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>Favorite Book
Hmm I guess Catch-22
>Last time I shat myself
2017 I think. I was outside a bar smoking a cigarette with my friends and I went to pee in some bushes and I guess i lost my motor functions while i was peeing because a bit of shit came out. Then I had to like abruptly go home without making it seem like I shat my pants. Now i have a fear of shitting myself when im drunk so im like always manually clenching my ass cheeks if that makes sense.
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>>18706658
April 11 5:46:35PM
I was driving in the sweltering Southern heat of the United States Bible belt. I was driving my cousin's business truck. The shit was so watery it splashed under my ass straight into the nice fabric. Damn I wish my car had fabric this nice. Real cool I pulled off into an AutoZone with a full trailer behind me. I bought cleaning supplies and scrubbed and sprayed for dear life. My ass was now just swampy with sweat and not just shit. The trailer was full of trash so it blended in and thank God my wet fart was more water than anything else. But I get a phone call in mid scrub. It's him: my cousin the boss. I pack everything up and wrap my shirt under my pants and drive to turn in the truck at the company. Just before pulling into the company parking lot I toss the cleaning supplies into a ditch tunnel by the side of the road. No one noticed a thing. After shaking hands with the workers I got in my car and picked up my supplies from the ditch and went home.

Favorite Book: Essays by Schopenhauer or maybe Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I reread and quote those often.
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>>18706658
>Favourite book
Maybe Dylan Thomas Poems 1934-52

>Last time shat myself
I was in primary school. Can't remember the exact circumstances. Probably I was busy doing something interesting and thought I could finish it before going to the bathroom, but miss-estimated the nature and timescale of the internal processes involved.

Anyway, I realized things hadn't worked out as I hoped, so I waddled quickly to the bathroom and removed my underpants and hid them somewhere and cleaned up, sort of, and put my trousers back on and decided to carry on with my day.

The thing was: I had a bad cold at the time and no sense of smell, so I fondly imagined no-one would know, because of my brilliant handling of the situation. But when I got home and gave my trousers a good check, they weren't quite in tip-top condition. So I suspect people did know and were just polite about it.

I was about 10 I guess.
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>>18707572
>At one point we passed a dog chained to a post and shitting freely on the ground and we watched him with bitter envy.
If only Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton could achieve this level of raw emotional honesty.
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>>18708149
>good story. but what happened next? you didnt clean your mess surely his family hates you even more and thinks your a degenerate right?
I ran out of characters so I couldn't fully explain, but what really happened is that I began shitting myself on the stairs, just little squirts that I thought could be cleaned. About halfway up I felt a hot stream of liquid flowing down the back of my leg and I realized I had fully lost control of the situation and it was now just a sad farce of a race against time to get to the bathroom. Like just the most futile attempt at damage control you can imagine, pants fully soaked and turds splattering all over the ground just shuffling towards the toilet. I got into the bathroom and wondered for a brief moment if it was even worth it to try getting the rest in the toilet. Like why not save myself the trouble of trying to pull down my steaming liquidy jeans for what, I mistakenly believed, could surely not be more than a few seconds of shitting? It just kept going and going and I finally undid my jeans and went to sit down, hot liquid feces just fucking GUSHING all over the sink and plopped down on the toilet. Straight bawling from shame and pain, it was like I was living a nightmare. What do you even do in that situation? Is there any solution? Any right answer? I think I was still shitting when I heard my friend flush the downstairs toilet and shout something up at me and I whipped my jeans up all half-stumbling towards the front door and took off at a soggy trot back to my house. When I eventually turned my phone back on I had two voicemails from that night saying we were still totally cool because he knew it was either gonna be him or me and asking if I was still coming to the party, and then I had a few messages on myspace detailing how he had cleaned the front hall and stairs but hadn't even thought to check the bathroom because he was in a hurry to get to the party, and how his dad had seen it the next morning and as you can imagine, I was double-extra banned for life from my friend's house and he was grounded for two weeks. But he never did tell anyone.
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>>18708327
good friend. have they ever mentioned it since then?

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I recently read the complete non-fictions by Borges (albeit in English). This is what he thinks of some popular literary works:

1. Ulysses: He praises it several times. Although he confesses that he has only read parts of it. In one essay he claims that it (Ulysses) and Finnegan's Wake are both unreadable.

2. In Search of Lost Time: He says there are 6 pages in it that are unacceptable as far as writing goes. I think the implication is that he doesn't like it. Also, I'm pretty sure he only checked out Swann's Way.

3. Spinoza's Ethics: Probably his favorite work.

4. The World as Will and Representation: He says he was obsessed with this work at one point in his life.

5. Don Quixote: He references this a lot in his essays.

6. Gulliver's Travels: He references this a lot in his essays as well.

7. The Divine Comedy: He has a whole collection of essays on Dante's masterpiece. He says it's probably the greatest accomplishment in literature.

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>>18704980
>3. Spinoza's Ethics: Probably his favorite work.
the uniting factor for all terrible pseud authors, not surprised at all.
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>>18705117
Is this supposed to be good? When you resort to just making up words then its not impressive when its sounds nice.
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>>18708185
>3. Spinoza's Ethics: Probably his favorite work.
the uniting factor for all the best authors, not surprised at all.
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>>18708721
I'm thinking based.
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>>18704980
No, he liked Ulysses and at some point he said there are pages there that are not unworthy of Shakespeare. He also loved Faulkner, Stevenson, Chesterton and Quevedo.

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I never see true crime threads here. Anyone here like the genre, especially the more extreme side, if so, favorites? suggestions?
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I enjoy true crime. I read a book on Leonard Lake and Charles Ng aswell as one on BTK last month. Its certainly interesting reading some twisted stories of murder with strange motivations rather than mass scale pointless killings a.k.a cartels
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>>18707230
all killings are pointless
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>>18706955
Is that the one Jimmy Stewart did the movie of? I didn’t know it was a book! Thanks anon!
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>>18707330
>Is that the one Jimmy Stewart did the movie of?

Yes.

>I didn’t know it was a book! Thanks anon!
It's very good. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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>>18706865
basé
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>>18706865
I still don't understand why people cream their pants over Miazaki or however you spell his name. A friend recommended Princess Mononoke and it was one of the weirdest fucking movies I'd ever seen, made no sense at all. Beautiful (but very weird) visuals though
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>>18706965
What was hard to follow? It's a disney movie compared his older stuff like Nausicaa.
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>>18706869
amazing stuff.

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What did God mean by this?

Surah al-Jumuʿah, 5-8, Nasr's translation:
>The parable of those [who were] made to bear the Torah, then did not bear it, is that of an ass bearing books. How evil is the likeness of the people who denied God’s signs! And God guides not wrongdoing people. Say, “O you who are Jews! If you claim that you are friends unto God apart from [other] people, then long for death, if you are truthful.” But they will never long for it due to that which their hands have sent forth. And God knows the wrongdoers. Say, “Truly the death from which you flee will surely meet you; then you shall be returned to the Knower of the Unseen and the seen, and He will inform you of that which you used to do.”
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>>18707242
Wrong, verses were revealed for specific temporal purposes, like when Muhammad promised his wives he wouldn't cheat on them with the servant girls, then that night Allah/Jibril appeared and revealed he could do whatever he wanted because Allah had made it lawful for him to sleep with the servent girls. Or when Aisha eloped with some camel riders and Allah revealed that Muhammad should cover up and seclude his wives so it wouldn't happen again. Many verses were abrogated once the old verses temporal purpose had outlived its usefulness and the situation Muhammad found himself in demanded a new law/policy-by-revelation in a particular field.
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>>18707526
Some verses have a temporal, specific meaning, in that they relate to an event upon which they were first recited; but even those verses also have a general, esoteric meaning that is timeless and absolute. By the way, I am noticing several inaccuracies in your description of Islamc events.
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>>18707587
*Jibril reveals himself to me and says I'm right*
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>>18707603
Yes, and I too bear witness that he was right.
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>>18705231
>>The parable of those [who were] made to bear the Torah, then did not bear it, is that of an ass bearing books. How evil is the likeness of the people who denied God’s signs! And God guides not wrongdoing people.
seems like a critique of the Jewish rabbis who knew the Law yet refused to practice and implement in their own lives.

>Say, “O you who are Jews! If you claim that you are friends unto God apart from [other] people, then long for death, if you are truthful.” But they will never long for it due to that which their hands have sent forth.
A critique of Jewish materialism which flows from their messianic eschatology.

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What did the ancients have to say on the subject of not getting any pussy?
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>>18707548
thanks man very informative
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>>18708660
we literally told you the opinion of the greeks regarding this issue, you can now fuck off boi
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>>18708672
we?
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>>18705490
FPBP
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>>18708694
first post bussy post

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Preferably a how to guide and some general tips for first time drivers. I just started learning and I'd like to get the hang of the basic mechanics of operating a car, safety tips, taking care of a vehicle, etc. I don't remember as much from watching vids so I think a good book would be much better. Thanks anons.
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>>18706387
>>18706448
>>18707272
>>18707309
>>18707532
Thanks everyone!
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Pnin has really fun insights on cars, well a chapter does and it's not going to help you drive. But Pnin is cool.
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>>18706158
>start engine
>hit gas
>go VROOM
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>>18706158
Driving a big single turbo Supra is like this...
>1000 rpm to 4000 rpm
>bus accelerates faster than you
>4001 rpm to 8500 rpm
>you are space-x
RRRRRrrr......ummmmm..... pssschhhtttttTTTTTT..... VROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>18706158
start with the greeks

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>bro... what if every social arrangement is like a religion bro

This book literally feels like a joke.
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>>18707314
I remember reading his book on getting girls called models or something when I was a teen. Uniroincally helped me out back then. Looking at his writing today though and its beyond unbearable.
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>>18707314
How can something feel "literally"?

Stupid fucking zoomer
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>>18707314
>what if I put FUCK in the title will that get peoples attention????? what if I did it twice????
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>>18707354
Stealing that pepe and ignoring your comment.
God it feels great to have a huge dick
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>>18708667
probably a twitch pepe but it gets the job done

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Is the vehicle of the central metaphor a door or a city?
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"Holy Sonnet XIV" (1633)

Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp'd town to another due,
Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end;
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captiv'd, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov'd fain,
But am betroth'd unto your enemy;
Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,

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Town, as in walled settlement. Not sure if the LGBQTPZBBQ have ruined all these feminine analogies (like John of the Cross's "bridegroom") of "God is to man what man is to woman" for us today or if they were always effeminate and gay desu. Lack the independent historical postion to assess.
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>>18707200
Would you say Camille Paglia is incorrect here?
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bump
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>>18707226
I'd say she's too left leaning

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Opinions?
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>>18706688
she cute
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>>18706688
haven't read it, but i picked up abigale a few weeks ago and plan on reading that soon.
just giving your thread a bump.
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>>18706688
I got my copy out of the free library box in my neighborhood. The Door is fucking based. Love that old lady and how she adopted their dog.

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Mom and I went to Barnes and Nobles, she bought me a journal and Mediations by Aurelius.

I saw a lot of Star Wars, lot of fantasy, lot of DND shit, lot of LEGO, toys, puzzles, board games, kids toys, Harry Potter, newest sjw fiction, newest sjw nonfic, and lot of pozzed stuff. The people were dressed kind of like bugmen neckbeards
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>>18703752
Make your own culture bro
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>>18703788
You know this is 100% bullshit because the women at the starbuckses would talk and you'd be labeled a predator in short order. (in 2021)
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>>18703788
>then I wake up and realize this was all a dream
>post it to /lit/
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>>18703758
damn... books for this feel?
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>>18703760
I went to one a few months ago just to use the bathroom and didn't browse or buy anything. I did the same at a different B&N a month or so before that. A couple months ago I tried to use the bathroom at a third B&N I'd been to before but it was closed. At this point, B&N to me is basically just a decent and regularly open public bathroom surrounded by Funko pops.

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>Why yes, I skip songs in Gravity Rainbow of course
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As long as you don't skip them in LotR we're cool
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*ahem*
Down the toilet, lookit me
What a silly thing ta do!
Hope nobody takes a pee,
Yippy dippy dippy doo...
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>>18708155
that cant be good for his neck, he needs to raise the monitorr
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>when they think it's based but actually it's cringe
sad!
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when songs are cringy, then it is based

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How does someone with no scientific training go about researching for a Sci-Fi book?
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A better example
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>>18708514
start with the greeks

I dont remember this ever being discussed in 10th grade, but is this implying the gayness of the narrator and Mr McKee?
> Where?’
>‘A n y w h e r e . ’
>‘Keep your hands off the lever,’ snapped the elevator
boy.
>‘I beg your pardon,’ said Mr. McKee with dignity, ‘I didn’t
know I was touching it.’
>‘All right,’ I agreed, ‘I’ll be glad to.’
>... I was standing beside his bed and he was sitting up
between the sheets, clad in his underwear, with a great portfolio in his hands.
>‘Beauty and the Beast ... Loneliness ... Old Grocery Horse ... Brook’n Bridge ....’
>Then I was lying half asleep in the cold lower level of the Pennsylvania Station, staring at the morning ‘Tribune’ and waiting for the four o’clock train.
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>>18708381
Old money vs new money
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>>18708381
>the great gabster
>taking anything away from it but the G's

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What are some books for understanding the Cuban situation?
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>>18706803
this is bait
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>>18706830
>???
>I glorify places I do not know nor understand while living in the comforts of a system I antagonize

>>18707050
>si Cuba es mala los gringos son los buenos
La vida no es una película, imbecil

>>18708229
It’s the sad state of affairs, you Starbucks-gurgling, cocksucking commie
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>>18707152
Cuba ha hecho lo mismo exportando su revolución de mierda. ¿Que tal si todos se dejan de hinchar las pelotas?
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>>18707026
based
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>>18706602
itt: sudacas prietos mamandole los huevos a los gringos




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