Thursday, May 27, 2010
My friend Chris Castiglia brought this to my attention the other night:
[Warning: the language gets a little spicy toward the end, with a vorhanden here and an aufgehoben there. NSFW—not safe for wissenschaft.]
It’s funny because it’s true! I took Rorty’s Heidegger seminar in spring 1985 partly because I was told, in the fall of 1984, that I would need that seminar in order to understand what would be going on in the Derrida seminar scheduled for fall 1985. I never took the Derrida seminar, though, which is why I remain mired in the metaphysics of presence to this day. It’s ontotheological, I know, but I like it.
I also like this. It is my second favorite ad in all of adland, next to everyone’s favorite ad, the Old Spice “the man your man could smell like” bit. But what I really like is that at 0:11…
the standard disclaimer appears, “Professional driver on closed road. Do not attempt.” Because I would hate for you kids today to go careening around the surface of Ganymede in your hip-hoppity moon rovers just because you saw someone do it on TV.