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Advancement is a cultural/philosophical condition condition in which a true genius (an "Advanced Individual") creates piece of art that only other Advanced Individuals are capable of appreciating. As a necessary corrolary, the Non-Advanced will perceive the artistric product as bad. That which is Advanced cannot, under any circumstances, be intended as irony. Advancement (and all derviative word forms) must always, always be capitalized. This is highly Advanced English.

Coined by cultural theorist Chuck Klosterman.
Lou Reed; Evan Dando; David Byrne's cover of Whitney Houston's "I Want to Dance With Somebody"; Boy Meets World.

The Key to Advancement is that Advanced artists neither (a) do what is expected of them; or (b) do the opposite of what is expected of them.
by R.P. Quinn September 06, 2006

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