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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 10, 2021, 03:02:47 pm »

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 09, 2021, 06:44:13 pm »
how fast?? quick, ask it: what's the eleven billionth digit of pi?

how would you know if it actually calculated it or just took a guess?

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 07, 2021, 01:01:32 pm »
Yesterday the temperature in Saskatoon reached 39C and it was too hot and then everybody died.

The End.

Welcome to Tucson.

Saskatucson kinda has a nice ring to it

Or Kill Me / Re: Punching Man 4 where it counts
« on: June 23, 2021, 03:21:53 pm »

I often feel like the Cramulus Guru autopilot is responding...

Well, that was an asshole thing to say.

I often feel like the Doktor Howl autopilot is responding...

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Or Kill Me / Re: Punching Man 4 where it counts
« on: June 22, 2021, 11:48:11 pm »

I often feel like the Cramulus Guru autopilot is responding...

Well, that was an asshole thing to say.

I often feel like the Doktor Howl autopilot is responding...

Or Kill Me / Re: Punching Man 4 where it counts
« on: June 22, 2021, 10:41:07 pm »

I often feel like the Cramulus Guru autopilot is responding...

oh, snap!

Or Kill Me / Re: Punching Man 4 where it counts
« on: June 22, 2021, 06:16:21 pm »
Man-4... maybe it's better to call it "the fourth brain". A lot of people have a very limited access to that capacity; we talk about it as something that has to be developed over time. It's not a birthright -- it's something you have to make efforts to achieve. Everybody thinks they have it already, so they never make the efforts, and so they remain trapped in habit and automaticity.

We recognize that our everyday conscious experience is this ongoing negotiation between the first three "brains" (the will of the physical body, the mental body, and the emotional body). By observing this process, we might be able to develop a new relationship with that process. Perhaps observations of this inner interplay, over a long period of time, can create something outside of that interplay. A watcher. And that watcher is composed of a lot of data.

There was a moment where you decided to move dirt, to change streams.
This is an important moment!
What was seeing, right then?
What is it, inside of us, that sees things from a higher perspective? and can sense these wild impulses that occupy us for years at a time?

Sometimes I do things and there's no intention behind them. Most of the time, we cruise on autopilot. I start to eat a meal and then suddenly I'm done. I don't even remember the intermediary bites. I get into a car and then I pull up to my destination. In between, there's a fog. Why can't I remember it? Where was I during that process? Something's not engaged, not present. Can you sense it?

when we can identify these two different states
(when it's there
when it's not)
only then we can observe the conditions that create these states.

And when we finally understand the conditions, we have a toe hold.

Until now, it only seems to appear according to the law of accident.
What we want -- is to achieve this state intentionally, voluntarily, consciously.

easier said than done

but that's why they call it Work

it feels like you are talking about the sense that seems to hit hardest when you're on a long trip and you suddenly realize that you are driving.  i think it's just a matter of attention.  you can either focus your attention on the real and tangible, or you can focus on your thoughts or imagination.  i think it is only deliberately that a meditative state of "no mind" can be achieved and there's some sort of irony in maintaining that state.  (how do you maintain a state of "no mind" without thinking about it?) 

then again, maybe not all minds work the same way. 

Cram, I believe you are about to become a father. If I remembered right about that, congratulations! and: I predict your perspective on mindfulness is about to undergo a major shift as you will be focusing your attention on providing for and protecting your toddler from themselves.  there will be times when you are completely aware of *their* world and unaware of your own.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:58:24 pm »
Here's my woo. I get that this is just too small of a statistical sample to really draw conclusions, but it feels like I happen to be around right before the end of stuff a lot.

There was a podcast that I enjoyed, back when I liked the idea of guru's and self help stuff. I reached out to communicate with the creator, as it happens, I was the first listener to reach out to them, they invited me on the show. That was the last episode they produced for several years. After a while I reached out to them again, they did another short season interviewing various individuals including myself, the episode with my interview was the last episode they produced before going silent for several more years. Eventually the podcast came back, but by then I'd grown disillusioned with guru's and the host had gone full on "Affiliate Marketing/ the Secret" and I just stopped listening.

I had a job as a material handler for a few years at the place my dad worked. When I started, there was 7 material handlers, by the time I was laid off, there was 3, and I was the one who picked up the work for all the ones that were fired/quit. When I was laid off, it was a blanket layoff of all contract workers, I guess they were hoping we'd all reapply at worse wage rates. Two days before the layoff I asked my supervisors if I was going to be part of the layoffs, they assured me that I was too valuable to be laid off. Guess they didn't know shit. I kept tabs on how things were going there by chatting with my dad. Within a few months, the company shipped my dad's department, one of the few solid money making departments in the plant, to another facility half way across the country. My dad went and worked for a local competitor for the last few years before retirement. Before he left he told me there were plans to rent out a huge portion of the building to another company. I've seen multiple people who used to work there show up working for my current job. They all said that place went downhill fast after the layoffs.

The job I had in between that job and the one I have currently, it was a small mom and pop tv repair shop. The former owner and his wife handled the business, he ran in home repair jobs, she ran the front desk/schedules/shipping & receiving/invoicing/payment processing. The new owner hired me to do what the former owner's wife did. I had that job for less than a year. It was an exciting nightmare and burnt me the fuck out. I left because the new owner had unacceptably shady business practices and because I found a much lower stress union job that paid like $5/hr more. Shortly after I left, the business lost the property and moved to another location, one of the technicians left and the other one was strongly considering quitting when I last heard from him.

It is more of a joke woo of mine, but sometimes my brain entertains such a bizarre causality. My arrival somehow signals the end of stuff. I am become harbinger of the Eschaton.
Well, guess that's the end of - it's been real fun, y'all

Or Kill Me / Re: Ruminating on Gurus
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:37:16 pm »
those perceived as gurus are in a unique position in that it enables them to easily preserve their status as gurus.

Bring and Brag / Re: music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:33:15 pm »

Bring and Brag / Re: music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 07, 2021, 01:05:45 pm »
it's too late for that now.

Bring and Brag / music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 06, 2021, 02:12:22 pm »
I know everyone hates me here, so I don't feel too bad about shameless self promotion.

I picked up a Boss RC-505 loop station and have been having a blast making music with it.

Natural tendencies towards delusions of grandeur left me no choice but to try to cash in on some of those sweet youtube bux.

so, check it out if you want - don't cost nothin.  if you like it, let me know.   or help a brother out - smash the subscribe button.

so, no, but yes?  i was just makin chit chat.  i checked out your FB page.  I feel like I disagree with a lot of your premises and have the urge to try to debate them.  Admittedly, it's not an arena I have a lot of experience in, though.  For example, I'm not familiar with the term "growth coalition."

you're not one of those conspiracy theorists i keep hearing so much about, are ya?

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