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Old 12th October 2020, 08:49 AM   #3241
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Welcome KayBur, hope the forum makes your quarantine more endurable. Sorry to say that the first thing that came into my mind when reading your name is a event in the highland games called the caber toss. The caber is basically a telephone pole that one tries to toss such that it flips end over end.

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Old 13th October 2020, 05:56 AM   #3242
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Welcome KayBur, hope the forum makes your quarantine more endurable. Sorry to say that the first thing that came into my mind when reading your name is a event in the highland games called the caber toss. The caber is basically a telephone pole that one tries to toss such that it flips end over end.

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An interesting association. I like people with associative thinking. I myself often have different associations. I don't even know how it started. But at some point, associations began to come from watched films or read books.
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Old 13th October 2020, 06:34 AM   #3243
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Thanks, I find associative thinking helps balance out my tendency for dissociative thinking. I try to do both in moderation.


Having never been able to get through a written work of fiction longer than a short story, though I can read a technical manual or reference book from end to end. For me the associations are generally with quotes, movies, TV, song lyrics and a smattering of poetry. A lot of times things just seem to click together easily for me. A big advantage in my job of working with complex integrated elecro-mechanical systems.
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Old 15th October 2020, 07:58 AM   #3244
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All have their own characteristics. I have had some kind of inability to watch films lately. So I noticed that even if the film is interesting, I still need to either watch something on my tablet, or urgently get the book I wanted to read. In general, there are a lot of small things. But when it comes to reading, I can read for hours.
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Old 15th October 2020, 04:50 PM   #3245
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Originally Posted by KayBur View Post
All have their own characteristics. I have had some kind of inability to watch films lately. So I noticed that even if the film is interesting, I still need to either watch something on my tablet, or urgently get the book I wanted to read. In general, there are a lot of small things. But when it comes to reading, I can read for hours.

I used to be able to do both and actually retain most of the content from both.

Those days are long gone. Now when I read with the TV on I just look up every once in a while.
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Old 16th October 2020, 03:13 AM   #3246
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
I used to be able to do both and actually retain most of the content from both.

Those days are long gone. Now when I read with the TV on I just look up every once in a while.
Iím doing about the same thing now, but Iím still unhappy that I canít just sit and watch a movie. This is especially annoying when my wife and I decided to watch a movie, and I am constantly distracted. The wife is offended, thinks that I am not interested in her. And I don't understand how to explain correctly that I can't just sit and look at the screen right now.
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Old 23rd November 2020, 04:58 AM   #3247
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Hey everyone. It's me john. I'm 27 years old working as a marketing agent
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Old 23rd November 2020, 02:00 PM   #3248
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Old 30th November 2020, 07:09 PM   #3249
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Hi folks, new member here. Looking forward to meaningful and properly highbrow discussion/debate.
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Old 5th December 2020, 10:09 AM   #3250
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Hi folks, new member here. Looking forward to meaningful and properly highbrow discussion/debate.
Welcome, Timur, while I too look forward to highbrow meaningful discussions, the meaningless lowbrow stuff also has its appeal.

Much of which can be found here.

Humor

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Old 6th December 2020, 05:44 PM   #3251
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Originally Posted by The Man View Post
Welcome, Timur, while I too look forward to highbrow meaningful discussions, the meaningless lowbrow stuff also has its appeal.

Much of which can be found here.

Humor

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Beware: some of that brow gets pretty low.
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Old 6th December 2020, 09:26 PM   #3252
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A high brow is simply a euphemism for balding.

Not that that's any reason not to want it, of course.

But did you come in specifically for the letters-to-prison thing, Timur, or was that happenstance? (From before my time here, not the thread but its subject's posts on here, but it is your resurrection of that thread that brought it to my notice. A ...hair-raising thread, if you ask me.)

But either way, welcome, and happy discussing. On that business, and other things as well.
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Old 7th December 2020, 04:55 AM   #3253
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Chanakya: I love humor as much as the next soi-disant intellectual, and appreciate the Monty Python references in particular; it's hard to do better than good standup, though, imo. I agree that Curly > Shemp, and as to Chanakya's post, I don't mean to intrude on what one might call, in contemporary terms, a safe space. I've met people from many walks of life, some of whom have done morally objectionable things (it's a wide scale) and yet have merits at the same time worthy of recognition, and perhaps even an attempt at compassion/understanding. There was a neo-Nazi guy who rejected that affiliation after his daughter was born, and had a come to Jeebus moment, and goes on speaking tours of synagogues and churches. having found a new and better way. Redemption, second chances, seem meritorious to me, under the right circumstances, instead of the all-too-human tendency (particularly in American society, to my observation) to act as a virtual lynch mob, piling on to someone who's already been judged and sentenced and serving time. Criminal justice reform, anyone?

On that note, here's a joke - not particularly highbrow, though I suspect most who know if it are likely balding.

Two Jews in front of a firing squad. The guard asks them if they want blindfolds; they say no. The guard then gets ready to give the order to fire. One asks, "Don't we get a last request?" The other admonishes: "Shh, Murray! Don't make trouble."
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Old 27th December 2020, 07:35 AM   #3254
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So I see.. hopefully the reasonable/decent/interesting outweighs their opposites enough. Keep hope alive!
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Old 3rd January 2021, 03:50 PM   #3255
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Hi guys and gals! I was a member here a few years ago and have returned. I don't believe in ghosts, gods or losing at table tennis.
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Old 4th January 2021, 05:49 AM   #3256
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Hi guys and gals! I was a member here a few years ago and have returned. I don't believe in ghosts, gods or losing at table tennis.

But you seem to have lost your earlier handle. Never mind, and welcome (back).

[I suppose you could request the mods to reset your password, if you've lost those details, and care to retain connection with your earlier posts. Whatever, your call.]
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Old 4th January 2021, 05:55 AM   #3257
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Old 17th January 2021, 11:50 PM   #3258
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Old 21st January 2021, 12:57 PM   #3260
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Im ok buddy how about you??
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Old 26th January 2021, 11:04 AM   #3261
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Thats good to hear..... This really is a good site!!
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Old 22nd February 2021, 05:49 AM   #3263
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Hi all, paranoiacs of the world!)
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Old 22nd February 2021, 05:28 PM   #3264
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Hi all, paranoiacs of the world!)
Welcome, Topki4, short of a Timothy Leary send off, this world will get us all in the end.


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I hope you locked the door behind you. And are you sure you turned off the coffee pot and jiggled the toilet handle before you left?
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Hello everybody. I have been following this site for quite some time and thought I should finally join. I have been a skeptic and follower of science for many decades.
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