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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #670 on: June 09, 2008, 03:13:56 pm
yeah, going outside, especially somewhere you've never been, is more mind-expanding than a thousand webpages or books.  just ask Wordsworth and Thoreau.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #671 on: June 09, 2008, 03:45:48 pm
yeah, going outside, especially somewhere you've never been, is more mind-expanding than a thousand webpages or books.  just ask Wordsworth and Thoreau.

"The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are."
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Of course some people may travel and NOT see anything, depending on their mind set. Or only see bad things, or in a negative way, or in terms of comparing how inferior everything is compared to how awesome things are back home.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #672 on: June 09, 2008, 04:37:11 pm
the funny thing is that Wordsworth, known for his loving of nature and sentimental ventures at autumn lakes of the Lake District, caught cold and died of pneumonia.

Quote from: William Wordsworth: "Tintern Abbey" (1798)
For I have learned
      To look on nature, not as in the hour
      Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes
      The still, sad music of humanity,
      Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power
      To chasten and subdue. And I have felt
      A presence that disturbs me with the joy
      Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
      Of something far more deeply interfused,
      Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
      And the round ocean and the living air,
      And the blue sky, and in the mind of man;
      A motion and a spirit, that impels
      All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
      And rolls through all things. Therefore am I still
      A lover of the meadows and the woods,
      And mountains; and of all that we behold
      From this green earth; of all the mighty world
      Of eye, and ear,--both what they half create,
      And what perceive; well pleased to recognise
      In nature and the language of the sense,
      The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse,
      The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul
      Of all my moral being.

http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww138.html

check Shelley also, esp. "Ode to the West Wind": it's a true masterpiece!
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #673 on: June 09, 2008, 11:22:25 pm
Does anyone know why Punaji hasnt been restored yet? I know David wanted to close it, but the community didnt seem to be in favor, whats going on? Anyone talked to thei'in the know' crowd?
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Reply #674 on: June 10, 2008, 06:40:05 am
interesting community for swapping games. needs to go grow a bit more though.

http://www.swopster.com

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Reply #675 on: June 10, 2008, 10:22:35 pm
Does anyone know why Punaji hasnt been restored yet? I know David wanted to close it, but the community didnt seem to be in favor, whats going on? Anyone talked to thei'in the know' crowd?
www.punaji.com

I just noticed the new update.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #676 on: June 11, 2008, 02:54:06 am
I always wanted to sign up on punaji but I never had the balls to.   :noob:
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #677 on: June 11, 2008, 04:40:04 pm
unrelated, grew out of souly's thread i think -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEWp6NeR-pc&feature=related

watch until a minute in and tell me you don't both admire those two guys as well as finding their pain incredibly funny.
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Reply #678 on: June 11, 2008, 10:47:36 pm
 :o not funny at all for me  :yell: just the pain  :yell:

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Reply #679 on: June 11, 2008, 11:14:13 pm
I respect them far more than i should, if only because I believe all sports should be as extreme as this (says the avid tennis/soccer watcher).  It's pretty much one of the cooler things i've ever seen, while also being the most painful.
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