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  1. Feb 2021
  2. Nov 2020
  3. Oct 2020
    1. When she reached the end they were hysterical

      Although it may seem a bit surreal, the fact that all of Isabel's friends seem that shallow and selfish, I think that this is ment to be an overexageration of what is actually going on in the minds of many of our surroundings. That is, those reactions wouldn't nessesarily be apparent not one bit, in the real word, but many people would react exactly this way internally towards the misshappening of other people. To me it seems that Mansfield is trying to give emphasis on the disturbingly strong shallowness of today's relationships, a fact that while is very strong, it is not at all that obvious.

  4. May 2020
  5. Nov 2019
    1. Iamluckyasimaginaryfriendsgo.Ihavebeenaliveforalotlongerthanmost.IonceknewanimaginaryfriendnamedPhilippe.HewastheimaginaryfriendofoneofMax’sclassmatesinpreschool.Helastedlessthanaweek.Onedayhepoppedintotheworld,lookingprettyhumanexceptforhislackofears(lotsofimaginaryfriendslackears),andthenafewdayslater,hewasgone.I’malsoluckythatMaxhasagreatimagination.IonceknewanimaginaryfriendnamedChompwhowasjustaspotonthewall.Justafuzzy,blackblobwithoutanyrealshapeatall.Chompcouldtalkandsortofslideupanddownthewall,buthewastwo-dimensionallikeapieceofpaper,sohecouldneverpryhimselfoff.Hedidn’thavearmsandlegslikeme.Hedidn’tevenhaveaface.Imaginaryfriendsgettheirappearancefromtheirhumanfriend’simagination.Maxisaverycreativeboy,andsoIhavetwoarms,twolegs,andaface.I’mnotmissingasinglebodypartandthatmakesmeararityintheworldofimaginaryfriends.Mostimaginaryfriendsaremissingsomethingorotherandsomedon’tevenlookhumanatall.LikeChomp.Toomuchimaginationcanbebad,though.IoncemetanimaginaryfriendnamedPterodactylwhoseeyeswerestuckontheendsofthesetwogangly,greenantennas.Hishumanfriendprobablythoughttheylookedcool,butpoorPterodactylcouldn’tfocusonanythingtosavehislife.Hetoldmethatheconstantlyfeltsicktohisstomachandwasalwaystrippingoverhisownfeet,whichwerejustfuzzyshadowsattachedtohislegs.HishumanfriendwassoobsessedwithPterodactyl’sheadandthoseeyesthathehadneverbotheredtothinkaboutanythingbelowPterodactyl’swaist.Thisisnotunusual



  6. Jul 2019
    1. Noam Chomsky: One of the most appropriate comments I’ve seen on Trump’s foreign policy appeared in an article in The New Republic written by David Roth, the editor of a sports blog: “The spectacle of expert analysts and thought leaders parsing the actions of a man with no expertise or capacity for analysis is the purest acid satire — but less because of how badly that expert analysis has failed than because of how sincerely misplaced it is … there is nothing here to parse, no hidden meanings or tactical elisions or slow-rolled strategic campaign.” That seems generally accurate. This is a man, after all, who dismisses the information and analyses of his massive intelligence system in favor of what was said this morning on “Fox and Friends,” where everyone tells him how much they love him. With all due skepticism about the quality of intelligence, this is sheer madness considering the stakes.
  7. May 2019
  8. Jan 2019
    1. YourMobileWorld.Com is a free chat room website where you can have live chat with single women and men, you can discuss with random strangers from all over the world, any time you can start a private conversation to meet girls and boys living nearby in your area. Free online chat rooms

  9. Feb 2018
    1. Fox and Friends to deliver a unified message about the infamous cherry-picked Republican memo that casts FBI intelligence as faulty. And that message was a big, fat lie.

      How does anyone watch Fox & Friends? Someone please tell me!

  10. Sep 2017
  11. Jul 2017
  12. Jun 2017
    1. “Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna; trust not Trebonius; mark well Metellus Cimber; Decius Brutus loves thee not; thou hast wrong’d Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Caesar. If thou be’st not immortal, look about you: security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover, Artemidorus.”

      Shakespeare employs this very short scene to build up tension in the play for the assassination of Caesar. The scene focuses on a letter written by Artemidorus, who is one of Caesar’s true supporters. This letter warns of an assassination that is being plotted against Caesar, and lists all of the conspirators involved.

      There is a sense of irony in the manner in which the letter in written. Artemidorus writes with an incessant urgency in his letter, stating to “Beware of Brutus, take heed of Cassius, Come not near Casca, …” and on and on. Its irony lies in the fact that Artemidorus, a man capable of great prose, is reduced to simple words in his desperation and fear of Caesar’s life.

      This letter, and how Artemidorus views Caesar, give an indication to us of the greatness of Caesar. In the letter, he states that “There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Caesar”. This claim contradicts with the impressions the audience would have had of Brutus, with his supposed struggles in going ahead with the assassination.

      As Constantin Stanislavski said, “There are no small parts, only small actors”. This is especially true with Artemidorus. Although he does not appear otherwise in the play, this short scene and his letter demonstrates the greatness of Caesar, and the love and admiration that many have of him. It also acts to clarify the friends and foes of Caesar, as well as discrediting their supposed struggles in going ahead with the assassination.

  13. Sep 2016
    1. “would you like to come up for some intercourse?”

      Incidentally, this straightforward approach is taken by Phoebe towards Chandler in the episode 5x14 titled "The One Where Everyone Finds Out" of the TV show Friends:

      I'm really looking forward to you and me having sexual intercourse.

      As pointed out by James Miller in his video introducing the concept common knowledge, this episode contains a nice informal demonstration of the concept.

  14. Oct 2013
    1. we feel friendly to those who have treated us well, either ourselves or those we care for, whether on a large scale, or readily, or at some particular crisis; provided it was for our own sake.

      reason we have friends; common interests, dislikes, problems, etc.