Re: Truths Occluded By Feminist Discourse

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Ogged this is like a striptease. If the ball shaving post doesn't immediately follow the back shaving post tomorrow morning I'll be disappointed.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 8:54 PM
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I want to see before and after pictures of your colarbone. I can't believe there's enough hair there to be difficult.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 8:58 PM
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What rob said. Though I agree the topology would be challenging.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:05 PM
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I can't believe there's enough hair there to be difficult.

Ahem. Iranian.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:06 PM
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the collarbone is clavicle, did not know its English name
i pictured this bone
thought should be pretty dangerous to shave coz iirc the skillful murderers break it to kill
well, good night


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:14 PM
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Though I agree the topology would be challenging.

Geometry?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:14 PM
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5 is a tour-de-force of wackiness.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:17 PM
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I was thinking more the hairy ball problem.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:17 PM
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8: you'll have to explain that better; we aren't all ethicists here.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:19 PM
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Twelve Iranians are having a formal dance on board a train that is heading for a switch in the tracks ...


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:24 PM
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8: But it works on a torus. (Also see "a wild hair up your ass" as calmly and dispassionately treated here just recently.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:27 PM
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Half the Lur always lie; the other half always tell the truth. Half of them are hairy as apes, and the other half are normal. The lying Lur are twice as likely to be hairy as the truth-telling Lur.

On the other side of a screen there is a Lur.....


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:29 PM
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Half the Lur always lie; the other half always tell the truth.

The puzzle solved.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:35 PM
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Now I'm trying to figure out my homology.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:36 PM
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What is it Like to Be a Lur?

I assume we all believe that Lurs have experience. After all, they are mammals, and there is no more doubt that they have experience than that mice or pigeons or whales have experience.


Posted by: Thomas Nagel | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:39 PM
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The hairy ball problem is: can you comb a hairy sphere so that it does not have a cowlick?

Right?


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:41 PM
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What is it like to be a Lur? Or a cur? Or a hur? Or burr? Or a fleur? Or a buerre? Or a burro? Or a churro?


Posted by: Doug Hofstadter | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:42 PM
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If I can't have a maple donut (gazes archly Mary Catherine's way), I wouldn't mind a churro. Yum.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:47 PM
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You can't comb a hairy churro, but you can comb a hairy maple donut.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:48 PM
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you can comb a hairy maple donut.
Fuck that: just send it back.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 9:51 PM
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The puzzle solved.

Kaspar Hauser solves it differently. I wish to apply this link retroactively to every analytical philosophy thread on this blog.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 10:00 PM
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16: Yes.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 10:06 PM
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22: But remember that if you ask Cala if she is Cretan she will say no.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 10:10 PM
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I skip the drama and beat crafty logicians with the calabat when I am guarding doors.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 10:13 PM
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Whereas tasty analogicians get calabanned.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 10:33 PM
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You let your baby have a spoonful or two of a dessert made with cream, raw egg and Marsala, and -- believe you me -- you'll really, really regret it four hours later.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06-13-08 11:45 PM
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no, the hairy ball problem is "is there always somewhere in the world where the wind isn't blowing?"

with respect to the top post, this is why humanity evolved so as to not have hairy shoulders. On th veldt.


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 4:31 AM
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Is being a lur better than being, say, a trombone?

5, 7: I think there's a scene in some '80s travel-trash novel where the protagonist, beaten down and being choked by a colossal sumo wrestler working for the Yakuza (of course), uses koppojutsu, somehow, to break the sumo's collarbone inwards, severing blood vessels with the broken end. No, I don't get it, either.

Hey, look - a rocking new wrist-mounted variometer.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 5:30 AM
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He got through one leg yesterday and the collarbone today? By the time he's done he'll have to go back and start over. It's like mowing a really big field.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 5:48 AM
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Today's Wonderella is better than last week's.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 6:17 AM
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Seems we use occluded where formerly we would have used obscured. The kind of change that can help to date prose.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 6:40 AM
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I use "occulted" because I'm ahead of the curve.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 6:41 AM
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The kind of change that can help to date prose.

Dating prose goes against Emerson's no-relationships policy.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 8:55 AM
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27: Unsurprisingly dsquared misspelled "yes, the hairy ball problem is also".

Also, expressing quite appreciation of 25.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 9:05 AM
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Is the collarbone easier to shave than the pussy? (Probably not, come to think of it, given that the skin over the collarbone isn't terribly stretchy.)

I realize this isn't exactly a feminist question.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 11:24 AM
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The likelihood of someone being able to answer 35 from first-hand experience seems rather low. At least insofar as the question means "one's own collarbone" vs. "one's own pussy".

Though I suppose there may be someone out there who can tell us whether it's harder to shave someone else's collarbone or someone else's pussy.


Posted by: zadfrack | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 11:44 AM
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When his hair grows back, I look forward to the posts describing how much Ogged's chest itches. IME, it is the worst site.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 12:10 PM
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IME, it is the worst site.

I know. Bitch, bitch, pedophilia, bitch.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 12:15 PM
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Does Buck Angel swim?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 12:31 PM
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I'm stunned. Who the hell has hair on their collarbone? And wouldn't it be easier to use a depilatory cream than trying to shave there, anyway?

Dating prose goes against Emerson's no-relationships policy.

What about dating cars? A man in Washington state has had sex with 1000 cars. And not just cars, either:

"... his wandering eye has spread beyond cars to other vehicles. He says that his most intense sexual experience was "making love" to the helicopter from 1980s TV hit Airwolf."


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 3:32 PM
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Who the hell has hair on their collarbone?

Don't judge me.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 3:37 PM
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40, 41: No, I am Spartacus!

I think the answer is "many".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 3:43 PM
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I think the answer is "many".

I see. I need to fuck more bears get out more, apparently.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 3:52 PM
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40 is totally Airwolf.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 4:00 PM
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The explanation of 44.

My favorite post by dear old departed Dave.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 4:04 PM
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I had to google churro. I'm going to Canada next week, Ari. Maple-glazed! And then I'm going to England. Cheddar and spring onion sandwiches!


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 4:49 PM
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44: Rather, it's totally ickwolf.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 6:16 PM
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The explanation for 47.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-14-08 6:34 PM
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One must raise his (or her) arm in a question-mark shape?
This flattens the clavicle and makes for a less variegated shaving surface. As always, ask a cross-dresser first.


Posted by: Beatrice | Link to this comment | 06-15-08 9:50 AM
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I think I get you, and I think that just might work.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06-15-08 10:06 AM
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with respect to the top post, this is why humanity evolved so as to not have hairy shoulders.

Speak for yourself, girlyman.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 3:31 AM
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