June 16, 2014

“The List of Words GM is Banning Employees From Using Is Incompetence At Its Finest”

I can remember back when pointing out that the abuse of hermeneutics — that is, institutionalizing an incoherent system of interpretation — would lead, inexorably and inevitably, into a brand of tyranny and totalitarianism policed by some motivated political consensus and a will to power — was both “fundamentally unserious” (what was serious was getting McCain/Romney elected!) and “pseudo-intellectual,” despite what I’m fairly certain is a more advanced study of semiotic, speech act theory, and the prevailing theoretics surrounding textuality / narrativity than any of my critics.

It wasn’t unserious then and it isn’t unserious now.  And it was never pseudo-intellectual.

Sometimes it sucks being prescient.  Or at least, educated in areas that others refuse to countenance as legitimate.   Because it makes absurdities like this — which were so completely predictable that I found myself shouting about them all the freaking time — that much more difficult to stomach.

Clown nose on!

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:27am
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Comments (9)

  1. bin Ladin has always been dead and GM has always been alive.

  2. My goodness. Government Motors is acting like the present government.

    My whole concept of the GM bailout has been shaken. I need to go lie down.

  3. A GM car may kill you but, at least GM does not come to your house and shoot your dog.

  4. “Ruptured scrotum?” This video has to be a joke…

  5. That’s good, as a R&D engineer at GM and Delphi for 17 years we used to joke about things we weren’t allowed to use in reports. My favorite was fire, the ‘proper’ phrase was thermal event. Writing reports could sometimes require contortions to use the correct phrases.

  6. Friends don’t let friends drive Chevys.

  7. Sometimes it sucks being prescient.

    You and Glenn Beck should start a support group. Remember when he was doing his FNC show and drew up on the chalkboard how the Arab Spring was really about establishing a Caliphate, and how everyone said that was just crazy conspiracy theory stuff?

    Good times.

  8. Good men have always been at war with other good men.

  9. You and Glenn Beck should start a support group. Remember when he was doing his FNC show and drew up on the chalkboard how the Arab Spring was really about establishing a Caliphate, and how everyone said that was just crazy conspiracy theory stuff?

    You mean like this?

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