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Lifestream meaningless cliches

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For maximum embarrassment, world-sourced covert video recording and live uploading might provide enough of an end- to-end barrage of material, live, as it happens. The video material would simply feature various people about to — oh, and look, they do — spout some ridiculously flawed cliche that actually has no meaning.

The idea is that this is a live channel and there’s almost certain to be a constant supply of knob-ends worldwide that can be live-streamed in the act of saying something like “the elephant in the room” whereupon they’re asked to actually show us the elephant in the room. No, an actual elephant. I can’t see any elephant. There isn’t an elephant in this room is there. No there isn’t.

Participants would simply point their phones (or Panasonic AJ- PX380, if they have theirs handy) at the source of falsifiable cliches safe in the knowledge that one is just about to come along.

I suspect this could turn out to be a seamless art piece, with pretty much no gaps. Forever.

Ian Tindale, Apr 19 2015

The live streaming mentioned here could be useful for this Metaphor_20Actualisation_20Agency
[hippo, Apr 19 2015]

overused metaphor thesaurus Overused_20Metaphor_20Thesaurus
[theircompetitor, Apr 24 2015]


       So not enough variance and randomness. Plug in a nice hot cup of tea.
wjt, Apr 19 2015

       This is definitely a best-in-class idea which will take the art world by storm.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 19 2015

       "the bomb before the firestorm"
FlyingToaster, Apr 19 2015

       This idea is literally world-shattering.
pocmloc, Apr 19 2015

       We've got to eat the elephant in the room one bite at a time, but don't count your castles in the air before they're hatched.
hippo, Apr 19 2015

       No votes? +1
po, Apr 24 2015

MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 24 2015

       // almost certain to be a constant supply of knob-ends worldwide //   

       "almost" ? If ever there was a foregone conclusion, that's it ...
8th of 7, Apr 24 2015

       So... the re-use of figures of speech identifies knob-ends as such?   

       On the one hand, fairness requires that [Ian Tindale] be asked to show us his actual knob-end at this point. On the other hand, I don't want him to.   

       It's a tricky one.
pertinax, Apr 27 2015

       Knob-ends gonna knob...ahh, end.
zen_tom, Apr 28 2015


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