Re: Reading group update!!

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Fine. I'll email you something before we leave town at the end of the week.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 12:04 PM
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I refuse to allow that, Thorn, since you already actively said you didn't want to do those chapters. It is not actually a big deal for me to do them.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 12:18 PM
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I think that was before I read them, though, and it'll be easier to do it now than while traveling or whatever comes next in my life. Although I'm at a bathroom stop right now and they're plentiful enough I could probably write anything in that amount of time.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 2:48 PM
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Aargh I could do something, I SUPPOSE. Earlier would be easier than later? What's the schedule here?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 3:22 PM
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Once a week starting next monday.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 3:31 PM
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Chapters 1&2, and then one chapter at a time thereafter? Just assign me something, you monster.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 3:38 PM
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Ok, you get chapter three, for the twentieth.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 3:40 PM
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Sweet.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 3:45 PM
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I'll take chapter 4.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 5:54 PM
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Ok, I bought it, I'm in.


Posted by: conflated | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 6:02 PM
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I can do the afterword.


Posted by: conflated | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 6:06 PM
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I'll try and get this business from the library on Monday so I can maybe actually follow along.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 6:09 PM
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It's not impossible that I'll abuse posting privileges to say things at length anyway.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 5-15 10:24 PM
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This is weird.


Posted by: Kieran | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 1:08 AM
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Do you want to take a chapter?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 1:20 AM
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re: 14

At least there's nothing we can say that would be worse than the things that philosophers say to each other all the time in seminars and talks.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 4:50 AM
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16: You're giving up too easily. It may be impossible, but we can still try!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 6:29 AM
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14: but not, like, objectionable, right?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 8:20 AM
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14: but not, like, objectionable, right?

Absolutely not, especially as long as you all buy copies.


Posted by: Kieran | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 8:54 AM
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He's not assigning his own book.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 8:58 AM
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Wait, Kieran, this is probably dumb but what dog do you have in this fight? If I hypothetically think the whole thing is dumb, am I inadvertently insulting you? Hypothetically. I've only read chapter 1.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:01 AM
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No, the book wasn't written by Kieran's dog, either. But Kieran is now obligated to challenge Heebie to a duel.


Posted by: Standpipe's blog | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:10 AM
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No, the book wasn't written by Kieran's dog, either. But Kieran is now obligated to challenge Heebie to a duel.


Posted by: Standpipe's blog | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:11 AM
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Nothing in this post or any of the comments contain any indication of what the book is, except Kieran's which lead me to presume that it's "Transformative Experience" or possible "Causation: A User's Manual".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:14 AM
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The original thread is off the front page, so we'll never know.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:16 AM
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FINE, I have a google, I now see why Kieran cares. Disregard 22.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:16 AM
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I've been offline a lot lately.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:17 AM
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Should we also disregard 23?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:17 AM
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So the answer to 21 is "yes".


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:17 AM
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24: does the causation book also have exactly four chapters and an afterword?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:19 AM
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I don't get 26. What's the name of the book again?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:26 AM
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Transformative Experience. Dedicated to a "Kieran", maybe the same one!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:29 AM
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31: 50 Shades of Gray.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:29 AM
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32: We chose that over the book that was specifically recommended by Art Garfunkel!?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:31 AM
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31. Women academics sometimes keep their birth names when they get married. Maybe not in your field.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:32 AM
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People, people -- Moby only pretends to be dense. It's me and heebie that are genuinely clueless.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:34 AM
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27: I was offline a lot as a teenager.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:36 AM
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35: I guess so, but not everybody with a different last name is married to Kieran.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:47 AM
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14: Wait, do *you* know how L.A. Paul knows my cousin?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:49 AM
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Who is your cousin, anyway?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:50 AM
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A happy vampire, I assume from context.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 9:57 AM
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Anyway, my wife did not change her name when we were married. It was a useful way to screen out telemarketers when they called me "Mr. Wife's Lastname." Now that telemarketers can be identified because they are always robots, there's no point.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 6-15 10:01 AM
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13 is looking increasingly likely.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 7-15 7:31 AM
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43: I can keep my writeup pretty basic so you have room to play, if you want. Or it can just not matter.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07- 7-15 7:38 AM
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Do as you list!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 7-15 7:44 AM
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And list as you do.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 7-15 7:49 AM
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Livelisting is the best.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 7-15 7:50 AM
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