Am I crazy?

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duszek
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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by duszek » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:22 pm

By sticks ? Why sticks ?

A simple stick rarely can bind my attention. Unless it is curiously carved perhaps.

Yesterday in a street car I watched an advertisement for laser surgery for eyes. I tried to figure out the psychological background of the picture, three smiling individuals on mats and with their thumbs up.
I at-tended to the picture (stretched towards it mentally) because it bound me (fascinated me). I was inter-ested.

How do you choose words then, Chaz ? Emotionally ? Impulsively ?
I would rather compose harmonious arrangements of words.

chaz wyman
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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by chaz wyman » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:37 pm

duszek wrote:By sticks ? Why sticks ?

A simple stick rarely can bind my attention. Unless it is curiously carved perhaps.

Yesterday in a street car I watched an advertisement for laser surgery for eyes. I tried to figure out the psychological background of the picture, three smiling individuals on mats and with their thumbs up.
I at-tended to the picture (stretched towards it mentally) because it bound me (fascinated me). I was inter-ested.

How do you choose words then, Chaz ? Emotionally ? Impulsively ?
I would rather compose harmonious arrangements of words.
I choose words intutively, until I'm stuck having forgotten a word then I use a dictionary.

The reason aI said sticks is because I assumed you knew the origin of fasces, fascist.

The fasces was the symbol adopted in the 1930s by the US and the Fascist countries, based on the item held by the Roman lictor (I think). It is a bundles of sticks and represents the strength of a binding. Sticks are weak alone, but strong together.

I'm sure you recognise it, now you see it.
It used to adorn the US dime, and can still be seen on many official monuments.

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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by Piltdownbrain » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:50 pm

chaz wyman wrote:
duszek wrote:By sticks ? Why sticks ?

A simple stick rarely can bind my attention. Unless it is curiously carved perhaps.

Yesterday in a street car I watched an advertisement for laser surgery for eyes. I tried to figure out the psychological background of the picture, three smiling individuals on mats and with their thumbs up.
I at-tended to the picture (stretched towards it mentally) because it bound me (fascinated me). I was inter-ested.

How do you choose words then, Chaz ? Emotionally ? Impulsively ?
I would rather compose harmonious arrangements of words.
I choose words intutively, until I'm stuck having forgotten a word then I use a dictionary.

The reason aI said sticks is because I assumed you knew the origin of fasces, fascist.

The fasces was the symbol adopted in the 1930s by the US and the Fascist countries, based on the item held by the Roman lictor (I think). It is a bundles of sticks and represents the strength of a binding. Sticks are weak alone, but strong together.

I'm sure you recognise it, now you see it.
It used to adorn the US dime, and can still be seen on many official monuments.

Image

Image
The fasces was a tomahawk enclosed within a sheath of sticks, symbolizing the judicial authority of a statist constitution. But we may have scales and blindfolds, we must remember that illiteracy required symbols to communicate with the slaves, neon lights are the modern version.

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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by chaz wyman » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:04 pm

Piltdownbrain wrote:
chaz wyman wrote:
duszek wrote:By sticks ? Why sticks ?

A simple stick rarely can bind my attention. Unless it is curiously carved perhaps.

Yesterday in a street car I watched an advertisement for laser surgery for eyes. I tried to figure out the psychological background of the picture, three smiling individuals on mats and with their thumbs up.
I at-tended to the picture (stretched towards it mentally) because it bound me (fascinated me). I was inter-ested.

How do you choose words then, Chaz ? Emotionally ? Impulsively ?
I would rather compose harmonious arrangements of words.
I choose words intutively, until I'm stuck having forgotten a word then I use a dictionary.

The reason aI said sticks is because I assumed you knew the origin of fasces, fascist.

The fasces was the symbol adopted in the 1930s by the US and the Fascist countries, based on the item held by the Roman lictor (I think). It is a bundles of sticks and represents the strength of a binding. Sticks are weak alone, but strong together.

I'm sure you recognise it, now you see it.
It used to adorn the US dime, and can still be seen on many official monuments.

Image

Image
The fasces was a tomahawk enclosed within a sheath of sticks, symbolizing the judicial authority of a statist constitution. But we may have scales and blindfolds, we must remember that illiteracy required symbols to communicate with the slaves, neon lights are the modern version.
Tomahawk???
I don't think the Lictors of ancient Rome had a tomahawk.

HexHammer
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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by HexHammer » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:41 am

I think you are a rare rational thinking person, that stands outside of groupthink and are NOT naive, most other people are helpless sheep that can't really think for themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1zlCybdvdg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnT2FcuZaYI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah5lBPr_iAY
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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by John K » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:02 pm

HexHammer wrote:I'm you are a rare rational thinking person
Priceless.

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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by HexHammer » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:10 pm

John K wrote:
HexHammer wrote:I'm you are a rare rational thinking person
Priceless.
Ye ye! Thanks mr Grammar Police for pointing it out, corrected now!

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Re: Am I crazy?

Post by John K » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:55 pm

It's the low hanging fruit, you know.

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