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The headline is irresistable, as is the subhead: Meet the Sun’s new neighbors Reading that and beyond, my fantasist wants to make the word "Parallax" a technical term when discussing thorny Objectivish things. The fantasist also wants to utter mock outrage on behalf of 'brown' minority collectivities and the 'little people' collectivities. Brown Dwarfs indeed! But frig the fantasist -- how to use parallax in an ordinary O-conversation, using it to stitch together disparate doctrine. Er, "'Parallax Lost: the story of Objectivism's encounter with objectivity.' A two-person duologue presented by Canadian 'friendlies' Daunce Lynam and William Scherk. Chigago OL Meetup, May 24th, 2014."? or, "'The Peikovian Doctrine of the Arbitrary Assertion: Asserting Parallax to crush your opponent in debate so badly that he or she will never interlocute again,' presented by Robert Campbell. [scheduled for 'Smokey's Piano Bar and Jazz Patio' on the patio if the weather is not dire. Free balloons for the kiddies. Red Rose for the first few (3) ladies. Discounted 'house special' for all attendees at PARALLAX: the Objective-ish Convergence."] or, "'George H Smith's Parallax Paradox: how to write 12,000 words of clean, crisp prose. Every week. For 51 weeks.'-- part of the Patio Series of 'speed-speaking': No speech shall last more than 240 seconds. Applause determines the winner. Winners pay the bar tab. Our speakers include: [by Skype+Smokey's Ultra Patio Sports Screen/avaiable for gifts and curses on thumbdrive ($12) or speech-to-text ($0.89): Hecklers given priority for 'ripostes' *(60 seconds, five drink minimum charge)] Etcetera,. "So, a couple of brown dwarfs wandered into a bar. The bartender said ... ____________" ___________________________________ More seriously, I have been having fits of Party Planning. Perhaps watching too much "Gypsy Weddings on Crack/Appalachia,"** but I am hoping we could, with the miracle of the internet and T1 backbones, six sturdy folks on a Planning Collective could probably organize a "OL Summit" that requires nothing from attendants but that they open to a LiveStream Channel on that particular fated day. To put my devalued currency where my mouth is, I am providing a subvention backstage to Kat and Michael this week. Seed money, so to speak. _________________________________ ** -- more seriously still, tomorrow I am attending 6 1/1 hours of lunacy as a 'friendly skeptic' at a conference (a 'Summit') in Vancouver (link to latest summit story in the shoppers press). Gawd help me, but I am. And I can't even get rid of my extra ticket. If I can maintain an internet connection in the Hallowed Halls (the summit is occuring on University Property, though not endorsed), I shall report "Live In Vancouver" to OLers who would like to be there with me -- biting lips bloody to not scream with laughter, getting personal with Wackaloons, etc.