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Old 07-10-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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To the darling slaves of psycho-babble .

Hello

I have decided to write a general message , as many of my answers dovetail into this one .

It would be unreasonable of me to expect you to read everything written by Shakespeare . It is totally reasonable of me to ask you to read Don Quijote de La Mancha however ( 1605 for the first part , 1615 for the second part ). The English translation is easily available , and for the true ignoramii , do not forget that the author is Cervantes . This book will help you to explore the idea of madness and sanity . There is no better book on the subject . And you are not told what to think . You are free to think .

Read great literature instead of immersing yourself in the self-indulgent psycho-babble peddled by quacks .

And never forget that there will never be any answers , ever .
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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Thankfully, Don Quixote uses punctuation properly (in both languages.)
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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Buddug, are you some sort of preacher from the Church of Holier Than Thou Intellectualism or something?
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:05 PM   #4
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Thankfully, Don Quixote uses punctuation properly (in both languages.)
Not to mention Cervantes.
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:31 PM   #5
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I don't remember buddug giving you people permission to talk among yourselves.........I'm tellin'. :p
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:12 AM   #6
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:24 AM   #7
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Wolf , I have been giving some thought to this . The fact is that I have never learnt to type formally on any sort of machine . I learnt how to write with a quill , and my teachers always insisted on us leaving a space the width of our forefinger between the last letter of the sentence and the full stop . And the another forefinger between the full stop and the first letter of the next sentence .

I may seem like a sad anachronism , but at least the finger spaces are those corresponding to my old skinny kid fingers . Imagine if I wrote using the fat bloated fingers I now possess . It would look like this . Terrible . Even worse . Far worse .



Footfootfoot , you are right of course , but to be fair to old Clodfobble , Cervantes did try to blur the lines between the writer and the fictional characters he created . Mise en abyme and all that , if you will excuse my French .
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:30 PM   #8
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No . Just someone who wants our common humanity to belong to people and literature , and not to soulless jargon .
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:34 PM   #9
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No . Just someone who wants our common humanity to belong to people and literature , and not to soulless jargon .
Judgemental much, are we?

I assume you've a list of soulful jargon handy? Or will you just be posting hoity toity titles which your notion of Illumination decrees are requisite for the unwashed masses?

By the way...who you callin' people, there, bud?
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:32 PM   #10
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A troll by any name would stink as foul;
In this case clear he doth protest too much.

10 years ago we invented the limerick flame. Now it's -- the Iambic Pentameter Flame! Witness its horrible penetrating burn:

His mother's bed is open to the lot,
and to the lot her parts most wretched lie,
the sight of which would leave them gasping puke
but ne'er-the-less the parts in which they'd try
to poke their horrid manroots deep inside.

And nine months hence the boy would poke his head
from deep within those very parts himself;
and past the puke his shoulder doth appear
its filth already calling out its name.
"Buddug", it whimpered; thus it shall be known.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:34 PM   #11
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Troll, idiot, whatever. Just stop putting a space before your periods, please.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:37 PM   #12
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What is wrong with reading Shakespeare... I have read it all, performed a great deal of it. Most of it is very shitty relationship advice.
FYI.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:47 PM   #13
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Oh, come on...what about Romeo and Juliet? That wasn't so...oh, wait a minute.

Okay, Lady MacBeth. She was good egg. Oh, no...wait a sec.

I think Will might have been a bit of bipolar case.
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:05 PM   #14
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Sorry about this digression , but LabRat told me to stop leaving a 'space before my periods'. I thought it was some sort of misogynistic remark to do with menstruation , but I think he is talking about what I call full stops .

Never thought about that before . Curious . It must be because I learnt to write before learning how to use a keyboard . When you write , you leave a little gap between the last letter of the sentence and the full stop . Well , that is how I was taught .

Without a space , it seems too breathy and close , rather like an American talking to you . Americans always talk too close to their interlocutor . They invade your space . I know that they do not mean to be rude and invasive , it is just their way .

Please go back to the discussion , and thank you LabRat for the orthographic epiphany
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:09 PM   #15
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Were you paying attention, Buddug, you'd know that LabRat is a female. That's okay, the educated aren't required to be observant.
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