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    Always, but things are in pretty good shape for now.

    TNP has a favorite among the several TV or film adaptations of Dune.

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    Well, I've only seen Lynch's. I think I grasped its significance at age 8 as when I last saw it, a few years ago. Big sandworms, some pretty ladies, a fat guy with pimples floating around, and some other stuff. Lynch was robbed at that year's Oscars.

    TNP has some half-baked ideas about metalearning, I guess it would be called -- in other words, the most efficient ways to teach, including to oneself, various materials.

    TNP thinks he or she knows what a turd on the run is, like in the Stones' song.
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    Only speculation, and none of it pretty.

    TNP thinks the Rolling Stones had, at most, three great songs.

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    False. I think they had maybe at most three or four great albums, all of them with co-founder Ian Stewart on piano. It's been at least a few years since I've heard them, but very occasionally I'll just play the piano parts to one of their tunes, or as close to I can remember from the rock-and-roll days, since for me it really captures the essence of why they stood apart from the typical limey teenager group. Usually in combination with alcohol use, and accompanied by playing some George Jones tunes and maybe some of Chuck Leavell's parts from that Allman Brothers album............brothers and sisters.

    TNP has no interest in listening to any more rock and pop from the 1960s and 1970s.

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    Well...I still kinda like it, but I am pretty sympathetic when my kid complains that all he hears at public venues is 50 year old music.

    TNP takes a daily Aspirin.

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    No, every other day.

    TNP takes a daily multivitamin.

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    Yeah, I'm kind of devoted to them.

    TNP is thinking about trying to getting all micronutrients from foods, instead of depending on pills.

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    No. I eat pretty healthy, all in all, but with a multivitamin I know I'm getting all the stuff I need.

    TNP has had ice cream in the past 48 hours.

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    No. I can't remember the last time I ate ice cream recently. Rick Sanchez's enthusiasm for it is admirable, but it would be strange and confusing for me to look at the ice cream part of the grocery store. Although I seem to remember a time when I would sometimes buy a box of those ice cream sandwiches -- they are pretty good.

    TNP is annoyed by political protests taking place near where he or she has an errand to run.

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    There've been a few near my courthouse but no, they haven't gotten in my way. Even if they did, they have the right to peacefully protest.

    TNP has been in a protest march in the past nine months.

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    Bwahahaha. Ridiculous. Couldn't resist. No, they're fine and whatever, but people here aren't doing it right.

    TNP thinks Americans are doing life wrong 80% of the time. Everyone else, whatever, but it's wrong.
    "In certi casi la bellezza proprio sconfortante."

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    Sometimes I honestly do.

    TNP could go for a nice hot bowl of tomato soup right about now.

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    Not really but yeah, I remember what that is. These super-Christian neighbors out in the country were, astonishingly, really nice to my oddball family back in the day, and they used to swap child-sitting chores with my folks for vacations and stuff. Their mom had a soft spot for tomato soup, IIRC, and since I'm barely managing to restrain myself from making crude jokes, that's it.

    TNP rarely has a reason to think about the pre-teen years, but when does, pretty good.

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    Yup. I had a pretty great childhood, looking back.

    TNP has been in the town or city in which he or she was born in the past year.

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    Yeah, I guess so.

    TNP thinks that people talk too damn much.

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    Pshaw. People don't talk enough.

    TNP has a profound, abiding, really horrible aversion to people who don't seem to have an "inside voice." IOW, loud talking == fucking horrible.

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    It can be very annoying, yes. Just had a guy in court today like that. His lawyer kept nudging him to get him to quiet down a little.

    TNP has had to shout at someone outside in the past week.

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    God no. I tried to abstain from commenting, but the very idea of shouting is so abhorrent I can't resist expressing my displeasure.

    TNP defaults to thinking of French kings when presented with names like Henry, Louis, Charles, etc. Never English.

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    Depends on the context, I guess. Plenty of British men with those names (including two current princes).

    TNP has met a member of the British Royal Family.

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    Are you kidding me? Not even close -- not part of my social circle.

    TNP admires the sand of the Irish who recently (some of them) didn't miss a step protesting the Queen of England/Wales/whatever else she is during a recent tour of the Republic of Ireland.

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    Nah, HM has done well by the Irish (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...t-success.html), and I think they should just move on.

    TNP has been in Dublin in the past five years.

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    No, never been to any of the islands up there, except a layover in Iceland once. Apparently my mother is half-heartedly trying to get an Irish passport, I have no idea why, and while she's spent time over there, I think she's nuts, and will have a hard time finding baptismal records or whatever else. Anyway, I don't much care about Ireland except I'm glad they've prevailed in gaining sovereignty and, all told, giving up the fight for North is probably smart and for the best.

    TNP would not take the Chunnel in a million years, because it seems very unsound. Mind you, not is unsound, it just kind of seems that way.
    "In certi casi la bellezza proprio sconfortante."

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    No, having read so much about it over the years, I'd actually be very interested to go through it. You may know there's a British-French cop show about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tunnel_(TV_series)

    TNP has a favorite bridge somewhere in the world.

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    Well, there are a lot of good ones, but I'll stick with the good old Pont Neuf, primarily because it makes me think of good king Henry IV -- like him, it's kind of small in stature and sort of rugged and utilitarian. It's not a particularly pleasant bridge for a pedestrian to walk over, but I'll take it, because of its simplicity, over something like the Ponte Vecchio, which has sort of too much history, too complicated.

    TNP thinks about twenty minutes of intense concentration is about a good number of time before taking a short break -- coffee, stretch legs, dink around on the piano, whatever.

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    Sounds about right, yes.

    TNP is watching the new season of Twin Peaks.

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    Oh, sure, I saw it. I have less interest in following week-to-week many shows, but I made an exception for *TP: The Return*. More of a watch-once affair, I think, to borrow one of What Exit?'s phrases about a category of movies, but if the computer holocaust hasn't yet occurred in ten years, maybe I might watch it then again as an amateur anthropologist. Meh, I'm always interested in the dialogue Lynch and sometimes his writing partner's come up with, but not much of that here. And, no, I really wasn't paying attention to all the minor characters, and probably couldn't describe what exactly happened in any detail, but that's just my approach.

    TNP plans out each week pretty carefully, from day to day, detailed schedules for "extracirriculars," like what to work on at a musical instrument, what to read at the limen of pleasure and various works for professional development, and various other skills one desires to add to one's pile of tricks.

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    No, I'm a little more freewheeling than that.

    TNP will be buying a new car before Dec. 31.

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    No, probably not. Wife would rather do renovations.

    TNP thinks nomads have a pretty good approach.

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    It seems to work for them, but it wouldn't be the life for me.

    TNP has met a Bedouin.

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    No, I don't think so. I rather suspect they exist in their presumptive form like the red Indians from the movie pictures, but who knows, I'm sure they're still out there, defending their wells and learning about sauce blanche from Lawrence, allegedly, reading between the lines in his own writings.

    TNP is somewhat curious to know the best precise explanations for the occasional Lackawanna most, perhaps, people, experience, more or less at times. Those who know the town Lackawanna in WNY make, perhaps rightly, suspect the secret origins of the name of the town/suburb.

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    It never even occurred to me before.

    TNP would love to discover the sophisticated cosmopolitan charms of Blawnox, Penna.

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    Never heard of it. I'm sure it lives up to its name, but I could really pass that one up and not feel too bad.

    TNP can't fucking stand cloudy overcast weather.

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    Definitely not my favorite.

    TNP should've used sunscreen today.

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    No, I'm avoiding going outside until I finish three modest projects. Machine learning, modal logic parser, and music. (Slight reference to that scene in *Coffee and Cigarettes* with Iggy Pop and Tom Waits: "music and medicine!")

    TNP thinks a Marlon Brando-in-.........the Fr....*The Island of Dr. Moreau*-style full-body shield, including hat and canopy is more comfortable than oiling up with sunscreen.

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