Nothing better than turning out the lights and falling asleep to some Tracy Chapman music. She’s really an underrated talent and This Time is an especially poignant song. Love the rhythm, the sound of the guitar, her singing voice, and her lyrics. This song is also great advice for young people in relationships. My favorite line is:
I’m gonna make you say that you love me first. And you’ll be the one with the most to lose tonight.
Never say “I love you” first. You lose so much power in a relationship that way.
It was in a lucid dream that I met her.
There is no need to say anything.
Just being together is enough.
Mauly G is a rapper. Dont be jealous of me though…
Dats my character match at its highest performance. Too bad Im looking at this too sexually….
King meLo said:
tracy chapman is OBSCENE. said:
You got a nice snatch
I want a ticket to your pussy
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get eat some pussy
Any place is better
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll eat some pussy
But me, myself, I got nothing to prove
and remember when we were eating…
eating pussy in your car…
and i uh i had the feeling that i…
and i uh i had the feeling that
i had a penis
i had a penis
My dream was not about Tracy.
It was something deeper in the human spirit.
Wheres Caffeine Withdrawls in Boston? Im in TX rn.
I don’t know
Do you think 115 is my verbal or full-scale? Is that like what you would expect on my Weschlers…?
Austin Slater said:
I’m the same guy. I just wanted a better username.
Thats honestly a solid troll right there…
When you coming to visit me in MA big dawg?
Pumpkin, what do you think of this paper I wrote (2016)
The person I know who is 170 said it reminded him of einstein.
He estimated my IQ as being 118. | not as hight are einstein – 200+
No one knows Einstein’s “IQ” so talk of it is irrelevant.
How do you know your person had a 170
I am not an expert pumpkin.
He told me and I have no reason to doubt him.
If you do not wish to read my paper just say so.
Considering it, my paper would make a great guest post if you do not mind PP.
I tried copying and pasting it from your link and then from your unpublished comment and in both cases the formatting got messed up. If you can post it as an article on your blog, I could copy and paste it from there.
I love Tracy Chapman too.
PS : I think the one who loves the more is happier. And the one who says « I love you » the more controls the relationship very soon. Most people can’t resist to be loved. It hyphenates the pair, upgrading and giving control to the least desirable on the market.
The Philosopher said:
Why wont you answer my question?
Why would i dignify such an insulting question with a response? Are you dumb?
“To those who have found true love, only to have had it slip away, there’s perhaps no song more powerful than The Promise by Tracy Chapman, about the eternal hope that one day you’ll be reunited with your soulmate.
I sometimes think only black people can produce music this powerful. The rest of humanity lost that ability tens of thousands of years ago, but blacks preserve it because they were the first to branch off the human evolutionary tree, as Rushton noted.”
Haha do you still believe this.
I believe blacks are better at rhythm music
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Classical music do you know??
Whites are probably better at classical music. Blacks better at rhythm music
PP is officially red pilled.
“Whites” or white”s” are probably better???? Probably???
King meLo said:
Pumpkin doesn’t realize that the Negroid Phenotype is relatively recent.
He also doesn’t realize that other races have that same musical ability (like Hispanics). It didn’t just disappear, blacks are just the best at it
Different personality profiles, social complexity, intelligence levels and culture nurture different music achievements. About music ability there are many: voice; composition, instrumental ability… Different styles require different criteria. About beauty, classical music is in the highest value. About rhythm, black artists has been the best of all. It’s dumb compare classical with rythym music. Apples and oranges.
Self redacted by myself said:
I love this music
So early 2000’s
King meLo said:
Early 2000’s rap was the worst era of rap. Well actually maybe the 80’s was. It’s close that’s for sure.
Even listening to old Lil Wayne is strange. It’s not bad but you can tell in the next 10 years it will be.
an idiot savant who isn't an idiot...very rare. said:
ellington’s compositions may’ve mostly been for a big band and there are no big bands today so monk may only beat ellington today because his compositions are for solos, trios, and whatever less than a big band.
chinamen run screaming [redacted by pp, may 19, 2020]
if “genetically superior” hawaii would be a lot better than it is.
afaik hawaii has nothing but tourism, sugar and coffee, cattle on the west big island.
monk is the battle of midway for the swank navy. the whole lot is sunk.
heidgger is the last philosopher. said:
monk makes you laugh and cry for the same reason.
laugh at “this guy is TOO good!”
cry at “this guy is TOO TOO good!”
in order to do it right you have to do it wrong. said:
monk was the derrida/heidegger of music in general. you can literally see it in his ridiculous dancing.
the real reason swank hates monk is that monk was 6’3″ when 6’3″ was like 6’5″ is today.
blazers win. said:
monk was such a(n at least passable) pianist that hawkins hired him…i learned this after swank challeged me to a dick off….because everyone loves Body and Soul…it’s “up there” with gigli’s nessun dorma and von karajan’s EMI wagner studio wagner.
both tatum and monk are encyclopedia people…oprah may not be…but bogie is…literally…
i have only two hard copy encyclopedias and one is from the 60s.
the early 80s one has entries on monk and tatum. short entries.
let’s be real…
tatum is the liberace of jazz.
and NOT 6’3″
and let’s be honest…hawkins’s Body and Soul is the ne plus ultra of jazz.
speaking of love and true love and soul mates and all that jazz... said:
1. it’s amazing how immature most old people are. like the people who think tracy chapman is a serious musician.
a. wisdom only comes with age, but…
b. age usually does NOT come with wisdom.
2. my YUGE gay jewish hero tobias schneebaum said something like, “i used to be neurotic about how i was physically unattractive, but now i see that being physically unattractive is NATURE.”
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!!!
The philosopher said:
So your ignoring me rather than state your opinion of [redacted by pp, may 19, 2020]
my opinion is that it’s not ideal
Yes, underrated indeed!
Here’s one of my favorites from her extensive collection of top notch songs
A cynical song if one just listens to the lyrics(poignant too in the era of fake news) but on a personal level it is a bittersweet sobering song about our fallibility, bias and the fact that we are only human.
I love that song! Play it on the jukebox all the time at bars (back when we could go to bars).
Btw, some links you might find interesting:
Well seems interesting but the first guy assumed the death rate to be at 1%, it is nowhere near that high and at this point it is laughable to even consider that so I would respectfully reject any such notion or analysis stemming from it. A tally of ALL studies(even the really iffy ones) conducted around the world puts it at around 0.28% however recently Dr John Ioannidis tried to assess the most reliable studies we currently have and his average is bang on at 0.2%. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.13.20101253v1
However even that is a little suspect given that recently it was discovered that in the States an average of about 25% of CV attributed deaths were bogus(ie suspected CV deaths and not verified meaning the deaths are significantly over-reported). In fact Colorado recently passed a law that meant that deaths had to be verified with tests before they could be attributed to CV and guess what happened, the death rate dropped by 25%.
So if we reduce the death rate by 25% then it goes to 0.15%, exactly the midpoint between the range that has been proposed by many reputable experts(0.1%-0.2%). Whats more this would mean that the actual death tally in the US is not 94k but rather 70k(severy seasonal influenza territory). The world death toll drops to 250k which just so happens to be the upper limit of my original range of 210-250k. That is assuming we can apply this 25% reduction across the entire US and the world. Like I mentioned before, I fear the over-reporting of deaths is higher than that even(30%). This means that as it stands CV has killed less people world wide than the mildest flu season in recent history.
This is shaping out to be quite the scandal, I wonder how some leaders will try to weasel their way out of this one, and I include Trump among them as he also pushed this alarmist nonsense(although one could argue he did so reluctantly and was put in a corner politically). Some have chosen to double down and are verging on extreme authoritarianism, in a few months i expect a political bloodbath, with those choosing to side with the lockdowns the overwhelming losers.
So I would say as a rule of thumb anyone with an analysis that assumes or proposes a death rate higher than 0.5% is simply living in la la land and should be dismissed outright. You might be willing to give those 0.4s a pass if they are basing their studies on some of the harder hit cities like NYC, but of course the whole world is not like NYC, in fact NYC is the extreme exception. 0.3s are worth looking at but the data so far is clear, the death rate is looking more and more to be no greater than 0.2%.
In any case the best collection of studies and data online so far is here:
Clearly this guy is against lockdowns so you might think he is biased but the studies and information he includes is carefully vetted and reliable, worth looking into.
Another thing that is also vitally important to consider that seems to be completely escaping people’s understanding(even with some experts too). So what happens each year is that there is a segment of the population that is particularly vulnerable to these viruses. This percentage tends to stay roughly the same while some people enter this group and others might exit it(better diet, exercise, health monitoring etc). So what occurs each year with “flu-like” viruses is that they are all competing with one another to pick off the weakest within this group. So if the group constitutes 3% of the population then these viruses collectively can kill 5% of them lets say(not sure about the exact figures but i think it is something close to that).
So this idea that we can assume that if the virus has a 0.66% death rate and infects the entire US population it will kill 2.2 million people is utterly moronic. First of all no virus known to man(so far) can infect the entire population of a country. It simply doesn’t work that way especially with respiratory viruses. Most tend to run out of steam once they cross the 30% mark in a given season(upon first introduction) let alone the 60% which is required for herd immunity according to these supposed expert models. Thereafter they tend to taper off after reaching 10%. So 10% infection each season is what you would expect once established, just like the flu.
Secondly these viruses will only kill the weakest among the most vulnerable and that figure is a small fraction of the entire population. So you could have 10 viruses potentially doing the job of what 200 viruses are currently doing and in each case roughly the same number of people would die(between 0.5 – 1.5x the average depending on multiple variables). If one virus doesn’t get to those people in all likelihood another virus will. Of course it gets a little more complicated than that since its possible to be infected by more than one virus at a time and this may compound the severity of the illness and fatality rate(this is how i think young healthy people inexplicably die).
In any case, I think rather than shutting down the whole world to protect a few we should be identifying those few and protecting and isolating them instead. People are applying over simplistic logic and statistics on an incredibly complex topic and this leaves them vulnerable to alarmists fear mongers and opportunists.
Note: that each year every person gets infected on average by 3 flu-like viruses. So these viruses do get around, if not one then its another yet they only manage to kill roughly the same number of people each year(ie the weakest among the most vulnerable). Also note that an otherwise healthy individual can be vulnerable to a particular virus perhaps due to their genetic make-up.
2 million people mostly who wouldnt die this year.
[redacted by pp, may 21, 2020]
In other words there are only so many of these “weakest of the vulnerable” that can die each year(even among old people) whether it’s one coronavirus or ten that are making the rounds. If everyone gets an average of 3 flu-like viruses a year this means that every year roughly speaking the weakest of the weak will unfortunately die from one of them, one way or the other, whether we like it or not, whether it’s the coronavirus or not. Our best bet is herd immunity and life as usual instead of lockdowns distancing and isolation which in the long run will compromise our immune system even further as our bodies forget how to fight off these viruses. This in as much as influenza level viruses are concerned, when we start talking about death rates higher than 0.5% then i suppose its a different story as even the healthy will invariably start to be affected in greater numbers
Kim Jong un concumbine said:
Chlorochina effects on brain…
Pumpkin, how would a 120 math iq kid perform in an honors math class?
Pumpkin, can problems with verbal expression also be linked to bilingualism?
And pumpkin, is the information subtest also underestimated for bilinguals?
The Philosopher said:
Are you some form of advanced spam bot?