Apathy of Late

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Re: Apathy of Late

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abby wrote:What a dick.
Apathy of late? Just read this thread in its entirety to see why.
What precisely does that mean, it's as obscure as most of the other posts are on this thread...Are you calling Athnuachan a dick and if you are, why?
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
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Re: Apathy of Late

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Athnuachan wrote:If you can't beat them join them, eh Vicomte? :lol:

At least this is entertaining!
Totally irrelevant, of course, but so are the posts which "messed up" what could have been an interesting discussion.

Apathy of late? Just read this thread in its entirety to see why.
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Took the advice and tried to read the entire thread, but apathy got in the way so gave up. I check on the forum a few times each week in case something of interest arises, but it is true these are relatively lean times.Very grateful to vicomte for a reminder of the late Stanley unwin.....plenty of him on youtube and deepjoy to watch.
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Re: Apathy of Late

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Apathy - who cares, right? Don't bore me. Keep me interested and entertained. Geez, not another damn drama, cast of thousands, too many f*cking extras. I get it. I've been there. Done that. I can't write in a sound bite if I'm trying to share who I am...by fire or water or some type of element.

Many people have died who posted to the board or newsgroup and there was barely a bang. It's life and death I guess.

I'm not Lot's wife, no turning around, I'm hitting the ground running.

Hope those on Hydra are having a great time. Bye for awhile.
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I nearly understood that post so things are looking up.

Deep joy.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
Neil from The Young Ones
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Re: Apathy of Late

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cohenadmirer wrote:
Took the advice and tried to read the entire thread, but apathy got in the way so gave up.
Not at all surprised! 8)

Those who post such twaddle must have very little of interest going on in their lives...
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Re: Apathy of Late

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Mabeanie1 wrote: ... any desire I had to engage in forum discussions has been killed by those people who make it their mission to be unpleasant, offensive or rude to those who do post ...

Wendy
Well said.You are not alone!

Just to clarify:
I did not of course condemn this whole thread, as the poster of the abusive comment seems to think.

The thread began as an interesting topic of discussion, and so continued for about 12 relevant posts. (Had to go back now to count them!)
I was just about to respond to this one by Wendy when I found that the thread had been diverted with irrelevant stuff by those who had done the same on other threads.
So I didn't bother.
Apathy.

My point was that anyone who read this thread from beginning to end would see how the train of thought was broken.
Add to that the abusive language now apparently tolerated and it is easy to see why few of us bother anymore.

My final post here - Summer calls. 8)
Ring the bells that still can ring...
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Re: Apathy of Late

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Awww, Steven. I understand your frustration, but nothing is perfect.

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.”

Post when you can, but don't let your frustration of yesterdays ruin your today.
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Beautiful advice, Sandra.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
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I've been posting irrelevant and distracting drivel here since 2001. Is there an other me in another universe making other choices that are relevant and attractive? Should I be apathetic or apologetic? This me has been trying to make a proper pie crust since 1973. If I bring it to share at a pot luck it will stay uncut. Am I deterred, deferred, or feeling deserted? Hell, no. Like granny's inedible fruitcake she gifted to everyone until she died at 93, I'll be rolling that dessert dough into eternity. Apathetic or pathetic? Who cares?!

(I honestly don't even enjoy pie or try to make dough from scratch anymore. I just buy frozen pie crust to use for quiche. Yet, a part of me wishes I could be like that granny I made up for the post. There's something noble about being consistent. ;-) )
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12 years ago or so i made a berry pie for a potluck. it was too full, the top crust was a lattice but the crossing strips were varying widths & thicknesses. i crimped the edges but like an amateur. i don't think the lattice really stuck to the edges. some stranger took an enormous piece of it & told me it was 'soulful.' i cant imagine a better compliment. who wants a pie that looks like a machine, or a perfectionist, made it? i don't have what it takes to make a pie very often these days, but the next time i do i will send you a photo of the soulful behemoth 💜
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Re: Apathy of Late

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Well hello sweetie pie! A pic of a perfect piece or an image of an imperfect slice...it's just good to know you're still here and there and going for it. Good to see you Abby.
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I've just reread many of the threads. And I realized that a lot of people lack discussion on a wide variety of topics. In this thread I saw posts on a wide variety of topics, so I decided to publish my post here as well. Let's start with the fact that I've been smoking for many years and lately I've been thinking about quitting. But it's not as easy as it seemed to me at first glance. I used to smoke mostly regular cigarettes, but then I started smoking electronic cigarettes. For clarification I will give a link to https://smoko.com. Don't get mad at me. I know why I put it here. Later you will understand everything... I was wondering which cigarette is more dangerous. I read a lot of literature, a lot of articles on the subject. I came to the conclusion that we'll never know which cigarette is better and which is worse. Ask me why? I'll tell you why. Marketing is to blame. Look at that website. That's why I linked to it. If you go there, it's hard not to buy something. That's coming from a smoker. I know a lot of people who don't smoke would say they wouldn't buy anything there. I know! But I also know that you're addicted to other things. Like coffee. Caffeine - nicotine are just two examples. You don't buy cigarettes, but you buy a cup of coffee. So let's figure out why marketing is to blame. And it's simple, it's marketing that creates demand. So behind it are people who are very interested in what you smoke or drink coffee. But it would seem that we want it, we decide what we want. But then the rule of "a flock of sheep" starts to work. When two sheep run and everyone follows them. It's not for nothing that we form most habits when we are young, when we are still very dependent on our friends. You know, like: And he smokes, so will I. I'd really like to get a couple of comments on what you think about this. We'll be able to talk some more about it.
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Re: Apathy of Late

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Smoking is more enjoyable than not smoking.
"Wasting time" (each has his own definition of this) is more enjoyable than working.
And, as the younger out there know, partying is more enjoyable than studying.

Life is full of choices and it is our responsibility for making more correct than incorrect ones. Blaming marketing seems a cop-out. If I was going to worry about things that influence people in bad ways, I would worry far more about social media than cigarette advertising.

Not standing on any soapbox, I am a longtime cigarettes smoker.

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