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    Never seen it but i think i know the big tunes from it, just from filtered-down exposure.

    TNP kind of feels their soul die slowly at family events that dont involve yr own kids n spousepouse.
    "Now, how about the retardation? How can we demonstrate that the signal is retarded?" -- The Feynman Lectures on Physics 28-6.

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    Maybe juuuuuust a little. But usually I have an OK time.

    TNP has a hated uncle.

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    Nah, they were all OKish.

    TNP has hated in-laws.

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    No, fortunately, although sometimes my in-laws are just a little... annoying.

    TNP will be seeing out-of-state family in the next two weeks.

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    No. Gross. Bunch of hicks, except for my white cousin who was adopted and deserves some sexual healing. By me.

    Tnp has told family things like 'fuck u' or 'i wish u wr dead' under provocation recently.
    "Now, how about the retardation? How can we demonstrate that the signal is retarded?" -- The Feynman Lectures on Physics 28-6.

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    Never have; hope I never will.

    TNP has crossed a bridge on foot recently.

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    Better man than I, I guess. No, or, I don't know -- not a big roadway-type bridge, at any rate. Between bicyclists and motorheads, it's a losing proposition, IMO.

    TNP can name another mainstream anti-car movie, in addition to *The Magnificent Ambersons*, *Death Race 2000*, and *Duel*

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    Well, certainly not Cars. Or Cars 2. Or Cars 3, come to think of it....

    TNP has owned at least six cars over a lifetime so far.

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    Pshaw. I owned at least one, and I wish I owned none -- PITA fixing mechanical shit. And yet I own two electro-mechanical pianos (a Rhodes from 1976 and a Wurlitzer 720A) that are both real finicky. Hell, even a real piano is a PITA. Just rent 'em and save a bunch of headache, is my opinion. Unless ur a gearhead and enjoy scraping your knuckles every week. Then, more power to you -- I have a lot of respect for shadetree mechanics, it's just not my hobby of choice.

    TNP thinks a driver's license should come with the old-school requirement that you know how to fix your shit.

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    Probably wouldn't be a bad idea, but then I'd never earn one, so no!

    TNP has dealt with a frustrating government bureaucracy in the past month.

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    Hmmm....probably not other than the one I work for.

    TNP really loves how the Internet has reduced the number of idiots you have to deal with over the phone.

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    heh, yes but you forget those same idiots crawl the internet. and on touch screens. to boot.

    TNP wants to hear EH's stories about getting in fistfights w agressors.
    "Now, how about the retardation? How can we demonstrate that the signal is retarded?" -- The Feynman Lectures on Physics 28-6.

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    Heh. The closest I've come is keeping two feuding moms from punching each other on a playground by shouting "Hey!" and glaring at them, and years ago, running over to help a woman who was being beaten up by a guy on a London street; others had already grabbed him and held him by the time I got there, and the police soon arrived to take him away.

    TNP has been to London in the past year.

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    wow. good job, minimal force. no never been to london. i heard the british museum can lose its charm.

    TNP has strong opinions re the Elgin marbles.
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    Not particularly, although until the cash-strapped and politically-unstable Greek government can reasonably show that the marbles would be well-cared-for in Athens, I'd just as soon they stay at TBM.

    TNP disagrees with that.

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    somewhat. except for the part about the limeys keeping them.

    TNP has an alarming no pf acqaintances fr the eastern med, despite having no knpwn blood kin fr there

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    No, I don't think I know anyone at all from there, although several Jewish friends of mine have visited Israel, and another has been to Lebanon.

    TNP has been to either Israel, or Lebanon, or both.

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    Flown over the top, seen people and cars on the ground, but never touched down.

    TNP likes Jewish folk music.

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    Some of it. I like Klezmer a lot, for instance.

    TNP likes the Klezmer piece which opens this story (the whole bit, by the late Robin Williams, is worth a listen, too): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daWEGRyHHjA

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    meh dont care. sure, like.

    TNP has never leaned back on a mattress and despaired of not reading in some of the anti- or pro-federalists like today. Bonus for multiples.

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    I... don't understand the question.

    TNP has read The Federalist Papers cover to cover.

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    What like in one sitting? No, but i've seen them all, ovet tjr uears

    Tnp hates all holidays, and likes regularity
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    No, I like most holidays and don't mind any disrupted regularity or routine.

    TNP has sent someone a birthday card in the past month.

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    I was thinking about lighting a bag of hobo shit and throwing it in my uncle's window. Sort of the same idea, I guess.

    TNP just sort of ended up the way he or she is, for better or worse.
    "Now, how about the retardation? How can we demonstrate that the signal is retarded?" -- The Feynman Lectures on Physics 28-6.

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    Yeah, pretty much. To the extent I ever had a plan, I didn't follow it.

    TNP likes eggs a lot.

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    Not a lot, I guess, but yes, I like 'em. Best scrambled and with a bit of salt IMHO.

    TNP prefers scrambled eggs with lots of ketchup, like my dad.

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    Yeah but i'm no chef. Besides, you can have too much of a good thing

    Tnp can self-identify w one of the characters in *the misfits*

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    Never saw the movie, but having read the Wiki plot description, no, I don't think so.

    TNP is a big Marilyn Monroe fan.

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    Probably makes me less of a man, but I don't care about Marilyn. Am sure she was a nice girl, whatever.

    Tnp can think of an odder literary translation than jerome's 'adsit' by 'god forbid!' In Romans.vi.15
    "Now, how about the retardation? How can we demonstrate that the signal is retarded?" -- The Feynman Lectures on Physics 28-6.

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    I guess I can't.

    TNP has read George Washington's 1790 letter to Touro Synagogue (esp. the fifth paragraph): http://www.tourosynagogue.org/histor...hington-letter

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    No, and I'm not going to. I think the western historico-literary canon has had quite enough Dead White Males.

    TNP thinks the lady in *Fletch* (dana wheeler-nicholson iirc) would make a good white slavemistress in some elaborate role playing.

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    As long as it's between consenting adults, whatever floats your boat.

    TNP uses too much salt.

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    Not intentionally, I practically never salt food. Probably use too much sodium, though, it's hard to avoid.

    TNP uses a lot of hot sauce.

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    For the right foods (esp. just about anything Mexican), yes.

    TNP loves, as I do, the smell of gasoline.

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    Just as some people like pipe smoke, perfume, and food smells. NIMBY but amusing on occasion.

    TNP has studied so hard they've required chemical stimulation to unfry their brain

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    Yeah, I had some times like that in law school.

    TNP has taken a class about some aspect of the law.

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    Sort of. I won't name-drop but somebody offered an UG course called "Literature and the Law." There was a grad school seminar on the theories of just wars, reading Clausewitz and so on.

    TNP kind of thinks people who are just readers, and not practicing lawyers or legal scholars, are ridiculous self-parodies when they try to talk about judicial decisions and so forth.

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    Yeah, pretty much, but no more so than when somebody who didn't take high school calculus talks about quantum mechanics, or someone expounds on English grammar with no more research than being made to read "The Elements of Style" in undergrad.

    TNP is quite aware that there just isn't going to be enough time to learn everything they would like to know.

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    Yes, very much.

    TNP thinks "lowered expectations" is a pretty good motto to adopt for one who seeks happiness.

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    Yes, and I would add Abraham Lincoln's maxim: "Most people are about as happy as they decide to be."

    TNP is a big Lincoln fan.

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    Well i gained twenty pounds since Lent ended, but I can still kick your carpet
    -bagging ass you yankee troublemaker.

    TNP had at least one mutually feel
    -good interaction w chain store cashiers today (or recently). Hey it takes two to tango, but it's just nice, like stopping a runner at 1 or 2 base. Way things used to be.

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    I'll just take that as a "no" as to Lincoln.

    But yes, I had a pleasant interaction with a CVS pharmacy clerk a few days ago, so I guess that counts.

    TNP always gets some candy whenever shopping at a pharmacy.

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    No. Pharmacy candy here is stupidly over-priced. I get it elsewhere.

    TNP has a funny work story toshare from the past week.

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    Hmm. No, I don't think so - wish I did. Kind of a blah week at court.

    TNP will spend at least ten minutes in the sun today.

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    I dunno, depends if the clouds break up.

    TNP didn't sleep well last night.

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    Not well, but not especially badly, I'd say.

    TNP needs a new pillow.

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    Yep. I have an old memoryFoam that is deteriorating in an alarming fashion.

    TNP can say that the concept of mood is probably not studied sufficiently because of its underspecification. I think Stimmung is the usual, and I don't think there's a French word for it -- humeur, probably is the closest.

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    That's probably true.

    TNP will be traveling this weekend.

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    I aint traveling no place in no goddamned car. Motherfucker. I already been places, I just want to stay where I am.

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