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Messages - Epimetheus

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Everyone carries preconceptions, misconceptions, and cultural baggage that, if they examine it, is probably contrary to their personal ideals. Anyone who claims they don't is claiming to be a perfect person, which is something I don't believe is possible, and claiming to be a perfect person seems like a great big enormous warning sign of someone with some kind of massive delusional personality disorder.

This is a great post and I am saving it for posterity.

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Apple Talk / Re: So What's A White Boy To Do?
« on: December 01, 2012, 04:19:51 am »
I'm still hung up on the part where I'm supposed to give a shit about ANYTHING that's "sacred" to ANYONE.

What about replacing "sacred" with "culturally significant/meaningful"?

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It seems like RWHN is talking about an ally as a promoter of a cause in practical/logistical terms ("the muscle of the operation"), whereas Garbo is talking about an ally as a person who truly understands the cause, and subsequently works to improve themselves and their behavior based on that understanding.

Both are people working to forward the cause, but each definition of ally has different conditions.

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Apple Talk / Re: DISINFORMANIA
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:33:25 am »
Okay. Do it.

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Nina Tayeb (& Red Band) - Crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE2EWYdXQFI

Eyal Amir - Moves Like Jagger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8gffhbeUhs

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Apple Talk / Re: Where do they come from?
« on: November 17, 2012, 03:18:36 am »
But what's the frequency, Roger?  TELL ME WHAT THE FREQUENCY IS.

What is this reference? You've conjured up a memory of me and my buddy's inside joke from high school: "WHAT IS THE WATTAGE OF THE PUMP?"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Rather#.22Kenneth.2C_what_is_the_frequency.3F.22

 :lulz:

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Principia Discussion / Re: Chasing Eris
« on: November 17, 2012, 03:00:44 am »
Quote from: the Kids' Club page
Motto: The Motto of both Shamlicht Boys and Shamlicht Girls was “Be Protected
from Everything.”  But upon the merger, the Motto became “Be Prepared for
Anything.”  This proved to be much more useful.

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Apple Talk / Re: Where do they come from?
« on: November 17, 2012, 01:05:32 am »
Re: OP,  :lol: at the politicians line. Anyone who marries a politician has committed bestiality.
I'm confused about the "construction traffic" - isn't that traffic slow/stopped?

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Apple Talk / Re: Where do they come from?
« on: November 17, 2012, 01:03:49 am »
But what's the frequency, Roger?  TELL ME WHAT THE FREQUENCY IS.

What is this reference? You've conjured up a memory of me and my buddy's inside joke from high school: "WHAT IS THE WATTAGE OF THE PUMP?"

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Apple Talk / Re: I present, for your amusement:
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:59:08 am »
Well, mange is caused by an infestation of parasitic mitts...

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Horrorology / Re: Fear, Loathing, and Horror.
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:09:37 am »
I put a piece of cantaloupe

Underneath the microscope.

I saw a million strange things sleepin’,

I saw a zillion weird things creepin’,

I saw some green things twist and bend–

I won’t eat cantaloupe again.



-Shel Silverstein

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Apple Talk / Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:02:33 am »
Mo memorized the dictionary

But just can’t seem to find a job

Or anyone who wants to marry

Someone who memorized the dictionary.



- Shel Silverstein

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Apple Talk / Re: Seriously, NOW where is the Youtube thread?
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:27:08 am »
ZeFrank deeply moving us yet again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ9e32MNEOk

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Apple Talk / Re: This website
« on: November 14, 2012, 04:30:43 am »
Every one of these websites achieves an insanely high satisfaction-to-complexity ratio. I don't know how they managed to do it. But I'm amazed. Thank you Nigel.

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Apple Talk / Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« on: November 14, 2012, 04:07:45 am »
Holist, your corrections weren't critique. They were essentially running the piece through a spell-check.

I did, as a friendly gesture, correct a few typos. This, I felt, was appropriate, because I was under the impression that impeccable grammar would be a good thing to have in this letter, the better to annoy the poor benighted recipient with. I also pointed out a sentence that in my opinion was poorly constructed, and offered a better-constructed version.

Maybe you haven't gotten the hang of nuance in this language, but you must know it exists.

Maybe you are also full of shit.  :lulz:

I wonder if every 20th-century English language novel you've read has margins full of your notes on the grammatical errors the authors made?

Yeah, Joyce, especially, I ended up having to buy another copy.

I don't get it. You think impeccable grammar would have improved his message, but you think I'm full of shit for suggesting that you don't have the hang of English nuance? Now I don't know whether that thing about Joyce is a joke or not.

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