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Re: RAT

Postby jimmy on Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:51 pm

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Re: RAT

Postby Steve James on Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 pm

If you "have to be honest" and say that you never liked someone who's dead and can't respond, then you have to allow people to say that they don't like you while you're alive and can fight back. Honestly.
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Re: RAT

Postby Bill on Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:01 am

I went to a massage parlor once. It was self service.
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Re: RAT

Postby Michael on Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:09 pm

Sure, but was it a happy ending?
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Re: RAT

Postby klonk on Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:05 am

Steve James wrote:If you "have to be honest" and say that you never liked someone who's dead and can't respond, then you have to allow people to say that they don't like you while you're alive and can fight back. Honestly.


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Re: RAT

Postby Strange on Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:41 am

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Re: RAT

Postby Steve James on Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:22 am

Why do they consider listening to an audiobook "reading"?
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Re: RAT

Postby Taste of Death on Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:36 am

Steve James wrote:Why do they consider listening to an audiobook "reading"?


The narrator is reading at least. Good for them.
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Re: RAT

Postby Dmitri on Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:04 pm

Steve James wrote:Why do they consider listening to an audiobook "reading"?

I had the exact same thought a couple days ago.
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Re: RAT

Postby Steve James on Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:14 pm

I just think it's strange when someone says that he's read an audio book. Actually, the only downside is that it won't (imho) improve anyone's ability to write. I think that the imaginative process will work pretty much the same.

I think audio books are great. However, from a practical pov, it will take one as long to read War and Peace, as it does to say it aloud. Think about that Dmitri. :)
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Re: RAT

Postby Dmitri on Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:20 am

Well, speaking of practical POVs -- they would only be able to do one of those while driving to/from work, and for better or for worse, it ain't reading...
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Re: RAT

Postby Steve James on Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:48 pm

That's true, but I'm interested to know whether "listening" to a book being read has a different effect than "reading" a book silently, or even aloud.

Yeah, if the person is listening while driving, his brain and attention must be divided. What about listening to a book while watching tv. I don't know that the person will be able to recall what happened in the book.

I should add that I tell students that reading a poem aloud helps, and that plays were meant to be heard and seen, not read. I also think that podcasts and radio conversations are easy to listen to while driving or otherwise occupied.
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Re: RAT

Postby Steve James on Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:45 am

Do you know where your father was born? Do you think you'd remember?
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Re: RAT

Postby Dmitri on Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:55 pm

Well that was a wild topic jump... :) But I guess that's perfectly in line with the thread, it was getting too topic-y. Somewhere here, based on what he told me anyway: https://maps.app.goo.gl/PFM8a
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Re: RAT

Postby Steve James on Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:21 am

Mine was D.C., but it was a rhetorical question for anyone without a mental or memory problem.

Edit: Sincere apologies to those who really don't know, were abandoned, or orphaned.
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