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    “With perverse logic he inferred that to foresee...

    “With perverse logic he inferred that to foresee a circumstantial detail is to prevent its happening. Faithful to this feeble magic, he would invent, so that they might not happen, the most...
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    “Momentarily drained of lust, he stares at the...

    “Momentarily drained of lust, he stares at the remembered contortions to which it has driven him. His life seems a sequence of grotesque poses assumed to no purpose, a magic dance empty of belief. ...
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    They have an Air Force Base, after all...

    They have an Air Force Base, after all...
  4. And welcome to the New Buffalo Board, MaggieD......

    And welcome to the New Buffalo Board, MaggieD...

    The old buffalo is dying...


    Mistah Kurtz - he dead.

    A penny for the Old Guy
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    “Well, here I am, just come home; a fellow gone...

    “Well, here I am, just come home; a fellow gone to the bad; though I had the best intentions in the world at one time. Now I am melancholy mad, what with drinking and one thing and another.”
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    “The train bore me away, through the monstrous...

    “The train bore me away, through the monstrous scenery of slag-heaps, chimneys, piled scrap-iron, foul canals, paths of cindery mud criss-crossed by the prints of clogs.

    This was March, but the...
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    “A moment later I heard my sweetheart running up...

    “A moment later I heard my sweetheart running up the stairs. My heart expanded with such force that it almost blotted me out. I hitched up the pants of my pajamas, flung the door open: and...
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    “Let them think what they liked, but I didn't...

    “Let them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing.”

    ― Joseph Conrad
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    “I have had to experience so much stupidity, so...

    “I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience...
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    “For my own part, without breach of truth or...

    “For my own part, without breach of truth or modesty, I may affirm, that my life has been, on the whole, the life of a philosopher: from my birth I was made an intellectual creature: and...
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    “I suppose it was the end of the world for her...

    “I suppose it was the end of the world for her when her husband and her baby were killed. I suppose she didn't care what became of her and flung herself into the horrible degradation of drink and...
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    "The levels of fecal coliform...

    "The levels of fecal coliform bacteria from human waste in the river near Varanasi are more than a hundred times the Indian government's official limit."

    Wonder what the "limit" is...
  13. Thread: Bovine Love

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    How now brown cow?... "The brown cow was...

    How now brown cow?...

    "The brown cow was unhurt and carried on grazing afterwards."
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    Perhaps one could simply float...

    Perhaps one could simply float...
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    “For a number of years he had lived, eaten,...

    “For a number of years he had lived, eaten, laughed, loved, hoped, like everyone else. And for him it was over, over for good. A life! A few days, and the nothing! You're born, you grow up, you're...
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    “We judge others instantly by their clothes,...

    “We judge others instantly by their clothes, their cars, their appearance, their race, their education, their social status. The list is endless. What gets me is that most people decide who another...
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    “Up to a point a person’s life is shaped by...

    “Up to a point a person’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and changes in the world about them. Then there comes a time when it lies within their grasp to shape the clay of their life into...
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    “People are hungry for stories. It's part of our...

    “People are hungry for stories. It's part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.”

    ― Studs Terkel
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    Wonder if she plays chess, too... :mid:...

    Wonder if she plays chess, too...

    :mid:...
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    “I was fading helplessly away with open eyes,...

    “I was fading helplessly away with open eyes, staring straight at the ceiling. Finally I stuck my forefinger in my mouth and took to sucking on it. Something began stirring in my brain, some...
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    “An increasing number of people who lead mental...

    “An increasing number of people who lead mental lives of great intensity, people who are sensitive by nature, notice the steadily more frequent appearance in them of mental states of great...
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    “Three of the four elements are shared by all...

    “Three of the four elements are shared by all creatures, but fire was a gift to humans alone. Smoking cigarettes is as intimate as we can become with fire without immediate excruciation.

    Every...
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    “I suffered no pain, my hunger had taken the edge...

    “I suffered no pain, my hunger had taken the edge off; instead I felt pleasantly empty, untouched by everything around me and happy to be unseen by all. I put my legs up on the bench and leaned...
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    “The best thing for disturbances of the spirit is...

    “The best thing for disturbances of the spirit is to learn. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the...
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    “Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not...

    “Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not feel pain since pain has no function in a stationary organism. Junk is a pain killer. A plant has no libido in the human or animal sense. Junk...
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