Are People Copy Machines?

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Nina Paley (profile) says:

Re: Re: Heh....

Note: the following is wholesale copyright infringement. –NP
Ape Man by the Kinks

I think I’m so sophisticated
‘cos I’m living my life as a
good homo sapiens.
But all around me
ev’rybody’s multiplying

And they’re walking
round like flies man.
So I’m no better than the animals
Sitting in the cages in the zoo man

‘cos compared to the
flowers and the birds
And the trees
I am an APEMAN.
I think I’m so educated
and I’m so civilised

‘cos I’m a strict vegetarian.
And with the over
And inflation and
starvation and the crazy politicans.

I don’t feel safe in this world no more,
I don’t want to die
in a nuclear war.
I want to sail away to
a distant shore
And make like an APEMAN.

I’m an APE
I’m an APE MAN.
I’m a king-kong man
I’m a voodoo man
I’m a APE MAN.

‘cos compared to the sun
that sits in the sky
Compared to the clouds
as they roll by
Compared to the bugs and
the spiders and flies
I am an ape man.

In man’s evolution he has created
The cities and the
motor traffic rumble

But give me half a chance
and I’d be taking of my clothes
and living in the jungle.
But the only time that
I feel at ease
Swinging up and down in
the coconut trees.
what alife of luxury to
be like an APE MAN.
I’m an APE MAN
I’m an APE
I’m an APE MAN.
I’m a king-kong man
I’m a voodoo man
I’m a Ape MAN.

I look out of the window
but I can’t see the sky
The air polution is a
fucking up my eyes
I want to get out of
this city alive
And make like an APE MAN.

Come and love me
be my APE MAN girl
And we’ll be so happy in
my APE MAN world.
I’m an APE MAN
I’m an APE
I’m an APE MAN.
I’m a king-kong man
I’m a voodoo man
I’m a APE MAN.

I’ll be your Tarzan
you’ll be my Jane
I’ll keep you warm and
you’ll keep me sane
We’ll sit in the trees
and eat bananas
All day just like an APE MAN.

I don’t feel safe in this world no more,
I don’t want to die
in a nuclear war.
I want to sail away to
a distant shore
And make like an APEMAN.

DCL says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Heh....

how things just “played out” for me is kinda funny…

Scanning the comments I didn’t get the reference Dark Helmet was referring to and skipped over the link from shmengie then saw Nina posted the lyrics and started reading them and saw they were credited to the Kinks… sooo….

…being a fan of other Kinks music I went back to the link I skipped before but had noticed was from grooveshark so was probably the music…. clicked the link and was pleasantly surprised by the grooveshark experience (had never used it)…

…as the music played I read along with the lyrics Nina had posted…. about halfway down came to the conclusion I really really liked the song and went to Amazon for the buy (finished my purchase before the song was done and it is waiting in my cloud storage to be moved to my Android device)…

… by the time I got done with the lyrics I read the comment I just replied to and laughed since my behavior from the experience of reading the lyrics posted was exactly opposite of what the AC stated (I am hoping I just missed the sarcasm tags).

Ok I am done…. thanks for reading!

AJ says:

I think i get it......

Because people are trained from birth to reproduce the behavior, mannerisms, lifestyle… etc etc of our parents/people that come before us, it feels natural for us to copy things.

Think about it, Simon says, tracing, puzzles, acting out our favorite characters (pretending)… all are part of growing up, and all are a form of copying of some sort. We are trained from birth that copying is a normal part of being human and growing up.

No wonder we have such a hard time understanding copyright! It goes against everything we’ve been taught as children…

I think this is where I’m supposed to let loose with a “SOMEONE PLEEEEAAASSSEEEEEE, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!”

Zot-Sindi says:

Re: I think i get it......

i didn’t spend much time in school (homeschooled, mainly) but for the very very short time i was there i recall very vividly being taught how to share

infact if you DIDN’T share it was considered selfish in a bad way aswell as sort of rude

neither of my parents where really aware of this copyright fiasco and told me you could pretty much use/copy/download/modify/share whatever, i still to this day have a hard time explaining the truth to them, they aren’t the only ones, it seems that for most people it’s completely unthinkable

it was crazy for the 8 year old me at the time to go from learning sharing/copying/modifying/downloading/whatever was perfectly OK and then seeing a COMPLETE 180 shift over to the exact opposite

oh yeah, i was supposed to just “know” that it is like that, i got into a lot of trouble in those early days for it too, nevermind it went against everything i was taught directly

didn’t these people ever go to school????

Zot-Sindi says:

Re: We need aliens to arrive so we can copy their tech.

funny you say that

i’ve ripped whole meshes and particles off maps for games and reimplemented them in a way that was hell of a lot more creative than the original use

new? the majority of it was all made my me from scratch, i decided to use these things because i didn’t really know how to make my own plus they where exaclty what i was looking for why reinvent the wheel when it’s laying RIGHT. THERE?

a few little assests do not make or break how “new” a new work of art is, even though some of the pieces are copied

what’s more important is what you do with them

Zot-Sindi says:

Re: Re: We need aliens to arrive so we can copy their tech.

so basically…

copying is a balancing act, if you know how to use it in art properly it is extremely useful to produce new works because it saves you lots of time, which i can use to make MORE new things from scratch

copy the old and sprinkle it in, kind of like a spice or sauce, use it to enhance a dish that would otherwise be kind of flat without it

i COULD make my own spice but i COULD also stop using salt or pepper in my food and just make my own spice… out of… …something… by the time that’s been figured out i could’ve just used the damn salt & pepper, cooked it, ate it and went to the toilet already

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