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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Boyd Bushman | Deathbed Disclosure
« on: Today at 08:11:36 am »
Good discussion. Hmmm, so my odds are now swinging towards "Spooks keeping a brilliant engineer hooked on alien-stories" as the background o this (dude doesn't seem like the kind of guy to attempt a mind-fuck, but who knows).

What better way to keep an absolute genius who might also be mildly prone to delusions 100% on board?

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That said, nice pics. I really like your pics.

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oh also, i had an honest question for the thread. I have had this profile on OKC for years now, with minimal success (few real dates, and even fewer message responses) I haven't really updated it in a while and i was wondering if i should just tweak the stuff thats changed in the meantime(for instance, I've now got my BA and am no longer a student) or start over from scratch. I've got a rough draft for a new profile, but first i'd like to know what you guys think. here it is:

 https://www.okcupid.com/profile/Chelagoras

Quick thoughts:

Remove the part where you say you're in the process of revising. Everyone is, all the time, and it makes your reader wonder what important things you  haven't included, such as a marriage.

Change your age parameters to include as many years up as you do down. This might just be me, but when I was in your age bracket, when I saw a guy a couple years older than me who is willing to date like six years below his age but only two years over, I dismissed him as a shallow fuck who would probably find me too old anyway.

Get rid of "I know, everyone's a psych major, but I'm serious about mine" unless you are specifically seeking to alienate other psych majors.

Get rid of "look us up!" because condescending.

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Ugh.

I can conceive of scenarios in which this dude is not wrong. Very rare and very extreme. But it's that extreme part that would make the line "I'm not here to help you cheat on your wife" burn a hole through what would already be a pretty imperiled heart.

I would really love to hear a version of reality where people are wrong for calling cheating cheating.

Yeah, I can't. And I play pretty fast and loose, if you know what I mean.

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WHAT A PEACH!

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: Yesterday at 10:04:12 pm »
Sorry for the short answer, I'd take more time with it but I'm supposed to be doing homework right now.  :lulz:

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: Yesterday at 10:03:19 pm »
Thanks a lot for answering.
I think I've just got this weird appreciation of Discordian philosophy but at the same time an extreme desire for a neat explanation of it, which I guess isn't really the idea.
I think I think I like Discordianism but I'm not yet really feeling it. So right now I'm just trying to expose myself to it and hope it rubs off.
Maybe you could give me one or two tips about how this forum works too?
For example, in a situation like this, would a PM have been more appropriate? And what are these different boards actually about?
The Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska?

Posting it was perfectly appropriate. The best thing I can really suggest is to poke around and try  to get a feel for the topics that are posted and the conversations that ensue. A lot of the board titles are based on topics of conversation, ie. in-jokes, and are ever-evolving.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: QG's Cookie Recipe Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:00:05 pm »
Fuck! I thought I put the Apricot bastards recipe here!

Uh-oh.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: Yesterday at 08:46:36 pm »
As the old saw goes, ask any five Discordians a question and you'll get seven answers.

I personally don't think anyone can show you how to become a "true Discordian". I don't even believe in the bastards. I'd be happy to talk about stuff with you, though, and answer questions to the best of my ability.

  • Discordianism might still be "that" drug-centered. I'm not sure how drug-centered you're thinking, but I'm pretty sure some Discordans use drugs to some extent or other. No, you don't have to be a pothead to be a Discordian, that's silly.
  • "Follow" is probably not the right word. "Occasionally read and try to appreciate", sure. Some Discordians even write their own scripture, as you noticed.
  • Some Discordians worship Eris as a goddess. Some worship her as as a personification of Chaos. Some think it's a bad idea to worship Eris at all, because it might attract her attention. Some consider Eris an archetype representing natural processes in the universe; the balance of entropy and emergence personified. There are other options, as well.

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RAH!

FWIW, and I know you already know this, but sure you don't need a degree to prove you're smart, but you sure has fuck can exercise your smarts in pursuit of getting one. Smart people get bored, and bored people aren't happy, so IMO you should pursue whatever you can get your teeth into, hard.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 07:07:16 pm »
Actually that hot dog thing probably irritates me more than anything else, because it's so emblematic of the fact that even though they parrot snippets of it endlessly, so many of these orthodox by-the-book Discordian types don't even seem to understand the meaning of what the book actually says.

I guess that's true of a lot of religious conservatives, though.

 :lol:

It's like people who quote Monty Python, and - worse - get upset when other people do it and make a mistake.

Yep. Stuck in a loop.

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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: Yesterday at 06:39:31 pm »
Nigel, ignorance is not a bad trait.
So PDS hasn't got the knowledge you would expect, where's the harm?

Did you suspect PDS of a 'stupid noob' troll?

Knowing everyone here cannot be a demand we make of members of this forum, we may wish everyone gets to know eachother but that is no reason to put the social pressure on.

Oh, well I guess I'll let him go on rubbing everyone the wrong way and stop trying to facilitate a warmer response for him, since it's working so well for him so far.

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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: Yesterday at 02:53:10 pm »
I don't got out much due to a combination of anxiety, depression, and asperger's syndrome. And recently I've been having trouble sleeping with the result of me spending a lot more time posting on message boards; including some, such as this one, that I had otherwise more or less stopped posting on.

I think the topic is a little more justified than you give it credit for though. While the IgNobel Prizes themselves are pretty famous, the magazine that gives them out seems to be a lot less famous.

OK. I was just wondering, because one of the gradual and ongoing developments here over the last many years here is various people getting assorted degrees in science and posting miscellaneous articles from there.

I wasn't sure if you just don't read the board, or if you have memory issues, or what the deal is. It's a little weird to have someone who seems to have been around for years to be like "HEY GUYS HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT [thing we've all talked about extensively from time to time]???" I think at least three people here have posted Electron Band Structure in Germanium, My Ass in the last year.

I guess if I were going to make one suggestion about posting here, it would be to try to learn who the other posting members are, and what their deal is. For example, who is Cain? What does he do? How about Twid? Why does LMNO seem to know a lot about quantum physics?

Knowing who the members of a board are and what they are doing with their lives can actually help save you from looking like an ass, and also may make you more socially appealing to everyone else.


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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: Yesterday at 02:44:34 pm »
I absolutely loved this:

Electron Band Structure in Germanium, My Ass

but didn't get much out of the rest of the Annals.

A classic!

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Can I give you an example that might break your philosophical wankery? Imagine a scenario in which your youngest child is brutally raped and severely, disablingly, injured.

Are you laughing at that? Can you imagine yourself laughing at it?

I can imagine that, but it would necessarily involve a psychotic break... which I doubt was Howl's point in this thread.

It was not, and I didn't take it as such.  I am operating under the impression that she was talking to Holist.

Bingo!

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