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Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 pm
by MagsJ
Catching up on nearly 4 weeks worth of posts.. family and political matters having kept me solely occupied.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:58 pm
by MagsJ
Pandora wrote:Exploring Axial Age:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QOzB_vlkZ8

Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:42 am
by Pandora
MagsJ wrote:Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
Yes, trade routes and traders/merchants played a key role in spread and evolution of ideas, and even influencing the course of history. It appears that the spread of phonetic alphabet was done by maritime merchants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4xHbPXOHY

Phonecians also remind me of the Venetian maritime Republic. It was a maritime trade-based state, but also had quite formidable military (and is known as the place of the first assembly line...sorry Ford).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKpXpradgE

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:47 am
by MagsJ
Pandora wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
Yes, trade routes and traders/merchants played a key role in spread and evolution of ideas, and even influencing the course of history. It appears that the spread of phonetic alphabet was done by maritime merchants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4xHbPXOHY

Phonecians also remind me of the Venetian maritime Republic. It was a maritime trade-based state, but also had quite formidable military (and is known as the place of the first assembly line...sorry Ford).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKpXpradgE

I met a guy who specialises in Naval History.. I'm not sure what era, if any. but we didn't talk about that.. we/the small gathering talked about med-tech inventing, drug-testing tech at airports, common philosophy topics on forums, penny farthings, and who invented gears..

The links were very informative.. and in them, the beginnings of the Muslim/Christian divide.. evident, and so began the crusades.. a burden the whole planet bears to this day and is left to resolve.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:45 pm
by Pandora
On similarities between the decline and fall of Roman Empire and the modern West.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh7rdCYCQ_U

Interesting comparison, though today we also have an important factor of increasing globalization through digital communications (increasing global culture).

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:49 am
by MagsJ
..deciding to give anything I need to eat or drink with antihistamine a break. Slim but bloated (tummy) is not a good look :|

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:54 am
by Mr Reasonable
Alabama beat LSU again Saturday. They've beaten them every year since I made this thread.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:06 pm
by MagsJ
Tidying up my pad, starting with the lounge.. the landings and stairs are next on my hit-list.. sisal flooring for the landings, and white floor paint and stair treads for the stairs.

You really didn't want to see the before, but here is the after..

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Ready for the party season...

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Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:26 pm
by MagsJ
..listening to what sounds like a wolf howling down the ends.. never heard no dog make noise like that. :-k definitely a beast.

Very 'Hounds of the Baskerville'-esque..

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:56 am
by MagsJ
..thinking.. why the fuck am I awake so early, and now I need something to eat, for I have the morning starves.

Whoever said it was a good idea to go to bed around 8 and rise at 4, who..? oh yeah, a friend of mine. The boring hours, I prefer the bewitching ones.. the ones after dusk ; )

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:13 am
by Mr Reasonable
My sleep schedule is totally random. I took a nap Wednesday afternoon and woke up around 9pm. Then stayed awake until about 9pm on Thursday. Then today I was up again at 6am or so, got coffee, ran an errand and came home to watch football. Took 2 brief naps one in the morning and one in the afternoon both while on the couch. Then ran some more errands, got home around midnight and now I'm back watching tv and may or may not fall asleep. Who knows?

Also, a guy shot 2 people in a mall about a mile from here earlier. One of the victims was a 12 year old girl. She's alive and talking and at a hospital. The other was an 18 year old dude. He's critical and at a different hospital. The shooter was immediately gunned down in the mall in front of a massive crowd and there's a video and some still shots of his corpse on twitter.

The mall is closed until further notice, which means that the other nearby mall will be absolutely packed tomorrow for the day after Thanksgiving sales.

I can't emphasize enough the importance of just buying everything on Amazon.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:48 pm
by Mr Reasonable

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:10 am
by Mr Reasonable
Alabama beats Oklahoma to secure a spot in the national championship game. 4 years in a row it's Alabama vs Clemson. If we win the next game, then we've got 3 out of the last 4 championships.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:48 pm
by brevel_monkey
I can't believe this thread is still going.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:15 am
by MagsJ
brevel_monkey wrote:I can't believe this thread is still going.

I can't believe you're back. :shock:

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:17 am
by Mr Reasonable
Greatest thread of all time.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:06 am
by MagsJ
..it aiight :P

Not slept much, so an early breakfast and start to the day, for me. :|

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:26 am
by Mr Reasonable
Hey magsj, you remember that time some guy ad hommed me in his OP and I told him to fist fuck his own asshole? Thinking about that makes me laugh.

I propose a rule change.... If someone starts ad homming you in a conversation that you're not even participating in, or if they make a thread about you, then you should be able to say whatever you want to them or in that thread.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:30 am
by MagsJ
Mr Reasonable wrote:Hey magsj, you remember that time some guy ad hommed me in his OP and I told him to fist fuck his own asshole? Thinking about that makes me laugh.

I propose a rule change.... If someone starts ad homming you in a conversation that you're not even participating in, or if they make a thread about you, then you should be able to say whatever you want to them or in that thread.

Hey MR, you sneaky sly dog.

One ad hom should not manifest another in retaliation.. I simply propose that any further threads in that vein be removed from public view.. never to see the vain light of day again.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:32 am
by Mr Reasonable
My mom always taught me that 2 wrongs can make a right sometimes. Maybe not every time...but sometimes.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:15 pm
by brevel_monkey
I can't believe you're back. :shock:


This is true, it came as a shock to me too. When I joined this board I was in high school. Things change huh? Apart from this thread, which is still here somehow.

I'm at my desk, pretty much alone in the office as I'm the only one on my floor who doesn't 'wfh' on Fridays. Clock watching, there's 45 minutes left.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:35 pm
by iambiguous
Mr Reasonable wrote:Greatest thread of all time.


He means it.

You know, if that's actually true. :wink:

And going all the way back to the OP:

I'm sitting on my couch, watching a video of the alabama/lsu game while smoking a bong and waiting for chinese food to be delivered. I was thinking of getting someone over here to clean the place. This is usually what I'm doing, I've seen this game about 130-140 times now.
Or I'm in the bathroom someplace, bored and using my phone to post on message boards while I poop.

What are you doing right now?


Never in a million years would I have expected to bump into something like this in a philosophy venue.

But I have always enjoyed dropping in here from time to time myself. We are, after all, "human all too human". And what could possibly be more philosophical than that?

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:06 pm
by Mr Reasonable
Maybe you wouldn't expect this here because you view philosophy as something inherently rigid and methodical...dare I say...objective. If something doesn't fit into your rigid and methodical framework then it confuses you. Reality is in a constant state of flux for the most part. When you're unbending in your understanding, or lack thereof of how things actually are, then I imagine that you get surprised by a lot of things.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:24 pm
by Faust
I agree with iam... I'm thinking the philosophical set would be more into beer and wings.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:28 pm
by Mr Reasonable
Damnit Faust.