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Nihil Loc
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Posted 12/30/12 - 1:12 AM:
Subject: Where is everybody?
The couch is quiet these days
And my alcoholic cousin wants to install a pole
On the other side of the coffee table.

I said to him,
"I'm sorry Tim, this place is for discussions not a gentleman's porn fantasy."

He said to me,
About his girlfriend Bree,
"But she'll bring a proper crowd dancing on that pole and we could sell drinks too."

"No Tim. Get a grip. You're really a triple shot mind trip"
And on that note, swinging and swigging his bottle of Jack,
He left the couch and didn't come back.

But really, where is everybody?
This place needs a bit help, it's somewhat lonely.

Will anyone hear me moan, into fireplace wreathed in stone?

It must be a door, wherever it goes. It smells like someone is baking behind it with Sourdoughs.

Did anyone ever discover that I had slept with Tim's mother,
When she baby sat me
When I was three?

Can you hear me?
Are you out there, listening please.




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Posted 12/30/12 - 12:56 PM:

Hello Nihil, I look in about every day, I just don't always log on. This is a busy time of year, and for me it just gets more so. I take care of 2 grandchildren, and my wife and daughter drive so I'm constantly working on someone's car. Right now I'm finishing up my own car that my daughter was driving, there was a problem with it overheating that I finally called a friend about for help.

If there is something you'd like to talk about, or ask about, go ahead and post. If it's something I know anything about, I'm game. I believe that elsewhere on this forum I've given some background of my interests and experience, I've had a bit and have learned some things over the years. My daughter calls most of it 'usless information' but I find it interesting.

3 years old? I don't think there is anything nicer than holding my 3 year old grandaughter while she is sleeping.
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Posted 01/01/13 - 2:10 AM:

Happy New Year, the doc.

Speaking of vehicles. My truck will be junked this coming year. The brake lines are so corroded it is unsafe to drive and something else is going on with the brakes (probably needs new pads).
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Posted 01/01/13 - 9:49 AM:

Happy New Year.

Unless there are a lot of other things wrong, the brakes on your truck are not that hard to fix, and probably a lot less expensive than buying another truck. And buying another truck is no guarentee, or do you buy new? I bought my truck used, about 11 years old, bought it on a Sat. was going to drive it again on Sun. when I popped a brake line, and fixed it on Mon.
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Posted 01/03/13 - 10:26 AM:

aw i miss you guys hug

aside from having a lot going on my life, i feel like i'm in a hazy, contemplative mode in which, if there are any real questions rolling around in my brain, they are not fully formed and would be difficult to articulate. meanwhile there are certainly plenty of mundane topics to discuss, like fiscal cliffs and gun control and so on which are important, but i see a lot of intense debate going on in the social networks like facebook and google plus and it makes me feel like i don't have much to add that hasn't already been said.

meanwhile, i went to mexico for my christmas break and thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up on couch affairs, then it turned out my wi-fi access was dubious at best. now i'm back, and planning to give nexus' stories a read this weekend. over the holidays i've been also reading and marveling at carl jung and have been wanting to share some more excerpts on the topic when i have a chance.

hope you guys have a prosperous new year heart
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Posted 01/03/13 - 10:55 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
aw i miss you guys hug

aside from having a lot going on my life, i feel like i'm in a hazy, contemplative mode in which, if there are any real questions rolling around in my brain, they are not fully formed and would be difficult to articulate. meanwhile there are certainly plenty of mundane topics to discuss, like fiscal cliffs and gun control and so on which are important, but i see a lot of intense debate going on in the social networks like facebook and google plus and it makes me feel like i don't have much to add that hasn't already been said.

meanwhile, i went to mexico for my christmas break and thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up on couch affairs, then it turned out my wi-fi access was dubious at best. now i'm back, and planning to give nexus' stories a read this weekend. over the holidays i've been also reading and marveling at carl jung and have been wanting to share some more excerpts on the topic when i have a chance.

hope you guys have a prosperous new year heart



Hello Libertygrl, welcome back. There are plenty of forums for those other subjects and the debate often gets very hot. I much prefer a more civil and reasoned dialogue. Henry once said he liked me because I wasn't afraid to take an unpopular view, but that isn't quite accurate. I don't 'take' a view, as in a debate, I 'have' unpopular views, and I often get a lot of flack when I state them in the wrong forum. There are several forums where people don't like me, and after aome abuse I will just walk away from the thread, sometimes the whole forum.

For the record, if a thread is started on a particular topic, I don't care if it drifts to Plato or pickup trucks, if there is interest and participation, I'd say let it go on. There are some who think that once started a thread should never drift 'off topic'.

I have several books by Jung, but I'm having a hard time sloging through them, it's hard just to get started.
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Posted 01/03/13 - 1:05 PM:

thedoc wrote:
For the record, if a thread is started on a particular topic, I don't care if it drifts to Plato or pickup trucks, if there is interest and participation, I'd say let it go on. There are some who think that once started a thread should never drift 'off topic'.

in the past i've been really vigilant about trying to keep threads on topic (my reasoning for it was that i thought i was doing a favor to people who were stumbling onto threads by googling certain topics), but now as time goes on, i'm coming to agree with you that it can be a disruption to the conversational quality of topics. "let it go on" seems like fair advice but i also don't want newcomers to feel like they're being ignored when they start a topic and it drifts too far off. i guess as with everything it's about finding a balance. i aim to be less rigid on that matter from here on out.

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I have several books by Jung, but I'm having a hard time sloging through them, it's hard just to get started.

i have quite a few books of jung that i had acquired through the years and i agree, it's hard getting started. someone recently recommended starting with "jung: a very short introduction" by stevens and it was definitely a helpful starting point for me. i feel like i'm finally breaking the surface of what his writings were all about.

(by the way, i've been using his paradigm of archetypes for years, especially in my dream interpretation, but it was all information i had learned second-hand and not directly from jung's writings.)
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Posted 01/03/13 - 4:06 PM:

libertygrl wrote:

i have quite a few books of jung that i had acquired through the years and i agree, it's hard getting started. someone recently recommended starting with "jung: a very short introduction" by stevens and it was definitely a helpful starting point for me. i feel like i'm finally breaking the surface of what his writings were all about.

(by the way, i've been using his paradigm of archetypes for years, especially in my dream interpretation, but it was all information i had learned second-hand and not directly from jung's writings.)



I'm going to give a bit more effort to my reading in this, Joseph Campbell referes to Jung in his writings and I thought if I read more of Jung it would help with Campbell's writings. I had the concept of archetypes many years ago but not the lable till several years ago on another forum, and then in Campbells writings the exact meaning started to become more clear. Campbell uses this concept a lot in his writings on Mythology.

Discussion forums are a good place to express ideas, have them evaluated by others, criticized and corrected, and finally put back together in a more clear form. The trick is to recognize, and avoid, those who are only here to pick a fight and don't care what they fight about. That ego boosting battle of words is all that matters to them.
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Posted 01/03/13 - 4:11 PM:

libertygrl wrote:

in the past i've been really vigilant about trying to keep threads on topic (my reasoning for it was that i thought i was doing a favor to people who were stumbling onto threads by googling certain topics), but now as time goes on, i'm coming to agree with you that it can be a disruption to the conversational quality of topics. "let it go on" seems like fair advice but i also don't want newcomers to feel like they're being ignored when they start a topic and it drifts too far off. i guess as with everything it's about finding a balance. i aim to be less rigid on that matter from here on out.



I understand your concern for newcomers, but I would also say that they should do some 'homework' and review as much as possible before jumping in. If they start a thread and it drifts off, did they get it in the right place?
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Posted 01/03/13 - 6:39 PM:

thedoc wrote:



I'm going to give a bit more effort to my reading in this, Joseph Campbell referes to Jung in his writings and I thought if I read more of Jung it would help with Campbell's writings. I had the concept of archetypes many years ago but not the lable till several years ago on another forum, and then in Campbells writings the exact meaning started to become more clear. Campbell uses this concept a lot in his writings on Mythology.

Discussion forums are a good place to express ideas, have them evaluated by others, criticized and corrected, and finally put back together in a more clear form. The trick is to recognize, and avoid, those who are only here to pick a fight and don't care what they fight about. That ego boosting battle of words is all that matters to them.

indeed.

i've read quite a bit of campbell myself and that's where i've learned the most of what i know of jung's concepts. for a long time i've wanted to get straight to the source on it but jung's books are so full of complicated vocabulary that i didn't know where to start.

i'll be posting some more of his excerpts soon, hopefully before my christmas break is up. would love to have some discussion with folks on that topic.
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Posted 01/04/13 - 1:55 AM:

Hey Lib,

So glad you've appeared. Want to wish you and doc and everybody else (Couchians and future Couchians alike) an intolerably joyful new (or at least another) year.

There is Jung's autobio, Memories, Dreams, Reflections which is a fun read compared to his psychoanalytic papers. He talks about his own dreams over the course of his life.

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Posted 01/04/13 - 10:24 AM:

"Henry once said he liked me because I wasn't afraid to take an unpopular view..."

Did I say that?

What I meant to say: I like you 'cause you don't give a fuck... wink
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Posted 01/14/13 - 8:15 AM:

Hi Everyone!

I look forward to posting more often.


I think it's better than posting less often. wink

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Posted 01/15/13 - 3:10 PM:

I agree, but, I have nuthin', really, to say on any thing.

*shrug*
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Posted 01/16/13 - 12:24 AM:

henry quirk wrote:
I agree, but, I have nuthin', really, to say on any thing.


*shrug*sticking out tongue
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Posted 01/17/13 - 2:18 AM:

Speak of nothing at great length.

Where are you guys? Why haven't you called.
Why don't you come around anymore?

Remember those great dinner parties al fresco, necromancing the dead back to life that we might discuss and cuss and throw the discus.

My dog is dead. My wife has left.
There is much grief salad to eat.

And there is nothing to do but work and be taxed work and be taxed and eat grief salad.

This is serious my friends.

My body has succumbed to the zombie flu and everywhere a dead head sits, it sits on top of its pile of stuff, whether large or small, to the selfish collapse of human dignity.

This is serious my friends.

Grief salad.


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Posted 01/20/13 - 8:20 PM:

*shrug*
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Posted 01/20/13 - 11:52 PM:

Hug me! praxis, before my body loses its cohesion and disintegrates into small round dropplets of oil. They'll take me to the refinery, force me into pipes and to preform ungainly conversions. Then into someone's car where I will combust. Never again will I regain my former self.

Grief salad.

Let us eat the surplus of zombie meat in a convenient dietary supplement: Soylent Red.

Grief salad.

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Posted 01/21/13 - 8:19 AM:

hug

You are not alone. Every dog I ever owned has died, that's the problem with living into retirement.

My first wife left me, and it took awhile to feel OK about that. Girlfreinds helped. Second wife is much better, must have learned something the first try.

Smile Dressing on the Grief Salad helps a bit.
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Posted 01/21/13 - 8:25 AM:

This place is like a couch in a room somewhere, and every time I come here there is no-one else here. so I leave a note, and when I come back, someone else has read the note and left one of their own. It's usually just a quick note saying 'HI'.
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Posted 01/22/13 - 1:43 AM:

thedoc wrote:
You are not alone. Every dog I ever owned has died, that's the problem with living into retirement.

My first wife left me, and it took awhile to feel OK about that. Girlfreinds helped. Second wife is much better, must have learned something the first try.

Smile Dressing on the Grief Salad helps a bit.


Things aren't so bad. Luckily (or unluckily) I've no real dog to die and no wife to leave me. You've more experience than I in these categories of life. Yet again I have to leave you a note on the coffee table, as the couch is empty yet again...

Rick James has fouled it in one of his drug-crazed temper tantrums, no doubt. At least the security cam has recorded it in a loop. Lib can send him the bill. My question is who let that guy in...

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Posted 01/22/13 - 1:31 PM:

"Drug-crazed temper tantrum"? really, I thought he was childishly trying to jump on the couch and couldn't stand up.

Dog's are nice but you need to understand that they go away after awhile.
Wives are nice too 'mostly' (don't tell mine I said that) but you need to be very careful in the picking so it doesn't go wrong.

Henry probibly let him in, after all Henry invited me here, there's just no accounting for good taste.
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Posted 01/22/13 - 1:33 PM:

We need a bigger Coffee Table.
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Posted 01/23/13 - 4:14 PM:

"Grief salad"

HA!

I prefer steak, bloody as can be.

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"Henry probibly let him in"

Not me...I don't care for dogs.

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"We need a bigger Coffee Table."

Nah...bigger just means deeper echoes.
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