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Transbelief Dialogue 33, Minnehaha Pkwy @ Bronze Bunny: "Symbolism of Superman"

  • Jul 28, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Welcome to our 33rd Transbelief Dialogue & Nature Walk, where we follow Aristotle's path of peripatetically discussing our differences. It's been called "Mindwalk + My Dinner with Andre!" This time, our Nature Walk-n-Talk will stroll east down Minnehaha Creek from the Bronze Bunny Sculpture on Portland and 50th Street, at 2:00pm Sunday, July 28. After our stroll, we'll detour a few blocks north on Chicago Ave to Pepitos, at 4820 Chicago Ave, for Mexican after-dinner!

This Meetup is part of our group's recurring forum, The Dialogium, for facilitative, reasoning dialogue between FMCOR's very different folks!

And what will be the topic for our Dialogium 32 at Minnehaha Creek? Suggested by an FMCOR member, it'll be a "super" topic! We'll be discussing...

 

"The Symbolism of Superman"

 

As we stroll Minnehaha Creek we'll tackle these issues:

  • What Judaic mythic creature underlied Joe Schuster's DC character, "Superman"?
  • What traits does Superman share (or not share) with Nietszche's "Ubermensch"?
  • Must a Superman be inextricably linked to "Truth, Justice, and The American Way"?
  • How did the Uberman get inextricably linked to Nazism?
  • Why were Soviet sculptures of communist farmers portrayed as huge & heroic?
  • Who'd get the most votes today for being the one person closest to a "Superman"?
  • What's up with comparing Supes to Jesus?!
  • What mythos does Supes' being orphaned or an immigrant represent?
  • What myths does Kryptonite come from?
  • Would a world ruled by Superman be bad? Or good?
  • Why must every Superman have a Lex Luthor? What myth does Lex come from?
  • (And why in heck is Lex bald?)
  • Isn't Lex a good guy for protecting humanity from arrogant aliens?
  • What modern myths has Superman inspired?
  • If you could be Superman (or Superwoman), would you? Should you?
  • Would you rather be Superman, or Batman? Or another superhero/villain? Why?
  • What would a world without the dream of being a Superman be like?

Don't miss FMCOR's Dialogium 33, on Sunday, July 28, 2-4pm, to tell us how YOU see the Symbolism of Superman!

 

Logistics: Let us know when you RSVP if you need a carpool ride.

After our 2:00-4:00 p.m. Walk-n-Talk, those who've worked up an appetite (or need to warm up) will join us at Pepitos for after-dinner.

Invite your friends for our Walk & Talk -- the more different we are, the more enlightening our conversation!

Hoping to see (and hear!) you at our Dialogium 33 on "The Symbolism of Superman!" -- RSVP "Yes" today!

 

 

 


(When you RSVP, please tell us: 1) If you want a carpool ride to and from our Meetup & Dinner; 2) If you need monetary assistance to attend our after-dinner; and 3) If you have suggestions for a question you'd like FMCOR to discuss at a later Dialogium.

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  • Kristin

    Beautiful weather for a walk and good conversation!

    July 28, 2013

  • David J.

    Great dialogue and great company. This was worth the drive.

    July 28, 2013

  • Frank B.

    Diverse discussion about an unusual topic; thanks, all! (And welcome to our new participants, David, David J., and Ralph!)

    July 28, 2013

  • Frank B.

    Hi Gina, any side street is good for parking. Don't park on Portland itself, as it's a bit busy with traffic. If you park on one of the thin frontage roads, such as the one next to and south of the bunny, park just on one side (the south side) of that road, so that other cars can pass your parked car.

    July 27, 2013

  • David L W.

    I have an important intervu on Tuesday (and Monday) and it just came up yesterday so I need to prep for it.

    July 27, 2013

    • Frank B.

      We'll miss your input, David; but good luck with your interview!

      July 27, 2013

  • Gina

    Where do we park for the meetup?

    July 27, 2013

    • Frank B.

      Any side street is good for parking. Don't park on Portland itself, as it's a bit busy with traffic. If you park on one of the thin frontage roads, such as the one next to and south of the bunny, park just on one side (the south side) of that road, so that other cars can pass your parked car.

      July 27, 2013

  • Frank B.

    Hi FMCORites -- Paul Douglas' weather forecasts predict "Sunny and pleasant" (high 70s) for Sunday. And Minnehaha Creek is guaranteed kryptonite-free! RSVP "Yes" and join us! [Hi Tom -- "solid maybe" plans are always superior to "fully liquid" (or even worse, "gaseous") plans. Hope you'll be able to join us.]

    July 22, 2013

  • Tom

    I'm a solid maybe. My plans will firm up next week.

    July 21, 2013

  • Frank B.

    Hi David, guests are most welcome! Bring as many as would like to participate!

    July 15, 2013

  • David L W.

    I'm not sure who, but I'd like to bring a guest.

    July 13, 2013

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