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Vonnegut On Trains And Nukes

From Bluebeard:

God Almighty Himself must have been hilarious when human beings so mingled iron and water and fire as to make a railroad train!

Nowadays, of course, everything must be done with plutonium and laser beams.

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One Of The ‘Good Omens’ Bits That Keep Me Warm

He appeared to live entirely on sweet tea, condensed milk, hand-rolled cigarettes, and a sort of sullen internal energy. Shadwell had a Cause, which he followed with the full resources of his soul and his Pensioner’s Concessionary Travel Pass. He believed in it. It powered him like a turbine.

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Oh, Come On

oh come on

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April 18, 2017 · 4:18 pm

Gimcrack, And Some Seeming Gibberish

gimcrack
noun gewgaw

Synonyms for gimcrack

bagatelle
bauble
curio
doodad
knickknack
novelty
souvenir
trinket
http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/gimcrack

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The Trouble Is Earth

SISKO: Do you know what the trouble is?
KIRA: No.
SISKO: The trouble is Earth.
KIRA: Really?
SISKO: On Earth there is no poverty, no crime, no war. You look out the window of Starfleet headquarters and you see paradise. Well, it’s easy to be a saint in paradise, but the Maquis do not live in paradise. Out there in the Demilitarised zone, all the problems haven’t been solved yet. Out there, there are no saints, just people. Angry, scared, determined people who are going to do whatever it takes to survive whether it meets with Federation approval or not.
KIRA: Makes sense to me.
SISKO: I’m glad someone understands.

 

http://www.chakoteya.net/DS9/441.htm

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Dear John

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April 10, 2017 · 11:58 pm

Okay, So, ‘Histrionic Personality Disorder’ Is An Odd Duck

The Wikipedia page on histrionic personality disorder is an eye-raising read (painted or otherwise) on several fronts. Huh.

Some moments:

Histrionic people are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. HPD affects four times as many women as men.[1] It has a prevalence of 2–3% in the general population and 10–15% in inpatient and outpatient mental health institutions.[2]

and

A mnemonic that can be used to remember the characteristics of histrionic personality disorder is shortened as “PRAISE ME”:[8][9]

  • Provocative (or seductive) behavior
  • Relationships are considered more intimate than they actually are
  • Attention-seeking
  • Influenced easily by others or circumstances
  • Speech (style) wants to impress; lacks detail
  • Emotional lability; shallowness
  • Make-up; physical appearance is used to draw attention to self
  • Exaggerated emotions; theatrical

 

Also, a woman named Blanche who supposedly exhibited HBD supposedly inspired Freud lots.

Huh.

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