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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8040 on: July 25, 2013, 09:02:19 AM »
Beauty.  Its on gawker if you're intersted.

I do have to say though, she looks better than ever.

I am totally goping to look this up if I remember to do when not at work. I found the books pretty stupid, but this art claim is intriguing
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8041 on: July 26, 2013, 10:13:53 AM »
This is a great article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/07/25/205513618/is-it-fair-for-baseball-to-reject-drugs-but-embrace-surgery

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I can't say for sure, but here's a hypothesis. It has nothing to do with sports or with cheating, but everything to do with our ways of thinking about ourselves.

Despite the fact that surgeons go inside your body and rebuild parts and structures, we think of them as leaving you basically unaffected. Surgeons don't change your being any more than plumbers alter the architecture. Surgery is superficial.

But when it comes to drugs, an entirely different set of intuitions kick in. Drugs are not superficial. Drugs get inside you in a deeper way; drugs change you. And so we find ourselves inclined to think that if you need drugs to be a good athlete — or if you need drugs to be happy or live without anxiety or perform sexually — then, well, you are not really a good athlete (or a happy person or a good lover). Drugs make a person inauthentic.

Is this true?

Is there something intrinsically better about being a person who doesn't need to play with his or her biochemistry to be happy and productive?

And is there such a thing as a human life that is not caught up with the control of biochemistry? Isn't that what we do when we eat?

These are open questions. They are important. They go way beyond sports. Let's think about them seriously.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8042 on: July 26, 2013, 10:37:22 AM »
Since returning to school I have, on several occasions, written so much that I have pens that literally run out of ink.  The cartridge is empty and has to be thrown away.  Previously, I was more used to pens either mysteriously drying out with plenty of ink or being lost before they ran out.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8043 on: July 26, 2013, 10:37:45 AM »
I also don't like that "pens" and "penis" are only one letter off.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8044 on: July 26, 2013, 03:12:29 PM »
I find my penis dry up normally as well.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8045 on: July 26, 2013, 06:13:04 PM »
At least you don't have a leaky one.

By the way: Have I told you about my stent?


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8046 on: July 26, 2013, 06:49:43 PM »
At least you don't have a leaky one.

By the way: Have I told you about my stent?

Okay, you can go away now, Lembach.



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8047 on: July 26, 2013, 07:45:50 PM »
But I was told there would be pie and Shenanigans...  :-\


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8048 on: July 26, 2013, 08:20:39 PM »
I hate coffee.

I think I broke 5 Seattle municipal laws saying that.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8049 on: July 27, 2013, 01:52:22 AM »
I hate coffee.

I think I broke 5 Seattle municipal laws saying that.

I know plenty of people who don't like it. My wife included. I don't get it, but I know such a difference in tastes exists.



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8050 on: July 27, 2013, 05:37:31 AM »
I hate coffee.

I think I broke 5 Seattle municipal laws saying that.

I know plenty of people who don't like it. My wife included. I don't get it, but I know such a difference in tastes exists.
Just tastes like hot muddy water, and it makes me sleepy.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8051 on: July 27, 2013, 12:41:10 PM »
It sends me to searing gas pain land, and acid-reflux village.

I hate the smell of it mostly.

I hate it because I can not smell. Just tastes like a cup of bitterness to me.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8052 on: July 27, 2013, 01:15:10 PM »
cup of bitterness

I think that's a Morrissey song.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8053 on: July 27, 2013, 01:49:14 PM »
I was about to say "And it's crazy I don't drink coffee because I work in film where people drink coffee like water."  But then I thought about it for a bit... and pretty much every job's employees are known for drinking lots of coffee. Office workers, construction workers, writers, police, teachers, doctors. Do lawyers drink a lot of coffee? 

I think pretty much all demographics drink a lot of coffee. That's my conclusion.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8054 on: July 27, 2013, 02:36:42 PM »
The only coffee I've ever had that tastes the least bit good includes a lot of chocolate.  It has to be enough chocolate to be one step away from saying "screw the coffee, just give me a hot chocolate"...and since then, that's been my course of action.
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