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Give up the yoga and start writing diaries! Or then become schizoid - lightness and grace by day, invectivated by night!

Or combine the two in 'Rude Yoga' - a little known branch of the meditative and flexible art founded by Arthur 'Punch-up' Singh in 1927. "I don't have 19th century bicycle pumps in my classes - inspire or expire, you wheezer!"

More please...

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:10:12 PM EST
I think this diary allows me to enunciate the "law of conservation of ETness", basically when I am less active on ET, Barbara hates it less and so contributes more, keeping traffic constant and increasing the quality and diversity of the content.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:14:25 PM EST
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Do you have an equation for that, oh Mastermind? ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:26:46 PM EST
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Nope, it's just hand-waving.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:27:41 PM EST
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LOL - or, for the Pners, an excellent pun on the essentially prestigital nature of mathematical esoterica.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:41:43 PM EST
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It has been hand-waving ever since!

The Fates are kind.
by Gaianne on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 09:05:50 PM EST
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So how do we change this zero-sum game into a win-win one?
You're in the land of freedom and opportunity, after all!

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:28:14 PM EST
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There is room for improvement, I think, through comparative advantage.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:30:18 PM EST
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It is certainly a more easily attainable configuration.

The Fates are kind.
by Gaianne on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 09:08:54 PM EST
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Hmmm... I don't think he is on ET any less... it's my desperate try to be a good girlfriend and share the interests of my "bloke". No need for coming up with a formula for anything.

"...increasing the quality and diversity of the content."

Do you really mean it or is this a provocation? Don't forget you're sitting only a few meters away...


"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon

by Barbara on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:34:07 PM EST
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If you don't believe me about the quality we could take a poll...

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:36:23 PM EST
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I am seeing this scene in my mind's eye right now. Luckily the small one is asleep already

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 07:03:30 PM EST
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That was brilliant, Sven :D. (May I send you a flyer for Rude Yoga for your evaluation? Maybe it could be called Survival yoga... anything but doughnuts, right? LOL) In spite of being a yoga teacher, I don't hug trees and I do have a sarcastic streak, as is obvious here (not the most PC diary I have written, I guess). But I only reveal it to those that can handle it, you see. I spare my students my sarcasm as I already make them suffer enough forcing them to do splits in the air. Expiration in some cases becomes a real possibility.

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon
by Barbara on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:27:20 PM EST
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I am always happy to offer my advice whether accepted or not. I just thought I had offended you with my last private comment on the semiotic implications of 'behinds'.

But this wonderful and funny diary convinces me that yoga has much more joy than I thought.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 06:52:09 PM EST
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You did? I wasn't offended, I found it quite funny and had to agree with you. I deleted the "behind" and I think it's better that way, too. Thanks again for taking a look! And spending your time on it.

There is a lot of joy in yoga, why do you think I'd be doing it? :) It makes you feel good, better than just ordinary exercise. And if you're not compelled to get down on the mat right away, maybe this guy will convince you... (hope you have sound')

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon

by Barbara on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 07:03:23 PM EST
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Well, nutters always make me laugh. With, not at.

I was just arguing with Colman about defintiions/categorizations, and the fact that without misunderstandings there is no laughter. We laugh at how puny we are in this cosmos.

It wasn't a very good argument on my side, and predictably the anally retentive brigade were on me like hyenas round a wounded wildebeest. But I am a big boy, and Jérôme slips me the odd backhander for provoking comment and traffic.  I'm a wrestler in a boxing match.

But give me a good feeling any day, over the aesthetic of an equation. We are who we are. We have to love with it.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 07:19:59 PM EST
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this is shaping up to be the funniest blog-duo act i have ever found in yonks...

ladies and gentlemen...may i present....

the internationally infamous answer to lucy and ricardo....

trumpets, with spanish flourish...

the barbara-migeru show!!!!!!

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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 11:53:34 AM EST
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