The Despos Thread

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  1. George

    George Senior member

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    "The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity." - B
    You like poetry don't you?
     


  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    You like poetry don't you?

    What's not to like about the manly language of war and love?

    Beats Lacan.

    - B
     


  3. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    [​IMG]
    ^[​IMG] Could you explain?
    [​IMG] BEHOLD HIS MIGHTY HAND! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Those are some big pants.
    I always like this Despos number that was posted on AAAC a few years ago: [​IMG]
    Very nice. Thanks for finding this. Imo, shirt sleeves look a little long.
    Thanks for the call out Slew. I am the proud wearer of 20, give or take a few, Despos creations with several more being made up. I have given up posting photos of my clothing (and shoes) as the line between honest, well-informed critique and rancorous bile has been forever blurred on SF. I do, however, think the world of Chris and consider him a friend who also happens to be my tailor. I am indeed lucky on both accounts.
    I'm jealous. And I agree with every word you posted, except for, "forever" (emphasis added above). There is progress, and there is decline. You would benefit many by working for progress. (I say this to dopey and RJman if you're listening too!)
    And I have the feeling, some of the threads here on SF resemble “Lord of the Flies” island.
    I agree, and it is sad. But is it really new? When I first discovered internet forums a few years ago, I thought Ask Andy was middle of the road, the London Lounge flew the highest, and Style Forum had the widest range. It was also like the Wild West. Iow, three years ago, SF was already full of some pretty rude and crude characters. But there were also a lot of very kind, knowledgeable people, and they tended to win the battles, with the help of some supporters who wielded a bit of rudeness and crudeness in their favor. What has really happened imo, is that people like the three above, and A Harris, Manton, iammatt, etc., have left (for the most part). In sum, if the tone of SF has really changed, I don't credit this to the presence of new jerks, so much as to the absence of the old paragons.
    This suit was made for me by a Mystery Bespoke Chicago/Dallas Tailor (or MBC/DT, for short). I will not be revealing his name, however as I don't think that such things are appropriate on such a public website. It is my only MBC/DT creation to this point although I hope to commission many other things in the future. [​IMG] [​IMG] Let me also weigh in on the fact that Despos (who may, or may not have any relationship to the MBC/DT) is a GMF.
    Excellent. Thank you so much for posting it.
    The severe lack of Despos pics out there indicates that Despos' clientele is way too busy running the world to fuck around posting pics of their new patch pocket 3Bs in a totally kewl bolt of cloth from the Unfunded Liabilities thread.
    Would it be possible and proper to post pics of these people? Iow, do we know who they are and would they/Chris mind?
    There are actually quite a few Despos pics, just not recently...
    Can you lead us to them?
     


  4. George

    George Senior member

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    What's not to like about the manly language of war and love? Beats Lacan. - B
    I've been out all day and I'm slightly pissed on Jameson's, so, Yeats seems appropriate. Expect my posts to be more lucid than normal. I apologise for this in advance. Lacan? He makes Derrida read like Dr Seuss.
     


  5. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What's not to like about the manly language of war and love?

    Here is the poem in it’s entirety:

     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I quoted that bit of Yeats because of two reasons. One is obvious: it can easily serve as a motto of nostalgic Internet harrumphing.

    Gold star for guessing the other reason, though.

    - B
     


  7. George

    George Senior member

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    ^[​IMG] Could you explain? [​IMG] Those are some big pants. Very nice. Thanks for finding this. Imo, shirt sleeves look a little long. I'm jealous. And I agree with every word you posted, except for, "forever" (emphasis added above). There is progress, and there is decline. You would benefit many by working for progress. (I say this to dopey and RJman if you're listening too!) I agree, and it is sad. But is it really new? When I first discovered internet forums a few years ago, I thought Ask Andy was middle of the road, the London Lounge flew the highest, and Style Forum had the widest range. It was also like the Wild West. Iow, three years ago, SF was already full of some pretty rude and crude characters. But there were also a lot of very kind, knowledgeable people, and they tended to win the battles, with the help of some supporters who wielded a bit of rudeness and crudeness in their favor. What has really happened imo, is that people like the three above, and A Harris, Manton, iammatt, etc., have left (for the most part). In sum, if the tone of SF has really changed, I don't credit this to the presence of new jerks, so much as to the absence of the old paragons. Excellent. Thank you so much for posting it. Would it be possible and proper to post pics of these people? Iow, do we know who they are and would they/Chris mind? Can you lead us to them?
    [​IMG]
     


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    Here is the poem in it's entirety:

    Thank you.

    - B
     


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    Gold star for guessing the other reason, though.

    - B


    It's a great summing-up of the current Republican Party?
    And what happened to the crisp fivers as rewards?
     


  10. TheTukker

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    Damn. That's almost a dopey-level sentence.

    Well done.


    - B


    Very kind of you; much appreciated!
     


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    ^[​IMG] Could you explain?

    Despos knows. [​IMG]
     


  12. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ... Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand...
    Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) Christ Has No Body Christ has no body but your body, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, Yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours. Yes, aportnoy, RJman, dopey, Manton, iammatt, etc., she's talking to you. A Harris already knows.
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    I think I understood this the first time it was posted, but I don't this time. I want to...
     


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    It's the weekend and nobody has been able to stay even remotely on topic, so let's keep the tangents interesting. Is the photo below the greatest collection of tail in the past 30 years? If you're brave enough to disagree, then explain thyself. Otherwise, sit back and respect Lagerfeld's unimpeachable pimpitude. [​IMG]
     


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    I personally found the 3 breasted woman in the bar scene in Star Wars to be an interesting and unique look. I'm not sure I like the 6x1 double breasted. It's just too busy for me.
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    It's the weekend and nobody has been able to stay even remotely on topic, so let's keep the tangents interesting. Is the photo below the greatest collection of tail in the past 30 years? If you're brave enough to disagree, then explain thyself. Otherwise, sit back and respect Lagerfeld's unimpeachable pimpitude.

    Sorry Bull - Gianni trumps Karl.
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