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The Cat Sat on the Ugly, Ineffective Mat - De File
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cbertsch
cbertsch
The Cat Sat on the Ugly, Ineffective Mat
Why is it that, of all the hard tasks in life, one of the very hardest is finding a non-slip kitchen mat that A) is truly non-slip; B) lies consistently flat; and C) doesn't look like the graphic design project of a sado-masochist intent on bringing untold misery to people with even a modest need for aesthetic pleasure? I'm serious. Someone out there should start a company to create decent ones. Anybody want join in a start-up venture called Mats That Matter?

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From: babyiwasshot Date: March 28th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I feel this.....believe me.

Then again, perhaps I AM such a mat, too, but I think I have at least a shred of integrity. I may "strike back," but I do it in art.....and it's art that I don't CONSCIOUSLY/intentionally show to it's target.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 28th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oooh, I like that: I am the mat!
From: babyiwasshot Date: March 28th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
IF that's the case, then where's the acknowledgement of what I went through, for NO REASON except that I wrote something and showed it to people.

Free speech?
From: babyiwasshot Date: March 28th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

allegories

doesn't look like the graphic design project of a sado-masochist intent on bringing untold misery to people with even a modest need for aesthetic pleasure

First off, who's the mat and who's the sado-masochist? I always assume the worst, so I'm going to think that, if english gendered it's nouns, the mat in this case would be female and the sado-masochist would be male.

If the sad reality of the mat weren't so ugly, idealistic art would be incapble of evoking as much aesthetic pleasure as it does--RELATIVE to the ugliness of the mat. Realists and romantics need each other, but (sad as it may be) they don't complement one another; it's a dialectical opposition that enables both the optimists and the pessemists of the world to find pleasure (though the latter, like myself, seem to equate pleasure to pain).
From: babyiwasshot Date: March 28th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: allegories

lastly, ALL forms of pleasure are evanescent; one can't make that shit into a lifestyle.

In fact, Alesiter Crowley tried that, and where did it get him?
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