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Fathoming Facebook

Fathoming Facebook is a most interesting exercise. Facebook has aspects that make it a vastly more potent entity than anything out there. On the other hand, Facebook points to the most elementary thing. That in today’s world we need to limn the realities of connection that exist that never existed before or that are radically changed, requiring new rules and habits.. Social networking is less and less able to embrace what Facebook may actually be about. The following posts are toes in the water, not yet full fathom five.  That Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Panflick were both products of Exeter is not observed but is of some interest. I give Exeter reasonably high marks in the values (aka no harm) department.

Priceless Shakespeare Worthy Facebook Drama

June 6, 2011
The Treatment Is In The Comments
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Facebook Fine Burson Not so Much

May 12, 2011
Facebook Fine Burson Not So Much. As far as Google having a complaint, come on.
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Why Gibbs is Going to Facebook

April 6, 2011
This is more obvious than silly putty was when it came out.
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Metaphor Metonymy Synedoche and Irony Applied to Facebook

April 6, 2011
The four elements of poetics are metaphor (one thing for another) , metonymy (consistent alias), synedoche (dominant reference) and irony (deflating context).
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An Academic Approach to John Boehner

Some of my more popular slide shows are based on the application of philosophical and poetic principles to the John Boehner. Here’s a sampling.

Poetics John Boehner

Captions parse the four poetic modes irony synedoche metonymy and metaphor as used in the sequence of poems in “Poetic Politics for John Boehner”
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Poetry Quiz John Boehner

See how many poems you can identify in this accompaniment to the post “More Poetic Palaver for John Boehner” The captions are hints. It’s pretty easy.
Logic John Boehner

Applying ideas of Charles Sanders Peirce to our living. Captions are drawn from Charles Sanders Peirce as cited in James K Feibleman’s remarkable, largely ignored “An Introduction to The Philosophy of Charles S. Peirce” MIT 1969 (1946) 499 pages.

 

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abba's way, politics

Delving into John Boehner

There are many perspectives from which one can view John Boehner. Here are a few of them.

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Poetics John Boehner

Captions parse the four poetic modes irony synedoche metonymy and metaphor as used in the sequence of poems in “Poetic Politics for John Boehner”
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Poetic Politics for John Boehner

Poetic Politics for John Boehner – Four Forms of Rhetoric with a Nod to Harold Bloom
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Boehner Grinch Golfer

Boehner Grinch Golfer – Quatrain by Stephen C. Rose
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Three John Boehner Posts

For some reason John Boehner has elicited more response than any other person I have commented on. Here are three samples of such commentaries.

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Boehner Enemy

Boehner’s Call – Quatrain by Stephen C. Rose. John Boehner could be subjected to enough Tea Party immaturity to split the GOP or else force him to make them grow up, an impossible task perhaps. Either way he’s left holding the bag.
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Boehner Gets an A

Boehner Clarity – A Few Lines by Stephen C. Rose. Go to the front of the class John. You get an A.
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Boehner Goes Down

John Boehner Is Going Down – Quatrain by Stephen C. Rose. John Boehner is the Majority Leader and because John Boehner is lying to the American people he and his party will go down like the Titanic in 2012.
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Cantor, Boehner, Obama Poetics

Cantor Poetics

Applying the four most prominent rhetorical elements of poetry to the House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Obama Poetics

Poetic Politics for Barack Obama – Four Forms of Rhetoric With A Not To Harold Bloom
Poetics John Boehner

Captions parse the four poetic modes irony synedoche metonymy and metaphor as used in the sequence of poems in “Poetic Politics for John Boehner”
Sheen Poetics

The four elements of poetics are metaphor (one thing for another) , metonymy (consistent alias), synedoche (dominant reference) and irony (deflating context).
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