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Post by still.trucking » March 8th, 2010, 6:39 pm

Philosophy of the Void <center> "a meaningless discussion of nothingness"</center>
"Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous." Barbara Ehrenreich

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Post by stilltrucking » May 16th, 2010, 5:30 pm

“Restlessly I searched for her thousands, hundreds of ways./ Suddenly I turned, and there she was in the receding light.”
http://verbumlogos.blogspot.com/2010_05 ... 3675450320

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Post by stilltrucking » September 1st, 2010, 5:08 am

"If You Love Southern Girls, Raise Your Glass. If Not, Raise Your Standards"

http://confessionsofamadprofessor.blogs ... -john.html

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Post by stilltrucking » September 1st, 2010, 11:53 am

I don't like her blog that much, I just like the quote. Reminds me of my hero Ignatius J. Reilly in a novel called A Confederacy of Dunces. The scene in the novel where Myrna Minkoff tries to enlighten some southern coeds.



Fortuna was also used by a character in the novel "Confederacy of Dunces";the main character, Ignatius J. Reilly, makes many references to "Fortuna's wheel" and also Boethius's works.

Are you trying to stay the force of her turning wheel? Ah! dull-witted mortal, if Fortune begin to stay still, she is no longer Fortune."

~ Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (Text)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rota_Fortunae
My wheel is turning and I can't go back.

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From an edition of Boccaccio's De Casibus Virorum Illustrium showing Lady Fortune spinning her wheel.

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Post by stilltrucking » September 16th, 2010, 9:29 pm

Obscure lyrics that you think are brilliant
One night we're playing gin by a crackling fire,
and I decided to make my play
I said, "Babe, with my boyish charm and good looks
how can you stand it for one more day?"

She said, "Maybe it's the skeevey look in your eyes,
that your mind has turned to applesauce,
or the dreary architecture of your soul."

I said, "But what is it, exactly, turns you off?"

--Steely Dan, "Cousin Dupree"

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Post by stilltrucking » October 28th, 2010, 3:12 pm

"attention to his present amounted to a reclamation of time itself--of the span of moments--from the claims of the state ...."

Stafford like Frost uses deceptively simple surfaces in his lyrics as "a way of adressing the reader and creating through parable, a way of living that has been 'forgotten by everyone.'"Stafford in his poem tells us of the peaceable community at its marches or history from the bottom up as well as attention to the natural world as an act of reistance: "attention to his present amounted to a reclamation of time itself--of the span of moments--from the claims of the state ...."

http://www.redroom.com/blog/julia-stein ... rld-war-ii

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Post by silent woman » January 9th, 2011, 1:48 pm

The limits of American power

America has for decades projected an image of modernity and technological superiority, disguising a dirty little secret. Behind the chrome, it's crumbling. At least, it doesn't feel very up to date. Many Americans don't travel widely and so believe their own propaganda.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters ... power.html
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Post by the mingo » January 11th, 2011, 1:51 pm

Years ago I figured the world to be a liar. That left only me and the truth standin' there. I looked truth in the eye and said: "Ok, pal, so what's your story and what good are ya?" That discussion is still on-going. One thing it did teach me was it was perfectly alright to always shoot from the hip. It isn't that it always works out or always don't work out but that the outcome is never in our own hands. What was it Jerry Lee Lewis said? Oh yeah, "But it sure is fun."
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by short timer » January 11th, 2011, 7:26 pm

I can take up arms against a sea of troubles


And, by opposing, end them.

or I can do this.
great balls of fire

not in my hands for sure
I just dig the go the jam the let it rip
just stuff passing through my field of consciousness.
my window on the world
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Post by the mingo » January 12th, 2011, 1:02 am

I hear ya on that, Jack.
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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