Leo

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it worked here:

In American politics, the Southern strategy was a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans.[1][2][3] As the civil rights movement and dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 1960s visibly deepened existing racial tensions in much of the Southern United States, Republican politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry Goldwater developed strategies that successfully contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South who had traditionally supported the Democratic Party rather than the Republican Party. It also helped to push the Republican Party much more to the right.[4]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy
 

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mohammad, moses, buddha and nietzche (and his zarathustra) all had to go and isolate themselves from society to attain wisdom. they often go to caves which invites comparisons to the 'man caves' this thread is about.
Robert the Bruce

According to a legend, at some point while he was on the run after the 1305 Battle of Methven, Bruce hid in a cave where he observed a spider spinning a web, trying to make a connection from one area of the cave's roof to another. It tried and failed twice, but began again and succeeded on the third attempt. Inspired by this, Bruce returned to inflict a series of defeats on the English, thus winning him more supporters and eventual victory. The story serves to illustrate the maxim: "if at first you don't succeed, try try try again." Other versions have Bruce in a small house watching the spider try to make its connection between two roof beams.[46]

This legend first appears in a much later account, Tales of a Grandfather by Sir Walter Scott (published between 1828 and 1830).[106] This may have originally been told about his companion-in-arms Sir James Douglas (the "Black Douglas"), who had spent time hiding out in caves within his manor of Lintalee, which was then occupied by the English. The entire account may in fact be a version of a literary trope used in royal biographical writing. A similar story is told, for example, in Jewish sources about King David, in Polish accounts about Bruce's contemporary Władysław I the Elbow-High[107], and in Persian folklore about the Mongolian warlord Tamerlane and an ant.[
 

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I find communicating online feels like attaining several extra spider like limbs, like Dr. Octopus or the Boiler Geezer in Spirited Away. You've got words but you're also able to pull in images, video, audio and all sorts to make up for the lack of body language and tone of voice. It's like your mouth sealing itself shut as a bunch of antennas and tendrils sprout from your head.

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luka

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Wall-E is an acronym. Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class. A friend of mine named Walter found to his utter astonishment that this is an anagram of his first name and surname, plus the instruction "locate the isle of Atlantis" the only problem being there is an A left over. Walter --- locate the aisle of Atlantis!

Best story I've heard in ages.
 

sadmanbarty

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The lack of physicality in online conversation relates to the unconscious thread. The unconscious communicates with the body- feelings revealed through the eyes, blushing, stammering,wise eyedness, etc. They’re all tells. All speak to the richness of what’s underneath.

Online communication is deliberate and deliberated. It’s commanded. It’s marketing. You see how someone would like to be seen rather than what they are. That’s no less revealing or compelling, but it is less human.
 

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Someone should study people in person as they communicate online, observe the confidence of their keystrokes and their facial expressions. You don't tend to sit there like a robot. You might hurriedly respond or laugh at whatever someone's said or um and ah over your response.
 
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sadmanbarty

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Also the msckintosg clan to which I belong I think Conquered all of Scotland at one point. I’ve got warrior blood.

Luke can attest to the fact I look like braveheart at the moment. A scruffy maned insurgent.
 

luka

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He currently looks like the love interest in a high school soap opera set during the grunge era
 

sadmanbarty

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He currently looks like the love interest in a high school soap opera set during the grunge era
Someone said last week I looked like a cross between heath ledger and kirt cobain. (I hope they meant at their peaks, not how they look now)
 

entertainment

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Since as long as I can remember, I have been afraid of commiting myself fully to any activity that goes towards a serious vocation. Performance anxiety I guess. It scares me to death that I don't know how to break this, especially being 25 and feeling like potential is draining by the hour.

For me, the cocoon represents a supersedure of self-actualization. I gotta fucking break this, so if you have any tips, please tell.
 

luka

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Giving things up. One or two major things. Depending on what your habits are. Perhaps drinking or mobile phones (that's what I did) maybe weed, maybe pornography, maybe meat. Some major change as an offering to the gods. Needn't have a moral undertone but it has to involve a major lifestyle change.
 
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