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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:53 am 
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piper909 wrote:
... Too abstract.

Yeah. Moore and Gibbons wouldn't want to delve into anything abstract. :roll: (By the way, I think the idea of the floating elephant as a symbol of the Republican Party hovering over the city is brilliant.)

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the whole weekend i was trying to remember what the phrase (which i found incredibly familiar) "like a purple elephant" meant, and it came to me this morning, i'm pretty sure if something is a purple elephant it basically means it is impossible to ignore.

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Burgers N Borscht wrote:
piper909 wrote:
... Too abstract.

Yeah. Moore and Gibbons wouldn't want to delve into anything abstract. :roll: (By the way, I think the idea of the floating elephant as a symbol of the Republican Party hovering over the city is brilliant.)


Touche! I should have used a better term than "abstract" but it was late and I was tired. Rather, I think it is easy to confuse applicability with intent. Readers can identify connections and symbolism even where none was originally intended by the creators. Doesn't make it wrong necessarily. But the creators are frequently bemused when the public sees things in their work that was never put there on purpose. Sometimes these are red herrings but sometimes they add to the fabric of the whole in a way the creators never foresaw. The mark of a true multi-textured work of art is the way it engages the imagination of the viewer.

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