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the Way of Humans: a Guide for Visitors to Earth
a Hypo-minimally Critical Review


This amply elaborated guide for visitors, merchants, and migrants to Earth projects an ethno-mental and socio-psychological emphasis pattern on the traditions, values, attitudes and deportment of homo sapiens. Structured in phases that severally treat almost all facets of Terran experience, the script illuminates the reader-audience with its perceptivity and truthfulness. Although it doesn't entirely avoid simplistic formulaic classification (and doesn’t seem at all troubled by it), the guide portrays the salutary, the unsound and the offbeat. It explicates the "why" behind human demeanor, etiquette, and conduct.

--brief review continued-- )

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Apr. 18th, 2010 09:54 pm
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The Word of Until the Next WoUtNW is pastiche.

It is from the same root as pasta and paste, which trace back to Greek words meaning "barley porridge" and before that, "sprinkled with salt". Its modern meanings exhibit only slightly less range, as it can refer to an early stage of pidgin language development, a postmodern drama technique, professional fanfic, or hodge-podges of whatever kind. Closely related to bricolage, which was the other strong contender for this WoUtNW.

(Oh, and in an unrelated note, I hope people actually clicked through on the infographic in this post, "Infographic" as it is almost entirely unreadable at the resolution I got by posting from Flickr. Why Flickr insists on only letting me post at such an unhelpful size is unknown to me.

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