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by Mark Tiedemann
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453376

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

FinderDoug wrote:
Mark: I'm still working through GRAVITY BOX in tandem with several other books on my nightstand; once I'm done, I'll do my best to get a review onto Amazon. Really enjoying the collection thus far.



Thank you. Thank you very much.

I'll miss this place.
by Mark Tiedemann
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453376

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Steve Barber wrote:
Steve Evil wrote:Gonna miss this place. . .


Yep. Me too, though largely I'm the one calling it quits. Don't get me wrong: I love the Forums.

It's the rudeness, attacks and animosity I won't miss.


Steve...are you on Skype?
by Mark Tiedemann
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226906

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Personally? And this is a wholly unsupported opinion based on nothing but my impression. I think it was Sony. I think they're pulling a Howard Hughes. I'm probably wrong, but I kinda doubt it. A company that can keep the lid on what's in a script for the most globally popular stuff on the planet som...
by Mark Tiedemann
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 169075

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Steve, I agree, most people are sane and reasonable when given the room to be so. I feel that they are despite religion and they bring an innate sanity to their faith rather than derive any from faith. Hard proposition to prove, but as I've said before I don't believe religion makes anyone a better ...
by Mark Tiedemann
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453376

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

My apologies. I tried a couple of times to simply ignore Frank, but some itches... I've had the pleasure of making some of your acquaintances on FB, which, as noted above, is simply not the same, but better than losing touch altogether. Maybe this place will be resurrected again. I sat as president ...
by Mark Tiedemann
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226906

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Libertarians, the hard-core survivalist type libertarians, are the ultimate self-made solipsists. They don't want to accept that they're part of anything they don't like or have a conscious say in. Adolescent nonsense.
by Mark Tiedemann
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visual Artist's corner
Replies: 181
Views: 27235

Re: Visual Artist's corner

FrankChurch wrote:I bet you all envy National Geographic's photographers?


I've always admired their photographers, still do. Starting out, that's what I wanted to do. Didn't know how to go about getting the gig, though, and by the time I did it was a desire past its sell-by date.
by Mark Tiedemann
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 55342

Re: Whatcha reading?

Right now (well, not RIGHT now, not now this very minute, obviously) I'm reading Ann Leckie's Ancillary Sword , the sequel to her multi-award-winning Ancillary Justice . Ann has some seriously good chops and as much as I enjoyed the first book, this one is even better. BUT. It doesn't seem better, b...
by Mark Tiedemann
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226906

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

We, we pay taxes we are implicated in the torture. Question of the day: are taxes a form of force? That sounds very Heinleinesque. "Voting is an act of force." (From Starship Troopers ) On that basis alone, sure, taxes are a form of force, insofar as they are voted on and those who vote a...
by Mark Tiedemann
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453376

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Low blow. I say stuff all the time, then I am ignored when I do. I feel it is just fear of the ideas themselves. No, it is not. You scare me about as much as a dust bunny. Yes, you say stuff all the time. Mostly, you are not ignored, you get a reaction. Often, you get just that---a reaction, not a ...
by Mark Tiedemann
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visual Artist's corner
Replies: 181
Views: 27235

Re: Visual Artist's corner

http://marktiedemann.com/wordpress/?p=2409

With a bit of mea culpa thrown in.
by Mark Tiedemann
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 48749

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Saw Under The Skin over the weekend. Not at all what I expected. A truly creepy science fiction film with a marvelously understated performance by Scarlet Johanson. This is a thinking-person's film, in that you have to be paying attention to know what's going on. Definitely worth a look.
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visual Artist's corner
Replies: 181
Views: 27235

Re: Visual Artist's corner

Mark Tiedemann wrote:
FrankChurch wrote:You are missing a lizard but that is good.


The lizard is implied by the tar repairs, but it is there.


Or, on another level, the entire road is the lizard, with scales and everything. A matter of interpretation, but the material is there to be interpreted. A fine image all around.
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visual Artist's corner
Replies: 181
Views: 27235

Re: Visual Artist's corner

FrankChurch wrote:You are missing a lizard but that is good.


The lizard is implied by the tar repairs, but it is there.

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