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I followed a different curriculum and also had similar problems with the food processor.  Because the final exam was timed, I had become dependent on making preparatory measures on the food-processor (calculator), that would not entirely result in me also showing my working, to the detriment of my grade.  Although this sucked for me way back then, it accurately expressed how the food-processor detracted from my capacity to think-through and hold together the 'process' of cooking.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Danse Russe
« on: May 11, 2016, 07:12:50 pm »

William Carlos Williams

"To Elsie" or "The pure products of America / go crazy"


from Spring and all (1923)



I love that whole set, Spring and all. I think it was Nigel who first introduced me to Williams, the "So much depends on..." poem. A while back I found a collection of his work and devoured it. I love his style. He reminds me of this quote from an interview with David Byrne. Byrne says he doesn't like writing songs about big things, like Love. He prefers to write about small things, little moments, secrets, things that people don't often notice.

Thank you guys for sharing it.  Looking forward to having something good to read again.

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Nah, the continuity of their temporal structure precludes an infinite regress.

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so, I recently learned there's a lot of RAW stuff on YouTube and have been thoroughly enjoying it.

Anyhow, last week I was telling my girlfriend about one of the interviews (she's very into language) where RAW was talking about how what language you speak influences your thought processs.  Specifically, his example about how it is very difficult to speak about Einstein's relativity in english, but native Hopi is a much better language for discussing relativity.

Skip forward a day, and I see my girlfriends daughter coloring a bunch of turtles - it reminded me of the "turtles all the way down" story and I told her I liked turtles and that I wanted to tell her a story about turtles (the turtles all the way down story) but for reasons I can't recall I didn't get to tell her the story.

Skip forward another day - no school and complicated work schedules and stuff means my parents are babysitting my gf's daughter.  they just got a little fishing boat and the weather is finally nice enough to play outside, so they take her out on the boat.  My mom posted pictures of the boat trip and i see that they saw some turtles on the lake which reminded me to tell my gf's daughter the "turtles all the way down story"

skip forward a couple more days - my GF invited her sister and my parents over for mother's day (she lives with me, I was at work).  After I get home, she tells me that my mom was telling her about how she's been studying the history of the Hopi Indians.  I was like - that's weird - and my GF was like, I know right?
 
skip forward another day - I see on facebook that one of my friends has sort of realized he needs to (and has pledged that he will) be changing a lot of things about his life.  Since I'm on a RAW kick, I start thinking maybe I should send him a copy of Prometheus Rising - I always felt that book had a tremendous effect at showing you how powerful your mind is and ways to go about changing it.  Anyhow, I knew I had read it but didn't have a copy, so I figured I must've read a .pdf while on midnights or something and sure enough - a google search turns it up (on principiadiscordia.com nonetheless).  So I send him a link and start re-reading it myself - where I'm delighted to see the very first part of the very first chapter is the "turtles all the way down" story.


That's cool.  Perhaps the Hopi are on the right side of the divide ;)

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: May 09, 2016, 11:54:06 pm »
Demons rule humans through simple trick:  accepting free will, in the form of time, and responsibility thereto, in exchange for contract (money) valid toward future options on objects of desire.  Incidentally, this is also actually why vampires don't deal with money in commerce, they have no free will to sell;  nothing to do with sigils 8)

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Danse Russe
« on: May 09, 2016, 10:57:17 pm »

William Carlos Williams

"To Elsie" or "The pure products of America / go crazy"


from Spring and all (1923)

The pure products of America
go crazy--
mountain folk from Kentucky
or the ribbed north end of
Jersey
with its isolate lakes and

valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves
old names
and promiscuity between

devil-may-care men who have taken
to railroading
out of sheer lust of adventure--

and young slatterns, bathed
in filth
from Monday to Saturday

to be tricked out that night
with gauds
from imaginations which have no

peasant traditions to give them
character
but flutter and flaunt

sheer rags succumbing without
emotion
save numbed terror

under some hedge of choke-cherry
or viburnum--
which they cannot express--

Unless it be that marriage
perhaps
with a dash of Indian blood

will throw up a girl so desolate
so hemmed round
with disease or murder

that she'll be rescued by an
agent--
reared by the state and

sent out at fifteen to work in
some hard-pressed
house in the suburbs--

some doctor's family, some Elsie
voluptuous water
expressing with broken

brain the truth about us--
her great
ungainly hips and flopping breasts

addressed to cheap
jewelry
and rich young men with fine eyes

as if the earth under our feet
were
an excrement of some sky

and we degraded prisoners
destined
to hunger until we eat filth

while the imagination strains
after deer
going by fields of goldenrod in

the stifling heat of September
somehow
it seems to destroy us

It is only in isolate flecks that
something
is given off

No one
to witness
and adjust, no one to drive the car

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All plastic trash bags now coated by the state with un-tearable cloth fabric, recycled from courier pouches, optional faux ostrich finish by
Galiano
, while supplies last.

I suspect the plastic liner otherwise has a tendency of becoming it's own stand-alone trash can (that's what mine looks like)

True. These are really trash can holders moreso than actual trash cans. *




*actual trash can "optional"

Design team suggested keeping outer can and reshaping inner can to be wider on top than bottom.  Can't stand alone.   Extra outer space to maybe fit more site-specific needs.

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Or Kill Me / Re: When Good Gets Too Good
« on: May 09, 2016, 08:49:39 am »
Oh, no, wait, we're the good guys!
Insects unseen.

(Moebius, I think)
Because I can't see the image you posted :\

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Such are the perils of falling into good company.

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All plastic trash bags now coated by the state with un-tearable cloth fabric, recycled from courier pouches, optional faux ostrich finish by
Galiano
, while supplies last.

I suspect the plastic liner otherwise has a tendency of becoming it's own stand-alone trash can (that's what mine looks like)

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Reading helps me, feeds the brain words so I'm not tossing in all the not quite right ones.  Good writing (reading it) can also help structure my thoughts, or so I'd like to believe.  Then again, I actually find you quite cogent, so, you know, don't mind me.

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Or Kill Me / Re: When Good Gets Too Good
« on: May 07, 2016, 01:30:08 am »
Oh, no, wait, we're the good guys!

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Or Kill Me / Re: When Good Gets Too Good
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:03:45 pm »
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I feel what LHX said there, about how maybe feeding children superhero narratives for years and years will lead to adults that never feel they're living up to their potential.

Tyler Durden, in his preacher voice, says that we were raised thinking we'd be rock stars and now we're not, and we're very angry.

Like how when The secret stops working and it can only be your fault. Or how an ethos of individualistic overcoming results in coming last before the world that is positioned over and against it.  I'm sure there originally was another meaning to "superman", reminiscent of somehow transcending the human condition, or some kind of limitation it presents.  (No, absolutely not transhumanists)

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New (used) computer costs same as logic board.  Fixing it myself.  Mercury in retrograde.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 04, 2016, 12:38:29 am »
AK's shepherd's hook got loosened.

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