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  •  It's the PhD Dissertation I Always Wanted to Write (4+ / 0-)

    and defend at the Kennedy School of Government ...

    The Long Slow Stain of Mimicry: The Persistence of Tudor Revival Style as Low IQ Architectural Excreta in the Southern California Residential Community
    •  That works quite well (4+ / 0-)

      As an Angeleno, I hide my face in shame in the face of such truth.

      "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                             -- Saul Alinsky

      by Seneca Doane on Tue May 14, 2013 at 07:41:17 AM PDT

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      •  I logged many years in (3+ / 0-)

        El Pueblocito de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles myself, hence my observation of the curious phenomenon of obscurantism by intentional or subliminally designed facades of poor design and execution.  The inherent superficiality of a celluloid fixation seems to influence that community quite profoundly -- in a study sample size of exactly one.

        Thus, another responsive effort to your diary challenge might be:

        The Long Slow Stain of Mimicry: Pernicious Identity Confusion as an Artifact of Fictitious Socio-Cultural Characteristics Depicted and Reinforced as Norms by Corporate Entertainment Media
        Oh well ... thanks for the amusing and provocative diversion diary.  As always, you bring an ever reliable brain to this community.
        •  I actually just had to nail my hand to my desk (4+ / 0-)

          to keep myself from sending you a grant.

          "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                                 -- Saul Alinsky

          by Seneca Doane on Tue May 14, 2013 at 02:56:02 PM PDT

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        •  Thank you for the kind words at the end, too (1+ / 0-)
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          ancblu

          This has been every bit as fun as I'd hoped it would be.

          "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                                 -- Saul Alinsky

          by Seneca Doane on Tue May 14, 2013 at 02:56:50 PM PDT

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        •  Burst out laughing when I reached (3+ / 0-)
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          'Pernicious Identity Confusion', was laughing so hard I couldn't get past 'Artifact', then when I was able to read the next line and reached 'Fictitious Socio-Cultural Characteristics' I laughed till tears came to my eyes!

          Just super!

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