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What does this "toy" require of us? [Aug. 5th, 2010|12:04 am]
The American Caliban
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Give me back my filet-o-ghost

The mechanical fish wants us to return the fast-food meal consisting of dismembered and reconstituted real fish that has been fried and then frozen and then reheated and sold at a McDonalds. How are we to respond? Is this a Scrooge/Marley scenario? Is the mechanical fish a vengeful ghost? Can we "give back" this item to the mechanical revenge ghost fish in any way that is meaningful? Why won't it shut up? How did we get to this place? SHIELD ME FROM THE FISH

[User Picture]From: caladri
2010-08-05 08:29 am (UTC)
That's a fine plot for a horror movie.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-08-05 06:56 pm (UTC)
The CVS drugstore, while getting a prescription.
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[User Picture]From: godforesaken
2010-08-05 11:27 am (UTC)
when did we start having "hit" tv commercials?
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[User Picture]From: perich
2010-08-05 04:26 pm (UTC)
When we started forwarding them to friends who weren't watching TV at the moment.
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[User Picture]From: mcpino
2010-08-05 11:40 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mallorys_camera
2010-08-05 12:19 pm (UTC)
This piscine animatron is a point on the curve that connects Disneyworld with the future dystopias of Phil K. Dick. At the same time that He reproaches us for our humanity, He reminds us that a better model for intelligence exists: one designed not from meat but from vacuum-sealed circuits, one preoccupied not with Lindsay Lohan and pseudospeciation but with infinite Fibonacci models. SURRENDER TO THE FISH
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-08-05 06:55 pm (UTC)
Now it all makes "sense."
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[User Picture]From: tangaroa
2010-08-05 10:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, they managed to make the Big Mouth Billy Bass even more tacky by making it a Suicide Food advertisement, or perhaps Piscicide might be the more appropriate term if the fish is upset that the filet was taken from it. And they think people will pay $20 for an ad.
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[User Picture]From: gths
2010-08-06 08:24 am (UTC)
Fish Worship - Is It Wrong?
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