Friday, October 29, 2010

Bring. It. On.

25 Comments:

Blogger Rick said...

Take no liquorice!

10/29/2010 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Van said...

I could use his help!

10/29/2010 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

I am so bored at this seminar, it's physically painful. Exactly how high school felt -- like waiting in the airport for seven hours.

10/29/2010 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger Van said...

Thankfully I haven't felt your pain since the last time I worked at a major corp... few things worse than the barrage of incoming worker sensitivity training classes given by modern 'right wing' corporation human resource(!) departments.

(Though, considering where you are, I understand if you differ)

10/29/2010 02:34:00 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

Well, I don't mean to be unkind about you being in mandated boredom, but I'm glad that you can't post for a bit. You see, I just began reading you recently and how will I ever get a chance if there is constantly a new post up to ponder, to poke around in the archives and get a glimmer of what on earth you are horizontaling about and how that relates to inspiration to aspire vertically?

Have you talked to anybody about being able to remember how highschool felt? Not that there is likely any cure for that other than avoiding, as best as able, circumstances that quicken old memories that hide in the cells of seats.

10/29/2010 03:02:00 PM  
Blogger black hole said...

I remember high school; I studied marijuana. My favorite elective: leaving the campus midday with disreputable peers.

I did not like high school. But loved junior college.

I never stopped going to college until two years ago and I'm a fairly old person.

You don't see too many aging women of color in literature classes anymore. Maybe I should go back...

10/29/2010 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger ge said...

I don't think I ever mentioned this volume here, but rereading it I sense its importance and depth. [the author's sole published work]

[J. Nigro Sansonese maintains that ancient myths throughout the world are coded instructions for esoteric practice involving a deep awareness of the human body. He points out that the ancient Greeks share common ancestry with the Hindus and that the primal traditions of all peoples involve a knowledge of trance states which is coded in myth.]
search "darwin' for his [p. 302] critique of Neodarwinism

10/29/2010 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger black hole said...

Hi Mushroom: I read your parable the other day. Loved it.

Killing the protagonist shows a sense of fatalism and hopelessness.

This is the perfect expression of the culture of fear we live in. You have channeled the essence of America.

10/29/2010 05:05:00 PM  
Blogger mushroom said...

God bless you, BH. I'm glad you enjoyed it. If I have pleased you, my life has not been lived in vain.

10/29/2010 07:09:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Great photo and costume!

FL is definitely 4-O and squared away. :^)

10/30/2010 12:01:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Exactly how high school felt...

I know that feeling.

So have you gotten to the part yet where you realize you're standing naked in the hallway and all your finals start in five minutes?

10/30/2010 07:53:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Another one today. Don't want to wait until the last minute to get my CE credits, since my license to exorcise assouls expires on 10/31.

10/30/2010 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger JP said...

Jeanatte says:

"Have you talked to anybody about being able to remember how highschool felt?"

To me high school was a game. My goal was to win. That was the last game like that I ever played. It lasted four years and came down to GPA difference of 0.14% if I recall correctly.

Plus, I had access to the easy button. I used the easy button to change the rules and boost my GPA.

So, to win the game, I had to break the rules.

That's what I learned from high school.

10/30/2010 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger JP said...

Jeanette says:

"You see, I just began reading you recently and how will I ever get a chance if there is constantly a new post up to ponder, to poke around in the archives and get a glimmer of what on earth you are horizontaling about and how that relates to inspiration to aspire vertically?"

Bob is contantly reiterintegrating his old posts, so you get the old with the new.

It just occurred to me that due to the laws of fractals, emergent order, and Cousin Dupree, the Archive has some sort of hidden structure of which I am unaware.

10/30/2010 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger JP said...

Bob says:

"I am so bored at this seminar, it's physically painful. Exactly how high school felt -- like waiting in the airport for seven hours."

That's how life feels for me every day. I haven't figured out how to fix that.

10/30/2010 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger ge said...

here 's a song i heard a snippet-- basically just the title of-- on the radio in the '90s and no one identified the artist; so i spent ages hoping to find it, and did---ever have that happen?

10/30/2010 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

GE - thanks for the book link. I glanced at it a bit yesterday; it shed a new perspective on things I've long noticed.

10/31/2010 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger ge said...

Yeah Julie Sansonese has some unique POVs---I was struck by his 'pituitary catastrophe' hypothesis [the pages around 212] recalling some of my own unsolved blisstery intercranial epileptoid breakthroughs... 'Proprioception' is another theme he explores

10/31/2010 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Bob, does the bee know anything interesting?

Just curious - Amazon has very little in the way of description on that one.

10/31/2010 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Don't know yet. Travers, who wrote Mary Poppins, was also a mystic who wrote on myth and symbol. This is a collection of the pieces she wrote for the journal Parabola.

10/31/2010 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

This earlier edition has a couple of reviews. It was out of print until a couple months ago, and too expensive. I've always been curious about it.

10/31/2010 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Interesting - I thought the name sounded familiar. I like the description. Being driven about an American Indian reservation by a surly cowboy has got to be fodder for a tale or two, as well as a good means of deepening one's appreciation for and understanding of tall tales.

10/31/2010 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger ge said...

-everyone know this author ?
i consider him a modern gnostic philosopher

11/01/2010 06:07:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

wv: evermigh...(t) !! :)

11/01/2010 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

(That was in re FL.)

11/01/2010 09:13:00 AM  

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