Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
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What if we are all merely manifestations of Sureshsian dreams and he wakes up?
He goes right back, to sleep.
@JoelDali sticks around, hopeful for a presleep release.
That was too short a clip of that interview...do you have access to the full chat???
Pre-sleep release has the suggestive connotation of a mild and ineffectual or suppressed spray. Vortexians would always suggest for the whole enchilada.
Don't know about you but I Spray strong before I sleep, just after tipping out cab fare for service well rendered.
Stella McCartney is a really cool person.
Her dad visited Orlando for his stepson's graduation from Rollins College in Winter Park. He did a full hour interview with American poet laureate Billy Collins, punctuated with a solo acoustic rendition of "Blackbird" for an audience of lucky students.
I was watching the Warriors game yesterday and hadn't communicated with my brother for a few weeks. I was surprised to see him sitting courtside. It turns out he was invited by a successful businessman. He said he high-fived Draymond Green after the game, which is better than a kick in the balls, in my opinion.
Sentinel and Anna after playing a set.
I recently watched clips of rock bands performing on American television from the 1960s, and I wondered if it was standard practice for bands to lip synch on these television shows.
Did you happen to catch Mrs Jeter last night as Derek's #2 was retired? Big baby bump...baby girl due later this month!
Did Jeter give her a gift bag with a signed baseball for Mother's Day?
And free subscription to DirectTV!
I have been known to be jealous of a horse.
French Open rebuffs Maria Sharapova to 'protect the game'
9:01 PM BST
ESPN.com news services
PARIS -- Two-time champion Maria Sharapova has missed out on a wild-card entry for the French Open because of her doping ban.
Announcing the decision on a live Facebook broadcast on Tuesday, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli said he told Sharapova in person that it was not possible.
"I decided not to give Maria Sharapova a wild card. I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed, she might be very disappointed," Giudicelli said. "But it's my responsibility, it's my mission to protect the game and protect the high standards of the game."
Caro and Serena
The Descendants were once popular in the Southern California punk scene.
Some wonder what became of Milo Aukerman, lead singer of the band. Need not worry, as he now leads a comfortable life with a Latvian woman in London.
John McCain, who endured more than fives years imprisonment in the Hanoi Hilton, was mocked by candidate Trump when he stated, "He's a war hero 'cause he was captured. I like people who weren't captured, OK?"
Sen. John McCain now says, "We've seen this movie before. It's reaching Watergate size and scale."
Is it safe to say Sen. McCain would prefer his party's POTUS to not be impeachable, OK?
Turkish national coach Erdogan watches tryouts for their World Cup squad from his luxury Mercedes box seat:
Here's some closer images of the talent displayed by the guys trying to make the team:
They should go far at WC'20 in Putin's Palaces, nyet???
Ice melting away in Antarctica
See on laptop/desktop.
Too many Sewretchejiras back to the homeland are contributing to global warming. He may make a pit stop in Delhi on this next one to give you a tennis lesson. How heartwarming!
If they do an endoscopy on Poobsley will he become endless ?
Endlessly copy himself like self-replicating telomeres, therefore the key to aging or staying forever young?
Just imagine if He had taken up surfing instead of tennis in San Poobiego...The Endless Sewnami Summer would have been a great sequel to that classic surfer documentary from the 60's.
Sir Rocco Forte is a British hotelier who shares initials and a remarkably similar logo for his company as a very famous tennis player. Check it out before you check in at one of his luxurious properties. The one on the southwest coast of Sicily looks appealing as it hosts a European PGA golf tournament this weekend.
Reality set in on the backstretch at Pimlico as Always Dreaming faded badly to finish eighth in The Preakness Stakes. No Triple Crown in 2017.
Take a photo of Fee Waybill from The Tubes circa mid 80's and place it side by side with actor Craig Wasson (Body Double)...they are doppelgängers!
Andre Agassi will coach Novak Djokovic at upcoming French Open
8:58 PM BST
ROME -- Novak Djokovic is joining forces with Andre Agassi in an effort to return to No. 1.
Djokovic announced Sunday that Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday.
"I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris," Djokovic said. "So he's going to be there. We'll see what [the] future brings.
"We are both excited to work together and see where it takes us. We don't have any long-term commitment. It's just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little bit," Djokovic added. "He will not stay the whole tournament. He's going to stay only to a certain time, and then we'll see after that what's going to happen."
The second-ranked Djokovic split with longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members -- fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic -- at the start of the month.
Agassi, 47, who retired in 2006, won eight Grand Slam titles, including the French Open in 1999.
Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slams.
"Andre is someone that I have tremendous respect for as a person and as a player," Djokovic said. "He has been through everything that I'm going through. On the court he understands the game amazingly well. I am enjoying every conversation that I have with him.
"But also, on the other hand, he's someone that nurtures the family values, philanthropy work. He's a very humble man, is very educated. He's a person that can contribute to my life on and off the court a lot. I'm very excited to see what is ahead of us."
The pairing is the latest in a series of top players working with former standouts, from Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl, to Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moya, to Kei Nishikori and Michael Chang.
Djokovic was coached by Boris Becker the past three seasons, but they split last year.
Vajda started working with Djokovic in 2006.
Djokovic lost his No. 1 ranking to Murray last year after a slump in form following his French Open triumph.
He lost in the third round at Wimbledon, his earliest defeat in a Grand Slam in seven years, lost in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open.
Djokovic finished 2016 at No. 2, his current ranking. He has won only one of his last 11 tournaments.
While Agassi has not coached a top player before, Djokovic said his record as a player and spokesman of the game was enough to convince him.
"He's a legend of our sport," Djokovic said. "He's made a mark in this sport forever. He's won everything there is to win in tennis.
"He was a revolutionary player because he had this charisma, he had this approach to tennis and to life that was quite different from others. That's why he was so interesting."
Agassi has already been offering advice on the phone.
"He's been definitely following up closely all the matches, the big matches, especially on the TV," Djokovic said. "So he knows players, he knows everyone that I was playing against in [the] last couple of weeks, so we talked before every match.
"I already feel like we are very kind of close to each other and creating this nice vibe."
How is this useless information?
Will Andre bring in Gil Reyes? That would be revolutionary and result in amor y paz ruling tennis until age 40!
I am currently deciding if tonight's NBA Eastern Conference playoff game is worth watching.
I'm sure Novak is tired listening to his old posse of coaches, trainers and confidants. Thus, he won't be inclined to enlist the services of Gil assuming this collaboration with Agassi is strictly RG-only intensive.
On a different note, BB coached him to 6 GSes [GOAT achievement in coaching, bear in mind 6 GSes in 3 years. Of course, it helps that Novak was at the peak of his powers], How many GS[es] would the Agassi-Novak union yield?
Fast-forward already to the finals.
A generation ago, it was possible for a member of parliament (Christopher Mayhew) to take LSD-25 on television and to describe his ecstatic perceptions to an audience of millions. Doctors advocated adopting this powerful consciousness-
expanding instrument as a cure for alcoholism, while the Woodstock crowds dreamt of a future of peace, love and nomadism. Today, though, despite a recent survey of 776 14- and 15-year-olds which showed that 36 of them had used LSD-25, psychedelic drugs are still proscribed by law, even for research or therapeutic purposes.
Terence McKenna, author of a successful guide to the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, has now issued a radical manifesto for the outing of all proscribed drugs. The thrust of his argument is that modern people are as ignorant and superstitious about the addictive substances that drive them (coffee, tea and sugar as well as more exotic potions) as the Victorian middle classes were about sex. The whole sorry business needs to be brought into the open, taxed and regulated, and administered by a new class of medico-spiritual therapists.
McKenna is a rigorous and biased advocate of a certain class of alkaloids which, he claims, can cure alcoholism, alleviate alienation and heal despair. He argues that various plant hallucinogens that occur all over the world functioned for thousands of years as sacraments of humanity. He even argues that stropharia cubensis, the hallucinogenic psilocybin mushroom which grows on and around livestock dung, is the key to human evolution from **** erectus to **** sapiens, in that it actually triggered language.
With the end of the Cold War, McKenna argues, there is growing pressure for an enhancement of democracy, and the exploration of inner space is a key religious and creative right. How much longer can we tolerate a situation where the government proscribes psilocybin and DMT, preventing poets, doctors and priests from exploring the mind, while allowing the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down to research VX nerve gas, CS gas, shellfish toxins, saxitoxin, EX incapacitator, CR gas, picloram, cacodylic acid and binary nerve gas technology?
No less obnoxious is the fact that, while potentially therapeutic psilocybin and DMT are illegal, a daunting array of little-understood toxins is being introduced into everyday life. The Health and Safety Commission now classifies 1,400 'more common dangerous substances'. The Royal Chemical Society has published a pamphlet ominously entitled 'Reproductive Risks of Chemicals At Work'. And while beneficial plant alkaloids are banned, a frightening battery of weapons against plant life has been assembled. The herbicide paraquat, for example, which is described as of 'very high toxicity (with) possible systemic effects', causing 'irreversible rapid pulmonary fibrosis' in overdose, is 'a constituent of numerous proprietary herbicides'. Dozens of substances that are entirely legal for spraying over foodstuffs have nasty properties.
McKenna's proposals include a 200 per cent tax on tobacco and sugar, the slashing of subsidies, and warnings on packets and in school curricula. Cannabis-users may recoil at his proposed 200 per cent sales tax on their legalised dope, until they realise that dealers impose a good deal more, making huge untaxed fortunes. McKenna also urges loan boycotts on hard-drug-producing countries; legalisation of psychedelic therapy; a huge research initiative on mind-altering substances; and, ultimately, the decriminalisation of all drugs.
-- Independent/Rowland Morgan
Cos nothing will come out of it.
Witnessed LBJ's disappearing act?
For 2.5 quarters it was not. The less than regal behavior of supposed royalty of the game afterwards made the ten-game snoozefest leading up to this collapse seem almost worthwhile.
For months now, I'm not able to use bold, italics or underlining on my poasts. This glitch first appeared after an iOS software upgrade and didn't go away after the next upgrade. A similar quirk happened a few upgrades before that when my predictive text bar went away but it has returned.
I stand corrected...it has come back but I can't stop it until the end of my poast, which takes away its impact.
See, now I'm back to normal
And I can't switch back in mid-sentence.
If I advance my cursor to a new
I can switch
Separate names with a comma.