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Yo, don't forget that hillary ran a secret wheelchair battling ring.

Personally I would find it refreshing if I could make nerds to to pushups just by answering incorrectly.
Oh, you're one of those people, huh.  I remember your type from high-school.
If you mean by that I'm posturing to hide my own nerdiness you are absolutely correct.

Personally I would find it refreshing if I could make nerds to to pushups just by answering incorrectly.

So... back to victorian schoolin?

I think that's the part of the key to swimming in the 21st century.

I work in educational publishing, and we talk a lot about education strategies, learning methods.. but having been out of school for 15 years, I'm not sure how much students are taught "how to learn". And how reading a piece of info is not enough, it has to be received in the right conditions, elaborated on, felt internally, in order for it to become knowledge.

That's how they did it in basic training in the army.  Shit worked, too.  I could still deploy an M16 antipersonnel mine with my eyes closed, and I haven't seen one since 1987.
I think that's less about method and more about context. In army your lazy ass brains wouldn't probably go: "Hey those assholes who don't pay attention might be onto something" and shut themselves off.

we are flooded with so much information it has no time to form in our heads. not to say it doesn't crystallize somewhere else.

Cell phone is a lovely word.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: May 04, 2019, 04:08:29 pm »
we are all ordinary idiots

Realizing this makes me feel weirdly special

Horrorology / Re: Id entity
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:17:15 am »
Every "better" habit offered feels like even more cultish. For example going to a gym: "sacrifice your calories to us and we'll make you look more appetizing to cannibals". No thank you.

There's same sense of sliminess emitting from every "viable" activity directed from the above. It isn't the activities themselves, but the culture surrounding them. The parasitic identity that latches onto you as you get into them.

Only things you could do to stay as a person and not just a walking advertisement for some thing or idea is to do only the stuff "you" want, but "you" are biased from being exposed to all the shit from the day one.

Some days I find things to do that I've never done before and never seen or heard anyone to do. Then for a moment I feel like someone special. But that never sticks, my "identity" becomes afraid of seeming weird to other people, and sheds all the uncanny things as they emerge.

Horrorology / Re: Id entity
« on: May 03, 2019, 08:21:12 am »
That's the thing, in here at least the whole thing is so stigmatized that it creates a convenient us and them mentality.

For me it creates a perfect example for cult behavior. People refusing to embrace the metaphor just kinda make it even more fitting.

Don't worry, I never made any sense.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: May 03, 2019, 07:54:14 am »
What is the form of idiocy where you don't want to believe in any of labels above, not because you didn't believe you was an idiot, but because you loathe the idea that a couple words could sum you up?

Horrorology / Re: Id entity
« on: May 03, 2019, 06:32:38 am »
I'm so sorry for offending your cult.

Jokes aside, these were my genuine experiences with nicotine addiction (mostly). What I find interesting is that recently i proved myself I physically have the power to stop, by going cold turkey for a month or so, but for some reason, I still don't want to. Smoking is okay, and I while I get the value of it, it still strikes me as peculiar how the whole social concept of smoking cigarettes makes me want to fuck up my lungs. I mean, it isn't even fun anymore after I got some of the tar out. It fucking hurts. I still keep going.

It clearly isn't the nicotine that keeps me doing that, but the cult(ure) around that.

Horrorology / Re: Id entity
« on: May 02, 2019, 11:22:31 pm »
I think blowing through a crack pipe is a good way to get shivved, just sayin'.

That's why you have this specially made plastic back in your throat, that catches the vapor and let's it to crystallize again, so you can sell it again.

Horrorology / Re: Id entity
« on: May 02, 2019, 11:07:42 pm »
Don't get me wrong, I smoke too and enjoy it very much. The bit was supposed to be blatantly allegorical.

I just had a random a-ha moment today. I realized that if I blow into the cigarette, I'd look close to exactly like I was smoking, I'd felt there was something universal and horrifying about that.

Like imagine if all your crack addict friends just pretended to be using crack to trick you into trying the real shit, so you needed to come up with some fake crack really fast and join the con just to survive.

There's something similar about identity.

Or there may not be, but thought about that bothers me anyway.

edit:It's like everyone who actually has taken in some arbitrary identity, and actually seriously believe in it, lack the character to transmit the identity forwards. It's the moment when they start blowing into the cigarette, Not taking themselves and their cause seriously, that they gain the ability to spread it. The process has made them look like a thing, but them not believing they are a thing, gives them a personality, the personality lures uninitiated to think they could gain one too by These 5 Simple Tricks. No need to add most tend to get lost in the way.

Horrorology / Re: Id entity
« on: May 02, 2019, 09:10:20 pm »
Shit, should I edit it in?

Horrorology / Id entity
« on: May 02, 2019, 07:18:35 pm »
We all know the situation. At a certain point in their life a person gets so lonely and desperate that they have to make a deal with the devil.
They get this insatiable urge to smoke cigarettes.
They absolutely know it's bad for their health,
they just wanna try it out... and maybe get to talk to that cute boy/girl that happens to be a smoker.

At the beginning smoking feels like a superpower. You get new friends, and can stick it up to the old boring ones with your new, terrific body-odor. You really feel like a part of something bigger than you. Something that always has a new task for your bored mind. Just smoke another.

Time goes by and you notice you've become ADDICTED. Smoking is now a solid part of your identity. you could stop, but you feel like even your parents won't recognize you afterwards. It took such a long time to convince them that this was something you wanted to do in the first place. All that effort for nothing? Not fucking likely!

So now you are trapped. Mistakes of yesterday have made you a just another fool in the losing end of the tobacco industry. You just don't possess the phoenix-like quality to take your life under control. So many friends suffer from the same problem that leaving them behind seems so cold you frighten yourself for even considering the possibility.

This is the dead end.
You won't change.
You won't escape.
There's one last thing you can do:

Try blowing instead of sucking.

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