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Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking

Started by ER, September 30, 2021, 01:18:27 PM

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ER

Quote from: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2021, 11:57:46 AM
Quote from: ER on November 02, 2021, 07:21:11 AM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Get coked-up, have a threesome with a stripper, kill a hobo for kicks.

Can the hobo and the stripper be the same person?
What does not kill me makes me stranger.

Paquita

Quote from: ER on November 04, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Quote from: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2021, 11:57:46 AM
Quote from: ER on November 02, 2021, 07:21:11 AM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Get coked-up, have a threesome with a stripper, kill a hobo for kicks.

Can the hobo and the stripper be the same person?

No, because the stripper hobo might be me when I'm unemployed in March and have to take up stripper hoboing to provide for my family.  I don't think I'll quite be ready to die yet, but the list of things I would do for 20 bucks might get much longer. 

Plan an adventure!  Solve mysteries! Did you know you can make baskets out of pine needles?   There's a youtube video on it.  I think I'm going to do that too – I'll be a basket weaving stripper hobo.  I may not be able to do all the moves the other strippers can do, but I bet you haven't seen a stripper on a freight train with super cute hand woven pine needle basket top grass tasseled pasties.


ER

Remember, remember the fifth of November, when a benighted bunch of Catholic fundamentalists tried to murder the English government and bring the brutality of the Inquisition to the land, somehow inspiring modern-day revolutionary hobbyists who say they want social equality for all. Try 'n connect those far-flung dots, eh....
What does not kill me makes me stranger.

RCMerchant

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Quote from: ER on November 05, 2021, 09:29:05 AM
Remember, remember the fifth of November, when a benighted bunch of Catholic fundamentalists tried to murder the English government and bring the brutality of the Inquisition to the land, somehow inspiring modern-day revolutionary hobbyists who say they want social equality for all. Try 'n connect those far-flung dots, eh....

Seems pretty useless.
All of it.
All religion seems competitive and useless. Or dangerous.

Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

Alex

I often feel it was a shame they didn't succeed. Not that I agree with their beliefs or aims, but sometimes I do feel that the country would be better off without Parliament.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

Alex

Quote from: Paquita on November 04, 2021, 10:19:18 PM
Quote from: ER on November 04, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Quote from: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2021, 11:57:46 AM
Quote from: ER on November 02, 2021, 07:21:11 AM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Get coked-up, have a threesome with a stripper, kill a hobo for kicks.

Can the hobo and the stripper be the same person?

No, because the stripper hobo might be me when I'm unemployed in March and have to take up stripper hoboing to provide for my family.  I don't think I'll quite be ready to die yet, but the list of things I would do for 20 bucks might get much longer. 

Plan an adventure!  Solve mysteries! Did you know you can make baskets out of pine needles?   There's a youtube video on it.  I think I'm going to do that too – I'll be a basket weaving stripper hobo.  I may not be able to do all the moves the other strippers can do, but I bet you haven't seen a stripper on a freight train with super cute hand woven pine needle basket top grass tasseled pasties.



If you can steal a laptop, you could always leech onto some free wi-fi and launch your own highly specialised Only Fans.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

RCMerchant

#111
 ^ Ride a sperm whale, get swallowed by it, get sh!t out, and go on to live a normal life.

Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

Trevor

We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.

indianasmith

Well, I have dug up or helped dig mammoth, mastodon, bison, a Pleistocene musk ox, mosasaur, plesiosaur, xiphactinus (a 16-foot tarpon-like fish), and an ancient sea turtle.
Now I can say I have helped dig up a giant ground sloth!
"I shall smite you in the nostrils with a rod of iron, and wax your spleen with Efferdent!!"

ER

Three Friday night thoughts.....

I once asked an expert on the subject what I'd be like on cocaine, and he said, "Frightening."

Religion is a finger pointing at the moon, not the moon. (Though which finger varies.)

It broke my heart to find out the best compliment ever---she's never bored because she's never boring----was lifted without credit from The Pet Shop Boys.

What does not kill me makes me stranger.

ER

The frost was so thick when I got up this morning in the pre-dawn it looked like grass had been replaced by sauerkraut.
What does not kill me makes me stranger.

Alex

I found out that a version of Monopoly, based on the Bible exists (Bibleopoly). I wonder how much Sodom and Gomorrah are worth?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/8009477520?iid=133927653124 if anyone wants a copy by the way. It is touted as being fun and educational.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

ER

The Towles novel reminded me of something Fitzgerald may have written had he lived into his fifties. You should read it when you're in "Miami."
What does not kill me makes me stranger.

RCMerchant

I used to tell my kids when they were real little that thunder and lightning was just God bowling.
Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

pacman000

Quote from: Alex on November 08, 2021, 08:22:04 AM
I found out that a version of Monopoly, based on the Bible exists (Bibleopoly). I wonder how much Sodom and Gomorrah are worth?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/8009477520?iid=133927653124 if anyone wants a copy by the way. It is touted as being fun and educational.
Have a copy. If that one's like ours, it's a co-operative game where you have to trade with players to form a certain number of churches. (Going by memory.)