Weather!

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neufer
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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:39 am

geckzilla wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:14 am
neufer wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:11 pm
geckzilla wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:36 pm

I confess amusement that Art managed to cause Ann to express even that she felt even the slightest annoyance.
She's been none too pleased over my views on the Bard:

http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php? ... 97#p282664

Views for this thread are now at 235,396 !
Well, no one's really pleased in that thread. It is a place of disgruntlement.
Yeah...I thought there was something a little sinister about the 200+K views.

When I gave up on my dream of ever discovering anything significant in science or math
(...my neat little complex number math discovery turned out to be ~80 years too late)
I was truly delighted to find that I was able to discover something
new just about every week in regards to the authorship question.

Like _The Martian_ Mark Watney it's a little bit of a lonely adventure
on my own little planet but I guess that can't be helped.
Art Neuendorffer

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Re: Weather!

Post by rstevenson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:31 pm

neufer wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:39 am
When I gave up on my dream of ever discovering anything significant in science or math
(...my neat little complex number math discovery turned out to be ~80 years too late)
I was truly delighted to find that I was able to discover something
new just about every week in regards to the authorship question.

Like _The Martian_ Mark Watney it's a little bit of a lonely adventure
on my own little planet but I guess that can't be helped.
This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,
when we are sick in fortune,— often the surfeit,
of our own behavior,— we make guilty of our,
disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as
if we were villains by necessity; fools by
heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and
treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards,
liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of
planetary influence; and all that we are evil in,
by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion
of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish
disposition to the charge of a star!

William Shakespeare, in King Lear, Act 1, SCENE II. The Earl of Gloucester's castle
I looked up quotes for self-delusion and found this by The Bard. I can't grok English of that period very well, so I'm not certain this quote actually applies, but it sounds impressive as hell, don't it?

Rob

PS
We've had a very uncomfortable Spring this year, with mostly cool weather interrupted by all too few warm days. Jus' sayin' to, you know, keep the post on topic.