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Aristus

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Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 34,676

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Question for fans of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange."

For anyone who studies the symbolism of the film. Because Kubrick didn't do anything by accident.

What do you think was the reason for Alex's single large, bizarre-looking false eyelash?



That it makes him look fierce, and slightly crazed, seems a little too obvious, a little too simplistic.

Any ideas?

Happy Hour with Aristus and Will Shakespeare. Ask us anything.

I'm going to have to stay out of GD for a while.

Stirred up a hornet's nest. There are some GD-ers over there practically screaming for my blood.

No, no. Don't go look. I don't want my Lounge peeps to end up hating me, too.

It seems to be the same crowd that cursed my family even unto the 7th generation for stating that smoking is bad for you, and you shouldn't do it around your kids. You'd think I'd run over their grandmother, or raped their dog.

Anyway, I need a drink after the day I had. Will is here, scratching out a sonnet.

(He just elbowed me and muttered: "Shut it, thou; a sonnet's a-borning...)

Saturday, September 14th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.



"Your heart
Is cramm'd with arrogancy, spleen and pride."

Henry VIII, Act II, Scene 4, Line 107-108.

This is catnip for a Shakespeare fan like me:

I've been dying to hear a performance of Shakespeare in the "Original Pronunciation"

http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/what-shakespeare-sounded-like-to-shakespeare.html

Can we go back to the check-box/check-all system for deleting PM's?

The new system is a little cumbersome.

Saturday, September 7th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.



"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain whilst he smiles."

Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5, Line 108.

Monday, September 2nd. The Labor Day Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.



"Idle old man,
That still would manage the authorities
That he hath given away!"

King Lear, Act I, Scene 3, Lines 16-18.



Of course, I had wanted to post a labor or pro-union theme for today, but when I ran across this quote, the topicality of it inspired me to change the subject.

However: Union strong! Happy Labor Day!

I was wearing a pair of Doc Marten oxfords in clinic the other day, and a patient saw them and asked

if I was a Mormon!

I told him no, and he told me that Docs are what a lot of Mormon missionaries wear when pounding the pavement because they are durable and comfortable.

I had never considered that wearing Docs might be a 'secret handshake' for any group except punk-rockers, riot grrrrls, and people who like cool-looking, long-lasting footwear...

Boring night on call. Anybody want to hang out?

One day early: Happy Hour with Will Shakespeare!

Ask us anything...

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