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Apartment foo-nishing

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

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Senior member

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    I'm talking about rugs. Wall to wall is almost always an abomination. With Matt's stuff it might be good though.
     
  2. lefty

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    Shags/flokatis instantly class the joint up. Cheap as hell and I've never seen one fail.

    Leather shags are my new love.

    lefty
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    this is like saying "Buffalo wings are OK but that blue cheese dip is terrible." Are you in or out? Make up your mind.
     
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  4. itsstillmatt

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    We had a leather shag in my house growing up.
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    And look how you turned out.

    lefty
     
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  6. vernonclark

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    There are few knockdown arguments in philosophy....Dispostive[sic] in your own world...

    The criticisms of Rawls are not rubbish, but Rawls is more than that one book. Oh and you think Dewey and Rawls can be thrown in the same boat? Interesting Professor, do tell me more.

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    He would rather suffer than live without suffering in a world where the gifted are not given full resources to make use of their gifts? That does sound decidedly irrational though. What is "gifted" anyways and why does one need to give the gifted full resources--they shouldn't be hindered but they need not be subsidized considering that they are already "gifted".

    Anyways, you cannot evaluate a thinker by what he said wrong or right---For instance, Aristotle thought women have a different number of teeth than men! A simple check of his wife's mouth would have been sufficient to correct him. But he didn't care, and today, we know it's false. Does that refute any of his teachings about logic or where his works led other thinkers or your own intellectual development? I don't see why it should.
     
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  7. mordecai

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    Your analogy is a real argument I had with my wife a few weeks ago.
     
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  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    dismissals of what Machiavelli termed "the false opinions" can indeed be dispositve. Assertions of higher truth beyond the sensory are where things get tricky.

    Yes, Dewey and Rawls come from the same branch of the Hegelian tree.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

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    Vacation brain?
     
  10. mafoofan

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    We can get more into the details of my critique if you like, but everyone else, save Manton, hates it when philosophical argument takes over a thread. I was using "gifted" and "ungifted" to capture the spectrum of individuals born with varying levels of talent and ability. The point is, it is not irrational to take an "all or nothing" position: "I'd rather be born untalented in a world that prioritizes the exercise of talent than be born talented in a world that marginalizes talent, since to me, talent is everything." Rawls's arguments are fundamentally driven by assumptions about people's value systems. He decides a priori which ones are "rational," when rationality has got nothing to do with it.
    Aristotle would be a terrible philosopher as well if his main contribution to philosophy was identifying the number of teeth in people's mouths. I judge Rawls harshly because his central argument itself is bad.
     
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  11. lefty

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    True flokati story time.

    A couple of years ago a friend brings his new girlfriend over to our place for a cocktail party. She's a 26-year-old Brazilian model. 5'10" mostly leg. Miniskirt.

    At that time we had a large whole flokati in our living room. She spies it, squeals, drops down onto her back and proceeds to roll back and forth saying how much she loves shag rugs. Like Teri Garr in Young Frankenstein. My wife leans over to me and says, "shall we just serve the canapes on her?

    I've never seen a shag rug fail to deliver.

    lefty
     
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  12. mordecai

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    No way. No way did your wife say "shall"
     
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  13. Piobaire

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    Growing up my "rich" friend had wall to wall shag in most of their split level ranch house. I can remember his two sisters caring for the shag every Saturday. One would vacuum while the other came behind with a thing they called a "carpet rake" to make the shag look just so to their mother's approval.
     
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  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What would Marty McFly do?
     
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    What the fuck happened in here?
     
  16. mordecai

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    It was before so I guess I should have called her my fiance. We ordered wings at a pub we walk to sometimes and she discovered that I like wings but not the dip. Genevieve's reaction was like Manton's.


    Same thread, it's just a little lived in now.
     
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    I'm getting married today, 5:30 pm.
     
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