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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#61  Postby SpeedOfSound » Sep 15, 2020 2:53 am

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jamest wrote:I've just asked that question in another thread, and then realised the significance of the question.

Ponder the fact that NOTHNG you know is worthy of parroting to my ears.

If you're lucky, you've got a few decades to figure out why.


Really Jimmy? Still at it? WTF?

Hey dude. I've actually mssed you. I hope that you're well and happy. No hope of course of proving me wrong, still, but who gives a shit. Nice to 'see' you, sincerely.


Well that's why I left. I thought you realized that I had totally ripped you apart and I was done. WTF?

I've been busy on youtube. Debunking believers.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#62  Postby Hermit » Sep 15, 2020 5:14 am

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Alan B wrote:I remember living through a time when there were 5,000 million less human beings on the planet.

So will some of us here, soon.

How soon? Give me an estimate in seconds, weeks or months. I don't have much time left, so I am very curious about whether I'll be around still when there'll be 5,000 million fewer human beings on the planet than now.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#63  Postby jamest » Sep 19, 2020 12:50 am

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Alan B wrote:I remember living through a time when there were 5,000 million less human beings on the planet.

So will some of us here, soon.

How soon? Give me an estimate in seconds, weeks or months. I don't have much time left, so I am very curious about whether I'll be around still when there'll be 5,000 million fewer human beings on the planet than now.

I'll be accused of being crazy, for sure, but I think that any youngsters will certainly witness this before they kick the bucket themselves.

Look around you, now, globally. There's no good news at all. Everything seems to be imploding at once. I actually think that the whole shebang is going to deteriorate rapidly within the next decade.

Who knows, if you look after yourself, you might live long-enough to suffer the hell upon the horizon.

My advice, find God or find oblivion of mind.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#64  Postby jamest » Sep 19, 2020 1:07 am

SpeedOfSound wrote:
jamest wrote:
SpeedOfSound wrote:
jamest wrote:I've just asked that question in another thread, and then realised the significance of the question.

Ponder the fact that NOTHNG you know is worthy of parroting to my ears.

If you're lucky, you've got a few decades to figure out why.


Really Jimmy? Still at it? WTF?

Hey dude. I've actually mssed you. I hope that you're well and happy. No hope of course of proving me wrong, still, but who gives a shit. Nice to 'see' you, sincerely.


Well that's why I left. I thought you realized that I had totally ripped you apart and I was done. WTF?

I've been busy on youtube. Debunking believers.

Youtube is evidently a place where people cannot challenge the status quo, so I guess you'll be popular there. There's no freedom there to challenge the status quo. Go and ask David Icke.

Don't waste the rest of your life with this shit. I am not religious at all, as you know, but am 100% certain that God exists. That's right, 100%. There's very little time left now. Stop wasting what time you have left arguing with religious people.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#65  Postby Fallible » Sep 19, 2020 11:46 am

Find god? I thought we’re supposed to be god. Fucking make sense, please.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#66  Postby felltoearth » Sep 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Fallible wrote:Find god? I thought we’re supposed to be god. Fucking make sense, please.

My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#67  Postby laklak » Sep 21, 2020 2:58 pm

Things I can actually remember:

My social security number
THREE phone numbers
My driver's license number
Boat registration (just Pegasus, never can remember the dinghy)
How to make a Bechamel sauce (thin, medium, or thick)

Things I wish I could remember

Any and all previous incarnations
The future
Birthdays
Some other things that I can't bring to mind right now
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#68  Postby Fallible » Sep 21, 2020 7:08 pm

The whole of Jabberwocky. I don’t know how or why, it”s just there. Of course trying to prove it on the Internet is entirely futile.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#69  Postby BlackBart » Sep 21, 2020 7:16 pm

Dad's raving I'm afraid.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#70  Postby laklak » Sep 21, 2020 7:24 pm

Fallible wrote:The whole of Jabberwocky. I don’t know how or why, it”s just there. Of course trying to prove it on the Internet is entirely futile.


Come on, we'll believe you.

It's The Owl and the Pussycat for me. I read it to eldest scion so many times it's burned into what's left of my brain.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#71  Postby Evolving » Sep 21, 2020 7:40 pm

Fall and I exchanged memorised poems a couple of years ago, I think on the Rant Thread, I seem to remember she had stopped in for a coffee on her way to work, and The Owl and the Pussycat was the one that I remembered most completely. Followed by Kubla Khan, explain that if you can.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#72  Postby Svartalf » Sep 21, 2020 8:03 pm

Fallible wrote:The whole of Jabberwocky. I don’t know how or why, it”s just there. Of course trying to prove it on the Internet is entirely futile.

Lucky you, I never can remember beyond the first four lines. and I can't even refresh up, because I can't remember where I stashed Alice.

@Evolving. Kubla Khan, my hat off to you, I spent hours on it in the uni, and it never registered on my long term memory, then again, you can say that of a lot of XIXth c. poetry.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#73  Postby jamest » Sep 22, 2020 12:10 am

Fallible wrote:Find god? I thought we’re supposed to be god. Fucking make sense, please.

One can find God within oneself. What's the 'fucking' problem?
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#74  Postby OlivierK » Sep 22, 2020 12:19 am

Out of curiosity, what are the claimed benefits of finding God within oneself? Are there any, besides a superiority complex?
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#75  Postby laklak » Sep 22, 2020 3:21 am

Well, at least you'd know where He was. No worries about Him being out late.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#76  Postby Hermit » Sep 22, 2020 3:35 am

When I found God within me I went to the toilet to let him out.

Been feeling better ever since.

ETA: I did remember to flush. That's something worth remembering.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#77  Postby gobshite » Sep 22, 2020 3:39 am

I found God in my brain and I dug Him out with a spoon. Derp.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#78  Postby Evolving » Sep 22, 2020 5:51 am

Svartalf wrote:
Fallible wrote:The whole of Jabberwocky. I don’t know how or why, it”s just there. Of course trying to prove it on the Internet is entirely futile.

Lucky you, I never can remember beyond the first four lines. and I can't even refresh up, because I can't remember where I stashed Alice.

@Evolving. Kubla Khan, my hat off to you, I spent hours on it in the uni, and it never registered on my long term memory, then again, you can say that of a lot of XIXth c. poetry.

I’m glad that I can remember Kubla Khan; that is worthwhile. I’m not sure exactly why it resonates so much, but it does. Each time I let it pass through my head, I revive within me that symphony and song.

Another one that’s easy to remember without even trying is Wanderers Nachtlied, by Goethe. Impossible to translate without destroying it, because it’s the cadence of the syllables that makes it so perfect. It becomes just an ordinary sentence.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#79  Postby Fallible » Sep 22, 2020 8:24 am

jamest wrote:
Fallible wrote:Find god? I thought we’re supposed to be god. Fucking make sense, please.

One can find God within oneself. What's the 'fucking' problem?


Oh good, your usual weasel words. Your whole thing is that we are God. How entirely unexpected to see you revert to pop lyric level nonsense in an attempt to say something profound when effortlessly caught out. One can find God within oneself, lol. WE ARE ALL GOD according to you, ya fucking plum. Just like I can look down and see my toes, ‘oh look, there are my toes, which I have because I’m a vertebrate mammal’, I should be able to look at myself and see that I’m God. ‘Oh look, there I am, God’. All of us, every bit. So again, fucking make sense, please.
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Re: Who here remembers anything worth remembering?

#80  Postby Fallible » Sep 22, 2020 8:32 am

Evolving wrote:
Svartalf wrote:
Fallible wrote:The whole of Jabberwocky. I don’t know how or why, it”s just there. Of course trying to prove it on the Internet is entirely futile.

Lucky you, I never can remember beyond the first four lines. and I can't even refresh up, because I can't remember where I stashed Alice.

@Evolving. Kubla Khan, my hat off to you, I spent hours on it in the uni, and it never registered on my long term memory, then again, you can say that of a lot of XIXth c. poetry.

I’m glad that I can remember Kubla Khan; that is worthwhile. I’m not sure exactly why it resonates so much, but it does. Each time I let it pass through my head, I revive within me that symphony and song.

Another one that’s easy to remember without even trying is Wanderers Nachtlied, by Goethe. Impossible to translate without destroying it, because it’s the cadence of the syllables that makes it so perfect. It becomes just an ordinary sentence.


There’s a great programme on BBC 2 at the moment with Simon Schama, discussing Romanticism and its continuing influence on culture today. Kubla Khan was dealt with in some depth...I was taught in a way that left me with a vague impression that Coleridge was something of a fraud, although I couldn’t tell you what I mean by that now, lecturer bias maybe. Anyway, it meant I didn’t really give him a fair shout, so this programme was quite interesting to me. It’s the ‘caverns measureless to man’ and the sunless sea, and the end that create a chill for me.

And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.
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