Plutarch wrote:I saw that it was to be read as 'I'm so meta, even this acronym is meta' but as I don't know what it means to be 'meta' this didn't get me very far. The wikipedia article on 'meta' hasn't enlightened me.
thret wrote:This may be the best XKCD ever.
Anyone who hasn't read GEB is of course, living in sin.
StratPlayer wrote:Fewer and fewer people writing more and more about less and less. If this trend continues, eventually it will be nobody writing everything about nothing.
karanj wrote:Plutarch wrote:I saw that it was to be read as 'I'm so meta, even this acronym is meta' but as I don't know what it means to be 'meta' this didn't get me very far. The wikipedia article on 'meta' hasn't enlightened me.
Why do I get the feeling I'm risking a "whoosh" here?
Plutarch, meta is the commonly used prefix for self-referential; it says so right in the Wikipedia article.
What does it mean to say 'I'm so meta?'
He emptied-out his eardrums, I emptied-out mine
And everybody knows that the very last line is,
'The doctor said, "Give him jug band music, it seems to make him feel just fine."'
chrth wrote:I humbly admit I failed to finish GEB. My brain simply doesn't work that way. I've read a few Umberto Eco books, tho, does that help my case?
dp2 wrote:I've heard it argued that at least some of M Night Shyamalan's movies are meta-stories.
The Sixth Sense is a ghost story about ghosts telling (their personal) stories
Unbreakable is a comic book movie where comic books are key to the plot
uncivlengr wrote:I read GEB to the point where he starts hinting at the notion that a large portion of the end of a book may just be meaningless filler to disguise the true ending of the book.
dysprog wrote:TITRIOTSRJ: the 'tit riot' part makes perfect sense but what does the 'SRJ' mean?