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Re: RAT

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:51 pm
by jimmy

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 pm
by Steve James
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.

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:01 am
by Bill
I went to a massage parlor once. It was self service.

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:09 pm
by Michael
Sure, but was it a happy ending?

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:05 am
by klonk
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.


Oh wait, I am triggered and offended. I need a safe space.

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:41 am
by Strange
Fartrape

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:22 am
by Steve James
Why do they consider listening to an audiobook "reading"?

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:36 am
by Taste of Death
Steve James wrote:Why do they consider listening to an audiobook "reading"?


The narrator is reading at least. Good for them.

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:04 pm
by Dmitri
Steve James wrote:Why do they consider listening to an audiobook "reading"?

I had the exact same thought a couple days ago.

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:14 pm
by Steve James
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. :)

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:20 am
by Dmitri
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...

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:48 pm
by Steve James
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.

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:45 am
by Steve James
Do you know where your father was born? Do you think you'd remember?

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:55 pm
by Dmitri
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

Re: RAT

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:21 am
by Steve James
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.