Re: Moment Of Clarity

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I can't remember the precise date. Don't James Frey me, bro.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:00 AM
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Was he divorced?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:04 AM
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Indeed.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:16 AM
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It seems strange that he refers to himself as "son". But, if the boy is the father of the man, then I suppose it works.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:22 AM
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4: Son, you need to get out of Pittsburgh more. Or just out of white Pittsburgh, I guess.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:30 AM
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Or watch Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:31 AM
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Indeed! I almost watched Columbo because of you last night, but did the first of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries instead because the costume design is better. (Then I fucked up my knitting and had to rip it out and then the baby woke up and I had to get her back to sleep and that was the end of my fun. I did find 5 dollars this morning, but that's because I dropped 5 dollars a moment before.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:38 AM
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I would like to go to New Mexico again. I haven't been since I was a kid. If I had a honeymoon there, I'd be a bigamist and could thus chastise myself self for fucking up.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:39 AM
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It does make for a better and slightly different story than, say, "I've made a huge mistake." So maybe he altered the original phrasing for the sake of the telling.
On the other hand, during long car drives or in other situations where I found myself alone for a while, I have had the experience of slightly loopy mental dialogue (I can imagine the continuation going "I sure did, Pops. I sure did").


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:42 AM
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On his podcast, the comedian Dana Gould told a story about a friend who described his wedding as one would an ambush: "I just decided that the only way out was through."


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:49 AM
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I've stood on a top of a mountain in Taos and had the exact same thought. But the fuck up was all about on getting on that particular ski lift.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:51 AM
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If you really fuck up with a ski lift, you aren't at the top of the mountain.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:53 AM
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The trickling out of details in the "ogged and the good ol' boy in-laws" narrative is good stuff. Really well paced so far. Hopefully at some point there's a rural canoe trip.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:54 AM
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11: another in JP Stormcrow's series, "fern bar problems".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 7:55 AM
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Hooray Ogged!

Sorry, I come back occasionally and it keeps surprising me you're posting again.

Reminds me of a time at a backwoods karaoke in South Carolina (Yemassee, I believe) when my 3yo daughter was dancing with a drunk stranger missing a coupla teeth. My wife had allowed this, and I was just standing there glaring at her and at him with my arms crossed over my chest, when some stranger came over and put his arm around my shoulders and said, "Son, you are in for a world of hurt."


Posted by: simulated annealing | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:13 AM
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13: "This is the weekend they didn't play golf go skiing."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:13 AM
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The machines are gonna fail and the system's gonna fail...then, survival. Who has the ability to survive? That's the game - survive.


Posted by: OPINIONATED OGGED | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:16 AM
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15: He beat you up for crossing your arms?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:22 AM
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16 -- Earworm.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:23 AM
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This is an extended metaphor about the invasion of Iraq, right?


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:27 AM
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20: the invasion of Iraq

Oh is that what the kids are calling it these days?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:36 AM
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well, it's better than resetting the tivo


Posted by: simulated annealing | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:41 AM
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16: there should be a Godwin's law for deliverance references...


Posted by: simulated annealing | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 8:44 AM
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Du hast ein sweet mouth, boy.


Posted by: OPINIONATED GOEBBELS | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:03 AM
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23: Tell it to Sifu, I was just explicitizing the eschaton.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:10 AM
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When I hear the words "rural folk culture," I reach for my bow.


Posted by: Opinionated Burt Reynolds | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:10 AM
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26: That's Jon Voight, you fucking hick!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:12 AM
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Wikipedia says it could be either.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:14 AM
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Ah yes, I forgot that. Only remembered the archery from the later scene up on the cliffs.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:24 AM
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I have the advantage of having never seen the whole movie, only clips of various parts.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:24 AM
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30: You sick bastard.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:32 AM
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The book makes a good short, intense read. Told from the point of view of the Jon Voight character, the description of the climb out of the gorge is quite well-written.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:35 AM
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While researching 28, I read the whole plot in Wikipedia. I think I've already got it covered.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:38 AM
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There's an article somewhere about the, ah, personality conflict on the Deliverance set between Burt Reynolds and James Dickey, which I think ended in Dickey being kicked off the set.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:39 AM
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To be fair, kicking Reynolds off the set would have been impractical.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:55 AM
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But, the book is better than the movie if the Wikipedia plot summaries are anything to go by.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:56 AM
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I was on Wheeler Peak outside Taos for the Harmonic Convergence in, errr, 1987. Didn't wear sunglasses and got a head-splitting case of bake eyes (snow blindness without the snow). It kind of took the edge off the worldwide meditation, power centers, etc etc.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 9:57 AM
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I was on Wheeler Peak outside Taos for the Harmonic Convergence

Dude, it diverges. There's a different thread for that.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 10:01 AM
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Dude, it diverges. There's a different thread for that.

My function up there was only well-defined for x greater than one.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 10:08 AM
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"Dude" s/b "son."


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 10:23 AM
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Don't mock me my friend. It's a condition of mental divergence. I find myself on the planet Ogo, part of an intellectual elite, preparing to subjugate the barbarian hordes on Pluto. But even though this is a totally convincing reality for me in every way, nevertheless Ogo is actually a construct of my psyche. I am mentally divergent, in that I am escaping certain unnamed realities that plague my life here. When I stop going there, I will be well. Are you also divergent, friend?

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 10:47 AM
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MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES RULE


Posted by: persistent lurker | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 2:27 PM
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42: Seems so, son! I'm going to try to get Lee to watch the first episode with me tonight. We haven't had a show to watch together since Orange, and I think Lee is generally happier if I'm watching tv with her on a regular basis.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 5:27 PM
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42: p.s. Wry Cooter is still available. Or Phryne Cooter, I suppose.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-21-14 5:28 PM
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42, 43, u.s.w.: I love that the actress isn't young-young. Lin isn't as gorgeous as he is in my head, but also less cliché than I felt from the books. Also frock porn!


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 01-22-14 6:59 PM
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