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Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-18-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By flyingtart
Suggested title: Get Shorty Much Ado About...

Suggested title:

Get Shorty
Much Ado About Nothing
Hard Times
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-15-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 299
Posted By flyingtart
Drinking while writing does two things: It...

Drinking while writing does two things:

It loosens your verbosity bowels. Unfortunately, like your other bowels, this mostly produces crap.

It gives you a false sense of genius. That poem...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-24-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 815
Posted By flyingtart
Meditation is a method of connecting with the...

Meditation is a method of connecting with the universal "I". It's a way of discovering who you really are, beneath the noise of mental activity. Thinking is not you. And you do not live in your head....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-16-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By flyingtart
The TV is a giant sluice pouring an endless...

The TV is a giant sluice pouring an endless stream of ordure into your living room 24/7.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-09-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By flyingtart
Well, yes. Everyone believes something. If a...

Well, yes. Everyone believes something. If a proposition don't fit that world view it's rejected. Most self proclaimed skeptics are really bigots.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-01-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By flyingtart
Not in every case. What if a person isn't capable...

Not in every case. What if a person isn't capable of giving permission, by being unconscious, too young or mentally incapable, for example?

I recall a high profile case of a mentally handicapped...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-01-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By flyingtart
Oh, I'm sure the lawyers don't mind one bit.

Oh, I'm sure the lawyers don't mind one bit.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-01-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By flyingtart
Medical decisions: who has the last word?

(Prompted by Mo's thread, but rather than get bogged down in that specific case I wanted to discuss the subject generally.)

We trust doctors a lot so it's usually not an issue. And we can always...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-30-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By flyingtart
I wouldn't pay too much heed to Farage. He loves...

I wouldn't pay too much heed to Farage. He loves to turn everything into a crusade, and always for entirely selfish reasons.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-01-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,243
Posted By flyingtart
Anyone who thinks Rowling is a genius has already...

Anyone who thinks Rowling is a genius has already failed my IQ test. You should witness her idiocy on Twitter.

Iím no biologist but a lower IQ than GWB takes you down a species surely?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-31-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,243
Posted By flyingtart
Oh dear. Poor result on your Insult Quotient, I'm...

Oh dear. Poor result on your Insult Quotient, I'm afraid.

The ultimate intelligence test is being savvy enough not to follow a link which could infect your computer with all manner of nasties. So...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-31-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,243
Posted By flyingtart
Do you have a test to measure my Spam Quotient?

Do you have a test to measure my Spam Quotient?
Forum: Publishing 03-22-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By flyingtart
Indeed they do. Which tells you they are not...

Indeed they do. Which tells you they are not interested in small fry. Your best bet is to approach a small publisher who would be be more likely to take a punt on an unknown talent. If your work...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-10-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,534
Posted By flyingtart
Letís not quibble over numbers. I suppose I meant...

Letís not quibble over numbers. I suppose I meant as easily available.

Anyway arming teachers gives a whole new meaning to Ďhands upí.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-07-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,538
Posted By flyingtart
This deserves its own thread, Bee.

This deserves its own thread, Bee.
Forum: Publishing 03-07-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By flyingtart
Yes, Iím an agent and so is my wife. ...

Yes, Iím an agent and so is my wife.

Seriously, anyone can call himself an agent. The only qualification needed is a brass neck and a lust for someone elseís money. You donít need one and they...
Forum: Publishing 03-07-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By flyingtart
This is a bit like the engenue actress getting...

This is a bit like the engenue actress getting off the bus in LA and asking someone where she should go to be a star.

Do some research. Who publishes your genre? Make a shortlist of your...
Forum: Introductions 03-01-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Hi!
Views: 1,981
Posted By flyingtart
Theyíre not cookies, theyíre anti bullshit...

Theyíre not cookies, theyíre anti bullshit enemas. And I canít keep up with demand.
Forum: Introductions 02-27-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Hi!
Views: 1,981
Posted By flyingtart
There’s cookies? No one tells me anything.

There’s cookies?

No one tells me anything.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-26-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,534
Posted By flyingtart
It's even worse in Iceland. You try shooting up a...

It's even worse in Iceland. You try shooting up a school with a harpoon.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-26-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,534
Posted By flyingtart
I just meant it's interesting that there are just...

I just meant it's interesting that there are just as many guns in Canada but hardly any High School shootings. So you have to wonder what else is going on.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-26-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,534
Posted By flyingtart
There's no need to be so defensive, Myers. I was...

There's no need to be so defensive, Myers. I was agreeing with you.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-26-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,534
Posted By flyingtart
Are you old enough to remember the Waco Massacre?...

Are you old enough to remember the Waco Massacre? That's more or less what happened and innocents were slaughtered.

After Waco I suddenly realised why guns are so important to Americans.


...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-25-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,534
Posted By flyingtart
I'm with Chris Rock on gun control...

I'm with Chris Rock on gun control (https://youtu.be/Db0Y4qIZ4PA).
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-25-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,534
Posted By flyingtart
Brilliant idea. Arm tots at birth. Darwinism will...

Brilliant idea. Arm tots at birth. Darwinism will sort out those who deserve to live.
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