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Forum: The Intellectual Table Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Myers
I get what you were saying and I agree to some...

I get what you were saying and I agree to some extent.

The original intent -- to protest and bring awareness to police brutality against black Americans has been mostly lost in the backlash over...
Forum: Poetry Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 89
Posted By Myers
Oh, nice. And I always love it when someone can...

Oh, nice. And I always love it when someone can throw down the rhymes. :)

Good, job, Kev.
Forum: Free Writing 11-20-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Yep -- I'm JoeMatt. I remember having some good...

Yep -- I'm JoeMatt. I remember having some good back and forth in the Members Only section and your positive feedback on my fiction.

And M.O. -- modus operandi -- or standard or usual method or...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-20-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 20,242
Posted By Myers
Yeah, the hyperbole is about connecting the...

Yeah, the hyperbole is about connecting the events to a single person who supposedly caused them. The middle east and the general shit storm is bigger than Egypt and Libya. Just a continuation of the...
Forum: Free Writing 11-20-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
That's the edited version. And then of course, he...

That's the edited version. And then of course, he goes into a not very thinly veiled personal attack that he tries to mitigate by making it a question:



Again, Konan is not talking about...
Forum: Free Writing 11-20-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
I think Konan is overthinking it, but I would...

I think Konan is overthinking it, but I would never assume that he thinks the people under discussion aren't good people or valuable etc. Why would I? And he's not talking about "shutting people up,"...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Heh. Somewhat similar -- but something about the...

Heh. Somewhat similar -- but something about the tone is just a wee bit different.





How pleasant!
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Recent conversation with a neighbor... Me:...

Recent conversation with a neighbor...

Me: Hey, Pete, this is great pulled pork, I was wondering...

Pete: I have a Green Egg. Expensive, but worth it!

Me: Well, there's another brand...
...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
It's out there and it's widely discussed and...

It's out there and it's widely discussed and acknowledged -- people who don't listen, because they're thinking about what they're going to say next.

The result is a conversation that is mostly...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Nonsense. There was nothing pleasant about it. A...

Nonsense. There was nothing pleasant about it. A little selective reading going on, perhaps.

Like I said, as he usually does, Shelly read all kinds of stuff into Konan's piece so he could get up...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Come on. He's an old man -- he doesn't remember...

Come on. He's an old man -- he doesn't remember what he's told us. Why not give him the pleasure of telling us a story?

Otherwise -- yes, occasionally I'm trapped.

I had to fly to L.A. and...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Oh, I doubt that. That would require some amount...

Oh, I doubt that. That would require some amount of self-awareness.

BTW, I get the gist of what you're saying. I just rarely find myself in a situation like that where I can't bow out. It's...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-19-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,282
Posted By Myers
Anything is possible. Doesn't really fit the...

Anything is possible. Doesn't really fit the pattern -- but whatever.

Anyway, that's why I said you need to arm the choir. Or maybe just a few members -- or the ushers should be armed and...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
I was doing OK for a while, but then I relapsed....

I was doing OK for a while, but then I relapsed. Shelly coming around is like waving a bottle of tequila under the nose of someone who's just trying to climb on the wagon.

But the first step...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Definitively worth the price of admission!

Definitively worth the price of admission!
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Okay -- so what you'd really like is for people...

Okay -- so what you'd really like is for people read your stuff and then purposely misconstrue it so they deliver some of kind lame lecture.

I will keep that in mind!
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-19-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 20,242
Posted By Myers
My point was, it's kind of silly to say that...

My point was, it's kind of silly to say that Hillary's actions led to the "firestorm" in the middle east without bothering to even acknowledge the most recent antecedent -- so yeah -- it's hyperbole.
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Here's the thing -- you can't really give any...

Here's the thing -- you can't really give any kind of remotely valid feedback if you read all kinds nonsense into the piece that you've made up and isn't even implied.

So nope -- nothing to do...
Forum: Free Writing 11-19-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Konan didn't say people who tend to be boring...

Konan didn't say people who tend to be boring conversationalists are bad people or that they don't contribute to society etc.

And nothing he said had anything to do with listening to people who...
Forum: Free Writing 11-18-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By Myers
Oh, thank goodness Shelly, the champion of the...

Oh, thank goodness Shelly, the champion of the oppressed, came along to defend the poor helpless, boring people of the world! He's such a great guy!

Barf.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-16-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Myers
Who we are at our core... Knee-jerk...

Who we are at our core...

Knee-jerk patriots, who don't like the idea of those uppity, overpaid football players disrespecting our flag and our solders who fought and died for out freedoms!!!
...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,282
Posted By Myers
I've seen that video. Pretty depressing. For a...

I've seen that video. Pretty depressing. For a couple of years I volunteered at this thing called 'drug court" -- where people are court ordered into rehab along with probation and other penalties...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,282
Posted By Myers
The guy with the rifle didn't stop it. The...

The guy with the rifle didn't stop it.

The shooter was leaving the scene when he was confronted with the guy with the rifle.

What you need to do is train and arm the choir. They're probably...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 20,242
Posted By Myers
Right. Nothing to do with that little dust-up in...

Right. Nothing to do with that little dust-up in Iraq then...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,282
Posted By Myers
Well, we certainly could reduce gun violence if...

Well, we certainly could reduce gun violence if we legalized or decriminalized drugs.

But that's a scary proposition for most people. And illegality does serve as a deterrent to some degree --...
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