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I'm 62, When I was 5 we were poor and there were 5 kids under 8.
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2018:
Poor you! And poor Dad! That's a lot of sorrow. I'm glad life is better for you now.
Do you watch America Unearthed on the History channel?
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2018:
It's so difficult to separate fact from fiction but The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail was a fascinating book! It must be 30 years since I read it, but I think the gist of it regarding modern times is that a Jesus will come from a French family who are descended from Merovingian kings who got their royal status by being descended from Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
"When overseas you learn more about your own country, than the place you are visiting.
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2018:
You have a great opportunity to compare and contrast. You get to see that countries have things in common, such as decency and flaws, and you get to see how different people do different things, and more importantly, why. I didn't end up choosing one culture over another but learned to appreciate both.
Impecunious.
brentan comments on Dec 9, 2018:
It sounds like the name of a Roman goddess. Gilbert & Sullivan were great fun!
I'm watching a video on quantum mechanics and consciousness that I think you will find thought ...
brentan comments on Dec 9, 2018:
That certainly forces you to think! It is very interesting. I'm intrigued by the concept of panpsychism and also that consciousness and matter might be expressions of the same thing. I wonder, though, would quantum mechanics inform us about consciousness or just help us understand the neurophysiology of the brain.
When my wife is in the nude complaining about how hot it is, I reply so take off all your clothes ...
brentan comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Alexa is the perfect wife.
I woke up with this on my brain and it popped up in my list, hope it sounds as good to you as it ...
brentan comments on Dec 9, 2018:
That was a great pop song!
check this out twice, no?
brentan comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Such wonderful childish innocence.
Many atheists believe that John lennons " imagine " represents the best atheist anthem.
brentan comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Here's a curious and very serious song about disbelief from Crosby, Stills and Nash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeGgABjH_A
The same goes for doesn’t belong.
brentan comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Lonely road, though.
[yahoo.
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
I'm surprised he tried that type of defence. I thought he would try for a manslaughter charge based on extenuating circumstances.
Are Women Sometimes Too Much Woman?
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Strange to read this when I'm watching a documentary on Barbra Streisand.
Macgyver vs O'Neil.
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
He was probably the last Great American Hero. I'm not surprised he was promoted to the space program.
Something very bad happened tome this morning.
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Gosh, that must be no joke. It seems like you're a long way, at least psychologically, from 'smelling the roses' or sitting in the park. Something sure is wrong if you're letting telemarketers get to you. They might be shitty people but what an awful way to try to make a living. I wonder how the therapist goes about helping you to help yourself. Does he try to get you to focus on good things, or try to ignore the bad stuff, or something more complex? Also, is there a biological issue too? Maybe the meds need changing if you take them. I do, and I dare not go off them. I hope you find the way forward, or at least share what's happening here for a bit of fellow-feeling, if not a miracle cure.
What is an asshat in your opinion? Don’t google it damnit.
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Maybe it's just a euphemism for asshole.
Mind control
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
What - and never fall in love?
Sandbag.
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
When I was a young man in the territorial army, the regular army soldiers would refer to us as sandbags.
So... We are missing one of our members again. Has anyone seen or heard from @nikkir?
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Mummy!
Who else has done this?
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Sounds good but who will keep us real?
What do atheists put on the top of their christmas tree?
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
I would put whatever people usually place there - a star or an angel, I think.
Had Bernie Sanders run as an independent, had he not endorsed Clinton, the antithesis of most of ...
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Cut to the chase and vote for Bernie.
Howard Zinn
brentan comments on Dec 7, 2018:
He must be a communist.
Other sites have failed me, let's see how bad this one does...
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
What should this site do?
The Most Offensive Song Ever [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
That shit looks so real! The song reminds me of 'I'm taking it up the ass for Jesus' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NicfLmpYuy8
On a naughty scale of 1 to 10....
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
The almighty bitch! Millions of children are waiting on the poor man!
A couple of songs about Cadillacs. Aretha first and Bruce second. [youtube.com] [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Those are fine songs but I couldn't help thinking of the wonderful poetry of Springsteen's Thunder Road and 'the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGBXnw86Mgc The screen door slams Mary's dress waves Like a vision she dances across the porch As the radio plays Roy Orbison singing for the lonely Hey that's me and I want you only Don't turn me home again I just can't face myself alone again Don't run back inside Darling you know just what I'm here for So you're scared and you're thinking That maybe we ain't that young anymore Show a little faith there's magic in the night You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright Oh and that's alright with me You can hide 'neath your covers And study your pain Make crosses from your lovers Throw roses in the rain Waste your summer praying in vain For a saviour to rise from these streets Well now I'm no hero That's understood All the redemption I can offer girl Is beneath this dirty hood With a chance to make it good somehow Hey what else can we do now? Except roll down the window And let the wind blow Back your hair Well the night's busting open These two lanes will take us anywhere We got one last chance to make it real To trade in these wings on some wheels Climb in back Heaven's waiting down on the tracks Oh-oh come take my hand We're riding out tonight to case the promised land Oh-oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road Lying out there like a killer in the sun Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run Oh Thunder Road sit tight take hold Thunder Road Well I got this guitar And I learned how to make it talk And my car's out back If you're ready to take that long walk From your front porch to my front seat The door's open but the ride it ain't free And I know you're lonely For words that I ain't spoken But tonight we'll be free All the promises'll be broken There were ghosts in the eyes Of all the boys you sent away They haunt this dusty beach road In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets They scream your name at night in the street Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet And in the lonely cool before dawn You hear their engines roaring on But when you get to the porch they're gone On the wind so Mary climb in It's a town full of losers And I'm pulling out of here to win.
There is a party somewhere
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I think they jizz all over each other.
Wow! Thanks to all for bumping my level up.
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Well, if I had known....what the hell. you're welcome!
Thing that make you go Hmmmm.............
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Those Catholic girls will do anything.
It's all Bing's fault...
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
He had a fantastic voice. He wasn't perfect. He came from Tacoma, enough said. Listen to the quality of his voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LLacwqxC6Q
If in doubt...... do it anyway... it might be fun!
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
But, but, but....
Does belief in an afterlife adversely affect life on Earth?
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I think it affected my old religion the Jehovah's Witnesses. They have effectively given up on any efforts to clean up the earth: And the nations were wroth, and thy wrath came, and the time of the dead to be judged, and the time to give their reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name, the small and the great; and to destroy them that destroy the earth.- Revelation 11:18.
I'll bet it's not in the book of fiction anywhere
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
It's at 1 John 3:17.
I'd go to this church. [acidmathnews.com]
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Young hooligans, God bless them!
If I've totally forgotten what sex is like is that Penile Dementia?
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
When I was young, they used to say 'it's not for stirring your tea, you know'. Nowadays, it might as well be. Ouch!
Just heard the sad news that Pete Shelley of the band the Buzzcocks has died this evening at the age...
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I hated 80s music. Probably because I hated the 80s. I thought it was an utterly spiritually-bereft decade. Groups like Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet with their leather outfits drove me to religion! Now I watch the Top Of The Pops repeats on BBC Four and enjoy them like never before. For some unknowable reason, I really like The Cure these days, despite (or maybe because of) the nihilism.
Any of you out there firm believers in science, logic, and philosophy.
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Never! I'm fascinated by how people thought not just over centuries but over thousands of years.
Let’s make the fairy tales interesting.
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I think the original Christmas story is very, very interesting!
Hang in there...
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
It's the thought that counts. Well, maybe not!
John is my hero! John for president!
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Be like John John. Start collecting lot of guns.
Mornings suck ??
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Get that sucker addicted to coffee - it'll get up.
Canned Heat - Let's Work Together [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
That song rocks along very nicely!
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brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Classy song! They remind me of the Average /White Band.
Today is my last day
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Best wishes for the future!
Trickle down is a lie:
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
They realise some things are more important than money so they're helping people build character by teaching them patience.
gerrymander-manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or ...
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
Gerry Mander was a right bastard!
If they made an accurate movie out of the Bible, it would be rated XXX. [m.ranker.com]
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I love the part where Phineas puts his spear though the couple's genitals as they're having sex. Now that's righteous indignation! (Numbers 25:7,8 Douay Rheims Bible)
"When you hear the word 'disabled,' people immediately think about people who can't walk or talk or ...
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
You have to watch those people. You could be pitying them while they're trying to ruin what you have.
I dreamed I got hit by a train and it woke me up. So, basically I got knocked conscious.
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
That's a head-wrecker, you bet!
EXCORIATE.
brentan comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I never knew the first part, the more literal part.
Points aren't totalling-Been at same total all day today.
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
It's time for the talking to stop and a move to action. We need a class action suit. But how can we be compensated for such a serious loss? We would have to try it in a state that still used capital punishment and that might not be allowed..
Billy Connolly talks about Smoking the Bible.....on Conan TBS [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
And the smoke arose and was pleasing to the Lord.
And can't we all use a good hug today! ???
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Here's a strange thing. I got an apology from someone who had been harassing me in discussion, in the real world, not here on the forum. I thanked her for the apology and was pleased she made it. Later on, for some reason I don't quite understand, I felt weakened and was annoyed about it. I don't think I was happy to have my emotion awakened. Perhaps a hug might do the same to some of us. I just wanted to share my feelings. I'm not arguing against hugs in principle.
DECOLLETAGE - Noun.
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
French words can be so sexy!
“No he is not an Irishman.
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
I always thought Wellington had said that about himself to deny his Irishness out of a sense of superiority. Now I wonder did O'Connell say it to deny Wellington's Irishness for political reasons.
Will someone please bitch about the fact that the points aren't being updated?
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
So many pointless posts these days!
"Live a good life.
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
He was a smart man. I should read his book.
Enjoy the winter solstice!
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
That'll take the chill off!
If I ever win the lottery, I don't think I'll change much.
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
And you'll be a very popular asshole too!
Yup, that sounds good for breakfast
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
My poor heart!
Who had one of these?
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
I did. It is a dynamo to power the bicycle lamps. It made the bicycle that bit harder to move.
I am not sure if I took my Cymbalta yeasterday.
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Even though I'm no stranger to mental problems, I'm no expert and pretty tactless so I just want to say I empathise with your situation and hope you make sure to keep taking your medication. There is another post today about what to do on days we feel lousy. One of them that really resonated with me was taking a shower because I always feel better after one, even though it just seems like an awful lot of effort. There are nine other things to try in that post. Be strong!
What the hell is this?
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Frankin-sense - it helps us understand the 'other'.
Kinda low down. nether [google.com]
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Shakespeare places Ireland at the arse-end of the world in The Comedy Of Errors. Dromio describes the huge body of his girlfriend and how he could find whole countries on her: DROMIO OF SYRACUSE No longer from head to foot than from hip to hip. She is spherical, like a globe. I could find out countries in her. ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE In what part of her body stands Ireland? DROMIO OF SYRACUSE Marry, sir, in her buttocks. I found it out by the bogs.
I've been thinking today, as I quite often do, about applying for jobs teaching English in other ...
brentan comments on Dec 4, 2018:
I think it's a great idea. l'm not back long from a holiday in Spain where I met a young English couple teaching there. They enjoy their lifestyle very much.
A look slightly askew of musical offerings at this time of year.
brentan comments on Dec 4, 2018:
The time has probably come for the independent writing of songs, or perhaps art of any kind, to be replaced by people trained in the proper expression of values. It should be noted too that most of the popular Christmas songs were written by Jewish men. That probably explains why so many of us experience a cognitive dissonance between the music and the lyrics of these songs. Perhaps a return to the old business model of Tin Pan Alley, where writing was housed in a cluster of buildings that regulated its own corporate culture, might be used where a government agency might be adjoined to the building and used as a control/feedback station before unhealthy ideas are released to the public.
"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions -- the little, soon forgotten charities of a ...
brentan comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Yes indeed - we forget the nice things real fast and hold on to the bad. I think the reason is evolutionary, so that we remember it and try to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Govi - Andalusian Nights [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I was over there in the summer. Almeria. Tourism, and if you look you'll find passion.
Fresh, thick-cut bacon may be the hardest substance to use chopsticks on, fight me IRL.
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Add an egg or two, white and black pudding, sausages (unflavoured), maybe mushrooms and beans but most importantly, bread and butter. The butter enhances the taste of the fried food. And a cup of tea enhances the taste of the whole meal. Do not repeat every day.
Not to get technical, but....
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
It is. It works great in the short term.
Your money or your life?
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Obamacare, that evil socialist agenda.
Nazi equivalent of cross burning. [washingtonpost.com]
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I wonder what's behind it. Maybe disgust at Israeli atrocities in Palestine or that notion that 'Jews will not replace us'.
The word "phonetically" doesn't even start with an "f".
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Phuck that. OK, it's too easy.
Poor,poor Mikey..
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Can you imagine laying your butt down on that toilet seat and thinking about someone else's butt being there before you and oh lord, in a weird kind of way your butt is sitting on top of where their butt was and oh holy Jesus who says the thought is the same as the deed....... I'm damned.
What difference? None.
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Well, one group is God's chosen people. I still have a feeling, though, that the atrocities in Palestine are due to a feeling that God has left them to take care of their own survival rather than they are entitled to commit atrocities because God wants them to live on that land.
We are zombies..
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
That reminds me of the attitude of my religion to people outside it. They were 'spiritually dead'. I remember one guy welcomed back to his congregation with a sarcastic 'Oh look, Ian, you're back from the dead'. I usually think of that when I'm watching The Walking Dead.
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brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Darn, I missed it! I wanted to try a discussion about Ben Shapiro.
My one holiday Dad joke.... What's the horses name in Jingle Bells?
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Is the tail ring a sex toy?
3 Black U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Ok, I'm baffled by this. Echoes of 'Strange Fruit'.
I'm somewhere between 8 and 9 today. How are you doing?
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I think 8 after a bottle of cider.
Facebook reminds me every time I check it out why I moved 2000 miles away.
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I can relate to that saying from A Streetcar Called Desire about 'I always rely on the kindness of strangers'. The idea was explored a bit more in Almodovar's film All About My Mother.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known ...
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
What about all our baggage?
SPECULATE ON WHAT THIS MEANS - My ex and I are still friends and frequently go out together.
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I find it very hard to believe in platonic relationships. I think there's something there. If you want her back, maybe you should risk it and propose it to her.
This is my first time here, if you want to chat with me.
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Welcome aboard! You'll find lots of people to talk to.
Right on both counts!
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
David's unbiased opinion! Thanks for enhancing my life!
Mike Pence's Faith-Based Foreign Policy (The Atlantic)
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I'm guessing the article is about building the third temple in Jerusalem to prepare the way for the return of the Messiah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1SiaCV26aQ
The gentle cynic
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I don't know what to make of that. I care whether there's a god or not. I think it matters. He must be thinking along the lines of 'the opposite is love isn't hate, it's indifference'.
The man who was suing to have his age changed has lost his lawsuit: [rechtspraak.nl]
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I doubt this was a serious suit. I think he wanted to highlight the transgender issue and all the notions of socially constructed identities. I am keen to read the judge's reasons for rejecting his case.
Just read an article about Christmas songs that should be banned.
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
It would be interesting to hear a PC Christmas song. It would probably sound soul-less but who knows?
Just a little something for everyone to think about.
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
St. Francis of Assisi aught these things in his day but it never really caught on. It might have a bit 'Eastern' for us in the West.
Good conversation: Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Eric Weinstein, and Dave Rubin [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
I haven't watched this one yet. I watched Peterson and Shapiro talk to Rubin recently. Peterson describes god on two levels, biological and metaphysical - awesome! The comparison of Christianity and Judaism was terrific too.
"But denunciatory rhetoric is so much easier and cheaper than good works, and proves a popular ...
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Fuck that shit.
An excellent example of satire!
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
I'll drink to that!
It is true that those who won victory normally write history but i just noticed that it normally is ...
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
I think the idea was that women made society through giving birth and men organised society into functioning entities.
Christian to atheist: “Why don't you believe in god?
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
I was so happy when I believed in Santy.
Fox News Guest Cites Bible – Claims Rejecting Asylum Seekers Is ‘Christian’ Thing To Do ...
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
I can't read it. I want to but I think I'll get depressed.
Life is amazing.
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
I guess the moral of the story is life with all its ups and downs is a good life. And I guess life with no ups is crap.
Assemble your own....
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
They need to charge a bit extra and put it together for you.
Am I the only one who feels like America is totally losing it's sense of humor?
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
It's a good point. And I don't think we're very good at laughing at ourselves either.
Trolls gonna be trolls
brentan comments on Dec 2, 2018:
Barbie is hot.

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