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p.t.i., a post for any laker-haters out there

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Since I’m sure you’re dying to know – here’s what I think of the NBA finals – blah.  My team’s out, so I mostly I don’t care.  But I’ve been half-heartedly pulling for the Lakers to crush the living daylights out of the Magic, for the reasons listed below:

#1.  Orlando beat the Cavs.  The Cavs were my original pick to win.   Orlando should lose.

#2.  Every time I see those Nike ads with the LeBron and Kobe puppets, I get sad all over again for the Cavs.  Poor Cleaveland!  Orlando should lose.

#3.  Florida sucks.  I don’t think I need to explain why California is way better than Florida.  Orlando should lose.

#4.  Tiger Woods, you’re cheering for Orlando?  I’m disappointed in you.  Orlando should lose!

Yeah, the Lakers are hard to like – but if the items listed above aren’t enough to convince you to root for them,  perhaps the fact that the Orlando Magic are really just a right-wing front will be???  I can’t think of a better reason to hope for resounding Laker victory over Orlando.  In Orlando.  In four.


Written by rarface

June 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Posted in sports (seriously)

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  1. Kobe is lame as is the fact that anyone who has ever stepped foot in LA has suddenly become a diehard laker fan and makes that known by updating their facebook status every fifteen minutes…

    Sober Capitalist

    June 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm

  2. The Sober Capitalist conforms to his class position nicely. All Marxists should be lucky to have such transparent objects of analysis.

    Let is consider the comment, “Kobe is lame” (A is B). This declarative statement transmutes a logical aesthetic judgment into a political position. (For the purposes of my argument, I will assume that a position on the series — i.e. which team one supports — is a political position a posteriori. The reason will become clear later on.) Only from a bourgeois position that considers itself universal is this position defensible. Aesthetic judgments that claim universal validity necessarily presuppose the existence of a “universal” class, which “assents” to the validity of the judgment. Within the current stage of capitalist development, that class could only be the bourgeoisie.

    From the first declaration, it either follows, or is concurrently true, that a mere passing acquaintance with Los Angeles is enough to transform a diffident spectator into a “diehard [sic] [L]aker fan.” We may presume that the Sober Capitalist, 1) considers himself to be more than passingly acquainted with Los Angeles and, therefore, 2) he is more qualified to make a judgment about which team to support. The Sober Capitalist evinces an intra-class resentment that mystifies the fundamental consent which keeps his class together as a whole. For the Sober Capitalist, a position is necessarily determined by one’s place of origin. In other words, spectator sports have ceased to involve spectatorship: one’s birth is one’s position. Even Marxists are not so dogmatic regarding human will and free choice within the realm of aesthetics.

    Finally, it is utterly mystifying — if not concrete evidence of the thoroughgoing decay of the bourgeoisie — that the Sober Capitalist has ignored the most salient aspect of the post to which he was responding: namely, the right-wing bonafides of the Orlando Magic. Only a bourgeois susceptible to confusing aesthetic claims with political ones could allow his reason to fall so precipitously into error. (This is what Kant called “dialectic.”)


    June 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    • Who gave you access to a computer?

      Sober Capitalist

      June 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    • Nikil is lame.

      Sober Capitalist

      June 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

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