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Since: Jan 10

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#93105 Nov 1, 2013
Back in the hospital yesterday. Ugh four visits/stays in less than a month.

Will try to be better about coming/being here.

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#93106 Nov 1, 2013
Race, finally reading Neil Peart's Ghost Rider. Interesting stuff.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93107 Nov 1, 2013
But obviously you are judging.
You think maybe they wanted to ridicule the dead by doing that? Or maybe they were just on acid and forgot she was dead at all?

You say such a practice is sad, but they did not share your views, so why do you think they did do it?
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> The photo of a two year old little girl, dressed up and dead on a velvet draped fainting couch, is pretty damn sad.....in any culture....not a matter of any type of judgement....

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93108 Nov 1, 2013
Had absolutely Zero trick or treaters. Now I have 80 oz (thats 5 lbs to you and me) of chocolate I need to dump.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93109 Nov 1, 2013
Sweet! The guy is amazingly talented. Right down the the pics of his bike for every chapter.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Race, finally reading Neil Peart's Ghost Rider. Interesting stuff.

Since: Oct 12

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#93110 Nov 1, 2013
RACE wrote:
But obviously you are judging.
You think maybe they wanted to ridicule the dead by doing that? Or maybe they were just on acid and forgot she was dead at all?
You say such a practice is sad, but they did not share your views, so why do you think they did do it?
<quoted text>
It was a custom, during Victorian times.....which coincided with early photography....the scene of the child is sad...I have no idea, why you keep insisting, that i think the practice or motives are sad.....are you often this delusional?....

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93111 Nov 1, 2013
I insist upon saying it because you insist upon saying it.
".the scene of the child is sad.. " In YOUR view, YOU are interpreting the photo as sad, but to the family of the child, it may have been a source of great comfort.

Are you trying to say that looking at the picture makes YOU sad, and not that the picture itself is a sad picture?
To me photographing a train wreck is a sad picture, or that girl in Vietnam running away from a napalm bombing. Those are sad pictures. But dressing the dead in grand garments and taking a picture of them is not sad (but not my cup of tea either).
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> It was a custom, during Victorian times.....which coincided with early photography....the scene of the child is sad...I have no idea, why you keep insisting, that i think the practice or motives are sad.....are you often this delusional?....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93112 Nov 1, 2013
RACE wrote:
Had absolutely Zero trick or treaters.
Hmmm... Wonder why that is....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93113 Nov 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Back in the hospital yesterday. Ugh four visits/stays in less than a month.
Will try to be better about coming/being here.
Any good news?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93114 Nov 1, 2013
And jeebus, race, get off it! A dead child is sad. Okay? Can we move on now?

"well that depends on what your interpretation of sad is..."

SHADDUP!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93115 Nov 1, 2013
RACE wrote:
I insist upon saying it because you insist upon saying it.
".the scene of the child is sad.. " In YOUR view, YOU are interpreting the photo as sad, but to the family of the child, it may have been a source of great comfort.
Are you trying to say that looking at the picture makes YOU sad, and not that the picture itself is a sad picture?
To me photographing a train wreck is a sad picture, or that girl in Vietnam running away from a napalm bombing. Those are sad pictures. But dressing the dead in grand garments and taking a picture of them is not sad (but not my cup of tea either).
<quoted text>
Who the hell else's view is he going to spout?

Seeing a small dead kid is sad.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93116 Nov 1, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And jeebus, race, get off it! A dead child is sad. Okay? Can we move on now?
"well that depends on what your interpretation of sad is..."
SHADDUP!
Absolutely. Agree.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93117 Nov 1, 2013
My point exactly. A dead child is sad, but not necessarily a portrait of one. Nor is the practice of photographing a dead child, a sad practice to engage is.
and I will shaddup when you cease your insipid obamma rants that go on for days at a time.
edogxxx wrote:
And jeebus, race, get off it! A dead child is sad. Okay? Can we move on now?
"well that depends on what your interpretation of sad is..."
SHADDUP!

Since: Jan 10

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#93118 Nov 1, 2013
I thought I would have to have a colonoscopy today and I hated that. Turnout, I don't need one, woo hoo,

I now get to finally eat, then nap while they observe and make sure I'm okay.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93119 Nov 1, 2013
Well, your ringing endorsement only bolsters my position.
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Who the hell else's view is he going to spout?
Seeing a small dead kid is sad.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93120 Nov 1, 2013
RACE wrote:
My point exactly. A dead child is sad, but not necessarily a portrait of one. Nor is the practice of photographing a dead child, a sad practice to engage is.
and I will shaddup when you cease your insipid obamma rants that go on for days at a time.
<quoted text>
Well, Topix message him then please b/c I really don't want to read about dead children all day.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#93121 Nov 1, 2013
We had around 120 trick-or-treaters. I made the cacciatore and it was pretty good. Had it over spaghetti squash. *sigh* The sting of next Halloween being 364 days away is soothed by it being my floor's Diwali celebration. Going to stuff myself with delicious Indian food around 11:30.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#93123 Nov 1, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
We had around 120 trick-or-treaters. I made the cacciatore and it was pretty good. Had it over spaghetti squash.*sigh* The sting of next Halloween being 364 days away is soothed by it being my floor's Diwali celebration. Going to stuff myself with delicious Indian food around 11:30.
Oh! Thanks for the reminder. The Indian engineers I used to work for get together every year and throw a Diwali/Eid-al-Adha party. I have to reply and ask for extra time at lunch that day. My tummy is rumbling already!

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93124 Nov 1, 2013
Nobody forces you to read these posts.
Its amazing that some people are so quick to spout out how others can just skip over posts they dont want to read, but then get themselves worked up when they themselves see posts they dont like.

(shakes head in amusement)

Besides, if you would just admit I'm right the subject would die on its own (pun intended of course)
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Topix message him then please b/c I really don't want to read about dead children all day.
Cahokian

Belleville, IL

#93125 Nov 1, 2013
RACE wrote:
Nobody forces you to read these posts.
Its amazing that some people are so quick to spout out how others can just skip over posts they dont want to read, but then get themselves worked up when they themselves see posts they dont like.
(shakes head in amusement)
Besides, if you would just admit I'm right the subject would die on its own (pun intended of course)
<quoted text>
Stupid people like that make me angry!

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