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On Sep 5, 2019, magicfish wrote:
I was a tad frustrated.
Now, there is/was no signal.
no problem Smile
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The go-ahead is a signal to proceed whereas given the nod is a signal of approval.



Smile
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Jonathan why do you talk as if you think your knowledge is so coveted you have to dispense it in silly riddles everyone has to decipher that only you understand? Just use English. It would be so much easier for those of us mere mortals.
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The go-ahead is a signal to proceed whereas given the nod is a signal of approval.



Smile


Not always.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyo0v-T4Ues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA02GZLHd8M
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Jonathan why do you talk as if you think your knowledge is so coveted you have to dispense it in silly riddles everyone has to decipher that only you understand? Just use English. It would be so much easier for those of us mere mortals.


They are not riddles; they are obscure-references.
Plenty of folks hate Dennis Miller.
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It fluctuates between the riddles and references. And the references are not entertaining.
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It fluctuates between the riddles and references. And the references are not entertaining.


The great glut of entertainment & information options available to The Moderns left them unable to communicate or commiserate over commonalities.
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Fiction is entertaining and facts are boring.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Fiction is entertaining and facts are boring.


Ain't that a fact.
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Except when the facts prove that which is known to be fiction is fact.
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It fluctuates between the riddles and references. And the references are not entertaining.


The great glut of entertainment & information options available to The Moderns left them unable to communicate or commiserate over commonalities.


Great it is contagious apparently.
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Stepping, for a second,
outside the tunnel of discusion;
I have to say:
I really enjoy the last page of dialogue!

Really great!

Thanks.

Jonathan, a pat on the shoulder.
I especially appreciate your expression of thought.
It slows me down.
,..but it's worth the moment.

Mr. Salk, Tommy,...your Humour,...bravo!
On a thread about suicide, murder(?), international intrigue,...great.

Danny,..always "in-the-face",..to the point.
...with a touch of salty witz.

Magicfish,..you love looking from around corners,
from back alleys,
....👍

It's a good read.
A good mix.
I appreciate it.
Thanks.
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Grim and ironic humour in a desperate or hopeless situation is called gallows humour. Perhaps he was in a desperate or hopeless situation, lost his sense of humour and paid the price.
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Jonathan why do you talk as if you think your knowledge is so coveted you have to dispense it in silly riddles everyone has to decipher that only you understand? Just use English. It would be so much easier for those of us mere mortals.

He
They are not riddles; they are obscure-references.
Plenty of folks hate Dennis Miller.

No. Sorry. Not buying it. There is zero common ground between Miller's relatively obscure references and Jonathon's indecipherable word salad.
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...The great glut of entertainment & information options available to The Moderns left them unable to communicate or commiserate over commonalities.
Is that your writing? It reads like something from England, following from Swift's Battle of the Books, but it's not quoted, followed by a citation, or linked to a source.

Back on topic, is Lolita Express history dismissed into lore? Are the half billion dollars cleaned of impropriety?
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On Sep 5, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:
Jonathan why do you talk as if you think your knowledge is so coveted you have to dispense it in silly riddles everyone has to decipher that only you understand? Just use English. It would be so much easier for those of us mere mortals.

He
They are not riddles; they are obscure-references.
Plenty of folks hate Dennis Miller.

No. Sorry. Not buying it. There is zero common ground between Miller's relatively obscure references and Jonathon's indecipherable word salad.


Jonathon at least cited his reference (Monty Python). Unless you thought it was a snake reference?
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On Sep 5, 2019, Mr Salk wrote:
...The great glut of entertainment & information options available to The Moderns left them unable to communicate or commiserate over commonalities.
Is that your writing? It reads like something from England, following from Swift's Battle of the Books, but it's not quoted, followed by a citation, or linked to a source.

Back on topic, is Lolita Express history dismissed into lore? Are the half billion dollars cleaned of impropriety?


I penned it, and am a bit of a Swiftian (Jonathon not Taylor).
This thread has backed into a darker corner than Humbert Humbert.
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We were going on about "go ahead" -
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More like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kwh3R0YjuQ
The sketch ends with the guy asking "what's it like?" - Smile apt in this discussion. Smile
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Dark? it's so solipsised* a discussion of a half billion dollars and a plutocratic child sex trafficking circus derailed into... No. A better image might be those lizards which can drop their tails.

*here's the actual text from Nabokov:
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Lolita had been safely solipsized. The implied sun pulsated in the supplied poplars; we were fantastically and divinely alone; I watched her, rosy, gold-dusted, beyond the veil of my controlled delight, unaware of it, alien to it, and the sun was on her lips, and her lips were apparently still forming the words of the Carmen-barmen ditty' that no longer reached my consciousness.
- i.e. she had no idea what Humbert had just experienced. The author most likely succeeds in seducing the reader into sympathizing with H. H. Of course it's safe since there's a sanitizing prologue and a nice essay by the author at the end.
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On Sep 5, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:
Jonathan why do you talk as if you think your knowledge is so coveted you have to dispense it in silly riddles everyone has to decipher that only you understand? Just use English. It would be so much easier for those of us mere mortals.

He
They are not riddles; they are obscure-references.
Plenty of folks hate Dennis Miller.

No. Sorry. Not buying it. There is zero common ground between Miller's relatively obscure references and Jonathon's indecipherable word salad.


Jonathon at least cited his reference (Monty Python). Unless you thought it was a snake reference?

The reference is inaccurate.
Perhaps you (and Jonathon) need to brush up on your comedy references.
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