Metallica ~ Master of Puppets http://youtu.be/tnGuLKXlX7A
Greetings! Burr! It’s cold outside.
Hi Neb. Have to go in a bit. Talk later. Hope all is well.
Enjoy your dinner! All is well, hope to catch you later.
Enjoy your company..turn on some lovely music to make it perfect.
Nebbers! How goes the defense of Athens?
Greetings, Pluto! I didn’t get anything else written last night along that theme but I plan on doing a few of them tonight. I also found a new lecture series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLauT0j6bFxr7a0LcyDvlBe5veRpBxtq4r ..
Evening Nebdem…how are you healing ?
Greetings, Bebe! Healing on schedule. The wound is closing, just need to avoid bumping it and risking a stitch breaking.
How goes your day? What’s new?
On our topic…borrowed the latest Grisham…don’t know if you read him?
I do read him from time to tine.
On the other topic..if you read RFand others..we remain furious but this too shall pass…I am glad I am already here.
I haven’t read much of him but I like his stories, well the movie adaptations. He now has reached a point where if he wanted he could write whatever he wants and they would publish, that is luxury he should take advantage of.
It makes me sick that HP did what they did, it is all about synergy with corporations, government. I’ve noticed reading through some of the comments that some of those posters that are staying are trying to be humorous about the whole thing, which is in a way trollish because people have legitimate reasons for not wanting their information made public. Reading the concerns in the comments clearly indicates that it will cause a problem for those still there in the future.
That’s saying it…but they deserve all of it we were good for them but they trashed us.
But am here and reconnecting with you is a bonus for me.
No regrets !
They now have to sleep in the bed they made. Their loss, if it gets really bad over there people in the future will be studying their decision in school in classes about running a site.
Last night I wrote a couple of poems on the last page, check them out and give me your thoughts.
Thanks, I’ll prolly watch the Greek lectures first. Any of the same on Roman history?
Sweet. Actually I’ll watch a few of these first, Julius Caesar in particular. What a fascinating character that guy was.
I have to ask, do you think it was tragic that he was killed? Shakespeare’s play and from the impression I’ve got is that many feel it was wrong what happened to him, but in truth the guy was destroying Rome when he decided he wanted to be a Dictator for life. A great general, his victory in Gaul is impressive, considering how few men he had and how he beat a force of superior in numbers. The Battle of Alesia was amazing, very ingenious strategy on his part.
My take is it’s a two way street. Caesar was a brilliant man, a master tactician, warrior, leader of men, the whole bit. He was also a megalomaniac and a despotic SOB, although some argue that he was a benevolent dictator because the people clearly loved him. Still, he destroyed the republic although Rome was no glittering jewel of nobility. Though they had banished the kings of old the Senate was rife with corruption. So it is easy to portray Caesar in a more noble light and his assassination as a sinister plot in that light.
At the end of the day a murdering despot was assassinated by venal, corrupt politicians protecting their own interests. Caesar indeed crossed the Rubicon but it may as well have been a river of blood. But what’s that old saying? “Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.”
Great points. I’ve always been fascinated with the the ancient political office in Greek ad Rome for Augurs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augur
Caesar was even given that title.
Here is a great site with some of the works written during that time frame:http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/asbook09.asp#Rome: Major Historians: Complete Texts
Have you read anything from Tacitus or Plutarch?
Thanks for the links, and no, I haven’t read much from those guys but I am familiar with them. the last bit of reading I did was on Marcus Aurelius, just scratching the surface mind you. That is a journey unto itself.
His “Meditations” is a great read. I’ve scoured YouTube for lectures, documentaries, some of the docs are good but a lot retread the stuff that is already known. It is hard to find a place to pick up because a lot of Rome is rooted in Greece so it seems that the more you want to move forward with reading the history, the more you find yourself going backwards.
There was another site that had a bunch, but the person had to take them down, and this site is starting to re-upload them, they have a few other lectures now being uploaded. One of them is about the Crusades!
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Fire
You’re gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn
Hey Neb, like my music ? We are all here fiddling as HP burns !
We should use all of the ash that is created and use it for a garden here. We would grow some good produce!
hmmm I’m afraid there might be too many toxins. Gotta take a break, bbl.
Merry Christmas from the Satellite of Love!
And a happy mystery X-mas theater 3000 to you too!
Greetings, Pepe. The Niners are looking a lot better now. It will be interesting to see if they can continue to build up before the playoffs.
He and Kaepernick have chemistry. Boldin is also ripe now to assert more authority in moving the chains. If Gore stays healthy they still will be a tough team to beat, but they need to figure out a way to go up to Seattle and win.
Yes, this is how we celebrate Christmas in the Lepew household. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ_RXnYEC_w
Yes, I’m still ‘picking at the scab’ as it were. Scrolling down through Tim mcdonald’s comment history to try to piece some more of the thing together.
What HP does not tell those who decide to link to FB so they can continue to post:
1) You must use the same name as on your FB account. For many, this is their real name (yeah, I know it’s a bad idea but lots of folks have it set up this way…)
2) Your options for displaying your name on HP are a) First Name and Last Initial, or b) full First and Last name. Your old screen-name will be displayed in parenthesis, but your Facebook Name (whatever you used to sign up on FB) will be displayed as well. (Oh, yeah, there is the ‘request for anonymity form’ you can -request- that they not use your FB name but, well, would you trust them even if they granted you this boon???)
3) Once you have linked to your FB account and jumped through the HP hoops, your Facebook name will be displayed on ALL COMMENTS YOU HAVE EVER MADE AT HP. This means that your comments, which are searchable on Google or other search engines, are available, with your real name attached, to anybody looking at your profile, etc.
You cannot delete old comments – it’s all or nothing and the only “all” option is The Red Button.
So far, they have not posted the name you entered when you joined HP to your old comments, but given that HP LIED in the past there is no, ABSOLUTELY NO, reason to trust they won’t do that at some time in the future.
This is one of the many reasons I poofed my HP account. Not that I have that much concern that my ‘real name’ (bwahahahaha) on record at HP would be posted atop my old comments at HP but because I do not want to enable them to do so at the whim of any butt-sniffing, money-grubbing, Arianna-pandering power junkie who fills the post of “Director of Community” whateverthehell THAT is.
My old comments are likely still searchable on Google, and no doubt a dedicated stalker could find them but it’s my feeble attempt to deny them such power. (Insert picture of mouse with middle-finger raised at the Eagle about to snatch him!)
At least they’re gonna have to work harder at it.
Just more input to the decision many are pondering at this moment – use it for what it is worth to you, and please protect yourselves as best you can. The storm is coming, it may well be upon us.
(OK, I will give it a rest now. I’m talked out on this, mebbe a movie??)
How ’bout them Yankees, anyway? 😉
@#$%ers got Ellsbury!
OK, this FB thing is such a cluster… it just is.
Okay..a bit deep but I recommend…highly…The Late Quartet…you would love it.
Did I say I can not stand stupid movies, this in not one of them.
Couldn’t agree more with what you wrote. I nuked mine. And am seriously considering nuking my FB as well, given what you or someone else posted, here or over on Old McDonald’s HPAOLNSA page that each week Fuckerberg and his FB gestapo goes through and messes with the privacy settings to once again open our pages up to the general public.
I haven’t decided yet as I gotta do some exploring to see if that’s true. All I use it for are family members. And rarely if ever post on it myself. It’s simply there to allow me to receive postings from those family members who do use theirs and stay in contact with them through that and Skype. I’ve been waiting to talk with my oldest who is the FB savvy person who knows how to navigate that site so we can explore it together to find out what’s what regarding the privacy settings. If it turns out that they do indeed, each week, reopen one’s page then that’sit…NUKED!
I’m not married to the freakin’ net and posting anywhere that I need to sell more of myself off than I know I’ve already done since I first jumped onto the net in ’95. I really only frequent, on a DAILY basis, maybe three sites at most. And with hp outta commission, that’s one less. Besides, I get tired of my own voice, be it the actual one or simply the written one. I’m just a average person and what I have to say isn’t much different from what millions of others have to say on the whole. Let’s face it. We’re all just making noise most of the time so we could stand to shut up like we use to prior to the net.
Not that expressing ourselves on the net is wrong or bad. It’s just that maybe, for those of us who remember the Pre-Net life, maybe it’d do some good to hush the din a bit, internally, externally and on the net.
Of course, really, I’m just talking about what I’ve been thinking overall for some time now. And the worsening over the last many months of hp’s atmosphere and this latest round, coupled with being tired of The Machine as a whole, I think I’m getting to the point where I will deem my own presence ion the net as less than desirable.
You make lots of great points, Hoodoo.
However, don’t forget that like anything else, the ‘net is just a tool – for good, bad, whatever.
We’re constantly exposed to people and ideas we never would have been otherwise.
Global humanity is divided enough as it is by the 1%. The internet is the great equalizer, the last true bastion of free speech and equality.
Don’t let HP put a bitter taste in your mouth and ruin the many ‘net wonders that are left. 🙂
No, RF, it’s GOOD to talk it out! It’s totally therapeutic and I’m so enjoying your posts.
Really, it helps purge the bile and anger! 🙂
(I think it’s gonna be a long while before I stop posting about HP. lol)
You poofed..already ?
So did I, BB..and a few others….8-)
You too….there loss is our gain…good to be with you m’love dear 4 eyes…;)
Yes, dear, I did it first thing in the morning..Well, maybe 4th thing..LOL. But I had posted months back that I would hang until this day came..and it did. Later, ex-pats got a sloppy-kiss-note..I’m sad I didn’t get one…No, I’m not….8-)
Dont be sad..you are again in a good place..nighty nite………………..later
Yes, sweet Gypsy – last night, it was time. It felt alright, I had shed the emotional investment in HP over the past year, especially the past 4-5 months, and it was just a little twinge of remembered things.
But the memories will always be with me, it’s what’s ahead that matters now.
Dearest..RF…it is there loss…a big loss.
But it is okay we will make some good symphony together with SH.5 ..and then Jack,to Pilot.
Big hugzzss love
Hugz! Yes, the music hasn’t stopped, it’s just moved to another passage!
A blatant information grab from a group that wants people to be pissed off about the NSA snooping for all information. Hypocrisy at its worst.
ok gimme 20 minutes and you’ll have a new page.
Sure, sure, sure 6 hours later [tapping foot on floor]
Was out, sorry.
I’ll give you 10 minutes top.
Time for dessert. I got some chocolate creme pie, bbl 😀
Enjoy. Good point about the toxins in the ashes, I hadn’t thought about that.
I haven’t poofed only because there’s a part of me that thinks, “at some point, HP is going to realize it’s mistake.”
I hope the site traffic drops heavily and forces something to happen.
One can only hope.
I spent a lot of time in that space too, Pepe. I also got a lot of my ‘yelling at the Giants’ out of my system on the Pavley and MacDonald threads. It’s all good.
At the 3D IMAX showing of Santa Claus vs. the Martian, know-it-all 13-year-olds declare, “what the entire premise of this TV show was a bunch of crappy puppets making smart-aleck comments about bad 60s movies?”
OH MY GOD, you people are dorks.”
Sounds like Mystery Science Fiction Theater 3000
Or something like that
“shhh, honey, people thought this was funny in the 1980s. Show some respect…”
Reply to kids: “Yes, and kids remember that if you enjoyed the movie straight it’s a LOT funnier if you have a plate of ABT brownies and some chips for snacks!”
(must be 18 or older, not intended as an endorsement of either brownies or chips or consumption thereof. Drinks and popcorn are not included. Must supply own pillows and incense preferably ‘Chandan’ or ‘Holy Spriit’ scented. Black light posters optional)
Just in case people have forgotten what we had previously:
George Bush Picks A Running Mate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keFIWob8NM4
Oh, and in case no one notices, look at Laura to his right. She’s diggin’ in right along with her dubya. Whattta disgusting duo, ‘eh. No class, all the time.
And check out the guy just behind them, He’s barely able to suppress laughing out loud.
H ha ha…later..;)
Chaos in DC! RGIII has been benched for the rest of the season.
What a train wreck. That’s what happens when a 5-foot-4 guy buys an NFL team.
Does he wear stacked heels?
He isn’t free from the blame. They are all to blame. It doesn’t help though that RGIII didn’t have a full off-season. Teams had a full year of tape on his rookie season to prepare for the next time they played. It might be the best move though to bench him just to close out this horrible season, just imagine what the fallout would be if he were to get hurt at the end of the season. It reminds me a lot of Vince Young. He had a great rookie season but then the other teams got hip and he didn’t progress and now he probably won’t even start again.
RGIII has more upside though than Vince Young.
Catch you later…nobdem..g`night
Take care, Bebe!!
So when you sign up for HP via FB, do they give you a tube of KY?
They promised to, but now say that they won’t because it’s the next ‘change’…
Dry with a little sand, from the sound of things…………..
Scene on beach, “Darling, you’re crying. Is it the love, the tender moment.”
“No, dammit, next time bring a blanket!”
There you are my dear LOVE..CBD…saw you first thing in the morning ..one of these days we shall chat…awesome to see you in here, it was a full , warm. cozy day in here.
nighty nite …love the music…XXOOXX….
750 comments, Jack!
leaving huffypoo in the dust.
Well, I gotta tend to some bidness – BBL.
The new page is up for grabs, Kitteh is out to meeting!
Take care, RF!
I claim “Last” in advance!….8-)
Hello everyone what’s up?
What’s up with you?
I was going to post one of my videos As a page but now that I see or here I may not because you will just music bomb it and then asked for a new page.
That means we keep this page until you go to sleep.
C8 sez: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….8-)
Guess why I’m laughing….8-)
Because you just one a gazillion dollars?
I did?!? Ho-lee’Gs! Wait a minute..!
No..It’s ‘cuz I already nailed Last Place!! Winnah!!….8-)
I think maybe Haruko is on this money? http://animebot.everyboty.net/pix/1133.jpg
Our Fearless leader!!
Where? I will kill him.
You want Vice Fearless Leader to run the show?!?….8-)
T00 late to jockey for position. the realm board members of elections was in September.
Told ya I was late for everything….8-)
LOL!!!! I luv ya, Jack!
Arianna Fluffington only wishes she were half as cool as you.
I wish I was half as rich as she is 🙂
My Kingdom for a firewire cable!!!!!!!!!!!!! Iphoto is overloaded and dragging this mac-hine to a halt. Cable is due here tomorrow…………..
It’s spinning beach ball time.
Amazing how much dust can collect inside a computer..
follow the link below
Well….*sniff sniff snuffle sniff*…my divorce went through finally. Just got the notice. Took ’em freakin’ long enough! They don’t want me but they sure take their time makin’ it official.
I’m no longer married to HPAOLNSA. I’M A FREEEEE POSTER!!!!
Good for you, Hoodoo!!
She was a total bitch anyway. Her freakin loss!
You totally deserve so much better.
We love you here, no conditions, no strings.
(What did the Divorce Decree say?) lol
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