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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:29 am

Molly Brodie: Why do they [Nuns!--Ed.] lock themselves away from everyone else?

Jackson Brodie: Because they think they're helping us.

MB: That is stupid.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:10 am

@HeatherAntos

I truly believe water can solve all of our problems.

Weight loss? Drink water.

Clear skin? Drink water.

Tired of someone? Drown them.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:19 am

Something to blame your parents for:
https://www.amazon.com/Better-Never-Hav ... 0199549265

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Most people believe that they were either benefited or at least not harmed by being brought into existence. Thus, if they ever do reflect on whether they should bring others into existence---rather than having children without even thinking about whether they should---they presume that they do them no harm. Better Never to Have Been challenges these assumptions. David Benatar argues that coming into existence is always a serious harm. Although the good things in one's life make one's life go better than it otherwise would have gone, one could not have been deprived by their absence if one had not existed. Those who never exist cannot be deprived. However, by coming into existence one does suffer quite serious harms that could not have befallen one had one not come into existence. Drawing on the relevant psychological literature, the author shows that there are a number of well-documented features of human psychology that explain why people systematically overestimate the quality of their lives and why they are thus resistant to the suggestion that they were seriously harmed by being brought into existence. The author then argues for the 'anti-natal' view---that it is always wrong to have children---and he shows that combining the anti-natal view with common pro-choice views about foetal moral status yield a "pro-death" view about abortion (at the earlier stages of gestation). Anti-natalism also implies that it would be better if humanity became extinct. Although counter-intuitive for many, that implication is defended, not least by showing that it solves many conundrums of moral theory about population.
Hmmmm. :notsure: :|
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 am

Already been done:

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On the drawback of having been born
Cioran specialized in one-paragraph maxims of the desperate kind, e. g.:
My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.

– Emil Cioran
But, as I noticed elsewhere, lived in a nice apartment overlooking one of the loveliest parks in Paris. Despair, but with all the material comfort. :mrgreen:

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:57 am

Quick way of evaluating a philosophy:
If it makes you want to die it is a form of mental illness.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by shemp » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:01 am

Jesus Fucking Christ! What a fucking pair of killjoys! I'm going out for steak and scotch!
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:06 am

shemp wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:01 am
Jesus Fucking Christ! What a fucking pair of killjoys! I'm going out for steak and scotch!
What? You've already given up on kale? :(

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by shemp » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:21 am

Well, maybe a small salad too.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:55 am

Witness wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 am
Cioran specialized in one-paragraph maxims of the desperate kind, e. g.:
My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.

– Emil Cioran
I like that quote. It's funny. :mrgreen:

Of course, time always wins that battle eventually.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:54 am

My thought for the day is that I may very well have a Jewish mother, which would make me a Kike. (Not, of course, that there is anything wrong with that.)

It's just that my mother, at every available opportunity, gives me a massive guilt trip. :(
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:37 am

Boris Johnson welcomes you, Bubbee!



What?





You would actually consider the LSD party?

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:02 am

Doc, in the days of my youth, I joined the LSD party.



Having watched Abdul's multi-coloured train sets for about fifteen hours, I decided that accountancy and banking might be more my thing.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:20 am

At least you were not driving that train.

High on cocaine. . . .


--J. "Does Anyone Actually Like The Dead?" D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 am

Ho-Ho_Ho

Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:35 am

AC is channeling Pil, it's just not Finnish. :twisted:



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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:49 am

Another Captain Beefheart fan :)

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:49 pm

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This image will probably annoy the shit out of Bruce.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 pm

“Anyway, that's what life is, just one learning experience after another, and when you're through with all the learning experiences you graduate and what you get for a diploma is, you die.”
― Frederik Pohl, Gateway
Corresponding Russian saying: Век живи, век учись — дураком помрёшь.