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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:46 am

They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Bruce » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 pm

Do you get a headache when you read something with all caps and multiple exclamation points because you're screaming it in your head?

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:59 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Fid » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 am

I'd go there...well...other than the Jamaica thingey.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:02 am

Roger rang me up all hot and bothered and I had Zero Idea what the Fuck he was Fucking talking about. After a few minutes, it felt as if Sharon was yelling at me again. Something about my concert in Tel Aviv next year I reckon. And then I blacked out, and woke up an hour later on the couch with the fucking dog fucking licking my face. But Israel sounds great. By the way, just asking…. but are bats kosher?

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Re: A Thought for the Day

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Re: A Thought for the Day

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:38 pm

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:10 am

I'm gonna take my pet nuke for a walk! See what's what!

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Re: A Thought for the Day

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:26 am

This is going to be very tedious if you remain this dim.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:11 am

Because in this partisan world, "presumption of innocence" only applies to your side and never to the other side.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by shemp » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:28 am

If I ever wanted this, I should have killed myself then.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:43 am

“A zoologist who observed gorillas in their native habitat was amazed by the uniformity of their life and their vast idleness. Hours and hours without doing anything. Was boredom unknown to them? This is indeed a question raised by a human, a busy ape. Far from fleeing monotony, animals crave it, and what they most dread is to see it end. For it ends, only to be replaced by fear, the cause of all activity. Inaction is divine; yet it is against inaction that man has rebelled. Man alone, in nature, is incapable of enduring monotony, man alone wants something to happen at all costs — something, anything.... Thereby he shows himself unworthy of his ancestor: the need for novelty is the characteristic of an alienated gorilla.”
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 am

Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:44 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:34 am

I came across the following quote:

“In practising social civility, you keep silent about things you know clearly but which you should not and do not say.” - Richard Sennett

(I don't know who Richard Sennett is)

Found in this skeptically topical article:

Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:52 am

↑ There is an analogous, albeit more cynical, French quote (don't remember the author right now): "Politeness is the least tiring form of contempt." (About the fake personas we all have to play and accept for the sake of "social civility" – until they mold us. :mrgreen: )