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Alexandra

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Location: PNW
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 2:41pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 And yet you can sit through an entire Porcupine Tree song?
  

 

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 2:32pm

 westslope wrote:

 (For perspective, I thought Jack Kerouac's On the road was self-indulgent, narcissistic garbage and threw the book out after getting not even 1/3 of the way through.)
 
 
And yet you can sit through an entire Porcupine Tree song?

I kid. I'm a kidder.

I didn't make it too far thru OTR either. Anyway, thanks for bumping the post from 2009  
westslope

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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 2:25pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I agree with the thought here, that Americans should get out more, but disagree that we need to leave the US to experience other cultures! The vacation hotspots of the US do seem to be pretty whitebread but I think we (Americans) could all do with a thorough exploration of our own country as well.
 

 
Agreed.  Would say that Travels with Charley is one of the best, if not the best travel book I ever read.  (For perspective, I thought Jack Kerouac's On the road was self-indulgent, narcissistic garbage and threw the book out after getting not even 1/3 of the way through.)

But I would also add that I became a much more sophisticated traveller of Canada after spending 5 years hitch-hiking and backpacking through Latin America and Africa.

I learned how to respect native/aboriginal peoples during that long trek.  Picking up a couple of languages helped.  

More important I learned how to see the world through the eyes of those under American, Israeli and other boot heels.  



Proclivities

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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 9:26am

improvised sunglasses
oldviolin

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 5:34pm

 Manbird wrote:
Free tacos everywhere! 
 
"With a rakish chapeau atop your big head and steaming hot tapioca in your pantaloons." as my great great grandmother used to say.  
Manbird

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 5:31pm

Free tacos everywhere! 
BasmntMadman

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 9:10am

Also, glitch-free post editors would help a lot!! 


melissab

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:49am

 oldslabsides wrote:

especially the venison jerky a hunting buddy used to make.
 

Usually SPICY, but it has terryaki in it. I can do special orders.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:44am

 BasmntMadman wrote:


If it's the teriyaki kind, you're all heart.  I still miss that Slims Jims grease...by comparison, jerky is health food
 
especially the venison jerky a hunting buddy used to make.

BasmntMadman

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Location: Off-White Gardens


Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:43am

 melissab wrote:
I make you beef jerky too! 

If it's the teriyaki kind, you're all heart.  I still miss that Slims Jims grease...by comparison, jerky is health food

melissab

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:40am

 BasmntMadman wrote:

The quality of mercy....
 

I make you beef jerky too!
BasmntMadman

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:39am

 melissab wrote:


OK

 
The quality of mercy....

melissab

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:37am

 BasmntMadman wrote:

do I get to keep my Slim Jims?  please??

 

OK
melissab

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:37am

 oldslabsides wrote:

Well, we need to get off our asses and invent that damned Star Trek transporter thingie, too.
 

Yo Schlabby!!! I sold 3 roosters and bought 4 hens at the farm auction yesterday! 20 degrees at 7am! Then we rebiult our hen boxes. The new girls are aprocot or white, huge, and love to be petted! I gotta cart my paper waste out to the burn pile in a minute.
BasmntMadman

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:35am

 melissab wrote:
Less prepackaged shite. NO MORE of this stuff. Srsly. WTF?!!!.


 
do I get to keep my Slim Jims?  please??


Red_Dragon

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:33am

 Lazy8 wrote:

Just don't whine about our terrible carbon footprints when we do, 'k?

You can cross a border on a train ride and be home by supper. For most 'mericans it's a lot more effort than that. For what it's worth I agree with the sentiment, but there are good reasons (besides the notoriously provincial nature of us colonists) for us to visit our own cultures first.
 
Well, we need to get off our asses and invent that damned Star Trek transporter thingie, too.

melissab

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:28am

Less prepackaged shite. NO MORE of this stuff. Srsly. WTF?!!!.

Lazy8

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 8:09am

 geordiezimmerman wrote:
More Americans to own passports and travel instead of the 19% of the population that do now. I've always thought America's biggest problems was because many Americans don't ever seem to leave their own country and experience other cultures therefore thinking the world revolves around them with the attitude "why do I need to go anywhere when I have everything here?"

There's nothing better than travel to broaden one's mind and to perhaps gain an understanding of other cultures.
 
Just don't whine about our terrible carbon footprints when we do, 'k?

You can cross a border on a train ride and be home by supper. For most 'mericans it's a lot more effort than that. For what it's worth I agree with the sentiment, but there are good reasons (besides the notoriously provincial nature of us colonists) for us to visit our own cultures first.

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 6:45am

 geordiezimmerman wrote:
More Americans to own passports and travel instead of the 19% of the population that do now. I've always thought America's biggest problems was because many Americans don't ever seem to leave their own country and experience other cultures therefore thinking the world revolves around them with the attitude "why do I need to go anywhere when I have everything here?"

There's nothing better than travel to broaden one's mind and to perhaps gain an understanding of other cultures.

 
I agree with the thought here, that Americans should get out more, but disagree that we need to leave the US to experience other cultures! The vacation hotspots of the US do seem to be pretty whitebread but I think we (Americans) could all do with a thorough exploration of our own country as well.
 


maryte

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Posted: Dec 6, 2009 - 5:59am

 oldslabsides wrote:

We are in agreement - alert the media. {#Lol}

Yes, the walmart/foxspews/oprah/goodmorningamerica/newcarevery2.5yearsetc perspective is rather limited in its ability to identify with anyone outside the typical American suburban landscape.  Hell, most folks around here have difficulty imagining the idea of riding public transport on a regular basis.

 

UT employees get to ride free, anytime, any line.  We have one vehicle, so on dionysius' days off, I take the bus in the morning and three days a week in the afternoon (unless he has to work late and can stick around a bit to wait for me).  A couple of years ago, a former supervisor of mine had retired to finish her BA.  I suggested the bus, since 1) student parking is horrifying on campus, 2) there was a busline close to her house, and 3) she was only coming to campus two days a week. She tried it, but "had to quit" because of all those "creepy people".  Oooooookay...
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