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Inb4 joaks about being philosophical about the length of the wait.
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Inb4 joaks about being philosophical about the length of the wait.

Me and my friends actually talked about this...shog[1].gif
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is the philosophy event the draw or is the line the draw? did people talk about philosophy while on line? if so, should they just have a line and no event?
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I really just went to catch up with my old friends, which happened so the night was a success.
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Of all of the problems that I expect for a big metropolitan area like NYC .... a coyote problem was pretty much on the "not even going to consider it" list. But alas.
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I can't wait until one takes down a jogger. Catching a roadrunner will make him the king of all coyotes.
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I had a very nice NY experience last week - a friend took me on an hour tour of his club's art collection, which is really great.

Very cool. Highlights?

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I am really into philosophy and I can't imagine why anyone would even go to that thing, much less wait in line.

Free coffee?

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Of all of the problems that I expect for a big metropolitan area like NYC .... a coyote problem was pretty much on the "not even going to consider it" list. But alas.

Coyotes have been in Central Park for years. You may have even seen one and thought is was a loose dog. They are very canny and adaptable, much smarter than in the cartoons.
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Very cool. Highlights?
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Overwhelmingly American Masters (there is some more modern work (not counting special exhibitions) but 19th Century American predominates). I recall in particular some small Kensett's and a tiny Frederic Church (and a much larger Durand) , but also a large Vedder. My favorite was a Winslow Homer watercolor. Not so much because it was so great, though it was beautiful. But because it was covered with a red velvet curtain suspended on a brass rod. We walked over to it, he pulled back the curtain, we looked at it and he then replaced the curtain. I mentioned it to my daughter that evening who said , "oh, yeah, like the painting of My Last Duchess in Browning's poem." I had no idea what she was talking about, so she showed it to me. That made me immensely happy.
In any event, the place was overwhelming and it is not possible to get a good sense of what is there on a quick, post-lunch tour. I doubt most of the members even know unless they are particularly interested and take the time to look around or read about it.
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I've read more about this philosophy thing. Doesn't sound like a philosophy thing at all, just a bunch of hipsters of all ages + some crappy "avant garde" artists.
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I mentioned it to my daughter that evening who said , "oh, yeah, like the painting of My Last Duchess in Browning's poem." I had no idea what she was talking about, so she showed it to me. That made me immensely happy.
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I spoke at a conference in the city on Friday and was up from Thurs-Sunday. Saturday afternoon was absolutely beautiful.
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you don't call, you don't write
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you don't call, you don't write

I only had 3 hours of free time, and that was unplanned--couldn't take it anymore and bailed out on the Saturday afternoon "activity". Next time I'm up to socialize I will let you guys know. smile.gif
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I mentioned it to my daughter that evening who said , "oh, yeah, like the painting of My Last Duchess in Browning's poem." I had no idea what she was talking about, so she showed it to me. That made me immensely happy.
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So she takes after your wife, biggrin.gif
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is the philosophy event the draw or is the line the draw?

 

Chycks dig filosofikal bros.

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