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CosmicAlfonzo
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1/22/2011 3:34:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
... Art is mental masturbation with toys.
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1/22/2011 3:59:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/22/2011 3:55:38 PM, gavin.ogden wrote:
At 1/22/2011 3:34:18 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
... Art is mental masturbation with toys.

Perfect analogy. Both are about as useful too.

Say what?!
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CosmicAlfonzo
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1/22/2011 4:03:13 PM
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I think that some studies in masturbation serve a higher purpose, but that is just me.
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1/22/2011 4:14:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/22/2011 4:07:29 PM, innomen wrote:
By the way, a few years ago, i would have thought my earlier statement was sacrilege.

What changed?
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1/22/2011 5:00:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/22/2011 4:14:54 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/22/2011 4:07:29 PM, innomen wrote:
By the way, a few years ago, i would have thought my earlier statement was sacrilege.

What changed?

His philosophy
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1/22/2011 5:14:40 PM
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"It's the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day, and the other things you've heard me discussing and examining myself and others about, on the grounds that the unexamined life isn't worth living for a human being." - Socrates, Apology
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1/22/2011 6:14:54 PM
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Masturbating is excellent and so is philosophy, so I suppose this is accurate.
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1/22/2011 6:30:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Wait. What?!
How is philosophy like mental masturbation?
Mental masturbation would suggest that you are using thought to stimulate your brain in order to reach an orgasm-like mental state.
Philosophy comes from Greek to be "love of wisdom." Obviously philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems. So how can a branch of science be mental masturbation? Wouldn't a more correct analogy be reading/thinking about philosophy be like mental masturbation?

What am I missing here? Lol.
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1/22/2011 6:48:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
All this hate towards masturbation.

Did I miss something?
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1/22/2011 7:03:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You probably aren't, but you underestimate the productive power of masturbation.

Here is another stupid analogy.

The internet is to real life as masturbation is to sex.

Fap, and fap violently for great justice. It makes your palms hairer, and thus more attractive to the opposite sex.
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1/22/2011 7:28:43 PM
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I thought this went well.....

"Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex" -- Karl Marx
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CosmicAlfonzo
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1/22/2011 7:39:50 PM
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At 1/22/2011 7:28:43 PM, annhasle wrote:
I thought this went well.....

"Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex" -- Karl Marx

*high five*
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1/22/2011 10:55:33 PM
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"Because you're not thinking about existence and being, you're not really thinking at all." -- Michael Tsarion
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1/23/2011 12:05:52 AM
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I agree with the OP!
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1/23/2011 5:43:25 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/22/2011 4:07:29 PM, innomen wrote:
By the way, a few years ago, i would have thought my earlier statement was sacrilege.

A complete reevaluation of life and how i am connected to the world. Without application to my life, yeah - it's just as the OP suggests. It's also an ego booster.
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1/23/2011 9:56:38 AM
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At 1/22/2011 10:55:33 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
"Because you're not thinking about existence and being, you're not really thinking at all." -- Michael Tsarion


Yeah, but based on the sh!t that Michael Tsarion pulls out of his @ss, I'd wager that he probably isn't really thinking either.

At 1/23/2011 12:19:01 AM, tigg13 wrote:
Does this mean that this site qualifies as intellectual porn?

Yeah, there is even a section for people with a "make fun of religious people who are philosophically dead" fetish section. Which is like, the equivalent of watching porn of a girl laughing at a guy with a 2 inch wiener who can't get it up.
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1/23/2011 10:01:37 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/23/2011 9:56:38 AM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 1/22/2011 10:55:33 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
"Because you're not thinking about existence and being, you're not really thinking at all." -- Michael Tsarion


Yeah, but based on the sh!t that Michael Tsarion pulls out of his @ss, I'd wager that he probably isn't really thinking either.

At 1/23/2011 12:19:01 AM, tigg13 wrote:
Does this mean that this site qualifies as intellectual porn?

Yeah, there is even a section for people with a "make fun of religious people who are philosophically dead" fetish section. Which is like, the equivalent of watching porn of a girl laughing at a guy with a 2 inch wiener who can't get it up.

lmfao
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1/23/2011 10:02:41 AM
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At 1/22/2011 4:01:40 PM, innomen wrote:
I'd agree with this, at least about 96% of the time. Some studies in ethics serve a higher purpose.

Do you know that philosophy fathered all sciences? Do you know what philosophy has done for society? Do you know what art has done for society? Good lord, how could you say such a thing XD
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1/23/2011 10:04:42 AM
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At 1/23/2011 10:02:41 AM, Vi_Veri wrote:
At 1/22/2011 4:01:40 PM, innomen wrote:
I'd agree with this, at least about 96% of the time. Some studies in ethics serve a higher purpose.

Do you know that philosophy fathered all sciences? Do you know what philosophy has done for society? Do you know what art has done for society? Good lord, how could you say such a thing XD

Do you know what masturbation has done for the mankind? How could you reject the OP?
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1/23/2011 10:19:04 AM
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At 1/23/2011 10:04:42 AM, Sangers wrote:

Do you know what masturbation has done for the mankind? How could you reject the OP?

lol, Not as much as sex has done for society ;)
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1/23/2011 10:26:14 AM
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At 1/23/2011 10:19:04 AM, Vi_Veri wrote:
At 1/23/2011 10:04:42 AM, Sangers wrote:

Do you know what masturbation has done for the mankind? How could you reject the OP?

lol, Not as much as sex has done for society ;)

"Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex" -- Karl Marx

xD
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1/23/2011 12:53:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/23/2011 10:02:41 AM, Vi_Veri wrote:
At 1/22/2011 4:01:40 PM, innomen wrote:
I'd agree with this, at least about 96% of the time. Some studies in ethics serve a higher purpose.

Do you know that philosophy fathered all sciences? Do you know what philosophy has done for society? Do you know what art has done for society? Good lord, how could you say such a thing XD

There is that 4%, but i stand by my conclusion. It's also fathered a lot of horrifying directions of man, but it's mostly for adolescents that are playing with their brain, and pseudo intellectuals living in ivory towers who are massaging their egos losing touch with common existence day by day.
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1/23/2011 1:03:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Or for fun?

I happen to be both a philosopher and an artist. There is nothing pretentious about what I do, I just find it to be entertaining. I don't take myself seriously. These things only tend to become negative and egotistical when taken too seriously.

Course, I enjoy it when other people are entertained by my thoughts and art.. There is little better you can do for another person than make them laugh, and take things a little less seriously.
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1/23/2011 1:07:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/23/2011 1:03:58 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Or for fun?

I happen to be both a philosopher and an artist. There is nothing pretentious about what I do, I just find it to be entertaining. I don't take myself seriously. These things only tend to become negative and egotistical when taken too seriously.

Course, I enjoy it when other people are entertained by my thoughts and art.. There is little better you can do for another person than make them laugh, and take things a little less seriously.

You fall in the adolescent category, although i do understand that perhaps should be a little broader in scope. Let's say beyond 26 years old; graduate students are in transition.
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1/26/2011 12:16:16 AM
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At 1/22/2011 6:14:54 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Masturbating is excellent and so is philosophy, so I suppose this is accurate.

This.