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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

October 30th, 2019, 9:25 pm

It’s not as deep as his forehead, or as wide as his girth, but it’s enough.
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

October 31st, 2019, 1:30 am

I'd first check what's Taleb's net worth - I'm assuming it's as high as his forehead since only money-loving people celebrate him. Looking at your photo, you don't look very "Nordic", Bearish. You look a bit East Baltid, which bodes better for your mane.
I'm afraid the photo to which you refer is a tad dated. As well as taken by a professional. But you may be on to something, since both my father and his sister had pitch black hair back back in the day. That side of the family is much less well documented than my mother's, which has (carefully chosen) lineage back to Lady Inger of Ostrat (as in the Ibsen play). 
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

October 31st, 2019, 2:57 am

Now I have to read the play! :-)
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 8th, 2019, 2:07 pm

#GuessTheProgrammingConcept is entertaining.
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 8th, 2019, 2:55 pm

Now I have to read the play! :-)
No, start with Peer Gynt

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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 8th, 2019, 3:01 pm

I'd first check what's Taleb's net worth - I'm assuming it's as high as his forehead since only money-loving people celebrate him. Looking at your photo, you don't look very "Nordic", Bearish. You look a bit East Baltid, which bodes better for your mane.
I'm afraid the photo to which you refer is a tad dated. As well as taken by a professional. But you may be on to something, since both my father and his sister had pitch black hair back back in the day. That side of the family is much less well documented than my mother's, which has (carefully chosen) lineage back to Lady Inger of Ostrat (as in the Ibsen play). 
Ibsen never intended his characters to be photographed, more for voices.

Dear Sir I wish to thank you for your kindness in writing to me. I am a young Irishman, eighteen years old, and the words of Ibsen I shall keep in my heart all my life. Faithfully yours

Jas A. Joyce
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 8th, 2019, 8:04 pm

I was not familiar with the Joyce/Ibsen relationship, but the letter reprinted here is exceedingly well crafted for coming from a young student: Letter from Joyce to Ibsen.
 
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December 8th, 2019, 8:54 pm

I was not familiar with the Joyce/Ibsen relationship, but the letter reprinted here is exceedingly well crafted for coming from a young student: Letter from Joyce to Ibsen.
FW is about Bigmeester Finnegan, bases on Ibsen's Master Builder

https://www.jstor.org/stable/1768335?seq=1
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December 8th, 2019, 9:28 pm

Joyce called Olaf Bull == Olaph the Oxman.
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 8th, 2019, 11:37 pm

Funny, this probably says more about Norwegian education than about me personally (since I was a pretty good student), but I've never heard of the guy. I thought it was a badly translated reference to  Ole Bull, but not so...
 
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December 9th, 2019, 7:21 am

 
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December 9th, 2019, 9:21 am

More Bull
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaf_Bull


While James Joyce was working on Finnegans Wake, he wanted to insert references to Scandinavian languages and literature, hiring five teachers of Norwegian. Bull was the first one. Joyce wanted to read Norwegian works in the original language, including Peter Andreas Munch's Norrøne Gude- og Heltesagn (Norse Tales of Gods and Heroes). He was looking for puns and weird associations across the barriers of language, which was something Bull well understood. Lines from Bull's poems echo through "this spider's web of words", as Joyce himself called Finnegans Wake, and Bull himself materializes under the name "Olaph the Oxman", a pun on his surname. 

Oxmanstown

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxmantown


Scuse us, chorley guy! You toller-day donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegianNn. You spigotty an-glease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.Let us swop hats and excheck a few strong verbs weak oach ea-ther yapyazzard abast the blooty creeks.

Then we'll have a free trade Gaels' band and mass meeting

   For to sod the brave son of Scandiknavery

   And we'll bury him down in Oxmanstown
   Along with the devil and Danes,

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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 13th, 2019, 5:46 am

I’ve just noticed, only winners tweet.
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 13th, 2019, 8:55 am

No tweet from Guy V yet. He must be working on a particularly pithy insult for the British people.
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 13th, 2019, 12:36 pm

No tweet from Guy V yet. He must be working on a particularly pithy insult for the British people.
I would say: stop dilly-dallying, get on with it!
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