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mongonikol



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: World Giant Reply with quote

A classic since '89 (based on Andre The Giant Has A Posse)




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed your point. What was it?


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mongonikol



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you unfamiliar with Andre The Giant Has A Posse?

Wow. Google it and prepare to have your reality changed, oh, just a little.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched them. I understood some of the fuzzy words -- really bad recording -- but i still don't get your point. I guess I'm too old for you to communicate with. If you want to try though, try words, like, you know, written.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KimCooper wrote:
I guess I'm too old for you to communicate with. If you want to try though, try words, like, you know, written.


???

How would I know what old you are? Google is beyond oldity or something?

I was talking about the wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant_has_a_posse.

Those are, like, you know, words.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Cypher text Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, I didn't google it, I clicked on your link, which didn't make any sense.
Wikipedia helped.
Wasn't Andre the Giant in Princess Bride?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andre was in several movies:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000764/

I'm still not sure why he was picked for the "Posse" meme - maybe he was wrestling on TV the day when the idea for the meme hit the creator. Maybe Mongonikol can tell us.

I've been reading this thread with interest, since the WG meme is not the same type of meme as the ones I had in mind. I was thinking of political memes, a sort of meme-as-opinion-shaper concept. The WG meme seems to exist merely for the sake of existing - a sort of meme as art form (which I guess makes sense considering it's origin at RISD).

Kim, you want a career as Meme Art Critic? Smile

Now someday I'll grok what the Cypher text post above is all about. Maybe Mongo Nikol can help me with that too.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:31 am    Post subject: Answers. The Reply with quote

Hi MP and Co,
Here's the scoop. Andre's visage was picked randomly and arbitrarily by it's co-creators, Frank "Shepard" Fairey (of OBEY renown) and Michael Meinhart. The two attended Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) together, and came up with the oringal image as a prank for a project. The "has a posse" was reference to old school hip-hop dialect. At that time, '89, everyone "had a posse."

Bratty skater punkish attitude prevailed, and in mocking salute and surly ridicule, voila! Andre the Giant had a posse. (And at this time, Andre is very much alive.)

The link that was unworkable, www.worldgiant.org, is the splinter group keeping the original self-awareness motif alive. (It is possible the server was done, however perhaps the information was input incorrectly. It is up now for certain.)

Note: Fairey broke from the original Posse and formed OBEY, the corporate expression of GIANT. This is partially due to consequences relating to a letter to GIANT from the WWF in '93 or '94, and partially due to the fact I am unable to see GIANT as less than it is, which in fact is a representation of nothing. Depending on one's philisophical stance, GIANT is mere pop fodder or the most significant art and religious movement in the world. I am of the view it is all of the above.

Thanks for paying attention.



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