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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1050 on: February 22, 2017, 01:15:31 am »
I ate an orange today in quiet contemplation. It was an expensive "sumo citrus" brand orange that was almost unnaturally sweet and had almost no rind. Like a gigantic tangerine. I was reminded of the satsunas Junkenstein mentioned to me once. It may have been that type. It had loose easy to peel skin. It was a sweet moment taken to mark a bitter one.


I did it in quiet remembrance
Of how quickly the world shifts
And of the unspeakable gifts
That we are to each other
In this moment of love we have
And the moments only we are

Too soon to be only a quiet remembrance.
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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1051 on: February 22, 2017, 01:30:41 am »
It is interesting, this orange-as-sacrament evolution.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1052 on: February 22, 2017, 01:34:22 am »
I just told a bunch of people about the orange eating contest, and Cram's, Vex's, and TWJ's experiences with it.

They don't seem to want to play. I can't imagine why.
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1053 on: February 22, 2017, 01:45:18 am »
It is interesting, this orange-as-sacrament evolution.

The thought hit me when I saw the pile of oranges at apparently ridiculous markup and having seen the reminder of your loss on FB earlier something clicked. I bought one and set it aside at my friend's place to go meet with an old friend and otherwise carry on with my day. I figured after sundown would be best to sit quietly and eat. Eventually I felt compelled to the writing. I'd thought to try right away but nothing was there to write. I helped my friends bring in groceries and receive a package full of keepsakes from one of their grandmothers(they're married). At some point I realized that I felt the urge to write, and that was the result.

I could go on at length about symbolism, but that didn't even matter.
Sooner or later all we have is how we remember.


I just told a bunch of people about the orange eating contest, and Cram's, Vex's, and TWJ's experiences with it.

They don't seem to want to play. I can't imagine why.

Call them weak little terrified namby-pamby babies TOO AFRAID to eat the ORANGES! See if that helps. Cramulus was much better at the provocative shit-talk part of the rites.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1054 on: February 22, 2017, 02:16:55 am »
I just told a bunch of people about the orange eating contest, and Cram's, Vex's, and TWJ's experiences with it.

They don't seem to want to play. I can't imagine why.

They don't know what they're missing.

I mean, if they did they would be relieved, but the fact remains that they don't know.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1055 on: February 22, 2017, 02:31:13 am »
I just told a bunch of people about the orange eating contest, and Cram's, Vex's, and TWJ's experiences with it.

They don't seem to want to play. I can't imagine why.

They don't know what they're missing.

I mean, if they did they would be relieved, but the fact remains that they don't know.

 :lol: True.
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1056 on: September 20, 2017, 08:01:45 am »
http://www.sciencealert.com/how-12-000-tonnes-of-dumped-orange-peel-produced-something-nobody-imagined

What better place to put an article about 12,000 tonnes of orange peel than the thread that has produced the most on this forum?
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1057 on: September 20, 2017, 03:43:56 pm »
And lo Freeky did bump the thread
And the dread ORANGES set to rustle
My stomach to turning and arse did clench


... not again. Never again! Sweet Goddess no!!  :aaa:
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
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Re: FUCKING ORANGE EATING CONTEST
« Reply #1058 on: September 21, 2017, 08:15:37 am »
 :lulz: Sorry
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in