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    Along the lines of fashion, marketing, FOMO and all the related trend topics, I saw this posted earlier today on reddit:

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    well, is there???
    I don't think I want to know.
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    Well now I have to buy some Nick Stewart Randall Blue Black. £15 plus shipping from the UK for a 50 ml bottle, and it comes with a complementary piece of original art! How's that for marketing genius?

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    Bloodshot Eyes Red sold in airline/nip bottles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Along the lines of fashion, marketing, FOMO and all the related trend topics, I saw this posted earlier today on reddit:

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    well, is there???
    I don't think I want to know.
    More like, you don't want the rest of us to know what you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Along the lines of fashion, marketing, FOMO and all the related trend topics, I saw this posted earlier today on reddit:

    Attachment 80569
    well, is there???
    I don't think I want to know.
    More like, you don't want the rest of us to know what you know
    What? That doesn't even make any sense.
    Last edited by calamus; October 13th, 2023 at 12:35 PM.
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    Along the lines of fashion, marketing, FOMO and all the related trend topics, I saw this posted earlier today on reddit:

    Attachment 80569
    well, is there???
    I don't think I want to know.
    More like, you don't want the rest of us to know what you know
    What? That doesn't even make any sense.
    my attempt at a joke with a friend...



    much madness is divinest sense
    to a discerning eye

    much sense
    the starkest madness

    'tis the majority in this, as all,
    prevails

    assent
    and you are sane

    demur
    you're straitway dangerous
    and handled with a chain

    (with apologies to ED)

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    Along the lines of fashion, marketing, FOMO and all the related trend topics, I saw this posted earlier today on reddit:

    Attachment 80569
    well, is there???
    I don't think I want to know.
    More like, you don't want the rest of us to know what you know
    What? That doesn't even make any sense.
    my attempt at a joke with a friend...
    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    A question, especially for the ink people among us. Do you buy an ink color or an ink fantasy?
    Ha! I think I buy an ink color. But who knows, maybe the fantasy influences my buying decisions subconsciously. How would I know? That said, I don't really buy special editions, and when it comes to Japanese inks (of which I have quite a few), I mostly have no idea what the name means anyway.

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    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    All's well that ends well...
    Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur. — Horace
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
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    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    All's well that ends well...
    That's a fallacy...

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    M: I came here for a good argument.
    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
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    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    All's well that ends well...
    That's a fallacy...
    I thought it was a work by William Shakespeare…
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    All's well that ends well...
    That's a fallacy...
    I thought it was a work by William Shakespeare…
    William Shakespeare is a fallacy, too.

    Typos courtesy of Samsung Auto-Incorrect™
    M: I came here for a good argument.
    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    All's well that ends well...
    That's a fallacy...
    I thought it was a work by William Shakespeare…
    William Shakespeare is a fallacy, too.
    No more than you, yourself. Or I.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    All's well that ends well...
    That's a fallacy...
    I thought it was a work by William Shakespeare…
    William Shakespeare is a fallacy, too.
    No more than you, yourself. Or I.
    Cogito ergo sum

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    Default Re: Buying Color or Buying Fantasy?

    Life is too short to only use blue, black, and blue/black inks exclusively.
    Life is too confusing with too many choices to have to sit down and figure out what ink I want to use too! Sometimes a rut is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
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    Friend received msg loud and clear, three time zones away from home. All good!
    All's well that ends well...
    That's a fallacy...
    I thought it was a work by William Shakespeare…
    William Shakespeare is a fallacy, too.
    No more than you, yourself. Or I.
    Cogito ergo sum
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum...

    Typos courtesy of Samsung Auto-Incorrect™
    M: I came here for a good argument.
    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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    Grafitto in a restroom stall, University of Pennsylvania, c. 1965:

    I stink, therefore I am.
    Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur. — Horace
    (What are you laughing at? Just change the name and the joke’s on you.)

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    So satisfying to have authored a thread now pursuing such lines of deep philosophical inquiry. Will surely have to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    So satisfying to have authored a thread now pursuing such lines of deep philosophical inquiry. Will surely have to do it again.
    Will you be putting this on your CV?



    Typos courtesy of Samsung Auto-Incorrect™
    M: I came here for a good argument.
    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    So satisfying to have authored a thread now pursuing such lines of deep philosophical inquiry. Will surely have to do it again.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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