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Shore . . . [Jun. 7th, 2017|12:32 pm]
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The Zen master tells us that an omnipresent idea can be hidden by its own omnipresence---the forest lost among the trees.  In our normal daily behavior we are most estranged, most in the grip of an illusory idea of the self.  Every enchanting inclination of pride and its ego, of convention and its master---social training---conspires to maintain the illusion.  The semanticist calls it the inertia of old premises.  And this is what holds our analyses of consciousness within fixed limits.
-------Frank Herbert
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From Thank God I'm Atheist episode #288 [Jun. 5th, 2017|11:48 pm]
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This robot priest is such a cool concept! But Sony needs to make the robot and it needs to be installed in a CGI cathedral with backgrounds and soundtracks by Industrial Light and Magic. Disney could do a bang-up job also. Church could become a theme park! With different rides. Oh wow! Churches could compete to provide the most mind blowing religious experience. And you could leave your religion at the door when you were done, like you leave a movie at the theater when it's over. What a concept . . . Hmmmmm . . .

They're falling far short of the mark.  A real church service should make you wet your pants.
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"Those two were somethin' else. . . . [Jun. 4th, 2017|11:43 pm]
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. . . It was like a butt plug takin' orders from a dildo.  Yeah there was a hierarchy goin' on.  A hierarchy that got dumber and duller as it went up the ladder."
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This just in from WebMD: [Jun. 3rd, 2017|03:35 pm]
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"The symptoms of diarrhea may include [. . . wait for it . . .] diarrhea."  Thank God it's only diarrhea.  You get explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting goin' on at the same time and you'll wish you hadn't.  That's fer shore!
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When it comes to consciousness, . . . [May. 31st, 2017|05:58 pm]
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. . . it's not that rocks and weeds and things are so much more than we thought they were, it's that we are so much less.
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It's just as stultifying . . . [May. 31st, 2017|02:18 pm]
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. . . and unproductive to spend the gross national product running around putting Bandaids on the knees of children who haven't fallen yet.  There are lots of ways to kill the spirit of a nation.
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The big questions: [May. 29th, 2017|06:14 pm]
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How expensive can the pretension of Leprechauns actually be?  Yeah, I know it's measured in wasted lives, but what's a life going for on the Merc these days?  Is this a question we should spend any time trying to answer?

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Did anything good come out of the Big Bang?  If we had it to do over, would we?
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He brings a teacup . . . [May. 29th, 2017|09:22 am]
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. . . to a dumpster fire, which is cute, but somehow ineffective.
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Farm out . . . [May. 28th, 2017|04:33 am]
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. . . as the kids say.  Heard this on Quora:  The average IQ worldwide being 100 by definition, the average in the United States is 98.  The only country with an average over 100 is China, which means they need to account for all of the rest of the countries averaging a hair below 100.  I'd heard that East Asians scored highest as a "race," but I didn't know it was that distinct and measurable.

Oh, wait, but wow, hey . . . (as the kids are nearly as prone to say) . . . This just in---the poop du jour, as it were:  Pulling it up on the Google says that Switerland, Iceland and Italy all have average IQs over 100 (101, 101 and 102), but the rest of the ones over 100 are in East Asia as I had previously read, including Mongolia at 101 and Hong Kong at 108.  Wow.  I guess.
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Yes [May. 19th, 2017|01:29 pm]
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"Another thing we can agree on: Mr Tangerine Man is a slow-motion train wreck.  But you've got to admit, he's entertaining. You never know what he's going to tweet next."

-------kiwi57 on the Infants On Thrones comment board

I don't know that "slow motion train wreck" is original, but boy, an apter metaphor never there was.
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