Tuesday, June 13, 2006



You know this whole thing Zizek says about how the button in a lift for closing the door quicker is actually a placebo, in that it doesn't make the door close any quicker but just let's the person blow off steam (and is this not the perfect description of our depoliticised liberal democracy etc.)?

Well, the last lift I was in didn't have a button meant to close the door. Do they usually?

Also, does anyone know if there's any truth in that bit from Fight Club where he (Tyler Durden, not Slavoj Zizek) says that the oxygen masks that are supposed to drop down when your plane has to crash land are there just to get people high so as they will calmly accept their fate?

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