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Old 05-03-2015, 01:23 AM   #49
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Tom Clancy's EndWar...
In art and architecture, acutely vertical buildings are often seen as a symbol of masculinity and horizontal buildings are seen as more feminine..In the 19th century, Thomas Mical argues that surrealists "capitalized on the phallic symbolism of monuments such as the ancient Egyptian obelisk from Luxor in the Place de la Concorde or the Vendome Column" by "supplementing these phallic structures with female counterparts"..Jules Breton for example suggested moving the obelisk to La Villette abattoir and designing a large gloved hand of a woman holding the obelisk in a suggestive manner, and adapting the Vendome into a factory chimney with a nude woman climbing it..Phallic shrines are common in Far East Asia, especially in Buddhist parts of Korea and Japan where they are seen as symbols of fertility or prowess..Verticality and great height have ever been the spatial expression of potentially violent power"..Sigmund Freud metaphorically drew a comparison between "high achievement and the acquisition of wealth as building monuments to our penises"..The glans penis of a male cape ground squirrel is large with a prominent baculum..."Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air/Nelson stylites in Trafalgar Square/Reminds the British what once they were"..

Ypsilanti Water Tower in Ypsilanti, Michigan...

"All elongated objects," wrote Freud, "such as sticks, tree-trunks and umbrellas (the opening of these last being comparable to an erection) may stand for the male organ - as well as all long, sharp weapons, such as knives, daggers and pikes".. Another frequent though not entirely intelligible symbol of the same thing is a nail file - probably on account of the rubbing up and down..It is also a symbol of life, death, and rebirth.. The Jungian analyst Eugene Monick has coined the term "phallic resurrection" for the recurrent cycles of tumescence after detumescence..Each time the phallus explodes in orgasm, it dies, but it returns to life again and again..Hence the widespread existence of phallic worship.. It could be crudely sexual (as in the worship of Priapus), spiritual (Lingam of Shiva), regenerative (maypole), and resurrective ( Djed Pillar of Osiris and the Herm of the Ancient Greeks)...

In Clancy's EndWar, the Place de la Concorde is across the bridge from the spawn point and is a major firefight zone.. The zone is also showcased in the trailer, Russians use the square for cover and the Luxor Obelisk is heavily damaged..A nuclear terrorist attack occurs in Saudi Arabia in 2016, killing 6 million people and crippling the supply of oil from the Middle East, plunging the world into an unprecedented energy crisis.. The following year, the United States and the European Union sign the historic SLAMS (Space-Land-Air Missile Shield) Treaty, agreeing to co-develop technologies for a comprehensive, interlocking anti-ballistic missile system.. The U.S. and EU test-launch nuclear salvos against each other, which the SLAMS weapons completely destroy... separation from various societies is indicated by these blank spaces surrounding your diploma, clearly used at one time to display additional certificates...

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