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    Random thought thread

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Justin Phillips, Apr 10, 2016.

    Random thought:

    I was so tired today after work, I was actually nice to the cashier at the convenient store.
     
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    Spent 15 minutes brainstorming upon what I could make out of a knorr cube, soy sauce, butter and 2 onions. Tomorrow it's Sunday... Damn it!
     
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    God performs his most powerful miracles through the kindness of strangers.
     
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    It's amazing that the human brain is able to process actual, live, normal speech. I'm doing a transcription project that I will subsequently have to translate and I am very precise in taking it down exactly as it was spoken. Broken sentences, false starts, changes in direction mid-sentence, people talking at the same time. I never, ever paraphrase as this is considered "sanitizing" the product and is the #1 no-no in my profession.

    Reading it back over, I understand the conversation perfectly, though it is a tangled mess as compared to the clean trains of thought we present when writing. That we can process this without thinking amazes me.
     
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    It is amazing, yes. And isn't it also astonishing that we are happily fooled into 'hearing' real speech by the approximations of it that we read in a good novel?

    ETA: Not to stray off topic — random thought: Fish live in water. So they say.
     
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    Interesting. Makes me think of Blanche Dubois' last line in A Streetcar Named Desire, and really gives the whole thing a new spin.
     
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    You should always be nice to the cashier.

    I don't think I ever realized how dangerous it is for baby birds. I've had to scare predators away from the nest in my fern five times in the last week.
     
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    A lot of the time, I can't tell the difference between a memory and a dream — because my dreams are so plausible and my real life is so fucking ridiculous.
     
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    Well I'm always nice, just not talkative. And I'm not good with people.
     
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    I stress that there is nothing sexual or rape-y about my comment, unlike Blanche Dubois'.
     
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    I did this a while back and I have to agree. Some people use their favorite word every 3 other words or so, while the stuttering never seems to end. Don't let me start with the indecision about what they want to say. "I wanted... The chil... I used... I mean... That. You get it, right?" ... NO WE DON'T! ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION OR SAY PASS!

    I think we mostly understand via recognition of repetitive patterns either it's the persons way of intonation (expressing a specific feeling) in combination with body language. The problem when transcribing is that you don't know that person and you don't see that person. So, you don't have any of these two helpful elements and you are left guessing "How should I take this now? How should I put it? For the love of anything holly, stop chewing your words."

    I also observed that the subjects that spoke clearer and much more correct, were (in my case) either writers or lawyers. The worst were the athletes.
     
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    Oh, I didn't even think about that. I was thinking about the irony, how she's supposedly "always depended on the kindness of strangers" even though most everyone has treated her like crap.

    I thought that if you read that backwards through your line, so that kindness of strangers=God's miracles, then the irony is coming from someone who thinks they "rely" on God's miracles, even though the world (presumably) really doesn't provide them any. It comes off sounding like one of the more bitter sorts of atheists.

    Dunno if that makes any sense to anyone else. But this is the random thoughts thread, so I felt I didn't need to put too much work into it.
     
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    The genius may build tomorrow, but the idiot maintains today.
     
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    I actually rubbed my eyes! I don't deserve to be in 'good nick', the amount of chips, cakes, chocolate, sausage sandwiches and every other high fat'n calorie foodstuff I've ever ingested should surely see my arteries narrower than a [damn I need another random thought now] fascist's mindset – toy narrowboat – virgin's foo foo – an hourglass's pinch point. Tomorrow I'll eat Mediterranean, I will, I will.
     
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    I still can't believe I made a baby. That there's a walking, growing, living, breathing and very tiny human being crawling around in my house, completely separate from me - now I believe in God so I believe God made her, but c'mon, I grew her in my womb. Gave birth to a living thing. Like, seriously, WTF? :crazy:

    That, and how the hell did she ever fit inside me!?
     
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    Not sure if that's idiotic. It is by not maintaining things that things collapse :whistle:

    But yes, I realised you were speaking metaphorically. I just couldn't resist sorry :-D
     
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    Or maybe his brain just produces 24/7 marijuana because he's that much of a hippie. :supergrin:
     
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    Congratulations babies are amazeballs..... try and enjoy those little moments so jealous of your journey to come.... ( says one whos raised 2 daughters and now enjoyz 3 grandsons
     
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    Hmmm Mckk quotes didn't go through with my post lol
     
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