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From the Animals using technology challenge. See all 45 entries (closed)

(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:19, archived)
# nowwaitagoddamnedminute!
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:27, archived)
# You use vulgar language.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:56, archived)
# dagnabbit
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:24, archived)
# ^ rootin and tootin
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:28, archived)
# rassa frassa
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:30, archived)
# ...
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:32, archived)
# <3 <3 <3
Now I'm watching Foghorn Leghorn clips
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:40, archived)
# now i say...
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:44, archived)
# ah say ah say, that boy's got more nerve than a bum tooth
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 13:15, archived)
# It could happen.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:17, archived)
# something something need a bigger shark
Excellent!
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:29, archived)
# Is that from a movie?
lolz
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:19, archived)
# The Jaws of Attraction
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 1:56, archived)
#
Photoshopped images only please.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:32, archived)
# RPT - Real Photo Tuesday
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:19, archived)
# Real Pleurotremata Wednesday
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 13:47, archived)
# Good One!
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 18:15, archived)
# Why is the world so ugly
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:38, archived)
# Compared to what?
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:43, archived)
# *holds up mirror*
you cute *winks*
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:45, archived)
# You have 1 day on me. Did you do that on purpose?
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:59, archived)
# if you like
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:01, archived)
# I don't know, maybe.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:02, archived)
# oh go on
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:04, archived)
# Please explain your question?
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:55, archived)
# What are you comparing this world to, that you find it ugly? A different world? An ideal world? The past?
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:35, archived)
# ugliness isn’t necessarily a comparative quality
your question demands the objective treatment of purely subjective rhetoric.
but you knew that.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 6:57, archived)
# exactly : )
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 11:39, archived)
# Ugliness is always and necessarily a comparative quality. Without ugliness there is no possibility of beauty, and vice versa.
Consider, if everything was blue, there’d be no word for blue. Blue is considered a distinct color only because there are other colors. If there were not, blue coloration would just be a universal state of being and would not be worth commenting on. Similarly, if everything was equally ‘ugly’, there would be no comparison to make, and ugliness would just be a universal state of being.

Additionally, there is not a single thing which can stand alone. You can test this yourself by attempting to think of just one thing. You’ll always fail, because things only exist in relation to other things. You imagine an apple... but in order to picture it alone, it is necessary to imagine it floating in space... and that is two things.

Thus, everything we perceive and imagine is necessarily dependent upon other phenomena, and in such a situation, literally nothing stands alone. Everything is both comparative and interdependent.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 13:50, archived)
#
that which we subjectively describe as ugly may simply be an emotional and/or visceral response, which by communicating that response requires definition. beauty is no different and just cos they're at opposite ends of a qualitative spectrum doesn't indicate comparison.
by 'purely subjective rhetoric', i mean that i took bk's question to be rhetorical and made without objectivity. why shouldn't a response be considered purely subjective? an imagined apple is an object visualised, but the qualities of our experiences are quite abstract and i say they can be purely subjective. otherwise art would be very boring.
just cos you mention it, by the by, some folk seem to think that there wasn't a word for the colour blue until quite recently. radiolab did a nice thing.
but you probably knew that, too. :)
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 14:15, archived)
# Your first sentence there is the key.
Yes, our perception of ugliness might manifest as an emotional and/or visceral response. But such a response is wordless, in the gut. To communicate that response in words does usually require definition, and in naming the response we reveal the truth of the situation: I communicate the visceral feeling in terms which we all know and accept to be relative. “Looking at this gave me a bad feeling” necessarily requires knowledge of being able to look at something and get a good feeling, in order for it to make any sense.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 14:26, archived)
# Or just stay off the cheese late at night.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 15:07, archived)
# Words are ugly.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 18:20, archived)
# beauty is only skin deep
but ugliness goes right to the bone
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 1:11, archived)
# All of them?
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 1:56, archived)
# No.
Words I like:
Tits
Boobs
Breasts
Funbags
Melons
Pointies
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 5:04, archived)
# What about meniscus?
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 1:59, archived)
# male swearing
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 2:01, archived)
# What about persimmon?
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 2:20, archived)
# when you sit on woman's handbag by mistake
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 3:56, archived)
# What about tardigrade?
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 23:16, archived)
# I just imagined an apple from the inside.
All I can see is the inside of an apple.

It's dark in here.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 15:30, archived)
# Thanks for not saying pear.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 17:00, archived)
# Wrong! [Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex]
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 18:22, archived)
# Cuz people are ugly.
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:20, archived)
#
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:27, archived)
# The Trip To Clone Mountain
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 0:49, archived)
# Mmmmm....Clone Fin Soup
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1:20, archived)
# sharkorsky
a proper chopper
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 4:13, archived)
# Chomper Chopper
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 4:16, archived)
# nicely
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 9:16, archived)
# Thanks! o/'
(, Wed 12 Aug 2020, 18:23, archived)
# ha ha!
excellent!
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 11:57, archived)
# Thanks for voting ;)
(, Thu 13 Aug 2020, 17:04, archived)
# Working from home
THAT....is a lot of work! Click
(, Fri 14 Aug 2020, 20:49, archived)
# 3 hours of work anyway....Thanks o/'
(, Sat 15 Aug 2020, 18:11, archived)