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The Slush Pile (DFC-404) (1998)
KAK Score: 66
KAK Under the Influence Density: 1.47
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SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
*The Slush Pile* (DFC-404)
-- Away goes humor down the drain
Two of the children watch their mom washing the dishes. A mixed
message of domestic life. Raw captions passed along by an Editor.
A simple portrayal of domestic life becomes a traversal through the
well-trodden portions of the Difficult Zone minefield.
The double-hyphenated commercial vocabulary is multiply presented.
The most foul of foul "relatives" rears his useless heads (both the
big one and the small) five times. And other Difficult material is
plentiful although there is no direct parroting of the Spinnwebe site,
at least none that I noticed. There are complaints about the quality
of the drawing, and multiple redundant catchphrases, such as David
Bowman's Exit Line and the four-letter locational descriptor.
Presentation of various drugs and children's sexuality is prevalent.
The brothers of the children are presented as having been killed.
And the white space in the drawing appears both with and without the
four letter descriptor a few times.Numbered item in a series
On the plus side, enumeration of a series was limited to a single
instance this time. There was only one haiku, and in spiteof Thel's
presence, we were not presented with the ten-letter maternal epithet,
with or without the hyphenated descriptor.
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Summary/Commentary for a full accounting of the subject captions. This
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Findings/Scoring section below.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.
Numeration/ Series (N):
Uncle Roy/Oral Mouthing (U):
Five uses of the most foul of the foul "relatives"
Four uses of children's oral positioning
Two uses of Thel's history in an "adult" profession
Two suggestions of Thel as a non-biological simulacrum
Two instances of a parent under the influence
The ability to mesmerize with one's hair
Five references to the empty portion of the drawing, three using
the four-letter vocabulary
The bipolar brothers from Highlights
A reference to dikplay, without any tripping
Two uses of the four-letter locational descriptor to situate a
David Bowman's final words
Several mentions of lesbian themes, both direct and indirect
Five citations of commercials, four of which reference a soap product
Monty Python rewording
Three cases of the doubly hyphenated hygenic minimizer
Spinnwebe Parroting (S):
Twice characters talk about the DFC
Reference to a DFC Editor
Artistry with Language (A):
Intentionally bad free verse poem
Keane Play (K):
Three "cute" mispronunciations, one of which involved pasta
Eight references to Bil's drawing ability or how objects
An additional citing of misperspective
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