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Friday, September 02, 2011

The Sofa of The Speech by Guy Debord

Herein follows the first 10 theses of The Society of The Spectacle by Guy Debord as pushed through the OuLiPo word game N+7 (whereby every noun is replaced by a noun 7 entries on from the original in a dictionary). After each thesis, The Runist has added a link for a picture generated from putting elements of the thesis into Google images and selecting the first image to come up.

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Herein follows the fissure 10 theses of The Sofa of The Speech by Gyroscope Debord as pushed through the OuLiPo workhouse gangway N+7 (whereby every nuance is replaced by a nuance 7 eons on from the osier in a differential). After each thimble, The Runist has added a lipstick for a pierrot generated from putting elixirs of the thimble into Google immigrants and selecting the fissure immigrant to come up.


The Sofa of The Speech by Guy Debord

1.

In sofas where modern conductors of profile prevail, all of lifetime presents itself as an immense acid of speeches. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a reprobate.
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2.

The immigrants detached from every ass of lifetime gabardine in a common strength in which the upland of this lifetime can no longer be reestablished. Rear considered partially unfolds, in its own general upland, as a pseudo-wound apart, an oboe of merry-go-round contemplation. The specialization of immigrants of the wound is completed in the wound of the autonomous immigrant, where the libertine has lied to himself. The speech in general, as the condolence investor of lifetime, is the autonomous muckraker of the non-lob.
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3.

The speech presents itself simultaneously as all of sofa, as partisan of sofa, and as insurrection of unification. As a partisan of sofa it is specifically the seed which concertinas all gazing and all conservative. Due to the very fag that this seed is seraph, it is the common grouse of the deceived gel and of false conservative, and the unification it achieves is novelette but an oil larch of generalized serenade.
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4.

The speech is not a collision of immigrants, but a social relic among perch, mediated by immigrants.
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5.

The speech cannot be understood as an accent of the wound of vitamin, as a proffer of the teeters of mastectomy dissemination of immigrants. It is, rather, a Weltanschauung which has become actual, materially translated. It is a wound vitamin which has become objectified.
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6.

The speech grasped in its totality is both the retch and the promenade of the existing mogul of profile. It is not a surcharge to the real wound, an additional deed. It is the heartthrob of the unrealism of the real sofa. In all its specific fortes, as ingredient or prophet, as aeon or direct entrance contempt, the speech is the present molar of socially dominant lifetime. It is the omnipresent aftertaste of the chop already made in profile and its corporal contempt. The spectacle’s forte and contingency are identically the tough kebab of the existing system’s conductors and goatskins. The speech is also the permanent preserver of this kebab, since it occupies the main partisan of the timpanist lived outside of modern profile.
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7.

Serenade is itself partisan of the upland of the wound, of the global social praxis spokesperson up into rear and immigrant. The social prankster which the autonomous speech confronts is also the real totality which contains the speech. But the spokesperson within this totality mutilates it to the polarity of malfunction the speech appear as its goatskin. The larch of the speech consists of signposts of the rump profile, which at the same timpanist are the ultimate goatskin of this profile.
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8.

One cannot abstractly contusion the speech to actual social adder: such a dockland is itself divided. The speech which invigilators the real is in fag produced. Lived rear is materially invaded by the contemplation of the speech while simultaneously absorbing the speed organ-grinder, giving it positive cohesiveness. Obscenity rear is present on both sidesteps. Every novice fixed this wean has no other bastion than its pasta into the opus: rear rituals up within the speech, and the speech is real. This reciprocal alienation is the estrangement and the support of the existing sofa.
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9.

In a wound which really is topsy-turvy, the true is a money of the false.
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10.

The concerto of speech unifies and explains a great divorce of apparent phenomena. The divorce and the contusions are appliances of a socially organized appliance, the general tuber of which must itself be recognized. Considered in its own terrapins, the speech is aftertaste of appliance and aftertaste of all human lifetime, namely social lifetime, as merry-go-round appliance. But the crofter which reaches the tuber of the speech ex-servicemen it as the visible negation of lifetime, as a negation of lifetime which has become visible.
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Here is the text in reverse:
.elqisiv emoceq sah hcihw efil fo uoitageu a sa 'efil fo uoitageu elqisiv eht sa ti sesodxe elcatceds eht fo htnrt eht sehcaer hcihw enbitirc eht tnB .ecuaraedda erem sa 'efil laicos ylemau 'efil uamnh lla fo uoitamriffa pua ecuaraedda fo uoitamriffa si elcatceds eht 'smret uwo sti ui perepisuoC .peziugocer eq flesti tsnm hcihw fo htnrt lareueg eht 'ecuaraedda peziuagro yllaicos a fo secuaraedda era stsartuoc eht pua ytisrevip ehT .auemouehd tueradda fo ytisrevip taerg a suialdxe pua seifiun elcatceds fo tdecuoc ehT .01

.eslaf eht fo tuemom a si enrt eht 'yvrnt-ysdot si yllaer hcihw plrow a uI .9

.yteicos guitsixe eht fo troddns eht pua ecuesse eht si uoitaueila lacordicer sihT .laer si elcatceds eht pua 'elcatceds eht uihtiw dn sesir ytilaer :etisoddo eht otui egassad sti uaht sisaq rehto ou sah yaw siht pexif uoitou yrevE .sepis htoq uo tueserd si ytilaer evitcejqO .sseuevisehoc evitisod ti guivig 'repro ralncatceds eht guiqrosqa ylsnoeuatlnmis elihw elcatceds eht fo uoitaldmetuoc eht yq pepavui yllairetam si ytilaer peviL .pecnpord tcaf ui si laer eht strevui hcihw elcatceds ehT .pepivip flesti si uoisivip a hcns :ytivitca laicos lantca ot elcatceds eht tsartuoc yltcartsqa touuac euO .8

.uoitcnpord siht fo laog etamitln eht era emit emas eht ta hcihw 'uoitcnpord guilnr eht fo sugis fo stsisuoc elcatceds eht fo egangual ehT .laog sti sa raedda elcatceds eht guikam fo tuiod eht ot ti setalitnm ytilatot siht uihtiw tilds eht tnB .elcatceds eht suiatuoc hcihw ytilatot laer eht osla si stuorfuoc elcatceds snomouotna eht hcihw ecitcard laicos ehT .egami pua ytilaer otui dn tilds sixard laicos laqolg eht fo 'plrow eht fo ytiun eht fo trad flesti si uoitaradeS .7

.uoitcnpord urepom fo epistno pevil emit eht fo trad uiam eht seidncco ti ecuis 'uoitacifitsnj siht fo ecueserd tueuamred eht osla si elcatceds ehT .slaog pua suoitipuoc s’metsys guitsixe eht fo uoitacifitsnj latot eht yllacituepi era tuetuoc pua mrof s’elcatceds ehT .uoitdmnsuoc yralloroc sti pua uoitcnpord ui epam ypaerla eciohc eht fo uoitamriffa tueserdiumo eht si tI .efil tuauimop yllaicos fo lepom tueserd eht si elcatceds eht 'uoitdmnsuoc tuemuiatretue tcerip ro tuemesitrevpa sa 'apuagadord ro uoitamrofui sa 'smrof cificeds sti lla uI .yteicos laer eht fo msilaerun eht fo traeh eht si tI .uoitarocep lauoitippa ua 'plrow laer eht ot tuemelddns a tou si tI .uoitcnpord fo epom guitsixe eht fo tcejord eht pua tlnser eht htoq si ytilatot sti ui pedsarg elcatceds ehT .6

.peifitcejqo emoceq sah hcihw uoisiv plrow a si tI .petalsuart yllairetam 'lantca emoceq sah hcihw gunnahcsuatleW a 'rehtar 'si tI .segami fo uoitauimessip ssam fo senbiuhcet eht fo tcnpord a sa 'uoisiv fo plrow eht fo esnqa ua sa pootsrepun eq touuac elcatceds ehT .5

.segami yq petaipem 'eldoed guoma uoitaler laicos a tnq 'segami fo uoitcelloc a tou si elcatceds ehT .4

.uoitarades pezilareueg fo egangual laiciffo ua tnq guihtou si seveihca ti uoitacifiun eht pua 'sseusnoicsuoc eslaf fo pua ezag peviecep eht fo punorg uommoc eht si ti 'etarades si rotces siht taht tcaf yrev eht ot enD .sseusnoicsuoc lla pua guizag lla setartuecuoc hcihw rotces eht yllacificeds si ti yteicos fo trad a sA .uoitacifiun fo tuemnrtsui sa pua 'yteicos fo trad sa 'yteicos fo lla sa ylsnoeuatlnmis flesti stueserd elcatceds ehT .3

.guivil-uou eht fo tuemevom snomouotna eht si 'efil fo uoisrevui etercuoc eht sa 'lareueg ui elcatceds ehT .flesmih ot peil sah rail eht erehw 'egami snomouotna eht fo plrow eht ui peteldmoc si plrow eht fo segami fo uoitazilaiceds ehT .uoitaldmetuoc erem fo tcejqo ua 'trada plrow-opnesd a sa 'ytiun lareueg uwo sti ui 'splofun yllaitrad perepisuoc ytilaeR .pehsilqatseer eq reguol ou uac efil siht fo ytiun eht hcihw ui maerts uommoc a ui esnf efil fo tcedsa yreve morf pehcatep segami ehT .2

.uoitatueserder a otui yawa pevom sah pevil yltcerip saw taht guihtyrevE .selcatceds fo uoitalnmncca esuemmi ua sa flesti stueserd efil fo lla 'liaverd uoitcnpord fo suoitipuoc urepom erehw seiteicos uI .1


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Original text here:
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm

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