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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:54 pm

steakspoon wrote:sorry if sounds corny fellas but i'll always remember where i was when i heard my first big star song..the internet.
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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:57 pm

steakspoon wrote:sorry if sounds corny fellas but i'll always remember where i was when i heard my first big star song..the internet.
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Postby ouroboros » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:04 pm

Alex Hutchinson (Sweat Science) The Curiously Elastic Limits of Endurance (book excerpt) https://www.outsideonline.com/2279081/are-limits-endurance-mental-or-physical
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Postby supersaturated » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:02 pm

blurst of times wrote:hot new david grann(!) piece about an antarctic explorer: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/12/the-white-darkness

haven't read it yet but am psyched 4 this


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For sure another David Grann masterpiece. Are David Grann’s pieces on heroic adventurers (like this piece, Lost City of Z) straightforward praise & admiration of the subjects, or is there a subtle commentary on a kind of toxicity in ‘heroic masculinity?’ It’s hard for me to tell.
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Postby Merciel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:26 am

supersaturated wrote:Are David Grann’s pieces on heroic adventurers (like this piece, Lost City of Z) straightforward praise & admiration of the subjects, or is there a subtle commentary on a kind of toxicity in ‘heroic masculinity?’ It’s hard for me to tell.


I think Grann is just genuinely fascinated by the extraordinary feats and doomed romanticism in these stories, and that gives him a natural sympathy with his subjects, especially the ones who are themselves so overtaken by the stories of their predecessors that they feel compelled to follow their ghosts.

I don't read his writing as being an intentional commentary on concepts like toxic masculinity. While that element may be present, at least if you care to look for it, that's because what Grann is interested in is simply the mythmaking of masculinity. Is it tragic that people are lured to their dooms by these myths? Maybe. Is it inspiring? Could be that too! But it's up to the reader whether that's what they take away, just as it's up to the reader to determine whether it's depressing that Shackleton's history and writings were mined for MBA puff pieces on learning to be a leader, or whether it's inspiring that his ripples across humanity reached so broadly.

Grann's not going to push you toward any particular interpretation. He's just going to lay out the story in clear and vivid language and let you take what you will from it.
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Postby aububs » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 am

that grann piece is heartbreakingToggle Spoiler
no buddy not really
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Postby supersaturated » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:34 pm

Merciel wrote:I think Grann is just genuinely fascinated by the extraordinary feats and doomed romanticism in these stories, and that gives him a natural sympathy with his subjects, especially the ones who are themselves so overtaken by the stories of their predecessors that they feel compelled to follow their ghosts.

I don't read his writing as being an intentional commentary on concepts like toxic masculinity. While that element may be present, at least if you care to look for it, that's because what Grann is interested in is simply the mythmaking of masculinity. Is it tragic that people are lured to their dooms by these myths? Maybe. Is it inspiring? Could be that too! But it's up to the reader whether that's what they take away, just as it's up to the reader to determine whether it's depressing that Shackleton's history and writings were mined for MBA puff pieces on learning to be a leader, or whether it's inspiring that his ripples across humanity reached so broadly.

Grann's not going to push you toward any particular interpretation. He's just going to lay out the story in clear and vivid language and let you take what you will from it.


Beautifully said - I think your analysis of Grann’s writing is spot on.

I guess, ultimately, I am conflicted about Henry Worsley. If you ask Prince William or his family or the producers that optioned Grann's article, Henry is a noble hero. I’m not so sure. Unlike genuinely heroic explorers (imo), there doesn’t appear to be any scientific value to his trip. He isn’t Neil Armstrong bringing back moon rocks. It seems like a vanity project. And if I’m being cynical, it seems like Henry would go to the end of the earth to get away from his wife & his kids.

But there is a romanticism to his trip & a link to his ancestor that is beautiful.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(Great article tho)
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Postby neopolitan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:12 pm

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -ever.html

Jamison Bachman: Worst Roommate Ever
I reduced the temples of Elam to naught; their gods and goddesses I scattered to the winds. The tombs of their ancient and recent kings I devastated, I exposed to the sun, and I carried away their bones toward the land of Ashur.
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Postby blab » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:25 pm

neopolitan wrote:http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -ever.html

Jamison Bachman: Worst Roommate Ever



fixed link
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/jamison-bachman-worst-roommate-ever.html

sry not trying to be rude
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Postby Franco » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:08 pm

this is really good

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Postby blurst of times » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:14 pm

blayk wrote:
neopolitan wrote:http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -ever.html

Jamison Bachman: Worst Roommate Ever



fixed link
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/jamison-bachman-worst-roommate-ever.html

sry not trying to be rude


This was insane. Also not the best thing to read while I'm currently searching for a new roommate...
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Postby neopolitan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:20 pm

blayk wrote:
neopolitan wrote:http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -ever.html

Jamison Bachman: Worst Roommate Ever



fixed link
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/jamison-bachman-worst-roommate-ever.html

sry not trying to be rude


actually you were being quite polite, thank you.
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Postby Peter Criss » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:12 pm

came here to post Worst Roommate Ever as well, great read
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Postby BlackSugar » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:39 pm

I come like a thousand doves
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Postby mascotte » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:55 pm

Huge report on taser, tasing innocent people and repercussions

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/section/usa-taser/
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Postby speakers » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:09 pm

affleck is the only one noticing that guy getting a faceful of bat
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Postby mascotte » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:26 am

Teal Swan, an emerging cult leader, claims she is a multi-dimensional Arcturian alien working with 11 other aliens in an “intergalactic Green Peace” type organization. She says she has x-ray vision and hearing, that she can inject herself into people’s brainstems to revive them and can hear tectonic plates moving. She has a massive following, many of whom, called “Tealers,” tattoo themselves with her symbol. Teal claims suicide is a “reset button” and that “death is delicious.” At least two of her followers have already committed suicide. Teal also claims to have suffered 13-years of abuse in a child-murdering Mormon Satanic Cult where she was routinely tortured, sewn into a corpse for 12 hours and made to torture other children.


https://medium.com/@bescofield/the-gucci-guru-inside-teal-swans-posh-cult-36168edaf62f
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Postby Sobieski » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:49 am

teal swan is a pretty good name
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Postby wong » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:03 am

That Bachman story is absolutely insane.
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America,

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Postby wong » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:58 am

Dr. Norm Thagard wrote:

This was a really good read

yeah, that was great
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Postby ouroboros » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:27 am

Thanks for the rec
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Postby blurst of times » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:39 pm

enjoyed that lotto story a lot

this was also excellent https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/02/how-a-young-woman-lost-her-identity
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