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IamSam
09-30-2009, 07:29 PM
What animal would you chose to represent the party and why?

Al Coholic
09-30-2009, 08:53 PM
If there was an anarchist party, what animal do you think they'd use?

http://www.offspring.com/forums/picture.php?groupid=169&pictureid=3787

I've barked up this tree before. I think an iguana would look cool in a silouette profile. So would a fish.



Ultimately though, pikachu. The lightning bolt tail just symbolizes power.

Al Coholic
09-30-2009, 09:02 PM
http://www.acrstudio.com/teaching/dmdesign4/images/wk02symbols/partyanimals.gif

Apathy
10-02-2009, 04:40 PM
Keeping within the tradition of the other two U.S. animal symbols it would probably have to be created by your direct competition i.e. the other parties, not yourself.

It's kind of like trying to give yourself a nickname that you picked out. Not going to happen.

chicapowerpunk
10-06-2009, 06:36 PM
What animal would you chose to represent the party and why?

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Al Coholic
10-06-2009, 07:29 PM
Wha......what?

RageAndLov
10-06-2009, 07:31 PM
SIZE="4"] I hate political parties are so false how a suicide letter from Osama Bin Lade:p, I think the amimales is not a good idea for a political slogan. :mad:
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Quoted for truth!

0r4ng3
10-06-2009, 08:34 PM
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I, too, choose the dodo bird.

IamSam
10-06-2009, 09:35 PM
I, too, choose the dodo bird.

Win.

Hey. You with the obnoxiously bolded type and her annoying little friend. If you want to ruin a thread there are better ways to do it. Like talking about horse fucking, frog tits, genocidal Turks, or an unfounded hatred for the Amish.

Found my animal, BTW...fyi...

http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/3/1/3/7/9/ar123551342397313.jpg

Little_Miss_1565
10-07-2009, 08:11 AM
Definitely a liger.

That_Guy91
10-07-2009, 09:18 AM
Trogdor. .

ad8
10-07-2009, 12:10 PM
I know which animal Lizardus would chose:rolleyes:

BKDH_1984
10-07-2009, 09:32 PM
What animal would you chose to represent the party and why?

Myself! I am an animal.


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I 100% agreed. *sighs*

Superdope
10-08-2009, 03:31 AM
Cthulhu, hands down.

wheelchairman
10-08-2009, 09:18 AM
I 100% agreed. *sighs*

Of course you do, you are her.

BKDH_1984
10-08-2009, 05:03 PM
Of course you do, you are her.

What the hell man. :confused:

dexter12296566
10-08-2009, 07:15 PM
Of course you do, you are her.

She isn't chicapowerpunk. She BKDH_1984.

wheelchairman
10-08-2009, 11:45 PM
Or she's you. Do you really think we're this stupid?

Mota Boy
10-10-2009, 05:45 AM
What animal would you chose to represent the party and why?The illegal immigrant.

They are hard-working creatures indigenous to this nation in great numbers due to our own particular ruthless brand of capitalism and, like the Founding Fathers, they risk much, including their lives, in an attempt to win the rights and freedoms we take for granted. Also, great food.

Sin Studly
10-10-2009, 09:13 AM
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/immigrant
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/indigenous

Mota Boy
10-10-2009, 04:47 PM
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/immigrant
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/indigenous

2. innate; inherent; natural (usually fol. by to): feelings indigenous to human beings.


Since you're already on dictionary.com, I'd suggest you look up a word called "oxymoron": A rhetorical device in which two seemingly contradictory words are used together for effect.

If you're still having difficulty understanding what I was doing, mouse over the bottom of this thread, where I've written a full explanation in black.

As the definition stated, the two seemingly-contradictory words are used for effect. When the brain sees the two of them, it begins searching for an explanation and is forced to think about the possible meaning. A telling clue that something is up would be the use of dry humor off the bat when I selected a type of human being instead of the animal the original topic asked for. Specifically, the contradiction was intended to contrast the treatment of immigration in today's political atmosphere, when America is a nation founded by immigrants. Our founding fathers arrived to outcompete or outright murder the original inhabitants of the land before stealing it as their own. In that manner, "illegal" immigration is endemic to this nation, inherent to its history and emblematic of its character.

Paradon
10-10-2009, 05:01 PM
This kind of remindes me off Bloodhound Gang... The bad Touch ( Discovery Channel) hahaha :D

Sin Studly
10-10-2009, 09:28 PM
<snip>

If the oxymoron was just bald rhetoric to get people thinking, that's fair enough, but you shouldn't put too much stock into the whole 'America is a nation of immigrants' concept. Every single nation in the world is made up of migrants who claimed the land and forcibly displaced, subjugated or exterminated the previous occupants ; just as those unlucky ones did to whoever came before them, and as they did to those before them, all the way back to when the first naked hairy cavemen arrived in the land and started to outcompete and outfight the homos who were living there after driving off or outcompeting whatever band or breed of homos came before them.

On the other hand, if you're actually claiming that illegal immigration is inherent to human behaviour, it's not. Migration is indiginous to humanity, but the legality and illegality of it isn't, and a trickle of migrants peacefully entering a land forbidden to them by the current occupants is not. Human nature dictates one side destroy, enslave or expel the other, instead you've come to an unspoken accord with the illegal immigrants ; you'll only expel them when have to, in exchange for them working for less than minimum wage and being denied the basic rights of citizenship. The status of illegal immigrants in the western world is far removed from inherent human nature, and especially removed from the behaviour of the European colonists in America, who forced their way onto the land and violently competed for resources in exactly the same way as the "natives" did hundreds or thousands of years before them.

Mota Boy
10-11-2009, 06:25 AM
If the oxymoron was just bald rhetoric to get people thinking, that's fair enough, but you shouldn't put too much stock into the whole 'America is a nation of immigrants' concept. Every single nation in the world is made up of migrants who claimed the land and forcibly displaced, subjugated or exterminated the previous occupants ; just as those unlucky ones did to whoever came before them, and as they did to those before them, all the way back to when the first naked hairy cavemen arrived in the land and started to outcompete and outfight the homos who were living there after driving off or outcompeting whatever band or breed of homos came before them.
Obviously, migrations has been a repeated theme in the history of human civilization. Only a certain percentage of nations, however, were founded by recent arrivals. Even fewer of those have been significantlyaltered by successive waves of immigration. America is one of those nations and we see immigration and expansion as vitally intertwined in our history. More importantly, however, in the context of this thread I'm supposedly creating a mascot for a national political party, so I could give a fuck what goes on in the rest of the world. The important thing isn't the degree to which such national characteristics are or are not universalized, but the degree to which Americans would identify with them and to which some rah-rah rhetoric could be drummed up around them. The art of politicking is an entirely different animal from the art of academic debate, and in this case, that animal is the illegal immigrant.

As for the second paragraph, you'll note that "illegal" in the last line is put up in scare quotes (the definition of which I've helpfully linked at the end of this post), usually signifying an expansion of the meaning of the word beyond its original definition. By putting "illegal" in quotes, I was acknowledging that the immigration of our ancestors, something we often refer to as "colonization" and thusly romanticize, had multiple less romantic qualities to it, what with the genocide and all, that make it rather illegal under our modern-day laws.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scare+quotes


Justin, just where have you been hanging out on the web recently? You're slipping, brother. When you find wordplay so foreign you mistake it for idiocy, I've got to wonder about the e-crowd you keep.

Sin Studly
10-11-2009, 07:22 AM
Okay, so I falsely doubted you. There's something about this place that just lends itself to assuming the worst.

wheelchairman
10-11-2009, 10:11 AM
That's because this place has turned into an intellectual dump.

Little_Miss_1565
10-11-2009, 10:31 AM
That's because this place has turned into an intellectual dump.

Not like it was ever a brain trust. But yes.

Hypno Toad
10-30-2009, 11:25 PM
Tasmanian tiger, because it is awesome, but also extinct; Like good politicians :p

SweetTatyana
11-13-2009, 10:39 AM
http://208.106.250.72/_media/imgs/articles/a411_zebroid.jpg

This is a Zebroid, basically a hybrid of a zebra and any other equine animal. this one in particular is usually used as an example because it has amazingly distinct colourings, which is not REALLY exemplary (but this isn't photoshopped, my genetics prof showed us a video of this particular organism). Anyway the reason I choose this animal because its awesome, fast, confusing and shows that our country is not afraid to fuck with anything lol.

And heres an adorable picture of a baby liger to complement LM1565's post:
http://208.106.250.72/_media/imgs/articles/a411_ligar.jpg

Little_Miss_1565
11-13-2009, 10:48 AM
And heres an adorable picture of a baby liger to complement LM1565's post:


OH MAH GAAAAH they exist!

SweetTatyana
11-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Oh yeah, ligers (male lion plus female tigers) are one of the more popular hybrid animals actually. They also have the Tigon (male tiger plus female lion) and both are actually fertile. They have actually even made a hybrid mixing either ligers or tigons with a lion or tiger lol. I think this is mainly done for behavioural research programs.

for information about other fun hybrids like the beefalo, wolphin and the cama:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_(biology)

nieh
11-13-2009, 11:31 AM
Oh yeah, ligers (male lion plus female tigers) are one of the more popular hybrid animals actually. They also have the Tigon (male tiger plus female lion) and both are actually fertile. They have actually even made a hybrid mixing either ligers or tigons with a lion or tiger lol. I think this is mainly done for behavioural research programs.

for information about other fun hybrids like the beefalo, wolphin and the cama:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_(biology)

I think I remember reading that they're actually normally NOT fertile, but there's exceptions (as is also the case for things like mules).

Sadly, they don't actually have skills in magic. =,0(

SweetTatyana
11-13-2009, 12:10 PM
Yeah there were actually a number of people who thought ligers couldn't reproduce but its the males are usually sterile, the females are usually fertile. I don't really know why but there have been offspring of females + lions or tigers that have survived