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Plot Key Tattoo

The adventurer doesn't get a tattoo.
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The theme of this tattoo parlor is dark humor with well thumbed paperbacks by 19th and 20th century writers. An antique vacuum nobody notices hides behind a potted plant. The floor is patterned to resemble a a staircase, but that's not important. An old man sits by the door and tugs on your pant leg when you leave.
rcarty, Nov 24 2014


       Vacuum cleaner, or actual vacuum?   

       "Of course, some dealers will dilute the genuine antique vacuum with spurious, mass-produced nothing that only hasn't been there since last week."   

       Anyway, [+]. It's one of your more pleasing hallucinations; shades of Escher.
pertinax, Nov 24 2014

       That's the other managerie. lets try to keep it between manageries.
rcarty, Nov 24 2014

       Film at 11. (Do they still use film to make the news ?)
popbottle, Nov 25 2014

       Can someone translate the in-joke to us out-of-towners?
RayfordSteele, Nov 25 2014

       That's not my pant leg!
bungston, Nov 25 2014

       // managerie //   

       Sounds like a cage or pen filled with dangerous managers, which is in itself an excellent idea.
8th of 7, Nov 25 2014

       //That's not my pant leg!//   


       oops menagerie. Anyway it still continues to be one of the most relevant ideas. In the annals of hallucination and analogy human and non human animals are all animals, so the relationship to menagerie offers a sort of analytical realm that can be useful. For example a non domesticated animal requires a cage, a domesticated animal requires a handler or master. Then there are the human animals who range in fascination from the circus attendee on one end to the positivist on the other which is a major issue of anthrozoology. So 8thof7 comment on managers in a cage may sound strange but in a way humans can be caged in interesting ways, and managers are definitely the kind of people who are. So in a way if human society can looked at with a discerning eye we can see how it is made out of various spectators and various cages.
rcarty, Nov 26 2014

       Cages not needed. Muzzles perhaps.   

       //I think it's an oblique reference to Godel's undecidability theorem, juxtaposed with a Kiergaardian self-referentialism.//   

       Now don't you start talking like him. Come back, man. Don't go near the light! Stay away from the light!
RayfordSteele, Nov 26 2014


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