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Messages - LMNO, PhD (life continues)

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It's too damn complicated to explain...  When you get home, just check it out.  I mean.  URGH.


People are the worst.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Swingers
« on: Yesterday at 03:35:39 pm »
Yeah.  I thought I was the bomb-diggity when I was younger, and then when it was pointed out that I was a selfish prick, it was a (series of ever-escalating) shocks, until I figured out that, yeah, I'm not the person I want to be, I'm the person I am.

But it wasn't until even later than that when I figured out that it's not a switch that gets flipped, it's like a seawall in constant need of maintanance.

Still working on it, and I'm growing more comfortable with that.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Yesterday at 01:41:14 am »
Well, are YOU the Hardest Worker in Britain?









Didn't think so.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 28, 2015, 07:28:50 pm »
Oh, I forgot to mention: The prize for winning is 23,000 pounds, what they consider to be "the average yearly worker's salary (outside London)".

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 28, 2015, 06:44:18 pm »
The British are no longer allowed to mock American television.

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BBC Two explores the front line of our nation's low wage economy in this new series which follows Brits from across the country through a series of real-world jobs to find Britainís Hardest Worker.

These jobs will take place both out in the workplace and within the confines of a specially created factory, a warehouse space which over the course of five episodes will be transformed to cover the UK's largest blue collar sectors.

The contestants are all there for one reason: to make money. The least effective workers will be asked to leave until only one is left, to be declared Britainís Hardest Worker.

The series will tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time: why is British productivity low? Is the benefits system providing many with a reason not to work or hindering their working opportunity? Is the hidden truth about immigrants simply that they work harder than Brits Ė and we need them as much as they need us - or are they simply prepared to work for a lower wage? And have the young simply not inherited the work ethic of older generations or have working conditions just got too hard? Who in Britain still knows how to graft? Itís time to find out.


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METAPHOR TIME!


I am correct in believing that if I let go of my pencil, it will fall to the ground.

Should it matter that I believe it falls to the ground because a tiny demon grabs it and carries it there?

Should I question those beliefs if, for example, someone tries to explain the relationship of mass and gravity?

I suppose it doesn't matter though, I am correct about what will happen to the pencil when I let go of it.  Better not to question why.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Swingers
« on: May 28, 2015, 03:27:34 am »
How about a half bag of monogamous dicks?

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Since when is
I'll have to give it some thought.

some abandonment of principle? 

I, for one, believe people should be thinking about their principles ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

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I think his reaction was fairly normal for someone who has become aware that their ideological point of view has the potential of being biased due to racial contexts.

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On another note, my dog died. I have a QA up at OHSU and a class and then I will bury him. EFO is coming home for the burial.

Ah, shit.

Sorry to hear that, Nigel.

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You couldn't find anything? Bill Murray? Mr Rogers? Doctor Strangelove? Not even Siouxie Sioux?

Mr Rogers is above all that nonsense.

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You couldn't find anything? Bill Murray? Mr Rogers? Doctor Strangelove? Not even Siouxie Sioux?

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Nah, it's a sports thing. Used in tournaments, the winner of the matchup advances to compete against other winners, etc.

The joke here's that the things "competing" are only related by similar sounding names and/or pop culture references, and "better" is completely subjective.

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Oof.  Tough call.

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