Posted by: Nathan | March 15, 2007

Postmodern Essay Generator

If there is one thing that is true* about Postmodernism, it is that its writers, philosophers and historians write horrendous prose. Having spent the last couple of months diving into this interesting/nebulous/disturbing arena of thought, I was much amused to find that some one has generated a postmodern essay generator. At the bottom, one reads, “The essay you have just seen is completely meaningless and was randomly generated by the Postmodernism Generator.” Not that one could tell the difference (should I say differance?) anyway. Here’s a section I got entitled “Deconstructing Foucault: Dialectic Postcapitalist Theory, Lyotardist Narrative and Objectivism:”

“Class is fundamentally impossible,” says Debord. The premise of Sontagist camp states that the purpose of the observer is social comment. However, the subject is interpolated into a textual deconstruction that includes reality as a reality.

Baudrillard suggests the use of submodernist theory to deconstruct and analyse society. Thus, any number of situationisms concerning Sontagist camp exist.

The subject is contextualised into a submodernist theory that includes sexuality as a totality. In a sense, the characteristic theme of the works of Spelling is a postcultural paradox.

If dialectic postcapitalist theory holds, we have to choose between Sontagist camp and the capitalist paradigm of context. However, Marx promotes the use of submodernist theory to challenge sexism.

LOL!!!! Obviously I’m a big nerd for loving this so much.

*Of course I realize that all truth is socially constructed**, which of course also assumes a positive, self-referential “I.” Naturally, anyone can deconstruct the latent assumptions of a given truth-claim. What we really need to do is seek the truth that (doesn’t) exist between the extreme true and false.

**Except this truth?


  1. Good post, though, and I say this with all kinds of brotherly love, you really are a big nerd:)

  2. Hilarious!

  3. “However, the subject is interpolated into a textual deconstruction that includes reality as a reality”…whoa, that’s deep…

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