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Apartment foo-nishing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. jacket

    jacket Well-Known Member

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    plot twist VC and SH are the same person
     
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  2. acidboy

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    this thread :fonz: solid as wood!
     
  3. Fang66

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    It could be that they know how to make desserts that don't taste like mashed rice and bean powder all swirled in a mixture of sugar and congealed toe jam.
     
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  4. Manton

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    Agree with foo that Rawls sucks.
     
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    +1. I've been waiting for another one of these for a while now.
     
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    Is Vernon no longer with us? :(
     
  7. vernonclark

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    Rawls 'sucks' now? Being generous as usual, I take it that this assessment means something because it is coming from an intellectual heavyweight...Although I suspect it is just one of StephenHero's lackeys.

    Anyways, most people are finding fault with Nagel nowadays not so much Rawls. I don't like reading some people so it may be a matter of intellectual temperament.
     
  8. Manton

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    I am proud to self-identify as a StephenHero lacky and, yes, Rawls sucks. Allan Bloom's takedown remains dispostive, but if one needs more, there is ample scholarship on Rawls, Dewey and other Progressives coming out of the Claremont school.
     
  9. mordecai

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    I don't mind shag.
     
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    One of my favorite lines from stage or screen is, "Hate you? I don't hate you. I nothing you."

    I am a digital solipsist. None of you people actually exist. You are all just electrons dancing for my amusement. How could I possible get mad at you? To be mad at you would be to be mad at myself.



    Now you're just trolling.



    You would. But without Rawls, there would be no Nozick. Did you ever think of that?
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    feature, not a bug
     
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    I think it is intrinsically terrible but I have a sentimental fondness for it because it was floor covering of choice of 1970s California, which I consider to be the perfect marriage of time and place.
     
  13. mafoofan

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    Okay, if you really want to get into it.

    The reason why Rawls is terrible is not simply because I don't like his conclusions, or anything so juvenile. It's because his primary premise essentially assumes his main conclusion. His "original position" methodology falsely presumes that any competent person, thinking rationally, will be equally concerned about winding up gifted versus ungifted in a hypothetical society, all outcomes being equally probable. This is a mistake because it assumes a specific egalitarian moral psychology. Suppose an individual who would rather suffer or die than live in a world where the gifted are not given the full resources of society to make the most use of their gifts, even if at the detriment of the ungifted. Is that irrational? No, it simply does not assume that all individuals are fundamentally equal in any meaningful way or care to be. Rawls or his acolytes would no doubt counter that such an individual is not "rational," but in doing so, they would only further reveal that their conclusions are embedded within their assumptions.
     
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    That's part of it for me too. But the messy, ugly quality of shag/flotaki can be a nice contrast with clean surroundings.
     
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  15. itsstillmatt

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    My place had orange shag and a rattan lamp in one room when we bought it.
     
  16. Manton

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    alternating pale yellow, lime green and white is the ideal shag
     
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    You should have kept it as archeological contrast, like the parts of Michaelangelo's Last Judgment that were left uncleaned.
     
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    At that point in my life I don't think I understood it well enough.
     
  19. erictheobscure

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    I have a small-ish shag rug in my apartment.

    Yes, it ties the room together and I pee on it.
     
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  20. Manton

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    shag rug is half assed, needs to be wall to wall
     
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