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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:02:20 am »
Been working 2nd shift 10 hour nights and it's exhausting and eating away at my time for here and most everything else. It will pay the bills though. I'm stamping out metal parts in a press shop. Last night I helped do 2500 wheel wells. My hands are adapting to the repetitive motion and my feet are made of leather so I'm actually not all that uncomfortable. I'm way behind on reading stuff here so I'll be picking through the threads piecemeal when I can. Just wanted you folks to know I'm doing ok and that I will still be around here from time to time. As a temp I'm not allowed overtime so I have Fridays off. That's probably when I'll be most involved here.

I'm spending most weekends with my GF! I'm pleased to say that I have a pretty great relationship going. It's done wonders for my mental outlook and motivation. It's nice to have someone to love again.

Glad to hear things have stabilized. I was worried about you.

I mean, the Doktor still hates you and prays nightly for an asteroid, but I was still worried.
Thanks for your concern man. I'm finally getting out of my long depression. I have to still take a bunch of meds, but it has worked pretty well and I'm back to living a life again. I'm hoping that my creative spark comes back soon. I want to tell tales and get my rant on. Hopefully with my change in outlook and a little encouragement I will be back on the horse in no time. My girl really likes the "Wizard" tales I've told her. I just have to get them written down. One step at a time.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:53:13 pm »
Been working 2nd shift 10 hour nights and it's exhausting and eating away at my time for here and most everything else. It will pay the bills though. I'm stamping out metal parts in a press shop. Last night I helped do 2500 wheel wells. My hands are adapting to the repetitive motion and my feet are made of leather so I'm actually not all that uncomfortable. I'm way behind on reading stuff here so I'll be picking through the threads piecemeal when I can. Just wanted you folks to know I'm doing ok and that I will still be around here from time to time. As a temp I'm not allowed overtime so I have Fridays off. That's probably when I'll be most involved here.

I'm spending most weekends with my GF! I'm pleased to say that I have a pretty great relationship going. It's done wonders for my mental outlook and motivation. It's nice to have someone to love again.

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:46:06 am »
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

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Apple Talk / Re: Allow me to introduce myself...
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:59:07 am »
You will notice that nowhere in that description does the word "Mexico" occur.

:banana:

Do you know what you're doing to my spare time?

When you necrobump a thread, I start reading it.  If it's interesting, I can end up reading the whole thing.  Then that thread links to another, and another, and the next thing I know, I'm reading about an orange eating contest and wondering what the hell kind of forum I've signed up for.

That "no grapefruit" rule is totally bogus.

 :lulz: :lulz: welcome to PD, greatest of the remaining ancient time vampires.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:39:14 pm »
Glad the fever is gone. The rest is just going to be your body cleaning up the mess. Just stay well hydrated man. Hope it clears up soon.

Since you're already dead though I got no real concerns, and neither do you.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:32:13 pm »
Sorry to hear that Dok. Also I hope your mom will be ok. Fuck cancer.

Also fuck whoever goes shooting transformers at 3 am. That's just rude.

Also also Cain if you've had a fever for 5 days you probably should have been in the hospital about3 days ago. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 09, 2018, 05:42:48 am »
I think I'm gonna take a break for a while.

What brings you to that? I ask because I've been lurking for a while and find myself questioning whether or not participating here is worth my time. I have not been able to create anything for a while now for some reason. I'd like to know your reasons to compare them to mine.

I don't think I can ever leave permanently, but a hiatus to focus on my own situation seems wise these days.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 28, 2018, 02:18:23 am »
Glad to hear it Dok!

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: August 19, 2018, 10:32:00 pm »
Republicultist™ says, “Truth isn’t truth.”

That was amazing, even for Rudy.  Nobody ever gets to make fun of Clinton's "definition of 'is'" ever again.

Some horror stories write themselves.
:golfclap:

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Agnosticism is intellectually lazy

As a Militant Agnostic it is my religious duty to be triggered by this to an extremist level.
A my boot grinds your cheek into the ground I'll proclaim agnosticism is the only truly intellectually honest stance.

Agnosticism is the correct answer to the right question.

This!

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:52:01 pm »
The moon landings found buildings.

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Apple Talk / Re: A Rare Moment of Introspection
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:28:57 pm »
I feel you on doubts about whether or not you're just fooling yourself in a different fashion and that perhaps, just maybe, there's no real difference between yourself and the other dumbasses. I've had only one real epiphany about it.

Thusly
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But in the meantime, I have to know how to act, so that I don't accidentally turn into something I don't want to be.  And the way I act is, "follow a set of principles, even if some or many or even MOST of the people involved mean absolutely nothing at all to me." 

It hit me watching Full Metal Jacket. The part where the one fella is like "Sir, I have realized that whatever my response is it will be wrong, and so I have decided to stick to my guns, sir!" Or words to that effect. The dude gets promoted. That's what struck me. That instructor had only one job, to teach those men how to die trying! I therefore have news for you that may save you undue rumination.

Doktor Howl you are wrong. Whatever your beliefs, they are also wrong. This applies to every single human on earth and you are one of us.


There's real freedom in this epiphany if you're strong and wise enough. You can laugh off almost anything. You can be wrong in whatever fashion you prefer. Nothing is True, so do as you see fit. The old Illuminated dogma may be a paradox but it is not incorrect. Paradoxes are part of reality. "I know only that I know nothing" was the most correct paradox Socrates, or anyone, ever uttered, but nobody likes it. Nobody realizes what that really means. It means Science is wrong and trying to correct what it can not by means of logic and reduction. All art is a fucking beautiful lie trying to cover up wrongness(often successfully). All faiths are vanity and a chasing after the wind. Even Nihilism and similar worldviews are straight up dead ends that may lead to a wasted life.

So what to do? Whatever seems best to you. Exactly what the fools do, but instead of a hollow smirk you have a knowing GRIN. You can be wrong HARDER, FASTER, BETTER than they ever will. Taking on 6 to 2 odds for example is stupid even for a trained fighter, but you'd DO IT anyway on PRINCIPAL. That's what the fools will not have, principals. Not real ones anyway. Yours can be MORE solid for your realization that you are wrong and have chosen to "stick to your guns." Principals are a weapon. The hardest of two otherwise equal weapons tends to prevail.

So yes you are wrong about yourself.
Yes, you are one of the dumbasses.(welcome to the club)
Yes you may come across as a tourist to various subcultures no matter what your intent.
Your "rationality" may well be as wrong as chemtrails, anti-vaxxers, Libertarians, or whatever. (I don't think this of you but it's quite possible)

That you are wrong is unimportant in itself, but realizing it poses a paradox all its own. If a dumbass realizes they are a dumbass are they still a dumbass?

I know only that I am a dumbass. Knowing that, I act anyway but with that tiny scrap of wisdom. This dumbass hopes that this was helpful to you in some way. Either way I said my piece on something I have thought about much of my life.



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Literate Chaotic / Re: Names, Dead and Living
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:58:32 pm »
I am an uncut diamond.

I'm an industrial grade diamond.

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:50:09 pm »
Yah
-CHOO
(Actually the secret name of God if done properly)

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