You asked for it, you got it. For those of you who missed our Geek Week performances in Boston on April 30-May 1, we’ve adapted the main presentation from the show into an audio slideshow for your viewing and Overthinking pleasure.
The voices you hear are (in order) those of Fenzel, Sheely, and Shechner, who also came up with the concept and content of this presentation.
I like to think of this presentation as the philosophical bedrock upon which the Mr. T Party movement is built. It’s analogous to conservatism’s 24, liberalism’s West Wing, and the Tea Party’s Disjointed Paranoid Ramblings of Glenn Beck.
Lastly, I’d like to call out one of the many outstanding Photoshopped images from this presentation, for it so well encapsulates both the Mr. T Party and Overthinking It. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the T-Viathan:
Without Mr. T, truly our lives would be nasty, brutish, solitary, and short. We need his Hobbesian python biceps to hold the social order together.
Readers: what do you think? Is Mr. T Fenzel’s meta-rebel or Sheely’s T-Viathan? How awesome is Shechner’s photoshop-fu? How does Mr. T fit into the hegemonic discourse? Is this all a bunch of jibba jabba?
Let us know in the comments!
And join the Mr. T Party on Facebook if you haven’t already, suckas!
Along these lines, I give you Mr. T party hats and invitations:
Part of me desperately wants to buy these.
Also, we’re having a Mr. T Party at work next week. Thanks, guys!
So, if Mr. T is Hobbes, does that make Hannibal Locke? Clearly, Murdoch is Rousseau.
@Valatan Do Faceman’s constantly shifting identities make hi more of a Descartian Dualist or a student of Kant and Nietzsche?
As we learned from his role as the wise janitor in Not Another Teen Movie, Mr. T is all philosophers put together. There’s another way to celebrate the Mr. T Party. Impart wisdom to those who need it, and get some cleaning done at the same time.
But he’s taking over the World (of Warcraft) by force!!