Gus Parker
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Honorifics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gus Parker Feb 11, 2014. 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, 2014 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

Latest Activity

Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - An education without the humanities prepares one only for servile occupations."
Feb 18, 2014
Gus Parker updated their profile
Feb 17, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Agreed. Well said!"
Feb 15, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Envy is the key to more stories than sex."
Feb 12, 2014
Gus Parker commented on Andrew LaBrador's group Pipe & Co
"Don't forget, 20 February is International Pipe Smoking Day!"
Feb 12, 2014
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Why deceive ourselves? Science has not answered a single important question."
Feb 11, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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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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Naveen replied to Naveen's discussion Information needed for proper Sandbaglifting technique
" I can load my sandbag up to  120 pounds. I have zero lifting experience whatsoever,  so it would be smart to join the gyms first and learn the basics of correct lifting, like Schoulder back tucked in etc.?"
5 minutes ago
Josh100LuBu replied to Pale Horse's discussion Called It in the group The Great Debate
"Thinking that you can somehow manipulate me into your prison mind set is foolish, you should know by now that I have a compass inside of me that is already set to where it needs to go. Anyone trying to make me stray is only wasting their time, as…"
11 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Pale Horse's discussion Called It in the group The Great Debate
"All platitudes, no answers.  You'll understand if I lack confidence in the forthcoming 'discoveries' of a kid who can't even distinguish between "your" and "you're".  You haven't even…"
17 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Leonard's discussion switching careers
"The advice about the sites is still correct.  Do some research."
19 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Naveen's discussion Information needed for proper Sandbaglifting technique
"Wow, $79.00 for something you can most likely get at any of your Army National Guard armories.  You can probably pick up sandbags and sand at your local Home Depot or Lowes as well."
20 minutes ago
Sean Mullen replied to Cory Ross's discussion Audio Renaissance: The Art of Manly Music
"I am a musician. Been playing guitar for thirteen years. Recently began playing all the instruments and recording/producing/engineering for my own project. It's been a very enlightening experience for me musically. "
28 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Pale Horse's discussion Called It in the group The Great Debate
"One needs to learn the basics and basis before exploring the unknown.  I wouldn't have a tenderfoot begin a 1000 mile journey in the Arctic without having first learned how to start a fire."
29 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Pale Horse's discussion Called It in the group The Great Debate
"Again, there is no such thing as 'academic intelligence'.  You're incorrect and won't admit it or you simply cannot understand the statement.  If the former then there is no need for further discussion, if the later…"
31 minutes ago

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