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General Board / Re: Presidential Hopeful ...
« on: August 26, 2008, 04:27:37 PM »
Reading this thread and watching Obama's rise brought to my mind Spiro Theodore Agnew, the 39th Vice President of the United States (and the first Greek American in that capacity) serving under Nixon. He is noted for his quick rise in politics -- going in 6 years from County Executive to Vice President of the United States.

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You are a lousy substitute for someone who really cares


So was this smth she said to Christina, or was it the other way around?

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[...] In other words, each person potentially is the world's best expert on himself and has the best information about himself. What drives a person to live, interact with the environment, his "motivation" if you will, is the overall characteristic of simply being alive. No special concepts are required to understand why people are motivated and active: every person is motivated for no other reason that he is alive. The individual is what he does and comes to know his nature by seeing what he is doing. There is no human nature -- man simply is, and he is nothing else but what he makes of himself.


That's basically the existential credo, I believe. Remember Professor Irwin Corey? He was a comedian who played a mad professor. He gave lectures. And he used to say "If God exists, then anything is possible. If God doesn't exist, then everything is permissible."

The movie "The Ice Harvest" exemplifies the meme idea because these are characters who are clearly on the existential slide; life has very little meaning for them. Billy Bob said to John, "If you are what you do, and you never do anything, then what the @ # ! * are you?" And then John says, "So what do you want to do?" And Billy Bob says, "I don't know." And so they hatch the plan to commit the crime. It's like a joke setup: "Two guys are sitting in a bar ..."

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General Board / Re: The Da Vinci crock
« on: August 26, 2008, 03:54:26 PM »

Great signature line, doublevision -- the immortal Ace of Base -- with their monumental hit -- Happy Nation



Laudate omnes gentes laudate
Magnificat en secula
Et anima mea laudate
Magnificat en secuala

Happy nation living in a happy nation
Where people understand
And dream of the perfect man
A situation leading to sweet salvation
For the people for the good
For mankind brotherhood

Were traveling in time

Ideas by man and only that will last
And over time weve turned to the past
That no mans fit to rule the world alone
A man will die but not his ideas

Happy nation...

Were traveling in time
Traveling in time

Tell them weve gone too far
Tell them weve gone too far
Happy nation come through
And I will dance with you
Happy nation

Happy nation...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joMfVFAK5Qc


What can I say? Listening to Ace of Base and their songs justifies your existence!

God bless Ace of Base!


miXin, I am one step ahead of you - just thinking about Ace of Base justifies my existence! :)

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