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Postby detrop » Tue May 16, 2006 12:24 am

Worse yet is the fact that the opportunity was completely missed to say something witty like: "then how do you live with yourself" as a direct response to the quote: "I don't tolerate mediocrity.

Its a sad day when a man has to come up with his own...uh, what's that word? It has to do with making a parody out of an anecdote I think. Damit. Its on the tip of my tongue....

I heard it once before I swear.

You know actually this brings up a decent question. How, if mental constructs are formed from word images, are the ideas of words ever "on the tip of the tongue?" I know that there is a word and that it represents the idea I have here in mind....but without the word I shouldn't be asking for a definition of the idea I have.

A bit of a paradox, it seems.
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Postby detrop » Tue May 16, 2006 12:26 am

Ah!

Anti-climatic.

Is that it?

edit: or is it "climactic?"

I don't have a dictionary and I dropped out of kindergarten so I could work for a living.
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Postby Mucius Scevola » Tue May 16, 2006 12:27 am

Now I couldn't tell a pot plant, even if it grew under my bed.

However, I am intrigued about the metal object in the right of the picture, an indicator of your sporty habits. I think it is either a bycicle or an exercise apparatus thingy.
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Postby detrop » Tue May 16, 2006 12:34 am

Indeed. I have a "Diamond Back Link 2" system, or, for the laymen, a bad-ass mountain bike. (Notice how I called it a "system." This is to give it a greater semiotic value, and therefore win you over easily.)

It has full suspension (front and rear shocks), xt components, butted aluminum frame, and is a twenty-one speed.

It weighs less than a cheesburger.

However it is ugly. It is a combination of laser-blue, orange, black and white. This is because of its custom construction, where certain hardware didn't match in color. That is a small price to pay for performance.
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Postby Gobbo » Tue May 16, 2006 1:22 am

"Gobbo, its detrop. The time is going to be two o'clock at Preston's Bridge. It has been suggested by my informants that...."

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Postby Philosophical » Tue May 16, 2006 1:39 am

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Postby Blindseer » Tue May 16, 2006 4:22 am

détrop wrote:Worse yet is the fact that the opportunity was completely missed to say something witty like: "then how do you live with yourself" as a direct response to the quote: "I don't tolerate mediocrity..
actually that did come first to mind :P but i'm not one to start with the ad homs ASSHOLE!!!! :evilfun:
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Postby someoneisatthedoor » Tue May 16, 2006 10:22 am

détrop wrote:It weighs less than a cheesburger.


And I'm sure is a much sounder investment of your time and money...
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Postby Tedious Old Fart » Tue May 16, 2006 2:42 pm

detrop

You look like that singer Frank Zapa.

I hope that aint an insult.
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Postby sarax » Tue May 16, 2006 8:24 pm

thanks for the photo detrop, I can't remember when my request came but nice eyebrow arching manoeuvre... not as spectacular as mine obviously :D but fab all the same
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Postby detrop » Wed May 17, 2006 12:48 am

My problem is I never smile. Its always a smirk. I can't help it. Maybe its because I think that if I smile, I won't look tough, and therefore my reputation as a Power Philosopher and existential strong-arm might be compromised. I cannot afford to have you people believe that I am not a very significant person, and therefore I have to try to look and sound intense.

My e-mails are flooded with letters from people who believe I am the second Jesus.

Just kidding...but wouldn't that be cool?

The truth is I can be quite boring and dull sometimes.
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Postby detrop » Wed May 17, 2006 1:45 am

You look like that singer Frank Zapa.


Contrary to popular belief, Zappa actually made quite a parody out of the "modern rock lyricist." If he sang a song, it was only to "stay occupied on stage," as he put it, and often the lyrics were silly and blatantly so.

The integrity of Frank Zappa is certainly not found in his singing, although there is a funny story about how he aquired the ability to sing in such a low key. He was assaulted by a guy in the audience, who thought Frank was "making eyes" at his girlfriend, and was thrown into the orchestra pit, crushing his larynex(sp?), which later healed inappropriately, causing his voice range to change.

Cool, eh?

But I don't think I look like him at all. The angle of the shot makes my nose look more pointed than it is, if anything.

Frank had a nose that only the Gods could reckon with.
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Postby detrop » Wed May 17, 2006 1:54 am

Now check this out....since we're into Zappa trivia at the moment.

That same fall into the pit put him into a wheel-chair for two years. During that two years he produced "Over-nite Sensation" and "One Size Fits All," two albums which showcased his guitar work extremely well, and unlike the preceding and following albums which tended toward other instrumental compositions, these two emphasized his lead playing the most.

My theory?

He spent more time playing the guitar because he was in a wheel-chair.

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Postby Gobbo » Wed May 17, 2006 4:06 am

But I don't think I look like him at all. The angle of the shot makes my nose look more pointed than it is, if anything.


Yeah, plus i can't think of Zappa without the long hair.
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Postby Tedious Old Fart » Thu May 18, 2006 3:21 am

The other day I was readin about impressionistic painters.

So, I'm not bein a realist when I say you look like Zaopa. I am saying that you give the impression of the man. I think he was from the mideast too.

Anyway I hope you dont end up in the pit.
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Postby GliderPendalehaven » Sat May 27, 2006 11:45 pm

i don't have any pictures of me but here is a picture of my daughter

she's giving a kewl evil look

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Postby Mr. Kebop » Sun May 28, 2006 4:34 pm

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Postby Uccisore » Sun May 28, 2006 5:17 pm

That photo of a human being rotated into my selection of avatars is me.

And yes, I really dress like that. q:
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Postby Bessy » Sun May 28, 2006 5:22 pm

Kebop,

You are just adorable. :D
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Postby Mr. Kebop » Sun May 28, 2006 5:38 pm

Bessy wrote:Kebop,

You are just adorable. :D


Awww....you make me blush
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Postby detrop » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:19 am

...and so we played.

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Postby Gobbo » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:13 am

long live zappa
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Postby detrop » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:19 am

(recently edited in honor of The Old Gobbo)

long live zappa


I couldn't agree more.

Here is a picture of me after having been informed of an over-flowing toilet, clogged by the filth from the bowels of my friend, whom hours before consumed a magnificent meat-ball sub.

I did not witness the event long enough to see the alleged turd, but I did witness the bathroom floor become overwhelmed with water, and contemplated momentarily on the matter.

I do not have my most excellent six-pack at this time, so please bear with me ladies and I'll get it back in a couple weeks, hopefully. I haven't done my crunches in who knows how long.

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Postby Gobbo » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:22 am

lol

the ultimate contemplation. To do situps.. or to not.

I did some today coincidentally.

It's been a while since I posted a pic actually.. maybe I shall here in a sec.
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Postby detrop » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:44 am

The one with the glasses and the bowl, under that brass light-fixture, was a classic.

You almost look like Johhny Depp in Fear and Loathing, at first glance.

Good picture. I couldn't imagine just posing for a camera...I'd have to make a scene or something...anything.

I'm gonna do some crazy shit with this new camera and post some fun pictures. Standing in a display case at a shopping mall, frozen still, while people pass. That'd be cool. Shame I can't post links to video clips, because all these shots are taken on a handycam.
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