Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On FaceBook everyone knows you're a cat

Sketch of a General Cat    

Jerry: You Photoshopped your photo into a sketch?
Tom: What do you think?
Jerry: You’ve gone from being You The Cat to being merely a Generic Cat.
Tom: I needed a new avatar. I stuck with being a cat because, in the end, on FaceBook, everyone knows you are a cat.
Jerry: You got that from somewhere.
Tom: Maybe. Who cares? Everything these days is a derivative. A mixture. A mashup. OK, so the structure came from somewhere but the words are mine.
The deep structure generates a variety of sentences:

Location + Entity + Verb + Personal reference + Copula + Entity
On the internet + nobody + knows + you + are + a dog
On FaceBook + everyone + knows + you + are + a cat

Look forward to more quotations like this sheep in wolf’s clothing!

Chomsky might agree the surface structure is creative. A little.


Anonymous said...

A multiculture cat? In a global word, it's hard for identifying what the cat's character is. She might be a Tiger or she might be a duck with the beautiful pattern on her body. Look at the cute face, she is telling you "Hey, i am not a cat, i am a Tiger with an attractive outlook and confidence innermost. My face, is the protection color what i need to have only.

Barry Natusch said...

Oh dear, maybe the avatar is SO overdone that the CAT now resembles a DUCK!

Nevertheless, I think that this cat's representation still shows an underlying calmness of spirit. It sits confidently.

Drag On said...

If you live somewhere that is dry (at least during the winter) and leave a slice of bread out for three days you get perfectly edible toast. Without using any gas or electricity whatsoever. (It also takes care of any nasty mustiness conglomerating around the green parts.)This may not be especially germane to the topic of multicultural cats but the world should know about it before we run out of both human and feline resources.新年快楽.

Barry Natusch said...

Hello 龍!
Germane Bread?
Sounds like a militant Australian home-maker. Which is a multicultural country. So it is germane indeed to greet with a 新年快楽!
May you steer through your year, in top gear with no fear, Bombardier!