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Message 38 of 252 (679415)
11-13-2012 7:51 PM
Reply to: Message 37 by RAZD
11-13-2012 7:31 PM

Re: One that didn't get away ...
My grandmother passed away just last month due to pancreatic cancer. It was diagnosed and then over in just over a month; the whole family tried to travel to see her one more time when it became clear that she had limited time, and the weekend we all chose for a last visit turned out to be her funeral.
I'm very sad to hear about Buz, but happy that you're still around to frustrate Straggler and myself with Venn diagrams, RAZD.
Fuck cancer.

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
- Francis Bacon
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. — Albert Camus
"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of
variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the
outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." Barash, David 1995.

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