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Postby jt752 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:06 pm

While I have not seen the Profs' video, all us card-carrying cynics shy away from that kind of stuff. I am familiar with the story.

If it was reported on by the news, and NOT discussed on morning TV or by the OKRA, sorry, I mean The OPRAH, then maybe it might have more of an meaning to me.

Yes, I am sorry to hear he's dying. But, we all will and the sun will still rise in the morning.
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Postby TheMudge » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:15 pm

I hate put-it-together-yourself furniture ...
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Postby JillStar » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:41 pm

Don't buy it...
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Postby xcheck24 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:48 pm

TheMudge wrote:I hate put-it-together-yourself furniture ...


Ikea?
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Postby TheMudge » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:13 pm

Naw. Not Ikea (this time). Just a new office chair.

But I LIKE it.
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Postby pengwenn » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:16 pm

Is it like my office chair? I put it together in my living room because Ihave more floor space to spread everything around in. Unfortunately the wheel base is wider than my doorway at the door is at an awkward hallway position so I had to take the wheels off just to get it in the room. When I move I think it's going out the window.
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Postby TheMudge » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:34 pm

Well, I put mine together in the garage. It fit all the doorways, but I DID have to lift it over the couch in my office, if that counts ...
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Postby jt752 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:38 am

At least IKEA's directions make sense, versus the broken, incorrect english in the Taiwanese directions. :D
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:40 am

Directions?

What are these "directions" of which you speak?
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Postby charlesp » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:56 pm

jt752 wrote:At least IKEA's directions make sense, versus the broken, incorrect english in the Taiwanese directions. :D


That's why I've been happy with IKEA stuff. It's not solid wood top tier construction, but it works and it tends to be reasonably priced.

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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:14 pm

my couch and big comfy chair are from ikea. so is the big book shelf.
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Postby jt752 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:12 am

They do have good bookcases.
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Postby TheMudge » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:20 pm

I hate designing websites.

Not true, entirely. I like DESIGNING them. I just hate all the other crap work involved in getting them to the programmer ...
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Postby charlesp » Wed May 07, 2008 11:29 am

*wonders if he's talking about something that might relate to me*

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Postby TheMudge » Fri May 09, 2008 8:09 pm

And ... AND ... if the programmer in question doesn't even OWN Photoshop, and I have to do ALL the slice-and-save ...
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri May 09, 2008 9:14 pm

mudge strikes me as the passive aggressive type
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Postby JillStar » Fri May 09, 2008 9:42 pm

He never really comes out and says what he means...
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:15 pm

Depression has a romantic side. So does suicide. I mean, face it: we're artists. We paint in words instead of oils, sculpt with adjectives instead of chisels, but we still create art, so that makes us artists. And artists are SUPPOSED to be neurotic and moody and depressed and--dare I say it?--even suicidal. Right? Isn't that the image?

So sometimes when you don't FEEL like an artist, maybe you head down to the coffee shop and sip some brew, or dangle a cigarette out of your mouth, or ingest some other drug of choice. Stupid, yes ... but still ... I dunno. There's something validating about it, too. So many other great artists were insane or depressed or addicted. You got your Van Goghs and your Poes and your Hunter S. Thompsons. Virginia Wolfe. And Ernest Hemingway. And dear GOD, Sylvia Plath ...

So what do you do when even the romantic notion feels cheap and limiting and cliched? When the only answer left seems stupid and trite and you have no reason to keep fighting but you don't seem to have an alternative. What do you do THEN?

Why, you go to the doctor. And he wants to put you on drugs ...

Why are the ILLEGAL drugs romantic, but the legal ones aren't?
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Postby Hissmonster » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:20 pm

because ILLEGAL constitutes a feeling of rebelling tapping into the taboo. Where as the legal ones just means your diseased, dysfunctional and hard to deal with. :?
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Postby JillStar » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:44 pm

Are you under the impression that these historical and notorious artists were actually happy? Doubtful.
But the people who enjoy their work never come close to having those same feelings, do think it's romantic...

"Oh, how romantic... he's a mute who feel in love with is second cousin twice removed who was shipped to Siberia
and he... >sniff<... paints her portrait from the memory of touching her face and writes poetry in braille by pounding
out the letters with the scissors his mother left to him right before she was taken by leprosy".

Wow... that's some good stuff there... would love to live with that kind of hopeless pain and regret.
Give it to me in a 32 oz super sized cup of misery!!

Misery and depression and suicide... the joy those feelings bring makes every human being feel stimulated and
full of renewed spirit... right?

I'm just say'n...

But maybe I'm not "letting the feeling wash over me and devour it with my soul". Maybe I am too jaded to appreciate
the anxiety and overwhelming hopelessness of a true artist... perhaps I am not in touch enough with my inner self to
make others FEEL from reading my writing. But maybe that's actually okay...
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Postby jt752 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:35 am

Why does everyone feel that Van Gogh was a great painter?

I don't want to get into a painter discussion here, but he wasn't all that good.

But, that's just my opinion.
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Postby TheMudge » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:32 am

Hiss: Do the words "rhetorical question" mean anything to you? I mean, sheesh, talk about using logic to kill a perfectly good rant ...

Jill: So are you saying that the problem lies in us trying to be happy?

JT: Probably not a road you want to go down with an Art Major. Just sayin'.
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Postby LizGrayson » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:53 pm

JT, that's exactly how I feel about Sinatra. As a musician, I know people think I'm crazy, but I don't think he was that great a singer.
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:22 pm

Heh. It's funny that you bring this up, mudge.
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Postby TheMudge » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:59 pm

It is?
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