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There'd be no "2"!
Attack of the Killer LJ Formatting!

1. All of my music at work is making me depressed which is patently unacceptable.
Such can expected of listening to Greensleeves (lyrics), for which I have always had a soft spot. Why this is so for artists such as Oingo Boingo or (to be specific) R.E.M.'s Shiny Happy People (lyrics) is beyond me. There is no emotional reason to be down and funk-y what with any tumultuous moments very nicely cleaned up last night.

(I think its lack of sun light. Oh NOES.
I'm S.A.D.!)

I wish to reiterate that communication is a very, very good thing. as difficult as it can be at first, it's a lot easier to fix any issues when both parties are actively engaged in fixing things. It is all worth it to be told, to know, that the other person feels better know than they did before abuot everything. I &hearts </a></b></a>foxy and </a></b></a>aytree. Like whoa, do I hearts them.


1. smed is alive... well, she was when we departed company on Friday. I can't vouch for her safety at the Pucky Bucky game that night.

A few things that I'm willing to speak about Friday for now:

  • smed is a lot of surl in a small package, this is a very good thing IMO.
  • Big Smed is, in fact, big - but like teddy bear big rather than scary Daid big.
  • thegman169 is very, very quiet. I think there was some thin' non-verbal going on between he and </a></b></a>
  • Tutto Pasta is much more expensive and less good than I recall. Boo!


    It was a good night out with new people. Now, </a></b></a>fox and </a></b></a>i just need to convince them to move closer to Madison so we can have more full time friends. :)


    1. Noodly appendage.

    1. Met a totally nifty person on OKCupid last week. I mention again simply because how quickly she and I got along on AIM. I think OKCupid may actually have some merit to the way they make potential matches. Our humor is surprisingly similar.
    --
    There. I feel better now.

    Thought to consider, savagely thieved from </a></b></a>:

    Odd thought: one might argue that history itself is dying, simply because there is so much carryover of information. In fact, we might have entered what might be considered a persistent modern age, where sufficient distance from subject and historian ceases to be meaningful, due to the amount of info out there.

    What use is there for a historian when a generation documents itself so completely that there's nothing much to study about the recent past? What conjectures can be drawn when every shred of detail on a subject can be googled (or whatever serves for such, 20 years from now)?


    I think I'll ramble about this later, but I know that thecoweyed and I have talked about some similar issues with writing vs. remembering cultures. First thoughts on this: when you have no history, you have no true story tellers.

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    Current Mood: calm much better
    Current Music: The Wallflowers - Everything I need

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    ocarina_justin From: ocarina_justin Date: November 15th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Like it has been since the time of Hegel, Marx, and all the others, I think that the reports of history's death are greatly exaggerated.
    abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Your Mom's greatly exaggerated!

    Conceptually, I enjoy the idea that information is so readily avalable that people are becoming less capable of string historical data, memories, and the like. Our technological advances, which become greater and greater, serve to stupify the populace. Whther it is true, I am uncertain - but there has been a marked rise in fanaticism as of late which could be an unforseen consequence of diminished capacity with reasoning.

    How would being unaware of historical patterns affect current and future actions?
    Witch hunts? Crusades?
    Curious... and bad of true. Very bad.

    ocarina_justin From: ocarina_justin Date: November 15th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't think anything has changed. The rise in fanaticism isn't about people becoming less capable of storing historical data or processing information, they are simply becoming less WILLING to do so. In a complicated world, simple answers are comforting, and people will fight hard if they feel like you are trying to change the little world they've built for themselves.

    That said, if you want to know how being unaware of historical patterns would affect current and future actions, just look around - the one thing we learn from history, my friend, is that we do not learn from history.
    abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
    True, mass ignotrance is a bit more problematic than less retention of historical data. However, we're constantly moving away from internal storage of data to interal. Think about hom much data you can store in a computer these days and how much we DON'T store in our brains any more. We don't want to both knowing anything if we can just drop it into a PalmPilotTM.

    This meandering to a completely "written" cuulture is problematic. We become less people like if we don't draw on history. We become more homogenous.

    Now, I'm just rambling...
    lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 15th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
    (I think its lack of sun light. Oh NOES.
    I'm S.A.D.!)


    You are too cute. It's not fair.
    abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Too cute? That's unpossible.
    lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 15th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
    NOSE!!!!
    abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'm listening to Dawn's Lament right now.
    Pity me.
    ...

    There. It's done.
    I've survived.
    labelle77 From: labelle77 Date: November 15th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
    heeee. you said noodly appendage.
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    lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 15th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That icon is amazing.
    abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That was SO not the icon I was trying to select....
    abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    All must worship...?

    I wanted this icon....
    And now I feel like a heel.
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    abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Disposable cultures LOVE email.
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