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Forum: The Library Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 41,159
Posted By Myers
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Sadness.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Sadness.
Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Myers
Yeah -- there are a few things associated with a...

Yeah -- there are a few things associated with a real diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder -- it's about a lack of empathy, grandiosity -- plus the need for attention or admiration. And...
Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Myers
There is the mental illness -- narcissistic...

There is the mental illness -- narcissistic personality disorder, but these days people are using the terms narcissism and narcissistic in a more generic or casual sense when they really mean...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-14-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
Right -- so going along with saying transgenders...

Right -- so going along with saying transgenders look like Helen Thomas or comparing someone to a wilted cabbage isn't considered mocking in your book.

Okee dokey! Maybe I'm just being too...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-13-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
Again, I was talking about how this will likely...

Again, I was talking about how this will likely shake out -- and in that regard, good luck getting a court decision based on predictive models.

What you would need are examples -- evidence that a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-13-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
Maybe the integration of the military had an...

Maybe the integration of the military had an effect on "elected officials" in the north.

I'm assuming that roughly the same ratio of elected officials in the south served in the military. But it...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-13-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
You'll let the response stand -- and then you go...

You'll let the response stand -- and then you go on to explain yourself. Funny.



Didn't really seem to have much of an effect in the Jim Crow states in the south though.

No -- it ended in...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-13-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
You leave it out because there's no concrete way...

You leave it out because there's no concrete way to correlate "more likely commit suicide" to performance or a specific outcome.

I'm thinking about how these things are challenged in court -- and...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-13-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
Your usual ultra-lame answer when you're...

Your usual ultra-lame answer when you're challenged to back something up.

Ridiculous.

BTW -- when you say things like this, it has the exact opposite effect of what you would want.

Think...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-13-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
Not sure how you would take that into...

Not sure how you would take that into consideration and make it policy. I understand what you're saying -- but more likely to commit suicide seems like pretty nebulous criteria and not likely the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 942
Posted By Myers
I get it because Helen Thomas is is ugly and...

I get it because Helen Thomas is is ugly and looks like a man!

Har har har!

I could kind of understand parodying arguments that some people -- especially academics -- use to argue for trans...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9,159
Views: 258,943
Posted By Myers
^ Shows you don't have to reinvent the wheel to...

^ Shows you don't have to reinvent the wheel to make a good, straight-up pop song.
Forum: Publishing 01-07-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Myers
Haven't used the feature -- but there are book...

Haven't used the feature -- but there are book layout templates in Word. You may want to poke around and see how they work.
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-06-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,613
Posted By Myers
Yeah -- and as horrible as it seems, it's usually...

Yeah -- and as horrible as it seems, it's usually not a good idea to judge people's actions in the past based on today's standards. You know what they say about hindsight...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-06-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,613
Posted By Myers
Maybe we aren't being compassionate enough. ...

Maybe we aren't being compassionate enough.

After all, we're the kind of guys who would give disease ridden blankets to Native Americans...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-06-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,613
Posted By Myers
Heh. No one sent her packing. The way you're...

Heh.

No one sent her packing. The way you're asking might seem insensitive to some -- but I don't give a shit.

Both my folks weren't in good health. We have a nice space -- half a daylight...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-06-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,613
Posted By Myers
Those were the days. Fun times. In another...

Those were the days. Fun times.

In another thread, I mentioned that we were struggling with how to best take care of my mom who had suffered a series of strokes.

Cityboy deleted the worst and...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-06-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,613
Posted By Myers
It's called irony, Beesauce. Irony.

It's called irony, Beesauce. Irony.
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-04-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Myers
Thanks man. But seriously, I like Jim's...

Thanks man.

But seriously, I like Jim's approach.

It's like, well, the shit's hittin' the fan, so I think I'll "try" Jesus...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-04-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Myers
You think you'll make it to that level? Cuz...

You think you'll make it to that level?

Cuz with my luck, I'm thinking more like a molten fountain of green bean casserole.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-04-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9,159
Views: 258,943
Posted By Myers
Needed something to clear out my sinuses: ...

Needed something to clear out my sinuses:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PdH6C0Px3H8
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-04-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Myers
Oh yeah. They'll be there. I probably will...

Oh yeah. They'll be there.

I probably will be too.

But I don't know that conditions will allow us to enjoy each other's company.

Along those lines -- people talk about "rock and roll...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Myers
I don't know. Can you tell a good story? ...

I don't know. Can you tell a good story?

Otherwise, it's a story that's been told many times.

You'll have to put you're own twist on it -- a unique perspective.

"Me too" alone won't to be...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-04-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Myers
Poor Jim. He won't be feeling so smug when...

Poor Jim.

He won't be feeling so smug when he's burning in the fires of eternal damnation.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-04-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,031
Posted By Myers
Where's the old "torturing babies" argument? ...

Where's the old "torturing babies" argument?

Because supposedly, pretty much everyone agrees that's a bad thing to do.

As for the reverse, babies can torture adults on a nightly basis and get...
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