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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 - 1:24pm

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God bless chainsaws though.{#Mrgreen}

 
You're right. Where would the arts be without them?


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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 - 10:55am

Start a Pig Club!!
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Posted: Feb 25, 2015 - 1:39am

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Turn off the television/computer except for an hour a day.

Sit coms, dramas, reality shows - they teach folks to be rude and ignorant.

And, what would people do with their time if their electronics were turned off?
Try it sometimes: except for radio, which doesn't always require you to be sedentary while you participate, leave it all off.

Now what do you do? 

 
Try running a homestead, tending the animals, growing and harvesting food, mending fences, chopping wood for heat and cooking.  Waking and going to bed with the sun (except for tending the fires all night in shifts).  There is always something to do, that was life before electronics and still can be.  God bless chainsaws though.{#Mrgreen}
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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 - 6:17pm

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Yet it was Papa who offed himself. Some irony in there someplace. {#Ask}

 
Yeah, a lot of Hemingway was semi-autobiographical, I think. I sure got the impression he felt it all a little more personally. Steinbeck started out as a journalist, so probably cultivated a skill for telling the story without becoming the story. He obviously felt for his characters, too, but not in the same visceral way. 
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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 - 6:08pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I love Steinbeck but even his funny stuff leaves me depressed in a pretty serious way. I never got that from Hemingway (not as much), maybe Steinbeck just hit closer to home.

 

 
Yet it was Papa who offed himself. Some irony in there someplace. {#Ask}
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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 - 5:59pm

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Not that fond of Hemingway either but Steinbeck absolutely rocks. 
 
I love Steinbeck but even his funny stuff leaves me depressed in a pretty serious way. I never got that from Hemingway (not as much), maybe Steinbeck just hit closer to home.

 
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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 - 5:46pm

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 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  

 
Yup!   I can sit through back-to-back Porcupine Tree CDs on a road trip. Imagine. Tastes, eh?

Not that fond of Hemingway either but Steinbeck absolutely rocks.   It was a good post in 2009, it is still a good post in 2015. {#Smile}

Humility please.  Once the narcissism starts to creep in or colour things, it is not long before I bow out.  Maybe we should start a separate thread on the books we did not finish reading and why.  

 
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 5:37pm

 Steely_D wrote:
You're fantastic!

You totally own this topic of "Suggestions for Improving America"! 
Thanks!
 
Ding dong. Your hour is up... {#Wink}
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 5:27pm

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See how hard it is to think outside of electronics?
We used to ride bikes or hike and throw frisbees and have friends over. 

Now we send email and watch CSI, waiting to die.
 
That's very, ahem, drama-tic.

I watch about 2 hours worth of TV per week on my PC when lucky (if there's a series I like). We gave away our TV since we never used it.

I still read books. On my e-reader. {#Mrgreen}

Try throwing frisbees or riding a bike in two feet of snow. {#Wink}
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 5:26pm

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Chisel a wheel out of bedrock?

 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 5:25pm

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Apostrophe abuse! Apostrophe abuse! Burn him!

 
I'll be waiting...
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 5:24pm

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I said throw in a rubber chicken didn't I? Be patient and let nature take it's course...

 
Apostrophe abuse! Apostrophe abuse! Burn him!
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 5:21pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Promote love, not fear.

 
I said throw in a rubber chicken didn't I? Be patient and let nature take it's course...


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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 5:18pm

Promote love, not fear.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 4:58pm

 Steely_D wrote:
(...) Now what do you do?
 
Chisel a wheel out of bedrock?
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 4:33pm

 Steely_D wrote:
Turn off the television/computer except for an hour a day.

Sit coms, dramas, reality shows - they teach folks to be rude and ignorant.

And, what would people do with their time if their electronics were turned off?
Try it sometimes: except for radio, which doesn't always require you to be sedentary while you participate, leave it all off.

Now what do you do? 

 
That's just a pipedream, and a Spanish one at that.

 
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 4:16pm

corral all the scoundrels in a dark one room school house and toss in a rubber chicken...
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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 - 4:10pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

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  

 
{#Lol}
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