We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
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Monday, October 8. 2007
Attack Machine can generally be counted on to independently post many of the same topics and the same links that we do. Our blog instincts are almost identical. Great minds, etc.
Case in point, a piece at One Cosmos which sits quite close to our metaphysics, skating past pure solipsism by positing and accepting God's existence. A quote:
Photo: A girlfriend of Theo, studying one of Gagdad Bob's books and wondering whether her existence is what it seems.
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"There is nothing you can say about anything that isn’t laden with implicit or explicit metaphors,..."
Correct. That's because language operates through the lateral associations of metaphor rather than the vertical, linear identifications of naming.
"...since the idea of solid matter is itself a sort of airy metaphor, ..."
Since when is solid matter an idea?
"the place from which language itself flows."
"Solid" matter is indeed a physical illusion: it is mostly empty space between particles and atoms.
Your other ?s are too big for me.
Speaking as a sometimes Anonymous here, i have to disavow my unknowness and unknowingness from that 21:02.
Metaphysics and lust, hey this post boxes the human compass!
Lust? I guess. But I am thinking Theo mostly has a thing going on with his gym sock. h/t to Roger re the gym sock.)
I guess some 'real' women do get a bit jealous. Especially when we can't compete with a guys right hand. /s
okay, you're right--she's missing her drawers because she's still potty-training.
Buddy, do not make me laugh too hard or I might wet myself. That is one of those things that old and young can share.
I know whatcha mean. I sleep like a baby --wake up wet and crying every two hours
My comment posted by a slip o the finger before i was ready. Tag was s'posed to be "anonymous, but not metaphysical jargon/ snippets of loopy logic prone."
But, whatever. And meta-physicality on a higher and lower plane does make a lot of sense in some ways, AND, who cares about sense anyway, so enjoy, (legally/ ethically) that compass.
Please ignore previous comment not written to the literate standards of this here blog. So sorry!
'tis naught I do but smolder
in the season of the leaves
because the rain has wet me and no match will do the deeds
Yea my piles do scatter
in the not much helping breeze
to be raked in yet again
by some human who ain't pleased
who'll this time use the gas can
(tho the vapors make him sneeze)
so that finally I will burn up
me the freakish talking leaves.
hahahaha. Let me guess. You are rooting for the Diamondbacks.
Sorry for going off topic here. I think maybe it was that part about "the concretions of the nervous system" that set me off.
Any chance Theos bird could put her goddam knickers on and pretend to be something other than a monkey in a skirt 'presenting'. My teenage daughter reads this site and id love it she could grow up thinking women arent only for screwing.
My 20 year-old sometimes reads this site and gets the way of the sexy world that would affect her if she yielded to it in her personal life. Art, acting, photography and nudes are one thing, men loving our daughters for their minds and spirits are another. And, yes, men are more than capable of doing the latter.
Anon, bet your daughter has no problems presenting herself as an interesting, full person men will respect. And knowing to do so.
Besides, men and women have their needs, time will tell, and when she's older she'll have sex in her life and learn that men are nice to have around for their minds and spirits as well as for screwing :)
I wasn't objecting. Just trying to say it's understandable from a man's point of view.
Reminds me of when guys I knew as a teen would say they were going to the "ballet," and i really believed they were watching classical dance and also wondered how 18 year-olds who loved the ballet that much could be straight. (Which isn't fair, because a lot of sophisticated straight men do enjoy the ballet, but you know what i mean.)
I really dont want to have to look at these pictures on a political site i enjoy for its views.
Keep the raunch culture, the soft porn and as Anon says 'presenting' pictures for a blog which wants to do specifically that. Please dont try to pretend these are anything else.
Maybe we could have a picture of two gay men in tutus or kilts caressing one another and see if draws a pure grace and beauty remark.
This is tabloid tat.