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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #165 on: November 11, 2011, 01:50:42 pm »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #166 on: November 11, 2011, 01:57:17 pm »

What few nails were around were always re-used if at all possible, again due to their value. One of the more common uses for nails was in the construction of doors of larger houses; nails somewhat longer than the thickness of both pieces of wood to be joined were used and the protruding tip of the nail was hammered over on the inside of the door. This made a very strong and permanent construction method but also guaranteed that nails used in this way could never be used again. Perhaps part of this usage was so that the wealthy could flaunt their affluence amongst the common people. In any event, it did yield a great English expression which is commonly used to this very day: “Dead as a doornail” or “Deader than a doornail”, meaning something that is so completely used up or worn out that it cannot be used any further no matter how much effort is applied.


I went to the Alamo last week and they have a door there that the nails are just as described here. I wondered at the time why they were like this. Thanks.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #167 on: November 11, 2011, 01:57:33 pm »
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There seems to be some confusion here.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #168 on: November 11, 2011, 02:07:27 pm »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #169 on: November 11, 2011, 02:11:24 pm »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #170 on: November 11, 2011, 02:21:28 pm »
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm... I love honey crisp apples! They remind me of a slightly tart local apple we used to get from Jockey Hollow NJ when I was a kid but could never find in the west.


You two need to branch out, fruit wise. What's your first choice then?

I just ate a honey crisp apple, that's good stuff too.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #171 on: November 11, 2011, 02:22:37 pm »
Aaah...pineapple....reminds of this tiny town in north eastern corner of India... :'(

Pineapple was like a cent (converted from Rupies)
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #172 on: November 11, 2011, 02:31:33 pm »
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm... I love honey crisp apples! They remind me of a slightly tart local apple we used to get from Jockey Hollow NJ when I was a kid but could never find in the west.


There's a apple orchard near my house and they specialize in honey crisps. They make these great apple doughnuts but the apple dumplings are amazing.




And Jim? No, they don't make potato dumplings there.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #173 on: November 11, 2011, 02:32:50 pm »
Speaking of pineapple, go to this restaurant and order pineapple fried rice. It's so addicting it should be a controlled substance.

http://www.thaitownrestaurants.com/



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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #174 on: November 11, 2011, 03:03:43 pm »
Sartre contends that human existence is a conundrum whereby each of us exists, for as long as we live, within an overall condition of nothingness (no thing-ness)—that ultimately allows for free consciousness. But simultaneously, within our (physical world) being, we are constrained to make continuous, conscious choices.
It is this dichotomy that causes anguish, because choice (subjectivity) represents a limit on freedom within an otherwise unbridled range of thoughts. Subsequently, humans seek to flee our anguish through action-oriented constructs such as escapes, visualizations or visions (dreams) designed to lead us toward some meaningful end, such as necessity, destiny, determinism (God), etc.
Thus, in living our lives, we often become unconscious actors—Bourgeois, Feminist, Worker, Party Member, Frenchman, Canadian or American—each doing as we must to fulfill our chosen characters' destinies.
But again, Sartre contends, our conscious choices, leading to often unconscious actions, run counter to our intellectual freedom. Yet we are bound to the conditioned, physical world—in which some form of action is always required. This leads to failed dreams of completion, as Sartre described them, because inevitably we are unable to bridge the void between the purity and spontaneity of thought and all-too constraining action; between the being and the nothingness that inherently coincide in our self.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #175 on: November 11, 2011, 03:04:24 pm »
Ate pineapple fried rice at a local Vietnamese restaurant. It is addicting ! It did not come inside a pineapple though.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #176 on: November 11, 2011, 03:15:19 pm »
Sartre contends that human existence is a conundrum whereby each of us exists, for as long as we live, within an overall condition of nothingness (no thing-ness)—that ultimately allows for free consciousness. But simultaneously, within our (physical world) being, we are constrained to make continuous, conscious choices.
It is this dichotomy that causes anguish, because choice (subjectivity) represents a limit on freedom within an otherwise unbridled range of thoughts. Subsequently, humans seek to flee our anguish through action-oriented constructs such as escapes, visualizations or visions (dreams) designed to lead us toward some meaningful end, such as necessity, destiny, determinism (God), etc.
Thus, in living our lives, we often become unconscious actors—Bourgeois, Feminist, Worker, Party Member, Frenchman, Canadian or American—each doing as we must to fulfill our chosen characters' destinies.
But again, Sartre contends, our conscious choices, leading to often unconscious actions, run counter to our intellectual freedom. Yet we are bound to the conditioned, physical world—in which some form of action is always required. This leads to failed dreams of completion, as Sartre described them, because inevitably we are unable to bridge the void between the purity and spontaneity of thought and all-too constraining action; between the being and the nothingness that inherently coincide in our self.

Nice post but I became unconscious (fell asleep) about halfway through and dreamt of eating pineapple doughnuts with The Dalai Lama.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #177 on: November 11, 2011, 03:34:53 pm »
Nice post but I became unconscious (fell asleep) about halfway through and dreamt of eating pineapple doughnuts with The Dalai Lama.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #178 on: November 11, 2011, 04:15:57 pm »
I love the core of the pineapple.  Bite off a chunk and chew on it for 5 minutes or so. 
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #179 on: November 11, 2011, 04:24:45 pm »
I want full credit for not responding to this....

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You two need to branch out, fruit wise. What's your first choice then?

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