Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74] [75] [76] [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] [82] [83] [84] [85] [86] [87] [88] [89] [90] [91] [92] [93] [94] [95] [96] [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105] [106] [107] [108] [109] [110] [111] [112] [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118] [119] [120] [121] [122] [123] [124] [125] [126] [127] [128] [129] [130] [131] [132] [133] [134] [135] [136] [137] [138] [139] [140] [141] [142] [143] [144] [145] [146] [147] [148] [149] [150] [151] [152] [153] [154] [155] [156] [157] [158] [159] [160] [161] [162] [163] [164] [165] [166] [167] [168] [169] [170] [171] [172] [173] [174] [175] [176] [177] [178] [179] [180] [181] [182] [183] [184] [185] [186] [187] [188] [189] [190] [191] [192] [193] [194] [195] [196] [197] [198] [199] [200] [201] [202] [203] [204] [205] [206] [207] [208] [209] [210] [211] [212] [213] [214] [215] [216] [217] [218] [219] [220] [221] [222] [223] [224] [225] [226] [227] [228] [229] [230] [231] [232] [233] [234] [235] [236] [237] [238] [239] [240] [241] [242] [243] [244] [245] [246] [247] [248] [249] [250] [251] [252] [253] [254] [255] [256] [257] [258] [259] [260] [261] [262] [263] [264] [265] [266] [267] [268] [269] [270] [271] [272] [273] [274] [275] [276] [277] [278] [279] [280] [281] [282] [283] [284] [285] [286] [287] [288] [289] [290] [291] [292] [293] [294] [295] [296] [297] [298] [299] [300] [301] [302] [303] [304] [305] [306] [307] [308] [309] [310] [311] [312] [313] [314] [315] [316] [317] [318] [319] [320] [321] [322] [323] [324] [325] [326] [327] [328] [329] [330] [331] [332] [333] [334] [335] [336] [337] [338] [339] [340] [341] [342] [343] [344] [345] [346] [347] [348] [349] [350] [351] [352] [353] [354] [355] [356] [357] [358] [359] [360] [361] [362] [363] [364] [365] [366] [367] [368] [369] [370] [371] [372] [373] [374] [375] [376] [377] [378] [379] [380] [381] [382] [383] [384] [385] [386] [387] [388] [389] [390] [391] [392] [393] [394] [395] [396] [397] [398] [399] [400] [401] [402] [403] [404] [405] [406] [407] [408] [409] [410] [411] [412] [413] [414] [415] [416] [417] [418] [419] [420] [421] [422] [423] [424] [425] [426] [427] [428] [429] [430] [431] [432] [433] [434] [435] [436] [437] [438] [439] [440] [441] [442] [443] [444] [445] [446] [447] [448] [449] [450] [451] [452] [453] [454] [455] [456] [457] [458] [459] [460] [461] [462] [463] [464] [465] [466] [467] [468] [469] [470] [471] [472] [473] [474] [475] [476] [477] [478] [479] [480] [481] [482] [483] [484] [485] [486] [487] [488] [489] [490] [491] [492] [493] [494] [495] [496] [497] [498] [499] [500] [501] [502] [503] [504] [505] [506] [507] [508] [509] [510] [511] [512] [513] [514] [515] [516] [517] [518] [519] [520] [521] [522] [523] [524] [525] [526] [527] [528] [529] [530] [531] [532] [533] [534] [535] [536] [537] [538] [539] [540] [541] [542] [543] [544] [545] [546] [547] [548] [549] [550] [551] [552] [553] [554] [555] [556] [557] [558] [559] [560] [561] [562] [563] [564] [565] [566] [567] [568] [569] [570] [571] [572] [573] [574] [575] [576] [577] [578] [579] [580] [581] [582] [583] [584] [585] [586] [587] [588] [589] [590] [591] [592] [593] [594] [595] [596] [597] [598] [599] [600] [601] [602] [603] [604] [605] [606] [607] [608] [609] [610] [611] [612] [613] [614] [615] [616] [617] [618] [619] [620] [621] [622] [623] [624] [625] [626] [627] [628] [629] [630] [631] [632] [633] [634] [635] [636] [637] [638] [639] [640] [641] [642] [643] [644] [645] [646] [647] [648] [649] [650] [651] [652] [653] [654] [655] [656] [657] [658] [659] [660] [661] [662] [663] [664] [665] [666] [667] [668] [669] [670] [671] [672] [673] [674] [675] [676] [677] [678] [679] [680] [681] [682] [683] [684] [685] [686] [687] [688] [689] [690] [691] [692] [693] [694] [695] [696] [697] [698] [699] [700] [701] [702] [703] [704] [705] [706] [707] [708] [709] [710] [711] [712] [713] [714] [715] [716] [717] [718] [719] [720] [721] [722] [723] [724] [725] [726] [727] [728] [729] [730] [731] [732] [733] [734] [735] [736] [737] [738] [739] [740] [741] [742] [743] [744] [745] [746] [747] [748] [749] [750] [751] [752] [753] [754] [755] [756] [757] [758] [759] [760] [761] [762] [763] [764] [765] [766] [767] [768] [769] [770] [771] [772] [773] [774] [775] [776] [777] [778] [779] [780] [781] [782] [783] [784] [785] [786] [787] [788] [789] [790] [791] [792] [793] [794] [795] [796] [797] [798] [799] [800] [801] [802] [803] [804] [805] [806] [807] [808] [809] [810] [811] [812] [813] [814] [815] [816] [817] [818] [819] [820] [821] [822] [823] [824] [825] [826] [827] [828] [829] [830] [831] [832] [833] [834] [835] [836] [837] [838] [839] [840] [841] [842] [843] [844] [845] [846] [847] [848] [849] [850] [851] [852] [853] [854] [855] [856] [857] [858] [859] [860] [861] [862] [863] [864] [865] [866] [867] [868] [869] [870] [871] [872] [873] [874] [875] [876] [877] [878] [879] [880] [881] [882] [883] [884] [885] [886] [887] [888] [889] [890] [891] [892] [893] [894] [895] [896] [897] [898] [899] [900] [901] [902] [903] [904] [905] [906] [907] [908] [909] [910] [911] [912] [913] [914] [915] [916] [917] [918] [919] [920] [921] [922] [923] [924] [925] [926] [927] [928] [929] [930] [931] [932] [933] [934] [935] [936] [937] [938] [939] [940] [941] [942] [943] [944] [945] [946] [947] [948] [949] [950] [951] [952] [953] [954] [955] [956] [957] [958] [959] [960] [961] [962] [963] [964] [965] [966] [967] [968] [969] [970] [971] [972] [973] [974] [975] [976] [977] [978] [979] [980] [981] [982] [983] [984] [985] [986] [987] [988] [989] [990] [991] [992] [993] [994] [995] [996] [997] [998] [999] [1000] [1001] [1002] [1003] [1004] [1005] [1006] [1007] [1008] [1009] [1010] [1011] [1012] [1013] [1014] [1015] [1016] [1017] [1018] [1019] [1020] [1021] [1022] [1023] [1024] [1025] [1026] [1027] [1028] [1029] [1030] [1031] [1032] [1033] [1034] [1035] [1036] [1037] [1038] [1039] [1040] [1041] [1042] [1043] [1044] [1045] [1046] [1047] [1048] [1049] [1050] [1051] [1052] [1053] [1054] [1055] [1056] [1057] [1058] [1059] [1060] [1061] [1062] [1063] [1064] [1065] [1066] [1067] [1068] [1069] [1070] [1071] [1072] [1073] [1074] [1075] [1076] [1077] [1078] [1079] [1080] [1081] [1082] [1083] [1084] [1085] [1086] [1087] [1088] [1089] [1090] [1091] [1092] [1093] [1094] [1095] [1096] [1097] [1098] [1099] [1100] [1101] [1102] [1103] [1104] [1105] [1106] [1107] [1108] [1109] [1110] [1111] [1112] [1113] [1114] [1115] [1116] [1117] [1118] [1119] [1120] [1121] [1122] [1123] [1124] [1125] [1126] [1127] [1128] [1129] [1130] [1131] [1132] [1133] [1134] [1135] [1136] [1137] [1138] [1139] [1140] [1141] [1142] [1143] [1144] [1145] [1146] [1147] [1148] [1149] [1150] [1151] [1152] [1153]


BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Bee-dubya-ell 04 Jun 09 - 06:31 PM
Rapparee 04 Jun 09 - 04:35 PM
Little Hawk 04 Jun 09 - 03:31 PM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 03:29 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 04 Jun 09 - 03:28 PM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 03:05 PM
Little Hawk 04 Jun 09 - 01:58 PM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 12:07 PM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 11:33 AM
Rapparee 04 Jun 09 - 11:30 AM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 10:47 AM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 10:22 AM
Acme 04 Jun 09 - 10:21 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 04 Jun 09 - 09:45 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 04 Jun 09 - 09:44 AM
Rapparee 04 Jun 09 - 09:23 AM
Rapparee 04 Jun 09 - 09:16 AM
Little Hawk 04 Jun 09 - 01:05 AM
Janie 04 Jun 09 - 12:47 AM
Little Hawk 04 Jun 09 - 12:38 AM
Amos 04 Jun 09 - 12:17 AM
Janie 03 Jun 09 - 11:08 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 Jun 09 - 09:57 PM
Rapparee 03 Jun 09 - 09:38 PM
Rapparee 03 Jun 09 - 08:19 PM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 07:43 PM
Acme 03 Jun 09 - 07:00 PM
Rapparee 03 Jun 09 - 05:12 PM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 03:39 PM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 02:23 PM
Rapparee 03 Jun 09 - 02:19 PM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 01:38 PM
Rapparee 03 Jun 09 - 01:30 PM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 01:23 PM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 01:02 PM
Little Hawk 03 Jun 09 - 12:36 PM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 11:48 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 Jun 09 - 10:44 AM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 09:29 AM
MMario 03 Jun 09 - 08:42 AM
Amos 03 Jun 09 - 01:50 AM
Acme 02 Jun 09 - 11:31 PM
Rapparee 02 Jun 09 - 10:47 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 02 Jun 09 - 07:34 PM
Acme 02 Jun 09 - 06:36 PM
Rapparee 02 Jun 09 - 06:29 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 02 Jun 09 - 06:06 PM
Little Hawk 02 Jun 09 - 05:37 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 02 Jun 09 - 05:14 PM
Acme 02 Jun 09 - 05:07 PM

Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:31 PM

The Google ad is touting Neuropsychology Services. Well, goody for them, but I don't need neuropsychology servicing right now. A modern brain in good working order can easily go 6,000 thoughts between servicings. Sure, they want you to have your brain serviced every three months or 3,000 thoughts (whichever comes first), but that's bogus. 3,000 was the standard for old-style brains on old-style drugs. The drugs are so much better now than they used to be that every 6,000 thoughts or six months is perfectly adequate. In fact, it probably won't damage your brain to go as high as 10,000 thoughts between servicings. They're just trying to get you to spend money you don't have on something you don't need.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 04:35 PM

Do your utmost to refrain, please.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 03:31 PM

Still, Amos, the efficacy of effectuating your effective demise would be, I think, effective in its overall effect...effectively speaking...

Are we nearing 30,000?

Where is Bill Shatner at this vital time? I should call him up.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 03:29 PM

The weekend days will soon be here!
No pleasure will I lack!
For as the dawn breaks o'er the sea
I will be there riding the waves so free
At sea in my old Kayak.

Go off on bus, or bike or plane,
With an overstuffed back-pack!
I'd rather be on the ocean's breast,
Hearing the wild gull sing my rest,
At sea in my old Kayak.

For the quiet dip of the skipper's blade
In the predawn waters black
Brings a solitude and a comfort deep
Worth the pain of a badly broken sleep,
Out at sea in my old Kayak.

Heerleysian Oldufferby Lowe
Dumb Songs from Smartmouths
Bodleian Library Publications
London, 1838


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 03:28 PM

♫♫
Jeepers! Creepers! Where's ya get dem peepers?
Jeepers! Creepers! Where's ya get demise?
♫♫


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 03:05 PM

The desire to effectuate my demise, sir, has been greatly exaggerated.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:58 PM

Those Phillipine Tarsiers have got to be about the cutest thing going. They look much too gentle to be useful in accomplishing Amos's demise.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:07 PM

IF you insist, sir, on being dumbfounded by simple typographical errors, perhaps you should find other employment. I understand Walmart is looking for Senior Greeters in your area...

Or, if you are feeling more adventurous, there are a number of Nigerian banks, princes, widows of millionaires, and mega-wealthy heirs who seem to be at loose ends figuring out how to dsipose of large numbers of millions of dollars. You may just be the right person at the right time...



A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:33 AM

Oh Thirty K, I hear you calling!
Away, you thirty thousand!
Where Little Hawk and Rapaire are squalling,
Away, we're bound away
Along to the thirty thousand.

The old MOAB, she's a mighty mother!
Away, you thirty thousand!
Where posters bother one another,
Away, we're bound away
I'm bound for thirty thousand.

Oh MOAB, discipline your daughters!
Away, you thirty thousand!
They never mind you as they oughter!
Away, we're bound away
We are bound for thirty thousand.

Oh, MOAB, put your sons to working!
Away, you thirty thousand!
They're as uselss as a broke-down gherkin!
Away, we're bound away
We are bound for thirty thousand.

Oh, MOAB, put away your hulas!
Away, you thirty thousand!
Your remote controls, and your old spaTUlas,
Away, we're bound away
We are bound for thirty thousand.

Oh, MOAB, sure I love your daughters!
Away, you thirty thousand!
They heat my brain like fire-water!
Away, we're bound away
We are bound for thirty thousand.


Collected from the singing of "Uncertain Angel" Harridan of Antimaya, Wisconsin, in the field surveys of "High Max" Alain O'Dale
Deeper Truth Recordings, Knoxville, 1949


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:30 AM

Sod oing? Is that like the guy who yelled to his friend, "Watcha doin'?" and the friend replied "Laying sod" to which the first guy said, "She got a sister?" Or is it a comment similar to "Sod off!"? Perhaps if I know who oing was....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 10:47 AM

Mawmag don't allow no banana peeling round here!
Mawmag don't allow no banana peeling round here!
We don't care what Mawmag don't allow
We'll peel our bananas anyhow.
Mawmag don't allow no banana peeling round here!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 10:22 AM

Oh, Rapaire, you are so fatuous and glib. The synchrony of cellular/morphological and molecular signaling events is interesting enough, but has nothing to do with the subject of this thread.

I suggest you start a new thread entitled "The synchrony of cellular/morphological and molecular signaling events and its IMpact on Folk Music"; you will surely get all the attention you yearn for by sod oing.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 10:21 AM

I believe, LH, that those creatures peering up at Amos are the Tarsius syrichta.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:45 AM

until Mom hits the BIG Three-Oh!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:44 AM

A mere 500 posts to go...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:23 AM

(By the way, Amos -- there's a nice discussion of stochastic event synchrony here.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:16 AM

Those with cognitive impairment need all the sleepy-time they can get. Otherwise they're grouchy and over-tired the next day. My studies allow me to state this without fear of any reasonable or intelligent contradiction.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 01:05 AM

Not to worry! I am just engaging in the usual silly banter that goes back and forth between me and Amos and Rapaire. I envision Amos's ultimate fate involving a plunge from a high wire into a pit filled with ravenous rodents of some kind. Rats? Shrews? Hamsters? I can't quite make them out but there are a lot of beady little eyes gazing upward in anticipation, that's for sure.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:47 AM

Now LH, "Don't lie, it's not nice...."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:38 AM

Actually, your fate and karma are considerably worse than that, Amos, but I shan't elaborate. It might cause you some sleepless nights, and I wouldn't want that to happen.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:17 AM

I suppose it is my fate and karma to inherit such a rambunctious flood of unctuous condescension cloaked in rambling irrelevancy disguised as a proposition, sirrah!! For this I take full responsibility. But to blithely scrabble the works of others' labour and splice and parse them as mere ammunition in such a garrulous perfidy is scarcely respectable, and lends no credence to your imaginary aspirations to excellence in any dimension.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 11:08 PM

If Rapaire is the point, then we can say with absolute certainty that there is no point.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 09:57 PM

I had one of them gognitive impairment things for a while. Had some cogs that was meant to mesh in pairs, but I couldn't get 'em to do it to save my life. Took that sucker back to Sears and got my money back.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 09:38 PM

I may have slightly misled Amos a little bit. I was using him to test a technique best explained by its abstract:

Stochastic event synchrony is a technique to quantify the similarity of pairs of signals. First, events are extracted from the two given time series. Next, one tries to align events from one time series with events from the other. The better the alignment, the more similar the two time series are considered to be. In Part I, the companion article in this issue, one-dimensional events are considered; this article concerns multidimensional events. Although the basic idea is similar, the extension to multidimensional point processes involves a significantly more difficult combinatorial problem and therefore is nontrivial.

Also, in the multidimensional process, the problem of jointly computing the pairwise alignment and SES parameters is cast as a statistical inference problem. This problem is solved by coordinate descent, more specifically, by alternating the following two steps: (1) estimate the SES parameters from a given pairwise alignment; (2) with the resulting estimates, refine the pairwise alignment. The SES parameters are computed by maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimation (step 1), in analogy to the one-dimensional case. The pairwise alignment (step 2) can no longer be obtained through dynamic programming, since the state space becomes too large. Instead it is determined by applying the max-product algorithm on a cyclic graphical model.

In order to test the robustness and reliability of the SES method, it is first applied to surrogate data. Next, it is applied to detect anomalies in EEG synchrony of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients. Numerical results suggest that SES is significantly more sensitive to perturbations in EEG synchrony than a large variety of classical synchrony measures.


I hope that he doesn't mind, but the phrase "mild cognitive impairment" of course immediately suggested him. My research, however, clearly demonstrates that I was in error, as his cognitive impairment is anything but mild.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 08:19 PM

A point 0-dimensional mathematical object, which can be specified in n-dimensional space using n coordinates. Although the notion of a point is intuitively rather clear, the mathematical machinery used to deal with points and point-like objects can be surprisingly slippery. This difficulty was encountered by none other than Euclid himself who, in his Elements, gave the vague definition of a point as "that which has no part."

The basic geometric structures of higher dimensional geometry--the line, plane, space, and hyperspace--are all built up of infinite numbers of points arranged in particular ways.

These facts lead to the mathematical pun, "without geometry, life is pointless."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 07:43 PM

MWahahahaha!! ALL things? It must be some tiny point indeed. The number of things to be measured in the sub-nanometer range, just for example, exceeds those of normal 1-100 meter scales by several orders of magnitude, even when you count broken guitar strings.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 07:00 PM

Contrary to the Kubla Khan knockoff, one NEEDS a brain to enter here. Functional levels may vary, however.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 05:12 PM

I'm the point against with all things are measured.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 03:39 PM

THe universe prolly comes crashing in around yer ears...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 02:23 PM

What happens if you decide to move the point?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 02:19 PM

Actually it's non-dimensional. I exist only as a point.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:38 PM

That's not a point of view--it's a state of obsessive self-absorption. In your case, however, these two values may approach each other asymptotically.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:30 PM

From my point of view everything is one dimensional.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:23 PM

The olgs crawl in, the olgs crawl out
They leave their residue all about,
They hide inside the parlor walls,
And fuck up everything.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:02 PM

Far in the distant deserts of the Mudcat tribe,
A towering pleasure-dome was made,
With topics higher than the palms are high,
And posts of beauty writ, all unafraid;

Here there was art, and truth, and wit ran free,
Behind a towering golden portal tall,
And nothing writ therein was dull or twee,
And never a post was flat, nor subject, small.

Here there were poets making music in their lines
Here were philosophers who knew not Fear.
And on that portal high, this legend warned each mind:
Abandon All Brains, oh Ye Who Enter Here.

Ozzie Manjus King
Wet Wit in a Dry Place
Corinthians Publications, Oshkosh, 2001


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 12:36 PM

Oh, don't you read that thread!
That Saggy Baggy Thread!
You know that thread is causing such a pain!
And if you read that thread!
That Saggy Baggy Thread!
It just might make me lose my brain!

Etc....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 11:48 AM

Seriously, folks, flatness is an interesting variation on dimensionality in general and an exception to the archetypal pattern of space generating as far as the "I" can see; this is why theuniverse is expanding--because people keep looking.

But with flatness, your dimensionality bounces back on you, and a series of pointillist rebukes, informing you that you must not see through this plane, comes zooming back at you from every point of the surface. THis can feel very frustrating and unnacheral. Nevertheless, it is just a variation on the ancient theme of having a point of view and deciding, therefore, to have something to view therefrom. The fundamentals still apply, as Space goes by.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 10:44 AM

Poor ol' Mom, she has a post
That's pale as Casper the Friendly Ghost
But Amos thinks that he's the man
Can turn that post a shade of tan
Just like brown gravy from a can
Poured on an overdone pot roast


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 09:29 AM

Saggy baggy thread!! Git on up witchoo or I'll tan your post!


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 08:42 AM

MOM! Wake UP!

You fell asleep watching TV again, didn't you?

Have a nice warm raspberry muffin. And some tea.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:50 AM

This discussion has a flattop. WHich is different from a tin can.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 11:31 PM

Dimension? I don't know--you're flat out of time.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 10:47 PM

But in what dimensionality?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 07:34 PM

Okay, a wall can be flat, meaning "smooth and even", yet vertical.

But a floor can be flat, meaning "smooth and even", and flat, meaning "horizontally level. So, a floor could be said to be twice as flat as a wall.

But if one were to paint the wall with flat wall paint, the wall would then be just as flat as the floor.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 06:36 PM

Draw your own bills and send them.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 06:29 PM

Zimbabwayan. LH won't know the difference.

However...if you, LH, knew anything about dimensional geometry you'd realize that from a perspective of less than or more than three dimensions your argument regarding horizonality falls flat.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 06:06 PM

Is that $20 Canadian or US?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 05:37 PM

Flat can be horizontal, Bee-dub, but it doesn't have to be. A wall is flat, yet it is also vertical. A leaning board is flat, yet it is leaning between the horizontal and vertical. Now that I have you wriggling in the grip of irrefutable logic, I think it is time to offer you a chance to purchase a way out of the humiliating spot you are in. ;-) I will accept unmarked bills in denominations over $20 to allow you to slink away without further embarrassment...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 05:14 PM

Sorry, but neither I nor dictionary.com buy the "'flat' is not synonomous with 'horizontal'" argument.

Here's their definition of "flat"

1.horizontally level: a flat roof.
2.level, even, or without unevenness of surface, as land or tabletops.
3.having a surface that is without marked projections or depressions: a broad, flat face.
4.lying horizontally and at full length, as a person; prostrate: He was flat on the canvas after the knockdown.
5.lying wholly on or against something: The banner was flat against the wall.
6.thrown down, laid low, or level with the ground, as fallen trees or buildings.
7.having a generally level shape or appearance; not deep or thick: a flat plate.
8.(of the heel of a shoe) low and broad.
9.spread out, as an unrolled map or the open hand.
10.deflated; collapsed: a flat tire.
11.absolute, downright, or positive; without qualification: a flat denial.
12.without modification or variation: a flat rate.
13.Informal. lacking money; broke.
14.without vitality or animation; lifeless; dull: flat writing.
15.having lost its flavor, sharpness, or life, as wine or food; stale.
16.(of a beverage) having lost its effervescence.
17.without flavor; not spiced: flat cooking.
18.prosaic, banal, or insipid: a flat style.
19.pointless, as a remark or joke.
20.commercially inactive: a flat day in the stock market.
21.(of a painting) not having the illusion of volume or depth.
22.(of a photograph or painting) lacking contrast or gradations of tone or color.
23.(of paint) without gloss; not shiny; mat.
24.not clear, sharp, or ringing, as sound or a voice.
25.lacking resonance and variation in pitch; monotonous: a flat delivery of the speech.
26.Music.
a.(of a tone) lowered a half step in pitch: B flat.
b.below an intended pitch, as a note; too low (opposed to sharp ).
27.Grammar. derived without change in form, as English to brush from the noun brush and adverbs that do not add -ly to the adjective form as fast, cheap, and slow.
28.Phonetics. lenis; voiced.
29.Nautical. (of a sail)
a.cut with little or no fullness.
b.trimmed as nearly fore-and-aft as possible, for sailing to windward.
30.flat a, the a-sound (a) of glad, bat, or act.



Perhaps the river was named Flat River because it was dull and uninteresting. (Definition #14)

By the way, Lester's name was spelled "Flatt".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 05:07 PM

gnu started a thread about programming his remote control, and when I was responding I realized that the remote control is a sort of electronic analog to the spatula. How many do you have and where do you keep them? How do they differ from each other?

Another great thread idea is born!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
Next Page

 


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.



Mudcat time: 21 July 4:12 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.