Started by sillydog, April 06, 2008, 05:15:35 PM
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Quote from: mikemcc on August 04, 2008, 08:10:20 AMHmmm... I wonder if there are others here who are English teachers or professional writers/editors. I'm an English professor -- mostly tech writing and freshman and advanced comp, with some lit every few semesters. Ya know, the funny thing is that many of my students seem to think English professors are the only people who are worried about grammar and mechanics and that "normal" people just don't care.
Quote from: Spikegirl on August 04, 2008, 07:44:00 PM I got a copy of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style to read just for kicks. Maybe that makes me a little weird.
Quote from: EvB on August 04, 2008, 07:57:37 PMNo - it just makes you a geek - which means you're in good company.
Quote from: Spikegirl on August 04, 2008, 07:44:00 PMI got a copy of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style to read just for kicks. Maybe that makes me a little weird.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on August 03, 2008, 09:40:19 PMWhile Noory traded Elements of Style for Elements of Suck, performing a strange, bastard alchemy.
Quote from: sillydog on August 07, 2008, 01:04:28 AMThere was something going around shortly after Ramona's death where someone did reverse-speech on that show he did where he annouced that he was getting remarried. It was damn creepy, and not flattering, but the subconscious is like that. I don't think DJO did it, but I suppose the implication is that he was invovled somehow.
Quote from: Spikegirl on August 07, 2008, 10:43:52 AMThat having been said, I listen to Art (or listened) because of his on air talent. I wasn't listening to him because of his values or the way he lived his life. When I go to a mechanic or the doctor, I don't ask them how they have lived their lives or what skeletons they may have in their closets. I go because they are good at what they do, and I need the service they provide. People will just say shit because they have an axe to grind.
Quote from: EvB on August 07, 2008, 02:20:48 PMOH ABSOLUTELY! I never meant to suggest that any of that crap meant anything to me other than "people will say anything - particularly when they can remain anonymous"
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 12, 2008, 10:11:32 PMhaha... boy, thank god i understand what you're saying here.
Quote from: Dixie Butcher on August 24, 2008, 11:51:40 PMProud to say I'm with Michael on this. Ian is brilliant - he's one of those people who I wonder about. I wonder just how they manage to do so much stuff and also know so much stuff. Ian knows so much shit that it doesn't seem possible that there's even enough time to read that much. I also love the fact the he actually reads at least part of his guest's books, and tries to read the whole thing whenever possible. And he used to do that when he was doing the show every night, too. Amazing. Because at that time, he also had a 4 hour radio show before he did the Coast show and he was full time student working on his Theology masters degree. Unreal.
Quote from: Dixie Butcher on August 25, 2008, 03:30:41 AMI have a feeling I'd get along great with Ian, too - except that he'd have a serious problem with my hatefulness toward George. He has no respect for people who go on message boards and trash Noory - or he's said something close to that, at least. But still --he's gotta know how much George blows. He's waaaaaaaaaay too smart not to notice.
QuoteA friend of mine used to work with Ian (not directly, but they'd pass in the hallway and converse a bit...) and said he's an awesome guy. He's now the PD of public radio out of Atlanta - so he's not some nobody either. Another guy my husband knows used to be PD at our local Clear Channel station, and he also vouched for Ian. He said "He's the real deal."
Quote from: EvB on August 25, 2008, 03:35:59 AMYeah - I'd hate it if he knew i did this. Stinky coward that I am.
Quote from: EvB on August 25, 2008, 03:35:59 AMYeah - I'd hate it if he knew i did this. Stinky coward that I am. PD = Program Director?
Quotein that in order to feel that God is in control it is somehow important to neutralize conspiracy theories.
QuoteI don't mean to simplify the issue or anyone's belief system - believe what you want - but when Ian Punnett tries to tell me that the Rand corporation and super-crunching computers are running the world and not a shadowy cabal of shape-shifting lizards ruled by my very own Queen, i am a little skeptical.
Quotehow about this - Art was the perfect host, a bit of skepticism mixed with just the right amount of belief. but what we have with Ian and George is an open mouthed, gawping, idiot believer, and a linear, dare i say it sensible counterpart, neither of whom match up to Art Bell's brilliance.So i suppose i'm pining. Pining for a lost era, for a deep sigh or a chuckle in my ear at night that says the world's a messed up, tragic place folks, but is it so bad that we cant still have some fun in it?[tears well in poster's eye]
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on August 27, 2008, 09:10:52 AMi always thought he looked like jonathan frakes.