And If You Gaze Into the Abyss (Wayfarer theme)

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And If You Gaze Into the Abyss (Wayfarer theme)

Post by gunsofchekhovia » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:01 pm

I started in the Mississippi Delta, which is not actually a delta but an alluvial plain. From where I was in Yazoo County, I had to go somewhere else.

Unlike Lasalle, I was neither a famous explorer nor French. I was just a guy who collected Jack Chick comics and lay awake at night thinking about the Munchhausen trilemma. I was ill-equipped to hunt snarks or battle a Jabberwock. When I reached the climax of the story, I hardly even knew how I had gotten there.

I didn't have a near-death experience. I just lost an entire day on Wikipedia.

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Post by strawman » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:49 pm

I sometimes regret not having a photographic memory.
But I console myself with the thought that when they decide to do the massive federally funded brain map, and take samples from frozen cross-sectional shavings, they will probably be less interested in my average brain that in the ones with extraordinary features, like photographic memory.

I love Wikipedia, but I am frustrated that I cannot retain what I have learned there.
Then I realize that they will probably use Wikipedia for the test to see whose brains are photographic.
My frustration will turn to gratitude.

So much in life is like this.

:)
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Post by gunsofchekhovia » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:32 pm

At first I wondered whether slicing up frozen brains would be necessary in this age of functional MRI, etc. But then I realized that, if I were a mad government scientist and had the opportunity to slice up frozen brains, it might conveniently take me a while to discover that the most fun method of studying brains might not be strictly necessary or even the best method available.

With regard to Wikipedia, all I ever seem to remember is the phrase "citation needed," repeated over and over. I think this, too, may be for the best.

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Post by strawman » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:29 pm

gunsofchekhovia wrote: With regard to Wikipedia, all I ever seem to remember is the phrase "citation needed," repeated over and over. I think this, too, may be for the best.
I much prefer Norm's "and that's a statement, not a fact".
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:06 am

strawman wrote:I sometimes regret not having a photographic memory.
But I console myself with the thought that when they decide to do the massive federally funded brain map, and take samples from frozen cross-sectional shavings, they will probably be less interested in my average brain that in the ones with extraordinary features, like photographic memory.

:)
I'm so screwed.
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Sublime In Peace Iain M. Banks.

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Post by strawman » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:58 am

ROU Killing Time wrote: I'm so screwed.
Cheer up, buddy. You always dreamed of serving the greater good.
Besides, what's your brain ever done for you? Oh...
Well, now you get your revenge. :D
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:17 pm

strawman wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote: I'm so screwed.
Cheer up, buddy. You always dreamed of serving the greater good.
Besides, what's your brain ever done for you? Oh...
Well, now you get your revenge. :D
Payback is a bitch, they say.
"Never fuck with The Culture"
Sublime In Peace Iain M. Banks.

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