging, limitations on human and artificial intellects, unchosen psychology, suffering, and our confinement to the planet earth.



Transhumanism advocates the well- being of all sentience (whether in artificial intellects, humans, posthumans, or non- human animals) and encompasses many principles of modern humanism. Transhumanism does not support any particular party, politician or political platform.



In planning for the future, it is mandatory to take into account the prospect of dramatic progress in technological capabilities. It would be tragic if the potential benefits failed to materialize because of technophobia and unnecessary prohibitions. On the other hand, it would also be tragic if intelligent life went extinct because of some disaster or war involving advanced technologies.
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www.transhumanism.org


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