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03-11-2014, 10:47 PM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2014 08:14 AM by ghostexorcist.)
Destroy This Mad Brute (WWI propaganda poster)
I created the following PowerPoint presentation for a brief talk I gave for my university's primatology club. It uses a WWI propaganda poster (below) as a centerpiece to explore cultural perceptions of apes, particularly chimps and gorillas, from throughout history. I've added more to it since the presentation. I still need to add a conclusion at the end (something I'll do later), but it's complete enough to post here. Enjoy.

http://www.slideshare.net/ghostexorcist/...-mad-brute

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05-11-2014, 08:05 PM
RE: Destroy This Mad Brute (WWI propaganda poster)
I focus on western folklore in the slide, but it's interesting to note that the Chinese also have legends of primates, specifically "White Apes", abducting woman.
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06-11-2014, 12:06 AM
RE: Destroy This Mad Brute (WWI propaganda poster)
In my life I never meet an ape much weirder than the human.

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06-11-2014, 02:56 AM
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And the Mad Brute is holding... what?





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06-11-2014, 06:30 AM
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I don't see the reason to destroy him... It looks like he crossed the ocean to bring America Culture and fair women. Seems like a nice positive immigration poster to me.

Well I don't know much about ape lore, but monkey lore definitely has it's place in paralleling humans in Chinese folklore

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06-11-2014, 06:39 AM
RE: Destroy This Mad Brute (WWI propaganda poster)
Pretty sure the model for the poster was a wet koala.

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06-11-2014, 11:03 AM
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(06-11-2014 06:30 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I don't see the reason to destroy him... It looks like he crossed the ocean to bring America Culture and fair women. Seems like a nice positive immigration poster to me.

Well I don't know much about ape lore, but monkey lore definitely has it's place in paralleling humans in Chinese folklore

I guess that is one way to read it. The slide actually explains what "Kultur" means (it's different from "Culture"). I'm actually a big fan of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, the main character of the Chinese classic Journey to the West. I started a thread on it a while ago.

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...o-the-West
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06-11-2014, 02:57 PM
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A few more references amongst this lot:




And if you are still in need of a conclusion you can pose the question...

What happen when Liberty/Columbia succumbs to the mad brute?

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06-11-2014, 03:47 PM
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(06-11-2014 02:57 PM)DLJ Wrote:  A few more references amongst this lot:




And if you are still in need of a conclusion you can pose the question...

What happen when Liberty/Columbia succumbs to the mad brute?

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FUCKING GENIUS! I never would have thought of that. Golf clap to you, good sir.



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06-11-2014, 07:04 PM
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(06-11-2014 02:57 PM)DLJ Wrote:  A few more references amongst this lot:




And if you are still in need of a conclusion you can pose the question...

What happen when Liberty/Columbia succumbs to the mad brute?

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I added the video of the art exhibit to the slide. It actually supports a statement I make towards the end. I'll add the Planet of the Apes picture and some closing words the end later. Thanks again.
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