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Old 06-09-2014, 05:49 AM
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It's a swindle..

If you need a bridge, really..?

Sex Pistols ~ The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle - YouTube
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I don't have a good answer for this. When I see the world going to hell, I just try to protect myself and not get involved. I just wanna live a simple, comfortable life, and not harm others, not leave behind any children. I feel like I'm just renting this Earth, and I don't wanna leave behind me a mess for someone else I know to deal with.
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wow, this topic.

well i have to say-- i never really stopped thinking about all this, but i'm in a much better place these days. of course it took me a long time, working through plenty of anxious and blue periods, to understand what was happening and to come to terms with it.

hard work, but in the end probably necessary to maintain my sanity and good will towards life. in any case, better that than going around the rest of my days blaming others for things. that's pretty much a bottomless pit as i see it.
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I'm really glad for you! I know how bad one can feel himself in such emotional condition.

As for me, I try to find something that would motivate me and make me happier - a great favorite book, music or a film, for example, or my hobby.
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pinball, or some other crazy hobby...?
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I really like pinball, but I also like to do crazy hobbies tattooing vehicles
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Not a lot to collect with pinball (real machines take up so much room), but having hundreds of virtual pinball tables on one's computer is a nice exception.....

Never been a gambler, especially if my own hands aren't holding the pool cue or table tennis 'bat' (the Hoi Polloi call it a paddle). Cards? Fugg Git it!

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Not a lot to collect with pinball (real machines take up so much room), but having hundreds of virtual pinball tables on one's computer is a nice exception.....

Never been a gambler, especially if my own hands aren't holding the pool cue or table tennis 'bat' (the Hoi Polloi call it a paddle). Cards? Fugg Git it!

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what? i thought the hoi polloi called it a "bat" or "paddle," and the game "ping pong," but we serious players call it a racquet, and the sport, table tennis.

i mean, hey-- when a single sheet of rubber costs $50 or more...!
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Collecting tattoos on your body is really cool, but my gut is thin for this))) so I collect pictures with pictures of cars
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Discussion of The Beach Boys' music and surf stuff, beginning with reply #32, gives me a feeble excuse to wander just a bit to some other surf stuff; "King of the Surf Guitars" Dick Dale is still grinding up Gremmies at age 78 - and he's got his reasons!

https://www.billboard.com/articles/n...ouring-illness
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Ah, Dick Dale.

Summertime will be coming up not too long from now. I might have to give some BB tunes a try on karaoke nights.

One thing I've learned-- singing at home is a -lot- easier than going on stage and doing it in noisy circumstances, to a crowd that's largely indifferent to the stuff I tend to like. Also, the more I sing, the more I realise how limited my voice is. It really has been a challenge across multiple fronts.
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Apologies to all; when that Dick Dale article was forwarded to me eight days earlier, I didn't notice that it was already 3-1/2 years old, and Dick lost his long battle with cancer ( first diagnosis at age 28 ) on Saturday night, the 16th, just hours after my post.

His widow, Lana, had no time to prepare for what inevitably would follow, and a longtime friend has opened a GoFundMe page for her benefit:

https://www.gofundme.com/zk6bax

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His widow, Lana, had no time to prepare for what inevitably would follow...
Like... 50+ years wasn't enough time?


Reminds me a little bit of Tessa Dick's situation. Last wife of arguably the greatest SF author of all time, and major proprietor of his works, and she's apparently in poor health and financial straits.

Problem is, I think PKD typically agreed to immediate cash for his manuscripts, signing away future rights. Maybe the other Dick did something similar...
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