BAMBOOZLE

Main Entry:

bam·boo·zle Listen to the pronunciation of bamboozle
Pronunciation:
\bam-ˈbü-zəl\
Function:
transitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
bam·boo·zled; bam·boo·zling Listen to the pronunciation of bamboozling \-ˈbüz-liŋ, –ˈbü-zə-\
Etymology:
origin unknown
Date:
1703
1 : to deceive by underhanded methods : dupe, hoodwink 2 : to confuse, frustrate, or throw off thoroughly or completely <a quarterback bamboozled by an unexpected defense>
bam·boo·zle·ment Listen to the pronunciation of bamboozlement \-ˈbü-zəl-mənt\ noun
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Mos definitely one of my favorite words, I thought it necessary to create a page just for the hijinks of modern day cultural reflection. Who do we see when the mirror looks into us?  Think on that…
I would like to start with probably the biggest bamboozle going on right now in mainstream culture which is the slow and steady slouching towards Babylon of VIRTUALITY, otherwise known to most as the iLife.
iLife. Grr.
Selling tech gadgets along cultural lines can often times produce hidden pockets of twilight zones, where the individual is forced up against the perception and has to battle to control the context in a life and death cultural struggle of dominance.
Take for instance, these ipod ads featuring a very heavy geo vibe that extends from the West Indies to the favellas of Rio. What could that possibly mean to see these figures caught mid dance with the iconic ipod glued to their hands. What is the purpose behind these ads from Apple other than to be subversive in selling one culture to another culture? Action had to be taken…
Dread head a flyin, locks blissfully splayed all Nesta Marley style, colors of sunshine and the barest yet definitive ethnic shadow play emerging from the image. The nose, the lips, etc… In the center, the eye is drawn to the earbud. Plugged in this rasta…his bliss INFORMED…
bamboozled bliss

bamboozled bliss

Time to de-duppify, to wake up. Time to box shadows…

boxing shadows

boxing shadows

The duppies fight back. Hard. Context belongs to the center, not the edge of the groove. 78rpm. 44 thousand cyclez clocked and on lock… (p0wn3d)

Another attack. Context must not be forgotten in the iLife Crusades…

Shadows disperse, liquify and reappear. They strike a tethered blow to both culture AND technology. Humans are simply the road MORE traveled. The pathways and circuits. Is it real or is it Memorex? Your iLife laughs in the face of that question, as the terabytes of your analog life stream full rez into VIRTUALITY. A thing is no longer unto itself…

So the battle of VIRTUALITY continues on. Marching our shadow bodies like a crazed mecha being run by 160gb’s of the most sentimental data of your life. Your music. Your pictures. Your words. All quantized to the rhythm of the scroll wheel click… Marching digital dipping dotz. Duppies pure and simple…

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