John Moser
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Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Sep 20, 2014. 39 Replies

I was, so unfortunately once, forced to read Homer's epic, The Odyssey.  For those not familiar with the book and its prequel, The Illiad, it's a terribly repetitive, formulaic piece representing…Continue

Tags: mnemosyne, memory

Talking To and About Women

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Sep 25, 2014. 27 Replies

There are articles covering how to enter and control a room, how to excuse yourself, and…Continue

Pursuing a girl

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Jul 30, 2012. 41 Replies

Well I turn 27 in a few days and I find myself in an absolutely insane situation.I've never had a girlfriend.  Relationships aren't my thing, kids aren't my thing, and the very few times I've fancied…Continue

Drugs and not-drugs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titus Techera Aug 6, 2011. 14 Replies

Was looking at some hallucinogenics at work today and just wondering ... why?  The topic of Salvia came up--a certain mint species that's apparently legal, and produces odd effects.  Here's a list: -…Continue

 

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Regular Joe replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Probably not with kids, but it's a common enough occurrence on AoM; noobs often make their intro posts using overly formal vocabulary and phraseology that they almost certainly don't use in real life. Sometimes it works. Other times it…"
Sep 25, 2014
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Yeah, I see that with self-represented litigants.  They'd be much more effective if they used language they're familiar with, than when they try to imitate lawyers.  I don't know if I see it with kids."
Sep 24, 2014
Regular Joe replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
""Still, I don't know how many formal and informal lessons I got in "never choose a long word when a short one will do" etc.  So maybe "moving down" is taught to upper-class kids." I wasn't alluding to…"
Sep 24, 2014
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"The book takes a very politically correct approach, about how the skills/values of each class aren't inherently better than those of the others, it all depends on context.  Since it's written primarily for teachers in declining or bad…"
Sep 24, 2014
Regular Joe replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Another thing people need to know (that I'm sure the book gets into) is that using too high of a register, or using a higher register too suddenly or too flagrantly can often cause the opposite of the desired effect; especially when one…"
Sep 24, 2014
Carl Monster replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"*taking notes"
Sep 23, 2014
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Strange to have trouble coming up with a good noun to use.  You don't need much besides "girl" "lady" and "woman," plus the female forms for some occupations, like "congresswoman" or…"
Sep 23, 2014
Michael D. Denny replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"They must learn more words than the vernacular "bitch", "whore", and "slut" that have become the de-facto term for females in general.  Like "shittastic" or "motherfuckers" ?   You do…"
Sep 23, 2014
KeN replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"You know I think you were on track for a bit then fell off track. Your are correct that there is a CLEAR need to Lead young men into becoming a MAN. But the way is Not, my opinion, a guide on how to talk and posture yourself with women.The way is…"
Sep 23, 2014
Sir replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"That ain't the kind I find in those papers, though. (And I keep mum about the exceptions.  Exceptions are for people who know what they're doing.  Same reason I don't tell my programming class about the keyword…"
Sep 20, 2014
Liam Strain replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Unclear to me is if the numbers there represent only government (federal/state/muni) spending on education, or all spending on education."
Sep 20, 2014
Liam Strain replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"FYI - Fowler's provides a few instances where a comma splice is acceptable. "
Sep 20, 2014
Native Son replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Correct.  Since he actually made a living from his poetry.  Ever read "Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man"?"
Sep 20, 2014
Sir replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Yes, I was thinking of a particular undergrad class for all majors.  It assumes no expertise but hopes to show students can reasonably express an coherent argument, and often fails in that hope, I'm afraid.  Even a class for majors…"
Sep 20, 2014
Nick H replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"That's my father's favourite poem."
Sep 20, 2014
Native Son replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
""...The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, was that night on the marge of Lake Labarge,..." "
Sep 19, 2014

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Peter J Harings III replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"touche, well said sir. You got me, fair and square. And yes, from an anthropological perspective, I agree completely with your position that a man who is spreading his seed around does indeed increase the possibility for survival."
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Persona non Grata replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"Your statement is about as far from what a gentleman would say What gave you the idea that I was a gentleman?that perhaps you should stop talking so much and read some of the material on this website, if in fact you have ever read any of it...and…"
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Peter J Harings III replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"Your statement is about as far from what a gentleman would say that perhaps you should stop talking so much and read some of the material on this website, if in fact you have ever read any of it"
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Persona non Grata replied to Pale Horse's discussion Castrated American Claims Firing an AR 15 Gave Him a Debilitating Condition in the group The Great Debate
"Just for perspective, we have an adult, most likely liberal male claiming firing an AR-15 gave him PTSD and felt like a "bazooka".Then here someone made a video of a 7-year old girl firing an AR-15 and feeling just fine.So this guy's…"
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Braeden P.D. replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"Here are some more for me: Babies and children aren't cute at all. German and Russian are beautiful languages. Megan Fox isn't that arousing. Italian food is nothing special compared to truly delicious cuisines such as Mexican, Thai, or…"
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Unpopular Political and Religious Opinions in the group The Great Debate
"I mean change your religion. There's nothing in the Gospels or Acts, or even the Torah, which suggests anyone needs to change their religion to fall under God's grace. And in fact, there are arguments against the necessity."
2 hours ago
Persona non Grata replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Men who whine about women?
"For the record the same is obviously true of women - some women act like sluts and then wonder why they only attract cads and can't find a "Prince charming", and some women are angry, man-hating shrews who blame men for not…"
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Persona non Grata replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"Most definitely, in fact if anything I'd argue that a man cheating isn't as bad as a woman doing it; just going by biological arguments a woman who is cheating is putting herself (and any potential offspring) at more direct risk than the…"
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