Out of the Blue

If Friday the 13th is bad, it seems to be Monday the 13th should be worse, no?

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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 14, 2015, 11:06
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2015, 11:06
Apr 14, 2015, 11:06
 
Verno wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 08:52:
BobBob wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 01:43:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 15:16:
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:58:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.

Ironically I think you would enjoy owning a dog more than most, you should really consider it. They bring a lot of joy into your life and if you haven't had a great family upbringing then all the more so.

Maybe, I'll wait for a robot dog.


You can name him Skynet

Haha! In all seriousness, if I decide to look for a dog I'll check out the local shelter. I've heard it's good for the soul to adopt a rescue dog. Seeing hurt animals brings me to tears every-time. I'll have to try to be fairly thick-skinned if I go there.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 14, 2015, 08:52
Verno
 
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Apr 14, 2015, 08:52
 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 01:43:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 15:16:
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:58:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.

Ironically I think you would enjoy owning a dog more than most, you should really consider it. They bring a lot of joy into your life and if you haven't had a great family upbringing then all the more so.

Maybe, I'll wait for a robot dog.


You can name him Skynet
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 14, 2015, 03:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2015, 03:43
Apr 14, 2015, 03:43
 
Heh, Bob's trolled you guys yet again! Robo-dog my ass...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 14, 2015, 01:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2015, 01:43
Apr 14, 2015, 01:43
 
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 15:16:
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:58:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.

Ironically I think you would enjoy owning a dog more than most, you should really consider it. They bring a lot of joy into your life and if you haven't had a great family upbringing then all the more so.

Maybe, I'll wait for a robot dog.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2015, 21:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 21:05
Apr 13, 2015, 21:05
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Sepharo wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 21:00:
bigspender wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 18:03:
GayBlade wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 10:05:
I am really enjoying Daredevil. Good acting, good scripts, and the fight scenes are old school. Loving it all!

is this like some ironic hipster thing? The fight scene posted here is so slow, has no energy, and it's really obvious that Ben TheFleck can't do any of those moves properly.

Well, that's not Ben Affleck.

Ok, that made my Monday...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2015, 21:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 21:00
Apr 13, 2015, 21:00
 
bigspender wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 18:03:
GayBlade wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 10:05:
I am really enjoying Daredevil. Good acting, good scripts, and the fight scenes are old school. Loving it all!

is this like some ironic hipster thing? The fight scene posted here is so slow, has no energy, and it's really obvious that Ben TheFleck can't do any of those moves properly.

Well, that's not Ben Affleck.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2015, 18:16
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Apr 13, 2015, 18:16
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bigspender wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 18:03:
GayBlade wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 10:05:
I am really enjoying Daredevil. Good acting, good scripts, and the fight scenes are old school. Loving it all!

is this like some ironic hipster thing? The fight scene posted here is so slow, has no energy, and it's really obvious that Ben TheFleck can't do any of those moves properly.


Of course Monday the 13th is worse than Friday the 13th. At least on Friday it's Friday

Not the film, the TV series.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2015, 18:03
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Apr 13, 2015, 18:03
 
GayBlade wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 10:05:
I am really enjoying Daredevil. Good acting, good scripts, and the fight scenes are old school. Loving it all!

is this like some ironic hipster thing? The fight scene posted here is so slow, has no energy, and it's really obvious that Ben TheFleck can't do any of those moves properly.


Of course Monday the 13th is worse than Friday the 13th. At least on Friday it's Friday
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2015, 17:57
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Apr 13, 2015, 17:57
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 17:20:
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:30:
Necrophob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:10:
How dare they unconditionally love us!
Unconditionally dependent on the owner for food and shelter. Otherwise, I doubt it sincerely cares at all.

Wow, Bob. Dogs are completely different from other pets. What you're describing is cat behavior (in general).

That's very general, cats aren't as solo as many people think. They're certainly not as approachable as dogs and a cat that doesn't know you will rarely want to but a cat that trusts you will see you as more than a provider. I have known cats to do things like 'groom' my 'fur' (lick my hair) for no reason other than because they're enjoying hanging out with me. This can be boiled down to selfish reasons like satisfying a need for companionship but you can do that with any intentional act by any creature.

I wonder if cats being sociable with people has led to accelerated evolution of pack instincts. The benefits over a few thousand of years of being willing to work with humans would be huge (even without humans deliberately breeding domestic traits) so I could see how these animals would thrive over wilder cats. (It also strikes me a little bit wrong that we now pick out lovely friendly little kittens and then have them neutered, so this evolution is being reversed by responsible pet owners. Hmm.)

I have a cat (11 months old tomorrow) and a dog (12 years old next week). I'll spend many thousands of pounds on them and I'd call that an absolute bargain if that didn't imply that a price can be put on it.

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Oh yes!
Quboid wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 13:26:
Of course, I'm still going to throw stuff at the screen if Liverpool lose tonight...

Stand down people, my screen remains intact. I know you were all worried.
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Apr 13, 2015, 17:26
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 17:09:
Getting laid off is awful.
Usually, yeah. But I've been hoping for a couple of years that my company would lay me off. Not worth quitting since I have 20 years of raises built up -- so, I sit back take it easy and keep waiting for them to finally pull the trigger... and give me my now 40 weeks of severance...
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Apr 13, 2015, 17:24
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Cutter wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 16:28:
Fact is I like them more than people myself.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2015, 17:20
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Apr 13, 2015, 17:20
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:30:
Necrophob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:10:
How dare they unconditionally love us!
Unconditionally dependent on the owner for food and shelter. Otherwise, I doubt it sincerely cares at all.

Wow, Bob. Dogs are completely different from other pets. What you're describing is cat behavior (in general). Dogs are pack animals, and support, interact, and love members of the pack (which the owner becomes), as observed in the wild with wolves and other pack animals. And whereas birds like parrots are super smart and capable of relating to humans, they're also extremely possessive, not loving in the way a dog is. Owning dogs is empirically shown to have benefits for the owners, such as lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, less risk of heart disease, and longer lifespans. Other pets offer some benefits, but none so many as dogs.
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Apr 13, 2015, 17:09
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voltov wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 11:45:
Got laid off today so ya, Monday the 13th is definitely worse.

It's God's will: "Thou shalt not worketh. Thou shalt play GTAV!!!"

Well, I tried for a laugh. Probably failed. Getting laid off is awful. I hope you can find something soon. The economy is picking up, so hopefully that fact helps you.
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Apr 13, 2015, 16:28
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Apr 13, 2015, 16:28
 Cutter
 
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 15:16:
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:58:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.

Ironically I think you would enjoy owning a dog more than most, you should really consider it. They bring a lot of joy into your life and if you haven't had a great family upbringing then all the more so.

And some people just aren't into animals. Fact is I like them more than people myself.
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Apr 13, 2015, 16:14
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BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:30:
Necrophob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:10:
How dare they unconditionally love us!
Unconditionally dependent on the owner for food and shelter. Otherwise, I doubt it sincerely cares at all.

There are so many weird things in this. To dogs, their humans are part of their family unit. I lived with my parents and their dog until he was maybe a year old, and then moved out. He's maybe 8 now, sees me once or twice a month for a few hours. He is in no way dependent on me for anything. I don't feed him, don't give him treats, just play with him a little when I come visit. And he's not at all starved for attention when I'm not there.

That dog goes berserk whenever I walk through the door. Just completely beside himself. He doesn't react like that to anyone else. I couldn't tell you exactly what the dog is feeling, but it's definitely not "oh thank god now someone will feed me." No one that's ever had a dog would say that they only care about food and shelter. Is there a one-to-one mapping to human emotions? Maybe, maybe not. But they're capable of more than you'd want to credit them for.
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Apr 13, 2015, 15:16
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Apr 13, 2015, 15:16
 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:58:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.

Ironically I think you would enjoy owning a dog more than most, you should really consider it. They bring a lot of joy into your life and if you haven't had a great family upbringing then all the more so.
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Apr 13, 2015, 14:58
 
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.
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Apr 13, 2015, 14:54
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 Cutter
 
So those first few eps of GoT were the bomb weren't they?
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Apr 13, 2015, 14:50
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The dog has a very limited intelligence and I just don't see it inventing things, building things or coming up with insights that could improve human existence

Yeah because every person on the planet is attempting to "improve human existence"...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2015, 14:48
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 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:03:
When I was a kid I had cats, birds and fish but never to the point where they controlled my life or I felt they were equal to humans.

So that's a no then, you have not raised your own pet? I suggest you give it a shot sometime. Pets don't have to control your life the same way work and hobbies don't have to either, its called balance.

As to the dog being an introduction into parenting -- perhaps you're right but it seems to a bit wasteful to expend all that money, time and energy on an animal instead of say a human being's education who can possibly change the world. The dog has a very limited intelligence and I just don't see it inventing things, building things or coming up with insights that could improve human existence. I also don't see a dog taking care of an aging owner like a son or daughter would for a parent. It's doubtful the dog will work to provide the owner food, medicine and shelter.

It's not a financial transaction Bob, its a friendship. If you can't see the value in that then I'm not sure what to say. Dogs do many things to earn their owners loyalty by the way Historically dogs have fulfilled many roles including foraging, scouting, defense and so on. These days we're much more blessed and thankfully those needs are lessened. People enjoy owning pets for many reasons and yes some people get a bit too attached but I can say the same thing about anything.

Unconditionally dependent on the owner for food and shelter. Otherwise, I doubt it sincerely cares at all.

I guess you never cared about your parents then.
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