12645Re: Pallavi's question/shape the hell up
- Feb 2, 2004<<It appears to me that this powerpoint file was
NOT created by a 12YO girl, although one may
have been involved in its production.
I agree with Nina and Bruce's assessment; and
although some discussion has been forthcoming,
my suggestion is that yes, the thing is definitely
manipulative and yes, it does assume that there is
already a context within the 'reader' which will be
prompted to react in a certain predictable way, as
Babies? Puppies? Kittens?
Dead babies? Where are the
dead puppies and dead kittens?
And Freyja, are you drunk, or what?>>
Drunk? Why? because
you're not agreeing with
my assessment? Which does
not obviously align with Nina and Bruce's?
Not drunk, just getting radical here
The thing is manipulative
IF you see it that way,
that's all, but it doesn't
mean it absolutely is. The other thing
is, it depends who is viewing
the thing, who it is being shown to,
what are the qualities of
the demographic sample.
People on this list may have differing
reactions, but in the spirit of self-inquiry,
which I am sure is occuring in many of the
there is no need to dismiss this piece
out of hand as "manipulative".
Oh yeah? so what does Lucy
say to Charlie Brown when
he says "Good Grief?"
"You're such a bonehead, Charlie Brown!"
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