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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

TAGGED

I have been tagged. This is a bit like being kissed by the capo, I suspect. It means I have to come up with 8 factoids about myself. I assume they must be true and I can't simply make them up as I go along. I then have to dig up eight other bloggers and inflict the same fate on them. That could be a problem. I am new to this and haven't cultivated 8 friends that I can afford to lose by subjecting them to suicide by public humiliation. Heck, I don't have that many in my regular life.

OK, here goes:

1. I listen to Rush Limbaugh. Regularly. He's entertaining, extraordinarily so, and not nearly the ogre he's made out to be. I am amazed at the number of false claims made about him (yes, I research them), the unbridled hatred many have for him, and the lengths that people will go to villify him. Only the unbiased can properly judge him or anyone else. None of us is unbiased.

2. I am hopeful about Obama's presidency. I think he has a chance to be a great president and fear that, if he isn't at least a good one, it will set the US back by decades.

3. I stink at golf but I still love to play. This is a mystery I may never solve.

4. I like to take things apart much more than I like to put them back together.

5. I am an abject coward... but a mean one. Do not back me into a corner.

6. I like sour/tart things much more than sweets. That often showed in the women I dated.

7. I am positive my wit is nowhere near as clever as I pretend it is.

8. After 62 years of life, 58 of them I am reasonably aware of, I have begun to realize I am much happier than I used to think.

I am not going to proofread this. If I did, I would change way too much.

And now for my victims... uh, taggees...


I am sorry, I cannot provide 8 people. I have not expanded my travels through the blogs enough to do so. I started to select some and then, when I reached four, I realized I cannot impose on them in good conscience until I get to know them better. That would be my 9th factoid: I am not good at this type of game.

15 comments:

IB said...

I like your understated humor. #6 cracked me up.

Have a good day

IB

Argentum Vulgaris said...

me too, douglas.

I just finished my second tagging within the hour, I declined to perpetuate the decimation of known friends. Although I have been around the blogosphere longer than you I don't have that many followers that i can afford to lose. We both managed to get our noses bloodied on the same day.

AV

Douglas said...

These games are fun but they also involve others involuntarily and that is a problem for me. While I might enjoy playing (and did, in fact, like putting out the 8 facts), someone I tagged might not be so willing though they may feel pressured to do so. And my over-active guilt complex would hound me because I would not know.

I am such a party-pooper.

Michael said...

The guy who party-poops is always fun to be. Be glad you aren't in our generation. Us teenagers do a lot of this stuff and I have done every kind of quizzy-gamey-facts-about-yourself things there are.

Michael.

P.S. Oh, and I love golf, bowling and snooker. I'm convinced they are all sports. Just because I don't sweat doesn't mean I'm not doing any exercise, not in the spirit of sport. So, hmph.

Douglas said...

I was very late, 2 hours, to my 19th birthday party. Stopped on my way to do some surfing (yup, I was once a surfer dude). My sister chews me out so I walk in and say, "Hi folks, everyone having a good time?"

I have sweated while playing snooker. Of course, it was because I did not have the $5 it looked like I was about to lose...

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Snooker is a serious sport, believe me, you sweat, and not for the aforementioned reason douglas, I don't gamble. I did once, but I explained that somewhere recently. Glof, I have bad memories of, simply because I did sweat. As a 12 year old I had to caddy for a friend of the family once on a stinking hot day, I sweated a whole 18 holes, hated the game ever since.

AV
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http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Argentum Vulgaris said...

LOL glof! Maybe I need proof reading. LOL


AV
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http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Douglas said...

I have heard it called much worse. You do know that Golf is simply Flog spelled backwards. Very appropriate. And, of course you noticed that Golf is a four letter word.

I never sweated when playing pool or snooker (unless I was losing). I found it relaxing and no strain, either mental or physical. But that was years ago, I haven't played seriously since I left the Navy in `69.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

I sweated, my father was a national level player in snooker and billiards, I would sweat under his critical eye whenever I approached the table.

Flog, LOL

AV
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Douglas said...

It wasn't the game that made you sweat, it was the Papa Pressure. I had that also but not at a pool table. My father did play. I picked up the game when I was fifteen. I'll get to that in my Snippet of Life series.

Douglas said...

Did NOT play... Sheesh, it's the keyboard's fault, honest.

Douglas said...

Did NOT play... Sheesh, it's the keyboard's fault, honest.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Snooker is a serious sport, believe me, you sweat, and not for the aforementioned reason douglas, I don't gamble. I did once, but I explained that somewhere recently. Glof, I have bad memories of, simply because I did sweat. As a 12 year old I had to caddy for a friend of the family once on a stinking hot day, I sweated a whole 18 holes, hated the game ever since.

AV
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Douglas said...

I have heard it called much worse. You do know that Golf is simply Flog spelled backwards. Very appropriate. And, of course you noticed that Golf is a four letter word.

I never sweated when playing pool or snooker (unless I was losing). I found it relaxing and no strain, either mental or physical. But that was years ago, I haven't played seriously since I left the Navy in `69.

IB said...

I like your understated humor. #6 cracked me up.

Have a good day

IB