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Gus Parker's Discussions

Honorifics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gus Parker Feb 11. 56 Replies

This is a pet peeve of mine that just never seems to go away and I would be interested in what others think, especially different age groups. In short, I hate being called by my first name by people…Continue

Tags: ettiquette, introductions, names

Hello

Started Feb 9 0 Replies

My name is Gus and I joined this community a couple of days ago. I have tried to put up as many items repersentative of myself as I could think of. Please, come by and say 'Hello'.

 

August 'Gus' Parker

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Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - An education without the humanities prepares one only for servile occupations."
Feb 18
Gus Parker updated their profile
Feb 17
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Maybe. I tend to think of women as rattkesnakes. Every one of them may not strike at slightest provocation but they are all deadly."
Feb 16
Gus Parker posted a status
"New blog post on monarchy. I am interested in your thoughts. As Einstein said, if you cannot expkain it simply, you do not understand it."
Feb 15
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Agreed. Well said!"
Feb 15
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - The golden rule of politics is to make only minimal changes and to make them as slowly as possible."
Feb 14
Gus Parker replied to Pale Horse's discussion Music Nowadays
"I quit paying any attention to popular culture about the time Madonna started wearing her underwear on the outside."
Feb 14
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"I too am a confirmed bachelor. Modern American women are just not worth the trouble. Yes, it is difficult but worth it to me. Yes, holidays are difficult but that gets easier with time. I hate it when people assume I am gay. Depending on the…"
Feb 14
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Envy is the key to more stories than sex."
Feb 12
Gus Parker commented on Andrew LaBrador's group Pipe & Co
"Don't forget, 20 February is International Pipe Smoking Day!"
Feb 12
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Why deceive ourselves? Science has not answered a single important question."
Feb 11
Gus Parker replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"Oh, that's true, but only people who don't know me very well are shocked by that."
Feb 11
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"Eccentric would be a best case scenario... kinda like the people on weight loss adds... "results not normal." Most people go straight to the pretentious ass line of thinking."
Feb 11
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - An individual is defined less by his contradictions than by the way he comes to terms with them."
Feb 11
Gus Parker commented on Craig Wheeler's group Idaho Men
"Hello, I see there hasn't been much activity in this group. If anyone still checks in let me know. I'm thinking about moving to Coeur d'Alene next year. It Would be nice to connect with someone from N. Idaho."
Feb 10
Gus Parker replied to Brett McKay's discussion How Do You Want to Go Out?
"No, no, no. You guys are missing the whole point. This is the last hurrah! Being Catholic, there will have to be a funeral mass. Make sure that church is just lousey with black crape, get a bishop (at least) to say the mass (black vastments, of…"
Feb 10

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Interests
History, Books, Pipes and Tobacco, Whiskey, Gardening and Landscape. I have also begun to teach myself the art of mosaic recently.
Books
It is my goal to read and (to some degree) grasp the western 'canon'.
Music
My favorite genres are classical, opera especially, and vintage jazz (pre-1980).
Quote
Do what thy manhood bids the do
From none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies
Wo makes and keeps his self-made laws.

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At 2:24pm on February 9, 2014, Pale Horse said…

Welcome to AoM, Gus! Epic facial hair!

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Welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here.

Gus Parker's Blog

The Monarch is Above Politics

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

To be specific the monarch is removed from the competition between competing interest groups and individuals for power and influence by virtue of his title. Since he owes no one for his position he is free to choose the greater good for its own… Continue

Monarchy - More Definitions

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This next group will take rather more explanation. Everyone is used the the left/right contiuum that has been a commonplace since the French revolution to describe liberal/conservative poltics. Building on that, I think we can map out most… Continue

Monarchy

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:41am 2 Comments

I am an American and I am a monarchist. Yes, it is possible to be both but what does that mean? Oddly enough, I'm more sure of what it means to be a monarchist than an American. A monarchist is one who believes in the inherant superiority of… Continue
 
 
 

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Runners

For all men who enjoy the manly exercise of running.
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Robert M Giannamore replied to Jonathan Bjerre Guld Jørgensen's discussion A scent that smells like Leather, tobacco, wood and welding flame?
"I favor Irish Spring bar soap, Taylor of Bond Street shaving soap and occasionally Old Spice for cologne and other times Aqua Velva for aftershave.  I am a bald guy and I have a lot of shaved surface for the Aqua.  In the winter, I use a…"
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Tim replied to Stein's discussion Essential shirtless experiences growing up. in the group The Shirtless Man
"Yup..I enjoy running shirtless on warm days as well. Apart from staying comfortable, running shirtless reduces the laundry load and eliminates nipple chafing problems, which I sometimes get on longer runs when wearing a shirt. I get very sweaty…"
29 minutes ago
Sean O' replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"Just about every off-ramp on I-5 has someone holding a sign asking for money.Plus the ones in the city. Several I talked to were "breaking into music" or moved there because the welfare benefits were better than where they were originally…"
35 minutes ago
Robert M Giannamore posted a discussion

Beards

So I grew a pretty nice beard last winter, did not shave the face (did shave the neck) from September to March. It was fairly gnarly by March.  Looking for some good direction on opinions.  Style a beard yourself or pay the $5.00 and have a barber do it?  If you style it yourself, where did you learn and what do you use.  I am a bald guy, short, athletic build.  Just want to look nice with a bald head and beard, I know it can be done.  Look forward to your thoughts.  I have attached a picture…See More
39 minutes ago
George Henry Robbins III commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"Always shirtless at home and stretch and flex frequently when moving around."
1 hour ago
Joshua Cawthorn replied to Joshua Cawthorn's discussion Chess Openings in the group Chess
"I use the Ruy Lopez probably more often than not because almost everyone responds with 2. e5. Then I usually bring my knight to f3 and it just sort of goes from there!"
1 hour ago
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"I think that's the biggest reason people stick with it even though they hate it. I only took issue when the idea that any functional human can do the job". I have no issue with calling it an unskilled job, just with the idea that anyone…"
1 hour ago

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