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Old 19 February 2014, 04:03 PM
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I don't see the point of claiming symbolism was intended. How would you ever know? Even if you actually get to ask the author or artist, how could you trust the response? And why does t matter whether it was intended or not? I suspect Bradbury didn't intend the phallic imagery all over the first chapter of F451. So what?

I don't know where you're going with "anything more than that."
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Old 19 February 2014, 04:08 PM
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When people start acting on seeing symbols and it impacts the lives of others. That is an "overdo".
I specifically asked about seeing symbolism, not acting on it.
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Old 19 February 2014, 04:54 PM
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I specifically asked about seeing symbolism, not acting on it.
Your point is? I pointed out how it can be overdone. It is called contribution to a thread.

Oftentimes, seeing and acting are not mutually exclusive. Seeing is an internal function. Acting is the external function. Acting upon anything is most certainly derived from seeing, so I cannot understand how seeing is separated from acting.
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Old 19 February 2014, 05:04 PM
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I wasn't trying to be snotty. Of course I can see how acting on symbolism might be overdone, but seeing is not acting. If I see symbolism, I see it. It's a partly intellectual, partly emotional reaction, and it affects no one but me.
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Old 19 February 2014, 05:05 PM
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I'd consider claims that the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" refer to parts of the Catechism, as in:

My True Love is God the Father, the Partridge is Jesus and the Pear Tree the Cross, the Two Turtledoves are the OT & NT of the Bible, the Three French Hens are the Trinity, etc.

to be 'overdoing symbolism.'
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Old 19 February 2014, 05:06 PM
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Acting upon anything is most certainly derived from seeing, so I cannot understand how seeing is separated from acting.
Because you can see symbolism without acting on it. I do it all the time. In fact I rarely act on symbolism I see.
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Getting back to the OP, a thing I recently figured out:

The Boyz II men song "Motownphilly" refers to Philadelphia. It is not "Motown Filly" as I've thought for the last 23 years. When I heard the song on the radio as a kid, I presumed "filly" was slang term for a girl, because young female horses are called fillies. Recently I heard someone make reference to the song and it hit me: They're talking about a Motown sound in the Philadelphia music scene.
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Old 17 April 2014, 01:21 AM
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I don't see the point of claiming symbolism was intended. How would you ever know?
Telepathy, of course. (Or, failing that, fMRI.)
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Old 28 April 2014, 01:25 AM
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While watching MST3K tonight, I realized Crow T. Robot's mouth is made from a bowling pin. It seems so obvious now I don't know why I never noticed it before.
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I just learned from another thread that "moot court" is an actual thing. Now I actually get the name of that forum here.
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I've been watching a 3-part documentary on PBS called "Your Inner Fish", which was adapted from a book of the same name. I was thinking of buying the book, when I walked by my work bookcase (which I walk by several times a day) and happened to notice the book was already in my possession.

Now I just have to figure out how I got the book, because I could have sworn I hadn't bought it...
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Old 02 May 2014, 02:49 AM
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The first Gryffindor password in Harry Potter, Caput Draconis, means the head of the dragon.
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Starkist and Sunkist are not indeed the same name. I always thought it was weird that the tuna and orange soda were marketed under the same name.
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Starkist and Sunkist are not indeed the same name. I always thought it was weird that the tuna and orange soda were marketed under the same name.
There is also, apparently Moonkist stuff, to complete the trifecta. So you can eat your tuna, while sipping your orange drink, whilst wearing snazzy jewelry.
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Old 02 May 2014, 04:29 PM
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I've been watching a 3-part documentary on PBS called "Your Inner Fish", which was adapted from a book of the same name. I was thinking of buying the book, when I walked by my work bookcase (which I walk by several times a day) and happened to notice the book was already in my possession.

Now I just have to figure out how I got the book, because I could have sworn I hadn't bought it...
There was a discussion on the Marvel comicbook character Man-Thing recently and I had to look it up because I knew next to nothing about it. Tonight I decided to finally sort out my comicbook collection and I discovered that I owned most of the first and second Man-Thing series, roughly 20 comics.
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Old 02 May 2014, 04:56 PM
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But do you have a Giant-Sized Man-Thing?



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I still remember when I first discovered my Giant Sized Man-Thing, I was just thirteen. I'd take it out whenever I could, my teacher once sent me to the principal's office for showing off my Giant Sized Man-Thing during class.

My girlfriend told me I should keep my Giant Sized Man-Thing in plastic for protection and I do till this day. I remember the look on my wife's face the first time she saw my Giant-Sized Man Thing, she couldn't believe I had it since I was 13. Of course she is careless and never wanted my Giant Sized Man-Thing in plastic.

I'll try an post a pic later.
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Old 02 May 2014, 04:58 PM
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I only have the regular Man-Thing.
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I only have the regular Man-Thing.
But is it sheathed in plastic?

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Former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi is not related to Mahatma Gandhi. I'd always just assumed at least part of the reason for her popularity was the name recognition, I guess you'd call it.
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Old 19 May 2014, 12:51 AM
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Former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi is not related to Mahatma Gandhi. I'd always just assumed at least part of the reason for her popularity was the name recognition, I guess you'd call it.
But she was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Gandhi was her married name. So there was certainly some family recognition in play.
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