I hope I got this all down right
Submitted by Saint on Wed, 03/24/2004 - 9:07am. Beautiful
"I had a revelation."
"Oh, yeah?"
"Humanity is making itself psychotic."
"Uh, okay."
"I mean, the way we live is. All the tech and stuff. So far from our natural roots. Like, people with ADD make great hunters. [*] Once upon a time, they were desirable mates. Now they're medicated. And anxiety disorders? All those reactions that used to keep people alive are now embarrassing social problems. Hell, a panic attack is probably just the old inner primate looking out at the world and going, 'Holy fuck! What's all this about!' And people with reading disorders are treated like freaks, like stupid freaks, but the mind was never evolved to read, so why does it make someone stupid if they can't?"
"... You know I'd take this more seriously if you didn't have a computer in your bathroom, right?"

--Two guys talking in the food court at the mall. Farmington, NM.

* Insert here an explanation about how people with ADD are better able to pick out a creature against a backdrop (true, or just in this guy's mind? I've no way to tell), and about how sitting still and listening for hours on end was never much of a help in hunter/gatherer times. I can't recall more than the gist, so I dropped it out and only put in what I'm more sure of.
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Posted by Mike on Sat, 03/27/2004 - 2:53pm.
...There's a German author who wrote a book basically saying the same thing, that the whole human race is slowly going psychotic without really noticing it, but of course I can't recall his name or the name of the book or why I even know such a thing.

A computer in the bathroom is pretty weird though.
Posted by Saint on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 10:28am.
That's kinda sad, when a guy has a revelation, and doesn't even know it's already copyrighted material.

It's really the computer in the bathroom that amused me enough to jot it down for IP. How connected does a person have to be? I've only seen a computer in the bathroom once, and that was in a house being reconstructed, so the bathroom was roughly 10'x40' and included a desk, dresser, and a right big tool box as well.
Oh, here it is.
Posted by Mike on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 9:08am.
Wilhelm Reich was his name. Um, I've never read anything he wrote; why the heck is this weird little factoid in my head? Eh, whatever.
Posted by steff on Wed, 03/24/2004 - 9:21am.
remind me to tell you sometime about my "loners/night-owls as an evolutionary advantage" theory.

then again... nevermind. *grin*
Oh man
Posted by tim on Wed, 03/24/2004 - 11:33am.
don't let her tell you at 3 am......
hi steffypoo
: D
--" The torture never stops"--
Posted by daen on Wed, 03/24/2004 - 1:09pm.

steff, do you want to hurt him, or shall I?
(Heh. I think I got off easy with "daenykins". Which I always thought should be spelled "daennikins", but maybe that's just me.)

And now back to your regularly scheduled discussion of evolutionary advantage...
Pet names
Posted by steff on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 8:09am.
i can't seem to stop him... threaten to punish him, and - well, you can see where THAT gets me. *shrug* it could be worse, and i always reserve (and generally exercise) the right not to answer to such things. heh.

as for tim, he shall henceforth be known as "julio".
Posted by tim on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 10:42am.
your naughty latino cabana boy??
Aye mommy tu estas muy caliente!
--" The torture never stops"--
None of my business, but
Posted by Saint on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 4:00pm.
You do know you just said steff is in heat, right?
Posted by steff on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 12:03pm.
i have my reasons.
I think
Posted by tim on Thu, 03/25/2004 - 4:52am.
you should both hurt me.
while wearing heels......
but i digress
and spelling it "daennikins" reminds me of two things..
mannequins......which could lead to some very odd associations and yogurt...which could be even worse
; )
--" The torture never stops"--
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