I can’t pretend that I fully understand the deeper nuances of Jim Groom’s new Animated GIF assignment 972, “At Least It’s an Ethos,” (“…so Walter Sobchack is referring to Nihilism in the scene we are quoting when defining National Socialism as an ethos, my idea for this (now convoluted) assignment ….“) but I figured that Bill and Ted‘s continual use of “Dude” and “Party-on, Dude” constituted some kind of -ism, and the framing of Robert V. Barron as Abraham Lincoln was just too good not to GIF. The second GIF works wonderfully as a summative representation of the 87 “dude” utterances in the movie, and does, very concisely, represent their Dudism tenet. That, and the finger-wiggler was a dead-give-away smack-me-on-the-side-of-the-head-and-GIF-it-NOW image.
You want more highbrow? Here are Bill and Ted, saying “Dude,” over and over again.
And if you enjoyed that, you may enjoy this video of Homer Simson saying “doh!”
Wonders never cease.
I love the idea of the new -isms you and MBS have been introducing. Thanks for continuing to inspire me, your Lincoln GIFs are amazing!
I need to dig back a week or so in the assignment bank — I recall seeing another great challenge from you not long ago that I had an idea for, and I know I’ve not been back to chase it down. I would never say that there aren’t enough hours in the day (or days in the week, or weeks in the year) to get at all of the assignments in the assignment bank. But it does suggest the application a chaotic-disciplined approach.
Leave it to the ds106 folk to ignore all the traditional philosophies/-isms out there and create their own. Keep strumming the power cord.
As you know, it’s a marked feature of funism to create new -isms rather than spend time engaging in simple rememberism and regurgitationismistic practi. Newisms leapfrog the old -isms any day.
That is an entruthinism.
By the way, I assume it was intentional that you spelled that without the h. Hilarious!