Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by thedoc » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:53 am

Immanuel Can wrote: He used to walk home every day, about a mile and a half, while simultaneously reading a scholarly book, a novel or a collection of essays; he became famous for that, and nobody could figure out how he could walk so briskly and read at the same time.
Doesn't sound all that difficult, once I was rollerskating, (it wasn't very busy), and reading a book at the same time, it was a book of poetry by Dr Zhivago. That was a long time ago, and I would be half afraid to go skating now, it's been a long time since I was on skates of any kind.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Immanuel Can » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:42 am

thedoc wrote:
Immanuel Can wrote: He used to walk home every day, about a mile and a half, while simultaneously reading a scholarly book, a novel or a collection of essays; he became famous for that, and nobody could figure out how he could walk so briskly and read at the same time.
Doesn't sound all that difficult, once I was rollerskating, (it wasn't very busy), and reading a book at the same time, it was a book of poetry by Dr Zhivago. That was a long time ago, and I would be half afraid to go skating now, it's been a long time since I was on skates of any kind.
Well, it seemed like an achievement to many of us. Certainly it was more than I could do. Maybe if I was not walking, but on really smooth skates and moving very, very slowly...

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by thedoc » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:06 am

Immanuel Can wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Immanuel Can wrote: He used to walk home every day, about a mile and a half, while simultaneously reading a scholarly book, a novel or a collection of essays; he became famous for that, and nobody could figure out how he could walk so briskly and read at the same time.
Doesn't sound all that difficult, once I was rollerskating, (it wasn't very busy), and reading a book at the same time, it was a book of poetry by Dr Zhivago. That was a long time ago, and I would be half afraid to go skating now, it's been a long time since I was on skates of any kind.
Well, it seemed like an achievement to many of us. Certainly it was more than I could do. Maybe if I was not walking, but on really smooth skates and moving very, very slowly...
Wasn't moving all that slowly, but anyway. I grew up in Somerset county in Pa. so walking on uneven ground was second nature to me, no sidewalks where I lived.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:56 am

thedoc wrote:
Immanuel Can wrote: He used to walk home every day, about a mile and a half, while simultaneously reading a scholarly book, a novel or a collection of essays; he became famous for that, and nobody could figure out how he could walk so briskly and read at the same time.
Doesn't sound all that difficult, once I was rollerskating, (it wasn't very busy), and reading a book at the same time, it was a book of poetry by Dr Zhivago. That was a long time ago, and I would be half afraid to go skating now, it's been a long time since I was on skates of any kind.
Doctor Zhivago is a fictional character. Fictional characters don't write poetry.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by thedoc » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:28 pm

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Immanuel Can wrote: He used to walk home every day, about a mile and a half, while simultaneously reading a scholarly book, a novel or a collection of essays; he became famous for that, and nobody could figure out how he could walk so briskly and read at the same time.
Doesn't sound all that difficult, once I was rollerskating, (it wasn't very busy), and reading a book at the same time, it was a book of poetry by Dr Zhivago. That was a long time ago, and I would be half afraid to go skating now, it's been a long time since I was on skates of any kind.
Doctor Zhivago is a fictional character. Fictional characters don't write poetry.
That is probably true, but the book I was reading was "The Poems of Dr. Zhivago".

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4205326?se ... b_contents

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Immanuel Can » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:13 pm

thedoc wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:Doctor Zhivago is a fictional character. Fictional characters don't write poetry.
That is probably true, but the book I was reading was "The Poems of Dr. Zhivago".

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4205326?se ... b_contents
Yeah, I wasn't worrying about it. :wink: I figured you meant something like that.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by thedoc » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:44 pm

Immanuel Can wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:Doctor Zhivago is a fictional character. Fictional characters don't write poetry.
That is probably true, but the book I was reading was "The Poems of Dr. Zhivago".

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4205326?se ... b_contents
Yeah, I wasn't worrying about it. :wink: I figured you meant something like that.
That is one of the reasons I bought and was reading the book, I had seen the movie and knew that Dr. Zhivago was a fictional character.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:10 pm

thedoc wrote:
Immanuel Can wrote:
thedoc wrote:
That is probably true, but the book I was reading was "The Poems of Dr. Zhivago".

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4205326?se ... b_contents
Yeah, I wasn't worrying about it. :wink: I figured you meant something like that.
That is one of the reasons I bought and was reading the book, I had seen the movie and knew that Dr. Zhivago was a fictional character.
Obviously at the time you were too occupied with rollerskating to know what the fuck you were supposed to be reading.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by thedoc » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:17 pm

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Immanuel Can wrote:
Yeah, I wasn't worrying about it. :wink: I figured you meant something like that.
That is one of the reasons I bought and was reading the book, I had seen the movie and knew that Dr. Zhivago was a fictional character.
Obviously at the time you were too occupied with rollerskating to know what the fuck you were supposed to be reading.
You can't admit that you were wrong, so you make up something else to be critical of.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:43 pm

thedoc wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:
thedoc wrote:
That is one of the reasons I bought and was reading the book, I had seen the movie and knew that Dr. Zhivago was a fictional character.
Obviously at the time you were too occupied with rollerskating to know what the fuck you were supposed to be reading.
You can't admit that you were wrong, so you make up something else to be critical of.
You were wrong.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by thedoc » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:07 pm

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Obviously at the time you were too occupied with rollerskating to know what the fuck you were supposed to be reading.
You can't admit that you were wrong, so you make up something else to be critical of.
You were wrong.
I said I was reading a book while rollerskating and I provided a link proving that the book existed. Where am I wrong?

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Immanuel Can » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:45 pm

thedoc wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:
You were wrong.
I said I was reading a book while rollerskating and I provided a link proving that the book existed. Where am I wrong?
Hey, thedoc. Don't worry about it. I believe you.

Don't worry about Hobbes: he's just looking for a fight.

Me, I just ignore him nowadays.

You can too.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:52 pm

thedoc wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:
thedoc wrote:
You can't admit that you were wrong, so you make up something else to be critical of.
You were wrong.
I said I was reading a book while rollerskating and I provided a link proving that the book existed. Where am I wrong?
You are talking bollocks.
You said you were reading a book "BY: Dr Zhivago.
This is because you don't know what the fuck you were talking about until you googled it.

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Harbal » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:59 pm

Hobbes' Choice wrote: This is because you don't know what the fuck you were talking about until you googled it.
Similar to the way you googled Beethoven in another thread, you mean?

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Re: Issue 99 - God, Belief and Disbelief

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:24 pm

Harbal wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote: This is because you don't know what the fuck you were talking about until you googled it.
Similar to the way you googled Beethoven in another thread, you mean?
I've loved Beethoven for 40 years wank-face.

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