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"We live in a world ruled by fictions: mass merchandising, advertising, politics as advertising, instant translation of science, technology, into popular imagery, increasing blur of identity in realms of consumer goods, preempting any free, original, imaginative, response to experience by the television screen. We live in an enormous novel. For a writer it's less necessary to invent a novel's fictional content: fiction's already there. A writer's task is to invent a reality." J. G. Ballard, 1974
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
Mom- Ok, but it just seems like quite a lot. Love you.
Mom- It was tough to get some of the older issues, but I got 30! Hope the R n' D magazines help! Merry Christmas!!
So, does anyone need some extra copies of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics? I have plenty.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason? Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful? --Zachris Topelius
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies. -- Sarah Hoyt
No Popular Electronics? I would like to have several issues between 1976 and 1981.
And forget magazines. Get yourself something that has the ammo on a belt, all in a nice steel box for 500 or 1000. As a bonus, your enemies will need fresh underwear when they just hear the noise that thing makes and let them pray for their only chance of about six or seven seconds if you must change the hot barrel.
You'd think with someone as organised as Steve his estate would have been in ship-shape condition and this would not have happened. Maybe someone needs to have astern word with them, put the wind up them so they get all hands on deck, take a different tack and pay up. It's not fair to leave the builders high and dry.