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Re: What are you doing?

Postby promethean75 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:05 am

Because the ruskies do it better....

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Re: What are you doing?

Postby promethean75 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:32 pm

lost my first informal race today on the sv1000s. the dude was on a big ass ninja, at least 900 ccs, and in mint condition. plus he was all accessorized out; riding gear that matched the bike, so you know he was very experienced and probably poppin fookin wheelies and shit on a dirt bike when he was a kid.

so we ended up beside each other at a red light. our eyes meet. a nod. a rev. it's gotta happen now, and there was no backing out. i began to tremble. my life passed before my eyes. that time i found the lizard while on a boy scouts camping trip. our ride up the cable cars on the swiss alps. when grandma taught me how to rake the thatch from the grass. the time my father told me: 'son, there's three kinds of people. people who make things happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.

first thing i'm thinking is 'i'm gonna gun this fucker and its gonna jump right out from under me', so i'm a little nervous, right. light turns green and he's gone. and me? sure enough, i'm not aggressive enough and my launch was all wrong. when racing bikes, the lauch is everything. if you fuck that up, you cut your chances of victory in half. anyway when i hit second i twisted that fucker to twelve thousand rpms and started gaining.... but by that time we were both way above the speed limit and had to back off. so in the 0-60 he smoked me... but that's not to say i wouldn't have caught up with him at a buck twenty. do i think i woulda? no, i don't think so. but i don't know.

now if i was on the tiger (my cbr600rr), and got my launch right, the 0-60 woulda been mine. 2.9 seconds, kids. 60 miles an hour in first gear. two blinks of an eye.

no seriously, i dunno. that ninja was the stuff.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:31 pm

Watching NFL.. Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.. this version is just as watchable and entertaining as Rugby League is to Rugby Union, i.e. much better for primetime TV.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:12 am

..watching the NFL show.. it’s funny, and entertaining, and everything that a sports show should be.

The ex-player commentators are now living in the UK, and loving it here, and have bestowed us with a very understandable and watchable version of the game.

Sports evolve.. like everything else.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:17 am

Weaning myself off of all non-paleo consumables was not as difficult or traumatic as I thought it would be, so making the direct jump from some to none, was all that was necessary to make the transition.. I should have known this was the only option, being an all-or-nothing type. My stomach is already thanking me for it, and is looking forward to a dinner of mixed-grill n frites-plantain, tomorrow.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby WendyDarling » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:24 am

Getting caught up on ILP. :o :o
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Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:03 am

Watching, on BBC Four:

Now: The Worlds Most Beautiful Eggs: The genius of Carl Faberge-Stephen Smith explores the extraordinary life and work of virtuoso jeweller Carl Faberge.

Next: The Art of Japanese Life-James Fox looks at the clean minimalism of the Japanese home, which has been exported around the world, from modernist architecture to lifestyle stores like Muji.

Next: Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream-while the Habsburgs headed for extinction, Vienna v
Blossomed, as the theories of Freud and the sensuality of the secession artists like Klimt and Schiele ushered in the modern age.

I’ve seen the first two series before, but not the third.. on Vienna.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm

Watching QI.. all the other programmes seem dull in comparison.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:40 pm

Watching the showjumping, during dinner.. the hi-lights from the Grand Prix, Spain.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby phoneutria » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:32 pm

promethean75 wrote:So I'm here eating at a kind of outdoor patio bar/restaurant, right. At the table to my left four college chicks are drinking beers and cavorting. One of em yells across the table at me; 'hey, can we ride your crotch rocket?' (bikes parked behind me).

Now I was not at all prepared for this... and I said the unthinkable; 'dont you want to ride my motorcycle first?'

Now they knew they shoulda seen that coming. They practically handed it to me. Fortunately they were good spirited, laughed heartily, and everything worked out fine.



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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:38 am

MagsJ wrote:.. on Vienna.

An interview in Freuds old house



And a typical Viennese day at university;

The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:03 am

Just finished watching The Heist, and now watching The Name Of The Rose last episode (missed the previous 7) after coming back from our local GE celebratory-drinks, where the discourse was much and varied.. fuelled by the prior talk from Historian David Starkey, on all things Europe.. and hours and much drinks later, we all went merrily on our way home.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:59 am

Fixed Cross wrote:
MagsJ wrote:.. on Vienna.

An interview in Freuds old house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORTM63ds2og

A good question.. ideas without being based on/from citation?

What about thoughts borne from anxiety.. no citation necessary there, to initiate the thoughts that arise in the mind, from it.. so an inner monologue, with no guidance from the external, but of which we daren't share.

Are new ideas borne from anxiety/the irrational, that we try to make sense of, to appease the mind and make it still..? Now you know what caused me to awake at 6am this morning. :|

And a typical Viennese day at university;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4TvDkUCmAU

How very.. abstract/very Le Salon.. breaking through self-consciousness.. to achieve..? One thing it does achieve, is that one becomes unaware/blinkered of the other’s gaze upon us.. very useful at a packed discussion, when all eyes fall on you whilst listening to your input on the topic at hand. Good for the Performing Arts too, I guess.. at least it’s a better option than the pretend-to-be-a-tree-blowing-in-the-wind version of yesteryear.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby WendyDarling » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:33 pm

Just finished wrapping the last of the Christmas presents. :occasion-santa:
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby WendyDarling » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:33 pm

Only on page 6 of Mein Kampf (preface and excerpts finished) and boy, I'm exhausted. Reading at length is a mental struggle unless there's a story that grabs me and no story has been introduced yet. Fingers crossed, there is a story.
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Aegean » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:40 pm

Why do you bother reading that?
He wasn't an intellectual.

Begin with Schopenhauer, through Nietzsche, into Spengler, Evola...Yockey, Heisman....to maintain some continuity.
Come back in a year.
Then you may branch out.
Hegel, Wittgenstein, Marx, Spinoza, Kant...if you can prevent yourself from drowsing off, Kierkegaard, Stirner.
Don't bother with Sartre, or Foucault.

I wouldn't begin with the Greeks. You don't seem to have the patience.

Then, maybe Baudrillard. Jung...get into evolutionary psychology. That's fascinating stuff.

What a dread full first book to read.
Who told you to do such a foolish thing....Joker?
Does he seem stable to you?
I know he's a nice, kind, guy, no mater hat image he's been cultivating on-line....but come on!
He's adorable, I know. But is he someone to take advice from?
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby WendyDarling » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:00 pm

Trying to answer my own question about how the Jews got on Hitler's radar? History research.

My patience might surprise you for I loved Plato but I've only scratched the surface of him. Disliked Nietzsche's style, wasn't getting much out of it.
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby promethean75 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:29 pm

Wendy. Darling. You'll waste a third of your life traversing the landscapes of continental philosophy, so don't make the same mistake I did. I suggest this: shoot for the last great synthetic philosophical systematizer we had before the birth of positivism. Herbert 'pork chops' Spencer. In him you're gonna find everything everybody else already said, but in a way that is fast approaching the methods of analytical philosophy. Now I'm telling you this because if you don't go straight to analytical philosophy, you'll regret going to it last. And in order to fully appreciate it, you have to be able to see what it has done to everything coming before it. That's why Spencer is a great place to start; he's right on the fence. We call him 'on the fence spence'.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Aegean » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:30 pm

Try Spengler. He has an organic approach that may appeal to your feminine nature.
It may even shed light on why the Jews became a nuisance, or why they've ben expelled over a hundred times from the nations they were never a part of.

I gave you a hint.
Think of cultures as you would an organism.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby promethean75 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:40 pm

No don't start with him. Spengler looks like an angry Bruce Willis.

If you insist on going the romantic fascist route, go with evola. Evola was totally hot in that pic of his with the suit and the monocle. The very personification of bourgeois nobility. 'absolutely dashing' would be an understatement.

But you can't stay there for long because nationalism is an outdated anachronism that can never again be realizable on planet earf.

You are a philosopher of the future, Wendy. You are going forward, not backward.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Aegean » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:13 pm

I would take Brian's advice, Nat.
He's proven to be a reliable thinker with good judgment.

No....I'm not kiddin'...
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:38 pm

Aegean wrote:I would take Brian's advice, Nat.
He's proven to be a reliable thinker with good judgment.

No....I'm not kiddin'...

Wendy is Natalie? if so, why am I always late to the ILP ‘heads up’ party. Da f!
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Aegean » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:46 pm

I just came here. Party crasher, am I.
But who knows who is who?
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:30 am

Aegean wrote:I just came here. Party crasher, am I.
But who knows who is who?

So you either know, or you’re ad-libbing/playing along?

I know who I am, at least.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Aegean » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:33 am

All I know, for certain, is that I am, literally....outis.
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