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comment by kleinbl00

Because I'm sick and because I can I just dug into the 750MB(!) file in my server called "old career". It unzipped much faster than it did the last time I tried in 2007.

understanding that (A) I don't have AutoCAD (B) I don't have the right fonts (C) my free viewer doesn't really know what to do with lineweights (D) this should all be gray-on-white, not white-on-black, I present

The sheet

Zoomed in

Hard to ignore

As zoomed in as you can get

Pretty sure those were D-sized, which means at the half-size prints everyone was going off of my little friend was about 3/8" by 3/16" or so. 67 sheets, for the record.

kingmudsy  ·  431 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Aside from the obvious hilarity of 67 sheets having this ruminant gentleman, I'm cracking up that the goat looks like he just saw something he's going to take to his grave

goat doesn't know how he got on the roof

goat doesn't know why he's here

goat wants to unsee

goat wants to go home

goat wants to unknow

kleinbl00  ·  431 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Goat came from an era before memes, wants to go back

He was supposed to be in one of MY 67 sheets. Period. Total. Nothing but AV. And he is in one of MY 67 sheets.

I just didn't expect him to spread to other disciplines. Dozens of times.

Still tripping out over this - these days I can generate 750MB in less than a minute. Back then? seven years of civil, municipal and federal documentation fits in the recovery sector of a giveaway tradeshow jump drive. Especially considering I downloaded this all over a 10BaseT network, so it took me days. Literally smuggled it out on an Archos Jukebox.

user-inactivated  ·  430 days ago  ·  link  ·  
kleinbl00  ·  430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would argue, and Dawkins would argue, that a meme is the self-replicating, mutating idea rather than "links you share with friends." Yeah - All Your Base belong to us in 2000 but nobody said "it me" while linking to dancing baby on Tumblr in 2003.

user-inactivated  ·  430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ok then, Kilroy was there in World War 2 and the Church of the Subgenius is barely younger the ARPANET.

kleinbl00  ·  430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're missing my point: I mean yeah the triquetra and valknut date to 8th century Europe but somehow managed to avoid all religious or spiritual connotation so fer sure "semiotics we share" goes back a bit.

But the recontextualization-as-speech meme factory comes from imageboards and prior to 4chan, those images were things you observed, rather than things you interacted with and redefined to suit your purposes.

kingmudsy  ·  430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Valknut is just 8th century cool s, change my mind

kleinbl00  ·  430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My point exactly - a cat's cradle for the pencil devoid of symbolism or context.

We now live in an era where our phone keyboards have a meme search. We are Shaka and the walls have fallen.