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post #101986 of 109053
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post
 

Buying watches off ebay - bad idea?

 

Guy is selling a Junghans I've wanted for a while about $750 below retail. Looks to be in perfect condition.

I think the most expensive thing I've bought on ebay was about $300. This is about 1200.

Is there any thing I should no in regards to bigger purchases or watches specifically through ebay or is it all the same process (check sellers history, feedback, cross search images etc)?


The go to advice is "buy the seller, not the watch"

Do your research and establish credibility before you make the purchase. The watch may look legit, but the movement could be different or have different parts in it.

post #101987 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post


Okay, this is going to sound really dumb, but I can't find how to get to the goodyear welted last. I can only find the cemented last. Where is the goodyear welted option?


Contact customer service thru the website and they will help you out. They aren't officially up on the site as they are MTO  I believe.

post #101988 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
What is hilarious is that he seems to talk about pornography like a superego commanding you to enjoy, the perverse paradox of the superego being here fully revealed, rather than obscured by the usual appeal to morality: the more you follow it's diktat, the more guilty and unfulfilled you feel.

I suppose that this is where this lost me.  That analysis just didn't ring true to me.

post #101989 of 109053
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

David Foster Wallace's essay on attending the AVN awards/convention is, like everything he writes IMHO, really worth reading. It begins: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine confirms it: Each year, between one and two dozen adult US males are admitted to ERs after having castrated themselves. With kitchen tools, usually, sometimes wire cutters. In answer to the most obvious question, surviving patients most often report that their sexual urges had become a source of intolerable conflict and anxiety. The desire for perfect release and the real-world impossibility of the perfect, whenever-you-want-it release had together produced a tension they could no longer stand

It is to the 30+ testosteronically afflicted males whose cases have been documented in the past two years that your correspondents wish to dedicate this article. And to those tormented souls considering autocastration in 1998, we wish to say: "Stop! Stay your hand! Hold off with those kitchen utensils and/or wire cutters!" Because we believe we may have found an alternative.

 

Got a link?

post #101990 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I suppose that this is where this lost me.  That analysis just didn't ring true to me.

Probably because the analysis builds on an extremely outdated and unsupported "model" of human psychology (sorry Fuuma).

Edit: Didnt actually read, just saw the mention of superego. I guess it might make sense if used in a very metaphoric way...
post #101991 of 109053
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

David Foster Wallace's essay on attending the AVN awards/convention is, like everything he writes IMHO, really worth reading. It begins:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine confirms it: Each year, between one and two dozen adult US males are admitted to ERs after having castrated themselves. With kitchen tools, usually, sometimes wire cutters. In answer to the most obvious question, surviving patients most often report that their sexual urges had become a source of intolerable conflict and anxiety. The desire for perfect release and the real-world impossibility of the perfect, whenever-you-want-it release had together produced a tension they could no longer stand

It is to the 30+ testosteronically afflicted males whose cases have been documented in the past two years that your correspondents wish to dedicate this article. And to those tormented souls considering autocastration in 1998, we wish to say: "Stop! Stay your hand! Hold off with those kitchen utensils and/or wire cutters!" Because we believe we may have found an alternative.

Yeah I really like that essay and it's not like I've read a lot of DFW.

This is also pertinent.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=2Yj6s1sjelgC&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61&dq=Sacrificial+Mutilation+and+the+Severed+Ear+of+Vincent+Van+Gogh&source=bl&ots=hg7O_K74bM&sig=rm4V1dXJSH-UKE5VUN3P0Y4kcWM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qxplVMm5Nuj-sAS_xIHAAw&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Sacrificial%20Mutilation%20and%20the%20Severed%20Ear%20of%20Vincent%20Van%20Gogh&f=false
post #101992 of 109053
flying lotus was one of the most amazing gigs i've ever been to. mid way through his set i suddenly realised that the guy who owns his record label rents my apartment from me, that very morning we'd been discussing cracked bathroom tiles
post #101993 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Superb0bo View Post

Probably because the analysis builds on an extremely outdated and unsupported "model" of human psychology (sorry Fuuma).

Edit: Didnt actually read, just saw the mention of superego. I guess it might make sense if used in a very metaphoric way...

I'll always pick psychoanalysis over psychology, just see it as philosophy if you don't like it as a science, I don't care.
post #101994 of 109053
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

hadn welted interesting,

Arent most shoes cemented in some form or another?

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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

So cemented is different than glued? And is handwelted a plus? Yea, even if the quality was subpar (which I heard it isn't), they're such a great price and look excellent

Cemented = glued
GY welted = the welt is essentially cemented (what they call gemmed) to the insole, and then the outsole is stitched to the welt.
Handwelted = the welt is actually stitched to the insole, and the outsle is stitched to the welt. the integrity of the shoe is not reliant upon glue/cement, it's reliant upon stitching.

The "handstitched Goodyear" they show are handwelted. If done correctly it is the most robust method to make a shoe.
post #101995 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Got a link?

http://social.rollins.edu/wpsites/sexwarandplague/files/2012/07/DF-Wallace-Big-Red-Son.pdf
post #101996 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

To get back to fashion talk, I'm on my way towards a "minimalist" wardrobe. I don't mean minimalist by regular people standards, but by fashion people standards. I'm paring down my wardrobe to keep a couple pieces that I really like. I'm especially narrowing it down in terms of shirts and pants - I have three pairs of "everyday" pants, two jeans and some wool stretch pants, and my entire t-shirt drawer is full of two types of American Apparel t-shirts I like. I enjoy just wearing comfortable clothes and then "dressing it up" with a jacket and boots. I've worn the exact same thing days in a row, only changing out the boots, and it feels kinda cool.

 

I'm always trying to achieve this. We could probably even have a separate thread for the concept, though I'd worry it might ultimately just devolve into those lists of "essentials" that everyone needs to own (4 white dress shirts!). But if that didn't happen, I think it would be really cool to discuss different takes on what the barebones wardrobe is for different people. Assuming that included photos and not just a list of items.

 

I like the idea of having a basic uniform but a few nice pieces that pair with that basic uniform that are then rotated through. For me though I always come back to the fact that I generally have to wear a suit at least once or twice a week, sometimes on consecutive days. So right there that means that while I don't need two pairs of dress shoes, I probably should have more than one so that I'm not wearing the same dress shoes two days in a row. And it only gets worse from there. I actually enjoy wearing suits now and then, but it makes the whole minimalist wardrobe thing less and less approachable.

 

If I were back in college, I think I could survive on a pair of jeans, a pair of chinos, GATs, and Uniqlo Ts, with 2 or 3 nice knits to rotate through. And a blue OCBD. I think I could live on that.

post #101997 of 109053
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post
 

 

 

edit: @Ivwri I hope you don't mind I posted this

this forever holy shit

post #101998 of 109053
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

 

I'm always trying to achieve this. We could probably even have a separate thread for the concept, though I'd worry it might ultimately just devolve into those lists of "essentials" that everyone needs to own (4 white dress shirts!). But if that didn't happen, I think it would be really cool to discuss different takes on what the barebones wardrobe is for different people. Assuming that included photos and not just a list of items.

 

I like the idea of having a basic uniform but a few nice pieces that pair with that basic uniform that are then rotated through. For me though I always come back to the fact that I generally have to wear a suit at least once or twice a week, sometimes on consecutive days. So right there that means that while I don't need two pairs of dress shoes, I probably should have more than one so that I'm not wearing the same dress shoes two days in a row. And it only gets worse from there. I actually enjoy wearing suits now and then, but it makes the whole minimalist wardrobe thing less and less approachable.

 

If I were back in college, I think I could survive on a pair of jeans, a pair of chinos, GATs, and Uniqlo Ts, with 2 or 3 nice knits to rotate through. And a blue OCBD. I think I could live on that.

 

 

This post is extremely Southern-California-climate-centric and offends me deeply.  Please edit your post to precede it with a trigger warning for those that may not live in such a priviledged, stable ecosystem.

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I need weatherism, because

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Because it gets dark at 3:30 pm.
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