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 Link Propagation.

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Feb 10, 2002
Interesting link:

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The most interesting part is the site's name -- "", ".com" as in "commercial". Am I the only one who realizes the irony in this?


HOOORAH!!!! (none / 0) (#1)
by Autobots vs Panopticon on Sun Feb 10th, 2002 at 11:08:22 PM PST
USA #1!!! USA #1!!!

Semper Fi!!

Now, if you will excuse me, I must get back to drinking beer, watching the monster truck ralley, and keeping the American economy strong.

More than meets the eye!

Not necessarily ironic. (none / 0) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 01:49:11 AM PST
There is irony there only if you equate commerce with capitalism. This might seem little pedantic, but even a communist system requires some mechanism for the distribution of goods and services (or "redistribution," if you prefer).

There is no good reason that a communist redistribution system should not employ a scrip referred to as "money," that exchanges should not be referred to as "sales," that the workings of the system as a whole should not be referred to as "commerce," and the system itself as an "economy."

Not that it matters, really. Communism is an impossible dream, not a real or workable system of government.

Works for me buddy (none / 0) (#3)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 03:29:39 AM PST
Anyway, I thought the com was short for company not communism.

.com, .gov, .net, .org (none / 0) (#4)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 08:19:52 AM PST
commercial, government, network, organization.

Thanks for your confusion, buddy.

Next you'll try to tell us .com was meant to signify "computer" or "compost" or some such.

You're pretty boring, for a troll.

actually (none / 0) (#9)
by PotatoError on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 12:42:22 PM PST
.com is for common

Eastern Bloc Retro! (none / 0) (#5)
by First Incision on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 09:11:54 AM PST
I had a Bulgarian friend who's dorm room was plastered with Communist posters.

She said that it was a fad in Bulgaria, roughly equivalent to the waves of 20's, 40's, 60's, 70's, and 80's "retro" fads that swept through the US in the 1990's.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Expensive fad. (none / 0) (#6)
by tkatchev on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 09:25:48 AM PST
Those posters are fairly expensive nowadays. Even if they are quality reproductions, they still cost quite a bit as souvenir items.

If they're authentic, then they are can be classified as "antiques".

Peace and much love...

Posters (none / 0) (#7)
by First Incision on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 10:14:53 AM PST
I know that they weren't originals, because she showed me the catalog from where she ordered them. But I don't know how much she was paying for them.

But as a student at a private college, this was probably fairly modest, as far as expensive fads went.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Really? (none / 0) (#10)
by hauntedattics on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 02:50:01 PM PST
Too bad I didn't keep my "Gagarin - first man in space" tryptich poster. It was only 2 rubles at a Moscow bookstore back in 1989.

Constructivist nostalgia (none / 0) (#8)
by zikzak on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 12:39:43 PM PST
I don't know what things are like over on your side of the Iron Curtain, but here in the Land of the Free we started seeing a resurgence of interest in constructivism around '96 or so. Less than a decade after the end of the Cold War and we were already comfortable enough with the near past to start embracing the other side's imagery with intentional irony. I can't decide if that signifies a healthy desire to heal, or a disgusting willingness to piss on history as some sort of testament to its irrelevance.


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