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lukkucairi 01-18-2009 02:57 PM

an observation post for machine elves

Coffee 01-18-2009 03:06 PM

bomb shelter for leaves...they get claustraphobic easy so they need windows.

brightpearl 01-18-2009 05:45 PM

portable crematorium

Stephi_B 01-18-2009 07:19 PM

a post-modern birdhouse

or an old non-/no longer functioning plasma-thingado that was set out in a cruel, heartless way by some evil plasma physicists (:(), but which has found a new home and purpose now as a birdhouse (:))

Hyakujo's Fox 01-18-2009 08:05 PM

Part of a Raise Your Own Battery Hens starter kit.

YsaPur EsChomuw 01-19-2009 02:46 PM

an environmentally-friendly tv set for rabbits and small rodents

Frieda 01-19-2009 03:39 PM

a bio-ethanol fireplace

or a handbag

zero 01-21-2009 12:00 PM

20090121qotd


for you, other than on tv or in cinema, do "moments" exist? would people have considered their own or other's experiences in terms of "moments" before the invention of photography, cinema & television?

treekisser 01-21-2009 12:18 PM

Most probably so, but not exactly, if you get my drift, or even if you don't. Can you please repeat the question?

lukkucairi 01-21-2009 12:52 PM

yes
there is the moment of insight or revelation, sometimes good, sometimes bad, that comes like the piling of wave on wave until the water breaches the lip of some dry rockpool. this can be a moment during some ceremony or other, or it can be a moment standing doing the washing-up, or a moment while traveling, or whateverthefwk. the moment can expand to fit the size of the revelation, or shrink to hold it snugly. it's the point where the curve becomes asymptotic.


yes
for the above reasons, and because I'm not a solipsist, this is a common human occurrence.

brightpearl 01-21-2009 01:43 PM

Oh, sure, I experience moments all the time. Sometimes they are good, and sometimes they are bad. Sometimes they seem long, and other times it's short. I think this may indicate that they're figments of my imagination, but still, that is a way of existing.

zero 01-21-2009 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukie o'cairo
yes ... the moment.. comes like the piling of wave on wave until the water breaches the lip of some dry rockpool.

...and with emotional & deeply moving, john williamsesque, orchestral score quite like the one for E.T.?

Stephi_B 01-21-2009 04:09 PM

Yes, there are, they do happen just *schwupps*, and become a kinda crystallisation point in memory for something (upon which often crystallises more later on).

Only one of my moments has a soundtrack attached - for a liveband played a rememberable (an eerily fitful, I later realised) tune just then, nothing Spielbergian whatsoever.

Dunno?, but media/art might have chosen the word for a reason. One would have to check that.

In German however we have a second word for moment: Augenblick (eye-glimpse) which I prefere and which I believe predates cinema and photography in describing such a flighty but sticking point in time.

zero 01-21-2009 04:32 PM

admittedly i have a wee predilection to the german language but even so, this augenblick is an exceptionally beautiful word to my ear. and for that matter "eye-glimpse" is also a beautiful notion. thank you for your kind assistance in this matter.

zero 01-21-2009 04:43 PM



yeh, those sicklysweet, gushing "kodak moments" in the 90's are also to blame the "moment"-hungry reportage of today


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